Art & Design
These amazing wheels allow a car to not only move in the typical directions, but to turn on a dime or move sideways. Their inventor says they’re driven using 24,000 pounds of torque directly on the tires, and are more precise and durable than prior omni-directional wheels.
Creating commercials for new cars can be challenging because the cars aren’t always yet in production. The Mill’s amazing contraption acts a stand-in for virtually any car, simulating its length, width, wheels, and driving dynamics. CG artists can then wrap it in any virtual body.
“I think creativity is a byproduct of not trying so hard.” Director Jennifer Yuh Nelson (Kung Fu Panda 2 & 3) spoke with the Oscars about her style of filmmaking, making art in her free time to keep her creativity burning and how inspiration can come from anywhere.