I finally achieved my goal of a tunnel of videos that leads into the underworld. After two days of being planted in the same spot on my couch what I imagined finally materialized. I have been collecting videos for the past two weeks. Each three videos in a gate are meant to represent what Inanna gives up on her way to the Underworld: Will, Ego, Mind, Sex Role, Illumination, Magic and Godhood. Once I had all of the videos I had to figure out how to put them in my world and play them simultaneously.Unreal is magical but it learning everything takes a long time. Watching online tutorials and scouring forums online helps a lot but I’ve found sometimes the simplest things take the longest. I tried to find the Media folder for hours. Every tutorial skipped over said you had to use it to make media textures but didn’t say where you could find it. I scrolled through all of the toolbars and the content browser until I found out eventually it’s just a right click. One I learned the process I repeated it 20 times. I now have the importing video and blueprint process down pat. My tunnel exists and I love it. It’s the first thing at ITP I feel truly proud of. I was very particular about my aesthetic and I feel like I carried it through. I achieved what I wanted for this week (fairytales midterm too) but have much to do until it’s finished (1 week when Worlds on a Wire midterm is due). I have my look, my underworld, my character and my tunnel.
Everything else character animations, above ground world and shots, unity of selves sequence, 360 filming to come…..
I think I accomplished everything I could on my Mac computer and will now have to continue the project on a gaming computer.
(Jumpy and blurry due to screen capture on Mac with Unreal)