Monthly Archives: December 2010

Hover Balls

Pack a sphere with tetrahedrons ( edges only ) formed from nanotubes to stop the volume imploding … wrap the sphere with nanotube surface ( I think paper exists now ). Create a partial vacuum inside the volume. Would it … Continue reading

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Measuring

If you can’t measure it … it’s not real. But even if you can measure it … is it real?

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Entropy

Entropy is increasing as i write this *(!”(*)(£ 920

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Price & Technology

Should we be removing decision making in key areas away from humans and into the hands of rational and mathematical computer programs that attempt ( not perfectly – but better than us ) to maximise or minimise certain aspects of … Continue reading

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Unending quest for speed.

Today it’s time to refine ( implement slightly better ) the collision algorithm. I’m using 10,000 volumes against the terrain which I’m rebuilding per frame … this is a massive hit on the CPU …  the mission today is to … Continue reading

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Collision Detection.

I’ve been searching for a solution to ray/triangle collision detection on the terrain for a while now.  Obviously it is very easy to determine which voxels a ray collides with but which triangles does the ray collide with? Since this … Continue reading

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Screenshot

Here’s a link to a screenshot from the output of my newest terrain renderer. The algorithm is based on voxels so I’m able to carve caves and overhangs into the terrain with ease. This is expensive in terms of memory/triangles … Continue reading

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Opening piece of text.

Lee’s first post on his upgraded blogging site.

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