Tuesday, August 5, 2008

WALL-E

Holy crap! it's already been a year since I worked on this title! the other day I finally got my hands on a copy of the Leapster Wall-E game that I helped Sam Hood make. I worked on the "Rocket Ride" Game. I also banged out the GEL-A Steward robots in the game. But the solar system shots are by far my favorites. and here they are. The producers asked for a series of planetary shots, and corresponding surface shots (there's no surface shot for Earth because it was a film-sensitive shot, and Pixar hadn't finalized the direction they wanted us to go with for Earth. By the time they did, I had already been pulled onto another project. So someone else got to do it). For those of you who are unfamiliar with the Leapster, it is a handheld system running a flash-based game engine. it's screen has a 1:1 aspect ratio 160px touch screen and an 8fps frame rate... these limitations are daunting to work with at first, but it really forces you to get your compositions and color values just right for maximum readability on the glass. after a while of back and fourth with revisions I finally came out the other side with these guys, and a butt-load of indispensable design experience.

5 comments:

King said...

So it was your stuff I had to work with. Haha. It was definitely a fun project, but man Wall E was tough to rig. That crazy telescoping eyes.

Hey, so you are still at Leapfrog right? think you can help me pick up a copy of Super Chicks and Clone wars for Didj. I wanna have copies of them. Thanks man.

That Darn Tu-Anh! said...

Sweeet!!!! Loving your taste in color!!! VERY NICE!!

Disco Vear said...

Hey King I can't seem to find any other way to get ahold of you so I'll just comment here. I'm afraid they're gettin a little stingy at Leap Frog, me being a contractor and all I've had to buy my own Didj and games, so I'm afraid I can't help you on that front.

k said...

Haha... sorry, I totally forgot to leave you my email. It's Kinghchen@gmail.com. Don't worry about it, stupid company, so cheap. I wasn't expecting you to get it free, but just the employee discount. Then again, like you said, they are stingy, and I guess they don't count you as an employee. Sucks big time. Thanks anyways!

k said...

I bought copies of Wall E and Dora.. and since i worked on the other ones, thought mayb you can help me get them for less than full. oh wels.