rab a seat behind Edward "Ned" Hanlan and enjoy the view of Toronto, circa 1867. My contribution to the scene was "The Bouquet", an island ferry steamer that went into service in 1866. Captain James Saulter delivered passengers to and from Centre Island every half hour during summer months.
I saw a concept sketch for this shoe on Concept Kicks' IG account and loved it. I always wanted to try my hand at modeling footwear and this was a great little exercise. My plan was to do a quick daily exercise but it turned into a rainy weekend rabbit hole.
EnvisionTO is developing The Gooderham Project for The Canada 150 and I recently joined the team. Projects like these are really fun. I have been gathering research on the distillery district in downtown Toronto with the goal of recreating the area as it was in 1867, the date of Canada's federation. We are aiming to create a VR experience where users can immerse themselves in the district as it was 150 years ago.
I wrote a little piece about my good friend, Mathew Borrett's latest artwork. It's stunning and deserves to be seen in person. Bonus: I got to help out with some of the CAD work. Check the link for more photos.
I have wanted to post about this for a while. In January 2017, I developed some training for The Foundry for industrial designers. This is crazy to me. I started learning MODO in 2013, and at the time, it seemed so vast and impossible. I wish I could go back in time to show 2013 me the trailer for my training series. I hope this is the first of many.
A few weeks ago, Adam O'Hern (author of some of my favorite MODO plugins) invited me to collaborate with him on ALL THE THINGS. His words. One of the things was writing for SolidSmack. Check out the first of hopefully many more articles.
I launched a new workshop today called 'Dynamic Products'. A lot went into making this course and I had a lot of fun doing it. I also lucked out with GarageFarm.net who offered to sponsor the farm time needed to create the rendered material in the promo.
MODO for Industrial Designers was the second iteration of the same class that was initially taught at Humber College. Students are introduced to the fundamentals of polygonal modeling and then follow a project-based learning structure with increasingly more complex assignments.
In 2016 I started teaching MODO to Industrial Design students at Humber College in Toronto, Ontario. I had been using the software for several years and found it to be an incredibly powerful tool for industrial design and I wanted to share these skills with other like minded designers.