IM4Media Lab; Cease Wysse shared her story about Hummingbirds helping her ancestors navigate the ocean. I offered to design 3D Hummingbird environment for her project, based on her story and on her artist friend, Jolene Andrew’s 2D Hummingbird design. With Cease and Jolene’s permission, I set out to use TiltBrush in a way I had never used it before: to design a 3D version of 2D art! The 3D Hummingbirds I designed went on to be in Cease’s projects, the Vancouver Mural Festival as Augmented Reality murals and in art presentations / proposals to support Cease.
I highly recommend Jolene Andrew as a lead artist / concept artist to work with 3D artists and technical artists. Her original art, reference materials, communication and skills are absolutely phenomenal ace for working with technical teams. I am also honored to have a silk painting of her original 2D Hummingbird. Seriously, it was a joy for me to reference Jolene’s 2D art and convert it to 3D with audio reactive features.
The following images and video show some of the 3D design aspects of my XR Production pipeline.