Old school – NEW world

Bridging the gap . . .

Tag: AUTODESK

is it still MONDAY . . . ??

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U-u-uh . . . seems like everyday has been MONDAY . . . can’t get the brain out of bed . . . got plenty of wind but the sails are furled . . . inertia . . .

Colloquially, the “doldrums” are a state of inactivity, mild depression, listlessness or stagnation.”

So . . . I’m transitioning into fall from a somewhat short summer . . . peaches are falling off the tree faster than I can eat them . . . the stupid birds peck holes in the fruit and ruin it before it can ripen . . . u-u-uh . . . the old bio-clock is having difficulties . . . sun’s been getting up later going to bed earlier . . . and fucking daylight saving time is no help.

A bright spot on Thursday . . . iOS 7.0

Yeh, well . . . first I REALLY like what’s been done with the iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch camera functionality. . . SQUARE FORMAT . . . oh yeh !! And they’ve added some basic filters . . . and the Photo Booth app is unreal . . . here’s an example:

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I had nine app updates for iOS 7 on trash day (Thursday morning) . . . the best one was the Pixlr Express + update . . . Autodesk added a “layers” function . . . it’s labeled “add image” . . . lets you resize, rotate and adjust opacity . . . OH MY FUCKING GOD !!

If you don’t have Pixlr Express + . . . GET IT !!

Just got two old kit models from Japan . . . replacements for some of the old plastic Fang of the Sun mecha that burned up two years ago . . . can’t buy back time . . . so I’ll restart the clock !!

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magiks . . .

iPad 2 magik . . .

Before I head out for the jury duty selection thing (stoopid), here’s a visit to the shelves of my app combini . . . ‘Obscura, Halftone, Pixlr-o-matic, PhotoForge 2, Doublexposure Pro, and Haiku HD, not necessarily in that order.

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p.s. Pixlr-o-matic and Pixl Express +, are brought to you by Autodesk, the AutoCad people . . .

spoiled . . .

op maat (custom)

custom
made to measures . . .

flinke winter peen op maat gekocht bij de AH. ja, op maat.

big carrot tailor bought at the AH. yes, tailor.

what does THAT have to do with Layers Pro ?? . . . nada . . . nothing . . .
it just sets the tone for the coming image . . .

toe jam . . .

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I bought Layers Pro . . . cos . . .
it cost 5.99 USD in the app store . . . let’s you import photo images . . .
size & reposition . . . adjust transparency/opacity . . . just bloody AWESOME !!

if you like graphic images aren’t satisfied with the status quo . . . GET THIS APP !!

There are three layers . . . photo image & two layers of scribble . . . then I ran the mess through the Pixlr-o-matic app by Autodesk several generations . . . then I pick-and-choose . . . make you hungry ??

123D Catch . . .

. . . new app . . . for me . . . from Autodesk . . . like AUTOCAD . . .

123D Catch designed by Autodesk is a mind warp . . . 3D model generator . . . you take 40 different shots of an object then submit to Autodesk for processing.

Wat you get back is a 3D render of your object . . .

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Oh . . . should mention that this app is for the iPad ONLY . . . and a LOT of people have commented, “. . . too bad the app is for just the iPad . . . would be great for the iPhone/iPod Touch . . .” yeh . . . but it seems that the app was developed with the desk jockey in mind . . . you know like in-house quickie 3D rendering of an actual object . . . I can vision the app as an intermediate step in the R&D process . . . like having several jpegs taped to the monitor for reference as you whack out a scale model in AUTOCAD !!

. . . as I said, the app SEEMS to be for preliminary design work . . . like make a 3D maquette out of clay or styrofoam etc. capture it with the 123D Catch app for a blow yer mind presentation . . . it is not really suited to the great outdoors . . . YET . . . for the app to work well outside the office it would have to function like a GPS total station with the capability to store multiple sets of data . . . oops, getting off-track here . . .

The object image shown here was generated with less than 40 frames so there are literally holes . . . but you get a feel for the structure . . . AND . . . the images by themselves would get some interesting conversations started.

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You can save different object views to the camera roll . . . very nice.

Autodesk . . . thankyouveddymuch !!

Here’s a pic of the meditation shed without any FX’s . . .

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