||August 31, 2013 at 8:57 pm
I’m backdating this to August, but we’re a bit late this month, for which you can blame XCOM, about which I will undoubtedly have something more to say later. About this month in reading, well, let us just say that the non-fiction reading goes slower than the fiction reading, and some non-fiction goes slower than other non-fiction. Video games have nothing to do with this, of course. YTD stats: January: 3 total; 3 fiction (1,712 pages) February: 3 total; 3 non-fiction (1,098 pages) March: 13 total; 10 graphic (2,432 pages); 2 fiction (1,462 pages); 1 non-fiction (290 pages) April: 7 total; 2 graphic (1,200 pages); 2 fiction (1,776 pages); 3 non-fiction (1,244 pages) May: 1 total; 1 fiction (1,040 pages) […]
This is one of those “I’d better write this down before I forget about it” posts. So, without going into too much detail, there are a lot of times working in Blender that you’d really like to know the distance between two vertices. This is especially handy for UV mapping so that you can get proportions correct, but there’s plenty of other utility as well. Only, Blender doesn’t make it really obvious how to figure it out, which meant that prior to just now, I was doing a whole lot of clicking vertices, subtracting coordinates in my TI-89, and applying the Pythagorean Theorem. Which, as I’m sure you’ll agree, is annoying.
I have to post these, it’s in my contract. This is all Samson’s fault.
Fallout: New Vegas – DLC
||August 17, 2013 at 10:20 am
Apparently I never actually got around to blogging about the Fallout: New Vegas DLCs in favor of some random posting about it on the AFKMods forums a year ago. That’s kind of strange, so in the interests of posterity, I’ll reproduce my posts from this 70+ page thread so that I can stop looking through 70+ pages for them.
Ukiyo-e As Desktop Backgrounds
||August 11, 2013 at 5:37 pm
In which I want to write a few words on how I’m making my desktop backgrounds so I don’t forget, because I might want to make more. Maybe you will too. For a few years now, my desktop background has been a variation on that image up there, which is a Japanese woodblock print (the ukiyo-e part of the title) by a guy named Hiroshige, who worked about 200 years ago. Sarah and I used to call it Sad Hut In Snow (because Megatokyo), but it’s actually called something more like Snow Scene at the Shrine of Benzaiten in the Pond at Inokashira. As it so happens, I have a particular fondness for the art style here (I have a […]