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Remember this advertisement for the Honda Accord?

Remember this advertisement for the Honda Accord?

Honda has put together a new ultra cool mouse trap style advertisement for the Accord. This ad is most definitely a nod to the filmmakers Peter Fischli and David Weiss. Their 1987 film, “The Way Things Go” is a 30-minute-long showing of a contraption they built out of household items. …

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Fred Fixler: Notes on Drawing – by Norm Naso

Fred Fixler: Notes on Drawing – by Norm Naso

Many of us owe a debt of gratitude to Fred Fixler, one of the best and most influential art instructors of his generation. His teaching had a direct and lasting influence on not only me, but such prominent artists as Morgan Weistling, Greg Pro, Mark Westermoe,

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Generating High Fidelity Normal Maps with 3-D Software

Generating High Fidelity Normal Maps with 3-D Software

This paper discusses a technique that uses off-the-shelf rendering software to generate 24-bit normal maps from 3-D models to produce bump effects that are far superior to conventional 8-bit gray scale bump maps for lighting and reflective effects. By Dave McCoy, Graphics Techniques Consultant, Xbox Content and Design Team
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I was on MySpace and found this little Flash whiteboard. Seemed harmless enough. Try it out!

I was on MySpace and found this little Flash whiteboard. Seemed harmless enough. Try it out.!

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The Long Road v4.0

The Long Road v4.0

Most of you aren’t aware of the changes that I’ve made to Pinwire over the years. I’ve tried to keep the modifications fairly transparent. This is the 4th version of the site I’ve made and I hope it will last for a few years.
A few years ago I added the …

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