Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Close Up


The image above shows the level of refinement and detail that our virtual Lincoln 3D model has attained. We are happy to report that we have just finished the first animated video clip of Abraham Lincoln using this model and we are very excited about the results. We are now starting work on a second video animation which will soon join our growing library.




Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Camera Rotation

Below is a 36 degree camera rotation of the Lincoln geometry.

video

Monday, July 21, 2008

Welcome

Welcome to any newcomers to our blog who have arrived by virtue of Diane Heilenman's piece. I am still slightly crossed eyed from reading the article and having a hard time understanding exactly what her objection is to our exercising our artistic freedom to create portraiture of our 16th president. Ms. Heilenman states that we have "misplaced truth in history and missed the line between history and art". What we actually did is simpler than that. We made some pictures of Abraham Lincoln! We made them the best we could and as believable as we could. We did them with the most sincere affection for our fallen president and made no claim that they were historical artifacts from the 19th century. We would not claim that because we are proud of the work and put a great deal of effort into it.
Ms. Heilenman has no problem with Marcel Duchamp drawing a moustache on the Mona Lisa. To her, that is funny. To her, that is art. We could have drawn a moustache on a Matthew Brady photograph of Lincoln. Would that still be funny? Would that magically turn it into art? The famous portrait of Washington crossing the Delaware should never have been created? What is the difference? Oh, I get it: it looks like a painting and ours looks like a photograph! So paintings should look like paintings and photographs should look like photographs. Bring out the handcuffs. We are now to be reenslaved, 150 years after the Emancipation Proclamation.
Enough of jousting. I hope you like the pictures we are creating of Abraham Lincoln. They are meant to show Lincoln in human situations for which there are no other extant depictions, e.g. Lincoln at table, Lincoln descending a staircase, Lincoln mourning a child. We are not illustrating history, but common human experience which unites people of today with our historical heroes.

Monday, March 31, 2008

Abraham Lincoln 3D model


On this post we show our first full color original photo realistic depictions of Abraham Lincoln's face. These computer generated images are the result of our research into Lincoln's facial structure based on photographs and castings from his own time. We are currently engaged in producing video animations of this model, and we will post them when completed. Please take a minute to look into the eyes of this most popular of American presidents. We hope that behind those eyes we have captured the person of Mr. Lincoln and that our viewer will appreciate our efforts to do so.