On this show the fellows were joined by Dr. Rick Kopak from iSchool at the University of British of Columbia. There he researches information design and human computer interaction. Paul & Chris get schooled on the interesting concepts behind information design and how much the field is changing thanks to all our handheld digital devices.
An example of structuring information might be Hypertext.
Schemas are at the core of information design. From there designers can create Personas and shape the information presented in a document to make it more usable.
Our guest on this show is a 3D generalist. That’s a fancy term meaning Christian can do it all: modeling, texturing, rendering, lighting, animation, FX, effects and whatever else they throw at him. On the show we chat about the harsh realities of working in 3D, a rebel 1968 Dodge Charger from Hazzard County and get lost in the math of rendering.
Evernote would like to update during the show. Oh noes!
What is this 3 on the tree Chris speaks of? Dig the pic.
The conversation turns to Life of Pi and the effects company that made it, Rhythm & Hues. There’s a free, short documentary called Life After Pi, telling the story about how that successful movie bankrupted and shut down the company.
Another large 3D company, Digital Domain has had similar problems to Rhythm & Hues.
Chris has used the free & open source 3D application, Blender.
Paul remembers using POV-ray many years ago to code his own 3D Enterprise.
TinkerCAD is a 3D application you can use in your browser.
Dan Hogan briefly re-joins us to discuss his process, the workflow of his webcomic and why being weird is winning. Tina, Chris & Paul review TV shows and create a new line of products for bald men called Pauld.
Artist & author Dan Hogan returns to chat Redshirts, webcomics, cartoons, and Tim Hortons. Also joining the conversation is the always hilarious Tina who shares podcast recommendations and laughter with us.