Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Game simian.interface - Jogo

I love strange games, and will talk about some games I come across that will fit strange taste people like me.

Simian.interface is a game with an amazing retro-feel puzzle for those who like spatial pattern recognition puzzles. You can play the flash original version for free here.
You'll feel like a simian, guaranteed!
The infinite mode is awesome, play it only when you have time. Prepare a full night just to do it. It is infinite, after all! It is the Simian.interface++ version, and you can buy it from the developer or Steam.
Also great for quick achievements, if you play it on Steam.


Seamless square abstract geometric pattern
© Image: Celiaak | Agency: Dreamstime.com
This image does not belong to the game, is for illustration purpose only.
 A imagem não pertence ao jogo, serve só para ilustrar o tipo de jogo.

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Adoro jogos estranhos, e irei falar de alguns jogos com os quais me cruzo e que servem para pessoas com gostos estranhos como eu.


Simian.interface é um jogo que deixa uma sensação retro muito boa, para aqueles que gostam de puzzles de reconhecimento espacial e padrões.
A versão original gratuita pode ser jogada aqui.
Vais-te sentir como um símio, garantidamente!
O modo infinito é muito bom, mas joga-o apenas quando tiveres tempo. Prepara uma noite inteirinha para o jogar. Afinal de contas, é infinito! É a versão Simian.interface++, o podes comprá-la ao desenvolvedor ou no Steam.
É também muito bom para proezas rápidas se o jogares no Steam.
 

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Le tout nouveau testament - The Brand New Testament - Movie

If you have a taste for strange, different kind of humor, then The Brand New Testament (Le tout nouveau testament) is for you.
God lives in Brussels with his wife and 10 years old daughter, in an apartment without windows or doors. He is a bad husband and father, and spend his time having fun with his human and nature creations, creating laws bothering humans and all kinds of disasters.
One day his daughter has access to his computer...

It is a comedy where you have dense characters, and no one laughs, only you. You will find connection between all little elements and actions of the movie, and that is geniously amazing!

Rating:10/10



 
Le tout nouveau testament - The Brand New Testament
Director: Jaco Van Dormae
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Se tens um gosto especial por um tipo de humor estranho e diferente,  então Deus existe e vive em Bruxelas (Le tout nouveau testament) é para ti.
Deus vive em Bruxelas com a sua esposa e a filha de 10 anos, num apartamento sem janelas e portas. Ele é um péssimo marido e pai, e passa o seu tempo a divertir-se com as suas criações humanas e da natureza, inventando leis que chateiam os humanos e todo o tipo de desastres.
Um dia a sua filha tem acesso ao seu computador...

É uma comédia em que se encotram personagens com bastante densidade emocional, em que ninguém se ri, apenas tu. Podemos encontrar ligação em todos os pequenos elementos e ações do filme, o que faz com que o filme seja genialmente espantoso.

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Dice variations in blender

Starting from a very easy and quick blender die (dice) modeling tutorial, I tried some variations using lights and different focus points, but it was still a very shy approach to focus-defocus using blender, I'm better using ot with a DSLR camera.
The dice tutorial I followed was made by Azenquor here on youtube.

O also experimented with fur and dice, using hair particles and tweaking some variables, using as learning base this furry bear tutorial made by one of my favourite tutorial creator, tutor4u.

Furry Pink Dice rolling
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Rolling Dice pair red background
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Dice rolling green background
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A partir de um tutorial muito fácil para modelar um dado em blender, experimentei algumas variações de luz e pontos de focagem, mas ainda assim foi uma muito tímida abordagem à focagem-desfocagem em blender, para mim ainda é mais fácil fazê-lo a partir de uma camera DSLR.

O tutorial de dado que segui foi feito por Azenquor e está no youtube.

Experimentei também com os dados e pelo, usando as partículas de cabelo e mudando algumas variáveis. Usei como base de aprendizagem este tutorial de urso de peluche feito por um dos meus criadores de tutoriais favoritos, tutor4u.

 

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Lollipops in Blender

Found this blender candy material tutorial here at mclelun website, between other interesting tutorials.
I tried it but used it on an open space, just the way I like it, to make greeting cards, party invitations or just serene illustrations to relax the eye on it.
Next, I will try to apply the material to different shapes and maybe an animation in blender. It really looks like those pairs of lollipops are friends walking along.
Here is the result of the first 2 experiments:

Candy Lollipops Invitation Card
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Candy Lollilpops Greeting Card
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Encontrei este tutorial blender com um material de chupa-chupa aqui em mclelun, entre outros tutoriais interessantes.
Experimenti, mas coloquei os chupa-chupas num espaço aberto, como gosto, para usar como cartões de boas festas, convites ou simplesmente ilustrações mais serenas, onde podemos relaxar os olhos.
Acima está o resultado das duas primeiras experiências.
A seguir vou aplicar o material em formas diferentes, e talvez fazer uma animação com o blender. Parecem mesmo que os pares de chupa-chupas são amigos a caminhar lado a lado.

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Bold Bubbles Cowl Crochet Pattern


 


Bold Bubbles Cowl

Materials:
You can make the cowl with any yarn and needle you want, just make the initial chain as long as the circumference you want and make sure you have multiples of 4 plus 1 chain.
The quantity you will need depends on the circumference size and the height of the cowl. You can make it as large as you wish after starting the cowl, but the circumference size is decided on the beginning.
Bulky yarn – The pink cowl on the photo used 200 grams of bulky yarn and 9 mm hook.
Aran – The striped cowl used 125 grams and a 6 mm hook.


Other info:
  • The cowl is worked on the round.
  • Single crochet and clusters on row 2 are worked on back loop only.
  • Changing colors - If you are working with different colors to make stripes, do not make the ch 3 on the beginning of row 3. Fasten off previous color and go directly to sc on 1st cluster with the new color.
  • Final Round - Row 3 is a unifying round for the bubbles. You may want or not to use the R3 as your final round, depending on the length and yarn chosen. For the long cowl and bulky yarn I finished with a repeat of R3. For the short cowl that sits next to the neck, you can finish on the R2 repeat, to let bottom bubbles open and sit on chest. Try the cowl before making the final repeat of R3 to see what fists best for you.
Gauge is not important.

Stitches:
Ch – chain
Sl st – slip stitch
sk 1 st – skip 1 stitch
sc – single crochet
blo – back loop only

Cluster - 7 trebles toghether - tr7tog:
(Yo 2 times, insert needle on st, yo through stitch,
yo through 2 loops on hook, yo through 2 loops on hook)*
- incomplete treble made – 2 stitches on hook.
Repeat * 6 more times, there will be 8 stitches on hook,
yo, pass through all 8 loops,
yo, pass through 1 loop.


R1 – Make a chain of multiples of 4+1 until you reach the circumference size needed. Sl st on first ch without twisting chain.
The bulky cowl on photo has 85 ch and the aran cowl has 101 ch.
R2 – (Ch 3, sk 1 st, blo cluster, ch 3, sk1 st, blo sc)* around. Last stitch of last repeat make a sl st.
R3 – Ch 3, sc on top of 1st cluster (there is a little hole where you can make the sc), (ch 3, sc on top of cluster)* around. Last stitch of last repeat make a sl st.
Next rows - Repeat R2 and R3 until desired height. The clusters on the repeats of R2 are going to be placed on the middle of ch 3 from previous row, and sc on top of previous row 3 sc and row 2 cluster.