DeskMate Homepage Laptop Icon v1

Interactive Laptop icon for DeskMate’s homepage

Alrighty, for those that have been keeping up with my posts about the various DeskMate VA icons I have been creating, here is the last animated .gif I worked on for Aeowen – the client in question.  Other than the nameplate icon I posted about not too long ago, this is also another center piece for the homepage menu we are putting together.

Compared to the other .gifs I made, this one definitely took the most time to translate from my mind to the digital screen.  As one can see, not only did I animate the Start menus (in Windows 10 style), but also gave the illusion of a rotating world as the background image.  There were two ways I could have gone about creating the illusion of a spinning Earth, and of course, in typical Ronin Yeti fashion, I took the hard route, haha.  My wife even came up to me after showing her this, asking if I had created a masking effect on the circle of the planet, to show off a sort of panning world behind it.  Sadly, I had to tell her “nope,” and that the way I got this to work was I literally moved the green landmasses about 5 pixels to the left, deleted what was falling off the left side of the circle, and drew onto what was supposed to be showing up on the right.  I did this over and over, frame by frame, until I was back to the first frame of landmasses, again. Suffice to say, I could have made this project a lot easier on myself, but I’m a stubborn person, and only the harshest of lessons seem to take root in my mind.

I hope you all enjoyed seeing the whats and hows of my first set of animated .gifs from scratch.  Considering I feel I did pretty well with these, I might consider stretching myself and making even more, for different reasons, clients, whoever/whatever!

Dreams v1.0 Showcase

In my quest to better myself and the many sites I’m a part of, I have been diligently working on overhauling my original online portfolio, updating it with all of the wonderful experiences I’ve been a part of and/or have worked on.  I hadn’t really done anything to it since I graduated in the summer of 2017, and felt it needed a bit of a face-lift.

The video above is one of the portfolio pieces I made specifically for the Game Development part of the site, conveying one of the many games I’ve had the chance to work on and create from scratch.

Enjoy the video, and look out for even more coming soon, including the link to the new and revamped Ronin Yeti Designs Portfolio!