Autumn 2011 updates

Hello, precious ! :)

I did not update for a long time already my web site. I did many works recently and I finally found the time to post them here as well.

I made three site interfaces: ICCC 2010, Point Clouds Library (PCL) and IRSCA - Gifted Education.

Point Clouds Library - web site

ICCCC 2010

IRSCA interface

The PCL web site is done by me using as back-end a free CMS named MODx. The initial version was finished in April 2011. The interface was updated several times, the final version, the one you can see, is from October 2011.

I also made a book cover for Ioana Dzițac and a logo for Uhuru Software.

Steps in Mathematics (6th grade)

Uhuru software

I made three illustrations on topics related to the future and robotics.

IROS conference 2011

Near future

Research in robotics

In my spare time I continued painting. I completed the following three works: Baalus Circus, Mad Rabbit and LSD Inception.

Baalus circus

Mad rabbit

LSD inception

Since August 2010, I started collaborating with Daniel Schaaf, a German that makes various travel sites specialized for different audiences. I do site templates, which include the HTML and CSS implementation. I finally had the time, this week, to prepare and to publish on this web site all the interfaces I did for him. I already made a dozen, so in this post I will show just a few thumbnails, the rest of them are available in a dedicated page.

View all works made for Daniel Schaaf

Fair auf Reisen

Hotels by Map

Bestpreishotel

I hope you like my new works. :)

P.S. I updated my CV as well.

Summer time: new book covers

Hello, fellas and playas! ;)

It's mid-summer and it's also a very long time since I posted anything here. I am rather busy to post anything. I've been working on several book covers since my last blog post and, of course, on my big project: the piano room (for the latest WIPs check this forum post on the VrayforC4D forums). I've been unable to complete the final renders, due to crashes and very long render times, in early march, this year. A few days ago I resumed work on the project. I hope to get it done this year.

For more details about each book cover, please click on them. Here they are:

Faronir - Raue zuflucht by Michael Auerbach

Semantic 3D object maps for everyday manipulation in human living environments by Radu B. Rusu

Synthesis and Catalytic Applications of Carbene-Functionalized Hybrid Catalysts by Alexandrina D. Rusu

The reliability and the availablity of the distribution systems of electrical energy by Simona Dzițac

For the Faronir novel written by Michael Auerbach, I tried a different approach, which I hope was successful. Until now, I always had to do book covers on scientific subjects, like artificial intelligence, robotics and mathematics. I never had to deal with literature. Being the first book of this kind, a science fiction novel, I wanted this cover to stand out in my gallery. I hope you find it great. A great amount of effort and time was put into getting the book cover right.

Besides book covers, I also did the logo and the new interface for the PaintWeb project of my twin brother. Some of the frequent visitors of our site already saw the new logo, but for those who did not, here it is:

PaintWeb logo

I've also done other small projects, but I won't post them since they are insignificant.

'Til next time, I wish y'all the best and have a nice summer. I hope to be posting more stuff during the year.

New works

Coucou à tous!

I forgot to post last time my new works and I just mentioned the small tidbits behind the hood of maintaining a site. Yesterday, I realized I have quite many new works unpublished.

Three new logos: Fast Travel agency - late September. Webicina - early July, and the biology 2008 Olympiad logo, in February.

Fast Travel agency logo Webicina Sigla pentru Olimpiada Națională de Biologie - 2008

I also decided to list the interfaces I did for our projects, Paint.Web and the SVG + Voice game tutorial (done in April 2007), in the interfaces category. This is just so you can have a better view of my works.

PaintWeb v0.5 interface Opera SVG Game

Next, in November I've done a few motion planning illustrations for my older brother, and a fake diploma for fun.

Fake diploma Motion planning - kpieces Motion planning - kpieces grid Motion planning - kpieces multigrid discretization Motion planning - path

I hope you guys like my new stuff.

I'm working on two new covers and, still on my 3D image - The Piano Room, but currently I am on hold 'till I finish the two covers.

Auf wiedersehen, playas. :)

Site updates

I finally had the time to update the site. I added some new content and updated several pages.

My latest work is "Love bites". The first WIP saw the light in early November 2007, but I wasn't in the mood to finish it until yesterday - 3rd of February 2008. Take it as an image for Saint Valentine's Day, but I didn't intend it to be so.

Love bites

Ovidiu Bosancu logo In early November 2007, I was asked to make a new logo and a new site interface for Ovidiu Bosancu. In two weeks my work was finished. This is with what I came up with:

Ovidiu Bosancu site interface

The organizers of the "Music and Poetry Festival" from Arad, Romania, asked me to design the calendar for 2008 and the cover for the next book of this festival. I am really content how these two works turned out. Again, all this happened in late September and in November 2007.

Music and Poetry Festival - 2007 (book cover)

Music and Poetry Festival - 2008 (calendar)

In January 2008, I was contacted by the web designer behind Foundation Recordings, asking me for the permission to use the image Old Radio. I ended to not only allow him to use it, but to also do two 3D objects for the new site design. A mixing box and a disco ball. Hope you like them.

Foundation Recordings - 3D objects

And, in other news... I am proud to announce that in October 2007, "The wind of change" image appeared in the "Best of Cinema 4D" gallery of the 3D Attack magazine. That's not all: the same image became the front cover in November 2007 issue, which also featured a four pages interview with me :). It was my first interview of any kind.

Download the 3D Attack magazine, November 2007 issue (PDF)

In conclusion... November was the most active month since August 2007. :)

ROBO Design v5 theme wallpapers

The ROBO Design v5 web site interface uses elements found in "The Wind of Change" project: flowers, plants and others. While working on the eye-candy factor of the v5 interface, I thought of creating some wallpapers with the same theme. The blue version was done for those who prefer this color.

ROBO Design v5.5 wallpaper (white)

ROBO Design v5.5 wallpaper (black)

ROBO Design v5.5 wallpaper (blue)

I hope you like them :).

The new site: ROBO Design v5

This is the new ROBO Design web site. Thank you for visiting my blog.

With this new site we made sure that we can keep in-touch with the public more easier. Expect from now on more often updates. Feel free to navigate the simple interface :).

New content on the site:

One new sketch-like image: Integration of poverty

Integration of Poverty

5 new logos: Xeloda, OSCIR, R.R., LibTom Crypt v2, DSCMJ

Xeloda OSCIR RR logoDSCMJ logoLibTom Crypt v2 logo

4 new web sites: Sava Brancovici School, Henri Coandă High School, Școala Generală nr. 5, CIA 2007

Site interface for Henri Coandă High School from Arad, Romania

Sava Brancovici School - site interface Școala Generală nr. 5 - site interface CIA 2007 - site interface

2 new icon packs: Cadastrul Apelor [19 icons], Salarizare Personal [74 icons]

Cadastrul apelor Salarizare personal

One new fancy book cover: LibTom Crypt Developer Manual

LibTom Crypt Developer Manual

... and many new pages.

... 2006 was highly active.

About the site

ROBO Design v5 - front page I've been told that the interface design is not good. The ROBO Design logo is too retro, the colour theme is too brown and... last, but not least the navigation system is not good. Well the reasoning behind this interface was to make a simple, clean one. Nothing too fancy. The colour theme is inspired by the Ubuntu Linux distro, besides this we didn't want to stick to the blue colour. As for the navigation system, it's clear that by having so many menus, we would have cluttered the whole site. We wanted both to have our own pages, our own sort of site. Thus, the decision was to hide the menus under these two named parts/sides.