I think the first thing I need to do for my portfolio is design a logo, the main focus of my portfolio is going to be 3D so I think a 3D logo would be a nice start.
I have designed a logo in 3ds Max, I used a moving camera and lights and made a short movie of the logo. On viewing the movie, I decided that maybe a movie wasn’t the right approach for a logo.(http://youtu.be/sQLjoslctfg) I started to think that a static logo would work better for my portfolio. With the static logo, I could have it as a rollover and make it do a 360 as the mouse is dragged over it.
3d will be the theme for Home page. will I use links to the 3d work I have designed or will I have the movie’s on screen ready to play? I could use the 3d images I have already made and place them around the home page?
Here are some portfolio sites I liked.
Portfolio Sites I did like
http://www.whatsmynvme.com like the way it stays on home screen and everything is there for you
http://www.paulineosmont.com like the start page
http://www.teamgeek.co.za wording just made me want to check it out
http://www.coldsweat.tv liked the icons at top of page home/gallery
Here are some portfolio sites I didn’t like.
Portfolio Sites I didn’t like
http://alexandreavram.com site moves on its own
http://rbv.me Liked the start but not so keen on the rest of site layout
http://peeltheorange.com inconsistency yuck
After looking up some portfolio sites, I got to thinking an interactive site might be the way to go, not to much interaction, as some of the sites I looked at had, in my opinion, to much movement and where hard to follow.
Here are some sketches and ideas I have been thinking about.
When I started to draw out what I wanted I knew it wasn’t what I wanted after all, I have decided that it would be best to showcase all my work and not only the 3d projects. I figured that if I want to show people what I can do I should show everything and not only one aspect of what I can do.
Building my site, my first thought on building the site was Adobe Flash, as I have used Flash before and felt comfortable with it. When speaking to class mates and lecturers, I decided that Flash might not be the way forward. I began thinking about using Processing, this, I dismissed quite quickly, because it would mean coding the whole website and would take me to long to complete.
The program I will be using to build my site will be Adobe Muse, I have decided to use Muse because there is no need to code anything and will be much quicker for me to build a website. Muse is like a mix of Photoshop and Flash(without the coding in Flash).