Monday, February 27, 2012
Guide for Tron Visual Style
During our most recent development of an Android App, namely the RhythmBot FREE. We had the idea of designing it Tron-esque visual style. Now designing something to look like its from the Tron universe is not like making everything into a wire frame model and giving it a glow effect. The important thing is the colour palette and the use of negative space.
Although RhythmBot FREE does not utilize a highly visual design scope, it was still fun finding sources and existing guides online.
One of the best (namely because it comes direct from the special effect designer of Tron Legacy) is jtnimoy. The link for his Tron design page is this.
I was amazed at the level of detail that was put in designing all the elements, that basically had a screen presence of only a few minutes. But it is perhaps these few minutes that truly defined the Tron experience for the viewer.
Have fun analyzing the design elements, we certainly did!