Thursday, 29 October 2009
I did some sketches from the Gothic England book to because the building inside are very old, but have amazing textures and shapes. I ink the sketches to make them more visible when I scan them to my computer.
And here are the picture I used from the book, I only chose certain parts of the buildings that looked easy to draw, but soon I will try to draw complicated buildings.
First Picture: Canterbury Cathedral. Second picture: York Minster.
Finally here are the compairisons between my sketches and the buildings, I only drew the shapes and parts that sort of stand out.
If anyone knows any books about prisons or dungeons or even old buildings from of near the 1800s please leave a comment.
Wednesday, 28 October 2009
Here is my photo and my edited photo.
I came across the negative effect when I was fiddling with my camera, and that's what gave me an idea of doing a black and white portrait.
I think I got most of the black and white idea from Andy Warhol's Self-Portrait with Camouflarge, because the effect it has give it a mysterious and spooky feel.
Tuesday, 27 October 2009
The music was good, the idea of the workers being treated badly by their employers acting like two races that lives on one planet, but what really caught my interest was the effects.
when I hear black and white films, I think of old films with horrible effects.
And I am glad I was wrong. The effects in this film are way better then the effects I see nowadays, because they actually look and feel real. When we watch a film nowadays we can tell that was special effects, but when I watched Metropolis I actually had some hard times tell them apart. I especially loved how the buildings were done they actually look great.
The story of the film is about the main character Freder's farther making sure that the workers do not start a riot. And take everything he made away from him. So he asked a scientist he knows to ruin their chances of standing up for themselves, But it all backfires.
Out of all the characters in the film, it's the robot I feel sorry for. For one thing it was programmed to cause the destruction of the city. So all the blame should go to the person who invented it.
I actually like this film a lot for the uses of effects and the story.
The story is about the main character visiting an old friend who is the owner of the house.
This story uses a lot of language I am not familiar with so it was kind of hard to keep up. At points I was lost but soon I get the idea of whats going on.
What I liked about this story is how the house reflects the mood of the owner, since he is very sick, and he felt he lost hope of getting better. The house and everything around it are also described as having a depressing appearance and atmosphere. However, the description of the house sounds like a horrible place to go :
'with the first glimpse of the building, a sense of insufferable gloom pervaded my spirit.'
'I looked upon the scene before me - upon the mere house and simple landscape features a domain... with an utter depression of soul which I can compare to no earthly sensation.'
Another thing that makes this book unique is that the main character isn't the main character, he is just the narrator. The real star is the owner of the house, struggling with his illness. That is what I believe make this book very unique.
Monday, 26 October 2009
The entire story is told by the main character who is spending his time in jail, while expericening some stranges everts.
This story is very discriptive and uses alot of language that I am not formilliar with. At points the story is quite confusing, but it was interesting to see the main character losing his mind.
If I had to choose my part in the story it would has to be when the main character has to spend his time in jail in the dark. Here's a good deiscription of how dark the jail is with out light:
'The blackest of darkness supervened; all sensation appereaed swallowed up in a mad rushing decent as of the souls into Hades. Then silence, and stillness, and the night were the universe'.
When I read that, it sounded like he was already sent to hell and all he can see is total darkness.
I wouldn't want to be in his shoes. Seeing nothing, hear anyone but yourself. all alone in the dark, spokey.
The next reading material I'll be reading tomorrow is Allan Poe's 'The Fall of the House Usher'.
Sunday, 25 October 2009
I actually thought this was weird, but really interesting.
To tell the truth my first picture was actually an accident. I drew a part of an object a bit too big, do I thought of just drawing bits and pieces.
Saturday, 24 October 2009
I would of finished it on Tuesday but I had problems on texturing my poker chips.
So I thought of doing it on Thursday because I needed Wednesday to do my essay work.
I had some help with the texturing of my poker chips and I was happy that I went well.
The reason I have more duplicates of green chips the the reds and blues is because I thought it would be better to have more of the lower number chips the the higher ones.
The first lots was different type of textures.
Silver texture render.
All I have to say the texture I made really make this model looks like a metal statue.
Bad Chrome texture render
Chrome texture render
Gold Texture render
Hidden source Glow texture render.
The last three are renders of different type of glow. Mainly th second render and the third render. I like the third one because it looks spooky. The first render, without glow, was done by accident because I forgot to activate the glow.
The next project was to texture a drink bottle. It wasn't hard, but it did took long to make. However I am pleased of the out come of the final render.
Detective Desk render
This one wasn't about texturing but actually how to make our renders look better, by adding blurrs to the back ground and sharpening the foreground. I had to make three renders of this, one was just a render, the second was and ambient render, and the third was a zdepth render. I actually like this one out of all the renders, because the render looks so cool.
Monday, 19 October 2009
This time it was, the different type of lighting for a scene.
The third one was a beach sceen. I don't think I came across any problems when setting the light in this scene.
The forth one was to set a light in a display room. Same as the last one I didn't came across any problems.
Once I have finished all the lights for diffenrt scenes. I then started then next one. Which was, different styles of light. The first one was an Early Morning style. I didn't came across any problems when I was setting the light, but this effect felt a bit dull.
Early Morning render
The next one was a Mid Morning style. Same as the last one I didn't came across and trouble when I was setting the light, but this one feels a little better then the last one.
The third one was a Night effect. This lighting style was also easy to make, thats because I used a guide to help me, but still it was easy to make.
Next was a Horror lighting style. However to me this one has more of a film noir effect to it then horror.
The next homework was to animate objects. the first one was to animate a robot skating across the scene. This one took a while to animate because I had to set most of his actions to rotate infinatly. However I am pleased of how the animation went.