Monday, June 27, 2005

New Collapse radiosity to Vertex Colors Script

Collapse radiosity to Vertex Colors Script.

What it does:
- grabs the meshing from the radiosity engine along with the lighting data for each vertex
- replaces the existing object mesh, modifiers, etc with a collapsed Editable mesh object
- assigns a shell material moving assigning a Vertex Color map to the Renderable material (optional)
- Operates on selection or the entire scene

What it does not do:
- use diffusemap color information or anything that's not part of the radiosity information
- Split direct or indirect lighting, allow you to turn on/off shadows

It has only been lightly tested, so please report issues if you see any and I'll fix them as soon as I can.

Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Random Lyrics

Minha dor é perceber
Que apesar de termos feito tudo que fizemos
Ainda somos os mesmos e vivemos
Como nossos pais

Elis Regina

That is soooo true, and it hurts.

Monday, June 13, 2005

San Francisco

I had an awesome Sunday. 20 min driving and I was out of town, in the wilderness, at a beach, gorgeous weather, great company, what else can you ask for?
Then at night I went to a surprise birthday party where the birthday boy did not show up - but who cares, we just had so much fun making the party ourselves that it was worth it.
It was a great Sunday.

Sunday, June 12, 2005

Blockback (aka retrospective blogging)

It's been 2 months without blogging. 2 very busy months, where lots of things happened. To start, I changed my job. I'm still in the same company, but I am now working for a different department.
I had to get used to the new commute, new processes and the new environment. Meanwhile, I was still involved with my old job, but that phased out fortunately. Nonetheless I still cruise through webboards collecting user feedback and I send it to my old co-workers.

I went to Bay to Breakers, which is a pretty cool run/walk event around the city, and took a ton of pictures. Then it was Star Wars Episode III, which I watched, of course, at 12am with Dave and John, and then saw again with another friend.

2 weeks ago was Carnival here in SF, and I went to a pre-carnival party with some friends on Saturday, coming back to the parade on Sunday. It's not Brazil's carnival, but it's still fun.

That's it pretty much. Besides that, I've been hanging out with friends doing pretty much all sorts of things. There are a ton of new movies coming out in the next few weeks, so I believe I'll be hanging out in the theaters pretty frequently.

When was the last time...

Tonight (late at night) I was coming back home on the bus and there was this girl in her early twenties standing up. She was coming back home with a couple friends. They were coming back from the 'Black and White Ball' which is a nice event that happens every year here in SF. She was happy and upbeat. She looked down and said to herself "I'm so happy".

This made me wonder, when was the last time I told myself "I'm so happy"? How long has it been since I felt that way?

The world is not a perfect dream, but are we happy? Are we working towards making ourselves happy or are we just kidding ourselves? We often call ourselves 'realists', but is that worth it? Isn't it better to look at things from the positive angle, and stop with all the "crap" that goes around us?

Is the glass half empty or half full, or completely full?

Think about it...