Saturday, February 28, 2009

Ah Cookie Monster..
Interesting side story- whenever I travel abroad, I often get pulled aside for random searches. I have found though that wearing a Sesame Street T-shirt helps- "Hmm- he looks like a terrorist, but darn it- thats Cookie Monster- he's alright" Thanks Cookie.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Album Art Challenge made the rounds at the office today.

1) Click

The first random Wikipedia article you get is the name of your band.

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2) Click

The last four or five words of the very last quote of the page is the title of your first album.

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3) Go to Flickr and click on “explore the last seven days” or click

Third picture, no matter what it is, will be your album cover.

4) Use Photoshop or similar to put it all together.

Last Saturday Ben Thomas and I had a great time at Auburn University. It was a long session, as we tried to pack in as much information as we could on sketching and rendering. Hopefully students found the session helpful. A good chunk of the time was spent on a student project. We brainstormed on possible functionality, sketched in a lot of rough concepts and rendered one of the rough sketches to a finished form. Ben demonstrated his Painter techniques in rendering a nailer. He has a great way of explaining as he works. I tend to clam up and keep quiet. Between the two of us hopefully there was enough communication.
We were also encouraged to see the improvement in student work from last year. Here is a pdf of some of the rough development sketches that we worked on.

Thanks again to Shea Tillman and Louisa Stowers from the IDSA, who organized everything at Auburn, and a shoutout to Alerick from the core77 boards :).
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Monday, February 16, 2009
Sweet! Kevin Huang a friend of mine from OSU was in the news lately. We were hallmates our freshman year. He developed a glove that aids in learning piano.
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Thursday, February 12, 2009

Very informative booklet on metal stamping here
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Now thats a Corvette that I'd like to see put in production
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Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Maxwell Render Test: definitely nicer render overall. Took an afternoon to render.
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Photoview Raw Render: 12min Used the channels to select the background

Crop and Rotate for effect

Raw Render:20 min

Touched up

We were doing a Maxwell and Photoview 360 comparison with the CAD file of an RC car for Sears. The RC car was designed by Doug Ritterling, the current head of design at Emerson.
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Tuesday, February 03, 2009

This is the second time Ben and I doing this session at Auburn University. It was a lot of fun the first time. We are looking forward to this session.
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