It is hard to believe that it was only seven years ago I witnessed a CNC router in action for the very first time. I was fascinated and simply had to have one! Although I had been in the creative end of the three dimensional sign business for most of my life I didn't really know what I would do with one - but I just knew it could do fantastic stuff.

Through extensive research I quickly found out that with the relative simplicity of EnRoute, CNC routers were capable of just about anything imaginable. This journal will chronicle that journey to date and continue each week with two or three entries as we continue to explore just what is possible with this wonderful software... -dan

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

The magic of light

I design all of our signs to take full advantage of daylight. The textures, with the glazes are oriented to capture the highlights and the shadows are designed to create the illusion of even more depth. But we have to go further. When the skies darken and the lights come up we can also create wonderful effects without much effort. The secret is to plan our lighting to enhance our signs and features.

With the opening of the park this week we could finally see how everything would look as the lights were installed and hooked up. While the park looks great at night, when the sun slides behind the mountain and the light fades the lighting adds a whole new level of magic to the signs and features.

The electricians are still finishing things off and as they do I'll be taking more pictures to show the result. Stay tuned...