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by dgebel
Wed Aug 23, 2006 3:03 pm
Forum: Interface & Tools
Topic: Selection Tool
Replies: 5
Views: 2793

I think the current B-B circular select tool is enough, although I kind of like the idea of having a selection button on the header bar. If there's room. Too bad we don't have tear-off menus :wink: I'd really like to be able to CHOOSE which options go onto the bar, even if its only a single customiz...
by dgebel
Wed Aug 16, 2006 5:49 pm
Forum: Interface & Tools
Topic: Did anyone ever get FBX support?
Replies: 16
Views: 6951

According to http://www.highend3d.com/news/software/23.html FBX was supposed to get Collada support last fall. So is this still an issue? Couldn't you just export to Collada and import Collada via the FBX toolkit in whatever other app you need? Wings3D has FBX support and is listed right on the FBX ...
by dgebel
Mon Jul 24, 2006 7:27 pm
Forum: News & Chat
Topic: News about faster hair rendering method
Replies: 0
Views: 2583

News about faster hair rendering method

Summary at http://blogs.zdnet.com/emergingtech/?p=301 Marschner and Moon's algorithm begins by tracing rays from the light source into the hair, using some approximations of the scattering and producing a map of where photons of light can be found throughout the volume of hair. Then it traces a ray ...
by dgebel
Thu Jun 29, 2006 8:49 pm
Forum: News & Chat
Topic: Bit Torrent illegal!
Replies: 2
Views: 3017

Bit Torrent illegal!

According to this report, all p2p file sharing is now illegal in Spain.
Not a good situation for, say, Elephant Dream fans and many others.
http://yro.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=06/06/29/0217250
by dgebel
Fri Jun 16, 2006 8:45 pm
Forum: Interface & Tools
Topic: Blender should adopt industry user interface standards
Replies: 98
Views: 39211

I think most will agree that Blender needs to be more accessible to new users: the question is how to do so without compromising workflow and without forcing everyone to relearn and rewrite all the documentation too :) [on mouse gestures] When I first started using Blender, I thought the mouse gestu...
by dgebel
Wed Jun 14, 2006 4:05 pm
Forum: News & Chat
Topic: Graphics card compatibility - post your specs here!
Replies: 264
Views: 287952

Win XP SP2, A64 3200+, 1GB DDR, NVIDIA 5500 256MB Works fantasticly for Blender OS: MS Windows XP SP2 , no other updates installed Hardware: VIA K8M800 motherboard (Athlon 64) with integrated video S3 Unichrome . Video memory size set to 64M. . . . [deleted details] ... Blender versions: 2.35, 2.36,...
by dgebel
Mon Jun 12, 2006 9:02 pm
Forum: News & Chat
Topic: Blender on Siggraph tradeshow
Replies: 26
Views: 24532

Great news for Blender, wish I could be there! One idea that occurred to me while looking at the booth sketches. While an E.D. poster image may catch those "in the know", I would think about having an equally large "glam" picture of some kind to show the level of photorealism that Blender can do. Be...
by dgebel
Tue May 30, 2006 4:48 pm
Forum: Coding Blender
Topic: 4X faster calculations with UNC GAMMA FFT library
Replies: 1
Views: 2254

4X faster calculations with UNC GAMMA FFT library

Article on slashdot about a new FFT library, which I'm wondering if Blender could make use of. http://hardware.slashdot.org/hardware/06/05/29/1424213.shtml A reader writes: "The UNC GAMMA group has recently released a high performance FFT library which can handle large 1-D FFTs. According to their w...
by dgebel
Thu May 25, 2006 2:46 pm
Forum: News & Chat
Topic: Who wants a (Linux) Palm Blender?
Replies: 9
Views: 7157

Thanks for the offer and the summary. I hope to get to it in the near future (for me, that's start by next year :roll: ) Being able to run it on Playstation3 WOULD be cool. Not that I'll have one, but hey. I have a lot to investigate. I've never run gcc, don't think I've compiled anything on linux, ...
by dgebel
Wed May 24, 2006 8:56 pm
Forum: News & Chat
Topic: Who wants a (Linux) Palm Blender?
Replies: 9
Views: 7157

That's a good point, Salvatore - it shouldn't be a big problem. I don't know if the graphics support of the ebedded linux is very good however. I tried to get to the forum, but I got an error - I'll try again later. I hope you didn't have to do a lot of customization to get the WinCE version working...
by dgebel
Tue May 23, 2006 11:33 pm
Forum: Documentation & Education
Topic: Unfied Layout Style
Replies: 3
Views: 9053

Probably a good idea at least! 1) Make sure there's enough border to print to "US letter" size as well though (8.5"x11"). 2) The one question I would have about using OO as the tool, is that it would be really nice to have the ability to output to various destinations, including the web/HTML. The HT...
by dgebel
Tue May 23, 2006 1:56 pm
Forum: News & Chat
Topic: Who wants a (Linux) Palm Blender?
Replies: 9
Views: 7157

Who wants a (Linux) Palm Blender?

I need to replace my old Palm ASAP, and I don't want to go to a WinCE machine, but I'd really like to be able to run Blender of course. There's a version of embedded Linux that's supposed to run on the Palms (Opie/GPE/Familiar or something). Are those versions of Linux good enough to run Blender as ...
by dgebel
Sun Dec 04, 2005 12:26 am
Forum: Testing Builds
Topic: bf-blender / Windows 2.40 RC1 (2005/11/28) RC BUILD
Replies: 70
Views: 55763

ARG! The new loop select stuff is hrmph. Its kinda slick but eh... I finally figured out that to select a "loop" you have to be right close to the edge you want to... I donno how to explain. I couldn't figure out what direction the selection would go, it was always horizontal. At least it seems more...
by dgebel
Sat Dec 03, 2005 2:41 am
Forum: Testing Builds
Topic: bf-blender / Windows 2.40 RC1 (2005/11/28) RC BUILD
Replies: 70
Views: 55763

I definately think that some of the behavior of the old loop cut system is better than the new. Ctrl R-> left click. Now look at the info bar. Percentage is listed as a value between -1.000000 and 1.000000. It seems to make a lot more sense to have this look and act like the old system (2.37a), whe...
by dgebel
Fri Jul 29, 2005 4:02 pm
Forum: Foundation and Websites
Topic: Problem in Javascript within Forum
Replies: 1
Views: 5680

I'm getting a jscript error on W98SE, IE 6 sp1 as well. Although the very annoying pop-up error message says its missing a ")" instead. I've got Visual Studio installed so its asking whether to launch the debugger. And of course, IE doesn't remember to leave error checking off each time it loads. Bah.