Google does a lot of good things. Unfortunately, welcoming new developers to its primary OS is not one of them. I’ve spent the past 4-5 days developing a number of Android apps as proofs for a new project. My overall experience has been lackluster and I want to note why should I ever think about…Details
I was working in an Android app and was able to compile and run just fine for a little while. All of a sudden, the “R” constant used to reference resources turned red (unrecognized). After a decent amount of searching, I found that I had to click “Build >> Clean Project”. That did the trick,…Details
SketchUp is proving to be interesting. At some point, everyone wants to take their crude models and render them beautifully. SketchUp does not really come with the ability to render more realistic-looking scenes. For any functionality that SketchUp lacks, the norm is to search for a solution in the Extension Warehouse. Turns out that there…Details
The Problem About a month ago or so, I was looking for a way to sketch out room layout plans. Here’s what I initially found: Autodesk’s Maya / 3D Studio Max Although I have had familiarity with Maya and 3D Studio Max, I quickly eliminated them as solutions due to their ridiculously high $4000 / $2400…Details
I was recently creating a mockup and had need to draw text around a circle, like in an analog clock face. In Photoshop, this involves two things:
- Understanding that text can follow an arbitrary path.
- How to draw a circular path.
I came across a good video tutorials that covered the details:
I’m not a modeler or texturer. I’ve dabbled in it enough to understand workflows, but not practiced enough to make awesome-looking things. Evidently, with the advent of 3D modeling and 3D printing, a number of sites have popped up where people put up free 3D assets. For future reference, here is a list of the…Details
My phone started to run out of space recently. Turns out that I had a lot of photos on it taking up space. When I deleted them, I noticed that the photos would disappear from Google Drive too – not exactly what I wanted. Happens to be a way to remove the photos only from…Details
Earlier, I wrote about how to create a custom function in Google Sheets. However, have you ever wanted to use that function in a completely different Google Sheet? Turns out, it just does not magically work. Instead, you must create a separate web app, then bring it into the desired Google Sheet through use of…Details
I had a case where I wanted to subtract the corporate tax from a gross profit. If you are familiar with taxes, you might realize that it is not as simple as taking a percentage and calling it a day. Instead, you must pay a certain percentage of tax on profit up to a certain…Details