Monday, October 7, 2013
Catch is revolutionary because it allows for people to easily generate 3D models of objects that would be difficult to build in conventional modeling software. Food, for instance, can be caught, modeled and output.123D Catch is not just a modeling tool, but it is also graphics tool. It has its own aesthetic: a smoothing of textures, distortion, and cool color-cast. Since 123D catch allows for the user to upload around 20-50 images of their object, there is a lot of room for discrepancy in form. Maybe its the lighting situation, the shadows or the backdrop that obscures the form? The 123D-4P experiment is a celebration of the weird imagery that Catch creates. I know that the software was designed to work seamlessly with digital images, but I'm going to make it harder for myself and use alternative methods of photography. I will make scans, renderings, pin-hole shots, flash photography with disposable cameras, images of shadows, and other techniques to experiment with 123D Catch.
*Animated Gifs were excessively used in the making of this presentation.First, I tried scanning. It was difficult using the computer while my hand was in the flat-bed! I did approximately 40 scans, hoping it would be sufficient for a solid Catch.
Of course, that's not always a guarantee. Comics will lose most of their value the moment you buy them, but if you're willing to put in the effort to find a buyer when you're ready to give them up, you can probably make some decent money. On the other hand, collecting things like DVDs or Blu-Rays will probably be a pure money pit.What about you? Do you pick hobbies that can bring returns on your investment? Or do you prefer to skip worrying about finances when you're having fun?Hobbies That Retain or Create Value | The Simple DollarPhoto by Roadside Guitars.
At first glance, a person might think this is a wasteful hobby. Thousands of dollars a year on comic books?
Here’s the catch: his collection is retaining at least all of the value he’s putting into it.
Just like many of us, he’s spending a lot of money each year on something that entertains him. He gets a great deal of personal enjoyment from it.
The big difference is at the end of the day, he can sell off the items he has been purchasing and not only recoup his money, but likely make a nice return on all of it.