Thursday, 15 December 2011

Unit 1 - Essay All done hopefully to a reasonable standard! :D

Unit 1 Essay

Unit 1 Film Reviews - Finally Done :D

Fly Review 1958

The Fly Review 1985 Something

La Belle et La BĂȘte review

The Company of Wolves. Review

The Elephant Man Review

Splice Review

Black Swan Review

Unit 1 Maya work - Finally Done! :D

Unit 1 Lighting Scenes

Unit 1 Lighting Scene

Texturing Common Materials

Poker Chips


Magnifying Glass


Bottle and Label Shader

Friday, 9 December 2011

Photoshop Practice: Texturing

In this lesson we was being taught to try create a frame, sign or board.

I went for this but I put my own twist to it by creating what we got asked but also keeping it slightly weird and you could even say uncanny by seeing that it's a frame but at the same time looks like the picture is coming out of the frame.
Hope you like it and see the effect I tried to create :)

Texturing 1: Intro to Texturing - Tutorials part All 5 Done

In Today's Maya lesson I managed to get the map, gems and pearl necklace all finished and textured and I'm in the process now of working with the barrel :D

Thursday, 8 December 2011

Sigmund Freud, Ron Mueck & Edward Hooper Research

Sigmund Freud Research

Friday, 2 December 2011

Photoshop lesson Creating a Tile

Aluminium Tile

This Photoshop lesson we learned a more in-depth technique into creating are own Tiling
phil said the Aluminium one was quite hard, but I thought I did pretty well :D

Texturing 1: Intro to Texturing - Tutorials part 1, 2 and 3 Done

I will be updating this post rather then keep making constant different post's of the Maya treasure chest texturing.

Introduction to Colour, Bump, & Specular maps (Pirates Cove)

Part 2 - Done

Part 3 - Done

Intro to Pre-Visualisation - Camera Rigs

Intro to Pre-Visualisation- Camera Rigs - Done.

Friday, 25 November 2011

Unit 2-Space Presentation

Unit 2 Presentation

Thursday, 24 November 2011

Research and More Influence Picture's

Other Influence Picture's Research

Thumbnails, including Photoshop Lesson's.

Unit 2: Alien

Alien Review

Unit 2: King Kong

King Kong Review

Unit 2: Metropolis

Metropolis Review

Unit 2: The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari Review

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Unit 2: Photoshop Idea's 1 and 2

These are just some quick idea's I have of my Scene's 1 and 2 idea's These may not be final but just idea's

Quick idea for my (Idea 1 Photoshop design based on beautiful beaches, tropical sea and golden beaches)
This idea was trying to show the representation of the wave crashing up against the rocks, thus then creating sparkles like small little rainbow that you sometimes see at the sea when waves crash against rocks.
and in the distance I've made the view look like it's going up to represent that the world goes upwards rather then it actually supposed to be going down.

My Idea for my Idea 2 Design. ( I've tried to keep this scene in the way of  keeping it slightly dull but there keeping the phrase there's light at the end of the tunnel. Meaning that the forest is the creepy forest all glum and dark but then the flower's growing from the tree's and the light shining through representing that there's still beauty amongst these creepy and dark tree's.

I'll have more idea's up soon especially for my Idea 3 design (to do with temple's in the distance.)

Also I still have thumbnails and other drawings to scan and upload. :)

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Unit 2: Space: OGR (Correct Version Hopefully)

Green Light Review Unit 2 Test 2

Monday, 7 November 2011

Unit 2: Space: OGR

Green Light Review Unit 2

Unit 2 Influence Map's

These Influence map's will be based on the 3 final design idea's for all 3 idea's.

This Influence map is to show that my book and my designs are all going to be based on the earth as if we lived on the inside of the earth. For the top image from Halo is supposed to be the world but in fact the opposite way round. So if this was to happen to us we would most likely see the sea above us millions of miles away, Australia or something like this. The beast picture is also based on this because in the film Thor there's one point where the people are running on the top part of the rock and the beast is actually chasing them from underneath the rock up-side down. I couldn't find the actual image but this was a rough idea of the best and to show that I've thought about that part of the film.

Idea 1: Influence map.

This influence map is based upon my final designs for my Idea 1 design. I want to try keep the idea one's designs to look as beautiful and pretty as possible to give it that realistic beautiful approach to the world and because of it not actually be the right way of earth making it feel much like a place that you could only imagine in your dreams. My idea of this is based around a island known as the Seychelles due to it's beautiful scenes, beaches, see through water and in fact describes perfectly my idea for Idea 1.

Idea 2: Influence map

The idea around my Idea 2 design was to go for the more creepy look effect of the woods. I'm looking forward to seeing how my Idea 2 design will turn out because I'm wanting to merge creepy, horror, scary scene but mix it with the odd one or two beautiful thing's, much like the representation of the girl in the red dress where everyone around her is black and white but yet she stands out like a rose in a patch of dead weeds for example. But at the same time I am thinking of whether to go for a creepy look but yet not so creepy meaning having beautiful features about it but yet somehow it still stands out to be slightly creepy. For example the of the two people standing in the woods (Twilight Film) the woods seem really green colourful and nice full of life, but yet in the background of the woods and certain parts of it, it feel damp, miserable and even has smoke to give it that more creepy effect about the scene. So this could also be a good idea for this Idea. I've included the giant Ent picture and the face made of tree's picture to represent that even if the woods was to look really creepy or even really beautiful if one of the tree's was to feel as if alive or watching you like a living being it would give you a slight chill about the atmosphere of where you was no matter how beautiful or scary the place may look.

Idea 3: Influence map

This idea was more based on the idea of temple's. So the idea I would like to go for or a way to approach this would be to base my temple on a temple that's maybe been hidden for years or centuries and has been overgrown with tree's, bushes, life and anything that could possible grow. The biggest top left image and top right image is a perfect example of how I would like to approach this design idea by having the temple been overgrown with maybe a tree running down or growing from within out spreading to the outside of the temple and then using the top right image as like an example of it still being able to be seen amongst the tree's. Meaning if the tree's were to grow to a certain level, then the tree's or one big great tree growing from the temple would then stand out more then other's much like a great tree of power, like the lord of tree's that watches over the other's. If this make's sense.

This is an example of what I mean, but imagine the temple living within or underneath the tree.

Thank's for having the time to look into these Influence maps and any feedback would be nice if you think these go well, with the idea's I have my my design's

Few thumbnails will be uploaded soon.

Thursday, 3 November 2011

Unit 2: Folder 12

So.. Adventure in a Stone Age Land Underground - Edgar Rice Burroughs - At The Earth's Core. This is the book I have been given, and to be honest I'm actually really looking forward to try this one out, When I first chose Folder 12 I was instantly thinking please be a good one and something I would be really interested in doing and looking forward to seeing an amazing piece of final designs at the end. To be honest I think I may have got it :D My first impression was wow! Jurassic park! but as reading the book it doesn't seem as much Jurassic park as I thought but it's al-right because I've read into some pretty interesting parts of the book that express some good idea's I could use. It doe's mention a few times about dinosaur type creature's but within the book they don't sound like dinosaur's they seem much more then that. But this book should be a good one and looking forward to see what I'm able to come up with.

These are just 3 Idea's I taken from the book. I did come up with about 6 or 7 but these 3 were the one's that stood out for me the most and seemed most appealing to me.

Idea 1:
This description instantly reminded me of an actual island I've actually experienced and seen with my own eyes and my god! it's beautiful. Really nice well textured rocks, beautiful palm tree's, gold sand and most of all the see through tropical water. This for me has to be one of the strongest Idea's that I will most likely definitely be using.
Here is an example of the Idea 1, what represent's this highlighted idea and where I've been. This will also be a part of my Influence map.

Idea 2:
This description also instantly stood out for me as it reminds me of the Lord of the Rings: Two Towers scene where all the tree's come out of the woods and see all the other tree's burnt down and all gloomy and dark, it also represent's and show's that the woods is quite creepy also. Which also is shown in the Harry potter film showing magnificent detail of what my gloomy dark woods idea could be based on.
This gave me a great idea though to do the woods in a dark, dingy and creepy was but yet keeping small thing's in bright colour and a great example for me that showed this was from the film: Schindler's list I'm sure it's called.
This Image of the girl I'm sure has been Photoshop to show her red dressing standing out more. Which is perfect because it's kind of what feel I would like to try out with my Idea 2 Photoshop work keeping the gloomy, dark, scary woods but with the odd few flowers and stuff standing out of the picture.

Idea 3:
I thought this would give me a pretty good idea of what I could do because as soon as I read it, it instantly  reminded me of the first Alien vs Predator film where they fall down the large whole and come across the pyramid temple and it's all being dark and gloomy around the temple but the temple itself quite lit up.
For this rather then the beautiful beach scene, and the dark, gloomy shady scene, I could keep this seen more lit up but having the woods more in-depth much like the jungle look or even the front cover of the book having it pretty much like this the way it's lit up and actually maybe having a dinosaur of some sort walking away from the temple to give the scene a more realistic feel to it. The Alien vs Predator scene I was referring to is this:

Really looking forward to seeing what I'm able to produce from these Photoshop idea's and the final designs.

Influence Maps up soon!

Saturday, 22 October 2011

Unit 1: Final Design

Personally I didn't think I did that bad with the design :S but the only slight let down would be the chest could of gone into more detail with it, only thing is my animal doesn't really have much detail because all its fur is the same and really smooth .. so :S Think not having a background might of done it for me, for making it not look as good as it could of been but don't know :S
Arhh well looking forward to the next project with creating scenarios that should be quite interesting :)
any opinions would be cool, negative or positive :) obviously if negative say it in a way that's polite lol :P

Thursday, 13 October 2011

Influence Map

I found looking for pictures that influenced me for my animal quite hard but then as I put deep thought into it, I realised it wasn't as hard as I thought.

The evil Gremlins: I actually typed gremlins in or evil Gremlins and whilst scrolling down it actually came up with a picture of the animal I am using for this project so that was a big help.
to me Gremlins are pretty much like my animal except they stand like human's and are also the same colour with big ears like my animal.

The small middle picture and the top right picture are actually images I came across on Google when trying to look for influences for my animal, So these were a big help because these picture's are already Tarsier cross with a human already so these two picture were a great inspiration.

Mike Wazowski from Monster's Inc was a obvious choice for me Due to his large eye which is a definate resemblance to my Animal's eyes.

Yoda was also a obvious choice for me due to his height, his eyes, ear's and his skin he pretty much is my animal but looking for human like due to his posture and the way he act's within films.

The screaming monkey is the monkey from Pirates of the Carribean and I choose this due to him being like a small money and him being half dead, with the hair falling out which could represent some sort of transformation.

Silhouettes for my Animal

These are some Silhouettes I could come up with for my animal/human transformation.

1:  Is representing a fully standing human but with the features of the animals head shape, eyes, ears and hands. Also as well if fully coloured would be showing the Silhouette being fully clothed with a few ribs and tears of were over growth has occurred.

2: For this one I've gone for the more in pain about to transform look basically crawling because of being in so much pain and the head/skull is bulging out with the animals head shape, the arms are cracking into the animals hands and arm shape, including the legs and the tail has ripped from the bottom of the trousers.

3: This one is more of a transformation were its pretty much coming to the end and its basically me still in some clothes. Like the back has been ripped open where my spine would be and the head I would still be wearing a hat. Also as well I look one with nature as it were except an animal in clothes and not so much in pain any more.

4: For this one I come up with the more a lot of the transformation has happened except its gone slightly wrong and left me still with a human shaped head but with the animals features, such as the eyes, ears and even fur/hair.

5: This is more of the cross mix of human and animal were I have features of both. Much like a half transformation. For example the body of a human, hands and feet but the head, eyes, ears and legs of the animal. Also with the exception of hair growing all over the whole body but only slightly because of the animal.

Saturday, 8 October 2011

Animal Idea's so far

Hey all firstly get used to Photoshop has been amazing really getting into it and enjoying it quite a lot
and looking forward to becoming better.
I'm still little confused with my animal of how to morph him with animal/human form but I have a few little idea's

Here's an example of my animal in Photoshop so far. I was thinking of concentrating on the actually drawing of the animal 1st because I have found drawing this animal to be more difficult then I thought. In this image I've found that drawing the animal has actually helped me with my idea's, for example. I've decided to give one side of his eye and actual human eye and maybe the animal's big eye trying to bulge from the back of the human eye.
I've found this animal to be quite hard when it comes to drawing/sketching the animal and
mainly the fur/hair that the animal has is hard to recognize the key features of the animal.
For example of what I mean is that on the 1st image I uploaded of my animal the mouth seems quite hard to recognize on how to actually draw it, but I'm sure I work out something with this.

Here's a more in depth stage of the same Photoshop drawing but obviously instead has some more colour and detail. With the eyes I'm trying to show the right eye human but the skin, reddy type coloured skin representing like bruised and stretch much like a bubble and this is basically the animal's eye trying to get through but growing from behind the human eye.
The hands are darkened out because I'm still yet to decide what I would like to do with these but I am thinking of attempting maybe turning them into humans hands to give this image more of a transformation type feel.
I also as well have made the nose a really strange shape to how the actually nose is, which also looks like the animal is smiling or at least giving some sort of face expression to represent there is still a human within him.

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Finally have a computer

Hey all just wanted to say i've finally got a computer now, custom built one that Josh has kindly helped with but its still need updates and installments so i should have work going up soon.

This is an update mainly intended for Phil but also anyone else wondering were i was.

Sunday, 2 October 2011

My Animal the: Tarsier

The Tarsier is the animal i choose from out the magic box, when i 1st got the name i was instantly confused but excited to find out what i had. The latin name of this animal/mammal is known as (Tarsius Syrichta) I then went onto finding out this latin name to find out i got a Tarsier and im not going to lie i was thinking straight away i have no idea how im going to implement this into myself and a transformation type thing. Im still now trying to come up with idea's. Also if anyone else has any idea's anythink would be appreciated but obviously only rough idea's i don't want to completely make the whole creature based on someone else's idea :).

There is a lot of information on these guy's but ill sum up main points.

So what is the Tarsier?:
The Tarsier is an extraordinary animal. Relative to weight, the Tarsier has the largest eyes of all the mammals. It is a tree mammal and primate but not a "monkey" even though it's mistaken as a small monkey due to the way it is.
The Tarsiers, unlike other primates, completely refuse to eat any plant matter whatsoever. They eat mostly insents but can sometimes occationally enjoy birds, crabs, snakes, bats, etc, as log as it is something they can grab and eat its little head, crickets and grasshoppers also for example. Tarsier's may also be eaten themselves by other creatures such as snakes, lizards, owls, and other birds of prey. The Tarsier catches/grabs their food with boths hands and gobbles is up screwing up its tine face contentedly.

Tarsier's also are nocturnal creatures so therefore hunt mainly at night and its the big eye's that help this creature capture its prey at night.
The Tarsier's have a flexible neck which allows its head to swivel around 180 degrees to help it scan for prey or predator. This is necessary as their eyeballs do (not) rotate. The ears are usually moving around when the animal is awake. They can flatten and roll their eats back and unfurl them again also.
Here is an example of a Tarsier with it head rotated a whole 180 degree's.

The Tarsier is also an amazing jumper able to jump more that 40 times it's own body length. The hind legs can grow up to twice the head and body length also. Their name Tarsier is mainly represented from their powerful ankle bones - tarsals because they like to jump and cling to tree's.
Here is an example of a Tarsier with it's leg spead out.

And this pretty much sum's up my animal's main features and the information about my animal.
Im looking forward to getting more in depth with my creature and also looking forward to seeing how the outcome of this creature will look in my final design.

Thanks for reading, if you made it this far. :)


Hey all firstly wanted to say quite enjoying and looking forward to getting more involved with this project i thought i would make an update of the reason for not have a decent updated blogg yet. I currently don't have a PC and Phil knows of this situation and so therefore not been able to upload work as much as i want and update my blogg as much as i would like. But i shall have my PC tomorrow Monday 11/10/2011 and then once i have it ill able to update my blogg and work also :)