In my never ending quest to make life difficult for myself, I ran into a difficulty with iOS rotation animations. I could be entirely wrong about this — it’s been known to happen — but there seems to be a default device-orientation animation that iOS plays when switching from portrait to landscape, for instance. It rotates the SKScene using a .scaleMode such as .aspectFit which, I guess, is okay for some purposes. The thing is, for the life of me, I couldn’t find a way to replace that animation with one I preferred more. I could find no shortage of ways to add more animations on top of it, but no way to right out replace it.
Now it’s using SprikeKit instead of text labels. This gives me the ability to animate the background and add celebratory particle effects galore, Going through several product names. Currently it’s Finga Timekeeper. They can’t all be gems.
There’s a process to these things. Iterate, iterate, iterate. Stop iterating and ship the product. Start anew on the next project with a light heart and lessons learned.
About A Bot
The Timebot is finished.
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Combine the following themes:
- Unity Day,
- Earth Day,
- Saving One Addict at a Time.
Render a graphic design suitable for flyers and silk screening onto merchandise.
What am I? Job?
A sandwich from Duckduckgo image search, traced and colored in Pixelmator.
Personalized Credit Card
The bank has personalized credit cards now. They print up the card with a photo of your choice, either from their gallery or from an upload. Their guidelines are for a 840 by 840 pixel image but that’s a little bit confusing. They don’t seem to post any guidelines on the correct proportional sizing for a background image which shouldn’t be square, but instead rectangular.
No matter. This cropped fine onto the credit card. Which I can’t go back and review anymore for some reason. So no screen shot. My bad.
Seattle International Narcotics Anonymous Convention (SINAC) 2017 had an opening for a graphic designer. I’m volunteering to do the work and this is my introduction piece. It combines a variation on the Seattle Mariner’s logo with the organization’s logo, spelling out the SINAC acronym.
Arts and Warcraft
A test render of a wood paneling skin for a tractor trailer in Euro Truck Simulator 2.
I worked on my resume this morning. Instead of having a bad attitude about it, I decided to have a little bit of fun with it.
Ralph’s Concrete Pumping!
The Ralph’s logo on the side of the white cab was half covered in shadow, so I couldn’t flip it in place. I took the Ralph’s logo off the side of the pumper which was on a green background. That’s okay, you can see me slowly erasing the green background.