Towards the end of the week, things got more interesting altogether:
I vividly remember how I barely touched any of the Adobe Creative Cloud Apps, especially Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and Premiere Pro during 3.007 (I was focussed more on product development anyway), and so it came as a surprise to me when I found out the relative ease of using Adobe Illustrator, as seen in the design of our product’s logo and slogan. We also had to put together a 15-sec video about our product, which (unsurprisingly) did not take too much effort at all.
CAD & CG LAB
We were shown around ZJU’s CAD & CG Lab, which showcased some of their latest projects between computer and human interaction. I guess this was the best showcase so far just because it gave us a glimpse of how the future might be. My favorite had to be the immersive VR experience, because it was something I had not really experience before, and I believe it is as close as we can get to being actually inside a virtual world for now (in terms of sight and sounds of course). They replicated the environment so well that I almost thought I was at the place itself.
The week was concluded with a visit to Tianducheng, a.k.a ‘Paris of the East’. Stepping into the place gives one quite the feel of being in a French village, especially because the streets are adorned with French neoclassical-style buildings. Although I felt that the Chinese words on these buildings could have been done away with, it is as though the Chinese words serve the purpose of reminding people that it is still a Chinese ‘rip-off’ of the real Paris. Funnily enough, it also reminded me of how most things in the world now are branded with the ‘Made in China’ label, and this place is no exception to it as well.
Finally, the main attraction of Tianducheng: the ‘Eiffel Tower’.