Design | March 9th, 2018
Mad Cat (2018 Rendering)
I recently began playing with 3ds Max again, mainly to see if I can load up some of my old renderings. To my amazement very little has changed with that software in the last 12-ish years since I last worked with it. Suffice to say, I was able to re-render a few of my old favorites and I even made 8×10 prints from them. This whole process has reinvigorated my desire to remaster Mischievous Bears in 4K and fix a few lingering issues I had with the original movie that I made 15 years ago. With computers being significantly better than they were back then, I hope I can get this movie rendered sometime this year.
You can see these final renderings on my Google Photos album.
And on YouTube as well.
3dsmax animation art battletech
Programming | October 15th, 2016
The Pi 2
Last Spring, when I rebuilt this website, I used a Raspberry Pi on my home network as an internal web server to host the site development. Setting it up for that purpose was fairly easy once I got php/mysql and WordPress installed on it. However, there were a couple of config files that had to be manually modified that required a little research on my part to configure correctly.
Since that project is now completed, and now that I’m currently between projects that would utilize the Pi as a development server, I need to find a good use for it. It’s running Ubuntu Mate and it’s also hooked up to my TV as a display, however, I already have an Apple TV hooked up to the TV for my usual TV-type watching purposes. I may try and set it up as an arcade or console system, similar to the RetroPi.
Overall, the Pi really is a neat little computer.
Design | December 4th, 2010
iPad Sunset Sketch
I have been dabbling with Sketchbook Pro (among other drawing apps) on my Mom’s iPad lately. I have to say it’s pretty fun to work with. Not quite a Wacom tablet killer, Sketchbook has a few limitations, but it certainly has it’s uses considering the price difference between the two. Sketchbook just needs to support larger canvases and it’ll be golden.
When the next generation iPads come out next spring, I’m going to have to look into getting one. For a device that doesn’t really have any uses, it certainly is a lot of fun to play with.
apple iPad sketchbook
Writing | October 26th, 2010
Mistletoe’s Night is now available on the Amazon Kindle. I don’t own a Kindle so I’m uncertain as to how well it renders the pages or how well the illustrations show up in black and white. From what little I’ve seen from the ‘preview’ it should be okay. The text does run beyond a single page in most instances much like the iPad version, but that I don’t have any control over.
books kindle mistletoe
Design | October 10th, 2010
I’ve been monkeying around with WordPress for the last month or so. I think I now have a pretty good handle on it’s inner workings, so I’ve been able to make this theme a little more compact and unique from the pedestrian default look, or my old theme.
Anyway, I may still make some changes to the graphics through the next several weeks, but I hope I can stick with this one for quite some time before I get bored with it.
Writing | August 19th, 2010
You can now purchase a digital copy of Mistletoe’s Night through the Apple iBookstore app for the iPad and iPhone. Hopefully I can get it on the other ebook devices (like the Kindle) as well. To find it, simply type ‘mistletoe’ in the search box in the iBooks app. You can also buy it as an epub file from Lulu as well; which should be viewable on all the ebook devices out there, but I’m not 100% sure.
Update: I’m now in the process of making it available on the Kindle through its respective service. I don’t have a Kindle so I don’t really know how its going to look, but from what I could tell from the preview the formating might be a little goofy, and obviously the illustrations are in black and white.
apple books mistletoe