Let It Be Music Box

Technologies: Modeled, textured and animated in Autodesk Maya. Rendered using Mental Ray.

This was my first 3D modeling project at Penn. The subject was “Machine”, and I wanted to go with something simple yet unique. That’s why I decided to model a music box I have in my room (I love The Beatles). ┬áIt seemed simple at first, yet quickly I saw that there were a lot of small parts that I had to model if I wanted it to look realistic. I added the animation about a year later when I went back to fix some little mistakes with the model. I also added a displacement map to get the little bumps on the cylinder. Looking back, I think the renderings could have turned out better, yet it was a very exciting and challenging first project for me.

If you want to see the animation, make sure you check out my Demo Reel!