Wrapping up the Museum
There were a few adjustments I had to make early this week to the museum in order to finalize it. There were different elements and details throughout different versions, but the final one from the week before had too little detail. In order to fix this, I added some stray lines and dents into the structure of the museum to make it look more aged and stone-like. The bushes are now able to removed from the museum entirely and can be replaced with other foliage assets when necessary. The adaptable design and changes took a bit, but overall this was the final, approved design. Overall, I’m very happy with the end result
Starting in Unity
For this week, I was able to finally explore the organization and utilization of Unity through implementing character animations into the game. The goal was to implement the Overworld and Battle animations for Otto’s house characters, and the list I was given was Spinner, Speaker, Buzzer, and Creeper.
Most of the animations didn’t work as intended when I implemented them, but other characters, like creeper, functioned perfectly. The goal was to implement everything regardless of errors and record the progress and mistakes on the Alpha Asset Planner and in a txt document. Overall, it was an interesting way to be introduced into the Unity workflow, and I was provided my own workspace and scenes.
It was a lot of work, but helped me understand the scale of the game and even the flow of the animations themselves. While it was an abrupt dive into the deep end for me, it was a really educational task that really expanded my horizons as an artist and a game developer. Also taught me the extreme importance of organization.
Random Stuff and Media
I didn’t watch a lot of new media this week, but I did manage to catch the new season of The Great British Baking Show. Admittedly, it’s the kind of thing I usually put on while I work, as it’s really nice background noise while doing other, more productive things. If you want a low-stakes, high creativity baking show with great hosts, I highly recommend this show. It’s not as intense or suspenseful as something like Chopped or Master Chef, but it’s really a vibe.
Speaking of baking, I also tried my hand at a few recipes from the Foster’s Market cookbook over the weekend. I love baking, but not cleaning up the mess, which means I don’t do it as often as I’d like. Anyway, I made their famous scones with strawberries and the result was amazing. If you ever want to try any of their recipes, their online, but I prefer having the physical book.