The following picture was taken using the High Dynamic Range (HDR) technique. HDR is a set of techniques that allows a greater dynamic range of luminances between light and dark areas of a scene than normal digital imaging techniques. The intention of HDR is to accurately represent the wide range of intensity levels found in real scenes ranging from direct sunlight to shadows.
TutorialBlog has rounded up numerous HDR tutorials in one place. So if you are interested in this technique, I recommend that you check it out. Have fun!
Doug Simpson, a local Certified Public Accountant, contacted me for permission to use my Pennybacker Bridge photo in the header on his newly redesigned web site. He also mentioned that he was looking for someone to dessign a new logo as well. I submit an attend at the logo and we ran with it. The result is here:
Maven is a tool that provides an uniform and easy build process for your projects. In real life this means generally that you describe your project in one xml file and Maven reads this information to compile and package your project. The pros of this approach are that the project can be set up quickly in new environment, you can quite transparently add new features, and you have all the time clear overview of libraries that are used in your project.
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Lee Brimelow wrote a tutorial named The Third Dimension in the May/June 2009 issue, which can be downloaded from layersmagazine.com.
Here’s my attempt at adding 3D and animation to my original flat Flash movie.
This explains how I setup the Flex Builder Plug-in to Eclipse 3.5 (Galileo). Most this information came from Lee Brimelow‘s Pimp My Eclipse articles. I have just widdled it down to something that I can reference for new quick installs. It’s definitely a work in progress and it has not been tested on a Mac.
• Download FB3_WWEJ_Plugin and install at C:\Program Files\Adobe and associate it with the C:\Program Files\eclipse directory.
• Edit your C:\Program Files\eclipse\links\com.adobe.flexbuilder.feature.core.link file by adding “path=” before the path.
Should be : path=C:/Program Files/Adobe/Flex Builder 3 Plug-in.
Installing CFEclipse Plug-in
• Select Help > Install new software… menu option.
• Type http://www.cfeclipse.org/update into the Work with box and press Add….
• Type CFEclipse into the Name field and press OK.
• Tick CFEclipse (including CFUnit and Frameworks) and press Next.
• New tool bar will appear after restarting Eclipse.
• Import Lee Brimelow’s settings, unzip them, and import them through Flex Formatter’s preferences.
Download .ico and .icns versions and swift the shortcut icon.
Download Random Splash Screen Plug-in that allows you to customize it. Download this plug-in and put it into your Eclipse plug-ins folder. Restart Eclipse and then go into the Preferences window. Under the General section you should see the Random Splash Screen option. From the preferences screen you can click to the pick link to choose a new splash screen. I modified this one.
This photo was taken in Austin Texas during a lightning storm. I captured the strike above the Seaholm Power Plant with my “lightning” quick reflexes, well actually just a long shutter speed and a wireless remote. Take a look inside.
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