Alright... making it official now. I have a new instance that I'm calling home over at @monsterjavaguns@mastodon.art

I got my follow list all migrated over there... so if you want to follow me back, then I'd be much obliged.

While I ponder the best way to finish my ring experiments, I took a break to do something different. My wife recently got a Chinese broad sword. I'm going to do a stone inlay in the handle. Swipe to see a multi-shot detail photo.
#workinprogress
#swordhandle
#stoneinlay
#chinesebroadsword
#taichi
#woodcarving
#mastoart
#weaponart
#sword

Wrapped this one as a gift last night. A separate wood inlay for each of this person's five children.

#bentwoodring
#woodring
#jewelry
#shiny
#handmade
#art
#mastoart

Really digging this effect. European beech wrapped around purpleheart. Then carved to reveal color. Need to decide the best way to seal it. Do I fill in the cut-away or just surface coat?

#bentwoodrings
#woodworking
#experiment
#workinprogress
#woodcarving
#handmade
#jewelry
#shiny
#art

Traveling for the holidays... wanted to bring my detail carving knives, but I don't have one of those fancy roll-up knife pitch things. Time to improvise!
#ducttape
#makersgonnamake
#woodcarving

I know I've been pretty quiet on the art-making front recently, but I'm still making stuff. These are going to be fun. Will share more on each as I finish them.
#bentwoodrings
#woodrings
#workinprogress
#art
#jewelry mastodon.art/media/XH5u0VgKph0

Found myself reading the whitepaper for Storj today. Had a giggle at this bit:

"The current implementation assumes Storjcoin, butmany other payment types could be implemented, including BTC, Ether, ACH transfer, or physical transfer of live goats."

Gotta love a protocol that considers goats as currency. :)

@paulecooley That said, constraints tend to breed the most creative of solutions. You're sure to have fun with it if you look at it that way.

So... it turns out that I was wrong. Blender *does* support multi-view images (and has since multi-view) was added in 2015. But those images can't yet be used in textures.

Somehow, I'd stumbled into a bug (or delusion) that made me think it was working. Bummer.

Back to texture replacement! At least I have a workaround. :)

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So Blender's stereo rendering feature actually allows for stereo/multi-view textures (allowing left eye and right eye to see different textures). And apparently this feature has been in Blender for a really long friggin' time. My dumb ass just didn't know how to use it right.

So much easier than doing texture replacement for left/right eye views in the compositor!

#b3d
#learning
#artwithopensource

Probably not attendng again, depends on which ultra I'm running in the spring :) libreGraphics proposals 

@frd @prokoudine @akien @Curator @eylul @patdavid @gunga@mastodon.xyz I figure I'll try and get a talk or workshop accepted. If I can do that, then I can miss editor find a way to justify the trip. :)

I think I want to pitch a talk or a workshop for 2018. But as I consider it, I'm kind of drawing a blank on ideas. Anyone got any suggestions on what might be interesting to hear about or learn?

#nanowrimo postmortem... 13.5 outlines. A far cry from my goal of 30... but things exist now that didn't exist before. So I'll count it as a success nonetheless.

@viciousviscosity Or color it yellow and just call it the AYE (AR Yellow Eyepatch).

"AR! Lemme have a look at it through me AYE."

@fidgety So the idea has legs! Hooray! Definitely going to add the pre-decorated journal pages idea to my future to-do list.

*However*, if you'll allow a mini-rant, you've stepped into a minor pet peeve of mine. We all have artistic ability. The quality of our output just varies based on how much we've failed at it in the past, but kept trying.

You've made a thing. That alone merits celebration. Most people don't even get that far. :)

@fidgety I've never much been the journaling sort, so I've been reluctant to try. But based on your post, there's the idea of *making* journals for other people... that's something I just might want to try.

Also, you've got excellent craft goin' on in that journal of yours. Don't cut yourself short. :)

#nanowrimo outlines day 13. Readiness Protocol. 

#nanowrimo outlines day 13. Readiness Protocol.

Estevan Livingston is a changed man. Literally. All of his coordination is gone. He can barely stand. His eyes and ears feel like they're going to explode in a burst of searing, stabbing pain. Even his nose hurts. His head feels like a migraine and sinus infection teamed up and started taking turns slapping his brain around. Oh, and apparently he has a tail now. It's made of a bunch of pieces of metal and it doesn't seem to do much other than drag behind him... but it's definitely there, fused to his body just above his ass. It hurts like the rest of him.

He's not sure how he's gotten here. The last thing he remembers is being pulled aside for a random Fuertevirus screening. Now he's in a world of hurt, on the run, and completely in the dark about how things got to be this way.

@Fumon @klaatu@mastodon.xyz I find that it's also helpful if you define your variables all in one general area (like the top of a function or class). Then, if you're really fastidious about documentation, you can clearly comment the variables with their purpose... *and* it becomes pretty obvious from context that they're local to that scope and not part of the global namespace.

@aldersprig@tootplanet.space Agreed! Thanks for mentioning it so I could find it. :)

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