Sunday, May 24, 2009

Week 10

Since i have not been well, i have not been able to action any of the tasks, that i planned to complete. Hopefully this week i should be making some progress, my individual specialisation is On Screen Overlays (Text, information, etc.). So Im very excited and hopefully will get my tute started for those who want to use it :)

Friday, May 15, 2009

Studio Wk 9

We had a guest lecturer Shilo Mc Clean come in and gives us a talk about digital story telling, I found her talk to be very interesting and insightful as i enjoy seeing Computer graphics used in such instances. Then As she wrapped up, we were briefed with our next task of the final assignment and the requirements. We then were given a topic for our tutorials that we have to create for crysis. I chose to do text pop ups. That should be interesting and hopefully i can use it in my team fabrication.

Peer Review

After the presentation on thursday, it was really impressive to see everyone's fabrications, which have improved so much.
Just a a few thoughts on each teams Strengths and weakness's


Strengths: The building they choose was not a traditional sky scraper and that brought a sense of intrigue, to actually what is the function of this particular structure?

Weakness: The spaces within the building should have been further developed and the audience was not sure of the scale of the building as such. Even though they had produced a city, but we cannot judge scale from an aerial view.


Strengths:The building is an interesting choice, the AI and the sense of scale was exemplified well as we were able to see the interior of the structure and judge for ourselves.The lighting also was integral to the building, as it showed the texture of the exterior of the building at night.

Weakness:I think the map of the city could have been more similar to the original as they are using a real city, im sure shanghai must be more lively than what they portrayed.


Strengths: The space is unique and has been much improved since the last time they presented.

Weakness: Some elements outside the building looked out of place and its integral they use A.I to give a sense of space, scale and time.


Strengths: They had a lot of info for the external environment, which they capitalised on.

Weaknesses: They could have improed on the internal feature of the building.


Strengths:The model itself and the site placement is excellent.

Weaknesses: The rooms within the house look a bit bare and this can be further improved, by just adjusting the furniture.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Final progress Update

Following the late nights and last minute glitches, im hoping that we have covered everything, at the end i ended up doing the lighting three times and did a simple video showing the single dwelling at various times of the day, this put alot of time constraints on me, as my part was all last minute basically, and feels like more of load , then i had to get inspired to finish off my blog and complete some of teams Blog things completed. I guess i have learnt that its very difficult working in a group and there are various dynamics in the group, the lectures during the semester have also helped us understand the collaboration topics a lot better.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009



‘Planning is one of the most important project management and time management techniques. Planning is preparing a sequence of action steps to achieve some specific goal. If you do it effectively, you can reduce much the necessary time and effort of achieving the goal.’(1)
A plan is like a map. When following a plan, you can always see how much you have progressed towards your project goal and how far you are from your destination. Knowing where you are is essential for making good decisions on where to go or what to do next.

Purpose of Plan
Just as no two organizations are alike, so also their plans. It is therefore important to prepare a plan keeping in view the necessities of the enterprise. A plan is an important aspect of business. It serves the following three critical functions:
• Helps management to clarify, focus, and research their business's or project's development and prospects.
• Provides a considered and logical framework within which a business can develop and pursue business strategies over the next three to five years.
• Offers a benchmark against which actual performance can be measured and reviewed.


Progress update

This are some still shots after my lighting hit and misses, i thought it would be the easiest task out of everyone, but it is painstakingly time consuming and by the end of it i wanted to rip my hair out. It also doesnt help when the other group memebers are not happy with the design, as then you have to start over bu then again that are the perks of workign in a group, other than that i will be working on the wikipedia, the video and just bits and pieces wrapping things up.

Collaboration topic 3


‘The principal aim of remuneration packaging is to legitimately restructure the way in which employees receive income so as to maximise disposable income. This is usually done in such a way that it doesn't impose any additional financial burden on the employer.’ (1)
‘Remuneration is defined as payments made to or for the benefit of a worker; but it's not just wages or salary you need to include in your annual reconciliation statement. Benefits to workers include items such as superannuation contributions, fees or bonuses, footwear, uniform, clothing and/or dry cleaning allowances and living away from home allowances. Then there's accommodation, motor vehicle and travel allowances, annual leave loading and holiday pay, back pay, call out or call back allowances and dirt money.’(2)
‘An employer may refer to remuneration as payroll. In this case, it commonly includes items such as wages, overtime pay, commissions, holiday pay, sick leave pay, meal money, and other expenses.’(3)
“Remuneration is the process which takes place after functions have been ranked and through which a salary structure will be established.”(4)



4. Job Evaluation and Remuneration Strategies: How to Set Up and Run an Effective System


Sunday, May 3, 2009

Update on final submission

So far the Work on the final submission has been going well, the textures and the importing was a problem at the last submission, but it has been successful. One of the only hiccups was in my part which was the light placement that didn't go too well.
The geometry was moved out of place and the lights were not lighting up properly. but that can be solved, also the sound needs to be put in place.

Friday, May 1, 2009


After a few weeks of forgetting to post up progress, or actually being lazy, i realised i had a heaps of blogging to do, so hopefully in the next couple of dys i can post up most of the work that has been completed :)

Collaboration Topic


Hierarchy is an pyramidal arrangement of items, (objects, names, values, categories) in which the items are represented as being "Above" or "below" or "at the same level", the word derives from greek word "hierarchia" it means the
'rule of the high priest'

Hierarchy could also refer to the categorization of groups of people. This separation is based on the ability or status of the people. The group so classified is also called hierarchy. For example: she is high up in the management hierarchy. Hierarchy could also mean a religious s rule set by a group clergy. Ancestry, genealogy, family, position, status, sect, and social rank are some of the synonyms for hierarchy.

An Example of hierarchy is Maslows hierarchy of needs,Maslow's hierarchy of needs is a theory in psychology, proposed by Abraham Maslow in his 1943 paper A Theory of Human Motivation, which he subsequently extended to include his observations of humans' innate curiosity. The lower four layers of the pyramid are what Maslow called "deficiency needs" or "D-needs": physiological, safety and security, love and belonging, and esteem. With the exception of the lowest (physiological) needs, if these "deficiency needs" are not met, the body gives no physical indication but the individual feels anxious and tense. With their physical needs relatively satisfied, the individual's safety needs take over and dominate their behavior. These needs have to do with people's yearning for a predictable, orderly world in which injustice and inconsistency are under control, the familiar frequent and the unfamiliar rare. In the world of work, these safety needs manifest themselves in such things as a preference for job security, grievance procedures for protecting the individual from unilateral authority, savings accounts, insurance policies, and the like.Humans need to feel a sense of belonging and acceptance, whether it comes from a large social group, such as clubs, office culture, religious groups, professional organizations, sports teams, gangs , or small social connections (family members, intimate partners, mentors, close colleagues, confidants). They need to love and be loved by others. In the absence of these elements, many people become susceptible to loneliness, social anxiety, and clinical depression.All humans have a need to be respected, to have self-esteem, self-respect. Also known as the belonging need, esteem presents the normal human desire to be accepted and valued by others. People need to engage themselves to gain recognition and have an activity or activities that give the person a sense of contribution, to feel accepted and self-valued, be it in a profession or hobby.


Knowledge is defined by the oxford english dictionary, knowledge acquisition involves complex cognitive processes, perception, learning, communication, association and reasoning.

-Communicate knowledge
-Situated knowledge
-Partial knowledge
-Scientfic knowledge

Knowledge management comprises of a range of practices used in an organisation to identify, create, represent distribute and enable adoption of insights and experiences.