progress: top level navigation to exploring themes – transition

an impending (13 days) deadline and production time is way overdue. frustrated with trying to pull together a milieu of material into a cohesive unit.

the current introduction/transition from a main suggestion of themes to interact with in the story which lead on to other interactions and parts of the story and a labyrinth of information. Thoughts?

This shows what happens when the reader clicks on the ‘universe’ hexagon.

hexagonal ident – in motion

Foraying back into animating in AfterEffects is easier than I imagined, compared to the unexpected pain of installing and wrangling the sparkly new (and slightly buggy) Digital Publishing Suite in InDesign CS5.5…

Working on some drafts of how the ident might look on the initial screen for the book/app, before you transition to the menu or main text.

This is the unembellished version – still tweaking layers and timing to get it expanding smoothly. Thoughts?

This is a thought of how it might overlay on one of the images I’m using in the main body of the book/app.

More to do. Need to do some more work with gradual and partially animated transitions for the main screens, and I plan to do another 2 today and more than 3 tomorrow.