Saturday mornings with a one and a half year old and a nearly four year old can be 'fun'. Before you are even half awake the phrase “can we watch a wee episode?” or “do you have the iPad?” will have set the tone. The lure of the Octonauts is strong.
Not being keen to produce four eyed little gogglebox addicts – we limit TV access. So I have to be creative in how we satisfy the Octonauts addiction. We make octocompasses, papercraft GUP-As and I could draw a GUP-B being attacked by an axe wielding octopus in my sleep.
None of this was working on Saturday.
After the keynote from @seb_ly at DIBI this year I've been itching to have a play with particle emitters and different images to create animated particles with different frames.
Then a half hour over breakfast with the wee lad shouting “add a giant sea squid”, “make them faster”, “make them more explodey”, “nooooo – not the GUP-B – noooooooooo.
Next weekend – a 3D kelp forest background.