I just started a vimeo channel for myself. I figure there will be plenty I can upload and share.. Most work is done in Maya and rendered with a combination of Renderman renderers and Mental ray. (all images and movies are copyright of their respective studios. Use here is for self promotion only.
So it came in today. And I’m mistyping this blog entry on it as we speak. Mine’s the 3G model, I figured just in case I wanted to travel with it, it could come in handy. Especially if they continue to offer the service on a monthly basis with no contract, a genius move on apples part in my opinion. Anyway this is not too shabby I must say, word press app and all make mobile blogging pretty damn easy. We’ll see how this goes. Now I’m off to write some code before my eyes burn out for the night.
At the request of a friend, I have put up a slightly modified (for redhat/centos) version of dot_j’s awesome python message popup program called Mumbles.
Its a super usefull bit of code that hooks into the DBUS messaging system in linux and also now it looks like libnotify as welll. Themed popup notifications from everything from AIM messages, to firefox downloads to growl network support. My reasoning for forking an already great project is just to keep it working on redhat flavor linux as I believe that dot_j only really supports debian / ubuntu so there are a few library and python GUI calls that have to be changed .
Open source baby! Yah!
I love git, at work we use mercurial, its not bad, but I still like git better. So I set up a github account. I will soon be pouring over my old mel scripts, extracting and genericising some of my favorite stuff and sharing. I’m also getting fairly good at hacking on maya and houdini plugins and python scripting. I need some advice at compiling in windows, but I generally do my dev on linux right now. I’m trying to get all my directories set up and organized in a way that I like. but soon there will be some sweet coding action going on. stay tuned. Oh and if you want a nice, simple makeFile and buildConfig for linux plugins thats what I have for you.
Well Here we are again,Â blogging,Â I don’t know why this comes in spurts and fits for me,Â I guess itsÂ finally getting settled after movingÂ after a year and a half and having time toÂ actuallyÂ make an online presence for myself again.
Thus…Â here we areÂ Â Â Â The art of faking it, is not a blog aboutÂ how to fake your way thru theÂ VFXÂ biz, its about how pretty much everything we doÂ isÂ a hack,Â sometimes elegant, sometimes not so Â 🙂 Â This is forÂ the hardcore TD andÂ VFXÂ explorer.Â We’llÂ talk here aboutÂ topics on the fringe of becoming reality for VFX.Â I constantlyÂ search forÂ new technology andÂ often wish IÂ had a place toÂ discuss itÂ andÂ gatherÂ same minded folksÂ around these ideas to further ourÂ collectiveÂ Â business brain.Â Â Â Â There will be news,Â videosÂ links,Â open source code,Â hacks galore andÂ maybe even a few hidden gems along the way. Â Hope you enjoy
In standard practice,Â Â my first blog entry isÂ a hello world 🙂