Wednesday, April 18, 2012

INDEPENDENT PROJECT BOOKLET.

















INDEPENDENT PROJECT.

For the final project in Visual Communications II, we were asked to create our own independent project in which we will learn about a program of our choice. The programs that could be chosen from were allowed to choose from Adobe Ilustrator, Photoshop, AutoCAD, SketchUp + Plugins, or Rhino.

I chose to use Photoshop because I had the least experience with this program and was also advised by Stephanie to use InDesign to create a booklet of my findings.

In Photoshop, I explored "actions" which is a feature that allows you to record adjustments to a particular image, no matter how many, and apply all of the changes to another image with simply the click of a button. It is a means of saving time and maintaining consistency throughout a project.

Here is the final presentation that I put together for my class. In the next post, I will post the pages of the experimentation booklet I created in InDesign.












Thursday, March 22, 2012

SKETCH UP VIEWS & ANIMATION.

Here are the views and video that we were assigned to produce for the SketchUp project:


BIRDSEYE TOP VIEW:


HIDDEN LINE:


PARALLEL PROJECTION:


PERSPECTIVE:


SECTION CUT:


TOP VIEW:


ANIMATION:

  video

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

SKETCH UP PROJECT.

For the fourth project that we completed in Visual Communications, we were asked to create the same space that we were assigned for the AutoCAD project, in the program called SketchUp.

These are the instructions for the project:



For this assignment you are expected to produce and turn in the following:
Well-Organized 3-D SketchUp Model, a collection of perspective and orthographic views from SketchUp, Two Photorealistic Renderings, and a 30-seconds long animation with music! 

Here are views of the model that I produced:





Saturday, March 10, 2012

WHAT I WANT TO KNOW!

There are a few things that I'd like to know about the various computer programs we use in Visual Communications:

PHOTOSHOP:
1- General Rendering
2- Successfully Managing Layers
3- Using Filters
4- The Magic Wand
5- Successfully Using Materials to Look Realistic

AUTOCAD:
1- 3D Modelling
2- Array Tool
3- Just a General Knowledge of More Advanced Tools

SKETCHUP:
1-Making a Shape the Correct Way
2- Solids
3- I've never used it before now, so pretty much everything.

ILLUSTRATOR:
1-Being able to alternate between Photoshop and Illustrator Files

Using the Adobe Design Suite to Successfully Move Images and Files Back and Forth Between Programs.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN FINAL BOOK.

Here are the images of the final book that I turned in for assignment three for Visual Communications II. 

Our AUTOCAD assignment had to include each of the following:

Dimensioned floor plan, interior section elevation, reflected ceiling plan, rendered furniture floor plan, custom title block, and physical model

And we were graded based on:

Accuracy, Effort, Craft, Image Quality, Compositional Quality, Creativity 





Monday, February 20, 2012

COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN.

For the third assignment for Visual Communications II, we were to learn the software AUTOCAD 2012 by drafting and creating a space from our studio in the program.

For this, we were separated into three groups and divided amongst several spaces in the studio.

I was put into the group that was responsible for the Digital Lab, kitchenette, and stairs.

The instructions for the project were as follows:

Over the next three weeks we will survey an interior space and draft the space in floor plan, section elevations, furniture floor plans, and reflected ceiling plans. You should come to each class prepared to present progress in the form of digital work and hard copies. 

For this assignment you are expected to produce and turn in the following: 

Dimensioned floor plan, interior section elevation, reflected ceiling plan, rendered furniture floor plan, custom title block, and physical model.