I've been pretty slack with my blog, however I have been really busy. So here's a round-up of what i've been up to.
On Friday we had a critique about out animatic (made with Sketchup and Flash)
After a long discussion with the tutors, they decided we've spent too much focusing on other ideas than promoting the idea of graphic design. They gave us some good ideas on how to make it much more graphic design relevant such as influencing colour, keeping to simple bright colours rather than mixing colours. Keeping the animation itself crisp and fresh. They also hugely emphasised the use of typography within the graphic design world and within Creative Review. Taken in this advice, we went off with more ideas now buzzing with ideas.
I walked to Woodlane Library after spending Saturday discussing with the girls the routes we were going to take.
I took some photos for research (Yes I have my Nikon back!) looking through back issues of Creative Review (a big big big thank you to Rachel Dare, who helped in suggesting some good issues to look at)
I also looked at some of the first issues of Creative Review from 1987 which I found really useful, especially the advert pages.
Monday 16th - Thursday 19th
Maya Modelling. We've discussed our roles within the group, I am the main modeller as we wanted to bring in some 3D elements to our animation. I've begun modelling the scene of the city, it's pretty much finished now, I just have to add the textures later on.
This was my reference from the animatic.
I didn't like the perspective from the side angles much, I decided to model it from a straight on angle instead.
Working with the perspective...
I also added a lower case 'i' to the left hand side to make it feel much more 'full'
Now for lighting...
Pretty much sorted :) Maybe a few tweaks here and there. Nevertheless, I'm quite pleased with the outcome so far.
We're texturing this with hand-made textures mostly. Some digital textures will be added to the road and the houses in the background.
I'll post up some of the textured images tonight hopefully!