Yeah, I know what you mean, we all move on from online sites at times. I'm spending less time to on here too.
Congrats. man! And to your band. Good to hear all your hard work and practice did it!
I've been both good and experiencing deja-vu with other folk. It's funny, how false folk can be and expect you haven't heard it all before. I went out last night, a bit boring, but at least good enough weather for it. Gonna get my hair bleached and blue, just waiting on some bleach atm.
I've not done anything really I feel worthy of showing on YouTube - most of the stuff I did was years ago. So, things have really improved!
Like in that clip for example. It's a rolling demo (like a film, but you can change things about them, like effects, or cameras) that's was meant to be realised last Autumn or so - but hasn't shown up yet. It was done to demonstrate a new techinique the company ATI (makes graphics cards) has, which lets them get really realistic scenes and objects in real-time.
Hopefully, it'll be available for download soon - they usually eventually release the demos all for free.
This is another one - which I do have, and if you have a good enough graphics card you can probably try it too. Nvidia Mermaid
You can see how it's interactive, the person is messing around making the hair float around as they shift the camera angle. You can also change the colour and length of the hair and stuff.
Sorry to hear about your borken foot - hopefully it's not causing you troubles now. Some K-Swiss can be not bad, depending on how they look. I get how you go for ones that are comfy though. Cheers, man!
Sorry, the link just needed copy & pasted, but here's it as an easy clickable one: Ruby CGI Demo
Great news on you winning! Good work! :D You're doing good to get to the finals. Get that practice in and go for the win!
Here's the latest demo as a video - it needs an ATI card, and they haven't released the demo as a program yet. But it's pretty impressive for real-time CGI - meaning you should be able to change camera angle as it runs without waiting!
Oh, if my request about trainers seems odd - no worries. I'm just mildly curious. =)
I guess in a way I am going towards CGI - but I'm more game-orientated. Good CGI is way time-consuming, it takes minutes to render(draw) a single frame. Though now-a-days, some of the graphics CGI demos work in real time if you have a good enough graphics card. I always like playing around with those - since they're free - and that's where I'll probably be working on next, but I at the beginning of learning to do it. Mainly animaton and procedural effects are what I'm interested in. My profession was programming.
Would you mind if I ask what sort trainers or boots you like? Or some pics of rocking them with your spikes?
That sounds good, getting to the semis - how many bands were in the contest at the start? Here's hoping you get the cash!
I've been doing pretty good - been busy since Jan, got the bug to be active again and code - even though right now it's getting a little harder 'cause most of the stuff left to do in my program is either hard or fixing stuff I don't wanna suffer through. =)
What's been happening with your Internet access? Oh, and I like your new fan pic against the patterned leaves.
You never warned me how tricky spikes are... :| I'll be trying for a third time tomorrow. I did not bad ones, first time - but then I took some photos...and scrapped them. :( No way near as nicely done as yours!
I need practice! I do! :D How's things going? And how did the recording go in January?