October, 2005

  • Happy Halloween!!

    Some friends were talking about how they were living in Sweden during Halloween a few years ago and they had trick-or-treaters show up on their doorstep on November 3rd. Confused, they asked around to find out what was happening. Apparently the response...
  • Tools are better than thumbs.

    I'm probably coming late to the party here, but there's some really cool stuff over at SceneryDesign.org , a nice little site put together by 3rd party scenery gurus Arno and Nick . It's got tools, documented formats and a wiki for all of your Flight...
  • From the department of "Already knew that!"

    This is kind of fun, you can find out how much your blog is worth at this business opportunites site. Here's mine: My blog is worth $0.00 . How much is your blog worth? Yay!
  • A little history....

    So my very first version of Flight Simulator was FS 2.0 for the Fat Mac. I honestly wasn't much of an aviation buff, but I must have spent days sitting in front of that little black and white VGA monitor crashing into the mountains, desparately trying...
  • More about AutoAlias... er, AliasDesk

    High End 3D has a good interview with Dave Wharry (VP Global sales and Marketing, Alias) and Marc Petit (VP of Product Development etc. etc, Autodesk) about the future of Max and Maya here . One of the most interesting bits is that they currently aren...
  • The Make Art Button

    So apparently, the Game Developers Conference in San Jose thought my idea for a presentation called "The Make Art Button: batches, actions and scripts", would be interesting. I tend to agree with them, but I may be just a little bit biased. So now I actually...
  • Autodesk and its many press releases...

    Autodesk has made a couple of huge announcements this week. The one that has most shaken the games community in general is that Autodesk has signed an agreement to buy Alias . There's a real hilarious depiction of the fantacism that people have about...
  • What the heck is a Torgo 3000?

    Well of course, the simple answer is that it is obviously the model immediately following the Torgo 2000. Okay, let me back up a second. I guess I'll start from the beginning. It has something to do with MST3K , an old screen saver for After Dark ...