Well, here we go. I’m going to try blogging yet again.
It has been a while since I’ve seen artist Patrick Dougherty’s StickWork site.
Today, I explored the intriguing sculptures of Franz Xaver Messerschmidt. I’ll use this artist’s work as an inspiration for a project I am tinkering on when I find a few minutes here and there throughout the day.
Yes, it’s true. You can play Tetris in HTML. My first attempts were less than stellar, though. Apparently my skills are a bit rusty. I need to practice.
Tired of threaded discussions? Have a ripping good time obliterating a curtain of digital fabric instead. CodePen’s Tearable Cloth is anything but terrible.
- Dig a little deeper and you’ll find that CodePen allows users to tinker with the parameters of the tearable cloth (gravity, cloth height and width, etc…).
- Verlet Cloth Simulator
- Andrew Hoyer’s Cloth Simulation
- Custom Logic‘s nifty little Cloth Physics Simulation comes with a fan to stir up a breeze
Well, it looks as though Pluto may not be the last stop on the way out of our solar system after all. New information from the journal Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society Letters tell us that a couple of extreme trans-Neptunian objects (ETNOs) are most likely inhabiting the area beyond the orbit of our beloved dwarf-planet. The Guardian states that two planets as big as Earth may be edge lingering on the edge of the solar system.
- Over at Space.com, senior writer Mike Wall’s article Mysterious Planet X May Really Lurk Undiscovered in Our Solar System does a good job of explaining the importance of this topic.
- The Orbit Simulator gives users an idea of the relative speed of planets as they revolve around the Sun.
It’s family film night in our home this evening. We’re watching Walt Disney’s 1940 masterpiece, Fantasia. The movie is a feast for the eyes, ears, and mind. Watching the action, I’m fascinated by stunning use of color. As such, I’ve been searching for more information about other films and their respective cinematic chromatic catalogues. Here are a few intriguing resources I’ve uncovered:
- Designer Roxy Radulescu‘s enlightening Movies in Color Facebook page (as well as a website and Tumblr page with the same name)
- Shutterstock’s article: Movie Magic: 4 Ways Your Color Palette Can Transform Your Work introduced me to Palette and Spectrum
- Charlie Clark’s site The Color of Motion explores the use of color in movies.