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Gangway Access Configuration App

Gangway Access Configuration App

Working with Rob Rhyne Multimedia once again for this project, I was tasked with creating another configuration and ordering application for a well established American fabrication company. The application had to work on both ipad (for the sales representatives) and the web (for headquarter admin access). The idea was to allow the sales reps to easily configure the available products whilst with the prospective customers and instantly give both the visual feedback and highlight any construction issues, when the orders were complete the data is uploaded along with schematics and a customer copy PDF is also automatically generated.

This application was completed with Unity 3d and like the previous platform access project had both complex rules and needed a automatic fitment process to fit the gangways to a number of differently shaped vehicles with various configurable dimensions, this along with the number of alterable gangway parts made the tack quite tricky, also our measurements needed to be exact to within a 8th of an inch. The automatic schematics generation was an equally complex part of this application.

Video music by Jan Morgenstern from the freemusicarchive.org under creative commons license.

Supported Platforms : iPad, Web

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Safety Platform Access Configurator App

Safety Platform Access Configurator App

Freelancing as Lead 3d Developer for Rob Rhyne Multimedia, we were tasked with creating a configuration and ordering application for a well established American fabrication company. The application had to work on both ipad (for the sales representatives) and the web (for headquarter admin access). The idea was to allow the sales reps to easily configure the available products whilst with the prospective customers and instantly give both the visual feedback and highlight any construction errors, when the orders were complete the data is uploaded along with schematics and a customer copy PDF is also automatically generated.

The task was completed using Unity3d due to its ease of use and instant deployment to our target platforms. Some of the most intrinsic difficulties in creating this app were connection logic and implementation of a rules system, and getting useful measurements to display in the 2D schematic views with out overlaying graphics and conflicting with other measurements.

Video music by Tom Cusack from www.freemusicforvideos.com under creative commons license.

Supported Platforms : iPad, Web

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Simulated Performing Arts Creative Environment

Simulated Performing Arts Creative Environment

In 2011 I found myself working on a JISC funded project titled SPACE an acronym for simulated performing arts creative environment, the aim of which was to create an application that allows performing arts students and possibly industry professionals to quickly mock up a theatre venue, stage set, lighting rig, place rag-doll actors and some special effects within the 3d application environment. The application would not only allow users to import their own 3d models, save project files, edit materials and create basic geometry but to also cue lighting, rag-doll positions and scenery movement creating a playback feature with which they could step through and convey their ideas to others. Most importantly the application would allow student users to learn, develop and educate themselves in the practicalities of theatre design, which under normal circumstances due to health and safety, cost and resource implications they often receive little experience.

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Seasonal Snow Game (web mini-game)

Seasonal Snow Game (web mini-game)

Whilst working at FusedWorks we were often short of time, putting our every spare minute or hour into improving the quality or functionality of a project/brief, so for the last two winter breaks whilst working there I personally felt that we had missed or not taken advantage of the promotional opportunity to send our existing clients and friends a little thanks through a seasonal fun web-based game.

Having previously developed a character and scenario, I took advantage during a couple of nights of my winter holiday to complete my vision, fortunately just in time for the morning of the 25th of December 2011. The game although by no means polished took the equivalent of 3-5 Days to complete, it conveys my original ideas and concepts well although I would have liked to spend another couple of weeks tweaking and adding extra detail.

Supported Platforms : Web

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Jobshop Promotional 3DTV Movie

Jobshop Promotional 3DTV Movie

The aim of this project was to produce a 3d promotional movie for the Hull based employment service ‘Jobshop’. One of the major goals for this project was that the movie was to utilise their existing Phillips WowVx 3dtv to encourage new business making use of the existing asset. The 3dtv was located in good line of sight of passing trade and would need to utilise visual imagery and its 3D presence to attract potential customers/clients and to raise awareness of the Jobshop services. Due to the location on the 3dtv, sound/speakers could not be utilised in this media piece but was added later to enhance the web version we provided for online marketing purposes.

When designing this piece, the client and I concluded that the movie would need to rely heavily upon the use of keywords and images that would hopefully relate to the viewers collective consciousness and at the same time provide a journey into which the Jobshop’s services could be highlighted. It was also equally important that the visuals made the most of the 3d effect, so whilst drafting the storyboard I had to consider carefully what 3d elements would appear effectively and also the best methods of camera movement so as not clip certain objects at side of the screen. The piece took over two-three months to complete, but was both an enjoyable and interesting project to work on. The Jobshop were extremely happy with the end result and feel that it reflected the effort put in by the FusedWorks team, although to fully appreciate this piece it is best seen on a Phillips 3dtv.

Supported Platforms : All, Phillips 3DTV