Category Archive for 'Bablings and Ramblings'

Wohooo! Whatever! Bablings and ramblings galore! Let”s throw in a couple of photos of yesterday”s party on top of that, just for kicks!

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Python, the text editor, and encoding

August 26th, 2006 by Bernard Lebel. Viewed 20194 times.

Recently I ran into a severe problem. Whenever I would try to import modules in the Python command line shell, I”d get syntax error pointing to the first line. In fact, trying to import the module in XSI from a custom command gave a syntax error at line… zero! What the?

Softimage Releases FaceRobot…

March 10th, 2006 by Patrick Boucher. Viewed 35009 times.

And everybody except the targeted audience gasps at the price of 95K for Face Robot Designer and 15K for Face Robot Animator. People in the OSS and free software world like to talk about free speach vs. free beer. Well, it seems to me like the ever widening 3D application userbase likes to have its [...]

Render Passes in Behavior

December 6th, 2005 by Patrick Boucher. Viewed 8814 times.

I’m currently winding down on this Behavior project that has been making me loose sleep. I’m at the stage where I need to create my data for my multiple render passes…. Warning: If you’ve never used Behavior before or don’t care for crowd sim, skip this one. If you care for a stupid Behavior trick… [...]

Parameters Units Missing.

November 29th, 2005 by Francois Lord. Viewed 8865 times.

A whole lot of time can be wasted by tweeking a parameter in XSI when you don’t know the units it’s expressed in. This is especially true in simulation. Simulations You can deduce the units of a parameter rapidly with only a few tries. The Age of a particle is expressed in seconds, not frames. [...]

Fake Strong typing in Jscript

September 3rd, 2005 by Andrea Interguglielmi. Viewed 9725 times.

In my endless search for the best language to script my rigs, sometimes I discover new features of the languages I already use. It happened again a few days ago, while I was reading through MSDN’s JScript reference to see why the “import” statement is protected, hoping again to find an include-like functionality that every [...]