1. GustavN's Avatar
    Hello!

    I have created an ad for a Surface inspired phone that I wanted to share with you! I hope you like it. (And that Microsoft end up releasing one of course )



    (I hope it is okay to place it in this forum.)
    Jaskys, X0LARIUM, KLinCHI and 10 others like this.
    02-10-2013 08:08 AM
  2. jiayit's Avatar
    Great video! But isn't Surfone a little too cheesy :P
    Chemilinski likes this.
    02-10-2013 08:15 AM
  3. GustavN's Avatar
    Great video! But isn't Surfone a little too cheesy :P
    Thanks! Hehe, yeah, I know! I rendered two versions, with the other one just saying "Surface Phone", but I ended up taking the short name anyway because "Surface Phone" felt so... I don't know. Long? Non-unique? Perhaps I picked the wrong one.
    TheJoester09 likes this.
    02-10-2013 08:26 AM
  4. rockstarzzz's Avatar
    sPhone?

    BTW: good upbeat music choice! Would you please try and see if you can show more features of WP8? It will be really cool user-made ad for WP in general if not SurPhone ;)
    02-10-2013 08:34 AM
  5. GustavN's Avatar
    sPhone?
    I don't know, it is a bit too similar to iPhone in my opinion, especially the small letter in the beginning

    BTW: good upbeat music choice!
    Thank you! That really made me happy since I made the music myself.

    Would you please try and see if you can show more features of WP8? It will be really cool user-made ad for WP in general if not SurPhone ;)
    Absolutely, that would be good! I am not going to work any more on it in the near future since I have a lot of other things to do :) But sure, perhaps I will make one later for WP8 more specifically. (And hey, SurPhone doesn't sound too bad! Hm... Naming things is hard )
    02-10-2013 08:58 AM
  6. cedarlog's Avatar
    i like it a lot except for the music -.-
    GustavN likes this.
    02-10-2013 09:34 AM
  7. power5's Avatar
    Nice work.

    I would make the screen less blotchy as the reflections move across when the phone is rotating into view. Should be a glass smooth reflection. Also, when the app list is scrolling through you can see the white in the earpiece and windows logo. Logo does not look like a backlit touch button.

    What program did you render and animate in?
    02-10-2013 11:28 AM
  8. peachy001's Avatar
    Nice, how long did it take? And what hardware and software did you use?
    02-10-2013 11:39 AM
  9. X0LARIUM's Avatar
    *applauds* great vdo
    Sent from my DROID RaZr on JB.
    GustavN likes this.
    02-10-2013 01:17 PM
  10. GustavN's Avatar
    Thanks all!
    I used Blender for creating the animation and it took about two days (it was intended to be a quick 24-hours project to test myself but... well, I just kept wanting to make it better )

    I would make the screen less blotchy as the reflections move across when the phone is rotating into view. Should be a glass smooth reflection.
    The blotchyness is unfortunately a consequence of quality vs time. The longer I let the computer process the image (render) the smoother the reflections will be. I decided that was the best time/quality trade off since getting something completely smooth would take several days for my computer.

    Also, when the app list is scrolling through you can see the white in the earpiece...
    That was something I noticed before but I never fixed it, believe it or not. I don't really know why. I think it was 50% me forgetting it and 50% me actually thinking it looked kind of cool Good eye though!
    02-10-2013 01:32 PM
  11. power5's Avatar
    Its good work for only 2 days of total time invested. I have watched it a bunch of times now. I would like to see a slight bit more pause as the screen is unlocked before the phone moves up and the app list scrolls through. Also, instead of the app list, it should be the start screen live tiles, and they should be animated. Scroll the screen a bit slower so the animations can be seen.

    I work in Strata3D. Pretty simple and powerful program. Your lighting looks good. That's always the hardest part for me.

    I know it was just a quick project, but that's what happens when you do a good job. People want more.
    02-10-2013 02:45 PM
  12. peachy001's Avatar
    Things like this make me very envious, I miss tinkering around doing creative things. Many many years ago I spent days playing around with real basic animation on Deluxe Paint.... I know, I know, it is not in the same league as this, but I still miss it. The Amiga was good to me.

    Kudos to you for taking the time.
    02-10-2013 02:57 PM
  13. Nisse Tuta's Avatar
    Really Nice!!! I wish I knew how to 3d-animate (or had the energy to learn).

    PS. Im hoping that Microsoft will call their phone "Microphone".
    GustavN and J Hisham like this.
    02-10-2013 03:17 PM
  14. Daniel Ratcliffe's Avatar
    Really Nice!!! I wish I knew how to 3d-animate (or had the energy to learn).

    PS. Im hoping that Microsoft will call their phone "Microphone".
    Microphone would cause a lot of confusion. Just sayin'
    02-10-2013 03:20 PM
  15. Joe920's Avatar
    Nice. But of course it needs to be SurfPhone.
    02-10-2013 07:25 PM
  16. lipper2000's Avatar
    I like the kickstand idea from the surface....good thinking...not sure it's needed but it's cool
    02-10-2013 10:43 PM
  17. jmerrey's Avatar
    great video!
    02-10-2013 10:46 PM
  18. GustavN's Avatar
    Thanks everybody!

    I would like to see a slight bit more pause as the screen is unlocked before the phone moves up and the app list scrolls through. Also, instead of the app list, it should be the start screen live tiles, and they should be animated. Scroll the screen a bit slower so the animations can be seen.

    I know it was just a quick project, but that's what happens when you do a good job. People want more.
    Haha, no problem I am just glad people give me tips on how I can improve it.

    The reason the phone flies up the same second he unlocks it was that I wanted it to look like the momentum of the lockscreen pulled the phone away, if you understand what I mean. I think the desired effect might be lost because of the clunky camera movement, but that was at least my intention with not having a pause. The reason for moving through so fast you can't actually see what it is is to give the feeling "it is so much I can't even show you it all".

    Even though I would have loved to do the live tiles I ended up doing the app list for a not so flattering reason, that it is simpler. Since they don't move it was very easye to just take screen captures on my Lumia 920 and scroll through those images. If I were to have dynamic live tiles I would have had to make them myself inside my 3D program instead of stealing from my phone since you can't screen capture video.

    Im hoping that Microsoft will call their phone "Microphone".
    Hahahaha, that is brilliant! I love it so much, fantastic!
    BIGPADDY likes this.
    02-11-2013 09:17 AM
  19. VegaNovus's Avatar
    I love this video!
    02-11-2013 09:34 AM

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