Too Many Ideas - Archive for 2006

Object Loader Script are Almost Done

Saturday, December 9th, 2006

Finished the new version of the object sequence loader script, almost an entire ground up rewrite of the code. I’m going to spend a while testing it but it does now load numbered sequences of files and has features to load Realflow and Xfrog 3 Full animations. Hopefully no problems will appear during testing and […]

The State Within and the X-Files: Random Chance or is it a Conspiracy?

Thursday, December 7th, 2006

Just watched the sixth and final part of the excellent The State Within. One little detail struck me it may have been pure chance or a little nod from someone on the crew to conspiracy thrillers that have gone before. The hotel room that played a part in it was number 1013. Any X-file fan […]

STEEPVM Introduction

Wednesday, December 6th, 2006

Sometimes ideas are lurking around in the most unexpected places. Planners in business, marketing and government use what they call scenarios to try to predict the future. They usually start with the present day and try to extrapolate what the future will be like if certain changes happen. Historians sometimes create counter factual histories to […]

Imagine

Wednesday, December 6th, 2006

Well all the usual suspects turned up on tonights Imagine. Look bloggers. One of them blogs about – GASP – sex! Look YouTube. Look Wikipedia. Look some bands from MySpace. The record companies didn’t make them! Yet not one mention of old fashioned pictures or words what are we 10ish years into the "revolution" (their […]

Virtual Fashion Updated

Tuesday, December 5th, 2006

Tonight I’ve been updating software. Several bits of software wanted updates applied all at once. One in particular was frustrating because its update demanded I update video drivers which in turn demanded I install some optional windows updates. All told it took over an hour. Then when running the original software it complained about the […]

Noir Fairy Tale Passes 30k

Monday, December 4th, 2006

My Noir Fairy Tale past thirty thousand words after a sticky start thanks to a little advice from Raymond Chandler – "When in doubt have a man come through the door with a gun in his hand."

Irn-Bru Best Quite Possibly the Best Viral Christmas Ad in the World

Saturday, December 2nd, 2006

Still not going to drink Irn-Bru but their Snowman Ad made me laugh.

DirkDangerous.com

Saturday, December 2nd, 2006

DirkDangerous.com domain registered.

Casino Royale

Friday, December 1st, 2006

Went to see Casino Royale earlier in the week with a few friends. Really enjoyed it. If they have the courage to stick with the conviction of making Bond films that have moved on from the 70s they may well have found the way to save the series from sliding back into being action farces. […]

Punching Holes in the Sky

Friday, December 1st, 2006

[I’ve added an updated version of this tutorial to my site: Punching Holes in the Sky] Controlling Godrays in Vue 6 Sunbeams, called Godrays by e-on, are one of the new features in Vue 6. They appear when heavy clouds break up the light coming from the sun light source. The atmosphere must be a […]

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