3D Chakra: A New Modern Rendition of an Age-Old Concept
Gollakota, Vishnu V.
Savannah, Georgia: Savannah College of Art and Design
Thesis (M.F.A.) -- Visual Effects
Savannah College of Art and Design -- Department of Visual Effects
Includes bibliographical references: pages 85-86
"The aim of this thesis is to bring forth new visuals that can be used to bridge the gap between the modern day interpretation of yoga and the first three chakras and help clarify some of the misunderstandings. This thesis identifies the significance of the first three chakras, their origins, and the original descriptions of the chakras and the origins of the modern day interpretations. This thesis uses advanced 3d visual effects techniques to create dynamic and appealing virtual environments that illustrate the first three chakras of the human body. An effective visual representation will be of value to people who are interested in the serious study and practice of yoga."
*Includes flythrough of 3D visual representation of the root, sacral, and solar plexus chakras, three centers of energy located in the human body
*Keywords: yoga, chakras, modeling, Houdini, Zbrush, procedural, sculpting, photogrammetry
CHAIR: Ilardi, Garrett
Valentine, Larry J.
1 text file (thesis) : PDF, 86 pages, illustrations (some color) + 1 animation (5 min.) : WMV, sound, color