Too Many Ideas - Archive for May, 2006

V5I: VueDynamic 0.2

Saturday, May 13th, 2006

Note: VueDynamics is no longer available. Edit: See http://www.impworks.co.uk/vue/vuedynamics.php for the latest bug fixed version. I’ve just put uploaded a new version of the VueDynamic script, VueDynamics0_2.zip. Version 0.2 includes two new options for how starting forces are applied (horizontal explosive and 3d explosive. There are also new options to add a variety of rotation […]

V5I: Camera Animation Save and Load

Friday, May 12th, 2006

This one caught me out by being more difficult to get working than I expected when I volunteered myself to write it… Anyway a pair of little scripts savecameradata.py and loadcameradata.py hopefully they will make a certain amount of sense but given the late hour I’m not going to explain them now. Available in a […]

Hero not having a Good Time

Thursday, May 11th, 2006

I do love getting a hero in trouble that is right over there head. In this case he’s got the small problem of a sociopathic elf with a shotgun and an ogre with a sten guns in each hand and an axe to grind metaphorically speaking.

V5I: VueDynamics Script Poll

Wednesday, May 10th, 2006

I’m looking at what features to add to VueDynamics next. Here are four that I’m thinking about so vote now for the one you’d like to see the most. If your wondering what’s happened to shrink/grow and spin from the last vote… their already in the next release. Update: The poll service I used for […]

V5I: Centre Finder

Tuesday, May 9th, 2006

While working on a picture I realised I needed to find the centre of a set of objects. I could have calculated that by hand but I decided to go for the easy option and create a little Python script. If you’d like a copy you can download Centre Finder.

Accidental Discovery while Writing

Monday, May 8th, 2006

So I was busy writing my Noir earlier or trying to write it anyway. Its all told in the first person (well it is a noir) and so I’ve not described the hero at all. I know he’s pretty much an everyman, an ex-soldier, quite cold, from Liverpool and an outsider but other than that […]

V5I: VueDynamics Script

Sunday, May 7th, 2006

Note: Vue Dynamics is no longer available. A script for Vue 5 Infinite that can create a number of animation effects for selected objects. The script can be downloaded from VueDynamics.zip I’ve made two quick demonstration animations: 100 Spheres Walking Randomly 100 Spheres with random upward movement affected by gravity The simulation uses simple Newtonian […]

Ten Years at the Web Face

Saturday, May 6th, 2006

I realised something a little frightening earlier its ten years ago this month I started the course that changed me from an engineer into a web developer. I’d used the WWW and e-mail as a student but not made any web pages before. It wasn’t till January the next year that I began working as […]

Sunset Pictures

Friday, May 5th, 2006

This first picture was my entry in the Renderosity Vue forum’s April challenge. The second was the first version of it I did. Pretty much the same scene but the change to the lighting and atmosphere really changes the final image. Looking at them side by side I’m not sure which one I prefer. Both […]

Bit Warm and I Need a Synonym for Busy

Thursday, May 4th, 2006

It was just a bit warm here today. We had thunderstorms and heavy rain too. I need to find some synonyms for "Busy". Not only did I knock off not one but two drafts of Vue Python for Beginners I also wrangled another 250 words out of the noir fairy story which is coming on […]

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