So I don’t know if you saw my post last week with the new space helmet theme, but i hated it. It just didn’t turn out the way I had hoped. Sometimes that happens and when it does you move on. So I did. I decided to do something that made a bit more sense for me. The cool thing about this one is I used Modo and a skeleton rig I built inside Turbo to pose him. He’s a bit tessellated but for my first test run at rigging up a posable character I can’t complain. I liked it so much in-fact that I made you (and mostly me) an iPhone background so you can take it with you. Click on the image below to get a full-size download. (for those of you not on iPhone (BLL) send me your resolution and I’ll send you one).

Yeah I dont know…. For some reason I thought I should put Turbo in a space helmet. I don’t think I really like it but I did it anyway. I’ll try to come up with a better idea sooner than later.

You know what is way better than my Turbo in space graphic? This fat old pug going up stairs. Enjoy!!!!!!!

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Alright so I tried another animation this weekend. This time I used the dynamics built into modo. What does that mean? Well so I animated Turbo turning and putting his arms up but the rest of it was built by the computer using real physics. As you can see in the picture below I placed the balls in the air above a ramp that bounced them into Turbo. Once that is set up and turned on you run the simulation and you have a nice dynamic randomized set of actions. Without having to animate by hand each ball individually.Really amazing.
I need to figure out how to get a bit better render quality because things should be sharper. I need to start putting things together in After Effects. Cough cough help!

I don’t know if any of you have been following the turbo cast tab here on the site but Jon has been making consistent progress. Turns out all that hard work payed off and now he’s in full Turbo production. Check out the pic below of the first of many urethane Turbos. The entire staff thanks Jon for his meticulous attention to detail and we can’t wait to see them. Also as promised all of you that sent in designs for the stickNtweet program will be receiving your very own Turbo just as soon as we can get them out to you. No Turbo is not standing on a tree stump. Thats where the material is poured in. Jon assures me that will be removed be for we send these out to you.
Also don’t for get to rsvp for the Short Shorts party this Saturday, July 23! Click here it get on the invite.

So this is certainly worth a mention. One of dport7’s most frequent contributors “The Jew” has gone the extra dport7 mile. Jon asked me a month or so ago to send him the 3D print of Turbo because he was interested in trying to cast him. Begrudgingly I places turbo in the mail to D.C. and Jon started on a casting journey to bring a 3 dimensional Turbo into your home. In true internet fashion he started a tumblr blog to help document the process. A few weeks ago I did a simple tumblr embed of his site right here on dport7. You can see his most recent 10 entries by clicking on TURBO CASTING in the menu. You can see the entire site by clicking here. Check it out it’s going pretty well.