Continuing with my James Bond themed models I jumped ahead to the ninth movie in the franchise to try out, which is widely considered the best movie car stunt of all time. The barrel roll jump.
There were two options; animate it frame by frame (boring!) or use Blenders amazing physics engine. Not one for backing away from a challenge I decided to put my high school physics qualifications to use and “do it for real”.
My first point of call was to go back and watch the incredible scene from “The Man With The Golden Gun”
Wow! My initial thought was, “Am I biting off more than I can chew?” but, I quickly shrugged off the doubt and tried it anyway.
Luckily there is plenty of reference material on the net and I found some the original computer modeled scenarios, the first in the world I believe. CGI! Finally something I could connect with.
Time to model the Car, the AMC Hornet X driven by Bond in the movie. Please don’t judge me on the modelling, my main concern was the physics, less is more on the modeling part was my thinking.
Saying that I think I went a wee bit overboard with the interior, especially with a pretty low poly model.
High school physics aside I found the best method was trial and error and I spent a few hours tweaking until I got it right, anyway, here’s the final result;
Fan art – All copyrights belong to Eon productions.