Wednesday, March 11, 2009

newsletter article holographic mapping tool

New Holographic mapping tool to be used by Group 4 Architecture
On March 9th Group 4 Architecture will be the first architecture firm to own and operate the new holographic mapping tool. The machine was designed by Paul Wall of the Peoples Champ Company, and is the first tool of its kind.
The machine works with a simple sketching tool and a vast depth/angle spreadsheet, all done on a computer. The Sketching tool is for inputting the basic outline of the building project. The user will do this for each side of the building, basement, and roof. The next part gets a little tricky however. All the depths of each nook and cranny are inputted into the depth spreadsheet. This allows the machine to automatically adjust angles and combine the building outline sketches into a basic 3-D model. After the 3-D model is complete it is then possible to add all of the exterior details and even detailed floor plans into the model. This makes it possible for the machine to show the user any angle of the project even as if the building were sliced down the middle.
Once the 3-D model is complete the user is able to use the most revolutionary part of this incredible tool, the hologram. The hologram of the building is made with an extremely complex light system. It works with the light beams refracting or bending around the existing light beams that are creating the frontal view of the building. The bent beams then refocus on the other side to create the 3-D hologram. This unique system allows for the hologram to look exactly like the finished product, including windows, building color, and the floor plan. Like the 3-D computer model the hologram model building can also be viewed as if it were sliced down the middle. This new age architectural modeling system will improve customer satisfaction and group 4’s ability to create the designers perfect project. Since this is such a revolutionary machine group 4 also thought it would be nice to share it with the public.
From March 16th to the 27th group 4 will allow anyone to come and see the new machine in action. Group 4 will be conducting business as usual but, with the privilege of having potential customers watching as designs are put into action. Although Group 4 will still be serving customers with any size architectural project in mind, only commercial projects will be put together with the holographic machine. Come on down and see what group 4 can do for you.

Joe Bailo

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Instructions by Alice Gustafson

How to draw a rose

Whether it be a job in graphic design or just for fun, you can learn how to draw a rose.


1. Draw a vertical line as direction for your stem.

2. Add triangles along the edges of the stem to each side, alternating between the two. Curve the lines of the triangles to give a better effect to each thorn.

3. Add two main banana leaves, one on each side to hold up the rose petals.

4. Draw a line with one curve starting from the stem to represent the top of a leaf. From the bottom of the line where you started the curve on the stem, draw a line with one bend that connects to the other side of the leaf. Draw a line in the middle of the leaf connecting the stem and the end of the leaf. Add three slightly curved lines, alternating each one to show the veins of the leaves. This should complete the shape of a leaf.

5. Add up to three leaves alternating from side to side.

6. Draw many of these on either side with different lengths and sizes but all connecting to the top of the stem.

7. Draw one peep shaped petal on the left side of the banana leaves.

8. Add a second petal with the similar shape of a peep on the right, but add a wider end on the top. Leave approximately a centimeter of space between the two teardrops.

9. Add a third teardrop shaped petal in the middle of the two petals. Attach it to the left petal. Do not draw the parts that are hidden by the petals in the front.

8. Draw a couple side petals peeking out from besides the bigger petals representing the buds.

9. Add one more petal in the middle connecting to the right petal. Draw the top of it with two triangles.

10. Darken the outline of the rose and color if you would like.

11. Shade a few edges to get the illusion of light shining down.

12. Color in/ Shade in the top banana leaves and color it all if you wish.