Archive for February 15th, 2011


Darn you, Mitchell. (and Stoaty)  Darn you to heck.

I bought the Messiah:Studio5 software…

I will be testing the Cornell Box scene and applying all the applicable textures, reflectance models, ior’s, alphas, recursions, dispersion, lighting, etc. so we can compare apples to apples at least with respect to the final renders.

There’s a lot of monte-carlo, metropolis, photon-mapping, kd-tree, lens simulation, volumetric simulation, light models, etc. to tweak and twist and see what happens.

And the Stanford Dragon and Bunny models with their ultra-high triangle counts need to be looked at as well.


Hey, awesome!

NPR got Obama’s seal of approval!  In this time of tough cuts, he increased NPR’s funding.

As some Republicans on Capitol Hill try to cut, or even eliminate, its government funding, National Public Radio has sent a public thank-you to the Obama administration for proposing an increase in taxpayer funding for public radio.

“Public broadcasting received a vote of confidence today from the Obama Administration,” NPR said in a statement Monday.  “The President’s FY 2012 budget submission to Congress included $451 million for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) for the two year advance appropriation for FY 2014, an increase of $6 million over FY 2013 funding.”



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