Tuesday, June 30, 2009

NEW COMPUTER!

Just got a new computer and I spent more than I planned to. I wanted to spend $1350, spent $1600. Taxes, quiet fans, 2 HD instead of 1, best head sync instead of just OK, is what threw me over the top. But for my money I got a LOT so check it...

Leaving out the more boring parts, case, drives etc

NewEgg:
Proc: Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz (OC to 3.8GHz eventually)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce 9800 GTX+ 512MB
RAM: 12 GB DDR3 of CORSAIR DOMINATOR 6GB (3 x 2GB) 1600 Triple Channel
Mother Board: EVGA E758-A1 3-Way SLI Intel X58
Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling S61EPS 610W Continuous @ 40°C

CrazyPC:
Best Air Cooler for Core i7:
Thermalright Ultra-120 Extreme RT 1366 CPU Cooler

Email me if you want the links to these, or the whole list. Man this post is GEEEK!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Crap servers!

Just found out the reason for the video to stop loading or freezing is the servers they are hosted on are not streaming/not made for video. So... I'm looking to get better server to host them. Until then, crap apples, it's hit or miss if the whole thing will play.

EDIT: Just got new servers, will transfer the videos over tonight.
EDIT: Too expensive going to figure out vimeo

Emitted Softbody & Facing Ratio

Emitted SoftBody & Facing Ratio from destruct007 on Vimeo.

This is a tutorial I did, actually a while ago. It's a trick that comes into play every now and again. Emitting softbodies with a facing ratio shader, gives a stringy wispy look that can make for some cool fx.

Please to enjoy.