Monday, March 4, 2013

New blog for you to check out.  It's still new, but there is a collection of inspirational thoughts regarding life and health.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Cool Kickstarter project to use Trekking Poles as tripod stands for your digital camera or phone.

Polepod: The missing 10% that transforms the hiking, ski, or tent poles you already have into a functional tripod

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

ScanCard Systems

The Card system is a staple of my todo system... however they went away for about 5 years.  And now they ARE BACK!  Read a full review of the system I wrote several years back.

Check out a great review over at DIY
Buy them here.
or buy them and a nice leather organizer here.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Interior Computer Rendering - Photo Realistic

- Interior computer rendering with an Painted Style process applied to the image. The next image shows an artistic style applied to this rendering.
- An interesting thing is you can see how I struggled with this very model about a year ago using Twilight Rendering Engine. Twilight was (and still is) a very powerful rendering software, however I could never seem to get images that were nicely lighted... like I can now! KAPOW!

- Modeled with Sketchup and rendered with Shaderlight.
- Post work with Photoshop and Topaz Labs.
- Image is Copyrighted.

About Patrick Hoesly:
I’m a graphic illustrator, specializing in architectural illustrations and graphic design. I work with Game Designers, Architects, Interior Designers, and Landscape Architects, to help them visualize and sell their projects…. Basically, I get paid to play!!! Cool, Huh?
See more of my work at,

Shaderlight V2.4 Released

ARTVPS, makers of Shaderlight, has just released the next point version of their flagship rendering software.  Version 2.4 is expected to reduce memory requirements and improve rendering speeds.

"Users of Shaderlight can now render faster and more efficiently, thanks to the release of version 2.4 of the leading interactive and intuitive rendering plug-in to SketchUp.
Available to download from today, this latest update to Shaderlight delivers dramatically improved export and rendering performance to users when rendering complex components such as trees from 3D Warehouse or using Replace Me functionality.  In tests, Shaderlight 2.4 has reduced memory usage up to 90%."
  ZooBoing Illustrations will do a test of the new software and will report its findings here.  Stay tuned!