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Project 2 / Kokopelli


Friday, Mar 23, 2018 - 07:48:08 am

@ oamanda

More on research and process can be found here:

Videos on  sound and movement


Kokopelli's Sound Shaper PDF

Joel Lee

Friday, Mar 23, 2018 - 03:52:49 am

@ Joel Lee

Am impressed with the graphics boys! :) As mentioned would have been better if the falling beads were drawn more randomly, also some annotation for all the individual components in the exploded axonometry would have made a solid presentation... (Eg: draw in the beads or show where they are stored etc...)

[Kokopelli's Sound Shaper] Research!


Friday, Mar 23, 2018 - 03:50:19 am

@ n i k i

Sup guys!! I drew the body part ‘feet’ for Kokopelli’s body part so how now brown cow. It’s time to search the re!! Research. To be honest I think there’s a whole ton of stuff you can do with your feet! But when it comes to conforming to the shape of the foot I think that narrows down our options Read more →

Great feet research! Niki! Would have been fantastic if JJs feet could have performed all the stunts featured in the videos you uploaded! ;)


Minjee Cheon

Friday, Mar 23, 2018 - 01:45:42 am

@ Minjee

//Sound Inspirations// crunching of leaves

handicap lift

Hi Minjee hope you find the time to make amendments to your layout as suggested earlier... would be useful for your own personal portfolio...

Kokopelli's Sound Shaper Part 1 - Process

Joel Lee

Friday, Mar 23, 2018 - 12:54:50 am

@ Joel Lee

Brendan and I began to explore our sounds further and we looked into what the eyes and arms represented.

We incorporated the best elements from each of our sound models which was the representation of the eye as a shutter as well as the relation of my sound to a humming bird.

We Read more →

Thanks Joel for the detailed process documentation! Am impressed you managed to split the bamboo evenly into quadrants without a proper cross-cutter. Yes indeed the 2 of you captured the essence of 風 really well...but am glad you pushed yourselves to include the micro sounds of the beads “pin-ball machine” because it really does add another dimension to the overall sound textures created.
Should upload a video with sound!

A Kokopelli's Sound Shaper part 2- Finalisation


Friday, Mar 23, 2018 - 12:52:14 am

@ castrochronicles

After the first review, we had a lot more interesting ideas given by Cheryl as well as the class. We know that there were a few changes necessary to make the final work even better, as listed below:

Remove the “kaze” shell that covers the inner mechanics of the final product

Tighten the mechanics and ensure that Read more →

Thanks Brendan for continuing with the process documentation... am glad you uploaded a sound video. Given the time span & budget, both of you did an excellent job in the conceptualization of Cicada... just slight tweaks in choice of material would have resulted in a sturdier prototype... but anyhow, well done! :)

Kokopelli's Sound Shaper: FINAL PDF


Friday, Mar 23, 2018 - 12:41:42 am

@ dion

Kokopelli’s Sound Shaper by Dion Chew & Ong Jia Ying

Videos for reference:

Click here to view the process post/ Click here to view the process PDF

Click here to view in PDF (Highly recommended)


[F&V] Kokopelli: The Ultimate Kokobelly Workout! (final)


Friday, Mar 23, 2018 - 12:14:28 am

@ Francesca

Watch the Kokobelly Workout Gear in action here:

Excellent job girls! Loved your innovative sales pitch right from the onset! Am sure you’ll find a steady stream of ardent fans vouching for your Kokobelly workout gear! Lol

[F&V] Kokopelli: Kokobelly Prototype


Monday, Mar 19, 2018 - 06:11:58 pm

@ Francesca

Looking down at his floppy belly, Kokopelli realised that he had been gaining weight! Hence, Kokopelli decided to make a belly workout gear to motivate himself to get back to shape! To challenge himself further, his workout gear has to incorporate the following sound qualities: squeak, elastic medium, and threshold of pain.

And behold… join Kokopelli on his weight-loss journey and his amateur dabble Read more →

I’ve absolutely enjoyed seeing the  Kokobelly evolve. Excellent job girls! Do compile a complete “construction-cum-functional guide” showing how it is designed to train & shape up belly muscles for their entire Range of Motion & also a perspective drawing of Koko doing his belly workout:)

Kokopelli's Sound Shaper - Research

Yuen Jia Jun

Sunday, Mar 18, 2018 - 03:21:16 pm

@ Bird Whisperer

Body Part Nose

Function; The two openings in the nose care called nostrils, or napes. They lead to two nasal cavities that are separated by the septum, a wall of cartilage.

Bone – The bone cane be carefully and minimally shaved down to lower the height of the nasal bridge. Cartilage – The cartilage is the most altered part of the nose in rhinoplasties. To Read more →
Why’s the feature image not one of you JJ? Anyway I recently came across an image of someone blowing a party popper with his nose... lol perfect for Kokopelli’s nose chime ...