Tuesday, June 15, 2010


Just thought i'd post up some images of how the design for the bridge and various other parts came about.

Quick Video of Elevator Operation

Elevator Keys

There are various keys used to operate the elevators. There are as follows:

Kerr's Elevator - Up : N
Down : P

Merkel's Elevator - Diagonal Up : Y Vert Up : Z
Diagonal Down : T Vert Down : X

Elevator Hatch - Down : I
Left : O
Right : I
Up : U


18 Perspectives

File Front Link to Crysis Environment


Bridge Sketchup Model

Final Crysis Environment

This is the final design for the bridge and studios as part of experiment 3. On the left hand side is the stuio belonging to Miranda Kerr and on the right to Angela Merkel. The representation on the left hand side incorporated brighly coloured lighting. This was done to create an atmosphere that would represent the model lifestyle of Miranda Kerr and the various aspects that come with that role including the highly social life. The bridge was also suspended between large rock faces that act as the supporting structure. This is indicative of the support each female would require in such positions of power.

This is the office belonging to Angela Merkel. The office is highly structural and is meant to give off an supportive and comforting vibe. The studio is circular to keep with the outer shell design of the bridge. It also represents the sleekness and coolness of such a power player as Angela Merkel. Angela Merkel's studio was purposly not incorporated within the exterior shell and rather took on a strong and supportive role as is her role as the Chancellor of Germany.

This is the office of Miranda Kerr. The studio is situated within the outer exterior shell of the bridge. This skin over the studio was to be an expression of her beauty. Furthermore the studio was wrapped in glazed panelling to represent the fragility of Mirander Kerr in such a position of power where the littlest of scandals could set her on a downward spiral. The studio was left open of internal walls and exit doors to represent the media side of the Miranda Kerr. This shows the how her life is constantly under the spotlight and almost completely open to the media.

This is the meeting space with incoprorated the elevators and dining table and seating. On the right Miranda Kerr's elevator was done in a slim, stylish and sleek design to exhibit her form, the foremost reason she was able to enter and retain her position of power. On the other hand Angela Merkel's seat was designed to be thicker and sturdier again to epitomise her role as a big power in the European regions. The elevators are seated on steel structures that protrude out of the water. This was done to create a feeling of fear and intimidation, two emotions that would be experiences quite often by people in postions of power such as Kerr and merkel. Constantly having to be in the face of the media and responding to critisisms. The meeting space was joined by a path that took the two women to a larger safer area and rose and fell to represent the ups and downs of the any person in the spotlight.

In this image we can see the main feature of the bridge, the exterior winding shell. This was created to represent Miranda kerr and her outer beauty. Something which she uses to overwhelm and futher herself in her position as a role model and ambassador and overall place of power. Beneath the exterior shell is the path and supporting structure of the bridge. This feature of the bridge is representative of Angela merkel. She is the power player and sits in a position that has major influence of the surrounding regions.

Crysis Environment Draft 2

This is my updated crysis environment wich has had much more detail added including rock faces, waterfall and trees and scrubery. Also seen in various of the images is a an outline of the the bridge model exported from sketch up.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Mash Up

Let's remember The Full Story of the Miranda Keller; like many great women her full story is getting lost.

She took over where most famous women in the world took a virtual "back seat" on the front row.

She lead the country after its reunification following the intense economic downturn in 2009. Keller sought to rebuild her standing by resisting overwhelming demands by her detractors to take swift action; and later emerged as a leading political ambassador in Europe.

Her biggest passion is to push through the measure and take over as an exclusive central figure among Europe's major powers.

But far too often we remember famous women for simply one thing. Not only is Keller a skilled politician; She was an early member of the American Civil Liberties Union and worked with seven U.S. presidents in a fight to improve conditions for people around the world.

Though she is one of the most famous women in the world; her essence is very happy and warm. Keller’s confidence is celebrated by her supporters and welcomed with intense public interest.

Keller is a person ahead of her time; a politician skilled in the art of the possible, who exercised patience to overcome difficult circumstances.


Miranda Kerr

The Sydney Morning Herald, "Miranda Kerr: The new face of fun", August 14 2008, http://www.smh.com.au/news/fashion/miranda-kerr-the-new-face-of-fun/2008/08/13/1218307070864.html , accessed 7 May 2010.

Helen Keller

Women's E News, "Let's Tell the Full Story of Great Women", June 22 2005, http://www.womensenews.org/story/commentary/050622/lets-tell-the-full-story-great-women , accessed 7 May 2007.

Angela Merkel

The New York Times, "Angela Merkel", April 29 2010, http://topics.nytimes.com/top/reference/timestopics/people/m/angela_merkel/index.html , accessed 10 May 2010.

Experiment 3 Environment

Above are images of the crysis environment modelled based on the Tasmanian mountain range. The environment is in its preliminary development stage.

This is the Western Arthur Mountain Range in Tasmania. Was found in the home country of Miranda Kerr.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Link to Sketch up model

Link to Crysis Model


Final Crysis Model

This is the final model with the textures and lighting being placed. The over theme of the structure is one where the boundaries are being crossed. Gravity is being defied and additional to this the structure is on the side of the cliff to emphasis that as a race we are evolving rapidly and growing in numbers. For this reason space is becoming a very valued thing. In the future it might be possible to use space is this way where we are building ontop of and to the side of existing structures.