DSI Multitouch construction – Part 3

Over the weekend I made a lot more progress on my multitouch coffee table. I also discovered some issues – firstly the original backlight emits way too much infra-red light so I am going to have to make a custom one out of ultra-bright LED strips, and secondly I don’t seem to be getting any […]

May 31, 2010

DSI Multitouch construction – Part 2

Here are some more shots of the work in progress of the DSI Multitouch Coffee table I’m building. Last week the Endlighten arrived. This wasn’t the easiest to acquire – in Australia the only option really was to buy a full sheet which would have cost $1000+. The best place to get cut-to-size acrylic is […]

May 25, 2010

Google Fonts API – It’s good and bad

Update 2017/07/17: This post was published a long time ago and a lot has changed since then. Now that font rendering has vastly improved in Browsers Google Fonts is a great choice for web fonts! Recently Google has announced a new API which allows web designers to use custom fonts in their HTML/CSS websites. This […]

May 21, 2010

Purple Squirrels Logo Ident

Here is a short logo ident I made for PurpleSquirrels in my spare time. It’s made in After Effects using Trapcode Particular, Form and Lux as well as Magic Bullet Mojo for a bit of colour grading.

May 18, 2010

32″ DSI Multitouch coffee table construction – Part 1

For a while now I have been planning a 32″ multitouch coffee table. DSI uses a special acrylic which when lit from the edges distrubutes even illumination across the panel. Over the last few weeks I have been collecting bits and pieces and this weekend I started making the top for the table. Photos below. […]

May 16, 2010

Who said Flash websites will need to be re-written?

Steve Jobs did in this blog post entitle ‘thoughs on Flash’. But if you watch the video below (thanks to this blog post by Lee Brimelow) you see that what Steve Jobs is just completely false. Here is what he said: “Flash was designed for PCs using mice, not for touch screens using fingers. For […]

May 12, 2010

Flash running smoothly on Nexus One

Here is a video showing Flash content playing quite nicely on the Google Nexus One mobile phone. The first example demonstrated is great with the 3D interactive animations rendering really smoothly.

May 11, 2010

Cool Microsoft Surface Videos

About a year ago I saw these videos pop up on YouTube showing some really cool physics and cloth simulations on Microsoft Surface. I though I would post them here for everyone to see and easily find them again.

Some more Flash Generative Art

Here are some more generative art pieces I have created in Flash. I am slowly getting better at it. Now that I have figured out how to get high res bitmaps exported from flash I can get much better quality images. These were created at about 2500 x 3000px. Download the Hi-Res images here (ZIP, […]

May 10, 2010

Vimeo Toy featured on Vimeo Forums

A couple weeks ago I created a toy for Vimeo. Vimeo toys a basically an interesting way to visualise a live activity feed. I’m excited to say that they loved my toy and they have featured it in their forums. You can view the toy by clicking the image above, or visit the forum post […]

May 7, 2010