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Homemade Cellphone Satellites

If you look up “cell phone satellite”, what you get is a telecommunications satellite or comparisons between cell phones and satellite phones. This blog post is about neither. Instead, I’m musing on the concept of building satellites.

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Is Krita better than Gimp?

The Gimp is arguably the most popular free software for non-vector digital art and image editing. (Inkscape is the best free program for vector graphics in my opinion.) Some time ago, I analyzed Paint Tool SAI, comparing it with the … Continue reading

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Creating Projects with Irrlicht and Premake

~ Table of Contents ~ Introduction What is Premake? Initial Steps File Format Your Project File Structure Creating Needed Objects A Little About Lua Setting up a Premake Project Setting up Irrlicht Putting It All Together Additional Notes You are … Continue reading

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Ripping 3D Models from Websites

Anyone who explores the internet long enough should already be well aware of frequent image re-posting. While for some things, this is acceptable, in other areas, it leads to the ever louder cry of “art theft” and helps keep the … Continue reading

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3D Mesh Fractals – MetalIFS

I keep trying to make fractals in 3D, using different methods, but each method I had come up with had been dissatisfying, slow, unrefined, or difficult to work with… at least until now. Introducing, Metal IFS.

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JWildfire-Povray Exporter Published!

As the saying goes: “Full-scale, please.”

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Chaotica vs JWildfire Rendering

If you’re a fractal artist, you might be aware of a few popular programs for fractal art, including JWildfire and the up-and-coming Chaotica. JWildfire is almost a fractal creation suite, an all-in-one package that allows you to not only make … Continue reading

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Setting up JWildfire as a Project in NetBeans

In this tutorial, I’m going to show you how to set up JWildfire in the NetBeans IDE so you can edit the software in one of the best Java IDEs available. This will allow you to make custom variations of … Continue reading

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Metasequoia 4 Brief Review

Metasequoia is a 3D modelling program designed by a lone Japanese guy (Osama Mizuno) in downtown Tokyo (At this site: http://metaseq.net/en/.). Surprisingly, it’s a stunningly popular program. This is probably because it’s like PaintToolSAI – most things you need are … Continue reading

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Is PaintToolSAI Worth the Money?

Table of Contents Background What is Manga? Why the world uses SAI Gimp versus SAI Conclusion

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