Sunday, March 15, 2009
A what? A Vuvuzela, as used by South African soccer fans. Modelled in 3ds max 2008, rendered with V-Ray 1.5 SP3. You can buy the model here if you want to: (link)
What's plastic, long, brightly coloured and sounds like an elephant? It's the vuvuzela, the noise-making trumpet of South African football fans, and it's come to symbolise the sport in the country.
It's an instrument, but not always a musical one. Describing the atmosphere in a stadium packed with thousands of fans blowing their vuvuzelas is difficult. Up close it's an elephant, sure, but en masse the sound is more like a massive swarm of very angry bees.
And when there's action near the goal mouth, those bees go really crazy! (http://www.southafrica.info/2010/vuvuzela.htm)
Get yours now before the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa!