Having begun to explore the software of 3DS Max last week with the rolling pin, I now have started to work on the wok idea that I attached earlier this week. So to recap, the story revolves around a lost romantic love that started on a climbing expedition in the himalayas. The lost love object is a wok that instead of being a treasured object in the case of other stories was actually taken as a result of the relationship ending. Having thought about the object as the signifier, I felt that the object I first invisaged didn’t capture the story as I had wanted it to be captured.
Having used the 3D software last week and realised it’s capabilities I wanted to try creating a ‘wok’ shape like a mountain range and then print it. I looked at some tutorials online as to how to create peaks or mountain ranges
I thought about how I could tie the object of the wok in with the climbing expedition and so I sourced pictures of the Himalayan mountains from the internet and adapted them into a circular image with a black border. I found out that when using the displacement mapping feature white areas will become more distorted then on a scale to black get less so. Converting images to black and white allowed me to experiment with the different shapes. I want to try and create a wok shape, but with mountains growing out the bottom. I am currently experimenting with gradient colour to see if I can create the perfect colours for a ‘wok shape with mountains’. Always the starting point has to be the Himalayas! I will speak to my participant to see if they have a picture of the mountain themselves to add that bit more depth.