Thematic fonts

Google fonts is a pretty awesome collection of web fonts.  There must be at least 500 of them.  Recently, I’ve gone through all of them for a project and, because it is such a time-consuming task, I took note of fonts that could possibly be used for very specific themes.  For reference, I am listing…

Comparing renderers for SketchUp

SketchUp is proving to be interesting.  At some point, everyone wants to take their crude models and render them beautifully.  SketchUp does not really come with the ability to render more realistic-looking scenes.  For any functionality that SketchUp lacks, the norm is to search for a solution in the Extension Warehouse. Turns out that there…

Drawing text around a circle

I was recently creating a mockup and had need to draw text around a circle, like in an analog clock face.  In Photoshop, this involves two things:

  • Understanding that text can follow an arbitrary path.
  • How to draw a circular path.

I came across a good video tutorials that covered the details:

A palette of 3D models

I’m not a modeler or texturer.  I’ve dabbled in it enough to understand workflows, but not practiced enough to make awesome-looking things.  Evidently, with the advent of 3D modeling and 3D printing, a number of sites have popped up where people put up free 3D assets.  For future reference, here is a list of the…