Floating Belfast and more..

Over the past week or so, the team have been focusing in on the building and design aspect of the project as well the information needed. We went on a belfast bus tour, which I personally thought was pointless because they joked around a lot with the culture and accent etc, and didn’t give much useful information for the project with the exception of a few things, we documentated the tour together using our phones below is the outcome of the footage but editing is still on going because we would like to put facts and information as titles about the sequence;

As a group we decided the (hopefully) final outcome of what the floating city/building should look like;

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We’ve decided that the building should be a city sitting on a blimp, the blimp will work as a greenhouse and supply food and oxygen for the city above, it will also be in the shape as the big fish statue in Belfast city centre, the Harland and Wolff cranes will work as apartment blocks and a wall surround the whole city, inspired by the peace-walls that can be seen through out Belfast. The Girl with the Hop statue will also work as a government building although this is last priority. The group focusing on modelling furniture and the actually buildings and blimp before worrying about other concepts we discussed in case the deadline comes sooner rather than later. Below is a link to a pinterest board created for inspiration;


In class we’ve been going through basic modelling techniques and created a kitchen cupboard!

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I found it highly enjoyable and learnt alot, I feel alot more confident on modelling! I can’t wait to get a start on modelling now for the floating Belfast project. On top of that it was recommended for us to do a rigging tutorial on Jonas, I found it difficult, I’m nearly 100% sure there is a missing bit of information when rigging him, as there isn’t any instructions based around the head_squash_ctrl, trying to solve it myself by creating another nurbb circle and trying to parent it in a way so the squash and stretch would work was really difficult, I guess I still don’t quite have a understanding for it yet. I did however manage to rig the rest without any problems!

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In the last class it was recommend to try and animate the famous sack of flour! I’m really looking forward to learning how to portray emotions and fluid body movements in animating.


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