ADR1FT + HUD + GRAPHIC DISPLAYS

I did a lot of Hud and Ambient Monitor look dev. We talked a lot about our favorite influences and styles. A few paths emerged; 2001 and lo-fi. The compositions here show this early period of exploration.

HUD

I started with very basic lo-fi ideas. If you look close you’ll see some influence from the ambient displays seen in the film ALIEN. We quickly nixed color complexity.

 

HUD SYMBOLOGY

An idea board to show a very practical lo-fi vector-based style for hud symbology. You’ll often see the hex form appear in all of my UI work. It served as an iconic symbol in ADR1FT.

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AMBIENT MONITORS and DISPLAYS

Scattered throughout the Northstar IV are ambient displays in various states of distress and interactive terminals. Early look dev here. The prime influence is the film “2001: A Space Odyssey”, which I believe I had running continually in the background for about a year during my time on ADR1FT. I absolutely fell in love with the minimalist production design. The sense of grace and storytelling in the displays. I begin my explorations with some fairly straightforward recreations and derivations of screens seen in the Discovery One space ship.

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In addition, I incorporated various real-world telemetry and reference that I felt contained a sense of beauty and storytelling that dovetailed with our narrative.

 

ADR1FT’s EVA Repair Station terminal is a tribute to the HAL-9000. On the far right is the final emissive texture.

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Some screens contained or were downright Easter eggs…

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I developed a lot of data spew textures that I incorporated into several displays – This is ambient satellite data, Earth/Moon orbital data, and narrative elements

And of course;crew screens: No Easter eggs, but the devil’s in the details. Lots of references to Hardiman Industries and Hardiman Aerospace HR data, actual emails, roles, and a lot of biographical information.