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Michael DeFeo Sculptor

Michael DeFeo Sculptor

Michael Defeo has been very busy the past few years. Between working films like Despicalbe Me 2, The Lorax, Ice Age 4 and most recently the new Minions movie (Despicable Me spin off) he has created a new anatomy app called L’Ecorché.

L’Ecorché (pronounced leh-kohr-SHAY) is an elegant and painstakingly-detailed fusion of an anatomy reference book with an iconic physical model that takes the best of both and brings them into a whole new medium for learning. Rather than simply looking at a book or sculpture, L’Ecorché is an invaluable, portable tool that allows users to use such features as: tumble and zoom the full model and head, torso arm and leg segments from 360 degree angles; switch to an updated version with anatomical corrections; toggle an informational overlay which reveals full muscular map with descriptive text, as well as a primitives version to help the artist better understand the forms at play.L’Ecorché was created using scan data of one of the original Houdon ecorche plasters and is the only true digital copy of the iconic sculpture. In short, L’Ecorché is a revolutionary resource for artists and students of all levels.

Come Visit Michael at his booth he looks forward to speaking with you about all the exciting new work he has been doing.

MD3D, INC. LAUNCHES REVOLUTIONARY ANATOMY APP FOR ARTISTS.
New York, New York, August 20, 2012 A leading animation sculptor and an expert anatomy professor have combined forces to create L’Ecorché, a groundbreaking anatomy app by artists, for artists. The app is an intuitive, multi- faceted 3D model of Jean-Antoine Houdon’s iconic “écorché,” used for centuries by artists for anatomy reference, now available on iTunes for $4.99.
L’Ecorché (pronounced leh-kohr-SHAY) is an elegant and painstakingly-detailed fusion of an anatomy reference book with an iconic physical model that takes the best of both and brings them into a whole new medium for learning. Rather than simply looking at a book or sculpture, L’Ecorché is an invaluable, portable tool that allows users to use such features as: tumble and zoom the full model and head, torso arm and leg segments from 360 degree angles; switch to an updated version with anatomical corrections; toggle an informational overlay which reveals full muscular map with descriptive text, as well as a primitives version to help the artist better understand the forms at play. L’Ecorché was created using scan data of one of the original Houdon ecorche plasters and is the only true digital copy of the iconic sculpture. In short, L’Ecorché is a revolutionary resource for artists and students of all levels.
Originally developed by animation sculptor Michael Defeo as a personal reference for his courses with anatomy expert Scott Eaton, L’Ecorché has grown from a simple sculpture for the iPad into a fully-developed application for iPad and iPhone, with Mac desktop, Andriod and PC desktop platforms coming soon. With the help of the software Z-Brush from Pixelogic and a wildly successful Kickstarter campaign, Defeo and Eaton worked together to form the most elegant and intuitive features possible for L’Ecorché. A lite, free version is also available as a preview.

MD3D, Inc., the brainchild of world-renowned sculptor and animation character developer Michael Defeo, provides character development services and, with the launch of L’Ecorché, is developing a host of art-related apps geared for artistic reference.

Michael’s additional credits include: upcoming Leaf Men, Rio, Robots, Star Trek Insurrection, A Simple Wish and Academy Award winning short Bunny.

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