Transit-Oriented Development

 

I attended the 2018 Transit-Oriented Development Symposium.  A lot of the conversation focused on the Maryland Corridor.  I think we need light rail on Maryland.  The anticipated growth in the Las Vegas valley requires us to look at new types of transportation and development.

 

 

There are several reasons I think it is needed:

1. This helps UNLV.  Light rail connects the medical campus to the main campus.  This also enables students to have an easy and convenient way to be transported to campus if they live in the Maryland Corridor.

2. A high percentage of Maryland Parkway residents depend on public transportation and the ridership on buses is very high.  It would provide easier transportation to hospitals, jobs, and cultural activities for those living in the area.

3. It will be convenient for guests staying downtown Las Vegas to be able to ride via light rail from the airport.

4.  Light rail could spur growth and housing along the corridor enhancing our economy by offering transportation- oriented development to potential companies that are looking for places to relocate or start businesses.

 

 

TechSmith Jing Overview

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Jing can be used to capture video and stills from your desktop computer.  It is a free application.  Onee of the limitations of the software is that you are limited to exporting video as an SWF.

It is easy to use.  You can go to website and download the application for free.  Once it is loaded and you launch the program, you will see a semitransparent yellow circle at the top right of your screen.  One of the limitations of Jing is that it only exports SWF files, but SWF files can be converted into video files.  We show you how here.

 

What is TechSmith Jing?

jing 1TechSmith Jing is a software package that enables you to capture video and stills of your computer desktop.  It is a free application.  It is limited to five-minute videos.  The more full featured software is Snagit or for even more editing and capture functions Camtasia.  The video below is a brief introduction.  You can also watch a more in depth overview.

 

 

 

Overview of Adobe Fuse

Adobe Fuse is a program that is currently in a beta version available through the Adobe Creative Cloud. Fuse allows you to create a 3D character without any modeling or rigging knowledge. You can also use the web interface to automatically rig the character for use in several different animation programs or rigged for gaming engines such as Unity and Unreal.

What is Adobe Fuse?

This video is an overview of Adobe Fuse. In the video a character is created and rigged.

characteristicsThere are a variety of editable characteristics as seen in the image below.

 

 

 

 

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This is the character that was created in the overview video.

 

 

 

 

 

 

After the rig is uploaded, you click one button to rig the character.autorig

 

What is Adobe Fuse?

What is Adobe Fuse? Fuse is a program that is currently in a beta version available through the Adobe Creative Cloud. It allows you to create a 3D character and using the web interface, automatically rig the character for use in several different animation programs or rigged for gaming engines such as Unity and Unreal.

What is Microsoft OneNote?

Microsoft One Note is a program aimed to help your organize your life, work, and school.  It acts like a virtual file cabinet (they call notebooks).  The data that you enter into One Note is synced to the Microsoft Cloud and available though apps on your portable devices, a download of the program on you computer, or use through the web portal.

 

This first video introduces Microsoft One Note and the second video acts as a quick overview.

 

 

 

 

 

Adobe After Effects Grids and Guides.

This video introduces the basics of using grids and guides in Adobe After Effects.  Grids and guides can be used to assist in the alignment of items inside a project by having the item snap to the grid or guide.