Confessions of a researchaholic

December 29, 2022

Rainy day biker

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 6:32 pm

I needed an eye break to look at far away objects.

December 28, 2022

Who do we want to be

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 7:02 pm

As we grow older, it becomes more challenging to set clear goals. In our youth, we may be influenced by societal expectations to aim for a certain job or social standing. However, as we get older and gain more experience, our career and life paths become more diverse and personalized. It is easy to get caught up in our daily grinds and lose sight of what we truly want for ourselves. That is why it is important to take time to reflect on where we are in our lives and where we want to go, regardless of our life stage.

Visualizing a dream about deformed terrains caused by a virus that only affects rocks and minerals

Filed under: Imaginary — liyiwei @ 6:04 pm

The scenery felt quite disorienting during my dream which I could capture only a small subset after waking up.

December 27, 2022

Layered mantou

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 6:38 pm
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I drew it before eating it for breakfast.

Pond on a river bank

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 6:37 pm

As seen from a balcony.

December 25, 2022

Frame-by-frame handdrawn FX

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 7:32 pm
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I belatedly completed this course on hand-drawn secondary dynamic effects, such as smoke, fire, and fluid.
The exercises were quite time-consuming, which I finally found the time to work on during my sabbatical + holiday break.
While automation would certainly be beneficial, it remains an open research question on how to autocomplete the varied effects that are covered in the course.

Liquid motion transition exercise

Filed under: Imaginary — liyiwei @ 5:25 pm

Animation exercise for lesson 10

December 22, 2022

Liquid lettering motion

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 5:48 pm

Animation exercise for lesson 9

December 20, 2022

Jellyfish motion

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 10:02 pm

Animation exercise for lesson 8

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