We came up with several endings for the animatic. We wanted to have the chance to visualise each idea but so far the original idea of the two dinosaurs tossing the rock as a joke seems the most feasible, the one with the meteor is kind of boring, the first one is simply too short and the pterodactyl one is cutting it close with the time.
This started off as a storyboard that I was doing and then we realised that we could basically stick it together as a movie, it also gave us more time to explore other ideas for the ending of the story.
The rock bounces off the dinosaur’s head
The rock bounces off and it’s revealed a pair of dinosaurs threw it as a joke
The rock bounces off, and as he turns to look, he gets squashed by a meteor
The rock bounces off, and as he turns to look, he is abducted by a pterodactyl
I went on to Ted Talks to see if there were any more videos on Data Visualisation, and if it would help our group to create their own charts to illustrate what data we found useful and how we actually used it.
I found that these videos were particularly helpful:
The main commonality that I found was that the data was placed in context, in a way that made it easier to compute. You could grasp the scale of it, without it melting your brain.
Below were the results of me actually trying to utilise what I had learnt.
Figure 1: This represents the population of one of the containers. So the top row is the breakdown of the housing, 450 single pods and 150 double pods. Then you have those suffering long term health complaints, so the largest amount are healthy and the the two brown tones are for the different health issues. (They were too small a percentage for me to label, but https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1thyJ49vmbUj186a31KvfzOoiBE3vmjtCvatWgtDy8o8/edit#gid=9 is the table that I got the data from and my calculations are in my folder). The bottom row is the breakdown of the different religions that make up the 750 people. It should be noted that we believe that the population would have their religions as their own private belief and therefore there would be no specific places to worship whatever they believe in- however, I did suggest about there being a wee chapel thing that there is in hospitals were people can go and sit. Although, we decided, that it wouldn’t be necessary.
Figure 2: This represents the eight containers. So, the population of one floor would be 6000 people.
Figure 3: This represents the 50 floors (and there are 50 of them) which totals 300000 people. We know that the population is less than that, but we wanted to ensure there would be some space left over to account for any increases in the population.
It is eight minutes and twenty three seconds long, and appeared in my recommended videos, which I’m quite thankful for. It’s a pleasant video to watch, ignoring their eyebrows which I find quite off-putting since they are very… present? If you watch it you should be able to see what I mean (I also apologise in case that is now all that you notice when you watch it).
Anyway, this video lead to the discovery of the channel “The CGBros” which has quite a few other videos on CG and VFX that I fully intend on exploring.
"Don't cry because Maya crashed. Smile because you remembered to save it." – Paraphrased Dr Seuss