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Major Project: Model Rendering Crisis & Presentation Preparation

The model was rendered for the past five to six days and it only rendered for only seven seconds out of the ninety seconds long fly through video. There must be something wrong with the rendering setup or the properties within the artefact. I decided to terminate the rendering process and trying to find out why it is taking so long to render. After several attempts on changing the render setup but there was nothing wrong with it. Next, I reduced the resolution to a lower pixel but the result was not great.

Finally, I changed some of the lightings and shadowing setups and this was the problem as the programme has to calculate each frame’s light, shadow, distance and depth which causes a very long time in the rendering process. after removed and changed some of the lightings and retry to render the artefact again. The rendering time has improved significantly in terms of speed and time, however, the resolution has reduced slightly but it is acceptable.

Also, I have started developing the structure of the presentation but it is at the initial stage. The presentation is in relation to research and forefront inspiration, the artefact’s target audience, largely focus on reflection and evaluation of the artefact itself, learning outcomes of the course and how this can contribute to my career. However, it needs more refinement as well as that I have covered all of the main points which mentioned on the assignment brief.

Major Study: … And At The Forefront & Individual Tutorial

Presented my researches in relation to the forefront field. The presentation went well as I showed the audience how my work relates to the forefront in terms of characteristics and the software used to produce the artefact as well as the theory principles. Discussed the people in the forefront field by showing relevant works, and current debates or ideas of why some people agreed and some disagreed. Also, within the discussion included any usual practice, changes and adoption of new methodologies as I mentioned that most creators preferred modular approach as it reduces the time to recreate the same elements from scratch.

Later the day, I had a meeting with the tutor to present the work I have done so far in terms of architectural visualisation, concept designs and sketches. However, the final version was not detailed enough to show the depth of the building, and I have been advised to use my visual research like a Lego set assets of templates which I can combine to produce the final building design to sort out the overall form in terms of space and building features. In addition, have some examples of fly-through videos which works well and some ideas about which are their most effective shots which I might want to replicate.

Major Project: Finalising The Presentation & Continues Sketches

This morning I have been proofreading and finalising the presentation slides for this Wednesday as I should present my forefront field in front of the class. Then back on working to producing sketches of the building, I should begin doing the modelling process at some point during the week to mock-up the initial model and refine it in the weekends.

At the same time, I have been thinking about the material, and texture which will be used to cover the surface of the artefact such as organic materials, solar panels texture, windows texture and door texture as these materials will be created using Photoshop.

Created By Francisco
Created By: Francisco

Major Study: … And At The Forefront

Started working on the presentation today, in my slides, I discuss the forefront in my field and how is related. There are architectural visualisation images to demonstrate how professionals combine the idea of “Sustainable Architecture” into their artefact. When it comes to producing a 3D artefact there are several processes which required to follow to develop a successful model.

Also, there are current debates and ideas in the forefront field as I am trying to point out. Another area is the change and adoption of new methodologies as the 3D modelling field prefer using a modular approach to build or produce a mock-up artefact quick, and easy to show how it may look like.

Examples of Architectural Visualisation & Sustainable Architecture

Creator: Jean Nouvel

Creator: Winy Maas


Archute. 2017. Jean Nouvel’s White Walls in Cyprus Keeps Landscape and Tower Architecture Alive | Archute. [ONLINE] Available at: http://www.archute.com/2016/01/26/jean-nouvels-white-walls-in-cyprus-keeps-landscape-and-tower-architecture-alive/. [Accessed 25 June 2017].

Archute. 2017. Jean Nouvel’s One Central Park Lights Up the Dull Low-rise Neighborhoods in Sydney | Archute. [ONLINE] Available at: http://www.archute.com/2015/10/15/jean-nouvels-one-central-park-lights-up-the-dull-low-rise-neighborhoods-in-sydney/. [Accessed 25 June 2017].

Archute. 2017. Peruri 88: MVRDV Explores Vertical Urbanism for Jakarta | Archute. [ONLINE] Available at: http://www.archute.com/2016/06/28/peruri-88/. [Accessed 25 June 2017].

Archute. 2017. The Cloud: Two Fused Luxury Residential Towers by MVRDV to Grace Seoul’s Yongstan District | Archute. [ONLINE] Available at: http://www.archute.com/2016/07/16/the-cloud-mvrdv/. [Accessed 25 June 2017].

Major Study: … And At The Forefront

For next Wednesday, 28th of June, we’ve been asked to produce a presentation or similar format in relation to “Symposium: … And At The Forefront”. The presentation should be no longer than five minutes which is about four to five slides. It should contain the following elements to show the reader how my work is linked with the forefront field.

  • How your work relates to the forefront in your field.
  • How you have identified the forefront of your field in terms of:
    • People,
    • Process and technologies,
    • Key works,
    • Current debates and ideas.
  • How the forefront you have identified relates to commercial or usual practice (think about change and the adoption of new methodologies).

Major Study: Strategies of Documentation

Presented my methodologies in relation to strategies of documentation. The presentation went well as I have shown the audience, how I will be documenting the development process for the artefact and there won’t be any changes to my methodologies.

Also, I had a half hour meeting about the plan with the tutor to discuss the changes I have made upon the last feedback to improve the feasibility of the project as a whole.

Here are the changes I need to apply/change to the planning folder:

  • Develop one 3D building in great details.
    • Adopt a modular approach.
  • Research on how modular approaches to 3D building models are done.
  • Continue the primary visual research.
    • Look at architect’s concept designs for green cities and green buildings.
  • Always include referencing for any research materials.
  • Fly through video documentary about the building.
    • Why it is so green or eco-friendly.
    • Discuss the features of the building.
    • The material used for the surface or roof.
    • How this can reduce carbon footprint.
    • Could involve infographics.
    • No longer than five minutes.
    • Produce scripts for voice over.
    • See examples – TV/Apartment adverts.
  • Infographics
    • Graphic visual representations of information, data or knowledge intended to present information quickly and clearly.

Major Project: Finalise the Presentation & Continue Sketches

Continue working on the presentation on how I document the project development life cycle, also referred to as the Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC). I will be spending fewer more hours to just finalising and proofreading the slides.

Later, will be continuing the sketches of the buildings because per my Gantt chart I am somewhat behind schedule. Therefore, I want to spend more time on the sketches and once I receive a signed off for approving I can start developing the models in Autodesk 3ds Max very soon.

Created By: Francisco

Major Study: Strategies of Documentation

Started working on the presentation to present how I document the development process for the Major Study and how to overcome issues during the process. The methodologies will be deployed are a blog, Gantt chart, sketches, personas and mood board. These techniques demonstrate each aspect of the project to show a clear and transparent process to enable tutor to understand each development stage.

Besides blogging, the Gantt chart will require a regular review to ensure the changes I made are applied to the chart to show changes to the strategy. Also, apart from documenting the process, I will be posting posts about which I have learned from it and how it can be done better for future projects. This wrapped up the presentation for strategies of documentation.

Major Study: Strategies of Documentation

For next Wednesday, 7th of June, we’ve been asked to produce a presentation or similar format in relation to ‘Symposium: Strategies of Documentation’. The presentation should be no longer that five minutes which is about three to four slides. It should contain the following elements to show the reader how I approach and document my development process.

  • How you are approaching documenting your development process. For example, technique/s, how often, how much etc.
  • Why this is an appropriate process for your particular project.
  • How you are approaching reviewing your documentation and reflecting upon your activity.
  • Some preliminary judgements or observations about how effective your planned strategy is.
  • Any changes you plan to make.
  • Any especially effective or striking aspects you think might be useful to other members of the group.

V & A Museum: Presentation Day

Today, I was at the Victoria and Albert Museum to present my concept idea to the panel. The presentation was around ten minutes long although they did not specific the time limit during the introduction. I present the concept idea in a form of a slideshow and include diagrams such as personas, storyboards, experience model and additional technical diagrams to aid understanding of the proposed idea. I think I have demonstrate and sent out a clear message of the idea as the panels seems to understand my idea which is called “Search Intelligence” in a nutshell it is a customisable search engine for knowledgeable and beginner users to discover Alexander McQueen’s collection.

The feedback was given after all the maters students have presented their presentation to the panels. We have been given a general feedback in terms of that everyone had a different approach to the ideas of search and discover McQueen’s collection. The feedback for my presentation is that I have showed a clear path of the bother users are interacting the system using storyboard to show a walk-through of the system, experience model to show how user interact with the system and technical diagrams to show an in-depth review of the system such as how it functions when interaction and how it response to user request.