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Re: Weatherlover's Artwork
« Reply #465 on: April 13, 2015, 11:02:32 PM »
Title explains...

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Re: Weatherlover's Artwork
« Reply #466 on: April 15, 2015, 12:10:16 AM »
Just like the video yesterday, there's a lot of graphical revisions/corrections that have been made, honestly too many to name right off the top of my head. However, a few changes include a black outer glow around TWC's logo and the text "weather.com", a daypart forecast completed as well as The Week Ahead. The radar has been slightly tweaked (includes a 2 second pause before re-looping). I don't know the technical term for this, but i call it the gradient "L" line where the title header is, well that's been tweaked as well. The main thing I haven't fleshed out yet is the blue flash effect where the blue templates transition in/out.

The song is "Birdland" by Weather Report, one of my all-time favorite songs to be featured on TWC back in the early 2000's.

As a sidenote: Check out the rainy pattern were in for the next 7 days. Is this Atlanta or Seattle?  :lol:

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Re: Weatherlover's Artwork
« Reply #467 on: May 12, 2015, 08:23:52 AM »
What if.......in fact, why not? Why hasn't this become a thing yet? Considering this whole Weather All The Time campaign TWC preaches about.


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Re: Weatherlover's Artwork
« Reply #468 on: May 24, 2015, 08:08:43 PM »
The next graphical era of the 4000 I'm working on. :)


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Re: Weatherlover's Artwork
« Reply #469 on: June 04, 2015, 12:55:41 PM »
My first attempt at Regional/Metro Maps (WSXL v2)

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The metro map isn't as great as I would have liked, but I did the best I could do with what I had. (which was very little and limited) I redrew the interstate lines with the pen tool in AE and the map itself is the FFC (Peachtree City, GA) radar map from noaa.gov which I heavily modified to make it look more greenish. I also had to leave Marietta off the metro map because it would have been blocked by the banner/TWC logo.

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Re: Weatherlover's Artwork
« Reply #470 on: June 05, 2015, 06:31:20 PM »
It's been almost 10 years since the current version of TWC's logo made it's debut (August 2005). I think it's time for a extreme makeover. :yes:



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Re: Weatherlover's Artwork
« Reply #471 on: June 05, 2015, 07:07:28 PM »
You know they're not to far of Wunderground logo. I assumed you used that for inspiration.


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Re: Weatherlover's Artwork
« Reply #472 on: June 05, 2015, 08:39:40 PM »
You know they're not to far of Wunderground logo. I assumed you used that for inspiration.

Yes I did, I forgot to mention that in my post. I really like wunderground's website logo and I thought it would be cool if TWC had something similar. My logo mocks will never come to fruition, but then again who knows, from my understanding TWC/Wunderground still have a partnership with eachother.


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Re: Weatherlover's Artwork
« Reply #473 on: June 06, 2015, 04:27:12 AM »
Well they are both owned by The Weather Company so they may well be.


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Re: Weatherlover's Artwork
« Reply #474 on: June 06, 2015, 11:06:09 AM »
I really like those concepts! Especially the first one.

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Re: Weatherlover's Artwork
« Reply #475 on: June 13, 2015, 03:37:31 PM »
Emulated and Modified IntelliStar2 (Work in Progress)

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New Things the Real IntelliStar2 Doesn't Have, but This One Does:

- An LDL

- A background that evolves according to the current conditions being reported. In this video, the desert background rapidly changes to show a developing thunderstorm in progress. (This feature will also appear for the local forecast screens) The background goes back to normal once the local forecast transitions to the next product after the "Now" screen which in this test video is the radar.

- Sound Effects (This feature will also appear for the local forecast screens)

- A radar that zooms in real time as it transitions from a regional view to a local view.


Things the Real IntelliStar2 Has, but This One Does Not:

- A Progress Timeline

- A Welcome Screen (I feel it's unnecessary, plus I forgot to add it anyway lol)

- The Weather Channel's logo no longer appears at the top left, but rather the bottom left with the LDL.


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Re: Weatherlover's Artwork
« Reply #476 on: June 13, 2015, 06:24:43 PM »
Not a bad concept, I very much like it. If anything I personally think the SFX go on for a little too long but it's great!


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Re: Weatherlover's Artwork
« Reply #477 on: June 13, 2015, 09:54:57 PM »
Wow, all this art is very good.

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Re: Weatherlover's Artwork
« Reply #478 on: June 14, 2015, 09:38:24 PM »
Emulated and Modified IntelliStar2 (Work in Progress)

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New Things the Real IntelliStar2 Doesn't Have, but This One Does:

- An LDL

- A background that evolves according to the current conditions being reported. In this video, the desert background rapidly changes to show a developing thunderstorm in progress. (This feature will also appear for the local forecast screens) The background goes back to normal once the local forecast transitions to the next product after the "Now" screen which in this test video is the radar.

- Sound Effects (This feature will also appear for the local forecast screens)

- A radar that zooms in real time as it transitions from a regional view to a local view.


Things the Real IntelliStar2 Has, but This One Does Not:

- A Progress Timeline

- A Welcome Screen (I feel it's unnecessary, plus I forgot to add it anyway lol)

- The Weather Channel's logo no longer appears at the top left, but rather the bottom left with the LDL.



Wow! That's really good. I like the ideas for the background. It's cool.  :biggrin:
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Re: Weatherlover's Artwork
« Reply #479 on: June 14, 2015, 10:29:48 PM »
Not a bad concept, I very much like it. If anything I personally think the SFX go on for a little too long but it's great!


Yeah, I think I'm going to keep it confined to the Now screen for about 3-5 seconds instead of having it play through the Alert screen also.

Wow, all this art is very good.


Thanks!  :happy:

Wow! That's really good. I like the ideas for the background. It's cool.  :biggrin:


Thanks, I had that demo reel that was posted on vimeo.com () in mind for that. I remember when I saw it a few months before the relaunch posted here how excited I was about how the new IntelliStar/IntelliStar2 could potentially look like. The animated BGs and weather effects are what I thought made them look so cool and unique. I was very disappointed to see TWC didn't keep that element of the demo concept for the final product.


Here's an update video, this is the result of what happens on a lazy, boring Sunday. :P

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