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Buildings paper: Methods for Creating Curved Shell Structures From Sheet Materials

This paper describes some methods for producing developable surfaces with practical applications for creating useful lightweight, rigid, jig-less and elegant structural forms from sheet materials. Multiple related techniques based on the same fundamental principle can be used to generate a variety of interesting singly curved and doubly curved shapes. The system requires a minimum of specialist software, and is described in simple steps that can be followed by the reader with access to basic 3D CAD tools.

2012-10-19 12:34:56
Lotus Sculpture at Goodwood Festival of Speed

The Lotus sculpture at the Goodwood festival of Speed was in the form of a 28m high trefoil knot.

2012-07-01 12:34:56
3D Homography transform

A 2D homography is the well known ‘perspective transformation’, File::DXF contains a tool for performing a plane-preserving, collinear homography on 3D objects.

2012-06-01 12:34:56
ptomorph panorama stitching aid

The old PTStitcher tool contained a ‘morph-to-fit’ option that helps with stitching panoramas with parallax errors. This had various issues, ptomorph is a command-line tool to get better morphing with Hugin.

2012-05-01 12:34:56

Posts from 2012

2012-01-01 00:00:00
Street elevations created with Hugin

These are some Sheffield street elevations stitched from multiple photos in the Hugin panorama stitcher.

2011-10-01 12:34:56
Structural Steel Design Awards

We got a ‘Certificate of Merit’ in the Structural Steel Design Awards for the Alfa Romeo sculpture

2011-08-01 12:34:56
Jaguar sculpture at Goodwood Festival of Speed

The 2011 centrepiece sculpture at the Goodwood festival of Speed was a 27m high ‘statue’ of an e-type Jaguar car.

2011-07-01 12:34:56

Posts from 2011

2011-01-01 00:00:00
China sculpture for one million Audis

This was a temporary sculpture built for a ceremony to celebrate the millionth Audi made in China.

2010-10-01 12:34:56
Alfa Romeo sculpture at Goodwood Festival of Speed

The Alfa Romeo sculpture at the 2010 Goodwood festival of Speed was two loops of steel tube tied into a ‘bow’.

2010-07-01 12:34:56
Pannini article in New Scientist

They managed to cut my name out from the print edition, but the online version is slightly better

2010-06-26 12:34:56
CAe paper - Pannini: A New Projection for Rendering Wide Angle Perspective Images

The widely used rectilinear perspective projection cannot render realistic looking flat views with fields of view much wider than 70°. Yet 18th century artists known as ‘view painters’ depicted wider architectural scenes without visible perspective distortion …

2010-06-01 00:00:00
Sheffield Gigapixel

This is the view of Sheffield from Parkwood Springs near the ski-slope

2010-04-11 12:34:56

Posts from 2010

2010-01-01 00:00:00
Some little planets in Sheffield Pizza Express

There are a couple of my photos on the wall in the Pizza Express, Devonshire Street, Sheffield.

2009-11-24 12:34:56
Audi sculpture at Goodwood Festival of Speed

The 2009 sculpture at the goodwood festival was a steel ‘loop’ with an Audi Streamliner at one end and a modern Audi at the other.

2009-07-05 12:34:56

Posts from 2009

2009-01-01 00:00:00
Panoramas from Google in Mountain View

Some ‘little planet’ panoramas of the attendees of the 2008 Summer of Code Summit at Google headquarters in Mountain View

2008-10-26 12:34:56
Patching spherical panoramas with pafextract

This is a quick tutorial on using the pafextract and panoglview tools to patch the nadir or any other part of a panorama

2008-09-10 12:34:56
Land Rover sculpture at Goodwood Festival of Speed

The 2008 sculpture at the Festival of Speed was a 30m high steel ‘rock’

2008-08-03 12:34:56
Panorama animated with Blender

This is a spherical panorama stitched with hugin, enblend and enfuse; then exported to Blender as a lightprobe and animated.

2008-04-21 12:34:56

Posts from 2008

2008-01-01 00:00:00

Some panoramas from the 2007 Panotools meeting in Lucerne Switzerland

2007-08-16 13:12:03
Toyota sculpture at Goodwood Festival of Speed

This is the 2007 sculpture at Goodwood, it was a series of Torii gates with cars suspended between them.

2007-07-20 12:34:56
CAe paper - New methods to project panoramas for practical and aesthetic purposes

In this paper we propose the use of several geographic map projections to project a panorama into a flat surface, both for realistic purposes (where the projection can be easily accepted as a faithful representation of the original image) and for artistic purposes (where the projection is used as an artistic tool intended for the creation of an innovative interpretation of the panorama).

2007-06-29 12:34:56
SVG enblend input

enblend-mask allows the use of any filetype supported by ImageMagick as input for enblend. This is an example of using SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) as input.

2007-04-10 22:54:11
Abu Dhabi

Some QTVR panoramas from a walk around Abu Dhabi, December 2006

2007-01-20 22:02:55
Dubai Media City

Some QTVR panoramas from a walk in the park in Dubai media city, December 2006.

2007-01-14 18:08:19
Medinet Habu

A panorama of the first courtyard of Medinet Habu, Luxor Egypt, March 2002

2007-01-13 16:20:24
Barkers Pool

This is a QTVR panorama taken of the Ferris wheel put up in Barkers Pool Sheffield for XMAS 2006

2007-01-13 12:14:53

Some photos from a New Year break in Winster Derbyshire, January 2007.

2007-01-10 23:40:56

Posts from 2007

2007-01-01 00:00:00

A tool for assembling six JPEG cube faces into a QuickTime QTVR .mov file

2006-11-17 09:42:03
Panotools Meeting 2006

Some panoramas taken at the 2006 panotools meeting in Bath UK

2006-10-18 22:24:16
Enblend Mask

Scripts for working with image masks for use with the enblend program for image blending with multiresolution splines.

2006-10-17 23:03:01
Renault sculpture at Goodwood Festival of Speed

This year's sculpture was a ‘pringle’ fabric canopy over the cars.

2006-08-20 12:34:56
Whinfell Quarry garden

Whinfell Quarry garden was created at the beginning of the twentieth century in a disused Sheffield flagstone quarry. This rarely visited garden is full of mature specimen plants and trees.

2006-06-28 10:19:25
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Bruno Postle