Introduction to my computer graphics section

I am old enough to have learned the crafts of drawing and drafting with pencil and pen
and paintbrush.  I value that education all the more as time passes and the world goes
totally digital.  There is something timeless about the eye hand coordination required
to make an image the traditional way.  There came a point, though, where the world
around me DID go totally digital.  That happened in 1995 for me when I took a job at a
West Coast architectural firm, Anshen + Allen.  They had a policy that nothing left that
office that wasn't in digital form.  I had just come from an East Coast office that was
more laid back on that front.  Today everything everywhere is digital.

My first foray into computer graphics came in 1987.  The software was a drafting
software named "Skok".  It used a graphic pen and a tablet menu.  It was complicated
and cumbersome to use.  Later on I was retrained to use the industry standard,
"AutoCad".  I proved to be a slow and ponderous "Cad jockey" and turned my
attentions to 3d modeling instead.  My first experiences with 3d rendering came in
1997 with a software named "Form Z".  Years later, after my very focused time doing
design work on Koc University, I found the time and energy to train myself with a
software named 3D Max.  Later still I taught myself "Bryce", now defunct, and
"Poser".  I now (2019) have shifted to Blender and Sketchup.  Parallel to this I learned
the basics of "Photoshop".

Most of the graphics you will see here are from 2001 to 2008.  My more recent work
awaits posting here.  I have migrated to making movies using Adobe Premiere.  These
I post mostly on Youtube.
IMAGE GALLERIES
This is a collection of renderings of scenes that are
recognizably architectural.  Most of the architectural
content is my own fantasy.  Not related to any office
or project.  
In the 1970's I did independent research looking at a
domed city set in far northern Canada.  I became
interested in a type of Megastructure vary.  In general
imagine a campus or even a city as one coherently
planned building.  These images are my musings on
the subject.
I am fascinated by the idea of a city under a dome.  
This is probably not feasible yet given current
technology.  It is an idea whose day may come
Much of my professional work has taken place in the
context of campuses.  Most of these have been
Medical Centers and University Campuses.  This work
has led me to have an interest in the broader subject
of Urban Planning.  I am currently studying suburbia,
traditional village layout and the concept of
"ecovillages".
Along the way I have had the chance to design an
assortment of "objects" for projects.  Many of the
designs I have conceived remain at the design stage.  
I enjoy returning to these sometimes and playing with
them.  Other times I play with totally abstract object
ideas.  These images are a sort of thought process
for me.
Geometry.  I have included a few images of my
explorations into the subject of "Sacred Geometry".  
This can include the geometries behind the Gothic
Cathedrals, Hindu mandalas, Alchemical diagrams
and much more.  It is a very deep and fascinating
subject.
I enjoy playing with the software to create abstract
geometries and  explore new textures and processes  
I learn a great deal from these explorations about
lighting, composition and materials/textures.
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This graphic image is set up to produce a 360 degree photosphere when the right
matadata is imbedded and displayed on a website that supports photospheres.  I
don't believe that the Yahoo Sitebuilder app supports the photospere display so all I
can do for the moment is display the 6000 x 3000 graphic.  Still pretty cool but you
should see this with a VR headset!  It really is pretty cool.
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Jim Wilkinson
jimwilk@hotmail.com