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I got new hardware

July 30, 2011 2 comments

Few weeks ago I took part in some kind of game on Facebook. All I needed to do was to like a HTC Serbia page and to run their application.  Prize was to win a drawing of myself in HTC style and to win brand new HTC Flyer device. And… I was lucky! I won both of them! In next few posts I’ll review HTC Flyer and apps that I’m using to bust my creativity and usability of the device itself.

HTC Flyer

HTC Flyer

I want to thank HTC Serbia for giving me opportunity to enter the world of tablets and android.

Myself in HTC style

HTC drawing of me

Bouncing ball – making of

May 15, 2011 Leave a comment

Few weeks ago I created new video. It was a project in multimedia production. In just three days I created the whole piece. Theme of the project was move. I decided to try my skills in animation, so I decided to use genius g-pen and Flash to do that. Read more…

Move yourself

February 10, 2011 Leave a comment

A few days ago I found out about one interesting contest. The topic was simple -“move yourself”. Okay, I already had a few ideas for that, but there were two problems: first was duration limitation, it had to be less than minute long. Second was, that it had to be non language dependent. So, no narration, no words, just acting. Few friends were already at my place and after detailed planning we took the camera and started shooting. After half an hour, we had all the material we needed so I could start to edit. I used a few tricks that I learned on my course of designing of sound, and here is the final result.

Wish me luck in the contest.

Melvin – New eyes

February 2, 2011 2 comments

Here is Melvin waking from dream, and.. he has been given a pair of eyes!

During next week, he’ll find some gloves and maybe few more things. Any suggestions?

Melvin’s first walkcycle

January 27, 2011 1 comment

He just got a name! He’s name is Melvin. And here is his first walkcycle. What can be next? Maybe he can get new pair of gloves? Or maybe eyes?

Birth of character

January 26, 2011 4 comments

Hi everyone!

I have this strange idea and I wont to share it with the world. I’m totally new to 2d character animation, but I want to learn it since I was a kid. Yup, I don’t know what I was waiting for so long. So what if I create one character, and bring him to life? He can learn stuff together with me. If I learn how character walk, he learns how to walk etc. I really need your support and help for this project. I plan to post at least once every week till the end of the year and see how character will evolve together with my skills.

Here is my first character. Do you have any idea how we should call him?

With this post I’m attending The Post Every Week challenge, so wish me luck, and type you soon.

Custom or default keyboard shortcuts

January 16, 2011 Leave a comment

I have a huge dilemma these days. Should one use the default shortcuts for some apps or should one make his own? Which one you prefer?

I belive that default shortcuts are designed in a way so that they are fast, easy to learn and intuitive. But it’s not always that way. In older versions of corel draw the shortcut for select tool was F10. You know how far from left hand is F10 and right hand is mainly on the mouse. So how that can be even shortcut? Is there anything such as long-cut? And why? Nowadays some similar applications uses some different shortcuts. While in Adobe Premiere you use – and = for zooming, in Stainberg Cubase you use G and H. In Adobe Flash for zoom tool shortcut is M, in Adobe Illustrator is Z. And that was few minuses of default shortcuts.

Bonus for using default shortcuts is the fact that they are the default. Same on every computer with installed software. Alright, not every, but every that don’t have custom shortcuts. One other plus is that mainly shortcuts have their meaning. P for pen tool, for example. And they have feel, if you use them properly. Minus for them goes for time consuming process of learning new shortcuts.

For now I’m sticking to default shortcuts, and I’ll list my favorites in future posts in Tips section.

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