ELF 3000

Toward the end of each year I attempt to create a unique holiday card that Angela and I give to family and friends. After creating several personal projects centered around 3D modeling, rather than hand-drawing a card I decided to challenge myself to create a fully 3D artwork instead. This one's got a little of everything - organic sculpting, mechanical modeling, simulated hair, dynamics for the toy pile and packing peanuts; an all-in-all enjoyable work to create.

The Santa Model

The Scene

The Toy

Equal parts baby, train, duck, car, and boat.

The Instructions

Taken from Chinese and Japanese Transformers toy instructions.