This is our second post detailing how designer Melissa Ng created the Dreamer Regalia Armor. Read the first post to learn more about this project and how she connected with actress Felicia Day. 

When inspiration strikes, it can be hard to know where to begin. Different designers have different starting points, and for Melissa it started with some sketching and base modeling.

Because she had an idea in mind, starting with the base model worked best for her even before she had Felicia’s measurements. For her, the concept of topology is really important and using the 3D modeling software of her choice (Blender), Melissa began by creating the basic shape of the armor first.

Watch the video below to hear more about how she got this project started, and to get a glimpse of the tools and software she prefers:

For a more in-depth look, check out Melissa’s blog for more on the original inspiration behind the piece on Lumecluster.