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InteractiveFlash Report

Yay i have completed my room for the Interactive Design Principles Project, i am quite happy that it is now over although we could have spent more time on it to make itbetter then it is at the moment there are many possibilities such as… the door opening and shutting, changing colourd walls, a room were the user could make there own room and perhaps old arcade machines with retro games that could be playable.

We made a house with 5 rooms in it 1 room that leads to all the rooms 1 living room and 3 bedrooms ofwhich we did our own bedrooms.

The layout is of a bedroom with a bed, desk,chair, sofa and 7 posters. The interactive ‘hotspot’ ports of it are… the windows, the mirror, the ‘whirl’ poster and the door.

The window, praticly a slide show of 2 images and a movie I was apart of making. They would change whenever the user would click on them, i did have it so they would change when they mouse passed over them but that got annoying after while it would change unintentionally.

The mirror “webcam” feature was perhaps one for the most difficult coding i had to do alot of research and i had to experiment with different coding to get it working perfectly. I still find it one of the most enjoyable parts.

The “whirl” the green and orange poster next to the bed, was another fiddly part, it is designed to come closer and open another ‘hotspot’ which is placed in the centre of the whirl. the whole thing would then shrink back when the user clicks off the hotspot.

The music the just an ambient tune from my library to give the user an idea of the music i like called bright morning star. I have a poster next to the door of a bright star were the music is coming from, this is a hotspot.

The last hotspot was the door that is used to go into the hallway were all the other doors are.

There were two types of coding used ActionScript and XML, ActionScript was used for the elements of the room such as the webcam mirror and whirl.  XML was used to put it all together and place in the room.


April 20, 2008 at 1:21 pm Leave a comment

Things to do…

1. Complete the Revised essey – completed

2. Unload images of old storyboard to viral site and blog

3. Complete CV

4. Complete Pan Room – Completed

5. Do Statement

6. …

April 8, 2008 at 1:38 pm Leave a comment

The viral video

I thought it was time to reflect on what we had done leading up to the final piece. The original idea that got of the starting bloc was the snakes and ladders, this was chosen after a number of ideas was put aside this they were: human skittles, human monopoly, cluedo and chess; we had done all the filming that was needed and the storyboard but when it came to editing and compositing there was a massive problem, when it came to editing we needed help and that was a massive problem.

We were offered help but we were unable to attend and that was the start of our problems after that when we tried to get the help we need we were refused and even other film students were forbidden to help us. So we spent the next 4 weeks trying as much as we can to get the footage on to the computer which we need to progress to the next step i even went to another college but there equipment wasn’t working.

The green screen  was one part that had the least things to go wrong.  The only upset was the angle of the camera, we couldnt get it to the more overhead position that i wanted.  We just put it as high as we could and began film, luckerly the angle wasnt to low and we could have used the footage.

So back to the drawing board, mike came up with the idea of a football video about showing our different skills on a fast paced viral. and shortly after this idea came about we were approuched by another group that needed more group members and a location so we exsected and started filming the next day with the storyboard i produced.

The filming was done in my flat over an hour in which dan would stay completely still

I talk more about that on my Report.

A more in depth version is on David Kerriages Web Blog

April 8, 2008 at 11:10 am Leave a comment

Video Project StoryBoard

Dont worry guys storyboard completed, iv got most of what we did right here.

April 7, 2008 at 4:38 pm Leave a comment

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