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Showing posts with label Random Warbird of the Weekend. Show all posts

Friday, August 31, 2012

Blurred Reflections in Autodesk Showcase (via Autodesk)

“Sometimes in our confusion, we see not the world as it is, but the world though eyes blurred by the mind.”

As we head into a long weekend here in the states.  I found a cool video produced Marion Laundry at Autodesk. 

Why do I like this video so much?  Marion showed a great tip that I hadn't taken advantage of yet! (Hint: Never stop learning!)

How to blur reflections!  I've always thought that if a rendering looks "too perfect", it gives it away as being a computer generated image.

It's a fact of life, nothing is perfect.

Take a look at this Lockheed P-38 Lightning owned by Allied Fighters in California.  It's got a pretty shiny paint job.  Not fully polished, but pretty shiny.

The Allied Fighters P-38 Lightning "Honey Bunny"
Notice how the reflections are blurred however?  It's not a mirror finish. 

Marion's Video gives a great tip on how to create blurred reflections.  So instead of talking about it, check out the video below! 

One last note!  While it should be obvious right away, I DID NOT CREATE THIS VIDEO!  This is created by Marion Landry at Autodesk, and all credit belongs to her!  Take a look at her channel here and check out more of her videos!

And just for the fun of it, here's a video of Honey Bunny in flight at the Living History Event at Planes of Fame Air Museum.  With a unique camera perspective too!

Monday, May 07, 2012

It's all over! The Planes of Fame 2012 Airshow.

"Is this old airplane safe? Well, my dear, how do you think it gotto be this old?"

In my last blog, I said that there wouldn't be much Autodesk Inventor blogging today.

That's because this weekend was the Planes of Fame airshow in Chino, Ca.  It was a great weekend of volunteer work, that was exhausting, and exhilarating all at the same time.

And it always gives me pause to look up at the history in the air, and think of what it must have been like "back then".  I'm glad there are so many working to keep this history alive. 

So for your enjoyment, (if you'd like), here are a few pictures from the show. 

Once I catch up on lost sleep, and the pain of my sunburn fades, I'll be sure to have some more CAD stuff up! 

Until then, enjoy some warbird pictures!

Planes of Fame Airshow 2012

Saturday, March 24, 2012

It's a Snowboarding Holiday Again - With a Warbird Chaser

This weekend I must postpone my blog as I've taken another jaunt to Mammoth Mountain, Ca.

It's a good, relaxing trip, but one I'm happy to just enjoy the outdoors, my time with friends, and take a couple of days hiatus from technology!  

This ride up Chair 23

Is rewarded with a view like this!
And on a final note from the other side of my life, the Planes of Fame video team,  have put up another fantastic video using a wing mounted camera on the North American B-25 Mitchell.


Saturday, February 11, 2012

Just for fun. The Random Warbird of the Weekend

I like warbirds... A lot.
Jonathan Landeros

If you've followed my Twitter account, you know I like posting random pictures of one of the warbirds at Planes of Fame, where I volunteer on my weekends.

Now that I'm trying the mobile application on my mobile device, I've decided to share them here.

I know it's not related to CAD in any way, but these airplanes are still marvels of engineering.

Not to mention the stories of those that flew and maintained them.

So here it is.  Something done for the passion of doing it.

The first picture is the P-26 Peashooter, with the N9MB Flying Wing in the background.  Both the only examples of their type still flying.

The next.  A Lockheed P-38 Lightening sitting in the hangar undergoing maintenance to keep her in flying form.

I hope you enjoy them!

The P-26 Peashooter & N9MB Flying Wing

The Lockheed P-38 Lightening.