Friday, 1 March 2013

Here's the rest of the props, textured for the room: tried to make the small balls look like the 20p bouncy balls you get out of machines at corner shops . i always liked getting the marbled looking ones. i would pretend they are little planets. The larger is a plastic inflatable ball with the logo from a popular tv show in the kids world. Something i always see kids have are balls with cartoon branding or characters on. A popular Cartoon show that our tutor's young son watches is Ben 10. Seeming as i can't use the logo or branding i substituted it with something similar but different so people may see the connection as a popular television show. Children seem quite influenced by television shows, their environment and the people and things they have connections with. I gave the larger ball an almost lava like texture print that would be reflected in the texture design of the Boy's monster character. 

Here is a teddy i modled and textured. I am still a bit unsure about the bump map for this but i wanted it to seem more soft with shorter fleecier fur than fluffiness. i got inspiration from an old teddy i had as a child which also had a similar texture.

I quite like the way the bed turned out. The posts have a more Ikea style veneered wood feel to them than real wood. Thedirectore said that they should have a wooden feel to them but due to some difficulties i encountered with the uv mapping i ended up using a uniform wood texture in photoshop  instead of manually texturing the bedposts them selves which would have taken a lot more time in which i could do other things. all in all it  ended in an agreeable realistic effect. the bed covers are my favourite textured bit. I used photos of my own bed sheets to create a realistic textured feel to the sheets.

Hotwheels inspired toy racing cars.

Matching "Ikea-style" drawers.

 Toybox texture inspired by the plastic Fisher-Price Red and Yellow toy buggy car things that i remember toddling about, Flinstone style. It always held a place in my mind for the plasticy rough but smooth almost rock like, nobbly texture that didn't seem to fit anywhere else other than fisher-price toys, plastic wendy houses and small outdoor jungle gyms. So i thought it would be appropriate, bearing in mind the kids' ages, to make the textures for toy box in this vain(and use of primary colouring).
Charlie. :)