Used at a conference this animation was commissioned for display as a loop on a plasma screen. Using a static image as the basis of the animation, we then recreated plant elements in 3D and composited them over the background, to which we also added some subtle animation. The result looked very convincing with the […]
Use your tablet as a...tablet
Here's a nice positive post to kick off the year. One of my minor woes recently has been the refusal of my Win 7 PC and my ancient Wacom graphics tablet to hook up. Days were spent fiddling with drivers and serial cable adapters until I finally gave up, thinking that to get those nice Photoshop CC brushes working with a stylus would need hundreds spending on a new Tablet.
Skip a few weeks to when I am playing around with my new toy - a Samsung Note 10.1 - and I see something in the app store. Called Virtual Tablet, the app "receives stylus pen input from tablet devices such as Samsung Slate 7, Galaxy Note, Ativ, and Microsoft Surface and then transfer these input data to the wirelessly connected server devices, for example desktop, and laptop."
It took a while to get working (finally enabling the 'Tablet Service" on the PC did the trick), but now I am using my Samsung with pen as a graphics tablet for the PC. It all functions brilliantly, with a smooth and accurate response to the Note stylus. So, in all, very happy, and feel that my birthday treat can now be seen as a solid practical purchase - result! So here's the first piece created using the tablet & PC set up, a poster for Johnny Sly's upcoming gig...
Happy New Year 2015...
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This job involved creating an interactive presentation for our client that would be run on a touchscreen at a trade fair. Using pre-rendered sequences of driving along a branching road, the user clicks on a desired destination on the bottom menu, and the application loads the relevant animation and plays it. When reaching the 'destination' […]
This cute character animation has been under wraps for a looong time, finally Savvy Squirrel can scamper into the daylight! Designed and illustrated by Fathom in Bournemouth, this animation tells the story of an intrepid squirrel and his family inheritance... Produced for a wealth planning agency, its used on their website homepage to convey their […]