While struggling for coding efficiency as my computer was coming of age, I had to think of narrative as divided parts. I had to think beforehand about introductory scenes, and scenes that build up to the final climax. I sketched out a few in the start, the sketches show different scenes for different types of states. Some are more passive where others are dynamic (only in my mind) Then I had to code out some more and play out the scenes I could create and see which graphical scenes would correspond to which. I had to envision a style, try to code it and if the coding was different I had to match it to the style I had already sketched.
Also I made a written narrative so I can easily follow what graphics to create as I listened to the music. 1) It is structured with a grid and a soft sin wave form. Black on white Background. Normal Waves. 2) Grid disappears, Amplitude increases, Frequencies change, Addition of another wave. 3) Inverse Colors, add more subtle waves. 4) Rotation of grid, Grid on/off sequence. A play of creativity within rigidity. Increase in ellipse size. 5) Change one color of wave. Grid flickers. 6) Waves change a bit of forms: amp, freq, recursive. 7) Add mouse graph mountains, let it settle in. Play with waves. 8) Increase sizes, change color of waves and do the dragon dance. 9) Perhaps reverse out.
The graphics are amazingly fun to play with, within its own boundaries. Highlight of the graphics will be the pink dragon in the white sky. The combination of exploring what visual ideas I had and using them on the computer created a space for creativity to sip in this visual project.
Designing graphical scenes after testing a few of the drawn sketches or sketches in the mind. It was time to mix match narrative that I have already written down, a storyboard of graphics to the actual coding. In short the narrative is a slow build up.
It is a play of creativity in rigidity. The story tells of the actions to be creative within rules. Through only grids, graphs, and sin waves we are able slowly build it into a creation story of the dances in the sky.
DSRlines – Tetragoon
Coding for Emotional Impact