Too Many Ideas - Archive for October, 2009

Other People's Games

Saturday, October 31st, 2009

I’ve started adding stuff for other people’s games to impworks today.  First up some stuff that was on my old Mudhole web site for Gomi Designs’ Abduction! Bits for Trash Tokyo;  things for SLA Industries; odds and ends for 7th Sea; remnants of Ravenloft campaigns and well anything else I find sitting around looking like […]

Floodgate by Alistair MacLean

Friday, October 30th, 2009

I picked up a lot of Alistair MacLean novels as reprints at a local book shop a few years ago and enjoyed a lot of them but there were a few gaps. So when I spotted Floodgate going for 75p in a charity shop I thought I’d fill the gap and give it a go. […]

Vue Cloud Tutorial Night

Tuesday, October 27th, 2009

I’ve added pages for two of the Vue tutorials that were previously lost in my blog to my tutorial pages tonight: Cloud Layer Sculpting in Vue Punching Holes in the Sky I’ve also changed the rather empty front page of my Vue section to include the latest post from the Vue News Blog and the […]

Blog Page Redesign

Monday, October 26th, 2009

I’ve made some changes to the impworks site’s blog "Too Many Ideas". The design is a bit cleaner and nicer with its parts more distinct. I’ve separated the main post from the comments and put some new styling on the comments to make them stand out a bit more. Hopefully its better than it was […]

HMS Illustrious in Liverpool

Saturday, October 24th, 2009

Went down for a quick look at HMS Illustrious docked in Liverpool today which turned into several hours of watching the helicopter display, buildings, canal, ships on the river and other stuff.

Where Did All the Good Spam Go?

Wednesday, October 21st, 2009

The hardest thing I find about writing (after the actual slog of the writing part) is naming characters. It can become a real drag to find the right name and it makes the slog so much harder. So a couple of years ago I started using names pulled randomly from the names of senders on […]

Striped Lighting Gels for Vue

Saturday, October 17th, 2009

This is the first set of ten, free, lighting gels materials with a theme of stripes for use with Vue 7 and above. These arn’t neat, uniform stripes.  Some are quite gentle wavy lines while some are broken up at varied angles. I’ve created this set from scans of slides I made for the Kaffeine […]

Rules for Beetle and other Old Games

Wednesday, October 14th, 2009

Years ago I was asked for a set of rules for the game Beetle and the other day I got an email asking if I still had them.  So tonight I’ve posted them into my games section along with the rules for Dice Poker, Tiddley-Winks Football and Tiddley-Winks which I found sitting around on my […]

Vue 8 On the Way

Tuesday, October 13th, 2009

I’ve repeated the official press release over on my Vue News Blog and I’ve done a couple of quick tweets. This may not be much longer but I’m really looking forward to Vue 8. Scene Context Sculpting and 3D Terrain Sculpting sounds really cool and useful. I know some cynics will say this isn’t a […]

Red Wine and Red Ink

Sunday, October 4th, 2009

I was going to post about some work I did this afternoon with Vue, light filters, arrays of lights and other good stuff I’ve been working on to restart my series of lighting tutorials for Vue. However a reasonably decent bottle of red wine from M&S put pay to that idea as I got sidetracked […]

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