Catch Up :) Tuesday, Apr 19 2011 

So as we here at sense spinners, are “off” from college for Easter hols, we haven’t had the chance to meet up yet as a group. However, that doesn’t mean that we have no news for you today.

First of, Amy has been really busy today recording audio for the project. She has told me that most of it is done so Woohoo, one thing nearly done then just the rest to finish but we will be fine 🙂

Second, a new ride has been added to our graphics 🙂 Can you see what it is 🙂

Anyways, if you guessed bumping cars then you would be right. Props like popcorn boxes, cups, sandwich boards,etc have been added. Textures are on the way. Also, work on the final poster has started 🙂 More on that later.

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Technology :) Tuesday, Apr 19 2011 

Hey Guys 🙂

So I know its been a while since our last update but we have been pretty busy getting stuff done 🙂 Anyways, for today’s first blog post, we wanted to talk about the technology we have decided to use for our project.

Firstly, we should mention that we had a couple of different ideas before we decided to use the wii remote. Now, your probably wondering what we are going to do with the remote so, here’s a video to show what we will be doing 🙂

So for our project we will be using either a white board or a painted white wall where a projection of our project will be placed and will also allow the user to interact with the games.

We have purchased the wii remote and the interactive pens from ebay.ie. I’ll post the web address in a minute 🙂

Up to a couple of weeks ago, we also had RFID sensors for the third game, However unfortunately we had to cancel as time is running out and they still had not arrived.

http://cgi.ebay.ie/Infrared-IR-Pen-Wii-Remote-Interactive-Whiteboard-/320687550633?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&hash=item4aaa77b0a9

http://cgi.ebay.ie/3x-White-F-WII-Remote-and-Nunchuck-Controller-Nintendo-/250732236744?pt=UK_VideoGames_VideoGameAccessories_VideoGameAccessories_JN&hash=item3a60ce4fc8

So as always, dont forget to check out the other accounts for more details 🙂

Blooper Video Part Deux ! Monday, Apr 11 2011 

Hey again

See, told you there would be more updates 🙂 Amy has just uploaded the second part of the bloopers for everyone to see 🙂

6 weeks to go !! Monday, Apr 11 2011 

As you can see from the title of the post, its 6 weeks till the exhibition so if you see a few people looking rather anxious you will understand why. Amy has been busy this morning updating a timeline for the next couple of weeks 🙂 Programming is coming along really really well. We have the files linking and the second game working, all that needs to be done is the final interface as we decided last week to go with a where’s wally type game!

Amy is also hard at work getting ready to record some sound effects this week. Taste testing also began this morning for one of our objects but to find out what it is, you’ll need to come to our exhibition to find out 🙂

As for me, I’m currently in Starbucks getting ready to start the interface for game 2 🙂 and then later on tonight, working on the greenscreen footage to import our backgrounds 🙂 so maybe a sneak peak over the next couple of days.

Anyways. I think that’s all for the moment. More posts to be updated as we go 🙂 Don’t forget to check out our other accounts 🙂

Bloopers from Green Screen Shoot :) Monday, Apr 11 2011 

Hey guys

Hope everyone’s Monday is off to a good start. We decided to start today with a blooper video edited by Amy 🙂

 

Carnival Visit from 16/3 Sunday, Apr 10 2011 

Hey again 🙂

I know, plenty of updating tonight. Here’s a video from the carnival visit myself and Amy did on the 16th March to record audio for our project 🙂 Video recorded and edited by Amy 🙂

Animation Sunday, Apr 10 2011 

So, for the second post today 🙂 we wanted to show you a small test animation that we did last weekend.

 

Graphics Sunday, Apr 10 2011 

Hey Guys

So, with 6 weeks to go till June, we are all starting to get nervous 🙂 but don’t worry, we will get everything done. Amy is nearly finished with editing and then I will be adding the 3d background. With that, I thought I’d post stuff up for you to see. Not as much has been done as I would have liked but with the easter hols coming and no more assignments apart from 3d, all will be finished for when we go back (Fingers crossed) in the graphics area 🙂

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So what do you guys think 🙂 Lots more to be added this week, and expect more updates on the blog 🙂

Major Catch Up Time :) Thursday, Apr 7 2011 

Hey Everyone

I’ve just been looking at our site stats, I can’t believe the amount of people who have viewed our blog 🙂 Thank you, it means a lot to us 🙂

Anyways, sorry guys for not updating much over the past couple of weeks, but we have been very very busy. As you would have seen from out last post, we managed to film green screen footage with our wonderful Amy acting as Jinx the Jester. For more photos, check out our flickr account 🙂 The mask is hand made by myself (Nicole) and Amy as well as the scepter which Melina kindly sacrificed her ribbon and her beautiful Christmas decoration which unfortunately suffered a severe accident. At the moment, Amy is working hard on editing the footage and hopefully within a couple of days, we could be updating you with a blooper reel.

Programming is well under way. We have very good news on that front as Melina and Marie-Therese have been working on different parts. Melina, has managed to get the swf files linking to a main flash file 🙂 in other words we have a linking project 🙂 and Marie-Therese has got our second game working 🙂 So all good news so far 🙂

Exhibition Plan is also going to be handed in tomorrow. Pictures will be posted in the next couple of days.

Amy has been working hard on the audio front as well as the previously mentioned editing 🙂

As for me, I have been busy trying to get graphics done. Its slowly but surely getting there and with all assignments due before easter done, I can go full steam ahead 🙂 I’ll also put some images up of what I have done as the layout of carnival town has been finalized 🙂 Also I have started doing light tutorials and am creating textures in illustrator.

Humm, I think thats everything for the moment. I want to thank Marie-Therese for doing the last post and uploading the photos 🙂

Finally like always don’t forget to check our other accounts 🙂

Greenscreen Sunday, Apr 3 2011 

So on Wednesday we got our Green screen shoot done and it went really well. There will definitely be some very funny outtakes from it. 🙂

Below is a slideshow of some of Nicole’s pictures from Wednesday.

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