Evolving journalism through augmented reality
The Metro ARchive is an immersive AR experience that enables users to view historic NYC streets as they were centuries ago. It was developed for the NYC Media Lab in collaboration with the New York Times Research & Development team. For more info, please visit the Metro ARchive webpage
3D CHARACTER MODELING (2020)
Character Modeling of Rango
During this project, I worked with organic forms across ZBrush and Maya to create a character model with clean topology, realistic textures, and multiple subdivision levels for both low and high poly applications. I plan to try animating this character in 2021 when I take the 3D Animation course at NYU.
3D PROP MODELING (2020)
Low Poly Maya Modeling of Leica M3 Camera
As someone who holds photography close to my heart, I chose to recreate something in 3D that I spend a lot of time with: my grandfather's 1952 Leica M3 camera. I focused on keeping clean topology and creating authentic textures and imperfections to achieve photorealism.
Creating a social media platform for sharing running and cycling trails
As an avid cyclist, I often find myself struggling to find new routes to try out in NYC. I usually rely on recommendations from friends and things I see here and there online. To make route-finding easier for all, I created a website where you can document and share your favorite trails for those nearby to try out. It integrates with the Strava API and runs on ReactJS and Google Firebase.
Experimenting with ReactJS and REST APIs to create an informative dashboard
2020 is, undoubtedly, a rather unusual year. As a result, it seems that our usual weather-based forecasts are somewhat outdated - there's a whole new set of data that influences our decision to stay at home or go outside. To familiarize myself with ReactJS and REST, I used the Ambee Fire API, New York Times COVID Dataset, and Google Maps to generate a uniquely "2020" themed forecast.
C O N C E P T
A E R O D Y N A M I C S
The design and production of systems and structures that are modeled on biological entities and processes.
CyberBird's aerodynamic profile models that of the lightning-fast Peregrine Falcon. Using counter rotating gears, its wings can tuck for drag-reduction, and expand for lift.
CyberBird is a biologically-inspired solution to address time-critical medical deliveries.
With the folding wings of a Peregrine Falcon, the V-shaped flying formation of Canadian Geese, and the dive bombing trajectory of a Bald Eagle, this prototype drone is designed to deliver medical supplies to emergencies.
R E T R I E V A L
100 percent runtime,
Solar-paneled wings provide CyberBird the energy necessary to function without the need for a snack break.
0 percent downtime.
Mimicking the trajectory of a bald eagle, CyberBird dives to retrieve packages using a mechanical claw, all without ever touching the ground.
P R O T O T Y P E
Designed to last
and built to outlast.
The prototype was designed using a variety of industry-standard software and practices. It was formed under the heat of a laser cutter and in the cold of a water jet cutter.
Faces assembled to a cutting template in Adobe Illustrator
Aluminum sheet is cut into template on water jet cutter
Folding wing mechanism designed in Adobe Illustrator
Foam core material is laser cut and assembled in three layers
Final component drafted in Autodesk Fusion 360
Sheet metal is folded and adhered to wing mechanism
D E M O V I D E O
e.motion is an impressionistic software mirror that paints your face according to your facial expression.