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Uncopyrighted music


I looked at un-copyrighted music for my artifact, one of these songs shall be used for the background music this will help empasise the narration.



YouTube. 2016. Russian shocked ISIS IN SYRIA WAR ZONE LIVE VIDEO – YouTube. [ONLINE] Available at: [Accessed 1 May 2016].


YouTube. 2016. UNCUTET BIGGEST EXPLOSION COMPILATION 2015 | Full HD | ExplosionBros – YouTube. [ONLINE] Available at: [Accessed 3 May 2016]


YouTube. 2016. BIGGEST EXPLOSION COMPILATION 2013 – YouTube. [ONLINE] Available at: [Accessed 3 May 2016]


YouTube. 2016. using thrausi – YouTube. [ONLINE] Available at: [Accessed 3 May 2016].


Google UK. 2016. crystals – Google Search. [ONLINE] Available at: [Accessed 3 May 2016].


YouTube. 2016. Ebola: The Deadliest Outbreak Explained – YouTube. [ONLINE] Available at: [Accessed 5 May 2016].


YouTube. 2016. Ebola discoverer: ‘This is unprecedented’ – YouTube. [ONLINE] Available at: [Accessed 5 May 2016].

Google UK. 2016. Google. [ONLINE] Available at: [Accessed 12 May 2016].

Google UK. 2016. Google. [ONLINE] Available at: [Accessed 12 May 2016].

YouTube. 2016. uncopyrighted epic music aocastre – YouTube. [ONLINE] Available at: [Accessed 10 May 2016].

Artifact Blood cell

cristal grass

Artifact Alien

Blood cell


To create the blood cell I inserted a landscape and made in spherical this may of rounded it but this made it rough do I turned the rate of the segments up.


I then added subsurface scattering and changed the colour to red. This will create a flesh looking cell.


I then added emitters to fit within the shape this allowed for the tentacles to grow.To narrow off the edges I changed the scale down to zero this gave the a sharp effect.


The blood cell colour produced well so I the proceeded to select the timeline and add a keyfram that allowed the colour to change to green.


This is the finished product Which I used within my virus video. I have learnt how to warp a landscape and how to create tentacle like shapes using emitters.

Creating the virus trailer


Within this artifact I merged real life clips with my own I believe that this worked well. I imported the video clip and the inserted it into my sequence.


I located all the files I was using and then imported the within premier. This will allow me to simply click and drag if I needed anything.


I inserted new audio to give the effect that the outbreak became a huge problem and was known all around the world.


The shots I took I used the slow motion option on the iPhone this worked well with the narration in the background.

Screenshot_5I used the effect phase in premier to give my voice a robotic drowned out ton this works well with the story and creates a unsettling feeling.


I used H.264 and exported it 1080 -720 making the video good quality. I learnt different tools and techniques using adobe premiere.


Using thrausi and simulating grass.


First I inserted a Platonic as it fitted the shape of my diamond perfectly.

Screenshot_2After creating the sample I inserted a landscape this would be where the grass would be simulated from.

Screenshot_3I then added a crystal material that I created using a gradient onto the object added transparency and reflectance to suit the theme and make them look realistic.


Screenshot_6I then copied the crystals and placed them where I wanted.


I opened up the plug in Thrausi and selected 20 pieces to be separated. after it had completed I maneuvered those pieces.



After completing the crystals I applied the grass material to the landscape crteating a realistic feel to the environment. cristal grass

This is the finale design of the artifact. Doing this helped me learn how to create grass and use Thrausi.

Creating alien

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This is the rendering setting I used while creating the alien I use a high resolution due to the amount of detail my model will consist off.


Screen Shot 2016-05-11 at 12.52.22I started by inserting a sphere and changing the window to the sculpting option this will allow me to develop a basic shape and eventually add detail.


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I changed the size of the pull tool to 200 and inverted it so it pushed the object instead I then selected symmetry so it would repeat the pressure on both sides of the model.

Screen Shot 2016-05-11 at 12.55.38 I reduced the size of the pull tool and added very basic eye sockets and some bone structure on the top on the head I did this by selecting the grab tool and pulling on the object, also using symmetry.

Screen Shot 2016-05-11 at 13.06.05After assessing my model I realised that the face shouldn’t be so rounded and should be thinner. I used the pull tool inverted and applied pressure until it looked like the image above.


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Once creating the head I then pulled the bottom to make a neck the smoothed to get rid of creases. I Then started a base for the ears to be created on.

Screen Shot 2016-05-11 at 13.09.09After making the outline of the ears I added depth within the middle to give the model some detail.


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Once I had created the basic model of the alien I then created the material for the eyes this consisted of a layer texture and within this layer texture I added multiple colours within defined separation to enhance the overall design. After creating the colour I added reflectance to give the finishing touch.

Screen Shot 2016-05-11 at 13.10.31Once applied to the sphere I the made it a child within symmetry making both eyes exactly identical.

Screen Shot 2016-05-11 at 13.11.34I then inserted the eyes into the model.


I created a colour within subsurface scattering that would suit my model and applied it giving a small percentage of light absorption



I then added a scar on the aliens right eye to signify his past and to add more detail.


alienThis is the finished artifact overall I have enjoyed making him and also I have learnt different aspects on the way.

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