Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Peers need reviewing!

Review of Joson's and Yuliya's drafts

Links and notes


Parts of the model I used uploaded to Google warehouse here.

Drop.io link of the final Crysis environment here.


To use lifts, use buttons "j" and "k".

In the Crysis environment, I have used additional pine trees from Crymod, you will need to install it in order to see pine trees in the environment.

More of Finished Environment

View of the bridge from Merkel's building

Front of Miranda Kerr's building
Inside the bridge
View from the road
Long shot

Finished Environment


Merkel's elevator

Kerr's elevator

Merkel's building and ramps/stairs


Draft environment

First is the more advanced version of the environment. Most of the main pieces of infrastructure are in place (the bridge, supports, tunnel, roads, two spaces). At this time, there still are no elevators and meeting tables, although the meeting spot is already in place.

Early on I explored the look of the buildings in different environments (different weather, different time of day). I especially enjoyed the look of it in the night with the lights on, because that highlights the infrastracture and gives it more of an urbanistic and manmade feel, contrasting to the natural environment of the Hollental valley.

Here is the earlier version of the environment, experimenting with roads and tunnels, creating cuts in the hills to interact with terrain in a way to emphasise its natural qualities.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Mash-up article - POWER


As the emboldened leader of Europe's most populous nation and most powerful economy, she has the ability to make her personality and priorities count on a global stage. But what, exactly, does she want to do with her power? She became a prolific writer, a peacemaker, a passionate advocate, not just for blind and disabled people, but for equal rights. Her rise to prominence went all but unnoticed, except by the rivals she deftly derailed along the way.  She was constantly pushing for more and better programs, products and technologies for the disabled. She also visited 35 countries, helping to open schools and revolutionize services for the blind. Among the gifts presented to her during her travels is a Zulu shield with an accompanying letter from the tribe that says the shield "is an equipment of a great warrior and that is how we think of you." She has supported an internet campaign to save the Australian banker caught on live television looking at racy photographs of her on his computer. “I am told there is a petition to save his job and of course I would sign it," she told local media. "You could certainly say that I've never underestimated myself," she says with a smile that in another context could only be described as kittenish. "There's nothing wrong with being ambitious."


Helen Keller article - "NYC exhibit tells the fuller story of Helen Keller" http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700025566/NYC-exhibit-tells-the-fuller-story-of-Helen-Keller.html?pg=1

Miranda Kerr article - "Model Miranda Kerr backs internet campaign to save Australian TV banker from sack" http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/australiaandthepacific/australia/7157868/Model-Miranda-Kerr-backs-internet-campaign-to-save-Australian-TV-banker-from-sack.html  

Angela Merkel article - "Angela Merkel's Moment" http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1950682,00.html

Sunday, May 30, 2010