Wednesday, 26 December 2007

Christmas Work Part 2 - Modelling Props [winter break]

I have been a little bit behind my Christmas Schedule, but I will catch up. I have modelled a fair bit. Done lots of lamps and some tweaking to do in some models as I'm not very good. So they are in review with Jessica at the moment.....
I'm now working on robots and the odd bit of furniture left.


Saturday, 15 December 2007

More Little Owl texture tests

What do you think?

Monday, 10 December 2007

Eva's Winter Schedule

Here's my winter schedule!!

Welding Goggles Research

Little Owl with and without shoes

Here is the finished Little owl model, One with goggles, one with feet and one with shoes.

Christmas Work Part 1 - Modelling Props [winter break]

Towards the end of the first semester I've finished modelling some props for "Owl's Day Out". Mainly for his bedroom or the interior of the house. Seeing as my modelling skills are very poor, I did my best. the egg chair was a tough challenge, I attempted it several times, and I couldn't finish it, so I passed it onto Jess to finish it. They are very 60's/70's. Here are some shots.

Saturday, 8 December 2007

Jess's Christmas Schedule

Here is what I'll be doing and when. So you know i you want to get in touch! The red marks when I won't be working and the black is when I will be.

Egg Chair

I made the egg chair, it's ok, a few things that I'll change, especially with the footrest. Got it half done from Eva (it was a bit tricky) but I found it easier to start with a new file.

Friday, 7 December 2007

Little Owl Texture tests

what do you think?

Thursday, 6 December 2007

The reasons why I'm keeping two scenes that were discussed in

The reasons why I'm not changing the story.

I will stick to the "London by night" postcard. The option would be to have a tree pub sign, but a tree he could see anywhere in London. The post card is more fun and not so obvious. It's always been an unfunny postcard that makes people think, "What's the point?". Well, here is its point. It's also a bit more obscure than the Pub Sign, which just seems too convenient ie/ an obvious story driver.

I will keep the pigeon fight scene in. The whole story is based on role reversals. The KFC tastes good then he pukes it up, the sun is warm then he gets a sunburn, London is sweet then he gets beaten up. He needs to win over something, it can't be the KFC, it can't be the sun, and it has to be something he met earlier in the story, therefore the pigeons are the only option. He has to triumph over something that earlier beat him to learn that his strengths really are prevalent at night.

He needs to win at the end of the story. He has to go home with a smile on his face, yet racing against time. Without beating the pigeons he goes to London and runs home with his tail between his legs. With the final pigeon scene he learns about his strengths as well as his failings, thus the story is worthwhile.

No one would have made 'Ferris Bueller's Day Off' if the story involved him having the idea of taking a day off, then everything went wrong, he had a rubbish day and then to top it off only just made it home in time. He has to risk everything, triumph at the end as a result of his skills (confidence for Ferris, genetic attributes for Owl), and vanquish his foe (headteacher or pigeons). Then the race home becomes a last bit of excitement to really round off the story.

Tuesday, 4 December 2007