With so many cool things coming out each week, it can be hard to wade through all the rock-awesomeness. With ‘Cool Tools’, we’ve done the hard work for you.
This week we saw a sleek wood handlebar that rivals any midcentury furniture piece, an incredible self-sustainable planter, a handy new 3D sketching app for iPad, how to make a hot glue gun with found materials, a montage of the best VFX in the history of cinema and more…
Ready? Let’s go!
This week we look at:
“A perfect unit made of two exclusive materials: Each wooden handlebar is milled from a solid piece of walnut, supported by a high-quality aluminum core. “
“Mygdal is its own self-sustaining ecosystem where it mimics sunlight causing plants to perform photosynthesis – meaning, it requires no work from you. It’s the perfect planter because plants can grow undisturbed for years without you having to water them and they can grow in places that get zero sunlight.”
“Blocs Wave is a music creation app designed to inspire new musical ideas. Easily combine original professional sounds across a wide array of genres. Tweak your sounds using beautiful touchable waveforms, and make your ideas even more unique. Record your vocals and instruments, and bring your ideas to life within minutes.”
“Making 3D creation fun, free and enjoyable. With Gravity Sketch, create beautiful 3D models in a matter of seconds. Characters, planes, spaceships, furniture, glassware, rings, pendants everything that you build can be 3D printed in plastic, metal or ceramics.”
“Hi, there, my dear friends, in this video I am going to share a striking idea with you on what to do if you should not have a hot glue gun at your hand.”
“It’s really not difficult to get started!”
“A desperate young man possessing special powers clashes with a militarized police force after committing a petty crime.”
“For the 1927/28 Academy awards, the award was for engineering effects. There was no award again until 1938 where it was called a special award “for outstanding achievement in creating special photographic and sound effects. The very next year the award was combined with sound effects and called the Award for Special Effects. It wasn’t until 1963 that the award became the Award for Best Visual Effects (which it is still called today). It was given every year from 1963 to present, with the exception of 1973. Hope you enjoy!”
And there you have it!
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