Sunday, April 19, 2009

Update on life

Some people have asked to see a pregnant picture of me so here it is. I'm 26 weeks pregnant in this picture.

We also planted some bulbs last Fall. I will be planting more flowers this Spring but here is what it looks like now.

Baby Shower!!!

Here are some pictures from my baby shower that one of my friends, April, put on for me yesterday. We played a game where people guessed my girth, everyone cut a piece of yarn that they thought would fit around me. My sister Ceri and friend PJ ended up winning. Everyone also wrote me notes of advice/encouragement. It was a lot of fun. Thanks to all who came and for all the gifts.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

"The Game"

When Willie has some spare time he likes to do lots of fun but useless things in the name of "learning". Here's some documentation of one of those things. This is a game he's developing with an open-source program called Blender 3D (see The game is a platformer of sorts, featuring Blender's beloved Suzanne. The goal is to get to the end of the floating path without falling onto the grass. The game would be MUCH more visually pleasing if our computer's video card supported GLSL shaders, but we can't have everything now can we?

Update #1
February 26, 2009. In this newest update I added a menu establishing controls, animated the arms in the run cycle, new animation for jumping, fixed small kick in run cycle (left leg), added a few more polygons for Suzanne (see tummy), and added a little more to the 2nd level.

Blender 2.48
The Gimp
Wood Workshop

Update #2
April 12, 2009: Optimized the run cycle, added a 3rd level, deleted the 3rd level, overhauled Suzanne's body geometry, animated walking backwards, made some terrain, improved jumping animation, improved collision quality, implemented GLSL shaders (not shown in video).

Thanks: Blender 2.48
The Gimp