Due today: Usability assignment draft.
Use SketchUp's to create a 3d model of your home (or some other building, if you wish). Use textures (materials) on surfaces. You must create and use at least two materials yourself. Use the "text" tool to create callout arrows pointing to the textures you have used. Label main dimensions with the dimension line tool.
You may use components from the 3D warehouse only as secondary features. Upload to http://geneva9.com/upload.
Upload as YOURLASTNAME_Assignment_10.skp
Due by 6 pm, Nov 29.
Many examples found at the Arduino Playground.
Note that Tribble SketchUp Pro, as opposed to SketchUp Make, is not free, and the download for SketchUp Pro is a time-limited demo. Choose "For Personal Projects" when downloading to get the free "Make" version.
Using the "offset" filter in Photoshop to create seamless textures. You will save your textures as JPEG or PNG files rather than define them as patterns in Photoshop.
Models, tutorials and help documentation is available at the the Google 3D Warehouse.
A quick reference card explaining the tools is available for download.
Michael Geist's web site is the best starting pointing for news on intellectual property in Canada.
A primer on Canadian Copyright Law, the companion site to an excellent reference book.
A good definition of open source
Creative Commons: an "open source" license for creative works
Objectified: A great movie on industrial design
While Processing sketches can be run within the Processing IDE, or exported as applications for Windows, Linux or MacOS, you can also insert them in web pages. Processing uses Processing.js. To do this, you need to do several things: