Monday, April 30, 2012

Autocad and the Growth of Fluffy-Muffin

How's Everyone doing? Just wanted to give everybody an update on how stuff has been going. I am just now getting over a pretty bad cold. Right now at school we are working on putting together the early pages of a CD (Construction Document) set. Apparently one of those first pages is a Demolition plan. Basically what we're doing here is taking the survey, editing out a ton of information we don't need, and then highlighting things like ares to be demolished, staging areas, trees to be removed, and ares to be protected. It makes you think a lot about all the measures that must be taken to ensure safe work to people and the environment during construction.

In other news the Fluffy-Muffin website is going great! Still growing. Here is one of our popular comics. I can't express how much fun I have working on this website!

come check us out at the Fluffy Muffin and please like our Facebook Page to show your support! Until Next Time~

Sunday, March 18, 2012

More Playing with Flash

So here is a super low quality video that is a combination of flash with some terrible audio installed in windows movie maker. Yea during the recording of the audio the dish washer was running. This is a super rough test and exploration for what we could be using in the beginning of all future fluffy muffin videos.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Playing With Flash

I had my first encounter with Flash last night and so far it has been very fulfilling. Adobe's tutorials are top notch in helping you to get to know the basics. Today I plan to learn a lot more and eventually put all this fun to work. Here is a quick animation I made after only about 20 minutes of reading.

Now if you can imagine putting any artwork as those circles and any movement over time as their paths and the possibilities really seem endless. I am also super excited to include audio. End goal of this is to make a really cool video intro for the fluffy muffin videos over at the website I've been telling you guys about. Fluffy Muffin Try it out if you have the chance! You can download the free trial of Flash Pro at adobe's website!
Until Next Time!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Playing with Thea

Today I have been playing around with Thea Render a bit. Here is one of the Example Models I applied some material to and rendered. This could turn out to be really fun!
This image is composed of three textures. One for the floor, one for the Thea logo, and one for the white tiling. Other elements is that the entire model is surrounded by a box with a light emitting surface made to look like a window so you see that reflection on the surface. Time to go play more! Until next time~

Monday, March 12, 2012

Final Project

Here is the final layout for the Ballard Neighborhood Design Studio. I think it turned out fairly well. Some of the most valuable feedback was the disconnect in ideas between the greenways and the intersection.
On Wednesday we are doing an open house to the community in Ballard. Wish us luck!

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Thea Render

I just now made my very first rendered image using thea render. I'm pretty excited to finally get my hands on this program. The price for students is insanely cheap. About 100 bucks for me.
I got the program itself which allows you to import models and two plugins which allows you to render from the programs itself. I will definitely keep posting my progress on here. As of now I've only had a bout 20 minutes to play with the program itself so we'll see where this goes! Also update on how the fluffy muffin is doing. We have just been approved for google adsense so thats a step in the right direction!. We are adding a new section as well. Something about surviving life/college. I'll be posting on that a minimum of once a week and the other team mates will be posting as well. AND we are currently in the process of reorganizing and redesigning the entire site and the GUI. Stay tuned!