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  1. Hey guys Anyone here works in packaging designing plastic blister packs?
  2. Hi All! I just have a small question: If you work for a company and you create designs and work on some other designs, which were created by your co - workers or sent in by clients, can you include those designs in your portfolio? Because I am trying to find a better paying job, and need to beef up my portfolio with some professional work. and am fairly confident there were some standard agreements before hiring that said that all designs are subject to non - disclosure and such stuff. Can you get in trouble if you include them in your portfolio and show to other potential employers if you add some of the graphics that you have created at home not for a client? Also discussing this with my company is out of the question, because, obviously I don't want to let them know I am looking around. Which course of action would be the best in current situation.
  3. How do you render Clear Plastic around some colored objects on a white background with Photoworks/Photoview?
  4. 18 months is not enough time in this business to get the experience you need for most design management roles. It's not really something additional education will give you as much as it is on the job experience and proving you have leadership skills. Even if you went back to get an MBA, most programs require several years of experience before applying. If you're less than 2 years out of school you have to ask the question "what makes me a better manager than any of these other people?" if you're just getting tired of doing the design grunt work, it's probably a bigger sign that you need a change of pace from your current job, not necessarily a management role. If there are other jobs you think you can apply for that have more senior roles and you think you are ready for them, consider switching jobs. Otherwise just work harder at your own job to show leadership skills and hope that you get recognition for it. Work in your current job, try to get some leadership skills online, take up extra additional tasks, and look at the requirements of leader ship positions, after you get enough years, apply for one and win!
  5. Hi! Can you recommend which is the good trackball that has a lot of bind - able buttons for shortcut commands and the sensor isn't too picky when it comes to mouse surfaces. Low price and comfort is a plus! Used for Artios CAD and Windows XP SP3.
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    Recommend Me A Good Trackball For Cad!

    I just need the advantage of having LOTS of buttons. Plus trackball requires less movement of the hand. I the fact that the Logitech trackball that you linked comes loaded with buttons but it would be annoying to switch batteries with the comp @ work. I wonder does it come in wired version?
  7. I think nintendo DS is less powerful than laptop, so if laptop "doesn't cut it" for you I doubt nintendo DS will. The Graphics are like on my phone. BTW correct me if I'm wrong but rendering 3d scenes is done with CPU not your video card.
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    Designstudio Select

    How do u use Select with marquee to transforms something when you are using StudioTools 13 in a DesignStudio Mod using Paint workfolw?
  9. Hi I was wondering how do you get reflection maps to display in Imagestudio? I chose shiny reflective material then set image as a reflection map but it doesn't show up!
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    Good And Bad Sketches

    I had a question: did you ever had that feeling that you can't get the sketch to look really good, and you keep trying and it just keeps looking not the way you envision it? Should you move on and try to do different sketches or keep trying to get that 1 looking just right? I am asking this becuse sometimes it can take like 10 do - overs and you still can't get the sketch to look the way you want and you have to move on because there is other stuff too and the time is limited?
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    Learning How To Draw

    I think you have great countour skill. However I wouldn't call these "sketches", they feel like finished drawings, even the ones you labeled sketches feel like drawings with added messy lines. Also I think that you have too high difference between min and max radius set for the program u use to sketch (I duno if u use StuidioTools or other program), your line gets washed up in the middle and you can't see what's going on.
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    Alias Sketchbook Pro

    I use Studiotools it doesn't wash out when u rotate
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    Alias Sketchbook Pro

    Are you make sure you are rotating the canvas not just the lines?
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    Drawer Vs. SketchĂȘur

    OK most companies say they prefer designer to clean up their sketch to present it to clients, however there's a certain point when the sketch, becomes not, in fact, such! If you clean it up completeley it's going to loose all of its' "sketchiness" and technically become a drawing more - so than a sketch! So should you make sure every time a person is talking about "sketches" to differentiate between actual sketches and presentation drawings?
  15. I had a question: if the tablet is 9x12 and I use widescreen monitor (1920x1200 res) should I pick options to disable part of thetablet area?
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    Braun Vs Apple

    Running Solidworks or PC program on a PC is more simple than re - booting every time you need to run it.
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    Braun Vs Apple

    but that's just stupid people willing to pay more for shiny exterior and apple brand equity :-) I'm not so stupid lol if you just paint computer silver color and put shiny logo I'm not gonna pay $100's more for it! Marketing department at Apple is doing great job because they can fool people like you to buy a mac by making it all pretty but inside it's same
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    Braun Vs Apple

    but wouldn't a pc with exact same specs able to do same?
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    Braun Vs Apple

    How come mac go for 7 years with no upgrade and pc only 1 year? Don't they use exact same component inside? CRT blue design would not be a hit today everyone use LCD screen and save desk space.
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    Braun Vs Apple

    I think Braun is more simplistic (in a good way) than Apple is. I don't know I just have that feeling that Apple uses some features that are questionable, where as Braun is function to the max. I thnk the main issue here is the reasoning for design. Is it nessesary to put all the components of a comuter into 1 perma - sealed box? It's small but you can't upgrade it, so when time comes and it will become outdated just throw the whole thing away and buy a new one! Or those "handle" looking things on the tower box of Apple: I'm not sure if they carry function or not, looks like it just for aesthetics! "Not good" -Dieter Rams probably would say. In his principals of good design the principle #4 of Good design: "Good design displays the logical structure of a product; it's form follows its function" Also one of the main principals behind Braun design is timeless and appealing to people who like function not fashion. One of the key principals of Brown philosophy told by Eichler: "...Products made not for show windows, loud and obrusive eye catchers, but, rather produts that one can live with for a long, long time." I'm afraid ipod is the total oppoisite of that: it was the accessory totally obsessed with fashion, look all the ads people dance with black silouette, etc.. And now it has reach maturity the fashion isn't so fashionable any more when you see everyone including all the janitors etc. using ipod, so the point is some of Apple products not so "timeless", and Apple just keep release product line extension to keep it alive like ipods with built in touch screen or video conferencing, etc.. That's important difference between the design of 2 companies: 2 Different Philosophies.
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    Wacom + Widescreen = ?

    I'm losing 1.5" off of the bottom now, but the top is definately less then that. Tere's approx. .5" left till the end of tabelet when the cursor runs off the screen.
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    Wacom + Widescreen = ?

    11 x 9 it doesn't seem like widescreen its' aspect ratio is less than 9x12... The only one I know that is widescreen is 6x11. I have changed the setting to force proportions and the "circle test" works fine now. Does it mean the issue is gone or I have to buy another tablet?
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    Wacom + Widescreen = ?

    O.K. I load up Microsoft Paint and draw a circle arround a cap from the vitamins bottle and it was distorted. Then I select "force proportions" option and now it seems to fix this issue. I tried drawing circle in both Paint and StudioTools seems fine now.
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    Need = Tabelet Have = $250

    6x11 doesn't meet the correct aspect ratio either: the aspect ratio of such a tabelet is, in essence, 1.83, whilst the aspect ratio of a WUXGA widescreen is 1.60 or (16:10) or if you take a standard North American HDTV it's still 1.88, which is closer but still not quite it + consider the fact that most people are going to use the tabelet with the computer screen not the TV screen.

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