Exploding Faces

This was a crazy assignment that just seemed to click in my brain. When a friend was asking how to do it, I didn’t really know, I’d just fluked it. So I went through the process again and tried to understand what was happening step-by-step. Here it is.

13016495_10154708142709908_1536914910_o Draw a square using vanishing points.

13016409_10154708142934908_1491468977_oFollow the vanishing points all the way through the square so there’s ‘handles’ at the ends of each edge.

13016883_10154708143509908_38219634_oDraw an X from each corner of the bottom of the square.

13009930_10154708144404908_549437616_oChoose any place to draw the beginnings of your first plane. Make sure it’s between two handles and heading towards one of your vanishing points.

13009917_10154708145419908_1559423755_oExtend the line til it hits your X. Then direct it toward the other vanishing point. Do this til you’ve gone all the way around.

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Draw vertical lines from the edges of each of these bottom lines til they hit the top handles.

13010213_10154708151239908_625147879_oIf you draw lines between each of these new vertical lines, they should all be heading toward one of the vanishing points (in alignment with their matching bottom line).

13016395_10154708152644908_46793347_oNow you’ve exploded one level of all your side planes.

12986773_10154708153369908_1254706608_oFind the next plane by finding the centre of the rectangle and drawing an X through it. Then draw a new X with lines running from two existing corners, through the centre of the edge and ending where they touch the handles. A line running from these touching points toward a vanishing point will be equidistant with the previous plane.

13016587_10154708154124908_698932352_oRepeat the first process again til you’ve got 3 levels on each side.

12999576_10154708154559908_1017451208_oNow move on to the top and bottom. Start by putting in vertical handles.

12999667_10154708160639908_1550779606_oThe front face of the cube now has an X on it. So I take the front edge of the side panel and continue until the X. Then it’s exactly as the rest.

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