Buzz’s Blog: On Web 3.0 and the Semantic Web:

March, 2011

March 26, 2011  3:32 AM

Perfect curves: Bezier, part 1

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Vector versus raster graphics.

There are two very different ways that computer programs can internally represent 2D images.  The first is the way a computer display presents images - as a 2D grid of pixels, each with properties that control its physical appearance.  We...

March 19, 2011  12:55 AM

A fantastic entry-level 3D modeling app

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3D graphics.

I teach 3D animation and use Autodesk Maya, arguably the most popular, powerful, and complicated general purpose 3D modeling/animation/rendering application available.  While there is a free and functionally complete student version, there is an investment...

March 12, 2011  12:47 AM

An intriguing, mobile use of data management and data mining technology

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Help for people suffering from depression.

I have a friend who is working on his Ph.D. in clinical psychology.  He's been studying a fascinating application of cell phone-based data management and mining.  It has to do with using cell phones to monitor the moods and...

March 5, 2011  10:39 PM

Thanks, gamers, for the killer machine: Powerful hardware mass produced

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My old Dell.

Until recently I had a Dell desktop with a fast processor, a very good graphics card, a lot of memory.  It was not a high end machine, but I would have paid a lot more for it, if it had been necessary.  I teach 3D animation, using Autodesk Maya, and I also...

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