• Differences between VGCore (2019) and VGCore (2020)

    Introduction

    It has been a while since I have done one of these, but since Corel has not yet posted the changes to the Object Model for 2020 I thought I might as well.

    I have created an HTML document that shows all the changes between VGCore (2019) and VGCore (2020). The text was to long to post here so I have linked to a .zip file with the full text.

    Object Model Changes

    When you open the document in your…
    • Mon, Mar 30 2020
  • Moving blog to Medium

    Moving my blog posts to [Medium], where I will be posting my progress on my VR research and experiments.

    • Sun, Aug 12 2018
  • Moving blog to Medium

    Moving my blog posts to [Medium], where I will be posting my progress on my VR research and experiments.

    • Sun, Aug 12 2018
  • Create a Glass Bead

    By Steve Bain Creating virtually any kind of glass-like effect is by far a favorite of most Web graphic or interface designers. There’s nothing more satisfying than having the ability to create simulated lighting effects in a virtual, dust-free environment. … Continue reading
    • Sun, Jul 29 2018
  • AR Use Cases Areas

    After watching the [ARCore course on Coursera], I have decided to compile the list of different potential use cases themes for AR. It has already being used in number of areas. The most used of those are:

    1. Automotive, aviation

    – Navigation
    – Enhancing vision, zoom
    – Enhancing night vision
    – (military) Target identification
    – Terrain information
    – Map information
    – Radar
    – Information…

    • Tue, Jul 17 2018
  • Type of AR experiences

    After watching the [ARCore course on Coursera], I have decided to compile the list of different potential use cases themes for AR. It has already being used in number of areas. The most used of those are:

    1. Navigation

    – Automotive
    – Airplanes
    – Military

    2. Shopping

    – Furniture: integrate digital 3D furniture indoors
    – Clothing: ‘trying’ clothes on digitally
    – Make up: seeing…

    • Tue, Jul 17 2018
  • Elements of Design | Task 7

    Continuing my work on Elements of Design, Rowena Reed Kostellow and the structure of visual relationships, by Gail Greet Hannah.

    In the task 7 Constructions, it is asked to create constructions made up of elements in a variety of materials, which may be used as found, or bent or shaped in some way, and then combined. Construction has to be abstract and emotionally expressive.

    For this task I used C4D. Here is a few of…

    • Tue, Jul 17 2018
  • Elements of Design | Task 7

    Continuing my work on Elements of Design, Rowena Reed Kostellow and the structure of visual relationships, by Gail Greet Hannah.

    In the task 7 Constructions, it is asked to create constructions made up of elements in a variety of materials, which may be used as found, or bent or shaped in some way, and then combined. Construction has to be abstract and emotionally expressive.

    For this task I used C4D. Here is a few of…

    • Tue, Jul 17 2018
  • Elements of Design | Task 6

    Continuing my work on Elements of Design, Rowena Reed Kostellow and the structure of visual relationships, by Gail Greet Hannah.

    In the task 6 Lines in Space, it is asked to create different types of curves and combine 6 of them in a harmonious balanced composition.

    For this task I used C4D. Here is a few of the 50 compositions I was tasked to create:

    • Sun, Jul 1 2018
  • Elements of Design | Task 6

    Continuing my work on Elements of Design, Rowena Reed Kostelow and the structure of visual relationships, by Gail Greet Hannah.

    In the task 6 Lines in Space, it is asked to create different types of curves and combine 6 of them in a harmonious balanced composition.

    For this task I used C4D. Here is a few of the 50 compositions I was tasked to create:

    • Sun, Jul 1 2018
  • Create a 3D Gear using CorelDRAW’s Extrude Rotation Effect

    By Steve Bain For many versions now, CorelDRAW has included extrusion features that enable to apply depth to a single object and rotate it interactively. While it’s far from 3D modelling, it certainly presents some interesting creative possibilities for drawing … Continue reading
    • Sat, Jun 30 2018
  • How to Crop Bitmaps in CorelDRAW

    By Steve Bain With all the various ways you can work with digital images in CorelDRAW, you’re eventually going to need (or want) to do a little cropping. Image cropping involves temporarily hiding – or even deleting – portions of a digital image. It’s generally … Continue reading
    • Sat, Jun 23 2018
  • The Menu Concept in VR

    Problem

    Many of the new to VR people are resentful to try VR as, comparing VR to mobile experiences, they believe that 2D mobile experiences are better, and more natural to use.

    Hypothesis

    There are a number of factors that can influence this belief.
    One of the factors, I would like to create a hypothesis around is: many of the current VR experiences have UI resembling 2D mobile UI. Instead, the VR UI should use 3D space…

    • Sat, Jun 23 2018
  • The Menu Concept in VR

    Concept: to have menus in VR resemble more of physical catalogues / library archive shelves; with tabs for categories, that can be expanded or collapsed by being pulled up and down with the VR controllers.

    The classic library archive systems label, categorise and allow an easier access to items providing tabs or the sides of shelves or cards.

    In VR, the same system, combined with an ability to easily collapse and expand…

    • Sat, Jun 23 2018
  • Elements of Design | Task 5

    Continuing my work on Elements of Design, Rowena Reed Kostelow and the structure of visual relationships, by Gail Greet Hannah.

    In the task 5 Planar Constructions, it is asked to create a series of two- and three-dimensional planes. The planar constructions should express complementary contrast in types of planes, complementary contrast in proportions, harmony between the edges of planes and their axes; the edges should…

    • Fri, Jun 22 2018
  • Elements of Design | Task 5

    Continuing my work on Elements of Design, Rowena Reed Kostelow and the structure of visual relationships, by Gail Greet Hannah.

    In the task 5 Planar Constructions, it is asked to create a series of two- and three-dimensional planes. The planar constructions should express complementary contrast in types of planes, complementary contrast in proportions, harmony between the edges of planes and their axes; the edges should…

    • Fri, Jun 22 2018
  • Elements of Design | Task 4

    Continuing my work on Elements of Design, Rowena Reed Kostelow and the structure of visual relationships, by Gail Greet Hannah.

    In the task 4 Fragments, it is asked to divide geometric solid shapes (sphere, hemisphere, cylinder, cone, ovoid, rectilinear shapes) into at least 3 fragments, and group them in a beautiful composition.

    For this task I used C4D. Here is a few of the 50 compositions I was tasked to create:

    • Fri, Jun 22 2018
  • Elements of Design | Task 4

    Continuing my work on Elements of Design, Rowena Reed Kostelow and the structure of visual relationships, by Gail Greet Hannah.

    In the task 4 Fragments, it is asked to divide geometric solid shapes (sphere, hemisphere, cylinder, cone, ovoid, rectilinear shapes) into at least 3 fragments, and group them in a beautiful composition.

    For this task I used C4D. Here is a few of the 50 compositions I was tasked to create:

    • Fri, Jun 22 2018
  • Demystifying CorelDRAW’s PostScript Options

    By Steve Bain As anyone new to printing from a graphics application can tell you, print errors can sometimes be a scary and costly experience. Problems are often amplified if you’re faced with choosing options that you have limited experience with. … Continue reading
    • Sat, May 26 2018
  • Elements of Design | Task 3

    Continuing my work on Elements of Design, Rowena Reed Kostelow and the structure of visual relationships, by Gail Greet Hannah.

    In the task 3 Rectilinear and Curvilinear Volumes, it is asked to combine 5 to 7 rectilinear and curvilinear forms in a relationship that has dynamic balance. There has to be established dominant, subdominant and subordinate relationships.

    For this task I used C4D. Here is a few of the 50 compositions…

    • Sat, May 19 2018
  • Elements of Design | Task 3

    Continuing my work on Elements of Design, Rowena Reed Kostelow and the structure of visual relationships, by Gail Greet Hannah.

    • Sat, May 19 2018
  • Elements of Design | Task 2

    Task 2 from the book Elements of Design, Rowena Reed Kostelow and the structure of visual relationships, by Gail Greet Hannah

    • Mon, May 14 2018
  • Gravity Sketch Models – 4

    As part of my work for the new Hologram project with Etienne Pinchon, I created a few more 3D models with Gravity Sketch for iPad. They are available to download from my [Poly] account.

    • Sat, Apr 28 2018
  • Gravity Sketch Models – 4

    As part of my work for the new Hologram project with Etienne Pinchon, I created a few more 3D models with Gravity Sketch for iPad. They are available to download from my [Poly] account.

    • Sat, Apr 28 2018