Saturday, December 6, 2008
posted by Chen at 2:08 AM
Date : 6th December 2008
Time : 2.07AM
Listening to : My sis talks
Where : Room - Malacca

Ok...dead blog I know. Sorrryyy. Well...just a small update. As mentioned I'm the design lead for Design Method 3 and Tanyus is the Technical lead. And I think the job was very well divided. Today I worked on the remaining elements for the game and I got pretty excited. So I decided to try the different combinations that I can come up with.

Combination of Rococo and Art Nouveau (Pretty similar har?)

Combination of Bauhaus and Pop Art

Combination of Pop Art and Art Nouveau

I actually find this pretty interesting to experiment with. It's nice for me. Hopefully our juniors will feel the same. Presentation this coming Tuesday.


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Wednesday, November 12, 2008
posted by Chen at 12:23 PM
Date : 12th November 2008
Time : 12.24PM
Listening to : Nothing
Where : Room - MC

Here's my animatic for my 3D. Very sketchy though. 0.o! Dunnoe how I'm gonna model the human's legs. =.=!

And Kenny asked to make the 3D objects bigger. So here's an update on my latest poster. Still prefer the 1st one I did though.

Ok, off to school now. Cya~!


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Monday, November 10, 2008
posted by Chen at 8:53 AM
Date : 9th November 2008
Time : 4.26PM
Listening to : My noisy spinning fan
Where : Room - MC

Ok, I've promised to put up my storyboard for Motion Graphic Design (Autism) and also Design Method 3 interface prototype. You know what took me so long? Laziness and watermarking. Every time I post something here, I have to resize it and watermark it. A bit troublesome but it's a good practice I know. Anyway...

Motion Graphic Design (Autism)
So this is my THIRD proposal. Sweat. I mean seriously, if kena reject another time, I will sweat until the whole world banjir. ha...ha...ha.... I changed my target audience to general public. Main aim will be to create awareness and generate support from the public to lend a hand to this community of people and their families.

Design Method 3 (Style It)
As mention in one of my previous posts, our interface design wasn't up to standard yet. And since I am in charge of designing the interface and Tanyus in charge of the technical aspect, I am responsible in making the front end look good. A bit stressful. And the job division is this way because OBVIOUSLY Tanyus scripting skills are better than mind a million times. =.=! But after critic session last week, we were so glad Sweii likes it. It was agonizing to present first and getting no feedback while the rest of the groups were either commented "very good", "good improvement" or having a lot of helpful feedbacks from the class. Ours, nothing. Huahhh... Stress. Cos of all the teams, our ideas were the one approved last. Then critic session, we were the last team to be called. Was so afraid the lecturer and tutor will ask lotsa questions that we cannot answer but thank God they didn't have much to comment and it was good enough. The night before, Tan and I had a crazy laugh over our character. Hahahaha... Cos I tried to do her voiceover in a very bimbotic way. Gah~!
Oh, btw...The character wasn't drawn by us. Found it on the net. Will give the credit when I get his name.

In addition to my work, I helped a church mate, Ian to design a T-shirt. Did it yesterday, completed today. I hope it's good enough. It's been ages since I last did my design on Illustrator.

Tested on a badge...Ohohoho~!

Last Friday, I had a very bad mishap. My flash FLA file for Digital Media was missing. All because of my hard disk. I accidentally detached it when I moved my laptop and then it just went missing. The file was still running when that happened. Sigh... I dunnoe how now... Have to redo. Unless the programme given by Musa to revert SWF to FLA works. Please please work~!


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Wednesday, November 5, 2008
posted by Chen at 8:05 AM
Date : 5th November 2008
Time : 8.06AM
Listening to : Rain outside my window
Where : Room - MC

Initially, I was preparing my watermarked storyboard for Motion Graphic. But it wasn't done yet. But anyway, it was approved. XD Oh, senangnyer hatiku. And Design Method 3 was approved too. Woohoo~! Good feedback. Later we'll have our 3D poster presentation and also my animatics work review. ust finished my poster. Rendering took more than 15 minutes. And it's only a still image. Oh well, I wonder how long it'll take for animation.

Anywho.... Here's my posters. I dunnoe which I like better. And yes, I'm using my guni-s as my character. They'll be in 2D form in a 3D world. Their mission is to fix the sewing machine and try to turn themselves into 3D by sewing themselves together which turned out to be a disaster. Will be making the trailer instead of the full animation though. Will update complete one asap.

K... Now for my animatics...sigh~!


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Monday, November 3, 2008
posted by Chen at 8:57 PM
Date : 3rd November 2008
Time : 8.57PM
Listening to : Exchange of Heart - David Slater
Where : Room - MC

After the PD trip, I'm surprised I could even come up with an interface. And you know what? I really like it. :) Anyway, here's the overall mood and interface for my game in Advanced Digital Media. This week, we'll have to start coding already. And having test sammo. Next week will be MGD test. Aduhai~!


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Thursday, October 30, 2008
posted by Chen at 2:34 AM
Date : 29th October 2008
Time : 11.34AM
Listening to : Set adrift on memory bliss - BSB
Where : Room - MC

Finished 80% of my 3D modeling. I have a lot of adjustments and things to add. Everything look pretty loose here. Anyway, here's the first render test. No seriously... I dunnoe what's going to happen in this piece of work. Mak jaaaaang~! Can't really concentrate now. That bizarre weird dream is still in my head. Dang~!

I had quite a difficult time adjusting the resolution. I hate to find for tutorials but this time I had to la. Alamak..Camera settings and global settings not linked one meh? Meh....


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Tuesday, October 28, 2008
posted by Chen at 4:06 PM
Date : 28th October 2008
Time : 3.43PM
Listening to : Nothing
Where : Room - MC

For the past few days, Tanyus and I stayed up till 5AM to finish our Design Method 3 proposal. We really went through quite a "ribut taufan" in our project. I still think our first idea was pretty unique but I guess circumstances didn't really make things easy. So we brainstormed for another idea and we like it. Now we hope it'll turn out good. Anyway, this quick visual needs ALOT of changes. Basically our art direction is similar to scrapbooking. Will post up the updated version asap.

We are creating a flash game that requires the player to decorate a room according to a virtual customer's description. From the given description, player has to interprete what kind of art style and art movement that suits what the customer wants. Our aim is to evoke user's creativity in applying the fundamentals of art movement into their work. Not only that, we aim to help to train user to understand and interprete a job brief.

Below is our first quick visual. Gah. Next time I will post up a much improved one. Suddenly I feel so The Sim-ish. Hahaha... We have a very very bad name. Gonna change it.

Anyway, I am like so so so so so freakin in love with this blog. SO NIIIIICEEEEE~! See how I enlarge the link text. This is how much I love it. Hahahaha! Tanyus watched all my reactions in class when I went through this blog and she said this, "Chen, you're having furniture orgasm.." =.=! For once, I think I do agree with her. Oh goodness... Such beautiful creation call furniture and interior design. I will, I promise myself, I will one day work in a interior design firm.


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posted by Chen at 3:26 PM
Date : 28th October 2008
Time : 3.27PM
Listening to : Crazy ppl playing with fireworks
Where : Room - MC

Aaaah~! My idea for motion still hasn't got feedback yet. I mean the latest one cos the previous one on Autism was too general. Oh, btw, I decided on Autism. But anyway...

I'm still doing on Autism but target audience will be general public on how needy an autistic child and their parents are. Organization that I'm doing will be our local NGO, NASOM (National Autism Society of Malaysia). I want to create an awareness among the public and also to encourage them to help out either in the form of donation, adopting a project or volunteer to help out in the centre. The motion graphic will contain the facts and also real situation of autism in Malaysia.

Previously I did my research based on foreign countries' situation. It was pretty hard to relate. Then when I moved on to Malaysian's context, I find myself feeling more passionate about this issue. So yeah... Still hasn't got any feedback yet but I'm going to proceed. Ok, concept board. For the very last time... =.=!

I hope by the end of the term I will have something satisfactory to post in this blog.


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Monday, October 20, 2008
posted by Chen at 2:38 AM
Date : 20th October 2008
Time : 2.38AM
Listening to : Nothing
Where : room - Malacca

Last week I presented my ideas for Motion Graphic Project 2 : Speaking Up. I decided to do on abortion. But my concepts weren't strong and solid enough. But anyway, I came up with 2 more concept boards. One is for abortion and the other one is for autism. Will elaborate later on when I have the time. The first 2 are last week's concept board. The next 2 are my latest concept board.

Concept : Killing a child irregardless of any method is murder. So is abortion. Just because you have not see the child yet does not mean it is not an act of killing.

Concept : A fetus is not just an "it". It is a life and no matter how much you try to convince yourself that the first trimester does not make the the fetus a human, you are wrong. You are not God. You have no rights to terminate the child's life just because of your mistake.

Concept : Children suffering from autism can sometimes be hard to detect. This is to create awareness among parents and caretakers and to guide them on how to detect autism in their children.

Concept : Aborting a child is done in a cruel way. The child is helpless and silent. But if... he can plead to his mother... What will he say?

Anyway... I am not sure which one I'm keen on doing yet. The first 2 are not in my list. It's either the 3rd or 4th one. Hmmm... I wonder... Autism? or Abortion?


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Saturday, October 18, 2008
posted by Chen at 12:31 AM
Date : 18th October 2008
Time : 12.31AM
Listening to : Nothing
Where : Room - MC

My first project in Motion Graphic Design. Just submitted this week. Thank God my lappie did not crash.