Saturday, April 29, 2006

Sketch Chat... in msn messenger.

I always wanted to post some of my record on using the sketch function in msn messenger. I do have a habbit to sketch things instead of typing it in words. This could be due to the reason I starting to feel the pain of losing drawing opportunities at work. Most of the time I'm constrained to just working on technical issue with animations instead of having the chance to do concept art.
Oh well... here's one of the recent chat with a friend in the middle of the night. I was quite tired and in the middle of getting a very tricky scene done. Before I collapsed on the table. I started sketching something on my wacom....


KFC writes:



-youbi says:

so nice ah

KFC writes:

-youbi says:

nice ah

KFC writes:

-youbi says:

u so boring ah

-youbi says:

this gal nt cute le

KFC writes:

-youbi says:

dun wan la

-youbi says:

nt SLEEP YET

-youbi says:

u le

KFC writes:

-youbi says:

what happend ah

KFC writes:

-youbi says:

ha

KFC writes:

-youbi says:

really have alot of work meh

KFC writes:

-youbi says:

woo o

-youbi says:

geng

-youbi says:

ur drawing really geng

-youbi says:

pui fuk pui fuk

KFC writes:

KFC writes:

-youbi-BYEBYE ~ says:

sure la

KFC : Mac Sux... But I buy it anyway. Atleast they are sexy. writes:

-youbi says:

la

-youbi says:

la

KFC writes:

KFC writes:

-youbi says:

oi

-youbi says:

rude la

-youbi says:

u

KFC writes:



Well.... until this point... the girl just log off right away.... Hahaha....
hmmm.... seems like another bad way to impress girls. *shrug*

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Zbrush works in MacOSX86

What a pleasant surprised.
Zbrush 2.03 actually works out of the box in Mac0sx86 10.4.5 even without QE and CI support for my Geforce 6800 Ultra.
I'm running it with my 2 years old p4 3.0 gig. So far, some app works and some app hasn't work yet. But overall performance wise. I'm quite happy with what I'm using now.
I only occasionally reboot to xp for Dota.

Monday, April 03, 2006

Suxx azz mac asia!!

Here's my complain.
I'm a mac user for a while and a long time pc/sgi user. I'm very familiar with devices or platform issues. Atleast that's what I had told the salesman at mac asia. At that very moment, I was enquiring informations about Macbook pro which I desperately wanting to buy one.
But problem is, due to the one of the salesman which I feels better to talk to not around that day. I have to look for other salesman to ask about the macbook pro. The moment I steps in, I feel I wasn't really attended or they don't really pay attention to ppl who doesn't dress like rich enough to buy their machine.
ok... i can understand that. I know i was dressing up like a low wage designer anyway.
So I took the initiative to ask one of the guy about the laptop i had my eye on. But unfortunately he doesn't really sounds friendly to me at all. No good from the sales and marketing point of view. He sounds a little cocky actually.
What I was trying to find out was the upgrades for ram if i want to tops it up with 2 gigs and see if there's a chance to trade in the 512mb ram comes with it.
I was surprised that they don't willing to do it. This really pissed me off because this is not the way that business suppose to be. and the most pissing thing about it is the way they address the matter. They even said the 2 gig ram going to cost me about RM 1700 - 1800 (800-900 each gig). Which comes to my suprise that kingston also selling those (what they so called custom made ram) PC2-5300 for RM430 each at lowyat. And keep argueing that those ram from lowyat will damage the machine.
Well... he sorta like commented that I didn't do my research b4 visiting them.
At some point, I feel I'm abit offended here.
The ram they were talking about is the exact ram that we are using in our pentium M processors laptop at the moment. And it's the exact ram that we are using for the latest duo core pc laptops. how come it's not compatible with macbook pro?? they are selling it for higher price. i'm ok with it. but wtf they wanna make it sounds like going to void the warranty (that's exactly what he said). I read it from somewhere that mac laptops ram is self-serviceable since a few years ago. I guess our local Mac asia is misleading our local mac users.

:angry:

anyway, I've got better service from some other shops at lowyat. In fact I've visited 2 shops yesterday. 1 at 2nd floor Cycom which is selling mac at a corner. They willing to trade in back the ram and install the market priced 2 gig ram for me at a reasonable price. While the ground floor mac shop (which is authorised dealer, seems like not Mac asia) does gave me a better feeling. atleast they treat me like a customer and willing to give me quite a few free gifts like Mouse and a carry case.

I guess i'll be back to lowyat for the purchase in this month.

Does anyone out there got the same feeling as I do?

Monday, March 20, 2006

How world has changed....

I still wonder how many people out there still sturbborn enough to claim "impossible" on anything.
Reason is because seeing all of the things that happen in the industry and around us.
Alot of impossible miracle has happened just right infront of us from time to time. Especially since year 2005. 
-Alias acquired Kaydara
-Discreet acquired Alias
-Disney acquired Pixar
-Adobe acquired macromedia
-Mac adopted Intel processors
-I finally like mac and decide to buy one
-Petrol price raised for 4 times in 2 years
-Our PC can install OSX
-Intel Mac can install window XP
-etc

Well.... after seeing all of this and putting it together in a list do show me a picture of endless possibilities is ahead of us.
Only thing stopping us from making the "impossible" to be reality is only our perception from believing in ourselfs.

Now.... who can tell me how can I possibly finish 7-8 3D jobs in a month (April). Ha... I guess I've just got to work extra hard and wippping my 3d boys like crazy.

One thing I'm happy enough for the moment is the amount of jobs that's available for all of the animators and artist in my studio. 

偶尔会幻想自己在刀锋下游走的感觉。。。
还好还没失去灵魂与热诚。
好想在工作都安定下来时想想以后的人生计划,之前花太多时间在干活而忘了喘气的空间。

突然很想去巴黎。。。

Monday, March 13, 2006

I'm a Jedi knight!!



Got to say, being a jedi knight is every boys dream.
I've finally became one in real life... thanks to Hafeez for letting me to have a swing with his light saber.
http://rapidshare.de/files/15369990/kfc_lightsaber.mov.html <---- Download clip here.

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Quenching my Apple Desire.


I've just got a new member to my list of computers to be exploits.
Introducing a 02's iBook. I've just bought it last night from a guy at RM1300.
What for? Well.... for it's ergonomic design, esthetic look and the sweet OSX of course.

The battery is a little weak at the moment. But once I've got the time, I'll do a little upgrade on it. New battery, Airport card and more ram is not to be missed.

All this will roughly cost me another RM600 for the upgrade (estimated).

Considering alot of people has been cracking their head just to get their osx86 work in the pc. I guess my move is not a bad one for a cheap hands on machine. Oh.... And once I get tiger running on it. I guess there's not much reason for me to get osx86 to work in my Ferrari anyway.

Currently, the GUI is a little slow due to the limitation of ram and processor. I've to turn off shadow, switch dock animation to scale and turn off font smoothing to gain more speed out of the interface. Overall for general use, it's not too bad after all.

And for speaker quality. It's surprisingly crysp and clear compare to my ferrari laptop. Kudos for apple for making it such quality product!

Friday, February 10, 2006

Head Modeling update



For the previous model, most of the person I asked can't tell who am I modeling here.
I sure do hope the newer update rings a bell.