At a kids world

12 12 2011

Been a very long time since my last post. Would love to say been too busy, rather it’s been too lazy. A bit of work and a loads of laziness ends up here.

After months of laziness we at last managed to drag our asses to Singapore science center.was expecting something cool based on the website.

Once reach there we are a bit overages to be roaming there. But still it’s a good place to explore.

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4 People who are too good at what they do :)

8 01 2011

Came across these videos in YouTube. The job they do are the regular everyday job, still the precision with which they execute is just mind blowing!

The Thai Tea Master..

Card Packing at its best

Flying Bread(aka) Parata making

Ironing





Unity3D does stand upto its name.

8 01 2011

After the a happy life of doing the Masters. Its the time to for the job hunting. With many interview comes the exposure to many different kinds of interview, and also comes exposure to the kind of projects the companies work on. With singapore motivating for people to become entrepreneur , There are loads of start up companies which tons of creative ideas to implement. Getting to know such companies and the ideas they are planning to commercialize.

During my hunting we had couple of opportunity to attend such companies. One such company is the 3rdplanet .Of-course there would be nothing in the home page yet, other than a coming soon page. The ideas the companies working on are very interesting. This provided us with the opportunity to learn about a totally cool game engine Unity3D.

The main feature that was impressive about the product was that it can run on literally any platform, may it be Mac, PC, Andriod , iOS devices , Xbox , PS3, Wii, any browser. Now you can see that it can run on almost of the popular device that is out there in the market. Another feature of interest is the development enviroment. Unlike other products which support development for multiple environment, the environment need not be pre-configured before starting the projects. Instead create a project and develop it as it would be done normally. Once all the development is finished jus need to specify the device when building the final product. This provides with a very consistent development environment, and also provides with a consistent project over all the platforms.

This is the first product we have seen that does not restrict the user to do the coding on the proprietary language. Instead Unity supports Javascript , C# and also Boo Scripts. I have no idea how they managed 3 totally different languages to interact with each other seamlessly.  With multiple device support , multiple language support for coding, multiple platform support for project development, Man! this is one serious product to watch out for.

We had a run of the product on our Mac, to complete one of the assignment provided to us. It runs smooth on the macbook pro. No problems at all.

As seen from the above screenshot, the interface is pretty simple. With all the advanced features neatly arranged into the menus and drop-down boxes. Those who are familiar with the 3D tools already available in the market should find this in the same territory . The coding part of the Unity3D seem a little weird to common method of programming. When it comes to animating a object, the code does not take the object , the kind of transformation to make as parameters. Instead the code is made generic, as in the code can be written and then attached to any required object to execute for the particular object. This makes the animation work for with animations with better options than transformations like using curves, linear curves etc to to define the animations. Also combined with the language to code on. Its pretty hard to get the head around it, if someone is not familiar with the language and also the structure. It would have been much better if there were more sample codes provided for the functions.

 

This is a third party plugin for Unity3D which takes care of all the basic animations with no need to program. This is pretty easy to use and also have loads of options for pretty much any animations that is required.

 

 

We tried to work on the Unity3D using some 20 texture files of around 4000×4000 pixel resolution each. Even that was crashing Unity3D on the mac computer. Even when the computer was running on its max performance more. Not sure if Unity3D requires even higher end configurations to work.

On the whole this one product which takes the idea of unification of multiple platforms into a single development API.

 





Facts on life

10 07 2010

There are few quotes which make a lasting impression , came across one such few days back. It goes like

“As we grow up, we learn that even the one person that wasn’t supposed to ever let us down, probably will.
You’ll have your heart broken and you’ll break others’ hearts.
You’ll fight with your best friend or maybe even fall in love with them, and you’ll cry because time is flying by.
So take too many pictures, laugh too much, forgive freely, and love like you’ve never been hurt.
Life comes with no guarantees, no time outs, no second chances. you just have to live life to the fullest, tell someone what they mean to you and tell someone off, speak out, dance in the pouring rain, hold someone’s hand, comfort a friend, fall asleep watching the sun come up, stay up late, be a flirt, and smile until your face hurts.
Don’t be afraid to take chances or fall in love and most of all, live in the moment because every second you spend angry or upset is a second of happiness you can never get back “






Ideas @ nit

5 07 2010

Ever been in the place when you get some ideas at the sleepy night and you are in no mood to carry on with the thought . So you decide to make a note of that and then carry on with that thought the very next day. But when the morning arrives you are totally lost with the notes made the last night. The notes made the last night seem totally strange and makes absolutely no meaning, and are also funny when they makes no meaning.  Well i’m also part of those group, Been having a loads of such notes still trying to make meaning of those , here are a few of those

  • Part time genius, Full time stupid
  • A cook is one who cooks, One who cooks is a cook.
  • Facts are facts, only to fake.
  • Fishing never works well with bait.
  • Fire on fire, Rain get wet.
  • A plane comes down to bomb. All old people middle of nowhere. Its an experiment. A glum story writer from a garage writes this story. Gives us with some reason for continuity.
  • The end is the begin to the end.
  • Dont go where there is path. Go where there is no path and leave a trail.
  • Past fight with the present to damage the future.
  • I dont have amnesia , I just forget stuff.
  • Truth restructured until truth is hidden.
  • The path of life with no thorns. Then you are in the wrong path.
  • If diamond cuts diamond , then wat cut the first diamond.
  • When others are the rain, ill be the sand.
  • Sooner or later it happens.
  • There are never enough hours in a day . But always too many days before saturday.
  • Bend they rules or break the rules foremu matter for those when dont read the rules.

😀 . No idea on what these are supposed to mean. Still its fun to read this the next day when it makes no sense .





Bk after a long break

5 07 2010

Well its been a very long time since the last post. Been more than a month since the last visit to my blog. The project work needed more attention so as to be able to finish it within the given time. Since its under review now, got a little break now to post . The last couple of month had been the time trying to make the project work and make the project presentable. Other than that, it was the time for more testing on my DSLR for few more experiments.

Decided to go on a photowalk into our NTU campus to have some memories printed and saved to proved we did study in NTU after all :D.  The plan was to have  a good walk all over NTU and chk out on the pics and have some proof also taken in the same time. Even though we picked afternoon time for the photography, the rainclouds provided with good lighting and atmosphere for the photography. The pics had come out better than expected.





Math sure is fun

29 01 2010

With years of looking into the math and learning the same 10 digits in various combinations possible, its comes to a point that , what we know is the only solution and if it does not fall into what we know as the concepts its not supposed to be a possible. Here are few solution that makes one enjoy the possibility of math and the fun in it.. Starts with the basics of math and ends with a solution thats not supposed to make sense.

1.

Proof for 1 = 0 or actually 2 = 0.

Lets take two variables a and b with values = 1.

a = 1
b = 1

a = b
a2 = b2
a2 – b2 = 0
(a-b)(a+b) = 0
(a-b)(a+b)/(a-b) = 0/(a-b)
1(a+b) = 0
(a+b) = 0
1 + 1 = 0
2 = 0

2.

Now to prove 2 = 1.

-2 = -2
4 – 6 = 1 – 3
4 – 6 + 9/4 = 1 – 3 + 9/4
(2 – 3/2)2 = (1 – 3/2)2
2 – 3/2 = 1 – 3/2
2 = 1

Two solutions which contradict the basics of math we have learnt till date. and also they contradict each other. With some googling found out that the first solution has a flaw when we try to divide the number by zero(a-b)  which is not allowed. The second solution , taking square roots always provides with a pair of values , + and – . since we are taking only the positive values the result is confusing.