Flashing Construction on Highway 99

One of these days I’m going to actually come up with a really cool application for these. And get better at making them.

Then they’ll be all magic like the pictures in Harry Potter.

This will have to do for now though. A fun process for sure.
And a final context photo
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Tacoma Narrows .gif

This is a little experiment for things to come later. It was take from the first overpass on the Tacoma side of the narrows bridge.

Splash Animatic for Full Website

Finally got the animatic for the splash for my full site that I’m building done. I picked up a few freelance jobs so this got put on the back burner and took a little longer than I had intended. Either way, it’s done now and I can officially start on the real thing. The end part is still up in the air, but I think I’m going to go with something similar to what’s there. I am going to keep it as a .gif animation with a lower frame-rate so that it will play on mobile devices as well as computers.

Any input is welcomed!

Remember that this is just an animatic. I already have most of the individual parts for the final one built and just need to make a couple more.

I posted a little test for the final awhile ago, but I’ll put it up again just so everyone knows a little better what I’m working towards.

Testing 1.2.3.

When it’s all completed the splash animation will be at this quality level.

It Came From Ikea

I recently went to Ikea for the first time. To put it mildly, I was overwhelmed. From what I remember, and I have a completely non-biased memory, it was a cross between Costco, and Dante’s Inferno. But, out of all the various horrors, trials, and tribulations, there was one machine in particular that I didn’t understand on such a fundamental level that I’m still trying to come to terms with it.

Behold the Cushion Smoosher

Never before have I seen such a useless redundant machine. On the first level, it seems like a machine to display the comfortable qualities of the chair. Then it dawns on you, no one has a small square metal butt to sit on it. So then this machine either has absolutely no purpose past existing, forever doomed to smash cushoins, or it’s made to sell chairs to robots; which is an equally terrifying reality.

The thing that really drove this evil machine of Ikea’s making home for me, was the two ladies standing and watching the display going; occasionally tapping on the glass in approval. If there’s anyone thing that I learned from this, it’s that most of us try way to hard to sell stuff. Because according to the successful giant Ikea, all you need to do is show it repeatedly smooshed.