For our final 3D project, Prof Peter, you overestimated us!!!
It was so hard I feel myself crying everytime I see the product…
Firstly, we were told to each pick a film/book/story and present it to class
And I chose Charlie and the Chocolate Factory!
I presented on a specific scene called “Up and Out”
I chose this scene, as it shows Charlie, being the last kid standing for the tour in Wonka’s Chocolate Factory, and them flying up and out of the factory, and viewing the rest of the spoil kids coming out from the factory, looking wrecked.
Well.. we presented this without knowing what our next project was.
And after presenting, Prof Peter gave us our project brief and we all died.
We had to come up with a Rube Goldberg machine that links to the story we’ve chosen…
And so.. here’s my progress
Initially, I wanted to add tons of elements and happenings – to show what happened to each of the 4 kids. But.. it was just too tough
It’s hard making one thing work.. how to make a few more?!
Here’s my final!
There was tons of difficulties I faced during the project.
My initial plan was tweaked from my actual as some things couldn’t work.
- My Up & Out Pulley
The pulley initial didn’t work, and kept flying out of where it’s supposed to be stationed, resulting in the ball bearing to drop out before it reaches the top!
2. Balloon bursting
Having the balloon bursting was the toughest step. Most of the time, the force of the ball bearing wasn’t strong enough to burst the balloon, and no matter what angle I tried to change, it was still difficult.
Out of the 20 times I tried, only 1 worked (and it was during presentation)
3. Ball bearings kept flying out!!
While the ball bearings are moving past the ramp, there were moments it kept flying and bouncing out of where it was supposed to be, due to the force, and angle!
4. Pulley of revealing the golden ticket
I initially used a string to release the ticket, but the string didn’t work.
And then, I tried using a clip, with the top clip lightly holding on to it, to ease the job of the ball bearing that’s supposed to make the pulley work.
The success rate of making everything work in one try was 0%.
Up till the presentation itself! IT WORKED FOR THE FIRST TIME
But very sadly, no one managed to video it down (cries)
I only have videos of having one work but the other didn’t, or me having to manually push it.
The reason for having this set up was to show the journey of the Charlie and the other kids! It first starts off with the ball bearing moving up and out (in relation to the scene)
Next, the ball bearing has ramps that shows the journey of the kids!
The ramps are coloured according to what the kids that went for the tour were wearing. On its journey down, the ball bearing will hit another ball bearing, which goes in another direction, and it bursts a balloon.
The balloon bursting action signifies how the other spoilt kids went the Chocolate Factory, all spoilt and stuck up, and thinking that they might inherit the whole factory, while in fact, they got taught their lesson, and left in despair. The balloon bursting shows how their little bubble has burst, and there’s no way they can inherit the factory!
And on the other hand, the other ball bearing moves off in another direction, and drops into a “bucket”, which acts as a pulley system, and it releases a Willy Wonka Golden Ticket.
The release of the golden ticket shows how all these started, as the kids, including Charlie, won the ticket to the tour!
And with only having one ball bearing in the bucket, represents Charlie, for being a good boy, and not spoilt as the rest, leading him to inherit the factory!
With that, this is the end of Foundation 3D!