THE SUN: 3D WORK

The Las Vegas Massacre

An awful attack on crowds at a gig in Las Vegas. 64-year-old, Stephen Paddock, rained down on people from The Mandalay Bay Hotel with an arsenal of automatic weapons.

Using Google Earth I managed to get images of the scene and then used Cinema 4D to replicate the gunman's view of the crowd.

The Hatton Garden Heist

The Hatton Garden Heist was a famous Jewelery robbery in which £200m was stolen.

These are the kind of breaking-news graphics which are great to be a part of.

I liaised with reporters at the scene and used the news desk to collect as much information as possible to create an accurate reconstruction of the event within hours of the robbery taking place.

The information on live graphics can change at a moments notice so using 3D software is vital in adapting artwork as it can be altered much easier than vector artwork.

The Dambusters

This infographic was created to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the daring attacks on key German dams during World War II.

There was so much great information available, so the key to making this graphic work was to not over complicate a very complex event.

A large part of my job is understanding complicated information, prioritising it then displaying it in an engaging way - too much information can intimidate users.

Cryogenic Freezing

Cryogenic freezing became a popular topic after a 14-year-old girl with terminal cancer won a court case to freeze herself once she had died, so that she could be brought back to life once the technology became available in the future.

It was great story but it needed a visual aid to bring tedious technical information to life. Another example of a graphic done within a few hours for multiple platforms.

The Flying Car

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's a 3D infographic!

This is an example of my modeling skills and the power of using Cinema 4D in creating fantastic 3D visuals. Sure, not the most complicated infographic but with limited assets and time, this is an example of bringing written information and schematic drawings to life in a short time period.

The Mars Lander

Using a combination of 3D and vector artwork, this infographic was done in a few hours for the print edition, then adapted to suit tablet and mobile platforms. There was a tight deadline - so research, communication and planning were key in creating a clean design from complex information. The graphic was a success unlike the actual mission itself - unfortunately the module crash landed.

Protector Drone

Military hardware graphics need to be as accurate as possible as the information you can gather is usually direct from the source and therefore very trustworthy - not to mention the tech geeks who will destroy you if you get a decimal out of place.  A very simple graphic showing the next generation of military drones.

This illustrates the difference 3D technology makes in the final piece of artwork compared to something created in, say, Adobe Illustrator.

tony mccabe

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