Snow Board Display Model

Tasked with creating a snow board display model for Kodak and Burton Snowboards, KiwiMill sculpted 15 lb foam into a mountain. Off-the-shelf snowboard figures from Freestyle Max were animated using imbedded cams and levers to simulate sliding and twisting motions, as well as chain and gears to create the effect of grinding on a rail. Computer muffin fans were used to blow chrome ribbon in tubes, suggesting wind and snow. A small fan placed inside a model of a snow gun provided a breeze for the decorative flags.

Here’s an image on Flickr posted by Kodak of this model in their booth at CES: