Author Archives: John Webb

10 basic ‘rules’ of composition

This guidance for making eye-catching 2D images applies to ‘snapshots’ of 3D models and to the scenes at which a visualisation pauses or rotates. here Thanks to SketchUp Materials Library.

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Inflite Engineering visualisation

By the way, Inflite Engineering Services, a local company based in Stanstead, has a well-crafted 3D visualisation of an aircraft being overhauled here. (3 minutes or so; note the shadowing effects)

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Cinema ‘film’, video etc.: “The World’s End”

See also our previous post on this topic and the local BBC News article on this initially “dry” (alcohol-free) town here Several of the locations used in the filming for The World’s End are in Letchworth Garden City, Welwyn Garden City … Continue reading

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3D modelling for a house extension project

Here is an example of someone starting out to model an extension to a house, complete with its proposed fittings and furniture. The point here is to do so accurately enough to make sure that it all fits comfortable into … Continue reading

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Computational photography and related technologies

Current cameras produce still images from a single point of view. Now research is being invested in ways of using ordinary or multi-lens digital cameras, together with post-processing software, to produce image files that are higher in quality or more versatile … Continue reading

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Tips for scaling and for low resolution

Thanks to SketchUp Materials Library for these tips. 8 tips for scaling in SketchUp “To use the Scale Tool, pre-select the object or objects you’d like to scale, then press (S) to activate the Scale Tool. …” here A solution for … Continue reading

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Microsoft develops 3D touchscreen with tactile feedback

By Leo Kelion, BBC News Technology reporter “Details of a touchscreen showing 3D images that can be felt and manipulated have been published by Microsoft’s research unit. . . .” details

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A course on 3D Photography

The Settlement in Letchworth Garden City has a new course: an Introduction to 3D Photography. details under “3D…” & below. This is about stereoscopy, using ordinary digital photographs and Adobe Photoshop Elements software, not digital 3D modelling (even though Trimble SketchUp … Continue reading

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Tips for starters – or anyone!

If you are just beginning to use SketchUp, these tips will help you to pick up good habits early: here Even if you are experienced, it’s worth checking them for a reminder of what makes using this tool much easier! … Continue reading

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The Stereoscopic Society

Here’s a reminder of The Stereoscopic Society, whose leaflets are available by the rear desk in David’s Bookshop. site “Projected 3D is a feature of most of our meetings … as wellas at our Annual Convention.” “Monthly meetings of the … Continue reading

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