Too Many Ideas - Archive for August, 2006

VueDynamics Boring Progress

Sunday, August 13th, 2006

There comes a time in any software development that you have to spend time doing boring stuff. Today I’ve been slogging through loading XML configuration files into VueDynamics. I am now officially bored.

RealFlow into Vue Experiments

Saturday, August 12th, 2006

I’d been playing with importing sequences of wavefront object files as a way of bringing animations into Vue from other applications. Yesterday someone asked about importing a sequence from RealFlow. Fortunately I have a none commercial use copy of RealFlow that came on a cover disc a while ago. So I’ve been trying to get […]

Friday Night Vice

Friday, August 11th, 2006

Went to see Miami Vice earlier. I thought the set piece action sequences were on a par with those in Heat or other Mann films. If you want to see some nice technothriller scenes with all the hardware and SOPs this film delivers everything you could ask for. However while the cold professionals without any […]

Unnamed Vue Picture

Thursday, August 10th, 2006

I’d left Vue rendering this one today while I was at work. While it originally estimated 15 hours for the print size size image it turned out to need less than 5 in the end. I don’t normally use global radiosity but I did with this picture for a change. It made the roadside bushes […]

Characters on the Couch (Part 5)

Wednesday, August 9th, 2006

The Care Giver Archetype This Follows on from: Characters on the Couch (Part 4). The first part can be found at: Characters on the Couch (Part 1). “Love your neighbour as yourself.” Care Givers are unselfish, ethical providers of protection who do things for others. They are compassionate saints and helpers. They are healers of […]

[Insert Own Title Here]

Tuesday, August 8th, 2006

Absolutely wiped out from work today. After last nights burst of creativity tonight didn’t result in anywhere near as many words on the page. I have moved things foward a little but I’m not back to the action yet. I should be able to drop the hero back into mortal danger soon but for now […]

Past the Hump in Fairytale Noir

Tuesday, August 8th, 2006

I’d found the hump in Fairytale Noir. That awkward bit in the middle of the story where I can’t make my mind up if it is worth finishing or not. Words haven’t been spilling onto the page. I sat down tonight intending to spend half an hour trying to do something with it then do […]

Object Sequence Loader Python Script for Vue

Sunday, August 6th, 2006

A python script for Vue 5 Infinite (it might work in Vue 4 Pro but I haven’t tested it) that loads a sequence of 3d files using each one in turn as the next step in an animation. To use it the script must be placed in the directory containing the files to be imported […]

Not Kim's Eyelashes Either

Friday, August 4th, 2006

I was browsing through some clip art on a Computer Arts Projects cover disc when I came across the slightly odd picture above. It reminded me of the eyelashes that are not Kim’s but that appear as her avatar and on her Romance Fiction web site.

Enchanted Ramblings

Friday, August 4th, 2006

Thanks to TeeBee for posting on her blog about the new issue of Enchanted Ramblings which I’ve been enjoying reading tonight.

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