Syringe you happy to see me?

My 3D instructor gave us a tutorial to model and texture a syringe. Here’s mine. Does it look real?

modeled and textured syringe

Ahh! it's gonna get me!

It’s funny because in this class we spend hours and hours in front of a computer, tweaking vertices and edges, lighting and various materials, only to create something that already exists! Plus, you can’t even use this syringe to draw real blood. haha. But of course there are obvious uses to model objects like this. It can be used in a commercial for syringes! It can be used as a prop in a virtual world like Second Life. Or, it can just be a way to learn how to model in 3D, which is what I use it for. Anyway, I’m getting the hang of this modeling thing.

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About Claire Shapleigh, Biomedical Visualization

Hi, my name is Claire and I'm in my second year of the Biomedical Visualization MS program at UIC. It's a combination of art and science, and it's pretty fun. So far I've dissected a human body and learned how to draw in 2D using a computer AND my hand, and I'm about to learn how to 3D model. Holler at me if you have any questions about the program!

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2 Responses to Syringe you happy to see me?

  1. fang28 says:

    Claire, that looks so awesome! Very real. What program do you use? Have you heard of Zbrush? I learned it senior year in high school and the work you can do on that is insanely awesome. I bet you'd produce some great work. Check it out!

  2. Claire S says:

    Millie- thanks so much! Wow sometimes I don't see these comments until weeks after I post :) Anyway, thanks for the tip about z-brush! We do have the option to learn it in our program, but I haven't yet. I'd like to learn it at some point, for sure. We learn Mudbox instead, but the prof might transition over to z-brush because it just came out with a new, awesome version that blows away any other 3D sculpting program. Anyway, thanks for the compliment and the tip!