Monthly Archives: November 2014

Week 8 – Motion Graphics Cinema 4D

During the lesson we learnt  how to use motion graphics on cinema 4d. The tools we used were delay, sound and any objects to make motion graphics.  It was very interesting and was lots of fun. I never knew you could play music on Cinema 4D and had a great time choosing the right sounds. Being deaf though sometimes I can not hear all the beats of the music especially low sounds and high pitched sounds. Also you can create music by using MoGraph. The MoGraph is a good way to create motion graphics and animating the object to move on the beats of the music. Really enjoyed the project and it was nice to be able to move the object to the beats just for my satisfaction that I could hear it.

The first experiment of Music Effect on Cinema 4D is:

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This is my first motion graphic on Cinema 4D. I have added objects eg. cylinder, sphere and pyramid to join together to make a motion graphics animation. I think I have made a really good start to this piece of work and will experiment with more motion graphics.

When I rendered the motion graphic the sound was not there when the rendering was finished. I thought I might have rendered incorrectly so tried again. Again no sound. I could not figure out why this was happening. I checked out the tutorial and hey presto there was all the info I needed to connect the sound. Followed the tutorial and like magic after rendering the sound was there.

Here is an example of how I was able to render and connect the sound.

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Here is video of Sound Effect:

The Second experiment of Music Effect on Cinema 4D:

I did another experiment and this time added pyramids together and designed the pyramids to jump up and down while music is on. I chose an Arabic song to keep with the Egypt theme.

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Here is video of sound effect:

 

 

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AVE Poster

We had to create a poster about audio visual experimentation for an exhibition being held in Talin, Estonia.

I created this poster in photoshop. I chose this design from a google image but was not to keen on the final look.

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I kept in mind that the exhibition would be about the visuals linked to some kind of audio and wanted a design that would reflect gracefulness.

After much debate I decided to go ahead with the dance of the Indian peacock and use the peacocks tail in my design. The peacock is famous for dancing gracefully and the colours are bright and standout and can be seen from afar.

Initially I had the logo in the colours of the peacock and was going to go with darker shades for the tail. Once I started the design I felt that using similar colours was going to look to fussy.

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I finally opted to keep the tail in the traditional colours and stretched it to the length of the poster.

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The exhibition was going to be sponsored by the art museum of Estonia so I decided to keep the same colours for my logo as that of the museum. I felt that any extra design or colours would detract from the simplicity of the poster.

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This is the screenshot of the image I chose the colours from for the peacocks tail.

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Here is my final poster. I think it is easy to understand and is visually eye catching.

AVE Poster Final

Improvement

After getting feedback I improved the poster to get a more modern and cutting edge feel.

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I used the image of the building of the museum as the backdrop and used a cut out image with the exhibition info to create a new poster.

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I prefer this poster because it is more contemporary looking.

Motion Graphics Cinema 4D

We learnt how to create a video similar to the pin art toy. I chose the advert for Nike during the world cup.

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I rendered the video but there was no sound. I tried rendering a couple of times but each time occurring the same problem. Checked out the tutorials and found how to add the sound for the final rendering. Finally it worked and know now that the sound has to be added as a separate file.

 

Other motion graphics

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Web Design Skills: Week 7 – My CV website

During the lesson we learned how to create a CV to upload into our own website via filezilla.

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I found this CV website template on a website. I liked this style of CV Template because It is simple and easy to read.

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The code I used for my CV website were table, images shadow, div, header, <li>, and class.

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This is the code for my CV on my website using coda 2.

Here is link of my cv website:

http://www.minimise.org/student14/saadserver/saadrealcv/

 

Dragonfly Robot – Week 8

During the lesson, I created a dragonfly robot in Cinema 4d and copied from http://www.arthrobots.com/mechanisoptera-dragonflies.html#. I have chosen an original image of a robot dragonfly.

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Original Images of Dragonfly Robot

When I looked at the image it was quite daunting as I could not figure out how this could be created in cinema 4D but I was going to give it my best shot anyway!

Dragonfly Robot in Cinema 4D

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This is the dragonfly robot in Cinema 4D that I have created.  I used different tools such as cylinder, extrude, plane, symmetry and circle tools. I found it quite easy using the tools and creating the image though it was quite time consuming.

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Images of Dragonfly Robot with Shadow

I did render the Dragonfly Robot with shadow on it.

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Here is my dragonfly robot. In the end it was not as complicated or hard to create as I first thought. When I look at my dragonfly robot I feel it is quite similar to the original image so I am very pleased with my work and it looks real.

Animation

I have decided to experiment and animate the dragonfly robot to fly around in a landscape.

1st part of dragonfly robot animation

I have made the dragonfly robot fly through the building, cross a river and fly around the stadium. I used the camera to target the dragonfly robot and follow it with the camera behind.

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This is the scene of the dragonfly robot animation in Cinema 4D.

Here is the animation of the dragonfly robot:

I found it went wrong because it was too fast and missed shots of the dragonfly. I didn’t realise that I have to click the camera target and figured it out so the next animation is more in sync.

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This shows how to follow using the camera more accurately.

This is much better animated.

I am quite pleased with my project.

Part 2 of Dragonfly Robot animation.

I was thinking that I would do another experiment to animate the dragonfly robot but this time creating lots of dragonflies flying around in the scene. It is similar to a plague of locusts. YUCK!

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This is part 2 of the dragonfly robot animation in Cinema 4D and I have added lots of dragonflies.

I think it looks pretty good and quite amazed with myself that I have been able to use all the stuff that we have learnt and able to link them together. I am very pleased with the two videos and am very confident using the tricks and tools in cinema 4d. I would like to do more animation at some point with other projects.

 

 

 

3D Modelling & Animation – Week 7: Butterfly

During the lesson we learnt  how to create a butterfly moving in C4D. First of all I  created the butterfly wings on Photoshop and added colours that I thought would interpret well on screen. Screen Shot 2014-11-07 at 14.22.33 Screen Shot 2014-11-07 at 14.22.37

 

 

This is how I created the wings on Photoshop.

I have uploaded the butterfly into Cinema 4D to make it a moving image.

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Model

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This  shows how I created the model of a butterfly on Cinema 4D using plane and symmetry and linked them together to make double wings. I found this really easy and had no problems at all.

Animation

The tool that I used to add texture and animate is material editor, alpha, spline, null, align to spline and record the frame.

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This shows how I animated the butterfly.

It was amazing to learn how to create a moving image and I really enjoyed playing around with these tools.

Scene

I decided to animate the butterfly in a scene.

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I experimented with four butterflies flying in all directions and people looking in awe.

I enjoyed creating the butterfly and decided to take this project furthur with the animation. The scene was sometimes a bit fiddly trying to get everything in view but making the butterflies the main focus. In the end I am satisfied with the animation even though rendering took forever!

 

Pixel Based Imaging – week 7: Eye

In Photoshop, I created the eye into spooky eye in Photoshop.

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Here are the original eyes given to us that will be merged together in Photoshop to create a funky zombie eye.

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This is how I created the zombie  eye.  I  experimented to create the type of eye I wanted in photoshop. The tools I used  were mask, layer, brush, hue/saturation, black & white.

 

 

 

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Taa-daa, Here is the official zombie eye.  I thought I did a good job but I would like to make more variations on the eyes.

As it was halloween I thought I would create horror posters for a new film using this eye as the main focus .

Poster

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This shows how I made the design of the poster in Photoshop. I have added the eye, name of film ‘Believe in the Eye’, black background, credits, imax 3d logo, dolby digital logo, coming soon, and restricted sign.

Eye Poster

Here is the final Horror poster.

Billboard

I decided to go all the way and created a billboard.

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This shows how I put the poster into the billboard in Photoshop. I used vanishing point and found doing this project easy.

 

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Taa-daa, Here are 3 billboards with my horror poster on them.

I feel more confident now and more creative using photoshop.

Improvement 

I got feedback about the zombie eye and though it was mostly positive it was pointed out that the pupil had to many hard lines and did not look natural. The colours also looked jarring and it needed to be more professionally finished.

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I corrected the eye by softening the colours and tidying the lines.

I updated the improved the zombie eye into the poster and billboards.

Poster

Eye Poster (Improvement)

 

Billboard

Billboard 1 improvement

 

Billboard 2 improvement billboard 3 improvement