Chaps/Ladies, I don't think I ever managed to post this version here before, a reinterpretation of HG Wells/Jeff Wayne's thunderchild. A video showing The Thunderchild prior to battle. Just a render of a scene with some animation tools used to make the scene come to life. No real animation yet of the Tripods nor the ship but some nicely performed music added to give the scene some depth and emotional appeal.
You can see the video here on my blog:
An image will do as a taster:
The video was a germ of an idea, a low res short period-shot movie based on 2D and 3D models.
Please comment here and do please be kind. Positive feedback is always appreciated, negative feedback stifles creativity, at least it does in me.
Small embedded version here, looks better in the larger format on my blog, note the low quality period-film effect is deliberate, there are a few errors, smoke visibility and the prow of the steam packet but please ignore these:
My alter ego is yereverluvinunclebert. You'll find me around the web. Where you find steampunk design I won't be far away.|
I focus on Steampunk Design, why do I do it?
Well, I can't bear the look and feel of current desktop computing being so locked into a 1980s 'modern' paradigm. Current GUIs deriving mostly from Microsoft's efforts have a basis in the GUIs from the late 80s and early 90s and despite the regular changes they still haven't moved on much. You run XP, Vista, Win 7 or 8? Well, that means under the skin you are still running NT5 or 6, all basically the same o/s. The only real differentiator is the GUI that MS foists upon you. A GUI is a GUI and not the operating system, you should be able to decide which you want to run. A GUI ought to be independent of the o/s or at the very least the o/s should be very easy to theme. This just isn't the case with any Microsoft operating system as the current look is the only thing that really sets it apart.
So, I set out to create a series of widgets and icons for an o/s interface that meets the aims and needs of a small but thoroughly dedicated group of chaps and ladies known as steampunkers.
I have set out my steampunk design skills in this way to demonstrate what I can do.
Whether or not you are a steampunker yourself, with these widgets and icons you can thoroughly steampunk your desktop. If you have a requirement for steampunk or similar retro design then you can contact me for my services.
This is my site where the widgets be...