Author Archives: craigbic

Some more Sketchup & Kerkythea Images

Here are some examples of the power of Sketchup Pro and Kerkythea. Here I have some hardware: screws, nuts, wing bolts, etc… that I modeled completely in Sketchup Pro from scratch and rendered in Kerkythea using my own custom-created High … Continue reading

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ERCO releases new 2008 DIALux plugin

ERCO has released their entire lighting products catalog as a plugin for DIALux available as a download or you may request a DVD. All ULD planning data is included as well as 3D models for the luminaires. If anybody uses … Continue reading

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I’m back once again!

Whewwww! Finally, I have sent my companies catalog off to our designer after months of compiling data, creating technical illustrations from scratch, coordinating a 3-day photoshoot, writing dozens of applications notes, and countless hours of Photoshopping! 8) NOW, I can … Continue reading

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STICKY: DIAL is looking for you to make DIALux better

I really do apologize for the delay in posting to this blog, I have been involved in a blitz of graphic work, photoshoots, and catalog design for my company. 😆 I’m back now and I have a very interesting development … Continue reading

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STICKY: After the tone DIALux

I’m getting lots of traffic due to my DIALux article and I see a lot of search terms that include “DIALux” in them and there is certainly a lot of clicking on outbound links for DIALux but I haven’t heard … Continue reading

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STICKY: DIALux Tutorial Anyone?

Still getting lots of traffic about DIALux and a lot of comments. Keep them coming, I and the rest of the DIALux community want to hear from you. Has anybody…..and I mean ANYBODY out there stumbled across a tutorial on … Continue reading

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Another Sketchup & Kerkythea Image

Here is another example of the power of Google Sketchup Pro 6 and Kerkythea as it pertains to lighting. This is an concept OEM LED Undercabinet lighting fixture that my company, International Light Technologies is manufacturing for a customer (the … Continue reading

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You mean a daylight planner ISN’T a little book I schedule my appointments in?!?!?

Here is a terrific yet brief article about what exactly daylight planning is and what a daylight planner does as it refers to architecture (not how your family spends April vacation 🙂 . Think of it as a quick primer … Continue reading

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Design Project Organization Software

If you’re a designer who works predominantly on digital projects (graphic designer, illustrator, lighting designer, photographer, etc..) and you have Microsoft Access 2002 or better and are struggling with organizing your projects (as I do frequently), then you might want … Continue reading

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How LED lighting can save on costs and help the environment

Harking back to a topic I posted earlier on this blog about LED replacement lamps for amusement park rides or lack thereof I thought you might find a recently published article from Funworld Magazine in which I was quoted interesting. … Continue reading

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