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Monday, May 12, 2008

Anyone for toast?

I love toast, (and brewed coffee), so I couldn't resist drawing this 'ere toaster. The teapots only there for the toaster to have something to reflect.



Hmmm, maybe I should have drawn a coffee pot instead of a teapot!! Anyway, perhaps you prefer your appliances to be shiny white, so try this one on.....



Sunday, May 11, 2008

Reflected Teapot

After a bit of my usual fiddling with this and that, I came up with this 3d rendering of a teapot sitting on a table and reflected in 2 mirrors. This was created in Autodesk 3dsMax.

The interesting thing about it is what the mirrors show. Normally, a mirror in 3dsMax does not reflect its own of other mirror's image. So you don't get the effect of seeing in one mirror, what is reflected in another mirror.

This animation uses a special technique explained in a tutorial by Sushant Sudame on http://www.3dtotal.com/ww.3dtotal.com/ and uses a unique ray-tracing material for the mirror surfaces.

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Here's the same scene with the mirrors rearranged so that they are facing one another.

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Saturday, May 10, 2008

Thought for the day

The nice thing about being senile is you can hide your own Easter eggs.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Joke of the day from Jokes Central

Computer Diagnosis:


One day Bill complained to his friend that his elbow really hurt. His friend suggested that he go to a computer at the drug store that can diagnose anything quicker and cheaper than a doctor.
''Simply put in a sample of your urine and the computer will diagnose your problem and tell you what you can do about it. It only costs $10."


Bill figured he had nothing to lose, so he filled a jar with a urine sample and went to the drug store. Finding the computer, he poured in the sample and deposited the $10. The computer started making some noise and various lights started flashing. After a brief pause out popped a small slip of paper on which was printed: "You have tennis elbow. Soak your arm in warm water. Avoid heavy lifting. It will be better in two weeks."

Later that evening while thinking how amazing this new technology was and how it would change medical science forever, he began to wonder if this machine could be fooled. He mixed together some tap water, a stool sample from his dog and urine samples from his wife and daughter. To top it off, he masturbated into the concoction.

He went back to the drug store, located the machine, poured in the sample and deposited the $10.

The computer again made the usual noise and printed out the following message:

"Your tap water is too hard. Get a water softener. Your dog has worms. Get him vitamins. Your daughter is using cocaine. Put her in a rehabilitation clinic. Your wife is pregnant with twin girls. They aren't yours. Get a lawyer. And if you don't stop jerking off, your tennis elbow will never get better."

Cat Mania - more of my favourite cat photos

I've posted some of these on BigBlog already, so I'm sorry for the repeat. I've added a few more to keep it interesting for Doug and Grotty.

Doing these photo posts on both sights shows up the differences in the ease of posting photos. BS is much more user friendly for posting pics that is BP.




'I suppose you think this is funny!'






Awww







Practicing his balancing act!








'ARRGH!!'





'Don't even ask!!!'







'Oh yeah - Bloody hilarious!'










A-head of the rest











Bird Almanac?






The look on the dog's face says it all!




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'Sheesh!




'What canary?'




'I've heard it before - but it still cracks me up!'


Disney couldn't do any better than this!




Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Here's a few more






It's a bird, It's a plane --- No it's Super Dog and his sidekick Biggles



All they need are capes!

Mechanistic

Gear Animation

I should put this to music! Any suggestions?

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Grumpy takes a fall

Hi there. I've only got a few minutes as I'm in the middle of my weekly cleaning and I have to get it done early 'cause I have to go fix someone's gas heater.

Thursday, after getteing home from work, I did a couple of things outside in the back yard. When I came through the sliding doors between the Pagola and the living room I must have tripped over the blasted door rail.

A trip to the hospital by ambulance and three stitches in the scalp was the result. It was just as well the Michael came home on time from work that day and found me on the floor.

Didn't stop me doing 2 shifts at the hospital the following day, and I was able to show everyone my war injury (well... not really a war injure, just the results of bloody stupidity).

I'm surprised that I haven't had any ill effects from it all. I only have a little soreness where the stitches are.