Visual Narrative/ Unity Projects: Monumental

My project is meant to be surreal and more oriented toward a visual-interaction interplay than anything.

You start off in a strange cave-like space, and you turn around and ascend sky-blue steps into another rather peculiar, albeit inviting cave. You cross a bridge of blue and jump into the strange, floating obelisk ahead, unsure of what to expect.

You emerge unscathed, and can now project rays of color from your hand by pressing the left mouse button. Maybe see what happens when you cast color upon the ruby statues in front of you? Or the bejeweled door?

This project ended up becoming much larger than I expected, so I cut it at the half-way point of what I had originally intended, so there are currently only doors for the warm half of the hexachromatic color wheel. As things go deeper, the statues are better hidden.

Built Game

Project/ Resources Folders

Above are ZIPs containing first the built game, and second the actual project folder.

Drawing Tool Assignment

https://www.openprocessing.org/sketch/588370

In hindsight, the point of this tool is more focused on the interaction than the products it can produce. However, it can be put to interesting use with enough patience. Additionally, I focused more on mechanical implementation than the overall visual effect of the tool.

Algorithm Assignment

Algorithm Transcript (Verbatim):

  1. Each person chooses a color (different colors).
  2. Each person chooses a brush.
  3. A random number generator determines a fixed number “n”.
  4. Participants use rock-paper-scissors (best 1 of 1) to determine order.
  5. Person 1 makes a mark. This repeats until person 1 makes “n” marks, wherein person 2 makes a mark.
  6. Person 1 continues making marks, adhering to rule 5.
  7. Once person 2 has made “n” marks, person 3 makes a mark, then return to rule 5.

G: The general version: Once person “a” makes “n” marks, person “a+1” makes a mark, going back to person “a”, wherein person “a” keeps making marks. Person “a+2” mak

[The rest of the general case isn’t written down, but it is designed such that the next person in turn order only makes a mark when the person before them has made “n” marks.]

Result:

1:Sachi (Red) and 2:Evan (Blue), (n=2)

Introduction

Howdy all, my name is Evan Tipping! I’m a sophomore trying to transfer into the Art and Computer Science BXA program from Engineering. I enjoy all forms of art, but primarily I enjoy sculpture and drawing. I look forward to getting to know ya’ll!