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3-D Modeling and Animation – Table Setting Progress – Project 1 February 12, 2009

Filed under: Project 1 — Kirsten Jones @ 7:04 pm

3-D Modeling and Animation – Project 1 – Sketches and Thumbnails January 28, 2009

Filed under: Project 1 — Kirsten Jones @ 9:33 pm

3-D Modeling and Animation – Cinama 4D Tutorials – Project 1

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3-D Modeling and Animation – Additional Research – Project 1 January 26, 2009

Filed under: Project 1 — Kirsten Jones @ 4:51 am

This is continued research for Project 1. I looked fore more simple examples of individual pieces.


3-D Modeling and Animation – Project 1 – Research January 21, 2009

Filed under: Project 1 — Kirsten Jones @ 6:03 am

 3-D model a table setting.  Examples: Picnic, tavern, etc.



Project 1:

Final Idea – Tea party, Patisserie, Victorian.  I chose to model a tea party setting because I plan on modeling the environment around it by using my Patisserie design and color pallet from earlier in the semester. There were be lots of chocolate browns, light pinks, delicate materials and an antique tea set.

Conceptual Ideas: TV dinner, fast food, Mardi Gras             

Materials:  Porcelein, bone china, sterling silver

Items in a Tea Set: Teapot, teacup, sugar bowl, milk pitcher, kettle, tray

Tea Arrives in England

The first samples of tea reached England between 1652 and 1654, and it became popular enough to replace ale as England’s national drink. As in Holland, it was the nobility that gave tea its stamp of approval. Both King Charles ll and his wife, the Portuguese Infanta Catherine de Braganza were both tea drinkers. And, although tea prices were kept fairly high, tea mania swept through England just as it had the other countries.

As a matter of fact, prior to the introduction of tea into Britain, breakfast and dinner were the two meals that were commonly served. But it didn’t take long before Anna, the Duchess of Bedford, adopted the European tea service format and invited friends to join her in an afternoon meal.  The menu centered around small cakes, sandwiches, assorted sweets and, of course, tea. This practice proved so popular that soon she was sending friends notes that invited them to her London home for Tea Time and a walk in the fields. Likewise, this idea was copied by other hostesses and serving tea became a common thread for almost all families in England. Tea was made in a heated silver pot and brought to the guests and was served in the finest porcelain from China. The food, which almost always included most desired crumpets, wafer thin crust less sandwiches and shrimp and fish pates, was also served on the fine china.  The tradition became most pleasant!

At this time, two types of tea services emerged, which are called High and Low. Low Tea was served in the homes of wealthy aristocrats and consisted of simple gourmet tidbits rather than regular meals. At these teas, the emphasis was on the presentation and conversation. For the middle and lower classes, High Tea was considered the main meal of the day and featured meats, vegetables and, naturally, tea.