Already halfway through the semester! Our meeting on Monday morning mainly focused on adjusting foot and leg placement.
Our major problem with the leg and foot is that: the feet team made their foot before the leg team finish their work. The final angle of foot was unexpected due to the connection between the two. If the foot remained as planned, the thigh would be too high; and if the leg remained as planned, the foot would land on the ground with the whole sole, instead of toes as in real life.
We spent a lot of time together to figure out which part was off and the way to adjust it. Finally, Chun suggested the feet team to just trim part of their model and move the connection with the rod to the leg little bit forward.
Accomplishments and goals:
- Attaching from tail to performer’s arms to control tail movement
- Replacing the tail parts with black materials to fit in the rest of the raptor
- Cutting and fitting other 2 harnesses
- Starting to cut materials
- Scaling down the leg to fit the harness
- Finishing 2D design
- Limiting the movability of thigh, and performer’s control over the leg
- Coordinating with feet team for better attachments between leg and foot
- Finishing 3D design with more rods build in between
- Carving foot out of foam
- Finishing better attachment to performer’s leg & foot
- Cooperating with leg team to come up with better connection between leg and foot
- Exploring claws for feet
- Figuring out better connection between glove and raptor hand
- Changing the design lines to fit into the whole raptor structure aesthetically
- Getting the hand painted!
- Replacing some pieces with thicker material to make it look “strong”
- Scaling up the hand a little
- Measuring the correct length of the springs for ordering
- Making the hand to a triangular shape
- Developing a better transition from head to the body
- Making skins “tube” for raptor’s finger!
- Figuring out better connection, maybe making the tube a little shorter
- Putting a thin layer of foam to the hand
- Figuring out skin attachment around the knee joints
- Making & programming LED lights for the 3rd raptor