Sunday, May 22, 2005

My level included in Zdimitor's tools!

Great news! Dmitri, Russian developer of the "MY3d" format included my latest level created using his exporters in his latest official release!
chck it here (I had already posted the link before):

My3d tools

Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Irrlicht tech demo video!

Just captured some scenes with Fraps from the Irrlicht demo and some others from my latest app and edited them with premiere into a nice avi.

grab it here:
Irrlicht Video

Or if you want to try the testlevel yourselves grab it here:

DirectX and OpenGL versions included.

Friday, May 13, 2005

Gile[s] kicks major butt!

Hi guys.

I just purchased my copy of the global ilumination software called Gile[s] and I must say it's the best 50 bucks I've spent lately!

It's capabilities surpass anything I had seen in a lughtmapping software; it imports all major 3d formats seamlessly and works quite fast; and using Zdimitor's "my3d" format exporter you can get your level into the Irrlicht engine in no time!

a must for any 3d enthusiast or game developer!

for more info on Gile[s] visit their site:

for info on Zdimitor's My3d format:

check the project in the Irrlicht forums:

have fun!

Monday, May 09, 2005

Irrlicht's new site design

Some days ago Niko redesigned the look n' feel of the site. The result was a very pleasant to the eye webpage, easy to read and find stuff, organized and pro.
And although everything was completely reorganized, none of the valuable info got lost or mixed up!!!

It was nice to see that the 2 screenshots I had for SOTM were still there (back in my productive days--check previous post, hehehe ).

For more info on the engine visit the new website and check what people are doing with it!
Irrlicht Engine

Sunday, May 08, 2005

monotonous is monotonous

Dunno why every such amount of time our mind seems to fall into a state of pause and stops being creative, or it simply creates at an amazingly slower speed. Perhaps I'm just focusing on the kind of things I like to do on my spare time. It seems like our brains get squeezed on a daily basis trying to get real-life work done leaving us a tired and numb state of conscience.

I'm not saying I don't like my daily job, I just guess the things we do everyday (whatever they are) finally end up becoming monotonous. I just wish we could make a living out of the other stuff we like to do.

Hopefully, once this phase is broken a ray of light comes and energizes everything taking us into the next leap of creation.

Wednesday, April 27, 2005

Good free software for windows?

Free software, the eternal debate. We dream of being able to type a letter, surf the net, create graphics, program a bit, etc without having to pay a penny for the programs. We all know this is more than possible with Linux, and although I'm very fond of this OS and use it on a daily basis for lots of things, there's always the question if there's similar free software to do such things under Windows.

Well, luckily there is, so basically all you'd need to do is buy the Operating System (Win9x, NT or XP) and grab these programs:

Blender 3d
Wings 3d
The Gimp


OFFICE SUITE (Compatible with MS' Office):

PROGRAMMING:(GCC compilers, free MSVC compiler, IDEs)DevC++
MsVC Toolkit 2003
Scintilla Text editor
Relo C++ IDE



Best thing is that most of this software comes from-runs in linux! So if you also got a Linux install you can try your stuff on both and compare!!!

Any new stuff I remember will be added.

Thoughts in 3d opened!!!

Welcome to this space in which I'll be talking about the things I like to do. Mainly it will deal with 3d-related stuff in any of its fields: Software, modeling, rendering, architecture, realtime engines, etc.

Little by little I'll start organizing my ideas and posting my thoughts in 3d.