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Click thumbnails to view each of my older project videos or check the [Demo Page] for more demos. Check out the [Sector13] section for the most recent cool stuff.

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Making Fish #3 with Zbrush

This weekend I figured out how to create and encode DivX video files. I configured WinXP Pro to use a dual video display and pipe a clone of the screen via SVIDEO. I used a SVIDEO cable to pipe the SVIDEO out directly into the SVIDEO in and used Dr. DivX Live Capture to record the video feed. Then I opened up the recorded AVI in Dr. DivX again and reduced the video size from 45M to about 8M, sacrificing some quality. I recorded audio using a microphone, in this version it just sounds like mumbling. I’ll work the audio part out later. With that said, take a look at the [making of fish #3]. You’ll need to DivX codec from [].


UTF8 Encoding with C# .NET

Occasionally when working with the web you may need to UTF8 encode something you are working on. Here’s a little snippet that shows how to UTF8 encode in C#.

String script = "A string that I need to UTF8 Encode!";
if(script == null || script.Length == 0)
return "";
System.Text.UTF8Encoding newUTF8Encoding = new System.Text.UTF8Encoding();
System.Text.Encoder newEncoder = newUTF8Encoding.GetEncoder();
Int32 encodingLength =
newEncoder.GetByteCount(script.ToCharArray(), 0, script.Length, true);
Byte[] encodedScript = new Byte[ encodingLength ];
newEncoder.GetBytes(script.ToCharArray(), 0, script.Length, encodedScript, 0, true);
String uft8Script = "";
foreach(Byte b in encodedScript)
uft8Script += "&#"+(Int32)b+";";

Diving into Avalon March 2005 Preview

[MS Channel 9] gave an excellent presentation of this months preview of the Avalon CTP. After taking [a more indepth look at the team], I was able to gather enough information to download the CTP. I plan to immediately take a look at the sample code and jump right in. The installation process was simple. Now on to trying a program referenced in the videos called [Zam 3D ™].

Mono 1.1.6 on Mandriva 2005 LE

Installing the latest version of Mono (mono-1.1.6-3mdk.i586) was as easy as “urpmi mono”.

[root@athelo tgraupmann]# urpmi mono
To satisfy dependencies, the following 4 packages are going to be installed (28 MB):
Is this OK? (Y/n) y

See [this story] for more detailed information.

Easy Urpmi

[Easy Urpmi] is the best way to install packages on Mandrake Linux/Mandiva Linux. Running ” urpmi ” as root in the console automatically finds and installs all the dependencies for a particular set of packages. It already saves me hours of time by getting and installing all the binary packages that I need in an instant.