RMIT AIM – Day 3

Posted by & filed under RMIT AIM course notes.

Today was mainly a workshop day working on our Morph project and shooting the group cutout project. Was introduced to the ever handy VideoRT line-test program running on an Amiga 2000! Would you believe it after all these years. The lecture was about pose to pose animation with the following course notes: http://www.rmit.edu.au/aim/a_notes/anim_pose.html

RMIT AIM – Day 2

Posted by & filed under RMIT AIM course notes.

First day of the Story Telling classes with Robin Blake. The Story is probably the most important thing in any production because no matter how much is spent on the special effects and the look of the film if the story is not right then it will not be a memorable experience for the audience… Read more »

RMIT AIM – Master of Creative Media

Posted by & filed under RMIT AIM course notes.

Today was the first day of my course and what a whirlwind of a day it was too. After doing the sitting around the circle and introduce yourself sort of thing and getting introduced to more lectures we got some advice about how important it was to learn by doing and using the group as… Read more »

Samtiq II – Building the enclosure

Posted by & filed under DIY Cintiq.

Here are some of the thumbnails and doodles I did while trying to figure out what would be the best way to build an eclosure for my home-made Cintiq. I decided to use MDF to build the enclosure because it is easy to work with and will give pretty accurate rebates when a router is… Read more »

Samtiq II – Wacom Intuos3 9×12 arrives

Posted by & filed under DIY Cintiq.

After waiting for an eternity for the computer retailer to get its act together, my Wacom Intuos3 has finally arrived! This is a beautiful piece of equipment: The Dell 1503fp that I stripped before (see previous posts) had been sitting in the corner collecting dust and now it was time to fire it up again… Read more »

Samtiq II

Posted by & filed under DIY Cintiq.

Firstly a little bit about the Dell 1503fp before we get into the stripped version. Operating side-by-side with the Samsung 152T, this monitor is not very bright and the colours look muddy, the Samsung picture looked sharper, more contrasty and vivid. But if this means that I will have an operational unit then I will… Read more »

Samtiq #6 – Unstripping

Posted by & filed under DIY Cintiq.

Alright I tested as much as I could with the Samsung 152T and now I am going to try something else, so I put the Samsung back together. Here is the result of UNstripping: It is harder to put the thing back together than stripping it! Specially because I had extended the controller cable and… Read more »

Tablet Resolution Explained

Posted by & filed under DIY Cintiq.

Recently I purchased a UC-Logic graphics tablet and while giving feedback about the product to the company representative, I brought up the issue of tablet resolution. This is often measured in lpi or Lines Per Inch with some tablets going as high as 5000 lpi. My concern with the UC-Logic tablet was that it had… Read more »

Samtiq #5 – Shielding

Posted by & filed under DIY Cintiq.

After carrying out a lot of tests on the Samtiq and finding problems with the jittering I started to shield various parts of the unit to see if that remedied the problem. Here is the extension cable which runs from the controller to the column drivers on the LCD. I have wrapped aluminum foil around… Read more »