Wow, it’s been quite some time.. Just started studying again which was the primary focus for the past few months. Monday this idea and need came up to have some sort of basic and simple online paint, so quickly made a little prototype and expanded on it and voila a result, try it out tell me what you think in the comments.
Waves have always been really hard to code. But one day a smart guy called Ken Perlin figured out a kind of noise called ‘Perlin’ noise that could be mapped in a picture with smooth transitions. These pictures can easily serve as heightmaps. Using the brightness of a certain place on the image to determine the height of the surface on top of it. Check out the example behind the read more link:
Last week I watched this very interesting lecture from Randy Pausch about achieving your childhood dreams and those of others. After watching the lecture (which you should if you haven’t done so yet) I thought to myself what would I love to have done in my life… So I made myself a list:
- Fly a MiG-25 to space
What would be better than being in space or flying a jet? Doing both at the same time! There are multiple companies willing to bring you that delight with the Mikoyan-Gurevich 25, which packs 100.1 kN to thrust you right to the edge of space (~25.000 m up). All you have to do now is fork over $31,995. [link]
- (Accidentally) Drive a Caterpillar 797B over a car
The Caterpillar 797B is the biggest truck in the world. Hauling around 623,700 kg with 3550 horsepower is fun. And since a rally with these trucks will unlikely ever happen I’ll settle with driving over a car (accidentally). Check out the video here.
- Be 007
Everybody dreams of being 007! Driving your top of the line Aston Martin to the most luxurious and beautiful locations while saving the world from another villain with lots of tricked out gadgetry.
- Be a Mythbuster for a day
The mythbusters have the best job in the whole world. Finding out all the cool stuf in the name of science. But since they are not to eager to hire anymore people on their team which I completely understand… it ought to be fun for just one day. (Please? )
- Set foot on Mars
Don’t we miss those days of explorers pioneering new land? What about being the first person to set foot on Mars!
- Laugh to death
Obviously this should be the very last thing to do on our list… But is there anyone who could think of a better way to die?
- Do a monster truck rally/destruction derby with some friends
Pretty self explanatory…
- Drag a top fuel dragster
I bet most of your friends won’t top the experience of a nitromethane powered 8000 horsepower rocket that will blast you to 450 km/h in just 200 meters.
- Have some fun with a mini gun
Again this video probably says enough: [link]
- Think of your own! Tell us in the comments…
Lets start the first post off with 2 interesting projects I came across recently. Both are related to video editing, and both make clever use of human perception or other technologies outside of the video footage itself. This results in powerfull ways to edit video and to easily create high quality 3D models and textures from low quality video footage. The last one is a bit of long video, but the beginning is certainly worth watching (and the rest as well if you have lots of spare time and little to do… )
Well, as you can see, gamitude.nl as it was is no longer there. The website was unable to compete with the competition and spam…
But don’t be sad, FUNCTION will be the new home for my AS3 & Flash projects, PHP projects, Tech news and lots more of interesting stuff. Check back soon!