Latest sundae: Reincarnation
ㅤㅤOn January 1st, 2014, Noisysundae was officially opened. Because of that, every new year is also our annversary. This year is our fourth one! We thank all the customers who paid us a visit and had a taste of our sundae.
ㅤㅤ"I used to make all these only for myself, but since I founded Noisysundae, over the years, more and more people spent even the tiniest fraction of their lifetime having some of the things we made. Now that there are people who actually cared for Noisysundae, I realized that I'm not alone even if I'm actually alone behind the screen. Thank you. You all motivates us to keep pushing!" — The Founder
The 4thniversary wallpaper comes in 3 versions: dawn, dusk, and night. View all of them in the Art Portal (download link in the art description)
First things first. Where have you been? What took you so long to post an update?
ㅤㅤWell, our founder had food poisoning right after the first day of the year ends so... Now he is alright.
In the making of 4thniversary wallpaper
ㅤㅤWe started with making a scene in Blender. We created a tree using the default Sapling add-on. With the generated tree, we found the view we imagined in our head, but it is impossible with the camera view parallel to the ground, so we tilted it a bit. After that, we modeled the chrysalis from a cube and attached it to the tree branch. We made sure that it will be positioned on the bottom right intersection in the rule of thirds.
ㅤㅤThe sky was not made right in the scene because we did the whole wallpaper within the new year's eve (and the visualizer video had finished rendering in the late morning).
ㅤㅤ"Well, that chrysalis is defying the gravity, anyway." — The Founder
ㅤㅤThis is the rendered image which is used in the wallpaper. We thought it would look too bland and dull if we do not stylize the rendered image a bit. Later, we came up with the idea of making the whole thing look like a painting.
ㅤㅤNow, to Photoshop. For the sky, we started with a white-green-cyan radial gradient background. To add some shadings to it, we smeared some black brush strokes on a layer, added motion blur, and warped it a bit to align with the perspective. And we added a subtle glow on the chrysalis to make it stand out more.
ㅤㅤNext, the text. The picture to the right is the modified text. The "A" was actually made of the letter "A", "4", and "t". Yes, the gap on top is not necessary, but the "4th" in the "An" was not obvious enough without it. Additionally, we masked out the left side a bit. Without the mask, like this one here, you will just read it as Anniversary, right? (Or Ahniversary!?)
ㅤㅤThe last thing we did is filtering the entire image with the paintbrush filter (Filter > Filter Gallery > Angled Strokes). We merged all the layers before doing this. Applying the filter to each layer yields the different result.
ㅤㅤOriginally, we would just call it the 4th anniversary, but the 4thniversary came into our mind the moment we saw the final product.
ㅤㅤThat was how we made the 4thniversary wallpaper. This is the first time we explained the process in full, and It is pretty much our production in a nutshell. The visualizers' workflow is more or less like this, with some animations and codings. We could have just released Reincarnation without the wallpaper, but we did it all by our passion. :)
ㅤㅤ"This guy made this to congratulate me a week ago and I didn't even know. How careless was I? He still has a long way to go in music production, but why don't you follow him and see what he'll become?" — The Founder
ㅤㅤ...is our founder's birth month. An upcoming sundae will be released on 27th! The Robot Day is on 23rd so we are doomed to miss it unless we make 3 sundaes in a row or ditch one to two of them. Oh god, why?
ㅤㅤEdit: We didn't make it in time, sorry. Anyway, we have something to show you when the new sundae arrives. ;)