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Monday, October 18, 2004

Naga 3D

3d learning is still going on for my Himmapan Project. This time around I started off with modeling in ZBrush. The aim is to create a 3D model of a legendary creature of Himmapan forest, Naga. The process of creating ZSphere for the base structure took about 2 hours. The result is a high poly count model with about 1.6 million polygons.

Then I moved on to the texturing process. This is quite fun, although very time consuming--it took me nearly the whole day just to paint here and there. I thought I already have a fast machine (Dual 2 GHz Power Mac G5 with 3 GB of RAM). I was dead wrong! After hours in front of my G5, this is what I got:

Wednesday, October 13, 2004

What really is " Lifetime Warranty"?

Lifetime warranty is something we all face everyday since every products now come with so-called "LIFETIME WARRANTY" As I'm in the market for new set of RAM (2 GB more). So I window shop around and the thing that gives me comfort is the "LIFETIME WARRANTY" thing. Uncertain of what the hell this is, I searched for a few explanations on the net and this is what I found:

---"Lifetime" warranties or guarantees can be a source of confusion for consumers. This is because it is often difficult to tell just whose life measures the period of coverage. "Lifetime" can be used in at least three ways. For example, a warrantor of an auto muffler may intend his "lifetime" warranty's duration to be for the life of the car on which the muffler is installed. In this case, the muffler warranty would be transferable to subsequent owners of the car and would remain in effect throughout the car's useful life.

Or the warrantor of the muffler might intend a "lifetime" warranty to last as long as the original purchaser of the muffler owns the car on which the muffler is installed. Although commonly used, this is an inaccurate application of the term "lifetime."

Finally, "lifetime" can be used to describe a warranty that lasts as long as the original purchaser of the product lives. This is probably the least common usage of the term.---Taken from

Thursday, October 07, 2004 tested on FireFox

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I've been using FireFox browser on both PC and Mac for quite sometime now. I used it to test against all my new web projects especially because I want the site to be compatible with widest array of browsers. I think FireFox is one of the sharpest browsers out there. It loads pages pretty fast and quite nice as well.

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You can also get cool desktop wall paper of FireFox Browser by clicking the image below:

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Friday, October 01, 2004

Freeware Book

The book I contributed is finally available on Amazon.

The following is a brief Synopsis on the book:

The world of graphic design has undergone major changes in the past decade. Now, designers can find a font or image for a particular project, order it, pay for it, and download it off the Internet in minutes.

But where do you start? Freewave inspires by acting as a one-stop sourcebook of cutting-edge designs, enables by providing immediate access to graphic design applications and empowers by peeling back the creative process. A combined book-and-DVD package, the book provides a platform for an international selection of artists, photographers and designers and illustrates some of the best contemporary graphic work being produced today. Some 100 contributors are featured in five sections: Fontware (a selection of 50 font designs), Humanware (self-evidently figurative images), Non-humanware (abstract or animal images), Sub-humanware (alien or cartoon graphics) and Scratchware (photographs and photomontage).

The text explains the editors' choice, gives additional insight into the work and shows how it fits into their overview of graphic design. An Almanac provides an invaluable resource facility with biographical information and contact details for each designer. Freewave is characterized by its creative diversity. It opens the door to the work of both emerging and established designers from Milwaukee to Tokyo and Madrid. It reflects a unique multitude of styles and ideas, aesthetics and influences: from the playful, digital graphics of Vicki Wong to the regional aesthetics of California and Frisco Remix. And not only do you get a great book full of diverse fonts, graphics, photography and illustration but you also get to use the work yourself. Just download from the accompanying DVD.

All the designers featured have given their time and designs for free. Uniquely, for Freewave, they have provided their designs in an open format that allows both student and professional to pull the work apart, layer by layer, and so uncover the creative process. All the designs supplied can be used by studio or designer for either commercial or non-commercial applications, be they print or multi-media, without restriction. They can be dissected and reused, in part or as a whole. Organized according to the structure of the book, but with additional sections entitled Motionware and Soundware that provide animation and music tracks, the DVD is user-friendly, with named folders arranged by artist or designer.

A real opportunity for people who want to have access to great work (in some cases, that of famous designers) for the price of a book. It's cool, it's Freeware.

Grab a copy now!!! moved (for now..)

Unfortunately there's some glitch on the Himmapan server earlier and the site was down for 2 days. The problem has been solved, however, the site's been shifted to a new server at Hopefully things will be all right after the move.

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Oh also, the Himmapan site has been featured in the Nation newspaper on September 27th 2004. Finally Himmapan legend will mark a spot on the digital space. (^_^)