Category Archives: Projects

Paint bottle shaker for Poly-Scale bottles

A simple 3D-printable paint bottle holder for the now-defunct Poly-Scale paint bottles. It attaches with a small clamp (also 3D-printable) to a jigsaw blade using two 4-40 screws and nuts. I know, some people like their paints stirred as opposed to shaken, oh well. Although the holder provides a snug fit, the rubber band on the photo is for ‘insurance’. The small recess in the clamp part is for the jigsaw blade to slip into, as seen on the photo. Once the blade is in, tighten the nuts…get it at thingiverse and give it a shake!


Synthesis of textures and bump maps of tiled surfaces – Part I

First of a three-part series about generating texture and bump maps representing tiled surfaces for use in rendering of computer generated imagery. The method is based on real-life tile layouts coupled with color generation using  various noise functions. The article was written in the form of a tutorial, where the usage of each parameter is described along with the generated texture maps and renderings. Find the article in the Projects section or read it HERE.

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