Thursday, January 31, 2013

Mac vs. PC

And the debate rages on! Not sure where I found this poster, I want to give the artist credit. Is it Reece Ward? Get the T-Shirt!

Speaking of rage...

Personally, for software like Maya, and just crunching data, you can't beat a PC for value and ease of purchase. Why buy a Mercedes when a good, basic pickup truck will do? And I still can't explain to Mac users how frustrating it is when you accidentally click off a window, say Photoshop, and the OS X menus take over. PC users will click and click and click at the OS X for the Photoshop menus they were using while their Photoshop image just sits there. It drives us crazy!

A Mac user will say, "Oh, just click on your Photoshop window." Fine. That fixes everything. I say the Photoshop, or the menus of whatever software you are using, should just stay visible, the way it does on a PC. Mac users just seem to be used to this game of hide and seek.

A fish doesn't know that it is wet, I guess. Yes, and the Macs don't get viruses... yet.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Early graphic user interface

Courtesy of Tom Sito via Facebook. This is how people functioned before Cintiqs.

The officer looks like he's drawing with a small power drill, or a soldering iron. You can find what he drew on this link:

Eric Hoffer-learners will inherit the earth

'Nuff said.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Basic City - Basic Mental Ray render

Just some basic polys; simple Physical Sun and Sky in Mental Ray. Gives a fairly dramatic layout, imho. I need to frame the shot better though.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Aaron Swartz cyber activist

More on Aaron Swartz, I'm just learning about this.

Doodles on a plane

Classic sketching on a napkin, drawn on flight back to LA.


Robots are inflating the blog numbers. Scrambling to get ready for Woodbury, no time to write, so this blog's numbers have dropped badly. Will get better posts on here asap.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

James Baxter - Notes on Acting for Animation

Link courtesy of

Iron Giant-Transformers mashup

Nicely done, all copyrights belong to their respective studios.

Aaron Swartz

What is information is okay to collect and redistribute? As long as you give the creator credit?

How hard should the government come down on violators?

I did not know anything about Aaron Swartz. Is this the message the powers that be want to present? Is this the only result for tackling raw power head on?

Rage against the Machinima

 Happy New Year blog

Artists, protect your rights!

Machinima winning ugly? David has to shame Goliath into good behavior?