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by bfvietnam
Tue Jul 27, 2004 8:39 pm
Forum: News & Chat
Topic: MakeHuman news (MHrigging system)
Replies: 2
Views: 1709

Re: MakeHuman news (MHrigging system)

Finally, after 3 months of work and over 400 tests, thanks to Z0Newton, a prototype of the new rigging system of MakeHuman is ready. These are two quick experiments on the shoulder articulation: of course a lot of details must be improved, but it seem the right way to obtain a realistic pose. Downl...
by bfvietnam
Tue Jul 27, 2004 8:35 pm
Forum: News & Chat
Topic: Blender 3.0
Replies: 37
Views: 15424

I'll probably get laughed out the park for this, but I think there's a strong case for writing Blender 3.0 in Java, with one of the modern OpenGL bindings to do the UI. If you keep the rendering component, be it Yafray, or an evolution of the current one, native C/C++ then I think the performance w...
by bfvietnam
Tue Jul 27, 2004 8:31 pm
Forum: News & Chat
Topic: Blender 3.0
Replies: 37
Views: 15424

This seems kind of silly. What's the big deal about 3.0? We seem to get real excited about "major releases". 2.34 is a major release as far as I'm concerned. Most of the releases have been fairly significant recently feature-wise. What I want to know is why does Mozilla Firebird have 150 plugins an...
by bfvietnam
Tue Jul 27, 2004 8:26 pm
Forum: News & Chat
Topic: Why not have SIGGRAPH twice a year..
Replies: 4
Views: 2633

Why not have SIGGRAPH twice a year..

Then we would get two major revisions of blender a year.
However I guess the conference would become less significant..

Ha!
by bfvietnam
Mon Jul 26, 2004 4:40 pm
Forum: News & Chat
Topic: Blender 3.0
Replies: 37
Views: 15424

To really start a fight..

Support for multiple monitors.. Literally just allowing multiple windows so you can work in one monitor and preview in the other. I tried to do this with the render window but blender's preset positioning just resets the positioning of the preview window. I have my windows desktop split between two ...
by bfvietnam
Sun Jul 25, 2004 12:16 am
Forum: News & Chat
Topic: Blender doing SAGD
Replies: 2
Views: 1999

Reminds me of a technology developed here..

Instead of deriving oil products from shale, which I guess this is what this is, the water is injected into "hot minerals" such as Uranium, and the water is heated to steam that runs a turbine produces electricity.. I guess people are still sensitive about the use of uranium, after so many artists d...
by bfvietnam
Tue Jul 20, 2004 8:16 pm
Forum: News & Chat
Topic: working with weights-skinning - new script(edited)
Replies: 13
Views: 7493

Yeah that's how it was done in kinemation

In kinemation (old Alias/Wavefront package) they would assign vertices to bones, and each bone had a different color, the influence of one bone on another bone's skin vertices would be recognized by a blending of color between the bone colors.. And you could see the contriobution of all the bones al...
by bfvietnam
Tue Jul 06, 2004 5:25 am
Forum: News & Chat
Topic: which processor is best with Blender?
Replies: 20
Views: 8635

Hm 64 -bit versus 32-bit

What matters is how the processor computes the instructions, if it splits the 64-bit instructions into two 32 bit instructions you will notice a speed increase, but if it just means more data throughput and the clock speed is the same, it means you video applications will increase in speed, but the ...
by bfvietnam
Tue Jul 06, 2004 5:09 am
Forum: News & Chat
Topic: About Patent
Replies: 7
Views: 2721

How about this..

We could implement partial implementations and combine them into the tools needed on the users end, by word of mouth. Offloading full responsibility of infringement on the user.. Another idea is to put a distribution server at the cayman islands. Pixar will only feel threatened when the price of 3D ...
by bfvietnam
Mon May 31, 2004 5:29 am
Forum: Animation
Topic: Generating vertex keys with armatures?
Replies: 4
Views: 5433

The way the IK deform happens teh actual model is not changed but a copy of it. so there is probably no way to do what you expect, because the original model never changes and that's what the relative vertex keying uses. This is not to say it couldn't be a future feature.. Might be possible with pyt...
by bfvietnam
Mon May 31, 2004 5:01 am
Forum: Animation
Topic: How to use pose mode?
Replies: 7
Views: 41389

Hmmm

Make human in older blender, append old blender scene to new file in 2.33a .. Append is that option that older more experienced blender users use a lot, and allows them to combine lots of worlds together.. Read up on it in your blender manuals.. Basically any blend file is a library that you can bor...
by bfvietnam
Mon May 31, 2004 4:14 am
Forum: News & Chat
Topic: PC vs Mac with Blender
Replies: 16
Views: 14755

Re: PC vs Mac with Blender

Hi all. I'm about to get a new computer, but I'm undecided: PC or Mac. If I get a PC, it'll be an AMD 64 FX-53 with 2gigs of RAM (eventually), and if I get a Mac--I'd get the G5 2Ghz dual processor. I have a P4-2.4 ghz machine and it makes my p3-800 look awful. I won't tell you what it does to the ...
by bfvietnam
Mon May 31, 2004 3:45 am
Forum: News & Chat
Topic: personal key
Replies: 54
Views: 16086

Hmmm

Its also possible I think, to purchase a special license of blender for commercial derivative work.. Is anyone buying into that yet? Certainly I'd love to see a blender controlled crane operator, at least more stable than using Windows CE.. Ha!
by bfvietnam
Sun May 30, 2004 8:59 am
Forum: News & Chat
Topic: personal key
Replies: 54
Views: 16086

Commercial work on open source is not evil.

Open source applications are designed to be free, but there is nothing that should bind the user to creating works that are free. Sure some users might see this as a problem, because they want to access everything.. But if you want to make a living using blender, you need assurance of knowing your w...
by bfvietnam
Sat May 29, 2004 12:43 pm
Forum: News & Chat
Topic: Does buying a book from amazon help?
Replies: 2
Views: 2869

Hmm

If the books comes from the "blender foundation" they benefit the blender foundation, if they don't, they don't..Even if a store bought a bunch of blender foundation books, you may reason that they already benefitted the blender foundation, but if nobody buys their books, they won't buy anymore.. If...