The following is an artist made animation approximating the 3D structure of IC 1396, a nebula and young stars cluster in the constellation of Cepheus. On his blog, the author, J-P Metsävainio, explains how he created this animation.
Monthly Archives: December 2012
Featured on the new Flickr iPhone App
Three days ago one of my photos on Flickr was invited by the Yahoo! staff in a group for some news related use. I had no real idea where it would end up and supposed it could be an illustration for an article or maybe their blog. I accepted nonetheless.
Yesterday I was delighted to hear from a contact that my photo appeared in the trailer of the new Flickr App for iPhone.
In this very short video, Iñigo Quilez of Pixar explains in layman’s terms how they used mathematics to create the moss in the CG film Brave.
There are only a few days left until this blog turns one year old, and today, according to Feedburner, it has 104 feed subscriptions. 103 plus the one I use to check everything is working fine. That doesn’t really mean anything: it first went above 100 about two or three weeks ago, to fall back immediately after, and did so a few more times, just like it probably will in the upcoming days. But still, symbolic number and all that.
To continue with figures, this post is the 88th, and there 14 comments so far, not many but of a great value on average (of course that doesn’t include the hundreds that get filtered every week by the spam filter). By the way, you see that cliff near the center? It was in May and I believe it was due to a mention from Timothy Lottes on his blog. The number of subscribers basically almost doubled in a week.
A quote stuck in my head after a friend of mine was being sarcastic about new blogs: “let’s see if it’s still alive after 50 posts and as many subscribers”, he said (or something close; that was years ago). So I guess this blog is well alive by these standards.
Anyway, I just meant to thank you all for reading.
Portal game on TI
Just heard via Geoffrey Dorne that someone wrote a 2D Portal game for the TI calculator. How awesome is that?
More details in the description of the demo video.