We love hearing from ETC alumni, especially when they are working on something they would like other ETCers test or try!
Recently we heard from Austin Jephson (09) who would like us to try the Unity asset store editor extension, ColorMGR.
Hello there ETC_Misc,
I just wanted to shamelessly plug the Unity asset store editor extension that me and a buddy just made. ColorMGR (color manager) is a simple and easy to use color management and swatch creator for the Unity 3D game engine. It provides Unity developers with an efficient workflow for creating consistent color across multiple projects and between multiple developers. You can create, name and edit an unlimited number of swatches in an editor window using Unity's built in color picker - also import, export and combine color palettes.
I think it will be a great workflow tool for anyone doing layout, level building, lighting, GUIs, etc -- or really anyone who needs consistent color on a project and is sick of digging around for hex codes.
Check it out at ColorMGR.com then buy it for only $5 on the asset store. Also spread the word to any of your Unity developer buddies... but only if they are nice... mean people don't get to use ColorMGR... its in the EULA.
Hope everyone is doing well, eating good food and enjoying life!
The mindful xp volume is a Student Showcase Finalist in the 2013 Independent Game Festival (IGF). The mindful xp volume is a compilation of eight games done by the mindful xp project (ETC students Mike Lee and Dan Lin and ETC alum Felix Park). mindful xp was a student pitch project spring 2012 focused on rapid prototyping games with meaning - games that provoke introspection, reflection, and poignancy primarily through use of gameplay mechanics.
Congratulations to Mike, Dan and Felix!
U.S. Army TATRC, Carnegie Mellon University, and Parallax Inc Announce - 2013 National microMedic Contest
Inspiring Open-Source Health and Medical Simulation Innovation
Rocklin, CA - The U.S. Army’s Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center (TATRC), Carnegie Mellon University Entertainment Technology Center, and Parallax Inc are offering over $25,000 in prizes to inspire the next generation of medical innovation. The 2013 National microMedic contest is an opportunity to show the country what citizens can do with new technology - encouraging technical innovation with significant use of micro controllers and sensors in the medical industry. This contest is perfect practical application for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) students around the nation.
The 2013 National microMedic Contest will create significant interest around new open-source medical applications. TATRC’s Dr. Brett Talbot, Medical Simulation Portfolio Manager, says about the contest “we’re looking for micro controller-based projects for the health and medical simulation community that combine the latest use of sensors, 3D printing, CNC and science disciplines. This is a call to action for inventive people to put our skills to use for the benefit of Army personnel and civilians.”
Inventors and students are encouraged to participate by creating medical applications and products for possible use in the healthcare industry, medical simulation training, and the battlefield. STEM teachers are encouraged to get their classes involved. Over 100 free contest kits valued at over $40,000 will be given away on a first come first serve basis to qualified applicants. Use your favorite micro controller or apply to receive a free kit that includes either the Parallax multi-core Propeller chip or a shield for use with the Arduino micro controller. The kit also contains various sensors, LED displays, infrared emitters, a blood pressure cuff, heart rate monitor and many other components to spark your imagination. Use of the official contest kit is not required to win.
To help get competitors started Parallax Inc. is hosting resources such as mini tutorials with code examples for sensors, lists of application ideas and an online discussion forum specific to the microMedic National contest where contestants can ask questions and collaborate.
WQED's show Pittsburgh 360, featured a story on the SmallLab in the Elizabeth Forward Middle School. The ETC student project, BrainSTEM is an interactive education project with Elizabeth Forward School District to develop immersive, interactive experiences for middle school students using the SMALLab (Situated Multimedia Arts Learning Lab), developed by Arizona State University. The ETC students
The story on the SMALLab at Elizabeth Forward Middle School starts at 11:30.
Drew Davidson, acting director of the Carnegie Mellon Entertainment Technology Center, discusses choosing a school to learn game development, inviting programmers to become full-time teachers, and 2013 industry trends.