Striving to preserve an endangered species.
TEAM

WE ARE THE BLOODTHIRSTY SASSY CATS.
We are a team of eight individuals with a passion for
creativity and technology....
PROBLEM

BENGAL TIGERS ARE APPROACHING EXTINCTION

HOW CAN WE HARNESS THE
CULTURE OF THE RIT TIGERS TO
PROMOTE TIGER CONSE...
PROBLEM

WHAT’S HAPPENING?
Wild tiger population has dropped by 97% in the last century. There are
less than 3,200 left wo...
PROBLEM

WHY ARE TIGERS DISAPPEARING?

POACHING

DEFORESTATION

HUMAN-WILDLIFE CONFLICT

Tigers are hunted for nearly ever...
PROBLEM

WHY SHOULD WE CARE?

TIGERS ARE CULTURALLY SIGNIFICANT

TIGERS PROVIDE HEALTHY ECOSYSTEMS

TIGERS BENEFIT THIRD W...
THE IDEA

WHAT WE PROPOSE.

CREATE AN EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE
THAT EVOKES PERSONAL INTEREST IN
TIGER CONSERVATION.
WHAT WE ...
THE IDEA

HOW WILL THIS HELP TIGERS?
SPREAD THE WORD

EDUCATE

INSPIRE PEOPLE TO DONATE

Twitter is a mass-communication
p...
THE IDEA

OUR TARGET
Tigers are visible throughout RIT campus on t-shirts, banners, and statues.
They serve as a reminder ...
THE IDEA

CAN WE INSPIRE AN ENTIRE CAMPUS?
It has been proven to work in the past.
RIT & TIGERS

In 1963, a group of RIT s...
THE IDEA

PROJECT DIRECTION
NATURAL

Our tiger will be life-size and will have realistic movements. We want users to feel
...
THE IDEA

EXPERIENCE FLOW

Tiger moves on
screen. Pacing, ear
twitch, lick paw, etc.

On-screen hint
shows how to
start in...
THE IDEA

WHAT’S NEEDED

C4D TIGER MODEL

UNITY REAL-TIME ANIMATIONS

Model, textures and animations
will be built within ...
VISUALS

OUR SCREEN SETUP
TIGER

FACTS

THREATS

An active, life-size tiger dominates
the screen, and reacts to a user’s
s...
#savingourstripes

@sassycats
56/75

Toni Carlson @titicarl52
Loving this @sassycats! Can’t believe some of these
facts. #...
#savingourstripes

@sassycats
56/75

Toni Carlson @titicarl52
Loving this @sassycats! Can’t believe some of these
facts. #...
#savingourstripes

@sassycats
56/75

Toni Carlson @titicarl52
Loving this @sassycats! Can’t believe some of these
facts. #...
#savingourstripes

@sassycats
56/75

Toni Carlson @titicarl52
Loving this @sassycats! Can’t believe some of these
facts. #...
#savingourstripes

@sassycats
56/75

Toni Carlson @titicarl52
Loving this @sassycats! Can’t believe some of these
facts. #...
#savingourstripes

@sassycats
56/75

Toni Carlson @titicarl52
Loving this @sassycats! Can’t believe some of these
facts. #...
VISUALS

CHINESE INK STYLE
PROS

Elegant
Emphasizes motion
Uncommon
Relates to tiger’s homeland
CONS

Particles need to be...
VISUALS

MECHANICAL STYLE
Intense
Eye catching
Memorable
Less organic
Works well with all black
Conveys wonder and fear

C...
VISUALS

LOW POLYGON STYLE
PROS

Simplified model
Simplified texture
Interesting to look at
Approachable
CONS

Used too of...
VISUALS

LIGHT FIBER STYLE
PROS
1

2

3

Gorgeous
Works well on black
Unique
Captivating
Allows for detail
CONS

5

6

7

...
VISUALS

PRELIMINARY STYLE TESTING

24
3D

FIRST TIGER MODEL

CREATING A TIGER
ONE POLYGON AT A TIME
OUR FIRST ATTEMPT

There are several methods for
creating a ...
3D

BOX MODEL

A TIGER OUT OF THE BOX

MODEL CREATION

By creating the model in this way
we were able to match the correct...
3D

BOX MODEL

27
3D

SCULPTING THE DETAILS

28
3D

MODELING

SWITCH TO LOW POLY

Attempting to model, rig, and animate
an organic model was proving to be too time
consum...
3D

ANIMATION

TEXTURING THE MODEL
MAPPING

PAINTING

To create the UV map, strategically select where
you want the edges ...
3D

MODEL RIG

SETTING UP THE CONTROLS
CUSTOM RIG

We created a custom rig for our model
based off of the preset quadruped...
3D

MODEL RIG

BINDING THE MESH
WEIGHT PAINTING

The model requires some additional weight
painting in order to move natur...
3D

ANIMATION

USING THE RIG
CONTROLS

NEUTRAL POSES

Only the rig controls should be used
to animate the tiger. All bones...
3D

ANIMATION

PREPPING THE ANIMATIONS
BAKING

1

The animations must be baked in order
to work completely in Unity. The r...
3D

SEAMLESS ANIMATIONS
SWIPE
FRAMES 20-247

2.

RUN
FRAMES 20-41
(LOOP)

STAND
FRAMES 0-217

POUNCE
FRAMES 20-311

ROAR
F...
3D

ADDITIONAL ANIMATIONS

5.

6.

BREATHING/ AMBIENT
FRAMES 0-293, 400-531, 600-750

SLOW DOWN
FRAMES 0-233

TURN
FRAMES ...
DEVELOPMENT

OUR GESTURES
GESTURE

ACTION

INFORMATION

Our gestures are chosen from
intuitive motions that are large
enou...
DEVELOPMENT

GESTURE STORYBOARDS
JUMP

2

3

TIGER FACTS

THREATS

- Tigers can jump over 30 foot
distances.

1

- Poacher...
DEVELOPMENT

GESTURE STORYBOARDS
STAND

1

2

3

TIGER FACTS
- Tigers are about 4 feet tall while
standing on 4 legs.
- Ti...
DEVELOPMENT

UNITY CODING STRUCTURE
TIGER SCRIPT

Animations

NULL SCRIPT

GLOBAL SCRIPT

BECKON SCRIPT

Position

Startin...
DEVELOPMENT

SETTING THE SCENE IN UNITY
LIGHTS

Our scene is lit with flitered lights to create canopy-like
shadow effects...
DEVELOPMENT

ANIMATION

ANIMATING THE INFORMATION
INFOGRAPHICS

The infographics have been stylized to mirror
the low poly...
BRANDING
INTERACTION

OUR WEBSITE
TIGER

A mini-version of our tiger
reacts to a user’s specific
keyboard clicks.
PROMOTE ...
BRANDING

THE SAVING OUR STRIPES LOGO
Accepted uses.

COLOR CODES

Orange:
#ee8121
R-238 G-129 B-33
C-2 M-60 Y-100 K-0
Gra...
BRANDING

POSTERS
SPECIFICATIONS

Size 11 x 17
There is a total of four variations each containing a different fact
about ...
INTERACTION

ANIMATION

INSTALLATION SETUP
SPECIFICATIONS

Position the portable projector behind the 10’ x 8’
screen. Adj...
INTERACTION

BLOG:

SavingOurStripes.cias.rit.edu
TWITTER:

...JUST DON’T FORGET TO WEAR YOUR EARS!

-The Bloodthirsty Sas...
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Saving Our Stripes Project Brief

  1. 1. Striving to preserve an endangered species.
  2. 2. TEAM WE ARE THE BLOODTHIRSTY SASSY CATS. We are a team of eight individuals with a passion for creativity and technology. 3D MODELING DESIGN DEVELOPMENT Vickie Angie Lindsay Cangialosi Amy Fairbrother Jordan DiSanto Devin Caskie Joshua Hutchins Roger Clark Jared Rutnik BLOODTHIRSTY SASSY CAT 01
  3. 3. PROBLEM BENGAL TIGERS ARE APPROACHING EXTINCTION HOW CAN WE HARNESS THE CULTURE OF THE RIT TIGERS TO PROMOTE TIGER CONSERVATION? 02
  4. 4. PROBLEM WHAT’S HAPPENING? Wild tiger population has dropped by 97% in the last century. There are less than 3,200 left worldwide, occupying only 7% of their historic range. 1900 HISTORIC TIGER RANGE Wild Population: 100,000 2012 CURRENT TIGER RANGE Wild Population: 3,200 03
  5. 5. PROBLEM WHY ARE TIGERS DISAPPEARING? POACHING DEFORESTATION HUMAN-WILDLIFE CONFLICT Tigers are hunted for nearly every part of their body. Tigers’ natural habitats are being destroyed. Growing populations impede on tigers’ natural territory. Pelts for status Expanding agriculture Retaliatory killings Claws & teeth for jewelry Illegal logging Competeing food sources Bones for medicine 04
  6. 6. PROBLEM WHY SHOULD WE CARE? TIGERS ARE CULTURALLY SIGNIFICANT TIGERS PROVIDE HEALTHY ECOSYSTEMS TIGERS BENEFIT THIRD WORLD COUNTRIES Tigers are admired by people all over the world. As a large predator, a single tiger protects 25,000 acres of forest. Tigers draw awestruck tourists to some of the poorest communities in the world. If considerable action isn’t taken, this iconic animal could only exist in books and photographs. Tigers play a key role in protecting ecosystems and other species. Tiger conservation projects also help make these communities more sustainable. 05
  7. 7. THE IDEA WHAT WE PROPOSE. CREATE AN EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE THAT EVOKES PERSONAL INTEREST IN TIGER CONSERVATION. WHAT WE HOPE TO ACCOMPLISH Enlighten our audience about issues concerning Bengal Tigers’ population. Engage the RIT community through an immersive experience. Promote empathy for conservation efforts. Inspire people to help tigers. 06
  8. 8. THE IDEA HOW WILL THIS HELP TIGERS? SPREAD THE WORD EDUCATE INSPIRE PEOPLE TO DONATE Twitter is a mass-communication platform that allows the message to spread beyond Imagine RIT. Through interaction, the user will be informed about the specific threats tigers face today. Our project will create a connection with wild tigers that continues as an online experience. RESULT RESULT RESULT People worldwide will see tweets from someone they know, and cause them to question their impact on the lives of wild tigers. People will learn the specific behaviors that impact tigers, and what they can do to support tiger conservation. Through donations, WWF will be able to fund an agressive approach against poachers and can help monitor tigers in their habitats. 07
  9. 9. THE IDEA OUR TARGET Tigers are visible throughout RIT campus on t-shirts, banners, and statues. They serve as a reminder of our mascot RITchie, and school pride. WHY RIT? Students, faculty, and alumni, owe it to themselves, RITchie, and future RIT students to help protect wild tigers. Tigers unite us and give us something to fight for. If tigers become extinct, what will being an RIT tiger mean? Photos property of RIT 08
  10. 10. THE IDEA CAN WE INSPIRE AN ENTIRE CAMPUS? It has been proven to work in the past. RIT & TIGERS In 1963, a group of RIT students adopted a tiger by selling 50-cent shares to students. Having Spirit was “the best thing to end student apathy” and it greatly improved school spirit. (David Page, ‘66) Photos property of RIT 09
  11. 11. THE IDEA PROJECT DIRECTION NATURAL Our tiger will be life-size and will have realistic movements. We want users to feel the presence of a wild tiger, and experience awe, fascination, and a little bit of fear. SOCIAL We want to accommodate groups of visitors at once. We’re going to encourage our audience to tweet to our hashtag and spread the word about tigers being endangered. EDUCATIONAL We want users to learn about the dangers that wild tigers face, the severity of their threats, and feel inspired to go out and save tigers. 10
  12. 12. THE IDEA EXPERIENCE FLOW Tiger moves on screen. Pacing, ear twitch, lick paw, etc. On-screen hint shows how to start interactions. User interacts with the tiger and is shown various facts. After 4 gestures, tiger gets bored and walks away. Stickers are handed out with URLs for an online experience. 40/50 On-screen twitter tracker with handle and hashtag. Audience tweets and spreads the word about tigers. Twitter tracker bar rises, and approaches a milestone. For each milestone, a twitter bird flies on screen. Online website offers more information and oppurtunity to donate to WWF. 11
  13. 13. THE IDEA WHAT’S NEEDED C4D TIGER MODEL UNITY REAL-TIME ANIMATIONS Model, textures and animations will be built within Maxon’s Cinema 4D. The Unity engine is idealy suited to accept Kinect gestures and have the tiger respond to the interactions. CUSTOM KINECT GESTURES SPREAD THE WORD WITH TWITTER Custom gestures will be created through Omek’s gesture recognition and body tracking technology. A Twitter hash tag will be displayed on our screen to invite our audience to spread the word for tiger conservation. 12
  14. 14. VISUALS OUR SCREEN SETUP TIGER FACTS THREATS An active, life-size tiger dominates the screen, and reacts to a user’s specific gestures. For each action, specific facts appear on screen, next to the tiger. Threats relevent to the tiger’s action, are displayed on screen to educate the user. GESTURE HINTS TWEETS PROGRESS Subtle gesture animations aid the user in discvering new actions. While guests wait in line and spread the word about tigers, they can see their tweet on screen. As tweets accumiulate, a progress bar indicates new milestones as they are reached. 13
  15. 15. #savingourstripes @sassycats 56/75 Toni Carlson @titicarl52 Loving this @sassycats! Can’t believe some of these facts. #savingourstripes #tigers #imagineRIT Allan Noisewater @babblingbrooke @sassycats inspired me to donate to the WWF. Well done guys! #savingourstripes LARGEST CANINES OF THE BIG CAT FAMILY. TIGER LION 6.0 HUMAN Sharon Newman @newshar Help save tigers! There’s less than 3,200 left in the world. #savingourstripes #wwf 7.2 1.2 CM CM CM ROARS CAN BE HEARD UP TO 2 MILES AWAY POACHING THREAT Tigers teeth and bones are sold and used for traditional Chinese medicine.
  16. 16. #savingourstripes @sassycats 56/75 Toni Carlson @titicarl52 Loving this @sassycats! Can’t believe some of these facts. #savingourstripes #tigers #imagineRIT TIGER’S CAN JUMP DISTANCES OF UP TO 30 FEET Allan Noisewater @babblingbrooke @sassycats inspired me to donate to the WWF. Well done guys! #savingourstripes Sharon Newman @newshar Help save tigers! There’s less than 3,200 left in the world. #savingourstripes #wwf 30 FEET AND CAN JUMP UP TO 10 FEET HIGH
  17. 17. #savingourstripes @sassycats 56/75 Toni Carlson @titicarl52 Loving this @sassycats! Can’t believe some of these facts. #savingourstripes #tigers #imagineRIT Allan Noisewater @babblingbrooke @sassycats inspired me to donate to the WWF. Well done guys! #savingourstripes Sharon Newman @newshar Help save tigers! There’s less than 3,200 left in the world. #savingourstripes #wwf TIGER’S MAIN SOURCES OF FOOD: WILD PIG DEER ANTELOPE HUMAN WILDLIFE CONFLICT People living near tiger habitats compete with them for food. Tigers eat community livestock since prey is limited in the wild.
  18. 18. #savingourstripes @sassycats 56/75 Toni Carlson @titicarl52 Loving this @sassycats! Can’t believe some of these facts. #savingourstripes #tigers #imagineRIT Allan Noisewater @babblingbrooke @sassycats inspired me to donate to the WWF. Well done guys! #savingourstripes TIGERS PLAY WITH EACHOTHER BY STANDING ON THEIR HIND LEGS AND BOXING Sharon Newman @newshar Help save tigers! There’s less than 3,200 left in the world. #savingourstripes #wwf 9 4 FT DO TIGERS STAND A CHANCE? Tigers are considered a conservationdependent speices. It is incredibly difficult for them to survive in the wild. Becuase of this, most tigers live in captivity. FT
  19. 19. #savingourstripes @sassycats 56/75 Toni Carlson @titicarl52 Loving this @sassycats! Can’t believe some of these facts. #savingourstripes #tigers #imagineRIT Allan Noisewater @babblingbrooke @sassycats inspired me to donate to the WWF. Well done guys! #savingourstripes Sharon Newman @newshar Help save tigers! There’s less than 3,200 left in the world. #savingourstripes #wwf TIGERS TAILS ARE USED FOR BALANCE AND COMMUNICATION. 3 FT ENVIRONMENTAL THREAT Tigers’s natural habitats are being destroyed, which makes their natural sources of food more scarce.
  20. 20. #savingourstripes @sassycats 56/75 Toni Carlson @titicarl52 Loving this @sassycats! Can’t believe some of these facts. #savingourstripes #tigers #imagineRIT Allan Noisewater @babblingbrooke @sassycats inspired me to donate to the WWF. Well done guys! #savingourstripes TIGER CLAWS ARE 4 INCHES LONG AND USED MAINLY TO LATCH ONTO THEIR PREY. Sharon Newman @newshar Help save tigers! There’s less than 3,200 left in the world. #savingourstripes #wwf 4 POACHING THREAT Tiger claws are used collected as decoration or used as trade items. IN
  21. 21. VISUALS CHINESE INK STYLE PROS Elegant Emphasizes motion Uncommon Relates to tiger’s homeland CONS Particles need to be created in Unity Slow render times Questionable 3D interpretation 20
  22. 22. VISUALS MECHANICAL STYLE Intense Eye catching Memorable Less organic Works well with all black Conveys wonder and fear CONS Could be too frightening Too unrealistic? 21
  23. 23. VISUALS LOW POLYGON STYLE PROS Simplified model Simplified texture Interesting to look at Approachable CONS Used too often May be out of place on black Too disconnected from a real tiger Can we get fluid, natural motion? 22
  24. 24. VISUALS LIGHT FIBER STYLE PROS 1 2 3 Gorgeous Works well on black Unique Captivating Allows for detail CONS 5 6 7 Difficult to recreate in 3D Possibly too reliant on Unity 8 23
  25. 25. VISUALS PRELIMINARY STYLE TESTING 24
  26. 26. 3D FIRST TIGER MODEL CREATING A TIGER ONE POLYGON AT A TIME OUR FIRST ATTEMPT There are several methods for creating a model. Our initial model was created by placing each polygon point by point. This method was promising but showed limitations in correcting overall form. 25
  27. 27. 3D BOX MODEL A TIGER OUT OF THE BOX MODEL CREATION By creating the model in this way we were able to match the correct proportions of a tiger before refining it’s form. 26
  28. 28. 3D BOX MODEL 27
  29. 29. 3D SCULPTING THE DETAILS 28
  30. 30. 3D MODELING SWITCH TO LOW POLY Attempting to model, rig, and animate an organic model was proving to be too time consuming for this project. Simplifying our model to a low-polygon allowed us to move on from the model and focus on the tiger’s movements. 29
  31. 31. 3D ANIMATION TEXTURING THE MODEL MAPPING PAINTING To create the UV map, strategically select where you want the edges of the UV map to be. We found it beneficial to cut up the center of the stomach up to around the edges of the face. To paint the tiger, each separate polygon was filled with a different color. For each main section of color (i.e. orange, cream), three different shades of the main colors were used to fill in the polygons. TIPS: “Cut” the seams in places that won’t be seen as often such as the down the belly of our tiger. Making separate cuts to the face and feet gives you a larger area to paint for the more detailed features. Use a combination of different projections and the relax UV option toachieve the most pelt-like UV. 30
  32. 32. 3D MODEL RIG SETTING UP THE CONTROLS CUSTOM RIG We created a custom rig for our model based off of the preset quadruped template in Cinema’s Character Object. The rig is color coded to simplify the animation process. RED RIGHT CONTROLS BLUE LEFT CONTROLS TEAL BODY CONTROLS YELLOW HEAD/FACE CONTROLS ORANGE MASTER CONTROL PINK ROOT CONTROL FIRST RIG FINAL RIG 31
  33. 33. 3D MODEL RIG BINDING THE MESH WEIGHT PAINTING The model requires some additional weight painting in order to move naturally. TIPS: Changing the auto-weight mode to “Visibility” produces more accurate results. Make sure auto-normalize in enabled so all of the mesh stays 100% weighted. Absolute weight each of the bones first, then go in and smooth/partially weight. 32
  34. 34. 3D ANIMATION USING THE RIG CONTROLS NEUTRAL POSES Only the rig controls should be used to animate the tiger. All bones and meshes should be in separate layers and locked. The tiger should start and end in the same default position in the breathing animation. TREADMILLS All four foot controllers have additional user data attached to them represented in the form of the following sliders. Toe Twist Knee Twist Stretch Ball Heel Foot Side to Side Toe Wiggle Ankle Toes The tiger should always be animated in place and appear as though he were moving on a treadmill. The root null should remain at (0,0,0). USING NULLS To move the tiger of his spot, place the character object into a new null at (0,0,0) and move the null appropriately. Make sure the feet do not appear to be sliding on the ground. 33
  35. 35. 3D ANIMATION PREPPING THE ANIMATIONS BAKING 1 The animations must be baked in order to work completely in Unity. The rig we made requires a unique baking process. Select all children of the character object and view their frames in the timeline. 2 In the “view” menu, turn off all options under the “show” tab and turn on “Link TL/OM Selection”under ”link.” 3 Under “functions,” select “Bake Keyframes.” 4 In the pop-up window, tun on “Bake Expressions” and turn off “Create Copy” and “Clear Tracks.” Under “Include”turn on everything except “PLA.” 5 In the tools tab, turn off “Use IK” and “Use Constraints” under the “Execution” menu. When you are done, your keyframes should look like this: 34
  36. 36. 3D SEAMLESS ANIMATIONS SWIPE FRAMES 20-247 2. RUN FRAMES 20-41 (LOOP) STAND FRAMES 0-217 POUNCE FRAMES 20-311 ROAR FRAMES 20-271 JUMP FRAMES 20-161 A SINGLE MESH Each animation was created with it’s own mesh in separate C4D files. In Unity, a single mesh took on all of the animations by calling their names and frame numbers. This allowed us to seamlessly switch between animations. 35
  37. 37. 3D ADDITIONAL ANIMATIONS 5. 6. BREATHING/ AMBIENT FRAMES 0-293, 400-531, 600-750 SLOW DOWN FRAMES 0-233 TURN FRAMES 0-77 The breathing animation is what the tiger always defaults back to. The slow down animation is used at the end of the “Pounce,” “Jump,” and “Run” animations after the tiger had left the screen. The turn animation is used everytime the tiger moves off of the screen. It happens at the beginning of the “Jump” and “Run” animations. There are a series of three ambient animations that are called when the tiger is not performing a gesturecalled animation. 36
  38. 38. DEVELOPMENT OUR GESTURES GESTURE ACTION INFORMATION Our gestures are chosen from intuitive motions that are large enough to be picked up by a wild animal. The actions of our tiger are intended to imitate the majesty of a real wild tiger. With so much information to share about tigers we will display one of a variety of tiger facts and the related threat. 37
  39. 39. DEVELOPMENT GESTURE STORYBOARDS JUMP 2 3 TIGER FACTS THREATS - Tigers can jump over 30 foot distances. 1 - Poachers sell tiger bones for use in traditional Chinese medicines. - Tigers can jump up to 10 feet high. - Bones in their feet are tightly connected by ligaments to absorb impacts from landings. SWIPE 1 2 3 TIGER FACTS THREATS - Their claws are an average of 4 inches in length. - Tiger claws are collected and used as decorations or trade items. - The main use of claws is to latch on to prey. - A dewclaw is a specialized claw located further back on the foot that aids in climbing. RUN 1 2 3 TIGER FACTS - Tigers can reach speeds of approximately 35 mph for short intervals of time - Their tails are about 3 feet long, and are used for balance and possibly communication. - Unlike flatfooted humans, tigers walk and run on their toes. 38
  40. 40. DEVELOPMENT GESTURE STORYBOARDS STAND 1 2 3 TIGER FACTS - Tigers are about 4 feet tall while standing on 4 legs. - Tigers are about 9 feet tall while standing on 2 legs. - Tigers play with each other by standing on their back legs and boxing. POUNCE 1 2 3 TIGER FACTS THREATS - Long hind legs enable them to pounce on their prey from a distance. - Because of proximity with humans tigers will kill farm animals and open themselves up to retalitory killing. - Tigers attack their prey by pouncing on them and pulling them down with their claws. - Tigers mainly prey on deer, antelope, wild pigs, and anything else they can outrun. ROAR 1 2 3 TIGER FACTS THREATS - Tigers have the largest canines of the big cat family. - Teeth are collected as trophies or jewelry. - Roars have a very low frequency inaudible to humans, and are warning signals to any competitors. - A tiger’s roar can be heard up to 2 miles away. 39
  41. 41. DEVELOPMENT UNITY CODING STRUCTURE TIGER SCRIPT Animations NULL SCRIPT GLOBAL SCRIPT BECKON SCRIPT Position Starting calls Sounds Keystroke animations Gesture call animations Pull sounds from global script Custom gestures TIGER SCRIPT Play and destroy planes 40
  42. 42. DEVELOPMENT SETTING THE SCENE IN UNITY LIGHTS Our scene is lit with flitered lights to create canopy-like shadow effects on the tiger as he moves around. ADDITIONAL ELEMENTS The infographics and gesture hints are displayed on planes that are created and destroyed at the beginning and end of each animation. These planes are on a new layer and are lit separately from the rest of the scene. SOUNDS Each animation has its own sound sequence added to it, which is called at the beginning of each animation. 41
  43. 43. DEVELOPMENT ANIMATION ANIMATING THE INFORMATION INFOGRAPHICS The infographics have been stylized to mirror the low poly style. The graphics include a fact that corresponds with the specific animations as well as an environmental threat. 1 Stylize your vector infographic. 2 Create a new texture in Cinema 4D and put your vector graphic into the “alpha” and “color” channels. 3 Using the “knife tool”, slice up a plane object into your desired pattern to be shattered. 4 Apply the new texture to the plane object. 5 Keyframe an “Explosion FX” to travel through the plane object. 6 Render out as an .mov and combine with additional graphics in After Effects. 42
  44. 44. BRANDING INTERACTION OUR WEBSITE TIGER A mini-version of our tiger reacts to a user’s specific keyboard clicks. PROMOTE FURTHER ACTION Additional facts about tiger population concerns. Information about WWF’s efforts to help save the tiger. PROJECT INFO HOSTING An explanation of our purpose. Photos and videos of our showcase of the project. savingourstripes.cias.rit.edu 43 02
  45. 45. BRANDING THE SAVING OUR STRIPES LOGO Accepted uses. COLOR CODES Orange: #ee8121 R-238 G-129 B-33 C-2 M-60 Y-100 K-0 Gray: #6d6e70 R-109 G-110 B-112 C-46 M-41 Y-47 K-6 44
  46. 46. BRANDING POSTERS SPECIFICATIONS Size 11 x 17 There is a total of four variations each containing a different fact about tigers. 45
  47. 47. INTERACTION ANIMATION INSTALLATION SETUP SPECIFICATIONS Position the portable projector behind the 10’ x 8’ screen. Adjust the distance, so that the picture fits on the screen. Position the computer behind the screen, and run the project from it. The computer should connect to the kinect. Place the kinect in front of the screen about 2’ off of the ground. TIPS: Run the sounds through a separate sound system. Make sure that the room is dark, and that the bystanders don’t stand anywhere that may disrupt the kinect from the main user. 46 02
  48. 48. INTERACTION BLOG: SavingOurStripes.cias.rit.edu TWITTER: ...JUST DON’T FORGET TO WEAR YOUR EARS! -The Bloodthirsty Sassy Cats @SavingStripes 02

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