In the maker-spirit, we rolled our own chrome extension to let us know what Arnold is up to. We used some cool tech – s3g Protocol, Raspberry Pi, Node.js and of course, Google Chrome Extensions. Here’s how we did it.
Being able to start with a familiar tool and work it into a productive workflow can go a long way in getting ideas off the ground. This Illustrator->WebGL workflow has come in handy for me a bunch of times now. Hopefully you’ll find some great uses for it too.
As a small business we need a handful of tools and services to conduct our day-to-day activities. Being a startup we also want cost effective, light-weight solutions that have some flexibility for scaling as we grow. As I researched this topic I realized there weren’t many resources targeted for small digital design shops. We spent …
For the past 8 month we’ve been shacked up in a temporary office space. It wasn’t pretty. It was a bit of a “dark period” where we worked shoulder-to-shoulder in a tiny boiler-room-ish office. I wish I could say “it was the worst of times, it was the best of times”. It wasn’t. It was …
If you haven’t heard, the low-poly look is in. Some might even say “low-poly” is the new “high-poly”. I’ve been seeing this style pop up everywhere – sites, illustrations, games, etc. And I gotta say, I’m loving it. We’ve been doing a lot of WebGL work lately, and I figured it was a perfect opportunity to experiment with recreating the style with ThreeJS.
In-browser 3D is just plain fun. We’ve used three.js and WebGL in the past and one of our current projects requires a 3D modeling piece, so we came up with a quick experiment to brush up on our skills. We wanted to take the Truthlabs logo, model and render it in the browser and then bling-ify it with some dynamic particles. Below is a quick post on how we achieved the look we were going for with WebGL.
I’m a Maker by compulsion, so the moment I read about the Library’s addition I knew I had to visit. The day arrived and after prepping my files, I hopped on the Brown Line to Harold Washington. Entering the Lab, I was greeted by three friendly faces, walls covered with colorful instructions and equations, and most importantly, toys to build stuff!