Thursday, February 25, 2010
Groups, links, etc.
Several Important Items:
1) I would like to open this up to others in the class to create avatar body types, faces, hair, etc for Kuno and Vasti. (This is not required but those of you who have done little in SL to show us this past month might take this as an opportunity to engage in some actual work - you may also just have some ideas you would like to see realized for the costumes). We will have a fashion show first thing next week to choose avatars and costumes, the more options the better!
2) I would also strongly encourage those already involved in avatar/character design to go a bit deeper in terms of making their characters and costumes. Specifically, please try to use the templates shown to use by Christopher last week for making clothing. Using the existing shirts and pants is one way to go but these designs you have made are generally a bit simplistic, lacking in any sort of details that one might typically find on clothing (seams, pockets, details). These kind of details in terms of texture of the fabric, color and fit can be very much enhanced by actually creating original clothing. Give it a go please, use your photoshop skills to work on templates to translate to some costume designs. I more than suspect that you will find the results more interesting than what you have attempted so far.
3) Groups: We have our groups, still waiting for the first group's list:
jesse- scripting and tram
jiawen- building mending ap
luke- builing (focus on hatch)
yureka- building mending ap, snakes
chantelle- casting and scripting
brett and quincy- getting pictures and textures
tom- ABSENT, but we think consistency is his focus???
http://treet.tv/shows/tonightlive (this is the talk show I appeared on this past weekend, I am interviewed at the second half of the show, this recording is a machinima from a live event, notice the lips moving - easy to do)
Patrick Lichty, visitor to our class next week. Here is his website and a slurl for an exhibition of his work in SL.
LOOK AT BOTH OF THESE BEFORE CLASS NEXT WEEK - THIS IS REQUIRED!