10.20.11

Greatest Advancement in Photography Since Digital

Posted in Photography at 10:20 pm by Curtis J. Morley

As most of you know I am an avid photographer. You can see some of my photgraphy here. Because of my passion for photography I am always looking for new advancements in technology. Today I found one that had me laughing out loud with exclamations of amazement. This oversized lipstick tube is the most amazing thing that has happened to photography since the Digital Camera.

Lytro 8GB Model

Everything about this camera screams, "Photo Revolution" including its design.

The company is called Lytro and the technology is an infinite way to focus a taken picture. Yes, that is what I said, "Focus a taken picture." Because they capture the light and the angle at which the light enters the sensor it allows the picture to be focused after it is shot. The best way to describe this is to show you and then direct you to the website.

Lytro Camera Rock Climbing Focus on the Rope

Notice how in this first version the focus is on the Mammut Rope

Lytro Camera Rock Climbing Focus on the Climber

Same Lytro Picture of Rock Climbing but Focus is on the Climber

 

Lytro Camera Empire State Building Window

This is clearly a picture of rain on a window

 

Lytro Camera Empire State Building Through rainy window

It is also a picture of the Empire State Building. Try this one on the site. WOW!

 

Without further ado the website is www.lytro.com

Make sure to check out the Lytro Gallery to get a really good understanding of how the technology works. My favorite examples are the butterfly, guitar, sealsspider, bubbles Tesla wall, and weightlessness.

This is what other people are saying about it.

Tech Crunch


"Lytro is developing a new type of camera that dramatically changes photography for the first time since the 1800s."

- Sarah Lacy, TechCrunch

NYT Logo

"For a photographer, whether amateur or professional, the Lytro technology means that the headaches of focusing a shot go away."

- Steve Lohr, The New York Times

Engadget

"This extra information [the light field] opens up a world of possibilities, including the ability to focus on any depth of field within a taken photo."

- Sharif Sakr, engadget

Mashable

"You then get a digital photo that is adjustable in an almost infinite number of ways."

- Chris Taylor, Mashable

Here is the article on www.DPReview.com where I first learned about it.
Thanks and Happy Flashing (Actually it has no Flash 🙂
Curtis J. Morley

10.17.11

Flash on the iPad or iPhone

Posted in Flash at 9:26 pm by Curtis J. Morley

Do you own an iPad and want to view Flash websites? Does it bother you that iPad doesn't support Adobe Flash? I have the iPad and have been frustrated when I can't view the rich content that Adobe Flash provides. The Flash and iPad issue will be resolved one day (unless Steve Jobs forbid it in his final will and testament) but for the time being these three apps are the best way to play Flash content on your iPhone and iPad.

SkyFire

Skyfire Browser for Viewing Flash on The iPad

SkyFire iPad Flash Browser

  • I use this and love SkyFire. In my opinion the best way to view Flash on the iPad. There is an Android version as well.

Photon Flash Browser

Photon Browser for Viewing Flash on The iPad

Photon iPad Flash Browser


iSwifter

iSwifter Browser for Viewing Flash on The iPad

iSwifter iPad Flash Browser

  • I have used iSwifter and it works great unless you are behind a firewall, then you don't see any Flash on your iPhone or iPad. It has a second purpose beyond just seeing Flash websites on the iPad and that purpose is Flash gaming on the iPad.

As Always, HAPPY FLASHING,
Curtis J. Morley

10.04.11

How to Convert a 2D logo into a 3D logo Using Gimp and Blender3D

Posted in Flash at 8:39 am by Curtis J. Morley

Here is a quick tutorial on how to create a 3D logo in Blender from a .gif, .jpg, or .png, 3D Logo  in conjunction from Austin Ehlert. Thanks Austin.

Getting Set Up

  1. Download and install Gimp
  2. Download and install Blender 2.59
  3. Call your creative department or download an image from the internet. I found a logo you can use here -  Nike Logo

Part 1 - Paths from GIMP

  1. Open Gimp
  2. File >> Open >> nike-logo.jpg
    Nike-Logo for use in Creating Augmented Reality
  3. Double Click on the "Select by Color Tool" [Shift O]

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10.03.11

Speaking at the Learning 3.0 conference on Augmented Reality

Posted in Flash at 8:57 pm by Curtis J. Morley

What: Speaking at Learning3Point0  Conference
When: October 3rd 2011 12:30-3:30 (2 Weeks from today)
Where: Training 2011 Conference, McCormick Place, Chicago Illinois. Room C3
Topic: Minority Report Learning — How Augmented Reality Makes E-Learning Kinesthetic

One of the hottest technologies - Augmented Reality. You will learn through this hands-on clinic the easy way to implement Augmented Reality into your training and websites. You will also learn how kinesthetic engagement can enhance the training from a presentation to a viral experience. You will learn the best practices around the technology and how to make augmented reality a user-driven experience.

Learn to:

Think differently about the web, mobile, and devices.
Use AR to engage users in the learning.
Create unique markers to your learning material.
Create 3D objects with open source (Free) technologies.
Learn about viral coefficient.

NOTE: Bring your own laptop computer with wireless internet capability to this session. Please also download Adobe Flash CS5, Blender 3D, Gimp, Flar Toolkit, Flar Starter Kit, and AR Marker Generator

I look forward to seeing everyone there.

As always, Happy Flashing,

Curtis J. Morley

P.S. Scan this QR Code with your Android Phone or iPhone to set an appointment for the session.

Adobe and Apple having Coinciding Press Conferences

Posted in Flash at 11:14 am by Curtis J. Morley

Flash on iPhone?

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