Cosmopolitan On The Park

Recent renderings for Block 15, aka. Cosmopolitan now appearing on their website.
http://www.cosmopolitanpearl.com/residences/features-details/

Hella AF100

That's one Hella window blind. Building a Hella AF100 window blind for a window study.

File Server

Finished assembling my first proper file server. Fairly painless build. Setting up the RAID was fussier than expected. So far, stable, fast and quiet.

CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1231v3
MOBO: SuperMicro MBD-X10SL7-F-O uATX Server Motherboard LGA 1150 Intel C222 DDR3 1600
RAM: 2 x Kingston 8GB 240-Pin DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) ECC Unbuffered Memory KVR16LE11/8KF w/TS Server Kingston F
PSU: Seasonic SS-660XP2 ATX 12V/EPS 12V, 660W, 80 PLUS PLATINUM Full Modular certified Active PFC
CPU FAN: ZALMAN CNPS9900MAX-B 135mm Long life bearing CPU Cooler Blue LED
DVD: SAMSUNG DVD Burner SATA Model SH-224DB/BEBE
HD DATA: 2x HGST Deskstar NAS H3IKNAS40003272SN (0S03664) 4TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s
HD OS: 2 x Crucial MX100 CT256MX100SSD1 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
OS: Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials 64B 1-2CPU

Tufted Sofa 2.0

I changed gears with the tufted sofa for the W Hotel and created a different method using a stack of modifiers on a single object. The result it pretty good and it is much easier to set up for different sofa shapes. It's still ridiculously tedious to deal with, but more flexible.

3 sofas using the same modifier stack method. Some of the inside corners are a bit weird, but they're close enough for my purpose.

3 sofas using the same modifier stack method. Some of the inside corners are a bit weird, but they're close enough for my purpose.


Tufted Sofa

I've been burning through brain cells on this tufted sofa for the W Hotel. I'm using the component method which yields a nice end product, but is very difficult to manage. With 6 variations on the sofa, I'm not sure how useful this method will be.

Individual tufted components

Individual tufted components

Shaded view with some random stretch marks.

Shaded view with some random stretch marks.

PDX Sunset

It's days like this that really make me love this town. What a spectacular commute home.