Saturday, 10 November 2007

Google Earth adds weather information

Google Earth has added a new feature which lets users know what the weather is like while they zoom around the 3D application. It has a new layer that lets users toggle cloud cover, Doppler radar, and conditions and forecasts.

Further info visit blogpost by webware

Monday, 5 November 2007

Black & white adjustment layers and blending modes in Photoshop

A tutorial on Black & white adjustment layers and blending modes in Photoshop

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Plasma Studio : Hotel Puerta America, 4th Floor

The Design of the fourth floor of Hotel Puerta America by Plasma Studio

The deisgn is based on creating a series of crystallized space, with fractured and distorted rooms and hallways.

View the blog post by architecture.mnp for further info.

LTL’s Architectural Illustrations

Some of the presentation illustrations by LTL Architects




Further info check out the blog post by architecture.mnp

A Real House Designed Like a Toilet

The Toilet-Shaped house is in fact named Haewoojae, which signifies in Korean "a place of sanctuary where one can solve one’s worries". The Toilet-Shaped House has a very unique design, and was built by Sim Jae-duck, the chairman of the organizing committee of the Inaugural General Assembly of the World Toilet Association, and he hopes his toilet house will highlight the global need for better sanitation.

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Sunday, 4 November 2007

30+ Mind Mapping Tools

We all need to organize our thoughts sometimes, and there seems to be no better way to do it than in a visual fashion. Mashable has got a list of 30+ mind mapping tools to help you do just that. And since some of you are on a budget, they've listed free and paid suggestions for you.

View the list click here.

Online auto-tracing tool (converts bitmaps to vector art)

Stanford University research project on converting bitmap images to vector art, aka "auto tracing" or "automatic vectorization". Similar to Adobe Illustrator's Live Trace and CorelDRAW's PowerTRACE but works better in many cases. Upload image and get a converted result (EPS/SVG) in a few moments.

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Digital House

The Digital House is the culmination of two-and-a-half years of research and development by the architects Bell Travers Willson, made possible by funding from the London Development Agency, with the aim of enhancing traditional house building through the use of digital technology.

Article can be found here

Creating a Stunning Digital Smoke Effect [ Tutorial ]

In this tutorial we are going to show you how to easily create digital abstract smoke using Illustrator and Photoshop. One of the best things about this technique is that it’s very customizable and you can do it pretty quickly.

Another tutorial of creating a smoke effect can be found here.

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