I thought it would be fun to recreate an inanimate childhood toy and make it well, animated. So here's Optimus Prime, the transformer. He starts out as a tractor trailer and then transforms into his robot form.
|The animation of the good old leader of the autobots took some
time. Each piece was modeled as a separate object so that he could transform when
I was originally inspired to create this, while I was teaching Web Publishing. A student made an animated GIF of the old RatBat transformer using a simply multiple layers in Photoshop.
|Here we've got a representation of a Vandyke brown print that I made of Optimus Prime here. It's a high res rendering output to an image setter in black and white. Then I took the negative and printed it on hand coated cotton paper using a light box for the exposure.|