This is an 3D animation based on an article in Fine Woodworking Magazine by Micheal Fortune showing how to build a butterfly table. The design has a unique mechanism to store the extension leaves under the table. I created a number of drawings for the article and thought that it would be a good choice for animation to help show how the leaves unfold. That was a few years ago and I just got around to completing the project. I wanted to make the animation look like the drawing style I used for the article. Using the same techniques that I employ to create the wood grain in my regular 2D work I mapped the same style hand tooled wood grain onto the 3D model. In this case the wood grain is quite muted as in the article.
The animation starts with the table unfolding showing just the textures with no lines added. In the middle section axiometric views with animated lines of the front and top are shown. Art text is added for the dimensions. In the last section the lines and a paper texture are added to bring it more in line with the print version.