Archive for December 17th, 2009


Several otherwise “normal adjusted well-respected members of their respective communities” have commented that the cat below appears to be missing a rear paw and instead has paw-shaped genitalia.  I assure you that despite appearances that cat does not have paw-shaped genitals.  I didn’t even draw him up with genitals.

Note the clear lack of genitals and the hint of a right hindquarter complete with right hind paw.


As I just told The Dude in an e:mail, because I am like, so cool that it is intoxicating, I just had to share this.

Shapeways does that 3-d printing thing – send in your 2-manifold and get back cast 3d parts in plastic or metal.

I just figured out how to take SVG files from Inkscape (after making a logo) and import them into Blender3D and hopefully will try out making a cast part.  The next hurdle is the manifold (or in simplest terms possible “will the object hold water if you filled it up?”)

Yeah, most people will go “Huh” and then still not give a rat’s patoot even after explaining it to them, but this is so cool.

Use a free vector graphics program and export that to a free 3d render/raytrace/modeling program, take a screenshot using another free program, and blog about it using free program #4.  Inkscape —>  Blender3d —> Gimp2.0 —> WordPress.

I’ll let you know how this one goes.

I’m still wanting to do some electrochemical etching, but … but… but… that takes nasty chemicals and current which aren’t good around little kids.

Note:  I’m well aware that I in no way approach “intoxicatingly cool”.

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