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by thorax
Tue Jul 15, 2003 9:32 am
Forum: News & Chat
Topic: 3D Labs open sources OpenGL HLSL compiler
Replies: 27
Views: 8760

Here's the article, FYI http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/4/26125.html Microsoft was the same people who funded a campaign to stop pirating of Windows in Europe and covered it up with a anti-pirating campaign to say essentially "it doesn't pay to pirate". Actually it pays federal officers and eu...
by thorax
Tue Jul 15, 2003 8:16 am
Forum: News & Chat
Topic: 3D Labs open sources OpenGL HLSL compiler
Replies: 27
Views: 8760

Here's the article, FYI http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/4/26125.html Microsoft was the same people who funded a campaign to stop pirating of Windows in Europe and covered it up with a anti-pirating campaign to say essentially "it doesn't pay to pirate". Actually it pays federal officers and eu...
by thorax
Tue Jul 15, 2003 5:29 am
Forum: News & Chat
Topic: Per Project Proposal Ways to Support Foundation
Replies: 13
Views: 4110

Per Project Proposal Ways to Support Foundation

Users/Programmers can suppor tthe effort of blender by puting in time into development, but I can't help but look and see what is happening. We are essentially proposing another NaN style support model, when the books/cd's are bought to be put forward to getting blender to the next year despite the ...
by thorax
Sat Jul 12, 2003 1:58 am
Forum: News & Chat
Topic: FBX support for Blender
Replies: 6
Views: 2910

Thorax: You're some kind of paranoid-conspiracist-theory guy, right? If every company who offered a free demo would have vanished from the face of the earth, it would be pretty empty in here... Martin I just can foresee possible problems in the future.. Question is how much FBX could be used to lev...
by thorax
Fri Jul 11, 2003 2:43 am
Forum: News & Chat
Topic: FBX support for Blender
Replies: 6
Views: 2910

Re: FBX support for Blender

I have asked for MotionBuilder support for blender on the MB forums. the answer i got was that the blender community can lisence the FilmBoX SDK and develop support, like Wings3d did. only thing left now is to find a developer that willing to work on it. Is someone like that exists here ? i know MB...
by thorax
Wed Jul 09, 2003 9:24 pm
Forum: News & Chat
Topic: I got edge selection!
Replies: 27
Views: 10314

There would also be a speed and memory issues to consider (I dont think it would be as huge a deal as some make it out to be though) I am not advocating implementing a winged edge facility in blender, (there are other ways to keep track of edges, the half-edge data structure or some even simpler lo...
by thorax
Wed Jul 09, 2003 9:02 pm
Forum: News & Chat
Topic: I got edge selection!
Replies: 27
Views: 10314

devas: We discussed this on IRC too, but it's very VERY hard to do with the current modelling system. after all, if you select two vertices of an edge, you inmediately select the edge.....it's just the blender way Roel No its the way blender was poorly architectured.. Nice hack though.. Basically z...
by thorax
Wed Jul 09, 2003 8:56 pm
Forum: News & Chat
Topic: I got edge selection!
Replies: 27
Views: 10314

There is a big difference between edge based modelling and edge selection.. I would wonder if the underlying data structure remained, and vertices and faces can be accessed if we know the edge? Or if its having to do an edge search everytime we try to select an edge... The difference will be in effi...
by thorax
Wed Jul 09, 2003 12:49 am
Forum: News & Chat
Topic: Code Developement Strategy Tips
Replies: 1
Views: 1922

Also to avoid the Antipatterns: (The main ones are "the blob", "golden hammer", "stovepipe" these are mostly intuitive if you've come in contact with them, I can relate with them but they overlap some, so.. Basically its how you recognize when a refactor/rewrite is required for a source tree.. And w...
by thorax
Tue Jul 08, 2003 6:45 pm
Forum: News & Chat
Topic: 3D Labs open sources OpenGL HLSL compiler
Replies: 27
Views: 8760

I never really trusted Apple anyhow.. Maybe I would have if they had sold their machines cheaper.. But look at all we got because IBM failed to patent its motherboard design!! The PC's are an example of what happens when you open source a design. The Mac's on the other hand is an example of what you...
by thorax
Tue Jul 08, 2003 10:32 am
Forum: News & Chat
Topic: 3D Labs open sources OpenGL HLSL compiler
Replies: 27
Views: 8760

The Microsoft Corp. owns Apple, literally. They had to buy it to keep it alive. That is what I meant. I was simply comparing the two companies, and not their influences. Oh yeah I recall that deal.. That's evil.. Isn't Steve Jobs a major investor of Apple? Now that deal where Steve Jobs is trying t...
by thorax
Tue Jul 08, 2003 8:23 am
Forum: News & Chat
Topic: Suggestion to the Community and Blender3d.org
Replies: 12
Views: 5004

I'd like to add a few cents. 1. A good procedural texture is resolution free. ie. No pixels of the texture if rendering a big image or the object comes close to the camera. Future feature suggestion: Using scenes as image sources, like how the sequencer uses scenes like clips, scenes could be used ...
by thorax
Sun Jul 06, 2003 8:50 am
Forum: News & Chat
Topic: Suggestion to the Community and Blender3d.org
Replies: 12
Views: 5004

woah, nice link... these are impressive procedurals! http://www.darksim.com/dgallery/darktree_gallery.html Glad you noticed this.. I was beginning to think Skyler's examples were not showing the best the program could do.. I would be very impressed to see something like this done with blender.. But...
by thorax
Sat Jul 05, 2003 8:08 pm
Forum: News & Chat
Topic: 3D Labs open sources OpenGL HLSL compiler
Replies: 27
Views: 8760

Apple is hardly a giant compared to Microsoft. Designwise they are influential.. Note that Mac OS runs on a linux like OS now, Apple owns LISP and Smalltalk licensing.. Smalltalk was where both Bill Gates and Steve Jobs got ideas for Windows, NeXTOS, MacOS, etc.. Not to mention Apple's influence on...
by thorax
Wed Jul 02, 2003 7:46 am
Forum: News & Chat
Topic: Suggestion to the Community and Blender3d.org
Replies: 12
Views: 5004

The demo program available from www.darksim.com is very useful for creating procedural textures.. I'm interested in plugins becoming available for use with blender that use it, but I've been using it for a few projects to create custom textures, using the screen capture feature.. Their business is s...