Sunday, May 30, 2010

Draft Crysis Environments

Attempt Number 1:
Early design, palm tree island in the middle might be where I create the meeting space.

Ground level, shrubs and grass applied.

Attempt Number 2: I have figured out how to create cliffs, I might extend the bridge to meet this cliff.

Ground level, got rid of the 'dirt' mountain and the grass and shurbs and also the island, I thought that they were not need, it made the environment look a little fake and tacky.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Test Elevators

Below is a video showing a test I conducted to see how well my elevators work. I wanted to test 'distance and direction'.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Bridge Development

Bridge Design 1: The first bridge I designed was a bit of a shocker. The tutor, and myself both agreed that it was a bit of a nothing design. I can’t even explain what I was trying to express in the design, cause I don’t even know.

Bridge Design 2: The second bridge I designed I put a lot more thought into. I considered what type of power both the clients processed and tried to design according to them (I also got some advice from my tutor). The thought behind the design this that Angela Merkel has great power. She is strong and her power is large scale, effecting lots of people. ‘She’ therefore supports majority of the bridge structure. Miranda Kerr on the other hand has power that is very much dependent on the way the public and the media perceive her. Therefore her offices balances on right end of the bridge.

Balancing the power. I want to make people consider what might happen to the bridge structure if one of the clients space is taken away. If the Merkel side was to break then due to the position of the Kerr side, it too would fall and break. Similarly if the Kerr side was to disappear then there would be too much weight on the Merkel side and it too would fall and break. Therefore there must be a careful balance between powers.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

36 Custom Textures - Movement







Monday, May 17, 2010

Working on the Valley in Crysis

Here are some screenshots that I've taken with the landscape I'm creating in Sandbox 2 Editor. Its getting there, but it definatly needs more development and work.

Friday, May 14, 2010

The Valley

The valley that I have chosen for the clients is a rather unusual one, I have chosen Palm Valley located in the Northern Territory, Australia. There are a few reasons why I chose this valley. They are:
1. Its location is remote, which is what I want. I want the bridge and spaces to act as a retreat for the clients as they both lead very busy and chaotic lives.
2. Its beautiful landscape that will allow me to experiment with Crysis a lot.
3. Its a very unique part of Australia that not many people in Australia, let alone the world know about.

Here is some brief information that I sourced from

'Palm Valley is an ancient wonder found within the Finke Gorge National Park, 138 kms west of Alice Springs in Australia’s Northern Territory. The valley is named for the 1200 mature and 12,000 immature Red Cabbage Palms growing here, and no-where else in the world.

The first Europeans to find this desert oasis were the early inland explorer Ernest Giles and his party in 1872. They were following the dry Finke River bed, which at 250 million years is acknowledged as the oldest river in the world. The traditional owners are the Aranda people who still live in the area and hold ceremonies at important sites.

Today we re-trace these early steps to enter the area along the dry riverbed. When rains fall, the river often floods again, making the road impassable. This area is known as Cycad Gorge and you can see resilient ferns and plants clinging onto the rocks. Further in are crystal clear rock pools surrounded by white sands and softly shaded greenery.

Although the Cabbage palms are the most iconic species in the valley, the Finke Gorge National Park contains 460 documented plant species. This list includes MacDonnell Ranges Cycads, River Red Gums, Bloodwood Trees, Sturt Desert Roses and many species of grevillea and daisy, making this oasis more like a secret garden of Eden. Animals too thrive here including goannas, geckos, skinks, bearded dragons, mulga parrots, port Lincoln parrots, rainbow bee-eaters and yellow throated minors.

Palm Valley is a living relict of an Australia time forgot. In the cooler, wetter past when Australia was much farther south of its current position, lush green forest covered much of what is now desert. Palm Valley shelters the few survivors of this age marooned within a growing arid region.'


Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Clients Chosen

The clients that I have chosen to design for are Angela Merkel and Miranda Kerr. I chose these two because they both quite unique individually but I believe they do share some common similarities in their lives, they are both very busy people who have large amounts of responsibility.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Mixture of 18 One Point & Two Point Perspective Drawings

One Point Perspectives:

Two Point Perspectives:

The MashUp of The Three News Articles

Miranda Kerrs Article - RED

Angela Merkel Article - GREEN

Helen Keller Article - BLUE

Miranda Kerr, Angela Merkel and Helen Keller sometimes unleashed a wild firewall but understood all too well the responsibilities that came with it and the dangers it could bring.

Prior to Sunday with more than 1000 people from across Europe, United States and NSW frustrated President Barack Obama said he and Merkel had agreed to appreciate life and how quickly it can be taken away. While Miranda Kerr said she found it particularly frustrating when people threw temper tantrums, clearly affected she said amid fears ‘getting upset won't help’. And Helen Keller was not a "bad" girl, impatient or angry, anytime amid fresh turmoil she began thinking positively and learned a great deal about the world she could no longer see or hear.

People of a strong responsibility sometimes push resolute steps to build confidence in the small hope of delivering a little freedom to everyone.

MashUp of Three News Articles Information

The link to the Miranda Kerr article -
Referenced: Joe Hildebrand, News Limited, "Miranda Kerr cherishes life after losing friend", The Daily Telegraph, (accessed May 10, 2010).

The link to the Angela Merkel article -
Referenced: Yahoo! Pty Limited, "Obama calls Merkel on debt crisis", Yahoo7 Finance, (accessed May 10, 2010).

The link to the Helen Keller article -
Referenced: Sherrill Kushner, LA Times,, "'Meet Helen Keller", 4HearingLoss, (accessed May 10, 2010).

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

EXP 3 - The Clients and Infomation

EXP 3 is finally here. I am very excited to look at the bridge concept as I did some work on it last year in my Year 12 Engineering Coarse. My favourite bridge that I studied last year was the 'millau viaduct' located in Tarn near Millau in southern France. It is the tallest bridge in the world and one of the largest cable stayed bridges in the world.

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For EXP3 here is what I know about the clients so far:
Miranda Kerr - A Victoria's secret model who grew up in the small country town of Gunnedah, NSW. She is the face of David Jones and many other world renown fashion companies.

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Angela Merkel - The current Chancellor of Germany, Angela was born in Hamburg Germany. She is a very powerful women (some would argue the most) in the political and financial worlds.

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Helen Keller - An American author, political activist and lecturer. She was the first deafblind person to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree.

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Sunday, May 2, 2010

Links to FileFront and Google Warehouse

The link to where my Crysis Wars Levels and Objects Folder are on Filefront is:

The link to where my final version of my 9 rectangular prisms are on Google Warehouse is:

Final Five Images

Image 1 - Close up of Charles Darwins' Laboratory

Image 2 - Overall shot of Nicole Kueppers' Laboratory
Relation to Electroliquid Aggregation Quote: 'Question: Is saving the world as easy as doing in it one solar cell at a time? Answer: I don’t know, but at least it’s a start.

Image 3 - Overhead shot of Landform and Laboratories
Relation to Electroliquid Aggregation Quote: Shows how you can come from two distinctively different elements, and travel two different and unique ways to meet at a common point.

Image 4 - The Meeting Point

Image 5 - Overall shot of Charles Darwins' Laboratory
Relation to Electroliquid Aggregation Quote: Exploring the question can working at different levels, in different shapes and spaces, influence your ideas, feelings and what you achieve with your work.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

36 Custom Textures - Light and Dark

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