T-Shirt Design Software: 3 Options & Approaches

Almost every brand, website or even individual has a custom t-shirt. It’s one of the best ways to promote a product, message or just a cool design. But where do you start? Do you need t-shirt design software to get your creative idea on a shirt? Let’s compare a few options. Today, we’re going to explore three different approaches to t-shirt design (from beginner to advanced), as well as three different ways to get your design from the computer to a wearable format. For each of these, we’ll look at a software option that can help get you started. T-Shirt Design for Beginners If you are designing a t-shirt for the first time or just need a quick fix, a tool that does everything might be the best option. While this approach can cost a little more on a per-shirt basis, it is a good entryway into t-shirt design. Look Read the full article…

How To Build An Endless Runner Game In Virtual Reality (Part 2)

How To Build An Endless Runner Game In Virtual Reality (Part 2) How To Build An Endless Runner Game In Virtual Reality (Part 2) Alvin Wan 2019-03-13T12:00:35+01:002019-03-14T11:04:50+00:00 In Part 1 of this series, we’ve seen how a virtual reality model with lighting and animation effects can be created. In this part, we will implement the game’s core logic and utilize more advanced A-Frame environment manipulations to build the “game” part of this application. By the end, you will have a functioning virtual reality game with a real challenge. This tutorial involves a number of steps, including (but not limited to) collision detection and more A-Frame concepts such as mixins. Demo of the final product Prerequisites Just like in the previous tutorial, you will need the following: Internet access (specifically to glitch.com); A Glitch project completed from part 1. (You can continue from the finished product by navigating to https://glitch.com/edit/#!/ergo-1 and Read the full article…

The legendary and indescribable Dwarf Fortress goes non-ASCII and non-free for the first time

Among the growing field of indie games, one truly stands alone: Dwarf Fortress. The unbelievably rich and complex and legendarily user-unfriendly title has been a free staple of awe and frustration for years. But the developers, in a huge shift to the status quo, have announced that the game will not only soon have a paid version on Steam — it’ll have… graphics. It may be hard for anyone who isn’t already familiar with the game and community to understand how momentous this is. In the decade and a half this game has been in active, continuous development, perhaps the only thing that hasn’t changed about the game is that it is a maze for the eyes, a mess of alphanumerics and ASCII-based art approximating barrels, dwarves, goblins, and dozens of kinds of stone. You know in The Matrix where they show how the world is made up of a Read the full article…

Twitch streamer Ninja reportedly earned $1 million for promoting Apex Legends launch

When Electronic Arts’ battle royale shooter Apex Legends surprise-launched early last month, it seemed like the entire gaming community started paying attention at once. Part of the reason for the immediate surge in interest was that EA paid top Twitch streamers to promote the game. And, in fact, one of those streamers, Fortnite extraordinaire Tyler “Ninja” Blevins, may have earned as much as $1 million for doing so, according to Reuters. Ninja’s live-streaming and social media promotions helped Apex Legends gain traction among his 13.6 million-plus Twitch followers, as well as his Twitter following of over 4 million and Instagram audience of over 13.2 million. Now, an anonymous source tells Reuters that his efforts were reportedly… Read the full article…

The interactive Syfy project Eleven Eleven will make you want to watch the same story six times

When Netflix debuted Black Mirror: Bandersnatch late last year, it put a spotlight on interactive storytelling outside the traditional gaming industry. Bandersnatch’s “choose your own adventure” format is one method of telling these interactive stories. For another flavor, you could try Syfy’s Eleven Eleven: a virtual and augmented reality project that premiered at SXSW this week and will get a limited release in May. Eleven Eleven is a series of six interlocking stories set during the last 11 minutes and 11 seconds of life on a planet called Kairos Linea, which is about to be bombed into oblivion while its corporate overlords escape to a space station. Each story follows a different resident of a small spaceport: there’s the cyborg… Read the full article…

Hyper Light Drifter developers announce next game, Solar Ash Kingdom

It’s been three years since the release of indie classic Hyper Light Drifter, and today developer Heart Machine has revealed its next title: a new game called Solar Ash Kingdom, which got an early teaser trailer over at IGN. Details are slim on the new title, but the teaser trailer does show off a new 3D art style that’s a radical change from the crisp pixel art of Hyper Light Drifter. Some things, though, never change, and Solar Ash Kingdom appears to be sticking to the same cyan and pink color scheme that the team’s first game used. And of course, there’s a mysterious character wielding a glowing energy blade against a giant, monstrous foe. Plus, what little Heart Machine is showing off does look absolutely gorgeous, almost like what… Read the full article…

How can designers deal with plagiarism?

“Good artists copy, great artists steal.” It’s a quote that’s often attributed to Pablo Picasso, and has famously inspired the likes of Steve Jobs. But while it’s a memorable zinger, the line touches on a prevalent issue in the design industry: where do we draw the line between a coincidence, or imitation, and outright plagiarism? Plagiarism isn’t a new problem for designers, but the internet seems to bring more opportunities for pointing fingers (or Tweets) at possible copycat designs. With even the most obscure source material being dredged up on social media, and rightfully defended if a new piece of work emerges that bears more than a passing resemblance, there’s more pressure than ever for creatives and brands to play fair. In this day and age when news – and accusations – spread like wildfire, it’s also a lot more embarrassing and potentially reputation damaging if you are caught out. 66 Read the full article…

Fix accessibility fails with this free audit tool from Microsoft

If you’re building sites or apps, accessibility is something you really need to think about, if only so that you can maximise the audience for your work. All too often, though, designers and developers either leave it too late to approach accessibility properly, or they’re simply not sure about the right way to do accessibility, and end up getting it wrong. However a new free tool from Microsoft has arrived that makes it easy to give your site an accessibility audit, identify any problems and fix them – often in under five minutes. It’s called Accessibility Insights and it’s available now in two flavours: a Chrome extension for checking web apps and sites, and a standalone Windows version for fixing Windows apps. And we’re pretty sure it could quickly become one of your go-to web design tools. Accessibility Insights provides a quick and easy accessibility fix The web version of Read the full article…

What’s New in Postcards 2.8?

You’re reading What’s New in Postcards 2.8?, originally posted on Designmodo. If you’ve enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on Twitter, Facebook, Google+! Normally we don’t write about product updates between versions, but this time we decided to tell you about Postcards 2.8 because it contains new features requested based on your requests. After the release of transaction modules, we focused on product … Read the full article…

Microsoft’s Wireless Display App Streams PC Games to Your Xbox One

Microsoft has updated its Wireless Display app and it now allows for PC games to be directly streamed to an Xbox One. The free Wireless Display app, which was originally available on the Surface Hub, is now available for all Xbox One owners and it can stream PC or Android devices to the console that can be controlled by an Xbox One controller. Read the full article…

The Division 2 Review in Progress: A Quick Check-In

Progress Update: I’m currently level 27, and endgame is in sight! I’ve been enjoying an increase in the frequency of high-end drops and my overall impression are still positive. If anything, The Division 2 has become even more enjoyable since my last update. It’s been nice to get a few weapons that can challenge the almighty assault rifle and sniper rifle archetypes, and enemy encounter variety continues to excite. More tomorrow! After the first day of The Division 2 I’m sitting at level 18, which means I’m more than halfway through the initial leveling progression – but hopefully have experienced much less than half of the content this shared-world sequel has to offer, because that would be disappointing. The Division 2 has already succeeded in many areas where the original faltered, and as a result my impressions so far are largely positive. Gunplay is punchier, enemies are more mechanically diverse, loot Read the full article…