Monthly Archives: August 2013

Arthouse
Posted by on August 30, 2013
Posted in: architecture, built projects, construction, projects

Speaking of all the exciting construction going on in Portland lately, we couldn’t help but notice that Arthouse — designed by Lever Architecture and part of a major expansion of the Pacific Northwest College of Art — is almost done. On the former site of Powell’s Technical Books, the new building is a striking addition to the […]

Conference Season
Posted by on August 26, 2013
Posted in: legal

When people ask about Fat Pencil Studio’s work, I try to provide visual explanations rather than relying on words. Since it’s easier to do this in person, I’ve made it a habit to take our show on the road. So far this year I’ve been to the OCDLA Annual Conference in June and the OTLA […]

Under Construction
Posted by on August 21, 2013
Posted in: animation, construction, projects, real estate

As is obvious to anyone who has been out and about in Portland lately, the whole place seems to be under construction. Summer road crews are busy repairing and remaking streets, and buildings of all sizes are sprouting like mushrooms. Developers are responding to low residential and commercial vacancy rates, marketing space to the throngs […]

Low Poly Vehicles

We often create large 3d models that include many copies of various components. For instance, the model we made for the Seattle Streetcar Expansion contains nearly 15,000 component instances. The Williams Bikeway model tips the scale at 30,000, split into three different files. When placing so many components, it is very important to strike a […]