Hot-Tempered Robot: An Interactive Character Sketch (9/24/2009)

Working on this collaborative project with Fu was a lot of fun. He has a design sensibility that is very playful and humorous, so together we built on his character from last week to make it much more interactive and funny. Overall, I think we were very successful!

Mostly I contributed the swinging hammer component. It all began with a simple test to see if I could get an object to rotate.


Live Processing Sketch of Hammer Test
Source Code of Hammer Test

Once this hammer motion was added into the joint sketch, there was a bit of tweaking to get it to work with his objects, to activate it with a button, and to animate the aftermath of his character being struck.


Fu + Noah make a Robot fly from Noah King on Vimeo.

Live Processing Sketch of Final Interactive Project
Source Code