Showing posts from September, 2008

blender does it

Blender is the free open source 3D content creation suite, available for all major operating systems. It is available under the GNU General Public License, and considered a free alternative to expensive animation suites found on the  market. According to the site, it has a revolutionary non-overlapping and non-blocking user interface that delivers unsurpassed workflow. The windows are configurable according to needs. It supports undo on all levels while providing a consistent interface across all platforms.Blender can be used for rigging, animation, particle handling, modeling, shading, as well as rendering. It has an inbuilt compositor, and also provides UV unwrapping. Blender can handle a wide range of file formats for two and three dimensional scenes.Check out the art gallery for some impressive renderings, and the movie gallery for some really surprising views.Blender indeed does, as it says!

what the world eats

Ever wonder how much you spend on food daily? Weekly? If you think of it, it adds up to quite a sum, doesn’t it?A photo gallery given by TIME reveals information about food consumption in different countries. Data taken from the book called Hungry Planet, it tells you the favorite food of families across the globe and how much they spend weekly on it.S.No.FamilyWeekly ExpenditureFood of Choice1The Melander family of Bargteheide, Germany375.39 Euros or $500.07fried potatoes with onions, bacon and herring, fried noodles with eggs and cheese, pizza, vanilla pudding2The Namgay family of Shingkhey Village, Bhutan224.93 ngultrum or $5.03mushroom, cheese and pork3The Bainton family of Cllingbourne Ducis, Great Britain155.54 British Pounds or $253.15avocado, mayonnaise sandwich, prawn cocktail, chocolate fudge cake with cream4The Casales family of Cuernavaca, Mexico1,862.78 Mexican Pesos or $189.09pizza, crab, pasta, chicken5The Revis family of North Carolina, USA$341.98spaghetti, potatoes, s…

google chrome first look

Chromium is a hard brittle, metallic element resistant to corrosion and tarnishing. That is how Chromium is defined. In periodic tables you will find that its symbol is Cr and that its atomic number is 24. Probably based on the idea that Chromium is resistant to rust (or downfall for that matter), Google has named its brand new sparkling web browser as Chrome.At the very first look, Chrome is pretty neat and clean with ample space for windows, and therefore the contents. There are no unnecessary attention-grabbing, shouting buttons that you are supposed to click. Instead, things are where you want them. This was what is impressive of Chrome in the first place. It sports a single minimalist streamlined bar containing all necessary controls such as navigation, address bar and the settings. The bookmarks are tucked away neatly in a second bar that toggles on and off using a simple keyboard shortcut (Ctrl+B). I must admit, the bookmarks manager is one of the most user friendly ones I’ve e…