What makes a toolkit great

By |2017-01-07T04:10:27-09:00January 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 |2014-07-12T06:50:00-09:00July 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 [...]

Magic

By |2012-02-04T18:56:00-09:00February 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 |2011-12-04T03:17:00-09:00December 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 |2011-12-01T19:29:00-09:00December 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 [...]

Open Terminal from Finder Window

By |2011-10-28T00:25:00-09:00October 28th, 2011|Uncategorized|

- Create an automator application with the following AppleScript and save it somewhere.on run  tell application "Finder"    try      activate      set frontWin to folder of front window as string      set frontWinPath to (get POSIX path of frontWin)      tell application "Terminal"        activate        [...]