Melissa K Fontanini aka MissyKat

is a Digital Artist with degrees from OSU and USC. She's currently working as a freelance 3D Generalist - Artist, Animator, Instructor - as well as focusing on her own tangible art

Friday, January 18, 2013

Augmented Staples Center

I worked on a project creating an augmented reality version of the Staples Center where the roof was removable and you could peer inside to see a King's hockey game, a Lakers basketball game, or a concert (as well as the respectable locker rooms).  I animated the basketball scene and modeled the Jumbotron scoreboard.  I also modeled and textured each locker room.  This application was only viewable at the Staples Center, using a scaled model of the building as the tracker/activation of the app.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

My Work for an AMD Racing Game

I textured and animated the driver and jet bike used in this racing game that implements augmented reality.  Show your tablet to the coffee table tracker and activate a racing game.  Shown at CES 2013

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Breaking Through Walls

For an event for Google, we created 3D walls that (that tracked over top of the actual walls of the space), when tapped on the device, would be broken down by a wrecking ball, a taxi cab, or an "Android of Liberty" character revealing the exterior skyline.  I animated the wrecking ball and the taxi cab.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Comic Book Brought to LIfe

Comic book brought to life - H8 - Load

I was given an image of a character named Load.  From that I modeled, textured, rigged and animated her (The model was worked on by me and one other person, bouncing between the both of us, so I don't take all the credit).  Load is a character from a comic book who has a super powerful fart.  She screams when she doesn't hear music, so you tap on her head which activates the song.  She begins dancing and when you tap on her again, she releases her powerfully resounding fart.

Project from September 2011