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Creation Date: 2002-03-14
Ah, what do you get when you cross a physicist, an anarchist, an artist, and a capitalist? 3d impossible sculpture t-shirts. Errm, well not yet, but I'm working on it. A while back I had this idea that selling long sleeve t-shirts at JF would be a really important part of JF. Now it's more getting content up, but you'll see... What does a 3d impossible t-shirt have to do with JF? Well, very little. But it's the type of shirt that Jav would wear, so... You get the picture. What we have here is Body number 40 with a little artsy thing pasted over it. The artsy thing is supposed to be part of the shirt. I know, I know, I messed it all up, but forgive me. I'm actually planning on making the impossible sculpture be partially transparent (to give depth) and lit from the right side to provide more 3d perspective and a more complex gradient. Also, it'll have a texture on it. What is it and why is it impossible? Well, a few things. First off, a torus is 3d object that was tough to understand without an actual 3d model (a doughnut, for example). It signifies the superiority of 3d modelling over real world and thinking minds. The inner part is just a cylinder that has no endcaps and has been squished in the middle. It's impossible because it has the odd property of only being one pixel thick no matter how close you are to it. Take a sheet of paper and look really close to it. It grows in size as you draw closer to it. The 3d model has thickness of one pixel but at the same time can be said to have zero thickness. Thus, the superiority of 3d is once again seen. Higher-order thinking is enabled by computers. Where-as it used to be that the best model of the universe could be explained as spheres colliding, attracting, and repelling one another, the present is able to - and the future will - see such systems as surfaces with zero thickness, yet a finite surface area, and even perhaps a volume. Here at AltSci, I say: "While the world remains impossible, we will forever strive to make it possible." The lesson today, if you haven't figured it out is that the word impossible means that the tools are not yet in place. Wait until they are or build your own tools.

Tonight almost didn't happen. I worked on the model you see above and then I vegged out playing Tomb Raider 2 and moping around. Tomorrow is a no nonsense day, though. At the very least, I'm going to get stuff done that is important. I just found out that I cannot sign up for another class until the first day of classes. How wonderful, huh? My ability to graduate hangs in the balance and here we have a bunch of clowns telling me to wait until every course is full. I guess I can wait and then put pressure on people when the time is right. I need a undergrad research job desperately, too. But the two things that are of highest importance now are: passing my Electromagnetics 2 Final and passing Electromagnetics 3 next quarter.

What else? I used some sweet tools that stole all the models and textures from Tomb Raider 2. I like it. It's not going to be very helpful and I swore never to steal another artist's work, but we all know that the mind cannot control what it uses from it's subconscious memory. Actually my idea about skin making the connection between each bodypart comes from Tomb Raider 1, 2 and Final Fantasy 7. They all use skeletons but they cannot squish triangles, so they use 3d trapezoids that look like forearms and biceps, and they just move them around. It creates an edge, but actually it isn't that bad. I'd say that the skin is better, though. As technology grows, so must art.
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