Robot Sima

 

 

Sima is a robot and he's looking for a friend to sing with, but his song isn't accepted well. This is a story about a new and experimental artistic approach and acceptance by the public. It also shows transformation of reaction on the same sign in different discourses.

 

This project is reliased entirely with free and open source software:

  • Linux Mint
  • GIMP
  • Blender
  • Freestyle
  • Audacity

 

ANIMATION TECNIQUE: 3D

GENRE: DRAMA, HUMOR

RUNNING TIME: 00:01:21

FORMAT: 19:6 COLOR

SOUND: STEREO

YEAR: 2013

COUNTRY: SERBIA


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About Robot

 

Robot Sima is the main character in the story. He had to be a cute appealing character, because it was important that public care about his feelings and his destiny. This was achieved with child proportion.

 

Inspiration for his design came from Marvin, a robot from Hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy.

Biggest difference between Marvin and Sima is in his limbs. I created lightning bolts instead of upper limbs, as some kind of electric field. This make Sima little bit more modern and interesting.

 

 
Sima's voice is synthesized in LMMS, from custom oscillator. It was important to make unnatural voice which cannot be played together with traditional pop song, but which can exists along side beat-boxing.

 

Robot's name Sima was inspired with Simon electronic game, from 1978. In some early concepts for Sima he's had was even similar to this device, but, it was easier to stage emotions with anthropomorphic robot head.