Tag Archives | Show-Off

…Adobe has unleased its Creative Licnese?

Adobe Creative License

When it’s Adobe’s time to show off, you know it’s your time to pay attention.

Creative License is their demonstration to designers of just what’s possible with the Adobe Creative Suite, and their demonstration to regular Joes that they will never have even a tenth of the skill that these guys have.

Prepare to be impressed:

[Adobe – Creative License]

…Mini will teach you how to drive like a pro?

Mini Driving Lesson

Take it from Mini: Despite what your driver’s ed teacher taught you, 9 and 3 always beats 10 and 2.

In order to help new Mini drivers get the most from the car, and to show off the racability of their line, Mini has put together a pretty thorough collection of introductory pro driving tips on their Mini Racing site.

All the basics are covered, like proper seat position and correct shifting technique, but they even show you some advanced techniques like heel-toe breaking and the proper cornering line.

It might not make you F1 worthy, but unless you’re already driving an F1 car, it’ll probably give you a few tips and tricks that will improve your car skills dramatically.

[Mini Racing – Pro Driving Tips]

…It’s Website Wednesday: CGSphere?

Sphere Project

The Sphere Project is a place “dedicated to the evolution of technical and creative 3D sphere design”, where 3D creatives can go to show off their handiwork.

The goal is to create a captivating and visually appealing sphere from the provided sphere scene using a 3D program and renderer of choice. Anyone is allowed to submit, provided they follow the rules, and a voting system brings the best submissions to the top. Clever ideas, thoughtful execution, technical expertise, and dazzing presentation are all considered, and the making the front page means you’re among the best of the best.


Submitted spheres can focus on modeling, texturing, lighting, rendering and compositing modifications, or a combination of any of the above, though above all, creativity and cleverness will win over most of the judges.

Why a sphere?

    The sphere is arguably one of the most basic and fundamental primitives in computer graphics. Its uniformly curved structure allows for wide field of view coverage, as well as full diffuse tonal range shading. When reflective, its convex shape can reveal more of it’s surrounding environment than any other primitive, and when refractive it can bend surrounding light into a single concentrated caustic point. The sphere is an inherent form chaotically evident in nature and continually apparent in man-made designs. From the smallest atomic structures to the largest planetary globes, the sphere continues to be perhaps the most common geometric form in existence.

Think you have what it takes?

[CGSphere – Sphere Project]

[Via: Core77]

…Oakley’s O Lab is impressive?

Oakley O Lab

NOTCOT recently got a chance to tour Oakley’s rolling O Lab; a research lab that travels the country inside of a trailer, showing off what their shades can do.

The machines that they use are impressive, and the results speak for themselves, so it’s definitely worth a look.

Might be time to pick up a new pair…

[NOTCOT – Inside Oakley’s O Lab]

…Victoria’s Secret’s Fashion Show is coming?

Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show

The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show is a way for the company to show you what you could look like if you had a million dollar body, a personal lingerie stylist…and wings.

While it’s really just a way for the company to get some relatively cheap publicity, it’s also a chance to see some of the most beautiful women in the world in their undies, so I’ll gladly give them a little link love as a way of saying thanks.

(Check out Kineda’s page for a full gallery of pics.)

[Victoria’s Secret]

[YouTube – Victoria’s Secret]

[Via: Kineda]