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Print Booklet

Here’s a PDF of a booklet I recently created using InDesign:

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Download/View Booklet

3D Snowman Scene!

Created in 3ds Max 2013 using primitive shapes, a spline for the arms and text.

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Photo Manipulation in Photoshop – Meerkat + Cheetah

My first attempt at inter-species photo manipulation, combining a meerkat’s body with a cheetah’s head! Wasn’t able to blend the colors right, but came close to it:

meerkat_cheetah_Aamir_Raza

Flash – Stalking Eyes!

Click one of the images below to view the animation! [opens in new window]

The image for the first one was taking from a poster for Rise of the Planet of the Apes, while the other has an image of me. The eyes shall follow! Previously I had both eyes following, but then made them both independent of each other.

Eye Animation - Ape

Eye Animation - Me

Flash – Name Animation!

Animating my name using ActionScript3 in Flash. Click the image below to view the animation [opens in new window]:

Name Animation

I tried to do something following the style of the numbers flipping in The Matrix but instead with the letters of my first name.

The Dark Knight Rises – CD Cover

A CD Cover for a typography assignment. I went for an alternate version of the Dark Knight Rises soundtrack album. Click image to view all sizes.

CD cover - Dark Knight Rises

TTC Vertical Subway Poster

Designed as a TTC vertical subway poster.

Here’s an example of a poster on the TTC subway:
http://www.just-eat.ca/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/ttc-ads2.jpg

I based it off the Seneca winter 2012 ad campaign. The people, pigeon and Seneca logo were vector elements brought in from Illustrator. Original poster size: 20×28 inches.

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Digital Effect Intro

Another little intro I created, using my website url as the text. Created in C4D, composited in AE CS5.

Season Effects – Photoshop CS5

What we’re doing here is taking an image and recreating the environment to give the effect of different seasons. Original (picture of New York Central Park by unknown person)

Summer! (or I guess you could even take the original for this)

seasons_summer

Fall

seasons_fall

Makin it snow in Winter!

seasons_winter

And finally, Spring (didn’t come out that well…)

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Photoshop Painting – Fireman

My second painting, this time I added highlights to it…

Original sketch by hamex on deviantart:

Flash animation – Cheetah Run Cycle

Flash animations generally don’t require too much work if your assets are all setup and you have everything planned out. This was a pretty simple scene with a looping background and a run cycle.

Click to view result
Source files

Starting off, I got an image to use as the run cycle for a feline:

Once the image was traced out in Illustrator, I added a gradient and started testing out the animation in Flash since I hadn’t tried it before.

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I then came back to Illustrator to add spots to the cheetah and shadows as well. The shadows were just flipped, re-sized versions of the original with reduced opacity.

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Moving to Flash, I imported my frames and started setting up my animation. I then imported grass and ground elements from other illustrator files.

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I’d already setup one of the layers with a large width to animate so I set that up for the other grass as well, but instead I did it in Flash. This was done by duplicating and reflecting the image onto it’s right side so the part where they join matches along with the beginning and the end ensuring a smooth loop. This was then classic tweened from right to left.

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I added clouds and a simple background and was almost done with the animation. Just to test out how audio worked, I also added a song from the lion king soundtrack on a separate layer.

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And finally, it was complete! Click to view the flash animation!

♠ Leave me an email (contact page) if you need any help setting up your animation!!

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