What makes a toolkit great

By | 2017-01-07T04:10:27+00:00 January 24th, 2015|Programming|

You know what makes a toolkit great? When it does what it's supposed to. It seems like I have to learn a major toolkit for every job I get. For example, for the General Electric work I learned three.js, Unity3D, Adobe Script (for After Effects & Photoshop), among others. When you just hit the road coding and [...]

How I perform Live Looping with FCB1010, Push, Violin, Bass

By | 2014-07-12T06:50:00+00:00 July 12th, 2014|Uncategorized|

UPDATE: I have created an additional Max For Live device that makes this whole setup quite a bit easier to use by customizing push's grid and eliminating the laptop from the performance. I'll add another post with an easy to digest video once I get it totally refined.This post is the culmination of a few [...]

The Mythical Toolkit

By | 2014-04-23T03:22:00+00:00 April 23rd, 2014|Uncategorized|

I have a dream.... Whenever I come across a new toolkit, find it's feature list appealing, and starting looking deeper at the documentation, I have a dream of what I want it to be. Interestingly, the dream is almost always the same regardless of what domain the toolkit addresses - mobile development, video game programming, [...]

Magic

By | 2012-02-04T18:56:00+00:00 February 4th, 2012|Uncategorized|

There is a small window between learning and knowing where it's possible to surprise yourself with a good design. Sometimes you are confronted with a new set of technologies and a new problem domain, and armed with a solid background in the fundamentals software engineering. You lay out the plans and begin work taking the [...]

User Interaction – The Next Step

By | 2011-12-04T03:17:00+00:00 December 4th, 2011|Uncategorized|

The best thing about the iPad. Man, we dev monkeys have known for a long time that something like the iPad was a good idea. Remember how touchscreens were like this mystical feature into a world of futuristic interfaces for so long? Like how engaging warp nine was totally the shit in conceptual whiteboard land [...]

Prototyping

By | 2011-12-01T19:29:00+00:00 December 1st, 2011|Uncategorized|

We've been having a hell of a (great!) time stitching together a new creative process with a new team here in the office. The company is already producing some really great 3d models, and I have been hired to head up the software effort to make those models interactive. Go touchscreen, go!Something that has struck [...]