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IceCalibre

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IceCalibre last won the day on September 18 2011

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  1. IceCalibre

    Material Properties

    Uh... isn't it your job to look it up / experiment it out? And given that it's a fairly common material, let me Google that for you.
  2. IceCalibre

    Tea Light Holder

    I'm voting concept 2, if that's what you're after. That sharp curved line is elegant, I think, v. the amorphous blob variation. Nice material - will look cool with a flickering candle's light.
  3. IceCalibre

    Product/industrial Designers Needed!

    Jimmy, from the sounds of it, you aren't very serious. If you truly wanted to start a proper company, you'd put in the appropriate money to hire the proper people and pay them for their investment into the unknown - this sort of spec work is rarely a good solution to find real talent. You get what you pay for, and in this case, that isn't much... Best of luck, but I would strongly recommend you reconsider your proposition.
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    Used To Determine All

    I prefer pencil, but I try not to let that limit me. Pens are super handy for some styles, and of course markers have their place. But for most things? pencil.
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    Creative Quotations!

    "If we both think exactly the same, one of us isn't needed here." - on design team diversity. "Being good is harder than being original." - actually a paraphrase, I think it's Corbu originally. "Less, but better." - That's Dieter Rams, but I liked the Einstein one above about simplicity; same idea. "I didn't have time to write you a short letter, so I wrote you a long one instead." - some old author, I'm too lazy to Google. Same intent as above, it's really hard to make things simple and effective, so we tend to make them overly complicated. "Any product that requires an instruction manual is poorly designed." - a saying we use in design school. Be intuitive. Stay awesome.
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    Fw Sidewinder

    Hey Mark, I like the idea. The front end / side fenders seem inspired by the Minority Report Lexus, which is always a classic design. I've written (ranted) some more on the general idea of small cars over on the Acrylo Blog which might be of some interest to you. Awesome work, either way. -Brennan
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    Audi E Tron

    The model itself looks good, now I'd work on a nice metallic car paint shader and get some nice studio lighting in there to really pop the render realism. Stay awesome, Brennan Letkeman
  8. IceCalibre

    Which Is The Best Software For Logo Making ?

    It depends a lot on what you're looking for in a logo. CorelDRAW is a vector program like Adobe's Illustrator, which is commonly used for logo design. Some people swear by Adobe Photoshop because although it's vector tools are weaker, it has other benefits in the raster end of things. Adobe products tend to be really expensive, though, so if you've already got Corel you're best off using that and saving the money. They results won't be too drastically different. I mean, you can use MS Paint if you'd really like, or draw it on paper and scan it in. Stay Awesome, -Brennan
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    Sketching Software?

    I don't see any reason why you couldn't achieve similar results in Sketchbook, but a tablet is highly advised. If not, draw with good ol' fashioned pens and paper and then scan it. You can find some excellent drawing tutorials by Spencer Nugent over at IDsketching. It's not necessarily Sketchbook, but drawing is drawing; the program is more personal workflow preference than anything. Stay awesome
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    New Sketch, Opinions?

    Looks good! It seems from the other sketches that you can cover a fairly wide range of styles which is beneficial; everyone has a different look they prefer. If you're going to school for this sort of thing you'll probably pick up that certain professors like certain styles - sometimes you can use this to your advantage. The perspective on the wheels and things look mostly spot on, but on a few the car body geometry is a little bit lopsided. Minor things, keep sketching and working the little kinks out. You seem to be figuring it out, there is a difference between what I assume are older and newer sketches. I'd say you're on your way for portfolio pieces. The website might be pruned a bit (taking out older, weaker sketches etc.) and perhaps professionalized (statements like "That's all folks" seem a wee too casual). Keep sketching, you're on your way.
  11. What people fail to realize is that there is an ideal design - a layout of things that are optimal for doing that task. It isn't a "rip off"

  12. I'm on team Muji for this one.

  13. Is considering a rebrand to overtake the one I made when I was in grade 5 and (embarrassingly) still using to an extent.

  14. Word of the day: dirigible. A word I've always known but have never used in a sentence.

  15. I'll never understand why, to this day, architects have some of the worst websites ever to navigate. Second only to artists, who are insane.

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