National Harbor 2006 – A Quicktime Virtual Reality Environment
|| 7/20/2008 || 4:42 pm || Comments Off on National Harbor 2006 – A Quicktime Virtual Reality Environment || ||
76.5mb QTVR showing a 6,000 x 6,000 tessellation of aerial photography featuring the construction site of National Harbor in 2006
This interactive environment was created in late June, but I had forgotten to put it on-line!
On June 21st I was invited to come and check out the new Art Whino gallery in the newly developed plot of land called National Harbor. There is an upcoming new media exhibit and I decided to make this interactive map. More details on the exhibit forthcoming.
There are three different ways to view this map:
1) You can click on the image above and have it load in your browser
2) You can right click on the image above and save the file to your computer
3) Copying the URL above, opening up Quicktime, and pasting the URL into the “Open Url..”
I recommend going with option #2 or #3 because it allows you to resize the window and view more of the map on your computer screen. By going with route #1 you are forced to view it at roughly 320×240 in size (at least using FireFox) which does not full show the size of the map as easily and it also increases the risk of having your browser crash. Route #3 does not permanently save the file on to your hard drive like route #2, but it gives you the same control over the size of the viewing environment.
Since these types of maps are easy to make I think I should start making more of them. I wonder what the largest size I can render is? I shall find out in due time.
Park Circle Quilt – Interactive
|| 4/26/2007 || 12:28 pm || Comments Off on Park Circle Quilt – Interactive || ||
I took the 9,000 x 6,000 version (one half the original) of Park Circle Quilt reduced it in size one half (to 4,500 x 3,000), then doubled the width by copying the quilt (final dimensions: 9,000 x 3,000). Using the program Make Cubic I made a Quicktime Virtual Reality environment of the location. It’s about 20 megabytes so be patient while it downloads.
More Bush than you ever want to see…
|| 2/13/2005 || 8:00 pm || Comments Off on More Bush than you ever want to see… || ||
Interactive Quicktime Virtual Reality Animation
Happy Valentines Day Mr. President
|| 8/28/2004 || 2:32 pm || Comments Off on the RNC… || ||
I didn’t end up making version 2.0, but I did try something new and I ended up with a new template. It looks very much like the previous templates, but this new one has a second sphere. But this sphere is a “negative” sphere which subtracts itself from the central sphere, and what this creates is a small sphere within the sphere. You can see the results above, or you can look at these quicktime virtual reality 3D renderings (small, medium, and large). I think this 3D environment allows the viewer to see the depth & size of the renderings! I look forward to making these more often because they are so damned cool. Up next is another rendering using the new template and same torus texture with the Guinea-Bissau satellite image for the inner graphic.
In other news, the protests at the RNC have started. Last night there were 5,000 critical mass riders who took over the streets in NYC to promote a carless culture. There ended up being about 250 arrests and I am downloading an Indymedia video of the arrests. Due to how long it has taken to download this video, it looks like the NYC Indymedia is getting a lot of traffic. I hope other Indymedia websites begin to mirror the videos to ease the server load and allow for a faster transfer of information– after looking at the URL of the video I see that it is being hosted by San Fran’s Indymedia website (cool). I hope they start up “enemy combatant radio” like what was streamed out of San Fran during the protests when the Iraq war started.
I uploaded a good sound byte of Bill Maher urging protestors to riot. Good stuff..