Yesterday I began gluing up my nightstand. To get the desired depth, I had to join all the sides together, essentially doubling the depth of the entire thing. I still haven’t moved into a house with a garage (currently in the works) so my work bench consists of wherever I am able to find a flat surface that I can work on. Also my low supply of clamps slow down the entire process all around. Nonetheless, I am slowly getting this built. So far I’m happy the way it’s turning out.
Many video/motion nerds are extremely excited about the recent collaboration announcement between Adobe and Maxon (AE+C4D). This is huge for the industry. It’s early, but this will open new doors and allow us to design more and wait less for renders.
Check out the new features:
And click here to check out the review and some new features.
I’m working with this idea for a new installation. I’m thinking, a medium-large sized Typographic installation, that is kinetic with animation mapped to the physical object.
I’ve been starting to get very interested in creative technologies as well as research and development. This area is very experimental and based on discovery. I love learning new technologies, figuring things out and taking things apart only to reconfigure them later. My idea is still pretty rough, but I’m more focused about the hybridity of the technologies working together. It’s not so much about an underlying theme or meaning and more about research, tinkering and development.
Now, this idea of mine consists of some new tech that I’ve never used, but have always wanted to get into. So that will be a challenge.
- Projection Mapping with VVVV
- Motion Control with Arduino, AccelStepper/EasyDriver and a stepper motor
- Modeling and Animation – Cinema 4D
- 3D Printing and Woodworking
This is definitely a big list of stuff to control and manage, but I’ve always been into that, go big or go home motto. So, that said… Heres a list of some initial research.
Arduino – Playground
-Stepper Motors: http://arduino.cc/en/Tutorial/MotorKnob
VVVV plugin: http://vvvv.org/contribution/camera-with-cinema4d-controls
I’ve always been on the hunt for the perfect desk. Something with a clean minimal design. Right now.. I’m using a chunk of plywood slapped up on some janky-ass legs from ikea.
So, I have this leftover plywood and some walnut from back when I built my bench, -I think I’ll slap something together, hopefully soon. I think it could be a nice day project. Below is a rendering of what I was thinking, but the design may change as I work on it. I need to build more stuff, my hands are getting weak again.
I came across this coffee table a couple weeks for 20 bucks on craigslist. I realized it almost matches what I’m looking for, except for the white and the faux walnut top. The guy that I bought it from said it had a hardwood top. Looks like the plastic laminate does fool people… I never thought it did.
I’ve decided I could sand the metal and apply a new coat of black paint and a new solid black walnut top. I started looking into how to remove a powder coat finish… seems like this is going to be a pain in the ass, but I think in the end it will be well worth it.
Shelby pointed out a good point… my couch being leather and my coffee table having felt pads on them… things get very slippery.