Here is your mission, should you choose to accept it!
Take the supplied triangulated mesh and create a Sci-Fi character that accurately reflects the geometry of his face, but adds a high tech vision component to the missing left eye!
This challenge started as the result of a single sniper bullet removing the corner of his left eye, along with the eye itself, in Iraq. We spoke of what we could do to create something visually cool, like 7 of 9, or an implanted night vision scope. The soldier is excited about seeing what can be done, and will be involved in the selection of a winner. It will also help me convince others of the value of "Art & Entertainment" software, in dealing with real medical issues.
The winner of the challenge will have his model printed on a ZCorp printer, and entered into the Additive Manufactured Art contest to be held at the RAPID manufacturing conference in Atlanta, GA in May, 2012. The winner will also receive a full size copy of the artwork, as well as one to the soldier.
Here is an opportunity to utilize the skills for creating "printable" art, and get your art seen at a major conference!
Rules are simple: maintain the current physical life size; X-ray, telescopic, night vision - your call. Bust, head, or full body of your own design, but preferably no horror stories. Completed art should be printable. If you have problems with that, there are instructions on both the modo and ZBrush sites for creating printable art. I will be more than happy to respond to any questions or comments (that are not political in origin).
This mesh started in a CT scanner, was segmented using Mimics (Materialise), cleaned up and decimated in Magics (Materialise), converted from .stl to .obj in MeshLab, and a little cleanup and smoothing was done using ZBrush and modo. His left ear is bent forward because of the head and neck restraint in the scanner, so both ears should be straightened a little bit.
Send me an email at 3DArtChallenge@gmail.com for the mesh download instructions, and get started!