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"Polythread knitted textile pavilion" at the Cooper Hewitt Design Museum

Posted by Craig Rutherford on April 26, 2016 at 9:30am 0 Comments

"Polythread knitted textile pavilion" may sound more like something Tim Gunn might ask his designers to go shopping in than an art installation, but it's an art installation, part of Cooper-Hewitt's design triennial, that uses 3D digitally-knitted (!) fabric elements, phosphorescent and drake yarns, twill tape and aluminum tubing. From the Cooper-Hewitt website:…


3ds Max Tips

Posted by Leana Mirrow on March 18, 2016 at 6:00am 0 Comments

Tip 1

Did you realize that "engineering materials" and "self enlightened" materials are light emanating (for Mental Ray and Vray) ? On the off chance that you apply them on a container you will get a comparable impact as a "photometric range light" or a "Vray light".

Tip 2

Attempt to utilize constantly delicate shadows…


Iranian architecture

Posted by Craig Rutherford on February 26, 2016 at 11:55am 0 Comments

Iranian photographer Mehrdad Rasoulifard (@m1rasoulifard) is taking his Instagram followers on a visual journey through the history of Iranian architecture and design. Iran is home to one of the oldest civilizations in human history, and the architecture and tilework are stunningly beautiful; breathtaking to behold. There's some amazing inspiration to be found in here for set designs and artwork.…


Damn that's bright

Posted by Nook Schoenfeld on February 25, 2016 at 11:47am 1 Comment

I'm not allowed to tell you all who this is, but the rear lighting is provided by the new AtomicLED strobe.  This is bad ass. …


Video: calling shots at Superbowl 50

Posted by Craig Rutherford on February 18, 2016 at 9:00pm 0 Comments

This is an intense and very cool behind-the-scenes look at calling camera shots at Superbowl 50. All the shots were planned in advance, but that doesn't diminish the amazing display of camera-calling prowess. I love how she keeps time to the music. Talented director for sure.


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