I just found the fantastic Transform effect (Effects → Distort & Transform → Transform) that lets me create a reflection of a shape and translate it so that it’s next to the original. And all in real-time, so I can edit the shape on the right and the whole shield changes!
I’ll post more about this soon but here are the slides from the pitch/presentation that Jane and I gave in Boulder this past weekend for the Interaction ’11 student competition. All of the brainstorming, ideation, research, iteration, and creation happened during the 3 days of the conference. Lots of fun.
The slides make more sense with narration, so I’ll be adding captions to them soon, or maybe I’ll post a video of the presentation, depending on how the quality is.
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