How Social Media Has Changed Our Lives

We live in a world where social media has become the norm. More and more people get their news and entertainment from regular people than any other time in history. Since the dawn of television, networks have largely decided what people watch and how that material is presented. This left us at the mercy of…

Make Your Floor Green

Can anyone deny the need to protect natural resources? Environment is the most precious natural resource. So it's high time we wake up from our long slumber and take a step forward to ensure a better environment for generations to come. Moved by this green push, green flooring is gaining huge popularity with trendy home…

Holiday Ladder Safety

The holiday festivities are here. The annual hanging of lights and decorations from eves, gutters, walls, banisters and any other surface we can reach on our home begins. For some, this is the only time of year the dusty ladder is pulled out of hiding. Little thought is given to how this tool is purchased…

Best of Utah

Utah has been the favorite vacation of locals and foreigners through the years because of its beautiful surroundings. It is known for its natural, beautifully carved landscapes, national parks and monuments, resorts and golf courses. There are also endless recreational activities here such as boating, snowmobiling, snow kiting, rock climbing and skiing / boarding. Salt…

Dealing With Death

Losing a loved one is one of the most traumatic events that someone can experience. It is inevitable, as we will all die at one point or another, that you will at some time in your life lose someone that you care about. You never know when that time will come that will unavoidable change…

Engineering Surveys

Engineering surveys are those that are associated with all aspects of engineering design, such as topographic, as-built and layout. Engineering surveys are usually much more advanced than those created by civil engineers and serve additional purposes. They must be conducted by licensed surveyors. There are several exams and qualifications that a surveyor must attain before…

DIY Installing Laminate Or Hardwood on Stairs

The first thing your going to need is patience. Installing laminate or hardwood on stairs can be tedious and time consuming. This is a little different than installing solid stair treads. In a lot of cases folks want their stairs to match the surrounding laminate or hardwood flooring. If you decide to take on the…

Modern Cold Stamping Foils

The development of modern cold stamping foils originated with the simple cold foils devised as a dieless technique for applying a metallic finish to self adhesive labels produced on reel to reel printing presses. There are many benefits of this process, and some disadvantages, although cold foiling has progressed a lot since then. The benefits…

Modern Roof Trends

The main aim of any roof type is to provide different homeowners with the kind of protection they need especially from nature's fury. As such, when you walk past various homes, you will identify different types of roof trends, roofing materials and techniques as well. There are some that are quite expensive, while others are…

Your New Rigging Career Starts Here

Get started today on your new career as a rigger The Australian construction Industry recognises that riggers make things happen, and a basic, intermediate or advanced rigging certification provides those who have been correctly trained, assessed and deemed competent, the necessary skills required to work safely and competently as a licensed rigger. There are a…

Ambient Occlusion in 3DS Max 2011

One of the key methods to achieving great results in CGI is ambient occlusion (AO), it adds extra depth to a render and takes a nice image that one step further. There are a few different ways to go about adding AO to your scenes but which is the right way to do it? The…