Friday, April 12, 2013

How to make a sci-fi film for $40,000

Wired Design interviewed Otto Stockmeier the day after he and Derek Van Gorder released their science fiction short film, C (299,792 km/s). Stockmeier discusses how their movie was made with limited resources, raising money on Kickstarter and using basic film making tools available to most everyone. 

Rhino was used for the modeling. When modeler Charles Adams came on board to build the spaceship, he started with the 3D Sketchup model used for the Kickstarter campaign. He rebuild it in Rhino, refined it and added more details. More important to the filmmakers was that with the Rhino model Charles was able to break the model down into pieces for a base kit of laser cut parts, generating accurate shapes for laser printing. 

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