I, Robot – Sonny
Back in 2003, I was fortunate to work on the visual development of Sonny for the film – I, Robot at Patrick Tatopoulos Studios. Working under Patrick’s direction, my main task was to develop the look of Sonny so we could build a life-sized lighting model to aide in accurate CG model lighting. Below are various shots of my CG development work for the film.
And yes, Sonny is my likeness.
Modeled in Lightwave and Maya
Full size physical prop
Dan Platt on April 26th 2008 in I Robot, Organic modeling
This is a Princess Leia sculpture that I created for Hasbro around 2000. Modeled in an industrial toy wax, this sculpture actually comes apart in 9 pieces, cleverly hidden by natural costume breaks. I’ve always loved the lines of this piece. Click on any of the images to see a larger version.
Height: 5 1/2″ tall
Dan Platt on April 26th 2008 in Leia, Toy Sculpture
Medicus is an icon that I created for Merck as a modern day Caduceus – the snakes were replaced with the double helix of DNA and Mercury, the medicinal seeker. This model also represents my first voyage into digital modeling.
Modeled in Lightwave 3D – 2000
Rendered in Lightwave and Electric Image
Dan Platt on April 26th 2008 in ICONS, Medicus, Organic modeling
Star Wars Trilogy Movie Poster
These images are RARE. In 1996 I lucked into the dream job of a lifetime and was the sculptor chosen to create a large, poster size, relief to represent the first three released Star Wars films: Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi.
Like all of my images, these are copyrighted and not permitted for any other use.
27″ x 40″ – Resin
and the detail shot…
Dan Platt on April 26th 2008 in ICONS, Star Wars Trilogy Poster
Digital Hero Award
Here’s a 15″ tall sculpture that I designed and manufactured for the European 3D Festival. Clicking the image will bring up a much larger shot.
Dan Platt on April 26th 2008 in Digital Hero Award, ICONS
The Jersey Devil
For anyone growing up in New Jersey, it would be impossible NOT to know about this legendary creature. And living on the edge of the dense Pine Barrens where “it” supposedly lived… made taking the garbage out at night an interesting experience. Not like it had any impact on me…
Sculpted in Supersculpey – on and off for about 10 days in 1987
Dan Platt on April 26th 2008 in Jersey Devil, Maquettes