Saturday, November 12, 2011

3d Max... Power outages.. and exams

So.. the stress levels are running high while 3D max is rendering on low.. :P
With only a little more than a week left before final exams, 3d max has been taken to a whole new level. Here follows a teaser of some of the still images of my Museum design.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

There is progress* The golden thread has been found**

Hey all.. so after receiving the news that I had to change my design.. a lot has been done! I will upload some of the new plans ASAP :) very excited about the new developments.. and making the space envelope the user and create a whole new emotional experience!

Friday, June 10, 2011

Portfolio time..

Today is computer portfolio hand in, and the last couple of days have been spent in front of my loving computor. Finally the time has come to push through the last few days

and focus on design.

The following images are renderings done on 3D Max. The hours spent on these were all worth it in the end. A wonderful program with many interesting options, allowing you to create a wide variety of realistic effects to emphasise the design.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011


you know what to do ;)

The end is in sight!!

June ezam is less than a week away, and yet one would say we are more focussed than ever..

With a newly found resprect for 3D max, one could say this year so far has taken an uncalculated journey to the moon and back..

THe newfound knowledge along with tantalising inspiration had blown a second breath into the unwilling lungs of design.. and is now in working order.. To which my next question follows: What is good design? This picture attached provides my view.. :) AND relates so well with my design philosophy for the Madiba Life Museum.. which is all about experience, and evoking an emotional response..

Monday, May 30, 2011

Awesome website!

Free fonts!!

DRY RUN: 69:03:15 to lift off

Okay.. so I'm not freaking out.. and although DRY run is around the corner, im pretty calm and collected. I hope to survive this week, and grow into a better, more refined caffienated person :P

Good luck to my fellow Btech ladies.. We can do it!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Taking F(light)*

Wille Willem Boshof _ Artist of the Month :)

"Prison Sentences"

" Seven pillars of Justice"

"Cheap Labour"

"Bangboek" - code language used to write letter in army

Please have a look at this amazing South-African artist... a lot of inspiration to be gained!!

EXAM time... Eeeeeek!

So time is quickly running out before exam time. With lots to do, time management skills are of the essence, this time of the year. So far, design has been finalised and now moving on into 3D renderings! heeehaaah! :) Cant believe time has flown so quickly, felt like just the other day that we were busy painting our new lab.

Other than a feeling of nostalgia, a feeling of nauseasness... eks naar okay.. van al die boeretroos wat niks troos nie.. pff.. ai. Maar nou ja. Moving on from coffee hangovers en brittle nails... Although stressed times lie ahead, we as a Btech class are very positive and will surely be surviving the June exam.. we hope :)

For now.. lets make friends with CAD and enjoy the last couple of weeks before holiday

Monday, March 28, 2011

3D Max.. Pain or Pleasure?

Okay... SO we started working on 3D Max, first assignment being to create 4 different rooms with different lighting effects, sounds easy right? pff.. think again. Although the concept of 3D Max seems easy enough relating to CAD, it is way more tedious than expected! The rendering abouve is not my own.. but hopefully my own renderings will be of the same standard at the end of the year. THUMBS UP! :)

Friday, March 25, 2011

Super Special Spatial Space*

So... Designing an interactive museum is easy right?! Chuck in a few interesting looking random objects and ta-dah! no.. nope.. you were wrong. A space focussing on creating an emotional experience, especially when acting as a live 'biography' of Madiba's life, is very difficult to design.

Please be patient as this process unfolds over the next few blogs.. :)

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Madiba's face is what?!

So.. I've learnt from my graphic designer friend that I can't just use Madiba's face for my logo.. apparently it is trademarked ..and therefore you have to pay to use it - which won't happen on my student budget. This is a small bummer, but alas.. I shall find a solution.

I finally got hold of the original plans of my building.. which was done in 1957 (hand drawings with wonderful feet and inch measurements.. yippee), which meant that in my distressed state I sat a whole day on the floor with a ruler and calculator. Tshh... dit breek nou 'n mens se moed!

But what doesn't kill you.. only makes you stronger!! or addicted to coffee, which I think I've developed an intolerance to, time to move on to something stronger!*

Sunday, March 6, 2011

.. Moving in.

So.. I finally have a building. Hallelujah! The SARS building seems to be it! Although I had to battle many officials to get it, all the phone calls and bribing finally paid off! The building didn't interest me at first, but once inside I fell in love.. and knew it would be ideal for my proposed function as an interactive museum for Madiba, since it connects to the newly developed 'Route 67', which starts at the Campanile.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

it has started.....*

Not even a month into the new varsity year and things are already running in full speed with double hand-ins and numerous crits.