CREATIVE SOLUTIONS SPECIALIST / ARTIST / EDUCATOR
Gallery piece: Creative Outburst
Posted 25th April 2017
About

Marktropolis is an online animated experience I created in 2010 which I used to showcase the variety of my skills. The animation for the main hub itself includes a moving sky, shadow effects, moving traffic in the background, animated leaves on the bushes, and more. Whilst 25 key time animated events were carefully planned and animated by myself at a considered pace to add depth and variety such as a police chase, different traffic streams, a parachutist, a runaway balloon and many more, with added attention to detail such as moving pistons on the steam engine wheels. In addition, I utilised a script to load the timeline from a different point for each return to the page, so as to give the impression that the city was actually being lived in and moving through its daily cycles.

Overview

Despite the complexity of the animation I was able to use the wealth of my technical knowledge to condense the entire experience, without sacrifice of quality, into an incredibly small 1mb file size. Fitting all of that animation into such a tiny file size is quite a technical feat, and I did so because bandwidth requirements of the time required consideration for dial up connections.

clickable links around the city provide navigation to four themed interactive galleries featuring a selection of my work.

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The original interactive experience can be viewed by clicking here, although since Flash has been phased out dramatically since 2010 it will only work on devices that are still compatible.

You can also view a full regular speed run through of the main city animation presented through the video below:

The portfolio was eventually nominated for the CSS design awards in 2014 - link.