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Logging and being proactive

October 5th, 2008 by Patrick Boucher. Viewed 9503 times.

You write tools for artists under a deadline (yours and theirs). You live in a production oriented world. Unit testing, beta testing and anticipating can only go so far, and that is only if you have time to properly test. You have to accept that eventually, your code will break. How it breaks and how [...]

Gerstner Waves 102

October 1st, 2008 by Patrick Boucher. Viewed 8730 times.

During the Gerstner Wave 101 video I alluded to stacking multiple waves together to create more complex surfaces. The idea is that for each successive wave or octave that is added onto the effect, the number of waves be greater, the amplitude be smaller and the speed be slower. Note: To see your full effect, [...]

Gerstner Waves 101

September 30th, 2008 by Patrick Boucher. Viewed 13580 times.

With the set of Gerstner Waves available for purchase it was obvious that there should be some usage videos posted here so here is the first one describing how to install it and the basic parameters. Of course the compound installation methodology applies to any compound you might download off the Softimage Community Site or [...]

Gerstner Waves for sale

September 30th, 2008 by Patrick Boucher. Viewed 3244 times.

After some hard work and some great feedback from a few people I’ve decided to put my Gerstner wave compounds up for sale. At their current price of 40$ they’re a steal, as far as I’m concerned. If you want to get your mitts on your own copy, check out the purchase page where you [...]

Why settle for one Python when you can have two

September 22nd, 2008 by Patrick Boucher. Viewed 5078 times.

For the first time I was confronted this week with running XSI 32bits and XSI 64bits on the same Windows x64 system. I’d tried it in the past just as a challenge to get it to work but now the crew I was working with actually had some production needs for it. It was so [...]