Huds & Guis

Ender’s Game – UI Breakdown

The super talented Jayse Hansen has just uploaded breakdowns of the UI from Ender’s Game! He’s included insightful descriptions of different parts of the project and has also included animated sequences to geek out on.

This project is an example of great UI design complimented with great animation. I’m really glad that Jayse has isolated the animation sequences so you can fully appreciate what motion can give to a design. It’s an amazing result when both the design and the animation have been fully considered. It’s cool that he’s even included the hand over notes for the animation guides, which kept the UI consistent across the wider team.

I really love the animation of the Mess Hall scoreboards, the way they reveal on is so fluid and smooth. The text animation sequences are great too. But one of my favourite visuals must be the Command PitchLadder/HUD concept! It’s beautiful and mesmerising! The line work is so elegant and I love the different size dots that line up to form an ‘X’. I don’t know why but the combination of the design and the smooth easing is so appealing to me!

Ok, I’ll stop talking now, go check out the full breakdown page here.

Ash Thorp
Lead Graphics Designer
Jayse Hansen
Lead Motion Graphics Artist
Ryan Cashman
Motion Graphics Concept Animator
Navarro Parker
Motion Graphics Animator
Alasdair Willson
Motion Graphics Animator/Reel Title Animation
Paul Beaudry/G-creative
Lead Motion Graphics Artist
Franck Deron
Reel Edit
Matthew E Butler
Digital Domain VFX Supervisor
Gladys Tong
G-Creative Supervisor

Check out the Ender’s Game – UI Breakdown page

Want more?
See our previous Ender’s Game post
Check out Lorcan O’Shanahan’s Ender’s Game UI Reel
Watch the Ender’s Game Classroom Mograph sequence

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