ABOUT ME

I live in a camper van with a couple of West Highland Terriers for company.
My passion is photography but it is a work in progress.
I am always willing to share what knowledge I have and can be contacted through the comments on this post or e-mail ADRIAN
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Friday, 29 April 2016

MYSTIC MOLLY. (29/04/16)

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Molly pondering the meaning of life. We had a really pleasant but non productive walk yesterday morning. The dogs met two Newfoundlands, a Bearded Collie, a massive Heinz and Magnus who had escaped again.
We got back to the van and I spent an hour cryptic crosswording. I spent another half hour first thing today but can’t finish it.
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Here it is for all you masters of English as she is wrote. It will enlarge with a click and pressing Ctrl+ will enlarge it further. Pressing Home will wiz everything back to normal.
It then started to hail and sleet so I settled down to try and convert a title vision into virtual reality in Blender.
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This is a version one of about six. As you can’t see I am using a sphere to blast through the text to deform it and spray sparkles. You can’t see the sphere as I have made it not to render. What you can see is the spikey bit. This is a bit of scruffy mesh........ I converted from a text object to a mesh, got rid of thousands of duplicate vertices and recalculated the normals. I then went a hunting through the modifiers and found something called remesh. It works but took me ages to work it. It does clean up the mesh but uses something called Octrees. I hadn’t a clue either so looked them up. Wickipedia was some help but then I got sidetracked and found more information than I needed or wanted about something that an hour before I never knew existed. Blendering is wonderful for this time wasting and much more interesting than FreeCell.
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After a few hours playing this was as far as I got. A clean mesh that deforms and reforms without spikey bits These are single frames from the video.
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This is what an Octree is.
This morning dawned cold, wet and snowy.

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Views from the van at dawn.
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The dogs sniffing and snuffling, They do enjoy snow and to be honest so do I.
Have a good weekend.

29 comments:

  1. I can't help with the puzzle. Cryptics are beyond me, but I don't do that well on regular crosswords either.

    The first pic is quite lovely.

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    1. John, it turned out well. Not often they do that for me.

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  2. Great pic of your dog! I see there are other places still getting snow in April.

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    1. Linda, it's almost melted away now.

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  3. The shot of Molly is a superb portrait! A great picture. Oh--- we're expecting temperatures in the 80's (f) over the weekend.... 57 and raining today.

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  4. Love all the snow shots and of course Molly. Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

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    1. Margaret, thank you. I have plenty on this weekend.

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  5. Great image of Molly. I live the burst of light behind do her.
    I think 18 across is overseer.

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    1. Thanks Douglas, yes it is I'll see if I can get 18 down now.

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    2. Douglas 18 Down is ousels 26 across is links. Many thanks.

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  6. That first shot is great. I laughed at first thinking....little angel? Then looking at the pic, I'm liking the whole thing:)

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    1. Chris, little devil is closer to reality. one day we will go a walk and actually go the same walk.

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  7. Molly's photo is great. I can't believe you had snow. We had some yesterday so it's not just us. I am far less enthusiast about it than you are.

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    1. Marie, it came as a bit of a shock to the system.

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  8. That's a superb portrait of Molly! I like looking at your snowy scenes but doubt if I'd like them so much if I were there.

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    1. Pauline it wasn't too cold but and the bulk of it didn't last long.

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  9. That is a really great photo of Molly the Mystic.

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    1. John, one of the best I have of her....I suspect she was looking for deer or squirrels.

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  10. Your first photo reminded me:

    Beauty without vanity,
    Strength without insolence,
    And all the virtues of a man
    Without his vices.

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    1. I had forgotten this. Byron or Shelley one of that lot but it is apt.

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    1. Monica, I like it but Molly is oblivious.

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  12. That's pretty serious snow for late April, Adrian! Great images, but Molly really does steal the show - delightful!!

    Best wishes - - - Richard

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    1. Richard, a good job she posed. No one is very interested in 3D. The snow didn't last long but it was a surprise to wake up to.

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