Making of model video


Tryout with Animating Camera in Google Sketchup

Thoughts on Google Sketchup

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.

More visual research for Google Sketchup

Below are some images to show examples of Google Sketchup Models.

The Storyboard for My Development Movie

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.



More initial sketches

These were drawn by inking the outlines then watercolouring unlike the other which were done mainly with graphic tablet


Initial Sketches

These are some of the sketches i did, for the initial ideas that show some visual examples. They were created by first sketching some building, scanning into computer then added outlines. Lastly, i used the software Autodesk Sketchbook Express to color in with paintbrush,


Spirited Away: Film Interpretation Notes

-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


Some concept art for spirited away

Some concept art for Spirited Away before the actual development of the character in the anime movie.