Including More Information

Instead of just showing my image i also want to show some content, i added in type the same information that is shown in the illustration here. Not only does this show the content but it shows in an order of highest to lowest via death sentences so that it’s easier people to see if that is the information they want to know. I may also add some pie charts of other graphs to help people see the numbers more visually.

usa data viswith stats below


Death Sentences in USA since 2007

Finally after quite a bit of work i have completed the artistic visual piece for my imaging and data visualisation. I decided to focus this on all the states of America rather than a world wide country to country peice.

I decided to create a map of america with each state divided and easily understandable to those of all languages, for example for Kansas i drew an image of Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz as this film is a world wide phenomenon and Dorothy’s want to go back to Kansas is a memorable and main plot to the story, so therefore when people see Dorothy on the map they could assume or at least hazard a guess that this state is in fact Kansas.

Here is my design…



after too much thought time and not enough creative time, i have finally decided that in order to visually display teh world wide death penalty stats, i will do so via an Infographic, wether it will be animated or not is undecided at this point.

I decided to research some, and here are some that i found eye-catching and aesthetically pleasing, mostly due to the complimentary colour choices, they are easy to read and easy to understand.


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I actually really do enjoy these, particularly the one about colour emotion, and the one with random facts about the London Olympics.

As mine is based around world wide facts and statisitcs i would like to do something with a map, perhaps changing each state, contintent, country, etc into a different section with something famous from that area or their culture that will also have their death penalty stats included. My problem with this is that what i have to present and visualise is so morbid.

I hate making sad, depressing, morbid things, so the look of mine may visually contradict what it’s actually informing the viewer of, haha.

I also found some infographics that included world maps, to give me an idea of where to start.

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i may separate the infographic into many infographics and perhaps only focus on one country per poster or animation (i haven’t decided how this will be presented yet).

However, i am glad i have finally come up with a reasonable idea that isn’t just a bunch of graphs and other such poop.


Last week the university got their Arnold licenses for Maya and we have been getting taught the basics using it. Here is a little image i created using Arnold. I tried to make one object look like metal, the other like plastic and the final one like rubber. I’m not sure if this comes across but for a first attempt i’m pretty pleased.

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Creating Smoke

Today i took it upon myself to try and understand how to create smoke using Adobe After Effects. I found it slightly more difficult to understand than creating fire which i did previously yesterday.

Creating smoke involved understanding and using expressions which i had never done before.

If i had just done it as the tutorial was telling me i would have created fire but i wouldn’t have understood how  i did it, so i had to take that into account.

Using particle playground and a blur plugin i was able to create a great smoke effect, here is how it went.

I am quite pleased with this as it was a first attempt


^ I joke! lol

Today i decided to learn how to create some basic fire using Adobe After Effects and some yotube tutorials, to my surprise it was easier for me to achieve than i had first thought. I was able to change the size and the ‘wildness’ of the fire very easily.

Here is a screen recording of it. (not in real time).

My Fire