Art Spotlight: Marvel Superheroes Chess

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In Art Spotlight, we invite Sketchfab artists to talk about one of their designs.

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Hello Sketchfab community! We would like to introduce you a few works by Studio Dan Art Project. Our work builds on 15 years of experience in concept creation, project creation and graphics in the fields of Architecture, Interior design, and Toy design.

We collaborate with architectural firms offering 3D modelling and rendering services, and with manufacturers and publishing houses for the development of entertainment products, collectibles and flowpack packaging.

We have a traditional art education, based on painting techniques, illustration, architecture and design. Our projects are mostly created and illustrated using 3D modelling techniques, mainly with tools such as 3D Studio Max and ZBrush for sculpting, as in the Official Hobbit Figurine Collection for Eaglemoss.

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Thanks to Sketchfab, you can take a glance at our collectible chess creative project, which draws inspiration from Marvel characters made for DeAgostini.
After the initial concept phase, we developed a 3D model for the chessboard based on the idea that it should represent an imaginary city that lights up at night, where the superheroes fight.

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We subsequently worked on a number of versions, until we came up with the final model.
The following step was the creation of the chesspieces, designing the bases and postures of each Marvel character.

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The use of quick prototyping during this stage helped us in the discussion with our client to identify the characteristics and proportions of the finished product.

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We finally sent the .stl file to production, where the casts and the final models where produced for distribution.

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It was a long process that often required discussing and reviewing details with the client and meeting both production and market needs. The final product is the result of a joint effort by the team that took part in the creation of a quality entertainment game.

Marvel Superheroes Chess
by Studio Dan Art Project
on Sketchfab

The 3D view made possible by Sketchfab is a great opportunity to improve communication within the project team. Thanks!

Thanks Fabio!

See more of Studio Dan’s excellent work here on Sketchfab and on the company’s website. They also keep a portfolio on Behance.

– Bart

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About the author

Bart Veldhuizen

Head of Community at Sketchfab. 3D Scanning enthusiast and Blenderhead. Running BlenderNation in my spare time.


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