Wolfmanyoda

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  1. any freehand modelling app?

    http://www.shapeshop3d.com/ may be what you're looking for. I haven't tried it out but there is a video on the main page that shows how it works.
  2. Blender Animation Screwup

    Change your Start and End frames to match the animation that you are testing. What is happening is it is grabbing all of the other frames that it put in the temp folder(default location is C:\tmp\). You could delete the contents then re-render your animation and all should be well. [Edited by - Wolfmanyoda on December 26, 2008 10:08:15 PM]
  3. Looking for best 3d animation software

    There is no "best 3D animation software". There may be one that works *best* for you, but to determine which one that is you should download the trial versions of the ones you can afford, try them out, and see which you like the best. Then buy that one.
  4. Evolution named 2005's top scientific breakthrough

    Wow evidently I pissed someone off. Ok, here is how I see things. Apparently Ra doesn't like the fact that some Christians are infringing on his right to ignore Creationism. That's fine, everyone has an opinion. GameDev is a programming forum, therefore I will assume (yeah, yeah, I know) that most people here are of a scientific nature and believe in Evolution. Again, that's fine. But threads of this nature are so often one-sided around here that I thought I'd stand up and say something for those that are not present to speak for themselves. The whole topic of ID versus Darwin in public schools: I really don't care. It doesn't matter to me what they teach. I was just playing devil's advocate in an attempt to spark a good debate, and it looks like I used a little too much spark. It wasn't my intention to piss anyone off. The little Christian kids are still going to learn about Creationism at home from their parents and the non-christian kids will get their Darwin. No one gets hurt. Everyone knows the public school system in the U.S. is a joke, and it will take someone a hell of a lot smarter than me to fix it. Man, some people really take this stuff to heart. Happy Friday [grin]
  5. Evolution named 2005's top scientific breakthrough

    Quote:Original post by Agony Quote:Original post by Wolfmanyoda Quote:Original post by Ra There are far too many US schools involved in a battle of Intelligent Design vs. Evolution when there should be no question about which should be taught. I'm looking at you, Bible Belt. There are school battles over it because too many people on both sides take the same view as you do. Both sides think they are right and the other is wrong. Too many people with closed minds. Present both ideas, and state that both are theories because neither have been proven. Do that is incredibly misleading though, because you're viewing things in black and white when it's really not; you're saying that something is either a theory or it isn't, and if it's a theory, then it's equally valid as any other theory. First of all, ID isn't a theory according to the scientific understanding of the word; it's a non-scientific hypothesis, non-scientific because it (in the way it is presently formulated and presented) can't be tested according to the scientific method. Secondly, even if ID were a scientific hypothesis, it isn't a scientific theory (again, according to the definition used within science), because it doesn't have a sufficiently strong body of evidence supporting it. It has a few claims supporting it, but they've either been falsified, or can't be falsified in any way (making them unscientific claims), or are presently too vague. I don't know the details about Dembski's "specified complexity", but I do know more about Behe's "irreducible complexity", and I know that it has been falsified through experiments; it has been shown that a system that would fall under Behe's definition of an irreducibly complex system can indeed evolve according to the basic, non-intelligent, principles of mutation/natural selection. Beyond those two things, there isn't really anything that's even remotely close to being scientific. If we teach a non-scientific not strongly verified hypothesis in school as an alternative to a scientific and strongly verified theory, then kids are going to get the same impression as you apparently have: "If it hasn't been proven, and enough people think it might be true, then it must be potentially just as valid as anything." That's not how science works. Too bad kids in school seem to only learn scientific "facts", and hardly any scientific methodology; even the scientific method is taught as a boring "fact" (based on my own personal experiences). By the way, you don't have to give every idea out their equal weight in your mind in order to be open minded. If you were so open minded that you gave a serious and equal consideration to every idea that was presented to you, your brain would probably fall out, and even if not, most people would probably consider you rather unwise. Part of wisdom is being able to effectively figure out which ideas to throw out quickly, which ideas to ponder more thoroughly, and which ideas to accept as true (temporarily, until a ponderable idea comes along that might dislodge it, of course). I think that calling people close-minded is often a cheap and invalid criticism (one that I've been guilty of myself in the past), and I think that your criticism of people having closed minds falls under this category. Ok.
  6. Evolution named 2005's top scientific breakthrough

    Quote:Original post by Ra There are far too many US schools involved in a battle of Intelligent Design vs. Evolution when there should be no question about which should be taught. I'm looking at you, Bible Belt. There are school battles over it because too many people on both sides take the same view as you do. Both sides think they are right and the other is wrong. Too many people with closed minds. Present both ideas, and state that both are theories because neither have been proven.
  7. Who loves foreign music?

    I've been streaming some Japanese music for awhile. Can't name any bands though, I don't understand a single word of it.
  8. Ha!! Finally graduated and got a job =)

    Rock on! Congrats dude! Beer and hookers for everyone!!
  9. technology...

    The term technology is too broad. Military/weapon technology? Medical technology? Data storage technology? The list is almost endless.
  10. Texturing for DirectX in Blender

    Yes, you must use UV maps. As for the absent/transparent faces it sounds like the normals are flipped. This is easy to fix in Blender: Go to edit mode, select all verts, and Cntrl+N to flip all normals to outside. This usually works perfect the first time, but on a complicated mesh you may have to select certain stubborn faces and flip them individually using Cntrl+N or Shift+Cntrl+N. Hope that helps. EDIT: There are two articles here on GameDev that might interest you: Part I:Modeling a Sword in Blender and Part II: UV Mapping the Sword
  11. Oh yeah, something else that pissed me off this year: The Colts lost to the damn Chargers today!
  12. Don't worry, it's not a personal shot at you. [grin]
  13. Something I've noticed this year is that so many people write 'discuss' at the bottom of their posts. As if we are all idiots and don't understand that a topic started on a discussion forum is open for...well...discussion.
  14. Microsoft Certifications. Is it worth it?

    Heh...you posted this one while I was writing first reply. Quote:Original post by Alpha_ProgDes ... aside from that, will a company hire me if I only have MS Certs? In my case, yeah, the boss doesn't care what kind of degrees we have, he just wanted MCSD programmers.
  15. Microsoft Certifications. Is it worth it?

    In some cases they do make you more "hireable". I was doing some intern work at a company that is a Microsoft Partner. By being an MS partner, the company gets extra shit from MS for having so many points. Points are earned several ways, but one of them is by hiring people who have certifications. There were five of us interns and we were told that if we want a permanent job we must get our MCSD certifications. We all got certified, and we become official employees next week.