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bio website lifesine.eu
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...is interested in Art & Technology and the blend between the two.
Currently dabs with creative coding tools (Processing/MaxMSP/OpenFrameworks/Arduino/Kinect/etc.), enjoys scripting apps(Illustrator/Flash/After Effects/C4D/Blender) and has a lot of experience with actionscript.
Works on interesting projects at Hirsch&Mann,Technology Will Save Us and as a teaching assistant for the Adaptive Architecture and Computation course at The Bartlett,UCL.


Studie(s)d Creative Computing at Goldsmiths College, University of London.
Studie(s)d Adaptive Architecture & Computation at The Bartlett/UCL
Rarely posts on vimeo,blog, flickr and github.
...and yes, he thinks writing at the 3rd person is a bit odd..


Jul
5
comment Flash to Illustrator CC conversion… possible?
I haven't used Flash in a while, but I used to...a LOT...on a daily basis. It's a shame FXG doesn't work, I remember using it with CS6 and even gradients were nicely supported. The new Flash CC should support SVG export which you can open/edit with Illustrator. I'm not 100% sure all features will be supported (as Flash can implement drawing methods Illustrator doesn't). Alternatively, could you try uploading a swf of your drawing here and see if the SWF comes out correctly ?
Apr
10
comment Merging separate paths in Illustrator
ha...never used this tool before, nice(+1)!
Mar
21
comment Convert Primitive to Path using SVG format in Illustrator
just tested: much much simpler than my approach :) Thank's for the tip, quite handy! Sometimes I need to load designs in Processing and make them interactive. If elements are SVG paths, then I can easily check if the mouse coordinates lie inside them.
Mar
11
comment In Adobe Illustrator, I need to combine multiple compound paths and paths into a single object or shape
is this related to scripting illustrator or simply using it's interface ?
Mar
10
comment How do you make separate layers after using the Polar Grid Tool in Adobe Illustrator
object > expand appearance
Jan
14
comment Advice on batch exporting sections of an image
That's awesome! Thanks a lot! It is a lot faster :) I've tweaked a bit to do 2 more things: flatten layers, fetch layer[0] (instead of "Background"), and when storing unit preferences, I also store the history state, so I can restore the document to what it was before script manipulation.
Jan
11
comment Advice on batch exporting sections of an image
I've updated the question and included my script (which works only on this setup (would fail on different image sized/setups). My question is if this is the fastest way to tackle this. The current script works but is very slow(takes hours to complete). I know it's a large image I'm working with, but maybe there's a better way ?
Jan
10
comment Photoshop CS6 export to RGB 565 format
That's exactly what I was looking for. Thanks!
Jan
10
comment Advice on batch exporting sections of an image
Thanks! You can see quarter of the grid here. I'm only exporting the black squares as individual jpgs. This process will repeat with different content on the same layout/specs.
Jan
9
comment Advice on batch exporting sections of an image
It's a diagonal grid actually (like a grid with space between rows and column but every other row is offset a bit and thus alternating) - I've worked out the arithmetic for creating the selection already
Apr
24
comment How to calculate the best type colour for a random background colour?
I was considering converting from RGB to CIE XYZ or L*a*b*. I might offer both options in the end. Nice answer (+1)
Apr
17
comment How to calculate the best type colour for a random background colour?
Pretty simple and pretty effective. I've played with a few options and the brightness threshold works nicely as you can see in the updated sketch. Instructions are in the comments on the left. If I have time I might want try playing with different colour spaces (like convert to L*a*b* and play with the components), but for now this does the job nice and simple.
Apr
17
comment How to calculate the best type colour for a random background colour?
(+1) thanks for the test, that's helpful :)
Apr
16
comment How to calculate the best type colour for a random background colour?
cool, I'll give this a shot
Feb
17
comment How do you create squared big pixel texture like this in photoshop?
Can you please be more specific ? What exactly do you mean by big pixel texture ?
Feb
6
comment Adobe Flash CS6 won't Export Animated Gif - How do on the main timeline?
Use Export Movie not Export Image and choose the Animated GIF format from the list (which should include quicktime/swf/etc.), but you don't have much control over quality/dithering which is horrible. For bet quality results, John's advice is the best.
Feb
6
comment What do you call these infographic icons?
+1 This is most interesting. Nicely documented Dawg!
Nov
24
comment Exporting a 3d extruded shape to SVG from Illustrator produces horrible plane joins
nice and clean solution +1
Oct
26
comment how to import vectors from fireworks to illustrator
@Scott almost. Flash and Fireworks have a long history together: you can import/paste from a Fireworks png and the vectors will be preserved
Sep
29
comment How can I export a flash file to a gif format without losing quality?
Flash doesn't export nice looking .gif files. You can try to export your animation as a PNG sequence then open that as a sequence in Fireworks(frames will be added automatically) and export an animated .gif from there. You'll have more control (over image(number of colours) and animation(repeats,timing)) for gif export. Another alternative that comes to mind is to use the AS3 GIF Encoder library to export a decent gif via code, but that's handy if you're comfortable programming in actionscript 3