Archive for the 'e15' Category

e15 and PictureXS

Wednesday, October 24th, 2007

I wrote a few simple methods in PictureXS to let E15 request individual images from it, and used them to build the qbert staircase again, using the average color of each picture to wrap the rest of each cube around it. When the first set of geometry was loaded, I was surprised to see all the censored pictures I forgot to block from access with the simple methods I wrote, and then decided it would be more interesting to show a special censorship label for each censored picture instead of disappearing them from view. After loading PictureXS again, I found out that there are not many censored pictures, but certainly more than what I thought. Naughty people…


e15, better lights and materials

Friday, October 19th, 2007

you gotta love those normals!


e15 explores the tiny icon factory too

Friday, October 19th, 2007

I built a qbert style staircase with 2700 icons from the tiny icon factory. The icons are good building blocks to experiment with potential strategies to build virtual architectures for populating the e15 environment in the future. Complex shapes are also good to test different illumination models. Lights, materials and all that. We want to have a good control over all these resources to use them as tools to paint different subsets of large collections of data in interesting ways. The icons, for example, have names, and these names can be used to define the material of each icon. This would help to sort them visually.

All the icons in the following illustration are painted the same way, with a slightly tealish ambient color, a redish diffuse and a white and subtle specular (and infinitely faraway parallel light rays), but I could think of changing the material of all the Popeyes to spinach green, and then it would be easy to spot where the Popeyes are in the qbert staircase.


E15 Blog

Monday, October 1st, 2007

After having an incredible response from the audience when presenting E15 at the Flash Forward conference two fridays ago with John, we decided to start the E15 blog to report on the status of the E15 project. A good explanation of what the project is about can be found here. Please let us know if you have any questions.

The following is a screenshot of Buza’s navigation on his own multiple webpage layout:



Thursday, September 13th, 2007

Top Secret. Coming Soon. E15.