Popsicle stick photo frame now on YouTube

•Thursday, December 16, 2010 • Leave a Comment

After many days of rendering the final animation is now on Youtube. I have had many comments from teachers about this simple craft so I decided to create this short tutorial on how to make it. The template can be found on my crafts blog at  http://diyfamily.wordpress.com/downloads/


Cylinder maze

•Saturday, July 17, 2010 • 1 Comment

Here we are at the beginning of the summer holidays and Lee-Kuo designs this fantastic cylinder maze to go with his pyramid and cube mazes. This is an exploded model of the cylinder showing the complex path through the maze. We are now drawing the paper model pieces in Illustrator to make the real thing.

Mini miniature golf, hole 2

•Saturday, July 10, 2010 • Leave a Comment

The summer vacation has begun and it’s time to get down to some serious modeling. Lee-Kuo modeled this all by himself and did a great job, he also set up the textures and lighting. This hole is called the bridge and we wanted to make a part of it from clear plastic but wasn’t possible, so we made it from wood. We are actually making these in wood and they look superb, take a look at the real thing on my DIY blog, until the next hole, good putting.

Popsicle stick house instructions now on youtube

•Saturday, July 3, 2010 • Leave a Comment

After a few days of animating and many hours of rendering on our new quad core 27″ iMac the instructions are now on youtube for your enjoyment. Many people have had an interest in this lovely house so I do hope they fulfill their purpose. All music was made with iPod apps from Brian Eno. Watch the videos here on Youtube.

Brio, cement mixer

•Wednesday, April 21, 2010 • 2 Comments

It has been a long time since I uploaded a piece of Brio. It is one of the old ones when the trucks were made of wood. It has been 12 years since I modeled all the Brio in Cinema, it’s amazing how time flies. Until the next Brio post, happy memories of the wooden railway.

Competition part 2

•Tuesday, March 30, 2010 • Leave a Comment

Lee-Kuo got through to the semi-finals and this is his picture after 3 hours of sitting in a classroom with his Macbook. The theme was “green energy through wind” All we can say is well done Lee-Kuo, a superb rendering which conveys the title completely. Lee-Kuo says it took one and a half hours to render and finished just in time.

DIY mini wooden speakers

•Tuesday, March 30, 2010 • Leave a Comment

These little wooden speakers were designed by my son Lee-Kuo at school. He found a pair of 10Watt 8Ω speakers and decided he wanted to build boxes for them. After he designed them we made this cinema model, then we used the 3d model as a template to build the real thing. Take a look at my DIY blog to see the real speakers. http://diyfamily.wordpress.com/