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Type for Dummies

Wednesday, May 16th, 2007

If you’re ever stuck trying to choose a font, try Type Selector


Fake model tutorial

Thursday, March 16th, 2006

Just found this link via Flickr for a fake model photograph tutorial. Makes a good bird’s eye photograph look as though you’ve spent ages building a life-like model in your attic…..

some trials using the tutorial:
london-from-the-eye.jpg

lake-district.jpg

cablecar.jpg

Textures and maps

Monday, February 20th, 2006

Found this site online today with a decent catalog of materials for bit+texture mapping for renderings.
TEXTURE LIBRARY

Streetscapes

Sunday, February 19th, 2006

This site could come in handy for anyone working on a project in central london. STREETSENSATION has a series of street scapes fully photographed and documented as continuous images.

click HERE for an east section of Tottenham Court Road.

HOW STUFF WORKS….AND MORE

Thursday, December 29th, 2005

Here’s a link to an info-blog i occasionally go to whenever I have a question about the ins and outs of stuff beyond my comprehension.

HOW STUFF WORKS is great. Perfect for those techno questions you think everyone knows the answer to but you.


Fabrication Companies

Saturday, April 2nd, 2005

I was going through my materials/fabrication links and thought i’d share a few…

>Stereolithography
Materialise - a Belgian company that provides 24 hour stereolithography models. If you download their free software, you can plug in your model and get it priced instantly.
3T RPD - London based
ZCorp - located in Massachusetts but will ship overnight anywhere.
Spectrum3D in Los Angeles.

>CNC routing
The Cutting Room - a UK based CNC routing company that cuts from plywood to plastics.

>Lasercutting
Capital Lasers - London based laser cutting company
Capital Models on Kingsland Road in London recommended by my students.


World Time Zones

Wednesday, January 12th, 2005

I just called someone in Thailand and needed to first know the time there - found these useful sites online. The first is World Time Zone which displays the times of the world in realtime on a global map. The second is WorldTimeServer.

Ipod Battery Power

Monday, November 29th, 2004

Just found a website with info on how to restore your iPod’s battery power. Thought it would be a useful post.

Bookmark Icon

Monday, November 29th, 2004

Found a site which explains very easily how to make a bookmark icon. Super useful. thanks. Here’s my icon. icon.png