IxD and Assistive Technology

Month: May 2009

3D Modelling & Animation – Week 10

3D Modelling & Animation – Week 10

Work I’ve found myself struggling to come to terms with the modelling side of Maya this week. It really seems like we’ve entered a completely new world of CG. Obviously we could have spent a lot more time learning these concepts and in fact I […]

3D Modelling & Animation – Week 09

3D Modelling & Animation – Week 09

Inspiration After the relative ease of dealing with the dice last week, I looked at some architectural ideas for my modelling project. I have always been a fan of minimalist design, and the seemingly simple, geometric shapes of minimalist architecture sounded like a perfect direction […]

3D Modelling & Animation – Week 08

3D Modelling & Animation – Week 08

Thoughts I’ve found myself falling a bit behind this week after a dose of the flu, a few exciting new tests at the doctors and The Finders Keepers markets… Not attending the lecture or tutorial was always going to put me behind the 8-ball for […]

Digital Composite – Week 10

Digital Composite – Week 10

Work Work, work, work. I’m inching closer to having these two triptychs finished up now. The direction has changed a little for one of the series, but I think definitely for the better. The first series, based on the National Security Hotline campaign has taken […]

Multimedia Authoring – Week 08

Multimedia Authoring – Week 08

Code Development It’s going to be a recurring opening statement for my (late) journal entries this week that I’m officially now behind. A week of being sick, running a music stage at The Finders Keepers markets and an overly ambitious freelance schedule have all ganged […]

Digital Composite – Week 09

Digital Composite – Week 09

Work Following on from my attempt at a subtle political message, I decided to create something a little bit more direct and graphic: activist posters. Presenting my work last week, it was pointed out that there was nothing in my image that suggested that my […]

Digital Composite – Week 08

Digital Composite – Week 08

Work After my disappointment with the outcome of the original shoot, I decided that rather than trying to save the images in post production, I would shoot once again. I’ve found that in the past, attempting to force poor material into something workable is far […]

Digital Composite – Week 07

Digital Composite – Week 07

Work Unfortunately, this hasn’t been the most productive week for me. Along with being sick all week, my photo shoot certainly didn’t go to plan. Not that I should be surprised – it’s the lecturer from this very subject that continues to remind us that […]

Digital Video – Week 07

Digital Video – Week 07

Classwork Speaking about different treatments for Red Riding Hood in class made me think about our script in another way. I realised that it was not necessarily important to find a text that fit within our time limit and other restrictions, but instead to find […]

3D Modelling & Animation – Week 07

3D Modelling & Animation – Week 07

Thoughts After my complete spat last week, this modelling tutorial ended up feeling like a walk in the park. Maya decided to cooperate and, dare I say it, I possibly even enjoyed the process! Unfortunately though, I have found myself behind the eight-ball after losing […]

Multimedia Authoring – Week 07

Multimedia Authoring – Week 07

Class Work We were introduced to sound within Processing this week. Using primarily the Minim library, we took a look at how to get sound both in and out of our sketches. I’m quite interested in how sound can be used in programming and installation […]

Off-Topic 02 or “Wanted: Girl Nerds (only hotties need apply)”

Off-Topic 02 or “Wanted: Girl Nerds (only hotties need apply)”

Update: I should know better than to put a picture of a young, beautiful girl on my blog. All you 15 year old boys hitting Google Images are ruining my stats. In an attempt to return to equilibrium, I’ve updated the picture below. This one […]

Is Sydney Coming of Age?

Is Sydney Coming of Age?

To say there’s a push from Sydney’s creative world right now is an understatement. It seems that every week we hear about a new festival/market/city-wide exhibition that includes everything from art and design, to music and interactivity to performance and theatre. I’ve lived in Sydney […]

3D Modelling & Animation – Week 06

3D Modelling & Animation – Week 06

Thoughts There seems to be two camps on licensed software (well, three if you include those who choose to avoid the license altogether). There are those people who believe that they are getting a high quality product, because they have forked out their hard earned […]

The Finders Keepers – May 09

The Finders Keepers – May 09

We’re only a couple of weeks out from the next installment of The Finders Keepers markets. If you missed the last one, CarriageWorks is the new home for the markets and it feels like a great fit. For anyone around the Sydney area, you should […]

PDF Journalism

PDF Journalism

It’s become common knowledge of late, that our traditional printed media, like newspapers and magazines are going to need to reinvent themselves to keep up with the massive shift of all things to the Internet. It’s not really that long ago that the Internet was […]