Dynamic Communications S2 Week 6

This week was split into 3 parts, adding parallax again, adding a scroll bar and then adding collectable objects

The first thing i tackled was adding in more parallax into the flash file from the previous week, i found this easier as i already have a feel for it. I was to create a midground that exists between the starry background and the rocket in the foreground. I had a bit of trouble trying to get the script to work however, troubleshooting and looking at the rest of the code helped me to figure it out.

I can remember the steps to create a scroll bar however the task of adding collectable objects i’ll have trouble remembering as of now because im not used to scripting. I was able to follow the instructions to get the collectable items to work but i still had trouble figuring out exactly what i was doing.

 

-Weeks 6-9 will have no pictures due to an issue with my flash drive becoming corrupt and losing my pictures and flash files in the process-

Dynamic Communication S2 Week 5

This lecture i was given a task of finding contrasts in text based on Size, Form, Weight, Structure, Direction and Colour

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This menu demonstrates contrast in size and structure:

Size – The heading “MENU” and the subheadings are a different size to show the reader that they are titles that tell you what is listed below, using the bigger size to show what is more important.

Structure – At the top of the menu a different font is used for the name of the restaurant, this makes it stand out and lets the reader know that piece of text is not completely relevant to what is below and has a standalone purpose

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This one demonstrates use of colour and direction:

Colour: The colour is used in the titles to help the reader deduct that it is a title, the size of the text also helps but the contrast in colour draws attention to the title so that the reader will see it first.

Direction: Paragraphs of text are slanted in different was, this is to make the menu seem more quirky and fun which helps promote a family esque atmosphere for the restaurant.

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This leaflet combines use of form and weight:

Form & Weight – There are sections of the text where words are highlighted by changing its form, the way this is don it by increasing the weight of the text, this makes it stand out to the reader and tells them that it is important information that should be taken note of.

 

 

I learned how to create buttons using flash, i found it helpful that once you turn a graphic into a button then it’ll let you set different images to use in different stages of the button. For example Setting an image for when the button is untouched, clicked on and hovered over.

Adding the script was simple and i understood what was happening with it, in my own time at home i learned more about this and found out about using buttons to navigate the timeline, also how to reference a button inside of a movie symbol.

 

Dynamic Communications S2 Week 3

In response to the lecture we were tasked with creating 5 images that are animals to represent something, here are mine:

I based these off of the type of food (meat) that comes from these animals, i kept is simplistic and this exercise closely resembles the “boiling an egg” task from last semester. The symbols have a good sense of consistency with the style and disconnected lines

Dynamic Communications S2 – Week 4

This practical was about learning basic flash features, im already used to using flash and knew about the features that were covered in this class so it was only a recap for me.1.jpg

The first task was about importing to the library and how to move them onto the scene, the library is helpful in flash since everything you import can be found there and dragged onto the scene at any time.

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Next was using keyframes to make our artist images appear in sequence above the background, in order to keep the background there while the images changed the keyframe the background was inserting into was lengthened.

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The last task was learning how to create a symbol which was easy as right clicking and selecting “convert to symbol”

The assignment for the lecture was finding examples of fonts which fit into the 6 categories and 3 families.

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From top to bottom the fonts are: Cutie Patootie Skinny, Rosewood Std, Bernard MT Condensed, Adobe Devangari, Impact and Rockwell Nova

The picture says with font belongs to which category.

I think that the Patootie Font fits well into the script category because it looks handwritten with a pen, it would fall under the type of script that doesn’t connect.-Example Of Script Family

The Rosewood font is decorative as it is distinctive and fun to look at, although they should be used very sparingly for example titles and headings in opposed to paragraphs of text. – Example Of Serif Family

Bernard is modern due to its vertical stress and radical transition from thick to thin and its serifs are thin  and horizontal. The font looks elegant. – Example Of Serif Family

Oldstyle font such as Adobe Devangari represent how a scribe would create its lettering, the angle of the serifs are diagonal and the font shows transitions from thick to thin. – Example Of Serif Family

Impact is a sans serif font, a font without serifs and also no transition between thick and thin. – Example Of Sans Serif Famliy

Rockwell Nova is in the slab serif category, a font with vertical stress and thick lines accompanied by serifs. This was .first used in advertising so that the letters could been seen from a distance. – Example Of Serif Family