Tuesday
Sep102013

Chart of Display Resolutions by Aspect Ratio  

This chart simply groups common display disolutions by their aspect ration. The data comes from this wikipedia article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Display_resolution

The raw Visio (VSDX) and PDF files are here: http://sdrv.ms/15OJZDk

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Raw data from wikipedia s of Sept 10 2013

Most common display resolutions in the first half of 2012
Acronym Aspect ratio Width (px) Height (px)  % of Steam users  % of web users
VGA 4:3 640 480 00.02 n/a
SVGA 4:3 800 600 00.17 01.03
WSVGA ~17:10 1024 600 00.31 02.25
XGA 4:3 1024 768 05.53 18.69
XGA+ 4:3 1152 864 00.87 01.55
WXGA 16:9 1280 720 01.51 01.54
WXGA 5:3 1280 768 n/a 01.54
WXGA 16:10 1280 800 04.25 12.97
SXGA– (UVGA) 4:3 1280 960 00.72 00.72
SXGA 5:4 1280 1024 10.66 07.49
HD ~16:9 1360 768 02.36 02.28
HD ~16:9 1366 768 17.19 19.14
SXGA+ 4:3 1400 1050 00.18 n/a
WXGA+ 16:10 1440 900 07.60 06.61
HD+ 16:9 1600 900 06.82 03.82
UXGA 4:3 1600 1200 00.53 n/a
WSXGA+ 16:10 1680 1050 10.26 03.66
FHD 16:9 1920 1080 25.04 05.09
WUXGA 16:10 1920 1200 03.65 01.11
QWXGA 16:9 2048 1152 00.13 n/a
WQHD 16:9 2560 1440 00.72 00.36
WQXGA 16:10 2560 1600 00.19 n/a
3:4 768 1024 n/a 01.93
16:9 1093 614 n/a 00.63
~16:9 1311 737 n/a 00.35
Other 01.29 07.25

 

 

 

Monday
Sep092013

Extracting 3D Objects from a Single Photo (From SIGGRAPH Asia 2013)  

This comes to being magic.

 

3-Sweep: Extracting Editable Objects from a Single Photo 

Monday
Sep022013

Dishonored - The Brigmore Witches Screenshots  

The magnificent art style of Dishonored continues in the Brigmore Witches DLC. I've collected my favorite high-res (2560x1440) screenshots here.

A few samples below:

2013-08-18_00008

 

2013-08-20_00006

 

2013-08-24_00002

 

2013-08-18_00014

Thursday
Aug152013

Interlude - Minecraft Acid Interstate [Far Lands + Acid Shaders]  

Even if you don't enjoy Minecraft, this is something nice to watch.

Tuesday
Aug132013

Double-Lined Shapes in Visio 2013  

A previous post covered double-lined shapes in older versions of Visio, in this one I'll show you that the process got much simpler in Visio 2013.

Let's start with a simple rectangle with a 6pt black line as shown below.

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While the shape is selected, expand the Line dropdown menu the Home tab of the Ribbon, you won't see anything immediately that helps, but go ahead and click Line Options.

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This will bring up the Format Shape panel with the Line section expanded.

 

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Navigate down to the Compound type and select one of options. If you hover over the second style, you'll see it is called “Double”. So select that one.

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Now your shape has a double-line border.

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Now unfortunately, the line border is only 6pts and it can be hard to see both lines. To really prove that the there are two lines, increase the line weight to something like 60pts.

 

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Now we can see it very clearly.

 

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Now, if you select the shape so that the selection handles are visible, you'll see exactly how the line is drawn.

 

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As you can see the one of the lines goes inwards toward the center of the shape and then one is drawn outside the selection rectangle.

 

So, that's it. Visio 2013 makes it very easy to get shapes with double-lines edges.