I was asked to create a series of team illustrations to serve on our 404 error pages – an attempt to enable people who are exposed to this page to meet those who are currently trying to fix the problem being experienced and also show the array of other interests in our team. The illustrations … Continue reading “Team illustrations”
When Dr Guy Davies contacted me I felt a rush of excitement. The asteroseismoloists at the University of Birmingham tend to deal in the stuff of science fiction – except that they are in the process of turning it into fact, well, providing their hypothesis proves to be fact! Guy informed me that he had … Continue reading “Planet stripped bare”
Snakes and Ladders of Social Networking is a board game initially conceived Dr Anne Grand and Helen Dooley. Along with Prof. Rick Holliman, they found that the intimacy and well-understood etiquette of a board game – taking turns, moving forward, conversation, all promoted a related and rich discussion which they were able to harness as … Continue reading “Snakes and Ladders – for social networking”
The Kepler-444 system is a star estimated to be 11.2 billion years old. In 2015 the Kepler spacecraft detected the presence of five exoplanets orbiting the star.
This animation was constructed by creating an illustration of a volcano in Adobe Illustrator. I then created the sprite offset in Illustrator so that my artwork resembled an ‘old school’ 35mm film strip of 8 frames. I worked out the CSS3 animation properties on paper.
This animation was constructed by creating a vector shape in Adobe Illustrator and saving as an .ai file. Next the file was imported into Adobe After Effects, rendered to 3d space with some lighting added to create the gradient and shadow. I exported my After Effects file as a .psd sequence: 6fps. The .psd … Continue reading “CSS3 animation example: Teaching resource icon”