Articles — CODEE Agent-Based Fabric Modeling Using Differential Equations by Joseph Rusinko, Hannah Swan published November 25, 2012 We use an agent-based modeling software, NetLogo, to simulate fabric drape by applying a modified mass spring system. Crop, Retouch, Fill, And Create New Images With These 4 Online Photo Editors While there is simply no comparing robust photo editors like Photoshop or Gimp to online alternatives, sometimes a simple online tool is all you need to get the job done. Whether it’s content aware cropping and filling, applying filters and textures, or even doing a little bit more Photoshop-like tasks like using a cloning stamp, there’s a wide array of online tools that will get the job done, and for free. We’ve put together a list of four online tools that should be in the arsenal of any photographer, designer, or blogger, making it easy to get basic photo editing tasks done on the fly, and in some cases, even on your mobile phone. In no particular order, here they are.
Oskar Schlemmer Oskar Schlemmer (4 September 1888 – 13 April 1943) was a German painter, sculptor, designer and choreographer associated with the Bauhaus school. In 1923 he was hired as Master of Form at the Bauhaus theatre workshop, after working some time at the workshop of sculpture. His most famous work is "Triadisches Ballett," in which the actors are transfigured from the normal to geometrical shapes. Also in Slat Dance and Treppenwitz, the performers' costumes make them into living sculpture, as if part of the scenery. Biography Childhood and apprenticeships
100 Very Cool Facts About The Human Body The Brain The human brain is the most complex and least understood part of the human anatomy. There may be a lot we don’t know, but here are a few interesting facts that we’ve got covered. Math and Music – Equations and Ratios Previously in the “math and music” lesson we derived equations for expressing intervals as functions of relative frequencies. This week we’re going to define conventions for interval sizes and then derive three variables where we can determine the composition of any frequency ratio. Guess what – all intervals can be described as different combinations of the octave, perfect fifth and major third – the first three overtones. In the last lesson we talked about the frequency ratios of common intervals. The standard convention is that interval ratios are greater than 1 and less than 2.
Excavating Bedrock: Reminiscences of “The Flintstones” John Province talks to some of the key architects of the modern Stone Age family. When you’re with the Flintstones, you’ll have a yabba-dabba-doo time! Note : This article originally appeared in Hogan’s Alley #9. An early character sheet (click to enlarge) The dawn of a new century marks the arrival of middle age for The Flintstones, one of television’s most enduring families. Shukhov Tower on the Oka River The only presently standing Shukhov Tower built for the power line crossing, after its twin was destroyed – 2006 The two 128-meter towers in 1988, shortly before the power line was decommissioned a year later. The Shukhov Tower on the Oka River (also Dzerzhinsk High-Voltage Mast, Shukhov Oka Tower) is the world’s only diagrid hyperboloid transmission tower. It is located in Russia, in the western suburbs of Nizhny Novgorod, on the left bank of the Oka River near Dzerzhinsk.
Music Business Lessons From The Beatles “Of course I’m ambitious. What’s wrong with that? Otherwise you sleep all day.” Manifold The surface of the Earth requires (at least) two charts to include every point. Here the globe is decomposed into charts around the North and South Poles. The concept of a manifold is central to many parts of geometry and modern mathematical physics because it allows more complicated structures to be described and understood in terms of the relatively well-understood properties of Euclidean space. Manifolds naturally arise as solution sets of systems of equations and as graphs of functions.
ArtRage Tutorials and Resources Why do you need reference images? The picture on the right was drawn without a reference image, except memory and my hand. However, it needs references for the face, the posture, the hand, the arm, the butterflies… if I want to finish it properly. Most of you have never stood with a tiger breathing into your face, watching the whiskers twitch, or felt the tremor of a soft mouse, with its heart jumping in your hand, or watched the sliding light along the side of a thrashing fish….
HUD- Office of Manufactured Housing Programs The Office of Manufactured Housing (MHS) administers the National Manufactured Housing Construction and Safety Standards Act of 1974 (the Act). This Act authorizes HUD to establish federal standards for the design and construction of manufactured homes to assure quality, durability, safety, and affordability. HUD standards may preempt state and local laws that do not conform to the HUD standards.
Farewell to Radio Legend Casey Kasem—We'll Miss That Voice There was a time when we listened to music on the radio: We heard it in our cars, and we heard it late at night, under the covers in bed, through a transistor radio and single earphone. DJs kept up their machine-gun patter, and the hits kept coming. As stereo systems became commonplace and cars came equipped with FM radio, stations changed their formats. Album-oriented rock became popular, and a new era of DJ emerged: He was cool and knowledgeable, frequently sharing obscure cuts from records’ B-sides or ones found in the back of the record store bin. But Casey Kasem never felt any need to stay current: not in his hairstyle, not in his on-air spiel, not in the music he played.