The Geeky

The not so last Jedi

It’s that time of year again when my overworked brother has a few days off and we can go to the movies without him missing his bedtime once a year. As in the last two years this slot was firmly occupied by the latest Star Wars outing and I suppose it will be like that […]

The Gray

After a few weeks ago Rance Howard passed away whom I honestly only ever remember as John Sheridan‘s father in a few episodes of Babylon 5, today the sad news of Bruce Gray‘s passing reached us. This is much closer to my heart and of course significant in that he also played in B5 (the excellent […]

Mental-ly gone

Tough times for 3D old-timers like me it seems. After the demise of Fabric Engine a few weeks ago, today we have to put on yet another grief-stricken face for Mental Ray. NVidia, current owners of the product have declared the cessation of active development. Surprising? Not really! When was the last time you heard […]

Torn Fabric

Ah, the times… It seems another one has bitten the dust. While elsewhere 3D software is getting worse and worse (Hello Maxon!), the last few bits of truly innovative programs die off. This time Fabric Engine is the victim of this trend. Now granted, it was nerdy stuff and at the end of the day, […]

2018 ain’t coming yet

Just a quick follow-up on my article from one month ago (Wow, these days I only post about once a month. how times have changed!): Sad as it is, stay away from Adobe Creative Cloud 2018 products for the time being. Just when you think things can’t get worse, Adobe proves that they can up […]

Atomic Lens Distortions

With the advent of action cams and cheap “VR” lenses (yes, the ironic/ sarcastic use of quotation marks is fully intended) the problem of lens distortions is more prevalent than ever. Personally I’ve never been too much a fan of people ironing out every bit of lens curvature on their video and photos because, you […]

Going Fu-Fu-Fucking Fusion?

Best news of this year’s SIGGRAPH so far: Fusion is going 9 and they’ve lowered the price to a ridiculous level that even I might be able to afford the Studio version despite living off charity. With this there’s barely any excuse left to not take the plunge, considering that you get pretty much all […]