Douglas Coupland’s ‘Digital Orca’, voxelated with Sproxel
The SIGGRAPH conference was in Vancouver, British Columbia this year. Both the city and the weather were beautiful, so it made for a great week.
A rather apropos sculpture named the Digital Orca by Douglas Coupland greeted convention goers just outside the center. Some people refer to this as the “pixelized killer whale” but since you’re on this page, you probably know it’s not made of pixels, it’s made of voxels! This seemed like just the job for Sproxel. I took a few dozen reference photos before I headed back to the Bay Area, and after spending a couple hours with the results and Sproxel v0.4, I created what I believe to be a complete model of the Digital Orca.
More info on the tool, and the actual file for this piece, can be found here