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Creation of an exact anatomical model of an octopus in 3D
Allowing me to choose an beast of my own choosing, one was an octopus. where I asked if they had entire squids. It turned out that octopus are by-catch and are auctioned about every two week. They are always excluded, so I had to specifically order a squid.
When I returned home, I started looking for fisheries businesses that promoted squids on their website. Cuttlefish were packaged in a polystyrene container with an ice bag on top. But as far as I could see, they were sufficiently refreshing and full.
To have two kraken in one pit is quite a mystery because you can't see where one ends and the other begins. Octopus on a chopping block, with the styrofoam cover as canister. Preparing an octopus in my cooking seems a little cruel, but octopus are regarded as nourishment and my cooking has very good illumination so I could see everything clearly.
So I started with the outside so I could make a credible squid. A siphon is a kind of floating disk hopper in the center of the octopus and is attached to ribbons. Although the octopus was deceased, the back of his body showed a nice design of different coloured spots. Looking up the "octopus anatomy", one finds above all very diagrammatic representations of the inner organ.
Unfortunately, they do not do right by the octopus shape, because what I saw was a work of art: a neat, densely wrapped bunch of clearly distinct parts with a great symmetry in them. The octopus was almost a shame to take it apart, but I did it naturally and took pictures of everything from different perspectives as a point of view for the 3D models I was going to build.
Though I knew I couldn't sculpt every little detail of the octopus, I tried to be as exhaustive as possible. The only parts of an octopus that have a certain stiffness, I noted, are the brain, the bill, the ducal pulp (part of the alimentary system) and a large glands in the human system that acts as a livers.
Squids have four different glandular salivaries. And the great octopus I began with turned out to be masculine. The smaller one I did not make, because the preparation took several long periods, and the odour of a deceased octopus is only tolerable for a while. ZBrush. I made the squid with ZBrush.
The ZBrush is a sound software that is typical for using with traditional sound systems. I had already made a ZBrush octopus pattern before I did the preparation, but it turned out not to suit my use. I wanted the A3 format version to be produced in vertical format so that I had some room to work.
Imagine the spreading as a windshield on which the octopus on the other side was glued, so that the observer could see his bill and his suction cups. Of course, the octopus would try to get around the jar so that the branches would come straight to you and drip with it. Since I could not motivate an animated pet at that point, the modell had to be positioned properly from the beginning.
In ZBrush the footsteps to create the external anomaly of the octopus. Squid' s first phase: sticking to the jar. The Sketchfab style is activated by clicking the middle symbol and dragging it with the mouse to turn it. The ZBrush has several ways to get started. Zspheres, expandable balls that could readily be turned into a coarse pattern, were used.
Placing the balls as close as possible to my imaginary pattern, I skin it and began to shape the pattern. Shapes in ZBrush are essentially sculptural, similar to genuine sound sculpture. Suction cups on the extremities were the most tricky, and since I began with an existing one, I made each limb separately instead of creating them in symmetrical fashion.
I took a few and a half hours to finish, but now, a year later, I have a workaround. As the details increased, I began to walk back and forth between ZBrush and Sculptris. By a certain point the scale became too large to continue working in Sculptris. Work on octopus at Sculptris.
When I was happy with the overall design, I structured it. Mainly I used the photos I took of the sectioned octopus, but I made the modell much more dark than the octopus. In Zbrush you can draw your own Zbrush patterns and add your own texts, which is great. When I do this again, I would do it differently, especially when it comes to the bowel.
When I finished the external part of the body I began to work on them and that created some difficulties. While an octopus is very versatile, some parts are less versatile than others. So, when I began to build the casings into the external anatomical cast, which was already very detailled and decorated, some parts didn't work.
Because the intestine was so nice, I had to alter the external anomaly, especially the location of the bill. Using several renderings of the octopus to get pictures of each part of the octopus body, making customizations as needed, I went on to Photoshop. There is a special make-up coating in my book that I use for drops of running oil, so I used it for the arm to give it a moist effect.
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