VisioAutomation.VDX 1.1.0 Released  

This release of VisioAutomation.VDX simplifies the process of initially creating the VDX Drawing object and the process of saving it to VDX format.

To create a new Drawing object using the default (built-in) template

using VA = VisioAutomation;

var template = new VA.VDX.Template();
var doc = new VA.VDX.Elements.Drawing(template);

To create a new Drawing object using your own template:

string xml = System.IO.File.ReadAllText( “somefile.vdx” );
var template = new VA.VDX.Template( xml );
var doc = new VA.VDX.Elements.Drawing(template);

To save as a VDX file

doc.Save( “output.vdx” );


The Creation of a Typface: FF Quixo

It's not common that you'll get a sense of the work it takes to create a typeface. We are in luck however, because via this post on Behance you can explore the process Frank Grießhammer used in designing FF Quixo.

So now you can see how much work it is to go from this:



To this:



Microsoft Research: Automated video looping with progressive dynamism  

Oh, just watch the video ….

My favorite line from the video “Sometimes the video loop is visually plausible but semantically incorrect”.


And then try it yourself:

And if you are more curious you can read the paper:



Interlude: A Doo-wop cover of Miley Cyrus's "We Can't Stop"  

Sometimes covers are far, far, better




More about (Photoshop) Blend Modes than You ever wanted to know  

Sparked by an interesting Hacker News thread recently –  if you need to implement blend modes or understand technically what is going on then you'll find these useful.

Photshop Blend Modes Explained

Insight into Photoshop 7.0 Blending Modes

Let’s Learn Math: Photoshop Blend Modes

Photoshop Blend Mode Math


Obligatory Wikipedia Link



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