Saturday, April 15, 2017

Farmhouse for the gang's birthdays

Farmhouse is always a treat.

The Farmhouse Restaurant
4/40 Bayswater Rd, Rushcutters Bay NSW 2011
Rating: ****

Monday, April 10, 2017

A quick circle fill experiment, probably took an hour. That's when I should have quite further development.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

newmanx brand move

Shifted brand from notnewman to newmanx.

The origin of notnewman was to do with a joke that outlived it's usefulness. The genesis of newmanx was similar but recent, and sounds more catchy. Will keep going with notnewman for content produced as an individual, while newmanx is now an umbrella entity with a wide scope. Will see how that goes.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Saturday, March 11, 2017

First logo

While looking for something else, I've just come across the first logo I ever made, back in about 1999!

I believe it was done in photoshop 3, with a lot of zeal for layers, because that's all I knew at the time.

The logo file was a part of a digital suite (website, member system, stationary).

Thursday, March 09, 2017

Wednesday, March 01, 2017

hashtag you

Kindness Cafe

Having not been here before, the five of us arrived with no expectations. But what we did bring in plentiful supply were our appetites and chitchat to catch up on, also a splash of red BYO. As our evening went on, the range and content of our accompanying dishes certainly added to the conversation. What we got was above average Thai food that was diligently plated, zesty, and innovative. Our takeaway impression was bookmark worthy and to be had again for datenight!

Kindness Cafe
6/248 Palmer St, Darlinghurst NSW 2010, Australia
Rating: *****

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Ummarin Thai Restaurant

Third time's a charm! That is, this time would be the third approach that we had at Ummarin, and we finally got lucky. Also it did not hurt to call in a booking in advance, with Valentine's Day being a cause for general restaurant table shortage everywhere. We ordered from a very class vegan menu, of course.

Ummarin Thai Restaurant
66 Perouse Rd, Randwick Sydney NSW
Rating: n/a

  • Vegan Satay Skewers
  • Vegan Nuggets

  • Basil Noodle 
  • Vegan Chilli Basil Stirfry
  • Rice

    two cloned meshes w subdivide random select up

    Normally it might take 1 to 10 seconds to render a frame. This one took about 10 hours, in 4K mind you.

    The beginnings looked more simple.

    Orthographic vs Perspective

    Quick Recap:

    • Orthographic is an *orthodox* projection where the front is projected to the back along parrallel lines, without distortion due to perspective
    • Perspective projection applies vanishing points, like when looking down a long road that appears to taper towards the horizon as it vanishes



    Monday, February 13, 2017

    mesh node random select

    I had a simple idea, and set out to do a quick render of a toroidal pseudo space station against the backdrop of a pseudo star field. The stars were going to be generated with an Icosphere that had some vertices removed, roughly Tab>Select>Random>X. I probably got 90 per cent of the concept done with 30 minutes, but then took far too many hours to fine tune the design.

    The star field envelops the station slightly, in case I decided to pan the camera around the core of the station so that there would always be some stars in the background. Note2self: find a better way to make a pseudo galaxy.

    Also I had a go at random select deformations earlier.

    Three cloned meshes, two lights; the yellow mesh is rendered as Halo

    Two cloned meshes; one rendered as a wireframe; the deformation movement was vertical and radial.

    Two cloned meshes 180 rotation of each for symmetry, in BW or Grey.

    Sunday, January 29, 2017

    mesh bezier modifier curve

    To bend a mesh, you need to add a bezier curve (or any other line I suppose). The mesh then follows the curve. The non obvious trick was to move the mesh along the common axis of the curve, like following a rail, until they both align, else you get crazy bendy results.

    It seems that I had already figured out how to produce this bendy effect months ago, but then forgot and had to go through the learning process again.

    Thursday, January 26, 2017

    Vile Bodies at White Rabbit Gallery

    We went to see the last days of the current exhibition before the gallery closes for February to prep for the next set.