Monday, 30 July 2012

Textured Iteraton

We were taught in the tutorial today how to apply a material. I chose a watery texture to compliment my iteration as it has the look of a whirlpool.

New direction

After talking with Sunny about my 3 chosen words and the narrative that I wanted to be told through my iterations I have decided to take a whole new path with my iterations which better reflects my words of chaos, violent and whirling.

First Iterations

These are the first 5 iterations of my model. I have used modifiers such as lattice, bend, twist and smooth to contort it so that it has a violent and harsh look.

Solidworks final

After getting the hang of solidworks and forming a solid shape from it I decided to redo my starting form so that it was to better represent my words violent, whirling and chaos. This form displays these words a lot clearer and therefore will be used to start making my iterations. 

Wednesday, 25 July 2012

DSDN 104-Solidworks

This is the result of my first play with solidworks. I created this shape from aspects of my second precedent image. I will now transfer this 3D shape into 3ds max and start forming some iterations. 

Monday, 23 July 2012

DSDN 104-Precedent Images

This is my first precedent image for project one and I think it portrays my 3 chosen words well. It looks violent and as though there is suction. What I like about this image is the way the eye is drawn into the middle of the image and reminds me of the eye of a tornado. Also the contrast between the dark background and the intense, almost blinding light is very effective. 

This is my second precedent image which really portrays the word violent with its spiked points jutting out at various angles. It looks almost space like with the black background. I like the randomness of the spikes, how they're not symmetrical. Also the cluster of white spots in the centre draws the eyes and is a little unexpected. This image has a whirling nature like ninja spikes that spin when they are thrown.

Word's development

From the 2 sketches that I drew the one that I wish to develop further is my sketch for the word kite as I believe I came up with an interesting image that could be taken in many ways. 

From this sketch I have come up with a number of words, On first glance the word that comes to mind is spirals such as the path a kite would take when it is in flight. These spirals were erratic and had no pattern. From this I started think about other words for erractic such as irregular and disorder, which lead me to think of my first word, which is chaos.


I then thought of what the word chaos conjured up in my mind. When I think of chaos I think of tornados, hurricanes and most natural disasters. All of these words are quite violent, which became my second word. 

I now had a noun and an adjective and am just needing a verb. I thought of words that went along with chaos and violent and natural disasters in general. I came up with conflict, crash and whirling. The last word that i have decided to go with is: whirling. 

I now have my 3 words:
Noun: Chaos
Adjective: Violent
Verb: Whirling

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

DSDN 104-Pre-liminary Sketches

In DSDN 104 tutorial we were asked to visually represent a word using sketches to convey the many meanings in whichever way we chose. The words had to either be an adjective, verb or noun. 

My first sketch I chose to convey the word jump through a sketch. I was at first slightly stuck on how to go about doing this however this is what I came up with.

The harsh black boxes represent the pressure on the body when taking off and landing a jump. This is then offset by the thin delicate black line representing the fluidity of the jump when someone is in mid air, quite the opposite to the harsh take off and landing. 

Secondly I chose to represent the word kite in a sketch.

The swirling lines represent the course a kite may take while it is being flown in the wind. It dips and dives and spirals and the kite flyer has no control over this. It is as though the kite has a mind of its own. The small arcs on the edge of the line I have drawn to represent the air pressure that is working with the kite to make it able to fly.