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Clemson University

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The Design, Implementation, And Incorporation Of "Hack And Slash"  Animation Into The Unreal Development Kit, Christopher Thomas Dec 2015

The Design, Implementation, And Incorporation Of "Hack And Slash"  Animation Into The Unreal Development Kit, Christopher Thomas

All Theses

In this thesis, we investigate the incorporation of 'hack and slash' game play animations into a first person shooter game engine, the UDK 4. We create the animations using the Maya modeling tool and we describe our approach to incorporating these animations into UDK 4 and create an appropriate control scheme to play these animations in a 'hack and slash' game environment.


Ocean Surface Shader, Kara Lauren Gundersen Dec 2015

Ocean Surface Shader, Kara Lauren Gundersen

All Theses

The Renderman Layered Ocean Shader (RLOS) is a RenderMan displacement shader that makes it easier and more efficient to generate realistic oceans. The shader implements a Fast Fourier Transform (FFT) wave algorithm to generate tileable ocean surface displacements. These displacement layers can be added to other displacement layers to increase surface detail. The RLOS can optionally generate multiple layers with editable parameters so that it is possible to create extended ocean surfaces that can be viewed up close. The result is demonstrated with an animated time-lapse.


A Proposal, David Detrich Nov 2015

A Proposal, David Detrich

About the Project

“In the footsteps of Nina Katchadourian”

Nina Katchadourian -­‐ “Sorted Books”

The Sorted Books project began in 1993; and is ongoing. The project has taken place in many different places over the years, ranging from private homes to specialized public book collections. The process is the same in every case: culling through a collection of books, pulling particular titles, and eventually grouping the books into clusters so that the titles can be read in sequence, from top to bottom. The final results are shown either as photographs of the book clusters or as the actual stacks themselves, shown on the shelves ...


Political Circus, Rebekah Warren Nov 2015

Political Circus, Rebekah Warren

Student Projects

Political parties are a large part of today’s news. With next presidential race gearing up, the fight between republicans and democrats can often be intense and dramatic.

This stack makes a critique of our government, referring to the party wars and the idea of a divided government as a circus. It adds an aspect of humor as well. I think this is something students and faculty alike can relate to.

“A house divided against itself cannot stand.” -Abraham Lincoln

Location and Installation Details

4th Floor

On top of reference shelves, a place where students seek information

Great open, flat ...


Great Expectations, Erik Reed Nov 2015

Great Expectations, Erik Reed

Student Projects

This stack follows a small proposal story gone wrong. The message is hopefully lighthearted, and the colorful, young-adult fiction titles stand in contrast to the chosen location. I thought the use of color would accentuate this sculpture stack. The story is an obviously purposeful collection surrounded by florescent lights and gray shelves.


Are We Born Racist?, Hannah Cartee Nov 2015

Are We Born Racist?, Hannah Cartee

Student Projects

Today many problems about racism still linger from Southern history, especially on campus. However, we are not born racist, it is only an illusion from what others say that it is our ‘Heritage’. Although love was lost between races in the past, and even still today, we still need to love no matter what the illusion of our so called ‘heritage’ has taught us.


Group Photo Of Students, Hannah Cartee, Mckenzie Fletcher, Erik Reed, Rebekah Warren, Amber Eckersley, Deighton Abrams, Haley Floyd Nov 2015

Group Photo Of Students, Hannah Cartee, Mckenzie Fletcher, Erik Reed, Rebekah Warren, Amber Eckersley, Deighton Abrams, Haley Floyd

About the Project

No abstract provided.


I Was Just Thinking-, Amber Eckersley Nov 2015

I Was Just Thinking-, Amber Eckersley

Student Projects

One of the major challenges of college and budding adulthood is learning about yourself. It is a difficult task that is often made more confusing through the Internet and social media platforms that allow us to form multiple conceptions of self. This stack addresses that idea by suggesting that people can consciously decide who or what version of themselves they want to be at any time.

Location

On the stairwell landing between the 5th and 4th floor. The stack needs to be placed on a pedestal in the center of the landing.

This location catches people in an area of ...


All Men Lose Their Way, Deighton Abrams Nov 2015

All Men Lose Their Way, Deighton Abrams

Student Projects

This book stack has the potential to be expanded into a series illustrating a fictional journey. Utilizing the spines of both non-fiction, reference, and fiction books to construct this narrative would highlight the power of the written form to invoke the journeys of research and the imagination. Bringing these seemingly disparate sections of the library together also showcases the breadth of resources available, consolidating them into an legible narrative.

Location

These stacks would be situated in common areas around the library. The stacks would be housed in simple wooden boxes to highlight their presence.


Left For Dead, Mckenzie Fletcher Nov 2015

Left For Dead, Mckenzie Fletcher

Student Projects

This is geared towards those in Criminal Justice, Anthropology majors, and those killed with unknown reasons and killers. It represents that over though someone is dead/decomposed that what is left of them will tell their story.


The Cooper Library Book Stack Art Installation Project, David Detrich Nov 2015

The Cooper Library Book Stack Art Installation Project, David Detrich

About the Project

A compilation of the projects, concepts, and locations.


When The Nightingale Sings, Haley Floyd Nov 2015

When The Nightingale Sings, Haley Floyd

Student Projects

“When the nightingale sings, I hear America singing the sounds of Star Wars”

This stack incites examination of popular American Culture in relation to perception and nature. The viewer is left to consider the supposed connection between the nightingale and the pop-culture phenomenon of Star Wars. Absurd as this connection may appear, it carries a heavy metaphorical load in regards to superstardom emphasized in American culture. Those associated with the big screen are deemed superhuman by many standards, calling into question ideas of the natural world and that which exists beyond it.

Location: 3rd Floor Stairwell

On a podium at ...


Finite Perceptions, Hilary Erin Siber May 2015

Finite Perceptions, Hilary Erin Siber

All Theses

I perceive that our world is ever-changing. I believe that as humans, we are not static creatures, but complex beings living in a complex, beautiful and broken world. External factors influence and engage our self-construction. Cerebral and emotional components operate in conjunction with the physical aspects of our humanity. Unmet expectations surface. Unforeseen conflicts arise. Life is not as we think we see it. One small shift in a vantage point can easily undo the very ground underneath our feet, fragmenting our own history of understanding. And while these fragments pierce us deeply, they are the pieces used to reconstitute ...


Artist-Oriented Surfacing Workflow, Virginia Bailey Nearing May 2015

Artist-Oriented Surfacing Workflow, Virginia Bailey Nearing

All Theses

Surfacing is the art of creating materials for digital objects, and it is an incredible technical and artistic challenge. Creating materials and textures for 3D meshes involves managing potentially hundreds of image files, moving data between multiple software packages, and building shaders that will work consistently through a digital production hierarchy. All while attempting to create a piece of art that will tell a story of what an object is, how it was made, and where it has been. Balancing these technical and artistic components is an extraordinary challenge, and it is easy for an artist to get overwhelmed or ...