Category: Work

A Dozen Protons

Another visualization. Cinema4D physical renderer. Read More

My First Tethered Capture

I finally had the perfect excuse to try out Lightroom’s Tethered Capture. I’ve been anxious to try this since neighbor Steve Fossum used this method to photograph yours truly. This extremely simple rig made shooting the chip much easier than ever before. The ability to view the images at high resolution on-screen as I shot Read More

Proud Team Member

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Latest Desktop Wallpaper

If you see moirĂ© patterns, it’s time to get that 5K iMac! Read More

Putting it All Together

It’s not only the knowledge of the HUNDREDS of eyeballs that will see this image on the cover of the extra-geeky Electrophoresis Journal cover that makes it satisfying. It’s also the fact that I get to use all of my graphics skills in one place to produce something this wild and whacky while at work. Read More

More Fun with Materials

Experimenting with Cinema4D materials for an upcoming visualization of some of the amazing things that happen at the molecular level on a Proton chip. Read More

Latest iMac Wallpaper

I love my job. đŸ˜€ Read More

D800 for Product Photography

I shot this on the floor in the hallway on a roll of white paper with my beloved FourSquare handheld overhead and a Nikkor 50mm 1.8 lens which I purchased for $95. (Ken Rockwell describes this incredible bargain as, “…among Nikon’s sharpest lenses ever“.) The LCD display and updated logo were added later with PhotoShop. Read More

My, How We’ve Grown!

We’ve come a long way, Baby! What I find amazing about this group shot is that the cold weather kept a lot of people away. My guess is that there are at least 100 others that did not make it to the party. I’m going to need a taller ladder for the next shot! Many Read More

After Hours in the Virtual Lab

While working on a visualization for a new lab space, out of curiosity, I decided to render the scene after dark, and was quite surprised by the results. The dramatic light provided almost entirely by a single omni-directional shadow-casting light somehow makes the scene look more real than it does with the lights on. It Read More

Cinema4D UV Mapping

Today I learned the best way to wrap a 2D graphic around a 3D object in Cinema4D. I also played a bit with instancing. Here is the result of today’s experimentation. I am so impressed with this renderer! You have to admit, the realism here is amazing – and I can make it better without Read More

How Does This Happen?

I just saw this in front of our office. Great googly-moogly! Read More

Life Show Logo

Another super-fun project at work. This treatment is over the top again, but so much fun to create, AND it makes a whacky wallpaper for my iMac. Regular readers may notice that the scene was borrowed from an earlier experiment. Read More

Latest Ad Mockup

As is often the case, I have almost no idea what this product is or what it does, but I think I understand what the ad represents – the fact that something which used to require a whole bunch of time, effort and money just got a lot more accessible and way cheaper. Read More

Impossible Photo Shoot

Occasionally marketing asks for things that are (nearly) impossible to shoot. Like when they asked me to photograph a stack of sixty three 96-well microtiter plates on a white background. I don’t have a studio at work, but luckily, I do have one inside my computer. Thank you Cinema4D! Read More

This Little Chip Will Change the World

View the announcement here. Pretty exciting stuff! Read More

My Office Wallpaper

Sized to fit my 30-incher. Kelly says it’s too shiny. I say it’s not shiny enough! Read More

Trying to Get Into a Holiday Mood

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You Can Do It Too!

I made this totally original motivational poster for my company last weekend. Model Marina was awesome. She really nailed the part. Shot with a $95 lens and hand-held FourSquare against a yellow wall in the office. PhotoShop makes it perfect. Read More

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