Combining a bit of photography with 3D modeling and a PhotoShop pinch filter for this quick one. It kind of messes with my vision. That’s a good thing.
I joined about a million other fans today to celebrate the Warriors championship win in downtown Oakland today. The jostling crowds made it difficult to get much of a shot of anything, but I tried. There were many challenges. One problem is that I chose the wrong side of the street, lighting-wise. I should have chosen the side facing into the sun. It turns out that the large light-colored buildings make great diffuse light. Having said that, it seemed to me that that most of the participants looked my way – to their right. I don’t think folks looked left as often as they looked right. Like I said – many challenges. I sure hope they win again next year. If they do, I’ll be ready!
While at the event, my phone was plucked right pout of my front pocket. At first I thought that maybe I dropped it, but the phone’s nifty location services show that it hopped on BART. After a few unanswered calls, I realized it was gone forever. Dang. I hadn’t planned on buying a new phone, but I am a bit excited to receive a Google Pixel next week. It’s supposed to have a heckuva good camera, so that’s good. And, if it’s MKBHD’s favorite phone, I’m confident that I’ll like it too.
My wife thinks I’m losing it, but I decided to create this Civil War era saw after seeing it on this web site. It’s sort of in line with the antique syringe, and easy to model. I know I’m missing some detail where the blade connects to its brass holder, but the decidedly low-res image I worked from did not have sufficient resolution.
Even though I’ve been using Cinema4D on-and-off for more than four years, I still consider myself a newbie, so I need all the practice I can get! This little project was fun, and I learned a lot along the way.
I found an excellent tutorial on YouTube for this one.
I have always loved the look of these things. I’ve been tempted on more than one occasion to purchase a Nixie tube clock, but really nice ones can be a bit extravagant. Despite the high cost, they are still very much in demand.
If you are a Nixie tube aficionado, you will love this amazing video of the exacting art of making Nixie Tubes.