Composite figures are composed of several geometric shapes and are three-dimensional shapes. The first composite shape is a combination of a rectangular prism and a pyramid. To find the volume of the entire shape you find the volume of each individual shape and add them together. The second figure consists of a cylinder and a hemisphere. Check out the video below for the full lesson.
Savor this moment: we've got a confirmed number of sales for the Google smartphone. We say this because unlike most hardware manufacturers, Google refuses to share official sales numbers for their phone. Instead, during earning reports they simply bundle the product under Alphabet's "Other Revenues", leaving us in the dark about how successful the product is.
News: New Line of Augmented Reality-Powered Wines Celebrate Women's Empowerment via Historical Figures
Just in time for Women's Equality Day on Aug. 26, Treasury Wine Estates is breaking out a line of wines with augmented reality experiences that pay tribute to historically famous women.
Market Reality: Microsoft's HoloLens Sales Figures Revealed, AR Boosts Snapchat Revenue, & Facebook Expands AR Platform
This week, we're beginning to see the wide ranging impacts of some of the early iterations of augmented reality hardware and software.
This is a video showing how to reseal, or "recard" a vintage Star Wars action figure to a reproduction cardback. When finished, it looks like an original unopenend figure mint on the card. This video shows all the tools you will need and explains exactly how to recard the figure. If you've got vintage Star Wars figures, this is a great way to display them!
This video tutorial features all kinds of tips on drawing the human head; in this case you will learn how to draw Luke Skywalker and make starships out of simple shapes. Learn how to sketch Star Wars by watching this drawing video.
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to make hands with modeling sugar paste. Begin by rolling a small ball of paste into a tear drop shape. Then flatten the end, making it look like a ping pong paddle. To make the thumb, use a knife and cut into the side of the flat end at an angle. Do the same to make the fingers. Now roll and pull each finger of the paste, and hen tap the end. This video will benefit those viewers who are interested in art or baking pastry and would like to learn how ...
You know how people who proclaim they can't draw always muddle through drawing assignments by piecing together a couple of stick figures? Well, that's because stick figures are the absolute easiest figures to draw.
Stop-motion animation is somewhat out of favor in the digital age, but there will always be a demand for its timeless look. This video will teach you one important technique for making stop-motion animation out of Legos: how to make them fly. Or at least appear to by flying in your movie. It features detailed instructions on what to do in your digital photo editing software on each frame to erase the support structures you've used to elevate your Lego minifigures, leaving you with seamless im...
Consider a normal and ideal height for a girl in 5feet 8inches in height. The book of Andrew Loomis is a good guide for drawing realistic human figures. It explains the body proportions, techniques, drawing the parts, human movements, and poses of the body.
Apple's iWork '09 is full of great features, including a simple and elegant way to add up a column of numbers in a spreadsheet. This detailed video shows you just what to do to get down and add up.
The FG-42 machine gun is one of the many brilliantly-designed weapons the Nazi war machine produced during its misguided attempt to take over the world. If you want to make a WWII battles set out of Legos, having some tiny versions of these guns will make your Nazi pieces much more historically accurate and intimidating. This video features detailed instructions for modifying one of the Lego Storm Trooper guns as common as raindrops to look like a FG-42 using only some common hobby tools.
In this four part video series, Barbara Dewey teaches viewers how to make cloth and foam puppets and ventriloquist figures. Email her for free patterns.
Look at these examples to begin drawing figures in space. It always helps to begin with a cube. Even if the form isn't anatomically correct, it will appear believable of the forms are drawn in relation to other objects. Watch this instructional drawing video to draw human figures using a few visual examples.
In this clip, learn how to put together popular Japanese actions figures, Gundams. This video will show you how to unbox, assemble and paint your warriors so that they look their best! Good luck!
Origami creations make great gifts. Learn how to fold origami flowers, figures and shapes in this free crafts lesson from an origami expert.
This four part instructional drawing video to draw human figures that sit within a space. It helps to begin by drawing a series of cubes. This warm up exercise allows you to arrange objects within a field of vision. You can then arrange human proportions in relation to the other objects on the page.
In this four part video series, Barbara Dewey teaches viewers how to make soft-sculpture puppets and ventriloquist figures. Email her for free patterns.
Love the look of 3-D origami, and looking for a way you can replicate it for yourself? This tutorial shows you how to start with cutting your own rectangles, and then demonstrated how you can fold the interlaced triangles easily.
If you want to make cakes that look professional and almost good enough to sell, then meet gumpaste, your new BFF. A mixture of sugar, water, egg white and gelatin, it's a sweet, pliable cake decorating material that's as easy to shape as polymer clay.
Improve your drawing from memory and your ability to sketch sexy female figures by mastering a few techniques to drawing hourglass hips. This easy tutorial shows you how to really master the technique of drawing sexy, feminine and curvy hips.
An introduction to three-dimensional geometry types and working with them. This video is very detailed and good for people who have never worked with three dimensions in geometry before because it concerns only special case figures.
In this video, we learn how to draw foreshortened figures. First draw a circle and then continue drawing other circles to connect them together and make an out line. After you have drawn these, you will start to outline the circles so you see a body detail coming out of the drawing. Draw in the legs and the arms as well as the head. Don't worry about adding details to this, it's all about drawing just the figure. Shade on the different areas and add in lines to make the figure look more reali...
In this tutorial the author explains how to compute the area of a complex figure. Now he first defines what a complex figure is by saying that a complex figure is a figure made up of two or more basic shapes. He uses an example to convey his idea and breaks that sample figure into basic squares and rectangles. Now he computes the areas of these individual units separately and finally puts them together to arrive at the final area of the complex figure. If you are looking to compute the area o...
In this series of crafts videos, our young comics and science fiction fan (and professional actor) Halley Joseph Eveland will talk you through the creation of pipe cleaner action figures. As you bend, twist and snip your colored pipe cleaners, watch these fun versions of your favorite Star Wars heroes take shape before your very eyes. And these are not simply stick figures, but artistic creations with muscles, capes, masks and of course light sabers.
Action figures may be on the way out as mainstream toys, but all your old ones are awesome, we swear. If you don't mind modifying your precious toys a little bit, check out this video to learn how to insert LED lights into plastic action figures and make them light up awesomely.
You see people every day, but for some reason drawing them is always so difficult. Have a look at this tutorial for tips on how to draw very easy people. This video is meant for beginners and will show you how to turn a simple stick figure into a lifelike drawing of a person.
in this tutorial, you will see how to make cool and interesting stick figures in Pivot.
This video shows you how to correctly animate a walking stick figure in Pivot. It covers principles of animation and tips more than specifics of the software.
Looks like Disney's next nerd blockbuster will come with some pretty cool action figurines. These figures have "impulse projection technology", which means that when you make the figures talk, an image of the actor's face is projected onto the figurine helmet. Interesting!
Photoshop CS3 Extended includes the same tools as Photoshop CS3 plus a new set of capabilities. One of them is the capability in editing 3D models. In this Photoshop CS3 video tutorial you will learn how to add tattoos to Poser figures. Add tattoos to Poser figures in Photoshop CS3 Extended.
You can manipulate other objects beside human figure objects in Poser. In this Poser video tutorial you will learn how to link imported objects to models using the Change Parent menu. Make sure to hit "play tutorial" in the top left corner of the video to start the video. There is no sound, so you'll need to watch the pop-up directions. Link imported models to Poser figures.
Poser is a 3D rendering and animation software program optimized for models that depict the human figure in three-dimensional form. In this Poser 6 video tutorial you will learn how to add new figures. Learn how to change the default character to the "Ben" figure, and add "Katie" figure to the same scene. Make sure to hit "play tutorial" in the top left corner of the video to start the video. There is no sound, so you'll need to watch the pop-up directions. Add new figures in Poser 6.
The Terminator is Arnold Schwarzenegger's most famous character, and arguably the most popular cinema cyborg of all time. This two-part video features detailed instructions for making your own very small terminator out of two Lego figures, one skeleton and one normal, and some basic hobby tools. While it may seem like a lot of work to make, the end product is really, really cool.
This is the ultimate guide to drawing correct human proportions. If you've always had trouble with it in high school art class or in art school, this video condenses all the information into a tight package that's fun and easy to understand. This will uncover all the tricks to human proportions for figure drawings.
To give you an indication of what you're getting yourself into, drawing a jumping figure is about as difficult as it is to get up from the couch after a long day of work and doing 100 jumping jacks and push-ups. It sure isn't fun and it sure isn't easy, but both will make you a stronger individual in the long run. While exercise of any sort helps you get fit, drawing figures in motion will help you greatly advance as an artist. That's because sketching out moving figures forces you to take in...
The foundation of most fine arts educations begins with the drawing of the human figure. These human figure drawing tutorials are brought to you by Cy Porter of solomation.com. Search WonderHowTo for more figure drawing tutorials by Cy.
Use everything you've ever learned about drawing inanimate objects to draw the human figure. You will need to use efficient lines and accurate perspective to draw a number of basic shapes that will come together in the shape of a human body. Watch this instructional drawing video to begin drawing figures in perspective. Even if you are not an expert at anatomy, you can calculate what simple shapes look like in perspective and carve back into the basic forms.
Gourds are great for all sorts of crafts, most notably perhaps making the shekere. You can also use them to make cute fat Santa figures for Christmas! This video will teach you how to turn a gourd and some paint into a holiday masterpiece.
From Ramanujan to calculus co-creator Gottfried Leibniz, many of the world's best and brightest mathematical minds have belonged to autodidacts. And, thanks to the Internet, it's easier than ever to follow in their footsteps. With this installment from Internet pedagogical superstar Salman Khan's series of free math tutorials, you'll learn how to employ inductive reasoning to determine the number of toothpicks you'll require to generate the nth (e.g., the 50th) figure in a sequence of figures.