Life & much, much more

Back in Malaysia, and other things I have dabbled in.

Blog posting has been slow lately. This is mostly due to real life and connectivity issues, but despite this I have had some time to dabble in the various public projects I juggle. The pace is not rapid enough to be able to keep up a alternate-day post like I used to, but is suitable for a summary post, such as this one.

The ThoughtScore Project

The first project is my ever-incomplete ThoughtScore animated movie. The highlight of this update is that there has been an animation update with a few extra shots added. You can view the ThoughtScore Blender animation here, or click the screenshot below.

You may view more feedback on its BlenderArtists forum thread (page 4).

The project also got awarded its own domain with some content I pulled together quickly in about an hour. See ThoughtScore.org.

I do have a couple more scenes prepped and awaiting animation & rendering, so more updates will be popping up.

live.WIPUP

WIPUP, a way to share works in progresses, has experienced the yearly dip in content due to the holiday season, but live.WIPUP (the bleeding-edge iteration of WIPUP) has received experimental design changes and slight SEO updates.

live.WIPUP -like the projects it was built to showcase- is also a work-in-progress. It’s incomplete, but as always, hopefully a step in the right direction. Text link to check out live.WIPUP – share your works in progress here.

Real Life

Apart from badminton, taking a break from learning Chinese, globetrotting, and client work, this picture says it all.

Well, that’s it for a brief summary of what I’ve been up to. I hope everybody have also had a great Christmas, New Year, upcoming Chinese New Year, and awesome holiday.

Life & much, much more

WIPUP 24.11.10b released!

For the uninitiated, WIPUP is a way to share, critique, and track projects. Or more specifically, works-in-progresses. Us in the open-source community are constantly working on things, and being open-source, we like to share them.

WIPUP was specifically built and tailored towards sharing works-in-progresses – ranging from a twitter-like update, to a fully formatted document complete with images, videos, and pastebin support. With WIPUP’s new FreeDesktop approved OCS (open collaboration services) REST API, it’s one step closer to turning the advanced Linux desktop into a Social Desktop.

Imagine being able to share what you’re working on immediately from KSnapshot, or finding a "Subscribe to this project" or "Track this developer" in Amarok’s About dialog.

It’s completely free to use and (of course) its entire codebase is open-source.

Check out the release notes, and then try it out if you haven’t already!

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WIPUP 19.03.10a released!

WIPUP is a flexible and easy way for people to share, critique, and track works-in-progresses.

Every month, the WIPUP website gets synchronised with the Git repository hosting the code. It wasn’t long ago at all since the February sync was performed (21.02.10) and since I’ve been having mock exams that generally means I have a lot of free time (well, a couple all-days after the mocks) which I’ve been a busy little bee whacking down features. So while I was initially fearing a "maintenance sync" I’m happy to announce a feature-packed release.

Release notes are in their full glory in the WIPUP Release, and comments should be left there, not here.

This is a massive update, and I highly recommend people to start checking out the rest of the site and try it out themselves.

Well, time for a break from updates then!

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ThoughtScore Scenes 1-5 Sneak Preview

The ThoughtScore Project has made crazily slow but steady progress over the past few months. But those watching the Twitter feed would have noticed that I’ve spent a lot more work on it recently, mostly being re-renders and overnight-renders. Of course, with the ability to use BlenderĀ on my phone work has sped up considerably.

The ThoughtScore Project is, of course, completely open source, and this also means that I would like to share the development with you guys, and let you choose what you like, don’t like, and I sincerely welcome all your ideas for changes. Well, enough of the waffling, here are some in-movie frames as a quick preview for the impatient:

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Highway scene 4.

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Forest chase scene 5.

…and without further ado:

Click to Watch ThoughtScore (WIP Scenes 1-5)

Comments welcome!