A heroic artist has immortalised the Choco Taco as a 3D asset

The United States has been in national mourning since Klondike announced this week the discontinuation of the Choco Taco — basically a taco-shaped ice cream sandwich — but a VFX artist has taken bold action. Using only their iPhone, ‘Cinnamontographer’ turned one of America’s last remaining Choco tacos into a 3D object, spinning eternally in immortality.

the Choco Taco is being discontinued so I bought one from the liquor store and scanned it in 3D pic.twitter.com/fdILGEMn5gJuly 28, 2022

Cinnamontographer plans to clean up their magnum opus a bit more before releasing it publicly for use in games like Garry’s Mod and VRChat. They also suggested that other versions (cross-sections, missing bite tacos, and so on) could come from the asset. People seem pretty excited about those possibilities; his work has tens of thousands of retweets and hundreds of thousands of likes at the time of writing.

Just kidding, it’s actually a very impressive showcase of both the artist’s VFX talents and modern technology’s ability to turn real-world objects into attractive and usable assets. Cinnamontograph’s perpetual spinning taco looks amazing (and delicious), and all they needed was a phone and a Choco Taco they got from a liquor store to make it. Although the discontinuation was only announced a few days ago, a platonic Choco Taco has already been preserved by the internet in amber. It’s both impressive and a little terrifying.

I bet it won’t be long before the dazzling, high-res Choco Tacos make their way to Skyrim, Fallout, and any other game that can even be remotely customized. Personally, I’m excited about the inevitable mod that allows me to play as an ambulatory and curious chocolate snack in Stray, but I’m sure you’ll soon be able to just eat one too. If that’s your thing.

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