Samurai September: The Top 10 Best Samurai Movies

At ruef, to keep our minds engaged and the creativity flowing through the office, we screen movies. All day, every day, in the background while we do client work. Typically, we just have TCM (Turner Classic Movies) running, but we have an extensive DVD collection, with favorite genres including horror, western, animation, etc. We have movie themes for many months; …

What is an NFT and where is the world of “Crypto Art” heading?

  If you have kept up with recent news, you have likely heard about cryptocurrencies and NFTs. The newest market trend and million-dollar industry is something called “Crypto Art,” but what does that mean and how does that affect you? Non-fungible tokens or NFTs are: “unique, digital items with blockchain-managed ownership. Examples include collectibles, game items, digital art, event tickets, …

7 Reasons Why 3D Animation is Ideal for Manufacturers

3D animation is everywhere. It’s in our movies and TV shows, our commercials, our children’s programs, our sports programs, our apps and video games, even our live stage shows. And it has become a helpful tool for many industries, including architecture, medicine, engineering, and science. But you may not have realized how 3D animation can help manufacturers. We know from …

modern, beautiful and user-friendly websites

When you put a team of ethical and talented website design professionals in a room with 3D designers and graphic artists, you spark innovation out of thin air. In the two years that ruef has offered website design as a service, we’ve built websites for companies in industries ranging from manufacturing to technology, from accounting to transportation, and everything in between. …

the necessity of simple, gorgeous, responsive web design

Modern web design, like any design process, requires a patient hand and an eye for beauty and empathy. The visitor must be engaged in such a way that it draws their attention to not only the most beautiful elements, but to the most important content. Good web design is intended to appeal to the user or customer, which in turn …

from sketchpad to market: photo-realistic 3D models for engineers and architects

For tens of thousands of years, from cave paintings to Picasso, humans have used drawings to communicate. We often think drawing is limited to the arts, with painting and sketching coming to mind. But drawing can also be a business tool. Architects draw sketches to share their vision with their clients before breaking ground, and later use blueprints and other …

trusted custom solutions… right

There’s a word used so often today in business development, design, and marketing that it has lost almost all meaning or impact. And yet design companies and marketers continue to exhaust the word in taglines, videos, websites, messaging and copy, both internally and in the work they provide for their clients. It’s an obvious and boring word, and seemingly applied …

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the (endless) possibilities and applications of 3D design

A client came to us asking for 3D models of some of their machines. This client manufactures large, complex machines capable of manipulating steel and aluminum at high speeds and with meticulous precision (within hundredths of millimeter tolerances, to be exact), including cuppers, extruders, trimmers, decorators (“can printers”), and more. The company has a wide range of production machinery, with …