Rod Maxwell is a bit of a Renaissance man, and the more we talked the more you can see how wearing many hats has informed his approach. Of late, Rod has become known for his fusion of digital techniques with practical outcomes.
Looking at his Instagram, you can see trailblazing work with 3D printed moulds, scanning lifecasts and moulds and using that data to create things impossible to do any other way. Overlaying lifecasts done years apart to animate the changes in features displaying the effects of aging? Yes please!
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Rod created a short movie, The Wishing Well, in which he created and wore 26 makeups to play the various characters…all self applied. Check it out on Amazon Prime and see this behind the scenes video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PYJmW3KYtTw
Rod mentions the composer that took care of the music, Roger Bellon: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0069197/
He was on Syfy’s Face Off season 3, which he took as an opportunity to take full advantage of the opportunity to make something with an amazing facility at his disposal.
He created an app to help artists improve their colour theory skills, called Flesh Master. There is also a corresponding Skin Illustrator ‘Rescue On Set’ palette to then use those techniques to correct appliance colours to better match skin.
Taking it all in, it’s a great insight into the work that goes into acquiring the skills and experience which make an accomplished person. We think you’ll get a kick out of this one.
Check out Rods Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rodmaxwell/
It is a curious thing that there is much ground being made in capturing three dimensions with scanners to digitally reproduce, modify and output physically with printers and CNC machining. All that however becomes far more useful when people know how to then handle and use the data which is acquired.
Rod is doing good work finding ways to create fun and useful examples of projects which utilise newer technology, and demonstrating
Scanners are getting better and coming down in price all the time. Whatever the tipping point is, a discount is always handy. Rod has a current discount code for the new Creaform peel 2-S 3D scanner. The code is SCREAMINGIMAGES – check out the scanner here: https://peel-3d.com/products/3d-scanner-peel-2-s?v
Eduheads – realistic fake heads for practising makeup: https://www.neillsmaterials.co.uk/product/anatomically-correct-training-heads/
Disney behind the scenes clip:
If you know nothing about 3D printing then this is a handy video:
What is 3d Printing? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGajFRaS834
The 3D Scan Store: https://www.3dscanstore.com/
Trnio scanning app: https://www.trnio.com/
Capturing Reality photogrammetry: https://www.capturingreality.com/
Rods self-produced movie The Wishing Well on Amazon Prime:
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