December 6th, 2011



Just a quick reminder that the Book Launch for "Ask Dr. Eldritch Volume #2 Why Does My Monster Hate Me?" is tonight (Tuesday, December 6, 2011) at the Willamette Writers Annual Book Faire! Go to the Old Church (1422 SW 11th) on at 7:00pm! Admission is free. Refreshments will be served. I'll be signing books, and around 7:30ish, I'll do a 5-minute reading.* See you there?

Also: Here's one of my current projects; making a floorplan of my studio apartment in my 3D Interior Design application, in preparation for refurnishing. It's not an easy tool to work with, but these screenshots might make you think, "Hey, that looks just like Evan's place if you removed everything but the coffeemaker!" And you'd be right!

Looking North (Click to enlarge)
Evan's studio North view

Looking South (Click to enlarge)
Evan's studio South view

I've had to trick the software to make it do some things that it doesn't want to do. For example, it doesn't understand having two types of flooring in one room, so the linoleum of the entrance and the kitchen area is done by making the whole floor linoleum, then covering the carpeted area in large "area rugs". This may hinder me later, since the app will allow you to set furniture on an area rug, but then you can't move it. So I may have to switch back to having the full room carpeted and making the linoleums out of area rugs.

Also, it doesn't understand multi-height ceilings, so the air duct that runs across the room is actual a painting that's 12' thick, with the frame painted to match the walls. (Which amuses me a lot.)

As soon as I have some screenshots of the New and Improved Furnishing Design, I'll let you know!

* In all honesty, there really isn't much chance of a wardrobe malfunction, so if you're going just because of what I said in an earlier post, you will probably be disappointed. Just so you know.