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Convert OpenFlight (flt) to WRL for use in MAX

Convert OpenFlight (flt) to WRL for use in MAX

This is an old system I used to use to convert FLT files to a format readable by MAX. Not to common but good for archival purposes.
The following is a functioning path from the Open Flight format (.FLT) to VRML (.WRL) using Viewpoint Interchange. The result is a model which …

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Remember this advertisement for the Honda Accord?

Remember this advertisement for the Honda Accord?

Honda has put together a new ultra cool mouse trap style advertisement for the Accord. This ad is most definitely a nod to the filmmakers Peter Fischli and David Weiss. Their 1987 film, “The Way Things Go” is a 30-minute-long showing of a contraption they built out of household items. …

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Fred Fixler: Notes on Drawing – by Norm Naso

Fred Fixler: Notes on Drawing – by Norm Naso

Many of us owe a debt of gratitude to Fred Fixler, one of the best and most influential art instructors of his generation. His teaching had a direct and lasting influence on not only me, but such prominent artists as Morgan Weistling, Greg Pro, Mark Westermoe,

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Generating High Fidelity Normal Maps with 3-D Software

Generating High Fidelity Normal Maps with 3-D Software

This paper discusses a technique that uses off-the-shelf rendering software to generate 24-bit normal maps from 3-D models to produce bump effects that are far superior to conventional 8-bit gray scale bump maps for lighting and reflective effects. By Dave McCoy, Graphics Techniques Consultant, Xbox Content and Design Team
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I was on MySpace and found this little Flash whiteboard. Seemed harmless enough. Try it out!

I was on MySpace and found this little Flash whiteboard. Seemed harmless enough. Try it out.!

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