Have you ever realized that ducks, despite their rather lame reputation, are pretty amazing? They know how to walk, swim and fly, quite a feat if you ask me.
Entries from November 2007
November 30th, 2007 · No Comments
November 28th, 2007 · No Comments
I learned a new English word today! Gamasutra reports on Chris Heckers’ keynote at MIGS today:
Verisimilitude, he clarified, refers not to photorealism but truth to the aesthetic — good rendering, for example. “Obviously you want to be high on both — deeply interactive but with no holes aesthetically,” said Hecker.
In other words you can’t […]
November 27th, 2007 · No Comments
Today Chris Hecker will present a keynote at the International Games Summit in Montreal titled How To Animate a Character You’ve Never Seen Before. From a similar titled talk at the GDC this March comes the following abstract:
Chris Hecker explained the unique problems that Spore faces and their ways of dealing with them. At first […]
November 26th, 2007 · No Comments
What I love about astronomy pictures of dust clouds is that they appear so very tactile. Although they are usually very big (otherwise we wouldn’t see them at all), they seem like objects we can grab and examine. Here’s a Hubble picture that was dubbed “Starry Night” after a painting by van Gogh. It is […]
November 25th, 2007 · No Comments
Meet one of the frequent visitors to our small city-garden. He’s on his way to the place he swam out of his egg, to find its mate. We have a tiny pond, more of a bowl actually, were we find frog spawn almost every year. Amazing how tiny the frogs still are when they leave […]
November 24th, 2007 · No Comments
Here a little animated GIF I made of a small creature, just out of its egg, being eaten by the players’ “cell” creature. It gets rewarded with one DNA point.
November 23rd, 2007 · No Comments
Earth and Jupiter have interesting moons but so does Neptune. Here’s a picture of Triton. Notice how it has the same kind of ridges on its surface as Europa, suggesting a subsurface liquid:
November 22nd, 2007 · No Comments
Spore has its giants, but so has earth. Scientists have found evidence of a giant sea scorpion. Watch the BBC coverage of it here. And text about it here.
This still shows the fossilized claw:
November 21st, 2007 · 1 Comment
Belgian researchers have succeeded in influencing the behaviour of cockroaches by robots. How? Well, for starters by making the robots smell like a regular cockroach. This makes for a perfect disguise, when you’re a cockroach. Next they programmed the robots to run for “cover” when in danger, but not to the cockroaches naturally preferred […]
November 20th, 2007 · No Comments
Have I told you I love taking pictures? On our holidays we take time to find beautiful animals. Here’s one we took during a stay in Germany.