Project 10: Creature

For a while I had this image of a fat, fleshy creature sitting in a box, going about his business, possibly living in another dimension or world.  (The sandwich he is eating is invisible because it exists in a virtual non-space). In this project, I wanted to give the sense of invading someone else’s living space.  I wanted to create a little bit of humor that refers to this kind of aesthetic in my drawing through the movements of this creature that make it seem alive. Using the spring template, I  added a trait where the spring ball will hide every time the cursor moves towards him. He might try and peek out if you wait for a few seconds.  You can try to pick him up but he will eventually break from terror.
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Matthew Lin- Project 10 – The Sad Ghost

Once upon a time, there was a sad ghost.  Everyday, he would watch his friends pass by in front of him.  His friends were always so colorful, and he always wanted to be colorful just like them.  He saw their colors in his eyes.  However, no matter how hard he tried, he could never reach them.  It was as if he was constrained to only get halfway to them.  The closer he would get to them, he would change in color to match his friends.  However, he could never change completely to be like them.  Such is the life of the sad ghost.



Project 10 – London Bridge

For this project I thought about the old nursery rhyme, “London Bridge is falling down” and decided to alter the code for the Big Square Mesh provided in springs. Here’s my bridge next to the bridge that comes up the most when you google image London Bridge (it’s actually called Tower Bridge, though it is in London). Mine won’t be able to hold quite as many cars but it’s not bad if I may say so myself.

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You can drag the bridge around anyway you want, though it does come apart.
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When you’re sick and tired of it, you can just make it disappear by pressing any of the keys.
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This project was simple in nature but the bridge does everything I wanted it to do and I’m pretty happy with the results.
(Pst, for anyone that skipped straight to the project, press any key).

Wdively-Project 10 – Creature

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My original goal was to create a centipede-esque creature that gained body segments as it consumed food.  While I was able to get the head to seek out food, adding body segments that stayed connected and moved realistically was another story.  I ended up just using the head as my creature.

The creature is afraid of the cursor, and will flee from it if it gets close.  If it gets too close, it will camouflage itself.

I used a lot of if statements in this, many more than I thought I would.  There is likely a much more efficient way of doing what I did.