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 was, “We’re new to this whole Halloween thing, so we just do it…

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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 Simulator scenery creation needs.  In some ways, seeing these sites really depresses me.  I…

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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!

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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 to shoot down the other World War I flying…

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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’t planning an Uberversion that combines both packages: “…“will there be…

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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 have to prepare a presentation and speak at the…

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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 various 3D software packages here.  My favorite response to this by far has…

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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 , a seriously skanky old quilted nylon jacket and…

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