Photoshop digital art, needing advice with detail.

Hello all, Ive begun to crack into digital art in photoshop. This is mainly refering to painting and not manipulating photos. Im not having much trouble with lighting or coloring. My main issue is with Texture and detail. I can make shapes and lighting and coloring but that all means nothing if it doesnt have any texture. So any and all advice within these regards would be awesome. and i will be starting on grass and nature and im trying to make high quality photos so if you have any advice on ground texturizing (like grass or trees) you can also help me out there. -Thank you for taking time to read this, Liam

Posted by Poobert 6 years ago

McDonalds Textures

For a game just the textures for a map.

Posted by Rockerx 9 years ago

Minecraft Textures

Hi!  This is a forum to post the textures that you have made for Minecraft blocks.  In your post, be sure to include an image of the texture and what type of block it is.  Please post, comment, and subscribe! :)

Posted by electronicz 4 years ago

Grippy Textured Road

Certain spots seem more problematic in snow  n ice.  Particularly hills, intersections...  What if the pavement was textured for traction in those places?

Posted by Toga_Dan 3 years ago

stripping wallpaper

I'm new to DYI and started to strip wallpaper off of my wall. I used Golden Harvest Strip plus after scoring the wallpaper. The wallpaper came off easily. Underneath there was a section that was painted with a roller and had a little texture. The was also a section of heavy white paper which I also pealed off and beneath that was plaster. Not sure what to do I left the paper folded over a section of wallpaper as I did not know if I should remove it or paste it back. Also when I was washing the paste off of the painted section some of the textured paint came off. I wanto to eventually paint the wall. Help Help!! Sallery

Posted by sal1ya 11 years ago

1 in a million shots!

So one time, i was practising throwing cards. i lay on the floor tossing cards at the ceiling. One stuck there, embedded in the popcorn texture. Stayed there for weeks. High ceiling.   Any other examples of a  long shot?

Posted by Toga_Dan 4 years ago

3D etching on Carboard questions:What sorts of finishing can I make on top of interlocked carboard (123dmaker) to look professional?

 I want to make a 2 meter tall sculpture of a face but  I need to know what are the possible finishings for this sculpture,  and can I put the borders on stacked carboard and the interior on interlocked carboard.? how do I do that? is there a finishing that looks as good as this? maybe crazy textures finishings, do you know any? this technique is massive in terms of carboard usage, can I use grided technique on the interior? How would I do that?  

Posted by DIAGONALLIS 12 months ago

DIY foam board to build castles. Needc help for drawings.

Hi. Long time ago, I used to make rooms for playing games (like space hulk :) ) using foam board. Foam board is just styrofoam with paper glued on it. So, if we hade a PDF file that we could print and glue on styrofoam, we would have easy something that is very cheap, and we'd just to cut and put a little bit of adhesive tape to make nice looking things. This could include : -Castles (every body like castles) -Making a small version of your own home -Making some real-life map of doom (code is open now, I hope textures are too). Is someone interesting in making some plans with me, and helping for the texture, so we could make an instructable ? Regards, tReg.

Posted by treg 10 years ago

How to diy this fantastic light(⊙_⊙)?

Look at this light. It's fantastic, isn't it?  So, I'm wondering if someone knows how to make it. I don't even know the texture of the main part of the light.  I want to make it as a present to my little brother who is trying to sleep alone. THANKS~~~

Posted by Miss Puff 5 years ago

Patterned materials..

Trying to get  a jump on my costume this year for halloween and I want to a) plan ahead better, and b) base it on my character in Second Life. Problem is I have been looking at everything from shower curtains to upholstery materials, trying to find a solution, without much luck. Mainly due to the "best" match for what I want to try being an upholstery category material (and even that isn't.. quite right), but I have a lot of yardage involved, and it costs like $27 a yard or something... :p Basically, what I am looking for is something rubber like, so flexible, not overly "glossy", with enough thickness it can be layered, but with fairly fine detailed patterning on it. The original "suit" this is supposed to mimic looks a bit like layers of flexible armor, layered over each other, but both due to the design not being mine, and the prospect of, once done, photoing the result, doing a bit of Photoshopping on it, and "replacing" the in-world version I currently have, I want to make it slightly different. The problem, of course is that I am running into a problem of finding any material, never mind what fits the bill, save for, maybe, buying just smooth, rubber sheeting, similar to inner-tube material, then trying to do something with it. But, how, if I had PVC rubber, do I add texture to the thing (other than, for example, trying to airbursh a pattern over it, which I have zero skill at)? Nearly everything is the wrong material, too big a texture, or just.. not one that will work. Mind, best possible texture would be something like: But, that ain't happening, so.. something like:,1310971434,2/stock-photo-hi-tech-background-blue-metal-texture-81298300.jpg or even a very small pattern or honeycomb, like: Would work. Heck even if I had to decal the stuff on, somehow.. But I am at a loss here as to what material to use (mainly do to finding a place to get it cheap, and not in some insane amount), and if I can get it, how to make the result not look something like the attached image, or better, add the texture to it I would like to see. Any ideas at all?

Posted by Kagehi 5 years ago

ETSY Shop - Crochet Washcloths and Baskets

Http:// Organic, cotton, and bamboo. My washcloths and baskets are all handmade by me, Annabelle. "Not Your Grandma's Washcloths" - That's right!  My washcloths are full of color and texture. :) Annabelle

Posted by HandmadeByAnnabelle 5 years ago

Mouse USB drive

Ok i had this idea about putting a USB drive inside the side of my mouse and still have it work...but how would i do it? and im kind of a texture guy meaning i like smooth objects so how would i fix that problem? any ideas or help would be awsome thanks :)

Posted by Darkshot 10 years ago

Game Design Team Needed

Hi, I am looking to create a multiplayer game with high detail, i will be looking for a team of five with experience in designing, modelling, texturing ,unity,coding and animation. If you have these skill then please post your skill, and I will get in contact with you. The details of the game will be revealed once you have been accepted to work on the project.

Posted by The Puffy 3 years ago

cod liver

Had a fine can of cod liver in its own oil. Found it to be quite nice and mild in taste and in texture. I spread it on crackers but it made me wonder if there were any other good ways of making snacks and or other foods using the liver. Does any one else know of other ways to use the cod liver and the oil? Thanks.

Posted by Treasure Tabby 7 years ago

directx help

Ok I am having problems with my directx driver and I need help. For some reason unknown to me almost all of my games can't start because the following directx features are not working:Directdraw acceleration,direct3d acceleration,and AGP texture acceleration. I did test directdraw and that work as it should. So what do you think the problem is?

Posted by knexfan9182 9 years ago

Cube 1 FPS game mod- Help needed

Hello, I am a C++ Developer, and I am building a game off of the Cube 1 Engine, I will be needing some help in the folowing catigories: Images (a.k.a textures, weapons, etc...). Replacements for the Hellpig and Goblin monsters. CGI scripting/hosting for the games Master-Server) With this comes being a possible developer for the game.

Posted by The Coder 6 years ago

Official instructable robot plans ?

Hi, I've seen severall nice projects for creating Instructable Robot oriented things (paper robot, plushie, drawing, ...). BTW, every one seems to have hes own interpretation of the robot. Would'nt it possible to create 2 cad drawings (one with all details, an one simpler with, eg, torso boutton just included in the texture and not modeled in 3D), in a open (participativ) way ? Discussion is open. (please, also include discussion about copyright/licensing issues, ...)

Posted by treg 10 years ago

Mobile video game idea and mechanics needed

I've been wanting to create a game for a while and have learned mot off all the aspects needed...modelling,texturing,scripting(my specialty)....what i need is a good plot and possibly mechanics i can do the scripting...i am looking to focus on a survival horror if the plots could be generated around that area it would be nice and appreciated

Posted by kofo_14 2 years ago

How do you like your meats?

How do you prefer your meats cooked? I like any kind of meat, including fish well done, sometimes to the point of drying it out a little. It's not the taste to me that I don't like about not completely cooked food. It's not some worry about bacteria or anything either. I just don't like the texture that you get, especially with fish and eggs.

Posted by mysterygirl154 8 years ago

Sealing stone

I was just wondering if anyone out there knew how to seal stone in such a way as to make it useful as a food service platter or maybe a cup. I know its possible to use glaze like one would on a piece of pottery (or maybe tile sealant?) but I would like to find some way that 1)doesn't require a kiln and 2) leaves the rock looking like regular rock. Best would be a way that makes the rock look wet but matte and doesn't change the texture.

Posted by finfan7 9 years ago

Spray Paint

I've taken a small school desk and I'm trying to fix it up a bit. The table top is made of wood, but is overlaid with a thick piece of laminate. I've sanded the surface to take out the texture and markings.  I would like to give the laminate it a new paint job, but don't really know what kind of spray paint I should use. Ideas? Suggestions? I could sit here and look it up on Google, but I thought I'd try making a forum and see how it goes. 

Posted by ArachnisDeathicus 9 months ago

Hot Cookie Lava Cake Dough

I've been making chocolate lava cakes and they start to get boring after a while. I'm going to try to bake soft cookies now to see if I can find a cookie recipe with a soft cookie texture so does anybody know any things where instead of just pure chocolate I can make a cookie crusting for the chocolate lava cakes? Just a small amount to press against the sides and bottom. Usually serve it with vanilla ice-cream.

Posted by rexdino5 7 years ago

Effects on metal

So I really like this clock.  I think I'll buy it soon. But as a beginner's art project, I'm trying to replicate some of the metal effects here.  I'm curious for techniques on how to accomplish some things, like: The back plate is copper, which the artist says is "oxidized".  I expect oxidation to turn copper green, blue, or black, not this silver/grey color.  Any ideas how this was done?  Is it just that it's a light oxidation? I really like the metal texturing here.  I've been able to replicate something similar on copper plate by hand-sanding in one direction with a fine-grained sandpaper.  But notice the vertical texturing on the backplate - how would that have been done?? I like the polished metal look of the minute hand contrasting with the reflective look of the hour hand.  How would you do that - similar way as the backplate?  Same with the gear? I've actually made what I think are much prettier nails by taking old (originally quite rusted) square iron nails, removing the rust and grinding the crap out of them with a bench grinder until I get a cool reflective finish.  Doing the grinding in patches gives it almost a hammered metal look while keeping the reflectiveness.  I think the effect is cool and really works with the "old-but-new" look of the square nails.  I'll post before+after pictures if anyone's interested.

Posted by ischorr 7 years ago

WANTED: Empty Nitrous Cartriges for Art Installation

Hi! I am a college sculpture student in need of 6,000+ EMPTY whipped cream chargers for my next assignment. I plan on building an enclosed space with the chargers adding texture to the walls. My project is due at the end of November, and my local Starbucks is only going through 2+ per day. If anyone has these lying around (I  know some must have thousands...) please message me and I will arrange to have them shipped. Thank you!! ~Lana

Posted by Rufus313 5 years ago

WANTED: 3mm flexible plastic fiberoptic filament

Dear friends: I am looking for 3mm flexible transparent fiberoptic filament. I recently got one of those 'LED shoelace' kits off eBay and I have use for the fiberoptic filament itself, not the LEDs and driver circuits. The filament is very flexible, somewhat rubbery in texture. I believe it's polyester or silicone. It's not a wonderful light conductor but it will work for my purposes. I have attached an image. The filament is the exact diameter of a T1 LED. Any help in finding this stuff would be most appreciated. Thanks!

Posted by loopy-garou 7 years ago

Any Good and Cheap Materials Out There?

I am looking for a cheap material for my projects that durable, strong, and with a nice texture. However, I cannot really find one. I thought about wood, but whenever I tried to sand/smooth it out, it never turn out right. I though about plastic (as in 3D printing), but I can't really afford a printer with my budget and since I am bound to make mistakes, I don't think 3D printing services would be good either.   What would be a good material to use that is cheap, durable, and has premium feel to it? 

Posted by Brinith 5 years ago

How do you

I was just wondering if anyone out there knew how to seal stone in such a way as to make it useful as a food service platter or maybe a cup. I know its possible to use glaze like one would on a piece of pottery (or maybe tile sealant?) but I would like to find some way that 1)doesn't require a kiln and 2) leaves the rock looking like regular rock. Best would be a way that makes the rock look wet but matte and doesn't change the texture. I was thinking something similar to what is used to seal wooden cups but I haven't been able to figure out what is used.

Posted by finfan7 9 years ago

Quickest way to make silver powder

Hi all, I'd like to use silver in a project, and I'd like to know what the best method of making it quickly - I'm not interested in paying $30 to ship it to Australia. Would I get any success by filing a sheet of silver, or is there a better way of doing it? Or can I buy it somewhere locally? Here's an example of what I'm looking for, I'd like the texture to be fairly course, not the fine powdered stuff I've seen elsewhere.;=item233dd90f7a Cheers!

Posted by jarris 4 years ago

LFG that wants to learn to make games together

*FOR LEARNING NOT FOR PROFIT* So, I've got a few game ideas floating around in my head that I'd like to make, or at least have a hand in developing. However, I do not have the knowledge or experience yet to make these games, so I'd like to make a team that wants to gain experience working on a project that they can add to their portfolios. Should help those who have ability but no guidance especially, or who just want to have fun and make a game. 1) Modern version of Chromehounds with a lot more single and multiplayer features. Idea for the name: Wolf Pack Relative Difficulty: Easy Shooter with overall simpler animations and modelling due to no soft models such as humans required. Can practice making a large variety of models, sounds, stats for items, and hit detection. Also play around with various textures and allowing for players to customize textures. I know M.A.V. is being made but so far that isn't quite what I'm looking for. I have my own ideas on squad mechanics to add. 2) Darker story RPG set in the Mediterranean. Combat similar to Dragon's Dogma. Idea for the name: Road to Retribution Story Prologue Relative Difficulty: Hard Dragon's Dogma has a very awesome combat system, but that also requires a lot of animation skill to pull off. Models are harder because they are organic and so is texturing. 3) Science Fiction Adventure/Shooter using NASA models as inspiration for human designs (look up NASA FTL ship) Relative Difficulty: Moderate Blend of the previous two in terms of how easy and hard for the same reasons. No story/lore behind this yet, figured if I can get a group of people together I can always make the lore based on suggestions. 4) A Total War style game on the Wii U. I do have an idea on how it'd play but... Relative Difficulty: Hahaha, no. For a fresh team to work on that I would have to say no. 5) Whatever the team decides. 1-3 are ordered according to which idea i want done first. #4 I'd love to make simply to prove that the idea would work, but I don't see me getting a group capable of pulling off Rome 1 essentially with the control system of the Wii U, especially since I'd need to get a Wii U myself to test out the capabilities of the touch controls. Still, I'd like to think it's viable for a larger company. I myself am learning Unity and Maya atm, have dabbled in Blender a bit as well, but I am not far enough to carry the modeling by myself. I can however write the stories and dialogue much better, have an idea on how to break down the design process to increase the efficiency, and will ensure we don't overextend ourselves. Remember, the entire point of all this is to get a team to work together, learn the problems that arise working in a team with people in different positions in this industry, and most importantly, get some experience making a game. All while having fun. If it seems the game is going really well, we could crowdfund it, but that isn't the point. This is to learn the game development process by experiencing it outside of a classroom. Positions wanted, but not exclusive Modelers Animators Concept Artists Texture Specialists Sound/Music Developers Programmers Level Designers

Posted by ElGreco1 4 years ago

I'm looking for a team to make videogames

Hi. I'm fan of videogames and from long time I want to create my oun. I'm not pro in anithyng, so I'd like to make a team to try to create an FPS/Sandbox game. I can speak English,French and Italian. I'll need basically a coder, how knows Java or other important coding languages, a 3D modeler, a 3D animator (or only one for bolth), and if it's possible someone how knows how to make all the sounds. If there's also a texturer it's really better. You'll need skype to can comunicate. I accept every level, but igest is your level and igest is the opportunity. Another thing is that you have to be a good boy. So you are all accepted and thank you.   

Posted by otxoalupo 4 years ago

I'm stumped

Hey everyone, I can't take it anymore! At my workplace, I work in the shipping/receiving department...all kinds of new and strange packing materials come in. We generally are able to re-use things like the bubblewrap and boxes, but there are some things I just don't know what do do with, and I feel horrible throwing them away..Maybe you guys can help? We get ALOT of foam, all shapes, sizes, and textures, and I have no idea how to reuse it...then we also have these long rectangular tubes that hold electronic chips in them, however when they get to us, we take them out and put them in bags, so we no longer need the thin tubing, do you guys have any ideas? I've attatched photos. Thanks! Lita L.

Posted by luna522 9 years ago

How to make Noobcakes

Hey guys, i just wanted to share this quick recipe with you knexers, since your all so close to me, this is a family secret, so it does not leave this forum category, thankyou. Here we go. Ingredients: 1/2 ts salt 1/2 cup sugar 1 Shadowman39 1oz butter 3 ts chocolate powder 2 eggs So, get those ingredients, and now lets get cooking! First, crack 2 eggs into a bowl, and whisk until smooth. Next add in 1/2 ts of salt and mix with the eggs. Now take 1 Shadowman39 and slowly peel the skin and wash thoroughly. Add the Shadowman39 into the bowl with the eggs and salt, then mix a little more, carry on mixing until it has a smooth texture. After that, get you 3ts of chocolate power and add them one by one, while also adding small amount of the butter. Now all of your ingredients have been put together, mix them all up for around 2-3 minutes until thick and creamy. Next, get some cake cases and lay them evenly apart on a baking tray. Now spoon the cake mixture out of the bowl and into each cake case. Pop them in the oven at 270 degrees and bake for 20-30 minutes. When you think then are about done, take one cake and carefully poke a knife into the top, just to check if they are firm. Congrats, you have just made your own noobcakes!!! These noobcakes are great to share with your family and friends, as they are delicious. The butter combined with the eggs gives for the nice smooth texture, as the Shadowman39 gives it that wonderfully pleasant aftertaste. Thanks for taking your time to read my personal family recipe, leave your feedback below, and i wish you years of happy noobcake making. Thankyou.  

Posted by Hiyadudez 8 years ago

Bacon bourbon caramel corn

We got a bit of a care package from foodzie whose office is just around the corner from ours. There were a few tasty treats inside and this one which surprised us most of all: Bacon Bourbon Caramel Corn. A call went out around the office and we all had to try it. And, to be honest, it wasn't my thing. Then again, I'm not a huge fan of bacon either. I like the greasy texture of a freshly cooked slice of fatty bacon, but when it's room temperature and surrounded by sugar, not so much. But my opinion didn't stop anyone else from checking it out. So if you ever wondered whether such a thing is out there: it is. I'm pretty sure that if I really dig bacon I'd be more excited and I hear that plenty of others on the Internet do.

Posted by fungus amungus 8 years ago

My Sketch Up designs (rendered)

 These were made in Sketch Up over the past 2-4 months. Most of them are almost finished, they just need texturing. Index: List of ships: - 3300mm anti-capital gun - CCM-21b "Heron 2" - Battleship and it's render /w/ editing - XUAP Medium Assault Craft (Atomosphere model, space version coming soon) - Missile Cruiser (based on missile frigate in halo) - MGV (Modular Ground vehicle) And I had an issue on another forum... If you don't like it so much that you have to start flaming... just click the little x in the top right (or the red button on the top left for Mac users) or click the back button. Please, if you wanna use this, give me credit for what I did. I spent about 4 months almost

Posted by ry25920 8 years ago

CIY: Bold Flower Necklace

Growing up I use to love playing with Play-Doh.  Something about the color, the texture, and the smell.  Oh, the smell… I remember I use to play with this contraption that I would attach little people to, that had holes in the tops of their heads.  I would crank a lever and the little people would grow Play-Doh hair.  I had hours of entertainment cutting and re-growing hair.  Ipad what? Oh, how entertaining kids has changed. I never imaged that I would get the chance to play with clay again in my thirties.  To create my Oscar de la Renta look I decided to grab some clay and go to town.  Unfortunately this clay did not have the Play-Doh smell I remember, but I still had just as much fun creating with it. Click here for the full tutorial!

Posted by happy_creating 5 years ago

D3CRYPT3D won SXSW Interactive Innovation Award for Privacy & Security

Hey everyone! For a long time, being a modeler and working in the industry, I have always felt that Modelers get the short end of the stick.  Things get re textured, models get hijacked and studios just kind of store models and stock pile them up. Some people will even resell models that don't belong to them. I used to see it all the time. Well, my crew and I came out with a software that enables you to share and collaborate on your 3D files securely. We won the SXSW Innovation Award for Privacy & Security last month and just released our beta this week.  We would love for you all to try it out and give us your feedback so that we can make the best product possible.  If you are interested, here is the link to download - Thank you!

Posted by D3CRYPT3D 1 year ago

I want to make an instructables challenge! Clay foundation for 0g Space Architecture!

How do I do it? I was thinking to do it on meetups but I can modulate to be on this site, how would I do this? (I need microfunding of 5 dollars on the site so I can post events around the world looking like this:)  “Colab Clay Games for making the World's First 0GSpace Architecture Modules! ”    where: Clay Sculptor Co-organizors around the world choose a good place with clay. There are  “Chefs” that would cut the clay in different shapes to give to the Artists/Creators  to make 0gravity modules of rooms and living spaces, with some sort of tech or texture built in it, colab or solo, at the end of the event gets uploaded to the cloud.   People are Welcome to bring good vibes, wine and make clay massages to each other, because God knows working with Clay is tough.

Posted by DIAGONALLIS 1 year ago

What transparent spray-on material darkens it's background?

Im looking for a way to evenly darken an area of a wall, while keeping the 'background' visible. The effect Im aiming at is that of a shadow cast on the wall, sharply distinguished from the lighter surroundings but still showing the texture and perhaps images underneath. I am specifically looking for a material that can be sprayed, for example with a air pump spray but a spray can would perhaps even be better. I bought a transparent lacquer in a spray can, but it turned out to be too transparent. Another option could perhaps be to dilute black paint? A few conderations: I prefer to spray it (fast and evenly) Background to 'paint' on will be brick and wood Preferably non drip (or not too much at least) I want to cover a small area several times and will use a stencil template. How would you go about doing this? Do you know of ready made materials in spray cans that do the trick? If you know of a specific liquid, where could I buy it? Many thanks in advance!

Posted by phillchill 6 years ago

Game design team needed for SpongeBob SquarePants BFBB, HD PC Fan Remake

I am working on a fan made hd remake of, SpongeBob SquarePants Battle For Bikini Bottom, using unity. I am looking for a team of 5 people, you must have experience with one of the five things listed below. 1.Making a game in Unity. 2.Maya 3d modeling (slight alteration of pre existing 3d models). 3.HD texture creation. 4.Java Script. 5.3d model animation in Maya. Here ( is a link to what i have done by myself so far. Because this is a fan project, you will make no money from this or get paid, and is more towards working on it in your spare time. Please comment your skill and how much time you can dedicate to this project, if you are interested.

Posted by funlunde 3 years ago

Suggestions for painting an Invicta diving case?

So I've got some Instructables in mind for painting a Nerf Maverick. (Wait, you said you were painting an Invicta diving case...) Yes, you're right. The case will be a custom painted case to house a custom painted Nerf Maverick for a Christmas present. However, I have some questions about how to paint it. The case has a rough outside made from what I suspect to be high-impact plastic. The inside is smooth plastic with removable foam inserts and a rubber gasket seal. I know I will have to sand the inside to make the paint stick, but my question is if the outside is already a rough textured plastic, will I need to sand it as well? Also, what paints and finishes do you suggest for painting this case?  The Invicta logo on the back will need to be sanded (although I suppose I could leave it since they manufactured the case). The picture shows what my case looks like, minus the graffiti image. Thanks in advance, and God Bless!

Posted by IrishSnow35 1 year ago

How to make a DeathEater Mask?

So I'm a crazy HP fanatic ... and I thought it would be hilarious to go to the booklaunch as a Deatheater, seeing as I'm only about five feet tall.I was just wondering how to make the mask though? It would be amazing if I could get something to eventually end up looking something like this:'ve never made masks before, but I'm thinking my gameplan would be something like this - make a plaster mask, try to over some clay on top so I can add some texture/relief stuff on, paint over with some metallic paint, etc. I'm not sure if this is the best way to go about it, since I want to be able to wear this after. I'm also not sure what type of clay would go best, or even if clay would stick to plaster. And I'm not even sure how to attach this whole contraption onto my face.I do want to retain as much of a rigid, somewhat 'metallic' look, if possible.Suggestions would be much appreciated!

Posted by grimsqueaker 11 years ago

"Shanti" bow

My newest project, the "Shanti" bow, or the D-TAB v1 (dual-turret assault bow)  Brings out a whole new era of shotbows.  The D-TAB v1 uses a turret for optimum performance.  What is unique about this bow, however, is that it uses two turrets, firing them simultaneously.  It also uses the very first compound bow system that I have seen in knex.  This gives it an extra thrust of power while the firing pin is accelerating to the turrets.  This is truly my greatest creation yet (but I had to take apart my prized hell slayer :( p.s. build that gun!), and will continue to get better.  Unlike zak and his "sexbow", I will be posting this.  Here are a few pics and a video should be up shortly.  Let me know what ya think. Video: Pros. -Turrets for performance and quick reload -Great range (havent measured yet but I'm guessing around 50ft with the bands used-you can add much more) -Compound bow system -Textured foregrip -Perfect war gun -SK's easy to use ram and guide Cons. -Inaccurate at range Credit:   Credit goes to s0lekill3r for ram, ram guide and frame Credit also goes to knexfreek for the trigger (though I probably be using a different one because I can't find a way to put a safety on his)

Posted by Kinetic 8 years ago

New software traces 3D models from video footage (yow!)

VideoTrace is a pretty sick new bit of software in the prototype phase that's being developed by folks in Australia. By placing and fine-tuning points on video footage, the software can create a 3D model with textures. Now that I know about it I wish they would hurry up and release it.In their words:VideoTrace is a system for interactively generating realistic 3D models of objects from video models that might be inserted into a video game, a simulation environment, or another video sequence. The user interacts with VideoTrace by tracing the shape of the object to be modelled over one or more frames of the video. By interpreting the sketch drawn by the user in light of 3D information obtained from computer vision techniques, a small number of simple 2D interactions can be used to generate a realistic 3D model. Each of the sketching operations in VideoTrace provides an intuitive and powerful means of modelling shape from video, and executes quickly enough to be used interactively. Immediate feedback allows the user to model rapidly those parts of the scene which are of interest and to the level of detail required. The combination of automated and manual reconstruction allows VideoTrace to model parts of the scene not visible, and to succeed in cases where purely automated approaches would fail.Check out the video at VideoTrace's site. It has one of the coolest uses of copy-and-paste ever.via boingboing

Posted by fungus amungus 10 years ago

I Need a Game Design Team (Mobile Game Development)

Hey guys, I am looking for a game design team to help out with a project I am starting.  It will be a mobile game similar to Clash of Clans, but with many different gameplay changes.  I have a lot of the game planned out, but I don't want to have to learn all of the different skills it would take to make the game on my own.  I have some 3D modelling skills with blender, and will also do most of the gameplay design. People I Need: -Another 3D modeler to work with and help reduce the workload -A texturer -A programmer with the skill to put a mobile game together -An animator -An artist (for main map, interface, etc) -Possibly someone for sound; I can probably do that I would assume that the game will be created in Unity, but that mainly depends on the group's preferences.  If the programmer has the skill, he could just custom code the game, and it would definitely run better that way.  Anyways, whatever money is made from this project will be split equally between everyone except for the programmer; I know how much work that would take, he will probably get a little bit larger of the share. Reply with your email and I will send you the basic outline of the game. -Josh PS: Please, only native English speaking people; I've worked with non-natives, and I have found communication to be very tedious...

Posted by JoshuaT3 3 years ago

Cheesecake (hmmmmmm cake :) ) but no Instructable!??

Short story, long version :) : I had an arguement with my sister about how to make a proper cheesecake as her'S either end up as a soaking mess or taste horrible. To my surpise we settled down quickly and discovered she uses traditional Australian recepies based on weird things like cottage cheese, ricotta and so on. Of course cheesecake is many hundrets if not thausands of years old and what we see today has nothing in common with the cakes from that time - but there is one thing our modern cakes all have in common: They are based on what is available in terms of "fresh" cheese or stuff that looks like it, for example Philadelphia. Where I come from a cheesecake might have some other cheese substitues included in the mix for texture and taste but the main ingredient is QUARK. So my sister and I went to get some quark for the next bake off... Let me tell you this much: If you are in AU you either won't get any at all or pay top prices! I consider 9$ for 500g cheap around here! :( And it simply does not taste right as everyone has to include some variation to it. I say for a proper cheescake quark is needed! Now my big question: Do you have similar porblems obtaining quark for your deserts and baking needs? If so I might consider to make an Instructable explaining how to make your own quark at home on the cheap. Maybe even include a piece of cheesecake ;)

Posted by Downunder35m 3 years ago

SIGGRAPH2010 - Emerging Technologies Exhibition

Last week I went to Los Angeles to attend my first Siggraph conference. There were so many different events to attend throughout the week. I spent the majority of my time exploring the emerging technologies exhibit. With all the interactive and innovative demonstrations it felt like I had stepped into the future for a moment! In this slide show I will highlight my favorites from emerging technologies. Some of these pictures were taken by me and some I took of their website (you will be able to tell which are which). If you see something that interests you I would suggest following the links I provide to learn more. Organized by picture (put cursor in top left corner of picture to figure out what picture you are looking at) Colorful Touch Palette (1) This is an electro-tactile stimulation systems that allows the user to feel and experience the tactile sensations of painted textures. Blend and combine textures to create new sensations. Shaboned Display - An Interactive Substantial Display Using Soap Bubbles (Favorite) (2-5) This was my favorite exhibit in emerging technologies even though parts of the bubble machine weren't working. This system is designed to show images in a matrix of soap bubbles. Air pumps lie beneath the display controlling the size and shape of the bubbles by monitoring the amount of air released. This system is also interactive! When a bubble pops (touch a bubble with your finger) a musical note will play! LED Tile by Junichi Akita @ Kanazawa University (6-7) Use a laser pointer to draw on these tiles to create patterns on LEDs.  To create large display areas connect individual units of LEDs which will allow them to communicate.   You can also interact with these displays in various ways.  Tilt the tiles and the LED patterns will look like they're falling off the tile in the direction tilted. 360-Degree Autostereoscopic Display (8-9) 3D graphics with out 3D glasses.  Using 360-degree autostereoscopic display technology you are able to view all angles of a 3D volumetric objects. I don't understand all the technical details, but this I do can use this technology for 3D interactive games, cool!  You can see in the images there is an interface to play BrickBreaker.  Walk around the device as you are playing the game. Imaging Skyping with this!!!!!!!! Haptic Canvas: Dilatant Fluid-Based Haptic Interaction (10) This new technology allows you to experience new haptic sensation by putting your hand in a pool filled with dilatant fluid.. Dilatant fluid is just a 1:1 mixture of starch and water.  It has a solid-like state when an external force is applied to it (grabbed, pushed, or tapped).  And it has a liquid-like state when it is free from the external force. This research is to create a new haptic interaction using this dilatant fluid by controlling the change in state, or dilatancy, of the fluid.  They have created a glove with a sucking tube and a filter which creates a change in state of the dilatant fluid.  The haptic sensations come from the friction between the jammed particles around the finger and at the bottom of the pool. You can see me trying this device (I don't think the camera man understood what I asked him to get me in the frame, but you can see my hand!).  This video gives a great explanation. Meta Cookie (11-12) Imagine eating a lemon and it tasting like chocolate!  This is the worlds first "pseudo-gustation system" which allows humans to perceive various tastes by changing visual and olfactory information.

Posted by Carleyy 8 years ago

Chromehounds shall rise again!!! (at least I hope so)

 Hey Ibles members and random guests! As very few of you know, Chromehounds was shut down in January. Well, this left mech game lovers with two series to choose from. Armoured Core or mechwarrior. I didn't like either and loved the customization and gameplay in Chromehounds. So using the UDK (unreal development kit), I plan on remaking a basic version of chromehounds then slowly upgrading models and textures until it's basically the same as the original. But I have another reason. I am searching through career options at the moment (still in high school), and videogame design is near the top of the list. So, I'm building the game from the bottom up using Chromehounds as a basis, so I can see if this is how I want to spend a portion (or all) of my life on.     Now to the fancy images. These are the RFZ-CL-1 (tracks), RFZ-WMG-2 (Machine Guns), and M04CK Stuart (cockpit, the thing in the middle). Sorry about the brightness in the rendered image, haven't quite figured out this new renderer. All of these are mostly done but are all still WIP (work in progress).     P.S. For the techies: I used Google Sketch Up and  V-ray (renderer). pic 1: Rendered pic 2: Unrendered, exported from Sketch Up pic 3: Screenshot for accuracy comparison P.S.S. YES!!! I know the guns are different!!! The screenshots I used are from, exact part numbers were from, and all models involved in this were originally created by From Software and SEGA. I just used screenshots to reconstruct them.

Posted by ry25920 8 years ago

Bacon bowls and cool eco wallets

I was browsing around some of our referring sites this morning and I found a couple of interesting posts on Bacon Cups >> I had an occasion calling for bacon themed food and my mind immediately turned towards the famed bacon mat. I needed something a little more single-serving though, so I decided to attempt bacon cups. In the bacon mat instructions there is mention of draping the mat over an overturned metal bowl and cooking it so that it would turn out in as a bowl shape. I decided to try using the backs of various muffin and mini cake pans, I ran out of bacon before I got to try as many as I would have liked so I'll have to try more at a later date. Any excuse for more bacon. DB Clay Wallet >> The people at DB Clay gave me a Version 3 wallet to give away! I hope you don't mind if I had a little look at it, it's excellently manufactured. DB Clay makes limited edition wallets out of a material they call Tope: "Tope is strong. Tope is durable. Tope is heat and cold resistant. Tope is smooth textured. Tope is water resistant. Tope is robust. Tope is eco friendly." The material feels great, and I bet if they sold it by the yard Etsy makers all over the world would buy it like crazy. I thought these were really cool wallets and then I found out you can get one for 50% on their website for the next 6 hours. So if you want/need a cool wallet, here's your chance.

Posted by lebowski 10 years ago

Ponoko 10-Day Design Challenge -- Puzzles

Ponoko is running another 10-day design challenge with $5000 worth of prizes. The theme is puzzles.Ponoko 10-Day Design Challenge -- PuzzlesWe want to make it easy for you to do cool stuff. And with the fantastic response we got from our first Design Challenge we've decided to run another one showcasing Puzzles. So this is another chance to show off your design skills, get your creations made and delivered to your door for free. Oh, and win $1,000 in cash plus several thousand dollars in other prizes.Design briefPuzzles can educate and entertain. They can be a solitary exercise or a group activity and when you have memorized how it goes together, you can pass it on to friends or family.Your challenge is to create intriguing and entertaining puzzles on a laser cutter -- within 10 days!Laser cutting brings a new angle to puzzles. The ability to create incredibly intricate detail means puzzles can be as simple or as complex as you like. The traditional jigsaw shape can now be designed with much greater variety and intricacy.Laser surface treatments can be a graphic in nature or a texture. How these are used is essential in the design of your puzzle. Every mark or line on the material becomes a clue on how to put the puzzle together.Puzzles need not be 2D. You could make a 3D puzzle using layers or shapes connected in an interesting way. Think about how multiple pieces can be combined to create an interesting design.Attention to detail, material combinations, connections, production feasibility and quality will be key to making your design stand out.full details

Posted by ewilhelm 10 years ago

help wanted developing cool fidget jewelry

I have had an idea for creating cool non childish fidget toys as jewelry. My real idea is to create something which could use an ir sensor to pick up someones pulse and then play it back to them through a vibration motor.. (its similar to baby's reacting to there mothers heart beats in the womb an has a massively calming effect on most people,,, to the point where build a bare workshops has the option to include a beating heart)   I submitted the idea to Quirky but it wasn't taken on for one of there projects.. I think it still has legs an could be a commercial success. being there's already a bit of interest from educators who has seen research pointing to fiddle toys as being the best thing since the carbon atom arranged itself into cool new shapes. There are a few other alternatives which could be developed.. an i think it would be awesome to develop a whole range of these things an see them in jewelry shops looking like ailion artifacts with documents about how they can help you..  I think everything about it should be play with able , so magnets textures ect ect  Here is the initial idea  ____________________________________________________ People fidget,, A lot of people fidget. A lot of the time.. They fidget during presentations, on commutes, whilst thinking of ideas and whilst being productive on the internet. And that’s not a bad thing. Fidgeting helps people to be who they are. They wouldn’t do it if there wasn’t a good reason for it. From what I understand different parts of the brain are responsible for different things. And some of them are associated with each other. Interestingly for most people learning is enhanced when there doing something. Much more of the brain becomes active when any movement is involved. Retention of information becomes greater and creativity is increased as the parts of the brain associated with these things become active. I did some independent research on the strength of the book (Fidget to focus) when I did my teacher training, And found that though I didn't have a class full of what some would deem the unteachable I did have a class full of tappers, twiddles and shakers. When I gave them all the option to utilise just a simple shaped piece of wood, and the permit ion to fiddle with it during session they loved it. The feedback I got from the use of the wooden shapes was terrific. With 8 of the 15 students “forgetting” to give the shapes back at the end of the session. And the class being more engaged during the session. The Solution I aim to develop a range of warble fiddle toys primarily as jewellery. Jewellery is now gender neutral, A fiddle toy worn around the neck would allow for an easy accessibility in comparison to being fixed to an item of clothing. Jewellery can allow for a range of shapes to suet different people and allow for a shape or shapes ideal for those wanting to play. So far I have made a shape and seen that people like to play with it. I think the minimum next step would be to make this shape in different materials to give different textures weights and looks. But what I would really love to do would be to introduce all sorts of awesome new functions into the fiddle toy jewellery. I would love to include a number of different haptic responses potentially echoing the users pulse. This has been shown to calm infants simulating a factor present in the womb I know the sound of a heart beat is known to relax most people and has been included into calming music I suspect the same as a tactile would be just as calming helping someone to come from an elevated heart rate to a calmer one in a sympathetic match. Or starting off strong and diminishing from its trigger. Iterations could include a variable trigger like an old school stress relief toy. Magnets with a ruggedized coating to avoid clicking, tracking a whole host of things which could be useful in giving the user the best tools for understanding when they fiddle and why. __________________________ For the Quirky proposal which is pretty much exactly what is above;=all

Posted by world of woodcraft 3 years ago