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Creation Date: 2002-09-15
Okay, so this is JF Final Scene 1, Page 1. I promised, I delivered. I even spent extra time making it work right instead of just making it work. Err, well half of the time. JF Final Scene 1 Page 1 may possibly change slightly. I did spend all of today working on it. What's the lesson? The first lesson is to learn is to create something smooth. Smooth things are those things in which rapid changes are not made. Yellow on black is a rapid change. Black text on white background is technically not smooth. If you anti-alias it, it becomes smooth. Other smooth transitions are: gourand shading vs. flat shading. Gourand uses a gradient. The formula for gourand is to calculate the color at a vertex and then on the surface between three connected vertices, the color is given by the distance from each color source. If v[a] = green, v[b] = yellow, and v[c] = blue, then between v[a] and v[b] will be green-yellow, between v[a] and v[c] will be cyan, and between v[b] and v[c] will be grey (yellow is green and red, so half green half red and half blue makes half grey). In the very center will be a combination of all three. You get the idea, though, right? It's very simple. Flat shading, however just takes each triangle and calculates the illumination of the face. Another way to get smoothness is to use radiosity. Radiosity is very slow if done normally. It assumes that all objects are light sources and reflectors. A light source hits an object and it bounces off and keeps bouncing until all the energy is consumed. This makes the lighting very smooth since it creates a lot of ambient light. Another smooth thing is n-patch triangle/quad tesselation. You start out with your average model and you take triangles or quads and you split them and move them in the direction of the normal. So a box would become a sphere under n-patch tesselation. I used that for a bad reason today. My program wasn't working. So I went into Microsoft MeshView and n-patch tesselated my Javantea model by a factor of one. He became a bit curvy. I don't mind all that much. But it's the principle that gets me. The model looks fine in MeshView, but it has black cheeks in my viewer. Why? I narrowed it down to the normals being placed incorrectly due to software vertex skinning. But I couldn't find any part of the software that would do that. Darn. The good news is that I finally got alpha blending to work. The bad news is that it only showed up twice and you really cannot appreciate it. Ugh. Oh well. I saved the text files, so I can redo it a million times if I want. It is so fast to redo a shot, it's no problem.

So what else is new? Well, I watched a video of a lecture by Mike Rupport. He is an ex-LAPD officer who exposed the CIA for trafficing guns and drugs. He also is a critic of the New World Order. He exposes the reasons behind September 11 tragedy and explained exactly what is the plan for the New World Order. American leaders wants money and power. They want the UN to be the scourge of the world (it already is) under their control. They want WTO, IMF, WB, and UN to force any Third World nation into slavery. Anyone who opposes any plan gets massacred. Also a scary part of the direct September 11th aftermath is the opium crop in Afghanistan. Many people aren't aware, but most of the world's opium crop is in Afghanistan. Last year, the Taleban destroyed all its crops, leaving the opium world in ruins. The United States ousted the Taleban, right? So in comes the new rebel government and not only are they going to let the US build an oil pipleline to the Caspian Sea, but they're also going to replant all the opium fields. Since the US is there anyway and we have this simple little war on drugs, shouldn't we stop the opium production? No. Why? Mike Ruppert has the answer. The CIA currently traffics mainly cocaine into the USA, but now they own all the opium in Afghanistan. Why? Because drug money is cash in their pockets. The real money trail behind Afghanistan is not Bush's oil or Cheney's defense industry, it's the CIA's drug trade. Selling opium, laundering money for drug dealers, and boosting the economy. But drugs aren't very profitable, are they? Does a trillion dollars sound like chump change? And what about the non-drug-oriented New World Order? America running the world. Sounds like hell, but believe me it'll be worse. America doesn't have a plan for global democracy. They definately don't want global anarchy either. They have plan for global domination, slavery, and oppression. Just looking at the Patriot Act makes me want to puke. My brother says, "People died for that flag." The truth is that they died for that Constitution, the same one that President Bush just tore to pieces. Get this: the prison industry is looking forward to making half a million new jail cells next year. Who is going in those jail cells? You are. I am. One thing that Ruppert said was almost like the thing I've been looking for: a Eurasian superpower that can rival America is the only thing that can stop the New World Order. If they do, it will result in "global anarchy." If he means freedom, I'm all for it. If he means nuclear holocaust (he probably does), then I'm neutral. (Compare nuclear holocaust with the New World Order. Is there any difference? No.) Mike Ruppert can say it much more eloquently than I can. You should check out his website.
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