spheres … almost perfect as a shape! but how to give it some life? how to animate it easily? to make it drive? make it “shine”? but to stay a sphere?

the unfolding of the wheel itself was quiet a challenge and needed some sketching before attempting to build it … well here the idea I took which works “mechanically”:


and finally a detailed shot of the mechanical parts and folded wheels wrapped inside the sphere:
Sphere Roller detail
I hope that i’ll find some time to take a bunch of these SphereRoller’s, add dynamics, drop them them into an arena and to let them go crazy …