Friday, May 28, 2010

Quick Reminder

Please can everyone, including tutors :)
Join the CG Arts forum created by myself, for our course.

I made it as a resource bank, where we can share tips etc.. about different things, and to show off our work. I Set it up about a week ago and only Chaos (Simon Yr1) has registered.

Please join, It will be a great community if everyone chips in. I've done the big step and set it all up, now all you need to do is JOIN!!!

(PS. Tutors will get a special username color so they are recognized :P)

Monday, May 24, 2010

Making an Identity

My new Identity:

(Dan Bright Graphics)

My 'Branded' Logo
'DB' Logo
My 'Branded' Website:

My 'Branded' Cd/Dvd (Disk)

Friday, May 21, 2010

Update: Book, Mushroom, Spore "Pod"

I've been working today on animations of growth of a mushroom, and growth of the 'Basidium'

(Edit: I don't know why it has a white back ground. I'll change that and re-upload)

Must be because I'm exporting as a .png, I don't know why but I prefer using .Png's :p

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

CG Arts have a forum!

I have recently purchased a WebHost & Domain and decided I would try to see if the CG Arts (UCA) Community could all come together and make a really comforting place to 'hang-out', show off work, and to get help on anything and everything.

Are you ready for the link? Here it is:

There's the link! Sign up now and post away.


Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Response to Phils' Comment

Hi Phil, Thanks for the comment about my pre-vis.

Peter Klappa did get back to me with some constructive feedback, much like your own. He stated that whilst the idea is quite 'big' it doesn't do much for the actual biological side of things, he wanted to be inside seeing whats happening, but as I said in a reply to him;

Hi Peter,
Thanks for the email. My intention was to have the 'holograms' rotate and grow so we can see 'inside' of that part of the animation. I Realise a few 'stills' couldn't convey the true meaning of the animation but I knew I wanted you to see something of what I have been working on.
A example I have in my sketchbook is when the Basidiospores grow and merge together to form the Haploid Mycelia.

Then at the end of the animation, It isn't really that clear but the 'hologram' spores fly off and land on the desk, and then grow into a real mushroom. I thought this would also bring in an added realism to the animation. Thanks for your email and your time. Sorry again I couldn't be there yesterday.


Both yourself and Mr Klappa have said about the music doesn't bode well with my animation either, I realise the Metal Gear Solid theme wasn't a good choice at this moment in time. But I hope that with the progression of the animation we can see that the 'exploding' holograms will make the 'beat' of my animation come more to life.

Thanks again for the comment Phil,
I will be taking these into consideration.


Monday, May 10, 2010

Thursday, May 06, 2010

Absence of Blogger

Beginning Message
Hey everyone, I realise I haven't been very active on my blog this week but I am about to please someone.

The idea for my animation.
As you may or may not know, I have chosen to animate the Life of a Mushroom.
I will be telling the 'story' through a series of 'pages from a book' lets begin..

The scene opens with a desk, a large heavy desk, it has upon it a lamp, a book and a pocket watch.
The camera slowly moves towards the table until we see the book, the lamp flicks on and we can read what the books' cover says. 'MicroBiology Analysis: The Mushroom.' near the bottom of the cover it will say Daniel Bright 2010 UCA Rochester. Along the spine of the cover it will say 'Microbiology Analysis: Unit 6'. The book will be 'leather-bound' and will be dark brown with gold 'trims'

The book begins to open, the cover slowly opens and lands on a page, Intro into Mushrooms, it reads, in the middle of the page is a strange cylindrical object, it passes through every page in the book, this cylindrical object is a 'hologram projector' the animation story will be played alongside diagrams shown on each page, the viewer will get a look at the diagram, and then see the animation of what the diagram depicts. My first example is when;
-Mating Type
+Mating Type
Meet, this is called 'Plasmogamy' (See end of post for definition.)
Image is sideways, as it was taken using my phone.

The rest of the animation will follow the steps of the MicroBiology Scenario which is below, starting from number 1, and working around to number 8:

The book will then close, and the light turned off, the screen will turn black and any accompanying music will fade with it.

More Images
Everyone loves a juicy image:

Last Note
If you have anything to say, positive or negative, I WANT to hear it. Rip into me if you have to, I strive on feedback. I will try to make this animation my best one yet. I look forward to hearing from you guys.

Glossary:(Taken from WikiPedia)
Plasmogamy is a stage in the sexual reproduction of fungi. In this stage, the cytoplasm of two parent mycelia fuse together without the fusion of nuclei, as occurs in higher terrestrial fungi. After plasmogamy occurs, the secondary mycelium forms. The secondary mycelium consists of dikaryotic cells, one nucleus from each of the parent mycelia.
Microbiology (from Greek μῑκροςmīkros, "small"; βίοςbios, "life"; and -λογία-logia) is the study of microorganisms, which are unicellular or cell-cluster microscopic organisms.[1] This includes eukaryotes such as fungi and protists, and prokaryotesViruses, though not strictly classed as living organisms, are also studied.[2] In short; microbiology refers to the study of life and organisms that are too small to be seen with the naked eye. Microbiology typically includes the study of the immune system, or Immunology. Generally, immune systems interact withpathogenic microbes; these two disciplines often intersect which is why many colleges offer a paired degree such as "Microbiology and Immunology".