It was a toss-up between puting this here or in “Works in Progress”, however, since this is a more serious project rather than a “just for fun” type I’m puting it here. This is an interface design I’m building for a portfolio I intend to put online. I’m doing this to demonstrate two things, 1) that I can build an interface that’s unusual/unique, “outside the box” as it were, and 2) that I can build an interface that ties in with a theme.
Here’s a render of the gate so far;
The final product will be published in Flash, so I’m not sure if I should leave the gate as is, or continue to add more detail.
The gate will take up most of the interface, with the content being displayed inside the gate. there will be a dialer in the lower left which will be the menu, and there will be a status display in the lower right which will be based on the computer displays from the movie/series. Finally, the pre-loader will play the original dialing sequence from the movie, the status of the download being measured by the symbols being loaded and locked.
What I’d like help on;
First there’s these guys;
They need to move towards and away from the center of the gate. I can constrain the top one to the z-axis, but is there anyway to constrain the others so they move the way I need rather than up/down, left/right, etc?
The other thing, probably the most challenging, is the animation sequence for openning and closing the gate. I’m not sure whether to use Blender or After Effects or both, or even how to go about it. Any advice would be appreciated.
Lastly, does anyone know where I can get sound effects for this? I need good quality sounds that match the FX from the movie/series. I’m going to look at Flashkit, but I’m not too hopefull about that, my other option is to rip them straight from the movie.
Anyways, thanx in advance. Oh, and I know it says this in the rules, but I want to reiterate, feel free to tare into this with your critisism. This is a “best face forward” type of situation