Too Many Ideas - Archive for August, 2009

STEEPVM

Sunday, August 30th, 2009

Prompted by a discussion on the SFSFW’s mailing list about alternate history I’ve added a page for a revised version of my STEEPVM series of blog posts today.

Too Many Ideas Redirected

Sunday, August 30th, 2009

Just used a couple of plug-ins, a new template on my old blogger blog and a bit of php fiddling to get the old blog to redirect posts there to pages here.

How many Your Sinclairs for Grand Theft Auto IV?

Friday, August 28th, 2009

DanDiplo commented on Grand Theft Auto IV being 14.9GB installed on Twitter tonight and threw away the rhetorical question how long would the listing be in Your Sinclair. Unfortunately I had the back of an envelope and the Internet to hand… Update: I spotted a couple of obvious mistake myself: Grand Theft Auto is 32 […]

Ragnarok 55

Wednesday, August 26th, 2009

The latest issues of Ragnarok (The Magazine of the Society of Fantasy and Science Fiction Wargaming) arrived by post today. An interesting mix of articles including Daleks, Zombies, SF Armoured warfare, Fantasy Naval and Luna Exploration alongside the regular rules and miniature reviews. My article, The Panzerfauste Song Book, takes up more pages than I […]

Add Material Layer Tutorial Video

Monday, August 24th, 2009

I’ve made a short tutorial video which hopefully demonstrates how to edit the addlayertoall.py python script for Vue

Add Material Layer Python Script for Vue

Sunday, August 23rd, 2009

I’ve just finished putting together a python script for Vue 7 Infinite or Vue 7 xStream, Esther Carney (estherau on Renderosity) asked for to add a material layer to every material in a Vue scene. It may work with older versions of Vue but I’ve not tested it with anything before Vue 7.5. It not […]

Inglourious Basterds

Friday, August 21st, 2009

Went to see Quentin Tarantino’s latest offering at FACT in Liverpool last night. I’m always a bit nervous about Tarantino films – I really enjoyed Reservoir Dogs take on the Heist movie but his take on martial arts in Kill Bill just wasn’t my cup of tea. So I was curious and a bit nervous about how Inglorious Basterds would tackle the war movie genre.

impworks Twitter Background

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009

I decided to have a go at making a twitter background using Vue on Sunday night for my Twitter page. After making a series of quick test renders using preview mode to test in Twitter I settled on the layout above which echoes the skyscraper image on the impworks web site. The render at 1800 by 800 pixels took just over an hour to run with custom settings in Vue 7.5 Infinite. I did a little bit of colour correction in Photoshop Elements and then saved it out for the web.

Minced Lamb with Peas

Monday, August 17th, 2009

A mildly spicy lamb dish

More Vue Python Pages and New Scripts

Sunday, August 16th, 2009

I’ve added not one, not two but six new and one revised python scripts for use with Vue tonight. I’ve also really been on the ball and added the pages for them straight away too. There are three entirely new scripts to switch Vue’s Bump Mapping on selected objects: one to make the mapping negative, […]

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