Week 3: Requirements Being Fulfilled

Once again I have been feeling very motivated this week and I’ve made great progress with my build. I have absolutely loved this assignment so far as I love anything that requires creativity. In this blog post I will take you through all the requirements of this assignment and how each one of them has been fulfilled by this build.

  1. A minimum of 50 and a maximum of 300 prims used in the construction

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    The current build stands at 117 prims

  2. At least three different primitive types
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    The disco ball uses a sphere

    The trusses, stage, and steps are cubes

    The trusses, stage, and steps are boxes

    The main portion of the light is a cylinder, and the light beam is a cone

    The main portion of the light is a cylinder, and the light beam is a cone

  3. At least four different forms of prim manipulationThe top section of the light is a sphere which has been path cut by 50%

    1. The top section of the lights is a sphere which has been path cut by 50%,
    2. The light beams have a .80 taper on its X axis
    3. The truss in the background and its counterpart on the other side of the stage has been twisted (B 90, E -90)
    4. The same trusses have been top-sheared (X .50)

  4. The use of different textures and colours throughout the build with consideration given to using appropriate textures, texture repeats, offsets, and rotations 

    img6The four side faces of all the trusses have horizontal repeats of 2.9 and vertical repeats of 1.1. The texture has also been rotated 90 degrees.

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    The main stage has a texture with horizontal repeats of 25 and vertical repeats of 11

  5. At least two different texture manipulations
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    The disco ball has a medium shininess

    The main portion of the light is a cylinder, and the light beam is a cone

    The light beams have a .10 glow setting

  6. The appropriate use of multiple textures on a prim

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    The 4 main sides of the trusses use the ‘truss-large-aluminium’ texture, while the ends use the ‘truss-end-aluminium’ texture

  7. The appropriate scale for purpose both in construction and texture use

    The size of the stage and trusses were originally based on this real-world stage design. The largest trusses are 14m in length and the stage is 25m in length.

    The size of the stage and trusses were originally based on this real-world stage design. The largest trusses are 14m in length and the stage is 25m in length.

My build focused on visual complexity, and the following criteria are specific to that section.

  1. A scripted change in colour

    The main portion of the light is a cylinder, and the light beam is a cone

    The lights lights change colour between red and blue on a 3-second timer

  2. A scripted change in texture

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    The striped backdrop changes to a metal grate upon clicking it.

  3. The use of at least 3 textures with transparency

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    The trusses use three different transparent textures: the top, and the 4 sides (large and small variants)

  4. An instance of a prim with light

    The light beams have the light property set to true

    The light beams have the light property set to true

  5. Prim movement through scripting

    The disco ball is set to a slow rotation using a script

    The disco ball is set to a slow rotation using a script

  6. An appropriate particle system

    Since I was unable to have light coming from the disco ball, I thought a good compromise would be to add this particle system. I used the script that Isa provided for us but made some slight modifications to the number of particles emitted and the radius

    Since I was unable to have light coming from the disco ball, I thought a good compromise would be to add this particle system. I used the script that Isa provided for us but made some slight modifications to the number of particles emitted and the radius

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