A Martian Tripod, based on an unused production design sketch for the 1953 film, "The War of the Worlds," by George Pal. The sketch was by or under the direction of Production Designer Albert Nozaki. It shows the progression between the 3-legged walking machines from the original book, and the ultimate manta-ray-inspired look of the final design. Though I do prefer the final design, this one is also visually appealing to me, so I made it the subject of this dynamics simulation project. I set myself 2 weeks to complete it, but it wound up taking 4 due to some freelance work I landed. It was modeled and rendered in Cinema 4D, textured in Body Paint and Photoshop, and composited in Adobe After Affects using Trapcode Particular for the smoke effects.