Archive for the CGI Category

Playing with fire

Posted on Sunday, March 15th, 2015 at 8:00 pm

In modo.

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Spring

Posted on Sunday, March 1st, 2015 at 5:52 pm

It’s been in the 40’s all day and foggy wet, miserable for the opening of In Like a Lion day.  But the cold is coming to an end.  I see maybe one or two more nights where it hits freezing, but by and large, it’s spring.  The redbuds are in full bloom, as are plum trees and other early bloomers.

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I am ready for spring.  I’m tired of cold weather.  I want to put up my winter clothes and forget them for eight months.  I’ve had enough central heat.  I want the doors open, a mild breeze drifting through the house.

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Found that TreeSketch died with iOS 8, a big sorrow.  Looking for a suitable tree generating replacement studio.

A cool spell

Posted on Tuesday, February 24th, 2015 at 7:45 pm

Hasn’t gotten out of the 30’s today.  Grumble grumble.  Myka stayed inside today.  I’m making her a house cat for a while, going into the entertainment business.  Meow.  Lots of mouse flipping and other calorie burners.  Every square inch of the house has been inspected.  Make her tired and sleepy.

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I can’t seem to get warm enough.  I’ve held off turning up the thermostat.  I may have to give in.

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A good day for sleeping under covers.

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Pine needles test in modo, using fur materials.

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Bookshelf

Posted on Friday, February 20th, 2015 at 2:17 pm

A quick and dirty bookshelf.  Start to finish, seven minutes.

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More bent stuff

Posted on Thursday, February 19th, 2015 at 12:16 pm

Tri color braid, normal and stretched, a coil of cable, a spiral ramp, and a stainless steel spring.

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Virtual Braiding

Posted on Wednesday, February 18th, 2015 at 10:32 pm

Here’s some fancy braiding moves in modo.

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A new yard crew member

Posted on Sunday, February 15th, 2015 at 5:12 pm

Alpha (current name, due to change) is a female miniature Schnauzer that is new to the property as of this afternoon.  Everyone welcomed her except Myka.  And from what I can, it’s a case of unknown new dog in the yard knee jerk.  Alpha paid very little attention to Myka, which to me is the primary factor.  Myka will get used to her, and all will calm down.  It will just take a little time for a little familiarity to set in.

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Got a new machine bash kit.  Here’s a sample mech joint.  Nice kit.

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Oy!

Posted on Tuesday, February 10th, 2015 at 11:25 am

How many nuns could a nunchuck chuck if a nunchuck could chuck nuns?

Ceramic skillet

Posted on Friday, February 6th, 2015 at 9:49 am

Another skillet, this one ceramic.  Oil in the bottom…

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Another ceramic pot

Posted on Thursday, February 5th, 2015 at 4:39 pm

Another one.

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Ceramic Pot

Posted on Thursday, February 5th, 2015 at 12:04 am

Giving modern technology equal time.

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Cast iron skillet

Posted on Wednesday, February 4th, 2015 at 7:19 pm

A cast iron skillet, with a sheen of oil in the bottom.  modo, of course.

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xfrog again

Posted on Sunday, January 11th, 2015 at 12:07 am

Xfrog had another sample shift, 33 more plant models in OBJ and LXL presets for modo. 5G of downloading on a slow server.  That puts it close to 150 plants total.

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Been pretty wet the last couple of days.  Nothing really heavy, but often enough to keep it soggy outside.  Hanging in the 30’s for the most part.  Hunkering down, like most folks.

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Finally got most of the time sensitive stuff eaten.  It is nice to have the kitchen fluffed out, the full options.  Coconut cream pie coming up.  I had to bump it a couple of times, but the expiration dates are forgiving. Made cinnamon rolls this morning.  They’re all gone, and I feel the sugar buzz.

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Finished the Dr Who marathon this evening.  Back to movies.

Canisters done

Posted on Wednesday, December 31st, 2014 at 3:48 pm

I’m done with modeling the canisters.  The last model of 2014.

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I’m ready to let 2015 arrive quietly.  I am partied out.  Food is ready for tomorrow, cornbread, black eyed peas, pastrami and Jarlsberg, and cheesecake.  A shot of Patron Anejo at midnight.  Plenty of quiet fireworks.

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Happy new year.

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Canister models

Posted on Tuesday, December 30th, 2014 at 3:12 pm

Almost done with modeling the kitchen canisters in modo 8.  I still need to tweak a few loops to tighten up a few slopes, but it’s just about done.

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Crystal ware

Posted on Friday, December 26th, 2014 at 10:28 am

In modo 8.

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More xfrog free samples

Posted on Monday, September 8th, 2014 at 5:54 pm

xfrog has a new set of 31 freebie samples, including a bottle tree.  Looks like I could be here another week to care for Ava (cat).

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Balloon

Posted on Wednesday, August 13th, 2014 at 5:33 pm

Been dealing with blood pressure issues since yesterday.  Internet issues too.  Not a good combination.  At least Myka has been considerate, except when it comes to slipping outside.  I’m handling all three, but it sure eats time and saps energy.

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Need to trim my fingernails.  Too many typos on the right side of the keyboard.

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Move forward

Posted on Tuesday, August 5th, 2014 at 8:32 pm

Time to take care of finances.  All the holds have passed.  Let the checks fly.

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I may have seen my last modo tutorial.  Nothing I didn’t understand, but the level of familiarity with the rapid fire tools was numbing.  Yeah, sure, it was all done and edited and rehearsed to make it look that smooth.  But still…..  I am not that into modo this summer, thanks to ms claws.  The level of familiarity, you have to do it to gain it.  And I’ve barely been keeping my thumb in it this summer.  I may have to throw in the towel on mastering it all and accept what I’ve learned so far.  That ain’t chump change, so maybe I’ll let the future of modo go to younger dogs and do what I do.  We’ll see…..

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Sleep is not steady.  Shift in comfort hours during the height of August, staying up later, sleeping in.  AC cools best at night, and it coasts into the afternoon, once it bottoms on the temp outside.  The vampire life.  I wish I could get a night’s sleep all at once.

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18 days (give or take) to Austin.

Glassware

Posted on Thursday, July 31st, 2014 at 8:22 pm

My first render in eight weeks.  THANKS, MYKA!

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in modo, of course.

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The Myka and Annie Show

Posted on Friday, July 11th, 2014 at 6:29 pm

Those two rascally shadows in my life, Myka and Annie mixing it up.  I’m all for it, as Myka now has someone besides me to pester, at least for a little while.

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Back online, sort of….

Posted on Monday, June 16th, 2014 at 7:24 pm

Internet has been an issue for the last ten days.  Fortunately, today it took a turn for the better, if only slightly.  The good news is that I can  get online most of the day, which is much improved from the couple of hours a night wifi connection.

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But this morning, I helped dismantle the front of the greenhouse that got smashed by the fallen soapberry trees.  (Photo in the end of May entry.)  This opened the path of transmission a fair bit, quadrupling the open profile between houses.  But still, the new modem/wifi is too weak.  A switch to a different carrier is in the making.  So I wait and do as I can with a slow service.  And I can always move closer in the yard if I need speed.

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Paid storage rent today.    Not broke, but not high rolling either.  Hope to see a check soon to try the iPad app for the bank (photo transfer deposit).  Bank is thin on funds, though.  Other sources holding.

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The picarita (still no name) is getting settled in.  She uses the new cat box faithfully.  She is getting used to Annie, who is behaving her manners.  There are many conflicts going on inside her canine brain, but she’s sincerely trying.

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Some of the stuff I did while the net was down.

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Summer

Posted on Thursday, June 5th, 2014 at 9:54 pm

Summer is finally here.  Ugh!  90’s without A/C.  Oh well, I can wash my hair daily in cold water with no discomfort.

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LazyBoy slipped a dowel.  I may sleep in the truck tonight, maybe in the little LazyBoy.  It is fixable, will just require coordination and schedule.

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Internet has been a pain today…..  what else is new?

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modo 8.0.1 SP1 was released this week.  Fixed some bugs.  I’m happy.

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The Meenie is being tamed.  Added Cribbage and Canasta to the iPad to keep Pinochle company.  Staying busy mentally, if nothing else.

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Indian plate

Posted on Thursday, May 29th, 2014 at 10:35 pm

modo, of course.

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Offline

Posted on Wednesday, May 21st, 2014 at 7:36 pm

I’ve had no internet for the last two days.  Not a lot of fun.  Took the time to work in modo.

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