2019 AMI Online Salon

Three Hearts of the Giant Pacific Octopus

Project Details

  • Company/Institution: University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Entrant Name: Brianna Monroe
  • Membership Type: Student Submission
  • Other Contributors: Leah Lebowicz                       
  • Address: Chicago, IL
  • Client: University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Medium/software used: Autodesk 3dsMax 2019, Autodesk Mudbox 2019, Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe Illustrator.
  • Final presentation format: Printed poster 24”x20”
  • Primary Audience: General public, most likely a museum setting.

Project Description

Not only are octopodes one of the most intelligent invertebrates on earth, they have a very unique circulatory system.  This poster was designed around the anatomy of the three hearts of the giant pacific octopus.  This species was chosen due to its large size, as the hearts would be easily seen in relation to the head as well as the flow of blood.  The goal of the poster is to provoke curiosity to a general public about the world around them and show how beautiful it can be.  The overall feel of the poster is to be fun and playful while still being scientifically accurate to reach a broad audience.  The octopus is positioned in a way that best displays the location of the hearts in the head and the tentacles are positioned as if the octopus is telling you the story of his circulatory system.

Created for a beginner’s modeling course as an end of the semester final project, this poster displays the skills learned in Autodesk 3dsMax, Mudbox, and compositing in Adobe Photoshop.