The attached image shows a timeline starting about 30 years ago listing relevant developments and services for my project.
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Tags: aluminium, art, cnc, craft, design, fold, folded, gilbert, kunst, kunsthandwerk, object, riedelbauch, router
Formed by a combination of digitally controlled and manual processes, this work can decorate a wall as well as a table. A CNC router cuts the pattern I designed, guiding the manual deformation of the aluminium composite material into a 3d form. This material is lightweight, durable and colourfast, all qualities that make them ideal for creating lasting individually designed works.
Tags: acrylic, art, craft, design, gilbert, gold, handwerk, kunst, lampe, laser, led, licht, light, ponoko, prototyping, rapid, riedelbauch
This light was in the making for a long time and is now finally completed. See earlier post. Its design includes several digital fabrication processes like laser cutting (acrylic and brass) and rapid prototyping (gold-plated stainless steel) using Ponoko‘s distributed manufacturing system. All metal surfaces are gold plated taking advantage of Ponoko’s US based production hub which offers rapid prototyping directly into metal.
Its dimensions are: 600 x 150 x 710 mm and the light head holds four 1watt LED’s.
Tags: Pixlr, software, web2
Pixler is a fantastic free image editor showing how powerful online tools have become. Springing to life inside you internet browser t running on both a Mac or PC, all you need is internet access. If you know Photoshop you will find familiar tools in similar places.
You can view YouTube tutorials here.
The following steps illustrate how an image could be improved and resized for online viewing, like an online learning site. The image has a lot to be improved on eg the contrast enhanced (using the Levels tool), cropped and resized for screen viewing.
This image taken on a cloudy day with out a proper background and lighting serves as a the starting point.
1.) Open Pixler and the image to be edited.
2.) Enhance contrast. From the ‘Adjustment’ menu select ‘Levels’ use the sliders to set the ‘black and white points’ as well as the balance.
3.) If needed use the crop tool to ‘frame’ the object in the image.
4.) Resize for screen viewing. I recommend to set the image to 1024 pixels wide or 768 high. Please note if the width is 1024 but the hight is more then 768, then adjust the hight to 768 even the resulting width is then less then 1024. An image in portrait format might be 768 pixels high but only a few hundred pixels wide.
To save the image, select Save from the ‘File’ menu. I would recommend to change the name of the image to not save over (loose) the original image if you have adjusted the image size (pixel count).
This is the saved file in full resolution (click to open)
Soon I will post how to remove the background and add a shadow to the image.
WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:
The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow.
In 2010, there were 6 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 35 posts. There were 16 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 2mb. That’s about a picture per month.
The busiest day of the year was December 8th with 328 views. The most popular post that day was True digital art on iPad by David Hockney.
Where did they come from?
The top referring sites in 2010 were ifreestores.com, flickr.com, wer-weiss-was.de, uclue.com, and soa.anu.edu.au.
Some visitors came searching, mostly for albrecht dürer, albrecht durer, dürer, david hockney ipad, and duerer.
Attractions in 2010
These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.
True digital art on iPad by David Hockney October 2010
Did Albrecht Duerer get it wrong? A surprise discovery in one of his prints. May 2007
Production of exhibition catalogue made easy June 2009