Tag: awesome

My First Model in Google’s 3D Warehouse

202 S Neil St, Champaign, IL, US, 3D Warehouse Screenshot

Today I finally got around to posting a model to Google’s 3D Warehouse. This is where Google gets the models that are used in Google Earth for 3D buildings. I have another that I’m working on, but it’s much more complicated. In order to get one up more quickly, I chose a little nondescript building …

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An Amazing Animated Short from Ani7ime

This evening my wife and I watched a short (about 15 minutes) animated video produced by Ani7ime Studio (廣州美術學院數碼藝術專業) called Water Brain (我要看). There are no spoken words, so don’t worry if you don’t understand Chinese. From the page on Vimeo, the poster has this to say about Water Brain: This is a story about …

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Hey, Jason

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Minimalist jet-powered flight

In my previous post I mentioned Yves Rossy. Most of you probably haven’t heard of him. As the video below shows, he takes a somewhat different approach than the base-jumpers. Yves developed and built a system comprising a back pack with rigid carbon-fiber wings with a span of about 2.4 meters (7.9 ft), powered by …

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Did you ever want to fly?

Did you ever want to fly? No, not in a plane, or a balloon, or a dirigible. I mean really fly. I watched this video and thought that this is as close as a person can get right now to really being able to fly (though Yves Rossy comes pretty close too). httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G9hh6F6blBs