Saturday, July 31, 2004

Photography for Liberty at the Ballard Locks

The unsupportable events chronicled here have hit far too close to home. We have created, in the fuzzy-headed state of mind following 9/11, a class of thuggish cop who not only misunderstands his mission but is also apparently deaf to reason. We have a long period of work ahead to rebuild from the damage that we have done to ourselves.

I'll be attending this event tomorrow: Ballard Locks Photo Workshop

I'll be wearing this badge:

Tuesday, July 27, 2004

Wretched Excess vs. Charming Solicitude

Yahoo! News - Squirrel fears over Rooney ring If this had happened in a US park, the squirrels would have been blamed for the ring not being found, and turned into a coat. And several drunken yokels would manage to get themselves killed. Possibly by squirrels, but more likely by accidental shooting.

Sunday, July 18, 2004

When a Rahkshi Plays at Being a Vahki

Not so much a MOC as a re-arrangement of parts. The Rahkshi and the Vahki are clearly related somehow. I wanted to see what would happen if a Rahkshi tries to transform the same way a Vahki. It turns out that everything needs to be backwards. The Matoran torso is rotated around the x axis, the shoulders are rotated around the y axis, the arms and legs are swapped (but not the feet and hands!) Also, the legs are connected backwards and upside-down. The result is recorded here:
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I have attempted a morph of the two models with limited success (opens in new window):
first morph


Another go but still flawed. How to do alpha channel in animation file? (opens in new window):
Another morph


Tuesday, July 13, 2004

Bush's Last Campaign! Hallelujah!

ABCNEWS.com : Bush Daughters Embark on Campaign Trail: "The president told the magazine: 'The thing I'm most excited about is that I get to spend the last campaign of my life with two girls I love. It's an experience we'll be able to talk about for years to come.'"

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