my AR postcard in use
during my second year at uni, the given task was to create a real-life product using illustration/animation mediums.
therefore, i decided to explore the augmented reality world, which is extremely exciting for any creator.
my main inspiration for this project come from photographs.
knowing how our society is obsessed with treasuring memories, i thought it would be exciting to create a narrative where photographs come back to life and portray the memories they hold.
in making my product user-friendly, the scanned QR code, on the back of the postcard, will display a guide of how to use the augmented reality filter's feature.
a how-to guide
to make my AR filter idea work, i firstly had to create an animation, which would loop, telling my story. this is the final full result of my animation:
the final looping animation
the animation displays the true narrative of the flowers photograph, explaining the connection between the photo and the main character and how the main character remembers this photograph in general.
when brainstorming for initial ideas, i knew that i wanted this project to be personal to me.
i made the decision to display my project through paper polaroid frames as it worked perfectly with my chosen topic.
when starting to work on my animation, i already have planned to include smooth transitions as they were perfect for a looping animation.
this is the final storyboard for my animation.
the final storyboard
on the right side, the development of the main character can be viewed. i wanted a very flow-y feel to the creature, therefore, when designing it, i have tried to make it as similar as possible to a big cloud.
finalised art-pieces before animating them in Adobe After Effects: