Let's Fix Kenwood's Car Stereo Interface
I recently needed to replace an in-car stereo and nav system with something more modern. I quickly realized that from a design and user-experience perspective...
MAME Arcade Cabinet
Since we’re now living in the Midwest, where space is abundant, it’s time to build an arcade cabinet for the basement. Researching existing plans and ideas puts you into...
Over the past few weeks, I’ve taken some time to investigate the current state of tools used in ArchViz. There is some amazing work being done out there, a lot of...
AmpKit Assets for the iPad Retina Display
I just finished doing a batch of AmpKit gear images for the new iPad Retina display, and was amazed at the clarity they provide at the larger resolution...
UITableView Parallax Background a la Path
Path does a clever little parallax trick when you overscroll the main timeline view. This effect gives a nice sense of...
Specularity experiment. Depth of field is handled by exporting a depth map from Cinema 4D to After Effects, using Frischluft.
modo to Cinema 4D to Photoshop. Here’s a large version.
This is How to Launch a Kickstarter Campaign
Tim Schafer (Full Throttle, Psychonauts) launched a Kickstarter Campaign to create an old-school graphical adventure game. When I first heard about...
Don't Forget About CGGeometry Reference
If you find yourself doing something like the following, there’s a much easier way.
CGFloat xCenter = rect.origin.x + (rect.size.width / 2)
If you’re an iOS or Mac developer who creates image-heavy apps, you’re going to want Slender (Mac App Store Link) by Dragon Forged Software. Slender analyzes an Xcode project...
GuitarToolkit 2.0 Instrument Icons
With the release of 2.0, GuitarToolkit users have the ability to create and customize instruments. What good is customization if you can’t change the icon...
AmpKit Link HD Industrial Design
Here are a few renders of the recently announced AmpKit LiNK HD. Designing the HD was, as usual, a series of complicated tradeoffs made in the hope of finding...
My first foray into V-Ray for rendering. Basic modeling in modo, then exported to Cinema 4D using the Collada format.
Some more testing of the modo to Cinema4D rendering pipeline. A fun side project with a beautiful machine as the subject.
Update: I was asked for a wireframe shot of the Lotus, so here...
Exploring more complex mechanical shapes in modo.
I’m regularly amazed at how easy it is to get good results with the built-in Cinema 4D renderer. As usual, modeled in modo.
Inspired by The Gorilla, these are some test shots exploring displacement maps in Cinema4D.
Experimenting the depth-of-field in modo.
AmpKit Link Industrial Design
Apple Design Award Winner
Such an honor. TabToolkit won an Apple Design Award at WWDC this year. One of only ten given out. Wow. Big thanks to the folks at Apple!
The Music Inn
The Music Inn
Add Drop Shadows to your UITableViews
You may have seen iPhone tableviews that have nice drop shadows above and below the tableviews. Apple does this on apps like Clock, and the WWDC app. Reproducing...
Woohoo! GuitarToolkit makes Apple’s Best of 2008 list
Great stuff. Apple just released their “Best of 2008” lists, and GuitarToolkit shows up number 8 in the music apps section. Of course Mark...
Some App Store Fun Facts
As of Monday October 6th, 2008 in the US App Store:
There are 4,573 apps available for download
You’d have to spend $15,408.68 to buy them all
More on the GuitarToolkit Metronome Scroller
Now that the NDA is no more (hooray!), a little more about how the metronome beats per minute (BPM) scroller was created. Previous post about the...
Buddha Machine Render
Early production assets for the upcoming Buddha Machine for the iPhone.
More about the Buddha Machine by FM3 at the NYTimes, Wikipedia and the official site. Modeling,...
Alternate GuitarToolkit Lite Icons
The process of actually building GuitarToolkit Lite was a piece of cake, as it’s simply a subset of the full GuitarToolkit feature set. GTKL is for iPod Touch...
Creating a new control for the metronome slider
The built-in iPhone slider wasn’t cutting it for metronome BPM input on GuitarToolkit 1.0 through 1.1.1. In addition to being too hard to grab and...