I felt that I should give this new image its own post. I mentioned it at the end of the previous post, but didn’t go in depth. I took this photo last Friday near the USS Midway and the Star of India in Downtown. I took it into Photoshop today and am rather pleased with the result. Sometime this weekend I will add a Gaussian Blur to clear up the noise in the sky and the distortion in the streetlight.
Update: Passed the 3,500 hit and 400 comment marks last night. I never thought CRDESIGNLAB would be so successful.
During Honors Pre-Calculus today, while I was waiting for Mr. Andersen to start going over the homework, I wrote out a seven item list of the things that I need to do for CRDESIGNLAB. Counting all the sub-items, I have about fifteen tasks in my mental queue. The first of these items is populate the 3D galleries on this site. I tackled that task during seventh period today.
Kyle has been reluctant to work in Cinema 4D because he is not in a 3D class (he is in 6th period Digital Art) and so I have been tossing around the idea of scrapping the 3D galleries altogether. That would make my life a lot easier. I don’t own Cinema 4D so I can’t work on 3D stuff at home, whereas I own CS4 Design Premium so I I can spend an unlimited amount of time in Ps, Fl, Ai, In, Fw, Dw, Br, and Lr.
I was almost to the point of deleting those galleries when I had a change of opinion. Sometime during lunch today, I came to the realization that the lack of 3D content on CRDESIGNLAB was not a shortcoming, but represented a fantastic chance to learn something new and explore a different region of the digital universe.I decided to shoulder the extra task of learning more about C4D when I could have just stayed with photography and light painting, which seem to be my niches in the Mac Lab world. Instead of saying no and just giving up, I decided to learn more, learn new skills, and develop a new, drastically different, section of CRDESIGNLAB. I am very confident that I made the right choice, but only time will tell. The next few days will be very hectic as I scramble to finish old light paintings, start new ones, and then finish those in time for the Paint the World With Light deadline, which comes Monday. If all goes as planned (which it never does), I will start working more with Cinema 4D next week.
The good part about learning something new in the Mac Lab is that there is always someone willing to help you. Today during lunch, I saw Philip helping another student through a C4D tutorial and Fadi helped me figure out a way to save a file such that it can be used as a dock icon. I am thankful to be in a class with such talented people who are willing to use their skills to help others.
After school, I updated my 3D galleries, both of them, with miscellaneous stuff that I created a long time ago. I took my two logos into Photoshop and improved them a little, but they still need more work, especially the second one. I made the poster a long time ago, working off Kyle’s “Creative Freedom” poster that is on the Mac Lab Poster Gallery.
Diversification is good, even if it is difficult. That’s it for now.
Update: New image on the light painting gallery.