Following the tutorials on the Google Sketchup Youtube Channel. The Tutorials cover the basics of using the software to model and how to model using edge points. I found using Google Sketchup similar to modeling with 3ds max except there being no control over the vertex points.
For my development movie, i have will produce 3d model using Google Sketchup 8 and use the animation options in the software to produce video showing the model in different perspective and angles. I have chosen to use this software because it has the visual look i’m aiming for with my HK building models (Sharp black outlines and block colours). Below is a storyboard to present my idea visually.
-Most of the main Characters have a development in Character personality towards the end of the film e.g Baby is more mature after traveling with Chihiro to return the stolen seal.
– The customers that travel to the bathhouse by ship are people with authority as symbolized by there hats which in Chinese/Japanese/Korean culture are the outfits of lords in ancient Asia periods.
– The entrance to the alternative world is like a Asian temple which emphasize the presence of spirits
-The double face guardian of the entrance to alternative world, face to the way the humans walk in and the direction the spirits will exit.
-The build interior resembles the inside of a church but lines with train station-like seats which can be interpreted as a spirits transport passage to another world whilst the other entrance on the other side is in western style, giving a initiation of another world.
-The spirit world is like a clash of both western and Eastern architectures which gives an ‘out of the world’ effect to the audience
-Old traditions related to spirits in contrast to present day where spirits are more myth
– At night the town looks like a festive is on, so depicts how people only refer to the spirits during festival times
-You gain a sense of danger because it’s like a trap because the town is deserted during daylight but food is left there. A trap for greedy people.
-When night comes, it signifies danger is approaching and strange thing happen like parents turn to pigs
-No escape as the exit turns to a river
-initial thoughts of Chihiro from her character design, the way she acts and body language depicts her as spoilt and can’t be bother child