Saturday, May 16, 2009


This is awesome... i learn this from It shows particle radiating outwards from the centre.... Its easy to develop....just by using particle world plugin and change a bit properties, will turn firework into particle.... To learn the tutorial....just go to

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Reflection of Personal creative development during the semester and details of contextual influences

The animation and motion graphic unit gave me a good understanding of how to create animations by using a powerful program i.e Adobe after effect. Every week we were given step by step tutorials of how to do particular animation. The tutor helped us to
understand and learning by doing.

Futhermore, the lecture notes gave us the theory of animations which then can be applied to
practical wokrs. The best things in every lecture, Chris Denaro, the lecturer of this unit
showed us heaps of examples of animations from the professional artist as a guide for us as a student to develop our creativity towards doing our final project.

However, i still need help from any other resources to develop my creativity and learn more in order to develop sophisticated animation.

One of the best website i really like and help me much in achieving a certain technique is

This website owned by Andrew. He provides many video tutorials which are absolutely free.

Throughout my progress doing all the tutorial exercises, the difficult part was how to get idea to design things into the compositions. These include colour, forms such as lines and shapes as well as the visual styles. So I always get inspired from the existing animations which are available in the Youtube and it supports my learning process.

Mastering color therefore is the important aspect in any designed because it influences the mood of audiences. I learn this from the recommended reading from QUT blackboard. Color also has cultural differences in terms of its meaning. E.g Red means anger in japan but it might have a different meaning in any other countries.Lines and shapes also have their own meaning in term of visual communications. For instance, horizontal lines indicates stability, diagonal lines refers to as dynamic and vertical lines is instable.

All these creativity i have learnt in this unit and it is a new experienced for me...

Overall, animation and motion Graphic is the best.. :)

In this week tutorial (week 10), i learnt how to make audio driven animation by using Expression. First convert any audio into keyframe to allow any other properties such as scale and opacity applied onto it to make animation which follows the amplitude of the audio itself. From this video, i mask the drum object and applied the scale properties onto the audio amplitude layer. This is a quick way to make audio driven animation instead of adding key frame by frame which will be time consuming...The video above is just a simple one since i did this in the tutorial class... By the way, its quite interesting to learn this exercise... Have Fun....

Reference:Audio taken from creative common :

Picture of drum:

Wednesday, May 6, 2009


Excercise 1: MoodBoard

Exercise 2: Rotoscoping Video (Adding some video into my motion graphic)

From tutorial week 9 exercise, we learnt about creating a moodboard and Rotoscoping video. The colour of the moodboard is based on the intrinsic colour relationship in a dintinctive image from 1970s. Through my own research of colors used in 1970s which had been displayed in posters and magazines at that time, the colour used was Navy blue or dark blue, yellow, green and orange. I use retro color to represent this video and moodboard. From the recommended reading on the QUT blackboard in one of the articles about colour, it says "color act as lighting which can influence the emotions and moods of the viewers"... They also used particular forms such as line and shapes in compositions. There were many posters using lines that radiates outwards from the centre which indirectly gives a sense of retro and using rounded and sharp-edge shaped as their styles..Therefore i used all these ideas to create and publish my own video, blending them to give 1970s moods/themes...To support these, i used some images include the classic-typed people (identify through their old-fashion hair style) and old-designed bicycle and car to give the audience the feeling back to 1970s. The title of my video work is "Duck and Cover". It emphasized and reinforced audience in 1970s at that time to duck and cover whenever they encountered nearby bomb explosion for their protection.

For video rotoscope as part of this exercise, i have include a body of a person walking and then as he realized there was a bomb explosion, he began to duck(look at my moodboard image 2 . Through the tutorial given by our tutor, i have managed to mask the wanted part successfully. However, when you look at my video closely(related to second moodboard image), i didn't mask it properly where it has jagged around it. One more part that i forgot to add onto my video is the grainy effect or black and white as a style which can possibly identified by the audience as 1970s...I just realized this as i gained more experienced and more experiment using After this is part of learning process towards doing my major project for assessment 3, its quite interesting to learn rotoscopic effect and as i gain more knowledge, now managed to point out area that i went wrong during my tutorial exercise in establishing the intended mood and themes to audience.

Friday, May 1, 2009


In tutorial week 8, i have experiment the tracker control or motion tracking tool by using after effect which allows elements such as text, image or video to stand at the fixed position within any video . This will make those elements looks like become part of the video itself. From the video example above, i have added up text called "creative industries" and my friends image stood on the stairs of the creative industries building. Through my progression in making this video, its pretty hard to find a good position for placing the motion tracker and i had to find a good spot to place these elements so that the motion tracker can easily detect the same points from the beginning till the end of the video. I had done frame by frame to set and adjusting the position of the elements. But Its quite interesting to learn this motion tracker because it might help me to create a sophisticated video with any added objects from any resources i want.

Similar to how i did the video above (i,.e creative industries building) but now i am using four motion trackers which allow to fix the position of the window screen in the PC monitor. We need to set in the motion tracker as "perspective" to let 4 motion trackers points to appear. Practically, i placed the motion tracker point at each corner of the monitor screen and while the video is playing, these motion trackers will detect where the same points are going. Then we set target which file will be using these points as a guide (here im using the window screen picture supplied from the QUT blackboard). However, i just realized that some points are still not properly fixed that makes the windows screen to move a bit and some black bits can still be seen behind it. This is really a good learning process for me to experiment how to make it better in the future.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Assessment 1: Temporal identity

This is our assessment project to develop temporal identity. I have chosen to tell about myself or "Pieces of me".. Just have a look and give comments about it.. Thanx

In this week 7 tutorial, i learnt about constructing a 3D temporal composition which develops a temporal and spatial dialogue within 3Dspace. Basically its quite similar with the video i develop on week 6 but here, i have created video which explore places and scenery. I made a lot of masking to achieve 3D composition and zooming in/out into the image itself so that camera acts as birds eye to the viewers. Okay hopefully u enjoy viewing this part... :)