Here is some more progress on the War of the Worlds tripod work in Google SketchUp. This, again, is only so I have something to rotate around into the angle I need it rather than having to figure out what might be going on when I draw it in a different perspective. Here is a link to the original sketch: tripod
It has been interesting trying to teach myself 3D, but a rewarding factor is seeing how menacing the thing can look when rotated to another angle. You can't always anticipate that when drawing one angle 2Dimensionally.
Here is a sketch I quickly did during break at work. I've been trying to think of how some of the framework might look within the tripod. I want it to look alien and organic, yet still have a mechanical and structural look.
Anyway, stay tuned for more when I become able to work on the project and post stuff here!