Shooting a Pumpkin
The project was inspired by the contrasting qualities between the exterior and the interior of fruits and vegetables. Cutting a pepper into two halves, we receive a hollowed structure filled with bumps and seeds instead of a solid object that is smooth and reflective as its skin. Similarly, pumpkins, pomegranates, and papayas demonstrate this fascinating contradiction. Based on 3D scanned objects of the halved fruits, we further explore various qualities of meshes. Several earlier studies experimented with processes of inflation, fragmentation, explosion, and skeletation. In the end, we simulated the breaking and recovering process of a pumpkin once pierced through by a bullet.