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I’ve handed off the last chapter of the book to my technical editor, the excellent Andy Dolphin (andyd). The book also has a page up at Amazon.com, although it’s not going to be shipping until September. As for The Beast, there is only about 15% left to render and edit. Things are nearing completion!

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Header Quotes

I added a little thing to the wordpress theme I’m using that rotates a quote or phrase in the site header. I’ve had a few people ask about the phrases, so I thought I’d present them here with their source: “Feel the Love” — frequent statement of the Right Reverend Love Master Mr. James Markham […]

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I’m using Farmerjoe for rendering The Beast. The three elements about the software that have lead me to choose it are: I was able to get it working with minimal grief. It comes with Perl sources, plus compiled binaries for Windows, OSX and Linux, as well as a Python script for Blender for job submission. […]

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Cloth is in, but not for me

While the cloth simulator that just made it into Blender is great and easy to use for demos, I’ve found it more difficult to use in a production fashion. The Mom’s skirt in The Beast was scheduled to get the cloth sim treatment, but after fighting with it for several days, I’m going to have […]

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