streamlined design

Streamline Moderne: The General Motors 10-coach Aerotrain, Designed and Built by the Electro-Motive Division, 1956

Forty passengers per coach travel in air-conditioned comfort at sustained speeds of 100 miles an hour.

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This is a tutorial on adding a bit of polish to simple 2D sprites. Most of this process has come from copying/studying games like Dangan Ronpa and Phoenix Wright.

Disclaimer: This is a public version of an internal tutorial for a game I’m working on and so a lot of the other functionality in my “real” files has been cut out.

This is not a tutorial about character design, about streamlining sprite making, or anything else besides breaking down a simple 2D sprite in such a way that you can add a lot of pizzazz without much effort. 


1. すっきり (sukkiri) - clean, refined (adv)

私はモダンなスタイルとすっきりしたラインが好きだ。  
わたしはモダンなスタイルとすっきりしたラインがすきだ。
I like a modern style and clean lines.

2. ミニマリスト (minimarisuto) - minimalist (n)

ミニマリストのデザインはますます人気が出てきている。
ミニマリストのデザインはますますにんきがでてきている。
Minimalist design is becoming increasingly popular.

3. 流線形 (りゅうせんけい、ryuusenkei) - streamline design, sleekness (n)

引き出しが一つ付いている流線形の机を探しています。
ひきだしがひとつついているりゅうせんけいのつくえをさがしています。
I’m looking for a sleek desk with one drawer.

4. それで構わない (それでかまわない, sorede kamawanai) - it doesn’t matter, that’s OK (phr)

私は本当のミニマリストじゃないので、それで構わないと思っている。
わたしはほんとうのミニマリストじゃないので、それでかまわないとおもっている。
Because I’m not a true minimalist, I don’t think that matters.

5. に向かって作業する (にむかってさぎょうする, ni mukatte sagyou suru) - to work at (a desk, etc.) (exp)

私は毎日のように机に向かって作業をする
わたしはまいにちのようにつくえにむかってさぎょうをする。
I work at my desk almost every day.

6. 覆う (おおう、oou) - to hide, to cover (v)

テーブルは茶色のラミネート材で覆われていた
テーブルはちゃいろのラミネートざいでおおわれた。
The table is covered in brown laminate.

7. リサイクルショップ (risaikuru shoppu) - thrift store

そのリサイクルショップでは服や家具を見つけられるだけでなく、金物や建材も見つけることができる。
そのリサイクルショップではふくやかぐをみつけるだけでなく、かなものやけんざいもみつけることができる。
At this thrift store, you won’t only find clothes and furniture but also hardware and building materials.

8. 修理する (しゅうりする、shuuri suru) - to repair

彼はパテで机の穴を修理した
かれはパテでつくえのあなをしゅうりした。
He repaired the hole in the desk with putty.

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French Art Deco & Streamline Moderne Style Interior of the SS Normandie. 

Designer Marin-Marie gave an innovative line to Normandie, a silhouette which influenced ocean liners over the decades,

SS Normandie was an ocean liner built in Saint-Nazaire, France, for the French Line Compagnie Générale Transatlantique (CGT). She entered service in 1935 as the largest and fastest passenger ship afloat; she is still the most powerful steam turbo-electric-propelled passenger ship ever built.

During World War II, Normandie was seized by US authorities at New York and renamed USS Lafayette.

On 9 February 1942, sparks from a welding torch ignited a stack of life vests filled with flammable kapok that had been stored in the first-class lounge and the fire spread rapidly. 

The ship was stripped of superstructure and righted in 1943 in the world’s most expensive salvage operation. She was reclassified to an aircraft and transport ferry on 15 September 1943 and placed in dry dock the following month.

Lafayette was stricken from the Naval Vessel Register on 11 October 1945.

She was cut up for scrap beginning in October 1946 at Port Newark, New Jersey, and completely scrapped by 31 December 1948.

anonymous asked:

Hey- hope this isn't too much trouble, but do you think you would mind doing a sketch of your designs of the elves (or lynches) from the suffering game please? Your anamatic looked amazing, and I'd like to see what they look like in full, if that's alright, thank you! 😁

I actually already did a full blown, colour drawing of them that can be found right here ! Over the course of storyboarding, I ended up simplifying and streamlining their designs. I’m so glad you liked them though !!

anonymous asked:

How do you make your Adventure Zone animatics? pencil, then transfer them to a program (which one)? You capture the characters so well! I love your art:D

You’re too kind friend!! I promise you making them is not as arduous as that. My boards are done 100% digitally ( apart from early planning stages ). I use 2 programs: Photoshop and Premiere.

I organize my boards by scenes in groupings on Photoshop ( so folder will be numbered as the ‘scene’ and then in each folder there will be layers labelled as 1,2,3 and so on for each pose for the scene ).

I use my all-time favourite brush - and I mean favourite as I basically use it for EVERYTHING now - Kyle’s Animator Pencil. I cannot stress how great this, and all his brushes, are. They are worth every darn penny!

So once I got all my boards down, I go over to Premiere and fuss with timing and assembling. Generally when I start my animatics I have everything roughly timed out mentally. So it’s just a matter of fine tuning and adding or subtracting frames when they’re all laid out. I also tend to time my boards AS I create them. So I’ll finish a few scenes in photoshop and then head over to Premiere and assemble as I go. That’s just the best way for me.

Apart from that there’s not much else to it. Just a lot of forethought and designing things/streamlining things. I also do a VERY rough layout of the background / area the boards take place in so that it’s not all over the place and helps with keeping the characters grounded and the direction of the shots flowing!

If you’ve got any other questions, feel free to send em my way!

anonymous asked:

what exactly did luke DO back on tatooine? like, what was his life as a member of the slave rebellion like? you've made it sound pretty wild (vandalism, accessory to grand theft, gunrunning) but I Need To Know More?

Well the “grand theft” charge in fact refers to stealing people. Or it would, if they could ever pin anything on him.

Luke was mostly involved with running people to safety, helping to hide them on his family’s farm, and in particular helping Aunt Beru perform the surgeries to remove transmitters in the hidden room off their garage. By the laws of the Hutts, that makes him guilty of grand theft and accessory to grand theft.

By the time Luke was a teenager, and starting to get pretty heavily involved with the freedom trail, the scanner had spread through most of the underground network. The stories say that Ekkreth stole the secret of the scanner from the Depuran and gave it to the people. And Ekkreth wears a hundred thousand shapes and works with a hundred thousand hands, making modifications, passing the device along, spreading from safe house to safe house and giving the people the tools they need to steal themselves.

Luke himself has made a couple of modifications to the scanner: he’s made the design more streamlined, smaller, easier to hide. And, of course, he’s used it quite a lot himself.

They have a system, Luke and Aunt Beru and Uncle Owen. Aunt Beru is the surgeon. She was Grandmother Shmi’s student and her hands are steady and strong. She teaches Luke, too, and he’s performed a few surgeries himself. But usually his job is to work the scanner, and then to talk the person through the operation, to help them in any way he can. Uncle Owen runs interference and makes sure that everyone is fed and safe, and sometimes he pays off the right people when it has to be done.

And, of course, there’s the farming business to attend to, as well. They all do that.

And okay, maybe sometimes Luke likes to sneak out with his friends, and maybe they’ve tagged a building or ten, and maybe there was one time they almost got caught red-handed by Bib Fortuna himself. But they didn’t. That’s the important thing.

And yeah, all right, maybe Luke’s run guns a few times, but that’s not a big deal. Everyone on Tatooine has run guns at least once. It’s just something people do.

(A few years later, Luke casually mentions some of these things to his new Rebel friends, because really they aren’t a big deal so sometimes they just slip out in conversation.

Wedge stares into the camera like he’s on the Office.)