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    Emergence and Navigating...
    Develop a generative, emergent process to fill space (2D or 3D) using only black lines. Modify a known process or invent your own. Implement your...
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    Navigating Through Graffiti 2 (Phase 4)
    Project: Emergence and Navigating Space
    Our first idea was to navigate through a space typically thought of as 2D like a photograph. We had two ideas that we wanted to combine. One was using stop motion animation to navigate through a scene. The other was to move through an image that was extruded based on hue, saturation, and brightness.

    We chose to take the series of photos at Venice Beach because it has both wide open spaces and a variety of colors. We focused on the graffiti because it is composed of layers of small flecks of color, kind of like images are composed of small pixels of color.

    Because the combination of both elements of stop motion animation and extruding pixels ends up distorting the image quality, we wanted to bring the feeling of actually being on the beach back through the use of natural sound.

    We created two versions of the video: one forwards, and one in reverse, and put one after the other in the movie. This makes the loop seamless, while the camera moving around the pixels loops in a circle but does not go in reverse. Both the movie loops and the camera rotation loops, but their cycles do not line up so the extrusion on the pixels is different each time the camera rotates.

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    benchang     Tue, Mar 18, 2008  Permanent link
    I am intrigued with how even when you were trying to push away from a 2d image there are still many qualities that you chose with how to display the video that still alludes to 2d. One element that I find particularly effective is the use of strokes which make the 3d video look as if it were sketched out with color pencils. With elements such as these that blend the 2d and 3d together, it makes the artwork that much more intriguing.