Monday, October 30, 2006
Sunday, October 29, 2006
going cycling tomorrow with chris, rory and angus and then we'll possibly parody good riddance (time of your life) with our down market musical abilities. (no one has a drumkit, no one can sing and ill be damned if any of us have ever touched a violin/cello thing in our lives!)
Saturday, October 28, 2006
Also I have a sailing regatta at 12 today, rory'll be there (i hope) and rory, if your reading this i dont have your password thing yet. I'm hoping to get some skating in afterwards but its ending at 3 so i dont know if i'll have time to go into bray. I gotta go have breakfast now, bye
I have done some work, and it now comes in green:
and this time a more simple orange design:
Thursday, October 26, 2006
Also its only a few more days to hallowe'en! and, as it happens, on hallowe'en morning i am going on a hike (more of a walk) from bray to greystones with scouts (Rory and maybe Angus will be there) so if anyone sees me in bray rather overdressed for a day out on the town, thats why. Until next time....
Wednesday, October 25, 2006
I've just finished making a flash website, a homepage with galleries, links, bios etc. and now find myself unable to host it! If anyone knows a good (no add) webhost service (a free one too) then PLEASE tell me! I NEED YOUR HELP!
firstly, i have found, through an endless chain of links and more links how to access my eircom webbuilder, so crisis averted. Also, if anyone needs a good hosting service, while i was scouring the internet i chanced upon angelfire, i had heard of them before but never tried them and i have been pleasantly surprised. click here to go to angelfire.com They do not allow backlinking for obvious reasons but are still a very helpful site.
and yes eircom, im still mad.
Man, I need something to say! Does anyone know how on earth one would go about getting in such a mindset that they would actually enjoy texturing a model? When I talk to people on the internet, they say texturing can make a bad model good, and make any low poly model look amazingly intracate, and from experience I agree, but its sooooo boring!! I might make a texture for one or two polygons of an object and then BAM! I get bored and leave that model for ever. Texturing is such a chore it even puts me off modeling. which is bad.
Also I broke my phone, again. I've had the same model twice and the first time, the screen broke when i took a step wearing jeans (the phone was in my pocket). Walking shouldn't break a phone!. This time i think it has something to do with my breast pocket moving slightly to the left. Or maybe it was a small area of high air pressure which caused the screen to implode. Either way its broken and I need to get another one. No way am i getting that model again!
If anyone is interested in 3d modeling there is a free program called gmax which was develpoed by autodesk for modding games such as flight sim and battelfield2. I learned 3d modeling on it and although its really hard to learn, its almost an exact copy of 3ds max and so is a very helpful for learning before spending loads of money on a different program. The only downfall is that it doesn't have a rendering suite but they can be downloaded seperately for it.
Cllick here to download it/learn more.
Sunday, October 22, 2006
Anywho.. hey look! a post!! cool.
Thursday, October 19, 2006
(the picture on the bottom is a wireframe to show the amout of polygons involved)
Here it is with a background, bump mapping and lights as suggested by Sam in comments:
I'm aware the back ground isn't very good
Wednesday, October 18, 2006
Once upon a time in a town called Nantucket,
Where the people eat their food from a bucket.
There lived a man by the name of Nick,
Who rode around showing off his giant...stick.
The people tried to lift it but no one could,
this truly impressive hunk of wood.
So Nick laughed maniacally until he cried,
Until the hairs on his head turned white and died.
His high pitched, nasal, nerdy, laugh,
made the townsfolk really mad.
So one night while he was mocking their puny strength,
They bludgeoned him to death with a monkey wrench.
Now it said that on a dark night,
while walking a dusty path,
It is said thea one can get quite a fright.
When they hear Nicks nasal, ghostly laugh.
The moral of this story, friends and aquantences,
Is that maybe we should all have a little more patience.
With the weedy townsfolk from the town of Nantucket,
Lest we end up in their feeding buckets!
By the way im not trying to offend anyone... I'm sure Nantucket folk are as muscular and civilised as the next, but i needed the name for its rhyming qualities. Also here is my most recent 3d model: space station2, about 10-20 minutes of work.
Monday, October 16, 2006
Sunday, October 15, 2006
also i am aware that hallowe'en is two weeks away but i'll have you know that the little horned men are couch potatos for the rest of the year so they need two weeks of solid working out and greasing up before the big day. and when i said shoddily made digging tools i meant really shoddily made digging tools. we're not talking rusty spades, oh no, we're talking badly shaped trowels that the corpse men have whitled with their teeth from bits of the little children they eat. anywho.... i was sailing yesterday with rory and today i'm going cycling today.
16 days to hallowe'en! whooo!
Saturday, October 14, 2006
its coming, once again the little horned men are working out and greasing themselves up so that by th 31st they'll be oily and strong enough to open the gates of hell. robed warlocks are dusting off their hats and buying new batteries for their assorted glowey bits and bobs and the old man in the cellar who makes ridiculous rubber masks is finaly getting paid for his work. the dead are trying to claw their way up to the surface with shoddily made digging tools and foolishly long nails and the lead guitarist of slipknot has started to refuse to come out into the daylight. Im talking of course about hallowe'en, that time of year when its okay to key your neighbours car and pop out of a bush to scare the little old lady at number 14. the time of year when sacrificing your best friend to the demon gigglimesh is not considered morally wrong and where you can cover your 5 a day fruit and veg with chocolate and still call yourself a healthy eater, so crack open a keg of mining grade explosives, sharpen your kitchen tools and stock up on canned food and batteries. you may never eat again.
Friday, October 13, 2006
so in brief ive been sailing, in the Czech Republic ,camping ,going to school, going to Dun Laoghire, going to toms house, mountainbiking and skateboarding. All of this and of course the ongoing search for a reasonably priced top hat.
on the computer however, under my many avatars (karatekid samas, dillonosullivan, walkin dude and angry nudist) i've been delving deep into the 3d modelling world with predictable results: widespread death and destruction. here are some of my most recent modeling attempts on 3dsmax 8:
This one could be a level of some kind...
This one a morning star, mace, flail thing..
this one a halloweeny graveyard..
and this one a yacht.
Hope you like, ill have more pictures soon no doubt.