I've been pretty busy writing up my dissertation report this last week, hence the lack of any updates to my journal. So todays entry is a few random thoughts from the last week I've sent off my first draft of the dissertation to my supervisor. I need some feedback so I can try and maximise my mark, but at the same time I really don't want any feedback. Due to it's weighting (20% of my entire degree) the mark I get for this report is pretty much the mark I get for my overall degree - if it gets slated at the first draft I probably won't have time to improve it before the final deadline [headshake]
I was thinking of drawing up the per-frame image composition for my dissertation as a huge Visio diagram and submitting it as an IOTD. I've got bits of it done, but it's pretty freakin cool to see just how much work a GPU can do. There's about 50-60 intermediary images produced for a single frame, and 20-60 of those per second.
I miss playing with Direct3D 10. Since Vista exploded on me I can't do any D3D10 stuff, and I was finding that a nice way of avoiding other more boring work. I keep thinking of new things I'd like to try with it. For example, I'm pretty sure I could knock up a double-pass fresnel-based water rendering demo using D3D10. I've not fully thought it through, but I think you'd need at least 4 passes on regular D3D9 hardware.
I've joined an elite group of just six people (of 99,371). Thanks to whomever bumped me over the 1900 rating line [grin]
I can't find any decent comparison imagery for my project. I need to write up an evaluation showing how my project is amazing and does what it was supposed to do..
Going home for the weekend to see some friends I've not seen in a while as well as the family. It'll be nice to get away from here for a while.
Picked up another copy of Far Cry for GBP7.99 the other day. Yes, another copy - I leant my original one to a friend who's since done a runner [rolleyes]. I personally had considerably more fun playing Far Cry than I ever did with Half-Life 2 (which everyone seems to think is perfect). Alterior motive is that now I have a Gf6800 I want to try the patch that adds HDRI effects to Far Cry [grin]
That is all.