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WebWalker 1.5

WebWalker’s had a bum leg for a month, but we’re on the mend and here’s the proof. Web 2.0 Overboard: If you haven’t had enough of the wired/tired/expired Web 2.0 craze, here’s two gems that will knock you out (for better or worse). Check out the Web 2.0 Logo Creatr for all your missing-e and […]

Web Walkr 1.5Exhibit FilesDecklink IntensityPhotoshop Scripting

WebWalker’s had a bum leg for a month, but we’re on the mend and here’s the proof.

  • Web 2.0 Overboard: If you haven’t had enough of the wired/tired/expired Web 2.0 craze, here’s two gems that will knock you out (for better or worse). Check out the Web 2.0 Logo Creatr for all your missing-e and reflection needs. And if that logo is just a little too flickr-y for you, check out this grid of Web 2.0′d logos from Jean Claude Attituder. (via Fallon Planning Blog)
  • Seb Chan at Fresh + New beat us to the punch discussing ExhibitFiles, a new social networking site for museum pros. Jim Spadaccini explains the concept:

    As a community, we sometimes redesign the wheel as there is no central place for us to find out about the best (and the worst?) practices in exhibit development. This issue is becoming more urgent as many of the exhibit designers who were active in the 1970s and 1980s are beginning to retire. Over the years, important exhibition development information is lost or stored within a museum where it can’t be easily shared with the larger community.

    ExhibitFiles is more targeted at science and history museums, but there is still a large potential for use by certain types of professionals within art institutions as well.

  • One of my favorite blogs, Create Digital Motion, has a great review of the Blackmagic Intensity, which lets you connect one computer’s DVI video output to another machine as a HDMI input. I don’t see any uses for NMI right now, but it is something that VJs are certainly interested in, because mixing HD can be a very expensive proposition. This thing is only , and shows up as a quicktime compatible source.
  • I’ve recently been playing with scripting Adobe Photoshop, which isn’t as daunting as it sounds. I had some experience with scripting Adobe Illustrator several years ago, but at the time Photoshop didn’t have the fancy javascript abilities that Illustrator did. Overall the scriptability is very powerful; there are few things you can’t manipulate programmatically, and with scripts you have far more control than actions. Two useful resources for me so far have been PS-Scripts.com, a great community for photoshop scripting, and the PS-scripts project, which provides an extended library of utilities.

    If you’ve got photoshop CS2, the Scripting folder in your install has all kinds of goodies to learn from (the pdfs in your install are not copy protected like the web versions). And Adobe’s ExtendScript Toolkit app is actually useful for writing and debugging the scripts. I hope to post more on scripting Photoshop (and After Effects?) in the future.