Production 1 documentary Proposal

For my short documentary for Production 1 I want to do a video on USB ports. In it I would cover where the standard originated from, Who maintains it and changes it. And a brief history of it from when it started to today.

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Production 1 Audio Edit

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Robot King Chess Piece

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Production 1 video edit

My edit of 2001 a Space Odyssey for my class production 1

 

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Game Jam

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This is the main area for the game I made and did lighting for

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These are the trees I made with the Unity tree creator

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This is the ammo box I modeled and textured

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This is the street light I modeled and textured

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The Cul-de-sac I modeled and textured

 

These are the 4 textures I made, asphault, grass, concrete and tree bark

Our pipleline for the game was divided between programming and art. After agreeing upon the gameplay we looked at what assets needed to be made for a basic implementation and divided up who would do them, while the programers did their own thing.

I was in charge of making textures, modeling a few props, UV mapping, lighting and putting the level together. I made textures with Substance Designer and Substance Painter. I modeled and UV’d with Maya 2018. I made the trees with the Unity tree creator. And level building and lighting was done with Unity itself. We divided the work based on who knew how to do what. To keep track of things we setup a roadmap on Hacknplan.  A hang-up in production was having to re-learn UV mapping, because the interface for that changed in the 2018 version of maya and I hadn’t learned it yet.

The game had less features than our original concept. The map was smaller and you never got to fight the Jersey Devil itself, just its minions. This changed because we ran out of time to make the map bigger and code the final fight. Our process was effective because people worked on what they’re good at, so we got good assets. And using Unity Collab helped us put the art assets and code together fairly well. We could have improved our workflow by better communicating on when someone is editing a scene in the game, there were a few times where some of us accidentally overrode each others work because we were working on the same scene.

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Production 1 Self Portrait Video

 

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Interaction Review 1

For a game I could play forever I chose Sonic Mania. To play the game you use your thumb to move the left joystick. This makes sonic run left or right and look up or down. Hitting the A button on a controller causes Sonic to jump. If you hold the joystick down while pushing the A button sonic builds up speed for a spindash. Timing between the players input and Sonics movement is seamless. To reward the player for simple actions the game gives you more rings that increase your score. More complex actions and exploration of a level rewards the player with a special stage. After beating the 7 special stages the player can transform into supersonic which makes the game much easier to play. This also unlocks the final boss and the true ending to the game.

A game that frustrates me is Bit.Trip Runner. To play it you hit different keys on your keyboard that correspond to a different action. As your character automatically moves from left to right you need to do the right action at the right time to dodge an incoming obstacle. The character is very responsive to user input and does an action almost instantly. What frustrates me about the game is that doing one interaction wrong or not doing an interaction sends you back to the start of the level. This isn’t a huge problem in the beginning when levels are short. But by the end when they’re much longer it becomes frustrating to constantly do things again and again you have no problem doing, just to fail at the same exact spot as last time. I’m doing interactions I have no problem with doing, just because of one I messed up again and again and again.

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