04_Andre Gernergetty model1

Andre Gerner   next        Spring 2011 index     156A
Assignment 1  Getty

For my project, I recreated the stainless steel 3D visitor’s map of the Getty Center. Once I was finished modeling, I created a physics simulation in which the model was hoisted into the air, rotated so it pointed towards the ground, and then dropped to crumble upon impact with the ground. In this simulation, liberties were taken with the material properties of the model as a stainless steel model dropped on the ground would simply bounce once or twice, but otherwise remain rigid and intact. Instead, I chose to model the various buildings as individual components and give them the consistency of thin aluminum rather than solid steel.