I like to think of myself as a person that can handle anything. That’s why Philippians 4:13 (I can do all things through Christ who strengths me) is my favorite Bible verse. But a homework assignment proved me wrong this weekend.

In my new class, Emerging Media Platforms, identifies and embraces opportunities posed by emerging media technologies. An example of this which is part of this week’s lesson in Unity 3D, a program that helps developers create real-time 2D and 3D animation. My assignment is to create a tropical island with mountainous terrain and lush vegetation.

After hours of following Professor Pacheco’s tutorial, prayer and determination I came up with this masterpiece:

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Not quite what I planned in my head but at least I tried. The originalVirgin Islands vision I had was a similar scene of my favorite island, St. John, in the U.S. Virgin Islands, before it was stripped of its natural beauty by Hurricane Irma and then Maria two weeks later. As you can see by the map provided by NASA, all of the greenery on St. Thomas, St. John, St. Croix and the British Virgin Islands have been destroyed and devastated the citizens of the Caribbean Nations. The damaged homes and hotels have halted tourism which disrupts the main form of income for many of the people there.

Unfortunately, my mountains look like the icebergs that caused the demise of the Titanic instead. I’m so embarrassed by my work. I almost didn’t want to turn this in, but I want to so my Professor would know that I did try and I will get better. So here it is!

By allisonjoyner

Born in Mobile. Raised in Birmingham. Educated in Atlanta. Adulated in Jackson. And back in the ATL.

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