Thursday, April 28, 2011

Class Time: April 28th

Today I started doing a timeline of the stages of a stars life cycle.This starts with reactions happening between Hydrogen and Helium, and ends with the star shrinking, the swelling into a red giant.
I didn't get to finish the red giant part, so that will be the next thing I do.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Wednesday April 27th

Today I animated the space cloud turning into a meteor, comet, planet, and a star.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Space Cloud

I have drawn a space cloud today.



It is going to turn into a meteor,  planet, and a star.

I will do at least one of those 3 things later today and post again.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Life Of Stars Sample

Here is everything I have for this project so far.

I'd like some comments so I know if this is acceptable so far or not.

video

Excuse the poor sound quality. At least you can still understand what I'm saying.

Once upon a time, Flash used to have no problem with sound quality. I don't know what happened to that but it's getting annoying.

EDIT: Never mind, I figured out the problem with the sound. It's because lately I have started using the "Stream" property for sounds.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

So Many Dots...

Drew the Milky Way today...



This comes before the sun scenes that I posted yesterday.

I'm thinking of making some fitting background music...I'm not sure if it's worth it.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Saturday April 23: Part 2

I seem to not have the Milky Way I was working on before I lost my computer saved anywhere.
That's annoying.
Rather than restart that, I showed how big the Earth is in comparison to the sun.


And that's all until tomorrow...

Saturday April 23: Part 1

What a nice rainy day to do work on a space project as I watch Spaceballs.
So far today I have recorded most of the narrations for this project and drew the surface of the sun, as shown below.

I will post again later, after I have finished drawing the Milky Way.


Thursday, April 21, 2011

Back On Track

I just got my laptop back and I will do a whole lot of catching up for all of my classes this weekend.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

The Saga Continues

I have worked on the Stars animation a little more...although not much.
I'll make up for all the lost time once I get my computer back.
I know I can fly through a lot of this since there's not much to it other than rendering different forms of stars.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Computer Trouble

April 16:
My laptop seems to have something very wrong with it and I am taking it to the Apple Store tomorrow to (hopefully) be fixed. I was able to get important things on a flashdrive. I was told it's likely a graphics problem and I do not run the risk of losing any files. Unfortunately this means I will not be making much progress on any work this weekend, but I did manage to move a little further on the stars animation as I play around and am getting my laptop to work for a few hours at a time.

Right now, I'm going to go attempt to record some narrations for my project.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Life Of A Star

Last night and today I have done work on my science animation.
I am posting a sample of what is done so far below.
I have dumped the idea of having a character in it, even if it was just for a few seconds, it seems disconnected from what the rest of the animation will look like.
video

Since I have been sick, I will not record the narrations yet, but thankfully, I can still work on animating and just time it with the narration later.
I have mostly everything storyboarded out, I just don't know how this is going to end yet.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

References For My Next Animation

http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn16885-what-would-it-look-like-to-fall-into-a-black-hole.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_hole

http://cosmology.berkeley.edu/Education/BHfaq.html

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1369645/Milky-Ways-twin-discovered-astronomers-supermassive-black-hole.html?ito=feeds-newsxml

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1336832/What-black-hole-really-look-like-Eerie-Nasa-image-shows-universes-mysterious-phenomenon-close-up.html

http://www.astro.keele.ac.uk/workx/starlife/StarpageS_26M.html

http://www.telescope.org/pparc/res8.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_sequence

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_formation

http://www.pfscience.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/star-life-cycle.jpg