TOAD & Fischland on Mac OS X

I was so happy about coming up with a design for non-affine transformations in Fischland, that I almost forgot that I don't just need these for vector paths, but also for bitmaps. I did a first crude experiment without anti-aliasing nor sophisticated algorithms which people might usually use for this. Next step will be adding subdivisions for more complicated transformations.

TOAD & Fischland on Mac OS X

  • Fixes to the mouse enter/leave handling solved the menubar issues.
  • I began to implement non-affine transformations:
    • Transformations will be implemented as groups, which retrieve the paths from the figures they contain and return transformed paths in turn. This will allow non-destructive transformations which can be nested, removed and parametrized with text fields, e.g. to specify a rotation of, say, 90° and later change that to 120°. This could also be exploited to turn Fischland into an animation program.
    • I haven't decided yet whether figures will return paths or if a special TPen class will convert drawing operations into paths. I thinks it's going to be the later as it provides a more intuitive interface.

TOAD & Fischland on Mac OS X

Started experimenting on how to implement a free form deformation. For this I am going to drop the transformation matrix from TFigure and replace it with an interface to manipulate all points of a figure. This also means I need an algorithm to divide figures like rectangles so that they will be affected by the deformation.

TOAD & Fischland on Mac OS X

After lying dormant for another year... http://git.mark13.org/toad2.git starts to look promising:

TOAD & Fischland on Mac OS X

After lying dormant for a few years, I finally came around to make a new attempt to port TOAD and Fischland to Mac OS X:

There is still a lot to do to but a major change is that all graphic output (coordinates and color) is now floating point based as it is native for Cocoa or Cairo.

Hair Material with Blender 3D

A look at how hair has been made in Ben Dansie's Sintel Lite 2.57b model:

TOAD Git Repository

The Subversion repository of TOAD was gone for more than a year now. Not that anybody noticed.
There's now a Git repository available from which you can pull the sources: git clone http://git.mark13.org/toad.git. Not that anybody will notice.

Athens 2010 - Video

Athens 2010


Fields of the Nephilim pre-gig warm up party at the Bat City Bar.

London, Gotham 11 Festival

Breakfast
Saturday morning. Breakfast. I instantly discover packages of Marmite, which has been advertised as 'Zoon for toast'. My wife advises me against it even though the other Neph fan she knew and his family where quite into it.

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