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  • 3D Basics

    Communication, Communication Design

    If we work with the definition of 3Dimensional Space with the boundaries that define our WORKSPACE or SCENE, then the simplest way to do this is to imagine that we are working inside a large cube. We can imagine that this cube as our world or environment. Objects that exist within the cube one visible, those that fall outside are invisible.

    The main point of reference in this world is called the World Origin. This origin is usually located in the center of this Space. But, it can also be placed or repositioned elsewhere depending on the modeling needs and straights.

    The ORIGIN is a point of reference usually located in the center of the three dimensional space. It can also be located elsewhere in 3D Space. a 3D Space has width, height and depth dimensions each represented by the three axis in the cartesian coordinate system. Rene Descartes-the founder of Cartesian Coordinate System, formalized the idea of using three axes labelled X,Y and Z to represent the dimensions in three dimensional Space. The coordinate system he devised is commonly referred to as the Cartesian or Rectangular coordinate system. Each axis in the system can be divided into many units of measurements. In principle these units of measurements and scales of dimension. On each axis the values to one side of the origin are positive and the values on the other side are negative. Any World or global Coordinate System is usually useful for placing or moving objects in the world or in relation to each other. Wo...

  • What is called "object" in 3D Modeling

    Communication, Communication Design

    During past days of my career, I was conducting a 3-day workshop on 3D modeling basics at Computer Science and Engineering department of an university college at Dhaka. As usual, like my other previous workshops, as a preparatory exercises, I had collected participants' data, and found most of them are at final year of gradutaion. I had taken into account that, I was required to explain basic stuffs in 3D in such way, so that, everybody enjoys the workshop. I wanted to explain from their point of perspective.

    If you are a software developer or a programmer, you must be having your own understanding of the term called OOP (object oriented programming). This is radically a huge concept. I*n fact, software like 3DSMAX, Maya are marvels of object oriented software programming. A 3D designer, who has never done programming before, should still understand at least the single most important aspect of any 3d modeling software's object oriented nature, there is no clear distinction between data and functions.

    In traditional programming theories, data and functions are two different concepts. What is Data? Data is simply 'the information' which is a numeric value (look from programmer's view), a string of text characters, but static. And, what is a function? A function is an action. In fact, function is a procedure. This relevantly acts on data, create new data. Data is passed into a function, which processes the same to produce output data. Ok, here is an example; If we write a func...

  • By the Numbers

    Environment, Environmental Design

    An average worker bee will only make 1/12 of a teaspoon of honey in its lifetime.

    Honeybees produce $200 million worth of honey each year.

    Honeybees help pollinate nearly 100 types of crop. graph

    The honey bee is responsible for $15 billion in agricultural crops each year.

    Without honeybees, about a 1/3 of the U.S food supply can be in jeopardy.

    The West Coast is thought to have lost 60% of its commercial bee population, with 70% missing on the East Coast.

    In 2007, the price for a bee colony is about $135, up from $55 in 2004.They are all related due to our food chain system.

  • A Metaphorized Communications Order

    Communication, Communication Design

    Discretion is the better part of valour!

  • Interiorisation of Urban Space

    Arts & Culture, Environmental Design

    Chinatown, Singapore

    This photo was taken from somewhere in Chinatown during a festive season. Talking about Chinese ceremonies you can hardly avoid a ten-course meal and stage performances. With the lack of open space to hold a large number of people, streets are sometimes temporarily converted into Urban Ballrooms.

    See more interesting photos and stories from Singapore at urban-o-mania

  • Interiorisation of Urban Space

    Environment, Environmental Design

    Chinatown, Singapore

    This photo was taken from somewhere in Chinatown during a festive season. Talking about Chinese ceremonies you can hardly avoid a ten-course meal and stage performances. With the lack of open space to hold a large number of people, streets are sometimes temporarily converted into Urban Ballrooms.

    See more interesting photos and stories from Singapore at urban-o-mania

  • Increase your awareness

    Communication, Communication Design

    There are many ways to generate traffic and promote your website online, some you have to pay for but here are some free ones. 5 highly effective techniques you can start using to increase website traffic and get an edge.

      1. Write articles, reports and reviews for other websites to publish, there are plenty of Blogs out there, and then put your website address in the by-line. If you can write good articles, something people are genuinely interested in, this will generate traffic.
      1. Start exchanging Links with other websites. This is a very effective strategy to generate targeted traffic to your website. Stay away from dodgy link farms and try to only submit links in reputable websites and directories.
      1. Add a Blog, just like this one, to your site and Ping weblogs.com and the other search engines. Pinging your Blogs to the search engines like Google is the fastest way to get search engine robots to visit your Blog, as well as attracting a number of new visitors to your web site regularly.
      1. Become an active commenter and try to leave your comments, good positive comments, on the Blogs that you visit regularly. Most Blogs should allow you to add a link to your own website. So if your comment stirs the pot a little, your bound to create traffic for your site.
      1. Finally add your website address to your own email signature, most mail clients let you do this. Each time you send an email to someone, you'll be promoting your own website, and generating more traffic.

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  • Get More from your website

    Communication, Communication Design

    Value on the web is not just about prices, it's about giving your customers a reason to come back to your website over and over. With out a stunning website design, your website will be lost among faceless millions.

    There are many different types of websites. Each site can vary in both design style and functionality. The type of any site depends a lot on the nature of your business and the content with in. Your website is like your online business card and should look and function professionally. If your not sure about having a website or your company is not thinking about the Internet as a strategy. You better start now!

    Statistics show that more and more consumers use search engines such as Google and Yahoo, and Internet commerce on a daily basis. Today’s web is ruled by dynamic content. People are becoming more and more demanding and won’t be attracted to a website that sits static with no updates for long periods of time; this is also the same with search engines.

    People are often now expecting more useability and functionality with in websites, and quite often want to know how can I update my website myself? The solution to this is to invest in a Content Management System, or CMS for short. CMS (Content Management System) is a type of application that allows making changes to the web site without knowledge of coding languages. There are many Content Management Systems that are giving everyday business some control over their website content. We choose to utilize t...

  • The Future of Self-Knowledge

    Arts & Culture, Audio/Visual Design

    The main thesis to my work is entitled The Future of Self-Knowledge and looks at the possible future forecasting design opportunities between the methods used in corporate futurology, ancient divination and predictive gene testing. The link to my research blog (http://www.fateinstitute.org) documents a range of future forecasting methodology research that was used as a sketchbook for me to create The FATE INSTITUTE and all of its service offerings.

  • Ganas de escribir de moda y dar a conocer el diseño emergente chileno y latinoamericano, me motivaron a crear mi blog de arte, moda y decoración Quinta Trends (http://www.quintatrends.blogspot.com/) hace casi dos años. Un espacio que se han transformado en una vitrina para más de 70 de diseñadores de Chile y Latinoamérica.

    Uno de los fuertes de mi blog, además de ser escenario de los eventos de las marcas emergentes, es su contenido periodístico asociado a entrevistas con los mismos diseñadores, lo que permite posicionar marcas y dar a conocer a grandes creadores de nuestro continente desde una mirada en primera persona.

    Hace unos meses cada vez me he abierto más a las propuestas latinas. De esta forma, he publicado entrevistas a importantes diseñadores argentinos, mexicanos, colombianas y peruanos. Porque no cabe duda que Latinoamérica la lleva. Con paso lento, pero seguro, se hace escuchar con propuestas intensas y novedosas, que traspasan su identidad cultural y muestran su esencia latina, vibrante y radiante. Este amor por mis raíces y la atracción inevitable por este movimiento que revoluciona la moda, me ha llevado a realizar un giro editorial en los contenidos del blog y a comenzar a investigar sobre sus nuevas promesas o "viejos" consortes. Mi idea es ir ampliándome a otras latitudes, no sólo con la idea de llegar a más público, sino también, porque creo que podemos aprender mucho de la experiencia de nuestros vecinos (cercanos y lejanos)”....

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