Hey everyone! I wanted to share with you my exciting journey of designing and creating the Panda Munch chopstick holder that I made for the Creality Chopstick Design Contest. It was quite a challenge for me as I stepped out of my comfort zone as an engineering 3D modeler and ventured into the world of sculpting. Coming up with the concept for Panda Munch wasn't easy. I wanted to design a chopstick holder that was not only functional but also brought a playful and delightful element to the dining experience. The idea of a panda sitting down and "eating" bamboo (chopsticks) immediately sparked my imagination, and I knew I had something cool in mind. However, turning that concept into a reality required me to explore new software tools. I experimented with programs like ZBrush and Blender, seeking the right platform to bring my idea to life. After testing various options, I decided to go with Blender, even though it presented its own set of challenges. Sculpting in Blender was a whole new world for me. I had to learn different techniques, tools, and workflows to bring out the intricate details and capture the essence of a cute panda. YouTube tutorials became my best friends as I embarked on a self-guided learning journey. With persistence and dedication, I gradually grasped the sculpting techniques and began to shape the panda's adorable features. There were moments of frustration and doubt, but I persevered. Slowly but surely, the little panda started to take form, and I couldn't help but feel a sense of accomplishment. It was amazing to witness how a 3D model could come to life, embodying the spirit of joy and creativity that I envisioned. Looking at the final result, I am thrilled with how the Panda Munch chopstick holder turned out. It's a testament to pushing my boundaries and embracing new challenges. The process of sculpting in Blender has opened up a whole new avenue of creativity for me, and I can't wait to explore further. I'm grateful for this opportunity to share my journey with all of you. It's a reminder that stepping out of our comfort zones, trying new things, and persevering through challenges can lead to incredible results. I hope Panda Munch brings smiles and joy to everyone's dining table, just as it has brought to mine. Thank you for joining me on this adventure, and I look forward to sharing more of my creative endeavors with you in the future!