Saturday, 16 December 2017

Surface Pro 4 Gaming Controller - Mark 2

Last year I retrofitted a Lynx Vision controller onto my Surface Pro 4.

Here's the step by step guide:

It's been wonderful to game on.

Above is the one I made last December.

This year I decide to make an updated version. Surface Pro 4 gaming controller Mark 2!
With extra USB ports at the back. I spent a weekend carefully whittling to hollow out the bit of wood in order to house the USB ports and reattached the gaming controller to this. There was much more fiddly rewiring to do than the first version.
Other minor changes was to make it a few centimetres narrower so that it would fit better in my backpack, keeping all the wiring (aside from the main one that connects to the Surface Pro 4) inside the wood whereas last time I just covered it with tape, and using magnets at the base of the back plate to keep it secure when it is folded down to the Surface Pro 4 whereas before I had used velcro.

Below is the current version.

A couple of versions thst went wrong as I was trying to figure out the wiring through trial and error. 

Thursday, 2 November 2017

ROBOT walk and run cycle

A walk/ run cycle test with a robot I made in Cinema 4D originally for my short animated film EKO.

Thursday, 23 March 2017

Recreating Bristol College Green with Maya 2017

Work in Progress

I am currently setting myself a project to get more familiar with Maya 2017. I had used Cinema 4D for my short film eko and really enjoyed the 3D modeling aspect. 
It's much more straight forward and less scary than I thought it would be. So here I am getting carried away with 3D modeling.


Friday, 10 March 2017

EKO - Making of. 2017


Set in Glastonbury Tor. A retrieval mission of an escaped military bio-weapon from a shady tech organisation who implanted her with organs from an alien lifeform. She drives off her pursuers using telekinetic powers before collapsing, alone and helpless in the carnage of her own outburst.

Eko & car lady    Elizabeth Isaacs
Soldier 1             Angus Brown
Soldier 2             Jamie Wilson

Written and animated by Alex Fung
Extended script and synopsis by Phoebe Wood-Wheelhouse
Thumbnail Art by Katherine Sugrue
Concept Artwork by Katie Waklin
Music by Addam Tyndale
VO session photography by Raphael Fung
Aardman Animations mentor - Nick Miller
UWE tutors - Chris Webster, Luis Cook, Julia Bracegirdle

eko is a 2D 3D Hybrid project.
Software: After Effects, Photoshop and Cinema 4D.
Hardware: Microsoft Surface Pro 4. i7 16GB Ram.

Trailer script and concept 2 weeks.
Storyboarding and Animatics for Preproduction 4 weeks.
Production time in After Effects was 5 weeks.

eko (eko) Pronounced ‘echo’      
Japanese term for Transfer of Merit

Voice over recording with Liz Isaacs

Voice over recording with Angus Brown

Voice over recording with Jamie Wilson

Studio assistant and VO photographer Raphael Fung

Midway through replacing animatic with After Effects work.


Replacing animatics with After Effects work

Recording various electronic sounds for the mechs

3D Drone based on artwork by Katie Wakelin

Mech design based on Katie Wakelins artwork


Learning to build a drone in Cinema 4D

Music by Addam Tyndale

Animatic with Addam Tyndales music 

Sketches by Alex Fung

Sketches by Alex Fung

Sketches by Alex Fung
Thumbnail art by Katherine Sugrue

The Style Guide


The silly drawings the idea of EKO started with