July 23, 2009


I found the following through the Procrastineering blog:

What you see here is Rhonda, a 3D modeling tool which makes use of freehand drawing for defining geometry. And I want it! I'm good at drawing, but can't get my head around 3D modeling. Well, I have done some architectural models, but I fail epicly with anything organic. Something like Rhonda seems like a way of getting around this problem by leveraging something which I do know how to do.

What the video doesn't show though, is whether you can go from these wireframe impressions to real solid geometry...

July 14, 2009

0 A.D. going Open Source

From the announcement:

0 A.D. is a free, real-time strategy game currently under development by Wildfire Games. It's cross-platform, 3D and historically-based. Wildfire Games is switching from a closed development process to open source, making the game's code available as GPL and the art content available as CC-BY-SA.

More info can be found here.

This is a very nice development. If they keep/make the engine scriptable enough this could also become a platform for other kinds of games (RPGs are an obvious choice). Definitely one to keep an eye on.

July 12, 2009

Meta Mindy Time

The following is based on a small pun which got started at an office meeting. It's Meta Mindy! ... This will likely only be funny if you speak Dutch, know something of Belgian shows for kids, play Magic The Gathering, and have some affinity with meta programming. Not likely to be a very big demographic, I suspect...