Wednesday, 13 January 2010

low poly self portait

character concept

vehicle concept

mood boards for mortal engines

Mortal Engines

I liked mortal engines, it’s a book I never would have thought of to read but very glad I did, it took a while to get the visual of London but it is a bizarre and fascinating world. The idea that we a human reach and technological peak and then lost it is fascinating when i think of the future its either a steady increase on technology or completely back to basics but this world is still mechanical but just not able to access the old tech.
This was a nice change of project I liked that we could make the vehicle etc without any preconception to what it would look like, which was a problem with the war of the worlds project, having the film version of the tripods stuck in your head does make it a wee bit difficult to design it so it doesn’t just come to another variation of that concept.
It was interesting seeing everyone’s interpretation of the same text, most projects had the similar theme but it’s a bit of an insight to another person’s imagination.

time management

It no secret that I’m not great with time management but this year I want to try and sort that out and actually plan when I’m going to do work, I need to use my time more constructively and I know that it is no-one’s fault other than my own. I would like to actually finish some 3d before deadline for once. So I’m going to actually sit down and have the trash projects done in time and to a reasonable standard so that I can have a bash at some personal work. I is about time to get my arse into gear a do work because I like this course and enjoy it but I’m really not working to any decent standard and it starting get to me but I know what to do so I guess I should start doing it.

Sell out

Something i have come to realise is that there is a thin line between good and bad but it makes or breaks the game. The worse thing is when a game that you’ve loved for year release one too many titles. It just seems that it’s not good enough having a game that is still entertaining even now that the graphical level of games has improved to a unrecognisable standard, and still making sales. Weird spin off games are made with hardly any real resemblance to the original, take sonic, one of the best loved games, then look at sonic unleashed...sonic turns into a werewolf(or were-hedgehog), when did someone sit there and decide that was a good idea. The whole game has too much boring and slow storyline that doesn’t really make that much sense, tails just appears with an excuse to why he hasn’t been there before and there is a replacement tails handily with amnesia. Basically it one of those games that only sells because of the recognisably title and not because it’s a good game. It a shame that its all about money and not creating good games.