When you make 2D animation, you draw the same image again and again. It may be fun to draw a tree once, but when you have to draw the same tree for the tenth time from a new angle, the comedy goes out of it. When you model in 3D, you build an item once and can then reuse it again and again. For this reason is generally more satisfying to model in 3D that to draw in 2D.

This simple hatch was one of the first models we fabricated. It was created in several parts so it could open and the ring at the top could move. We went for a used weathered look and were reasonably pleased with the result.