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Feb 15, 2019 01:11

updated to blender 2.8


Feb 07, 2019 10:35

peter gabriel said that the worst request anyone can ask to an artist is to tell them that they can do whatever they want. he said that the most interesting objects are created because there are constraints that have to be dealt with.

i agree.

and that's why I think it's so interesting the prospect of soderbergh wanting to make a movie using the iphone.


Feb 07, 2019 09:41

lastest news: since today, i am the professor of multimedia design production in the master's degree in design at the lusiada university of lisbon.


Feb 04, 2019 11:42

highly recommended:


Jan 24, 2019 06:39

you practice technique to get your fingers to go where you want them to go. you practice theory to understand where they can go and why.

-- tom morello @

the keyword is why.

i stole this argument because it's similar to what I use in open classes. we should all consider attending university at some point in our lives. a good time will be when we begin to ask ourselves "why am I doing it and why is it important"?


Jan 24, 2019 06:28

made me look twice #foundobject


Jan 19, 2019 07:55

made me look twice #foundobject


Jan 19, 2019 07:14

post permalink are available.


Jan 17, 2019 10:57

the problem is not so much, why facebook needs this (did they started it?), but the fact that participants of this event are contributing to the creation of a structured database that can be used by a data broker to connect, for example, two datasets separated by a few years with the least effort - a browser navigation robot connected to a screen scrapper.

Had a page on hi5 or myspace? posted pictures of yourself?

it is very unlikely that this is the goal but that is not important. what is important is that something that was almost impossible, becomes attainable.

we sometimes forget that what in the common lexicon is known as a hastag, that meta-comment prefixed with a cardinal sign that expands the meaning and context of a post is also known by two other names: descriptor or search criteria.

Jan 16, 2019 12:30
as I was researching social media networks as a publicity platform, I began to realize that for the content producer - and the added value associated with such content - they are a mousetrap.

the user creates the added value, which is then exploited by a platform that does nothing but spread it on a large scale (this could be an asset if only a few users could take advantage of it, which is not the case).

so it is nice when companies with a strategic vision very close to mine make a decision that I would take (and did):

in fact, my perspective on the subject goes further. in my blog there are no comments. it is not a fault. it is by design.

whether or not you agree with something I said, do not say it on my blog, say it in yours. you can always include a link to my post if you want.

Jan 15, 2019 12:18
gotta love these guys - storyboarded shot generator (now in 3D)

Jan 14, 2019 12:50
finally a socket server

Jan 07, 2019 11:27
freestyle is available in blender eevee, now my work can continue.

Jan 06, 2019 05:56
with the 3d print toolbox available, I transitioned to blender 2.8 today.

Jan 01, 2019 07:27
the most useful add-on for blender became available in version 2.8 - edit linked library.

Dec 30, 2018 11:44
macacos nús - layout # 2 part 1

Macacos Nús (Naked Monkeys) (Layout #2 - Part 1) from João Mesquita on Vimeo.

Dec 28, 2018 11:56
made me look twice #foundobject

Dec 28, 2018 06:04
a long due rss feature

Dec 28, 2018 11:57
things that annoy me

  • give us your password to import your contacts.
  • forget about the "latest", here it is the "top".

no and no.

Dec 19, 2018 03:08
cartago - test#4

pretty much all mmm code has been ported. starting to work on the new stuff.

Dec 10, 2018 10:53
made me look twice #foundobject

Dec 10, 2018 12:17
MMM had it close! nasa insight senses martian wind

Dec 06, 2018 01:01
I do not understand the interest of a boss battle. never did.

Nov 22, 2018 04:08
cartago test#3

Nov 21, 2018 10:56
like I said I know that diablo immortal is not for me. in fact, "china really wants it".

Nov 21, 2018 12:47
shadow of the tomb raider. on the mac. 2019.

Nov 20, 2018 09:45
cartago test #2

cartago - test #2 from João Mesquita on Vimeo.

Nov 19, 2018 11:01
malcolm gladwell and rick rubin podcast. worth a hearing. cheers.

Nov 18, 2018 09:38

pablo ferro dies at age 83. rip.

Nov 18, 2018 09:29
made me look twice #foundobject

Nov 12, 2018 11:00
generative Arrakis (also known as Dune)

post on twitter

Nov 12, 2018 10:59
student visual sensibility quick-test: show kulechov effect.

post on twitter

Nov 11, 2018 11:24
made me look twice #foundobject

Nov 11, 2018 11:18
motion periodic table. pretty cool.

post on twitter

Nov 11, 2018 11:14
gdnative code for OSC implementation.

Nov 06, 2018 12:16
i play diablo 3 with some regularity but i am perfectly aware that i am not part of the audience for which it was conceived. the same happens with diablo immortal. it is not for me, it is for new guys.

Nov 04, 2018 05:04
vr is a long haul. they are getting it.

Nov 03, 2018 03:55
made me look twice #foundobject

Oct 31, 2018 03:01
made me look twice #foundobject

Oct 31, 2018 02:48
made me look twice #foundobject

Oct 31, 2018 02:27
the #bcon18 talk i mentioned earlier by @brentpatterson: in portugal, in media production this is so true. vocational and university students argue hard in favor of pro software as a must-have for employability. so they invest in learning the software, instead of the actual techniques.

and what happens is that the pro actually hides some pro knowledge like knowing about color channels and what is (mathmatically) a blend mode. classic stuff are "this layer system is doesn't work like photoshop" or the "where is the history window?"

post on twitter

Aug 04, 2018 11:16

"Don't trust the cloud. Don't trust YouTube. Download. Download. Download. UbuWeb is the backup for the internet."- Ubuweb.

my thoughts exactly.

post on twitter

Aug 04, 2018 10:32

made me look twice #foundobject

Aug 04, 2018 03:34
Gobelins MOOC on animation principles

Aug 04, 2018 03:24
made me look twice #foundobject

Aug 04, 2018 02:26
made me look twice #foundobject

Aug 04, 2018 02:25
made me look twice #foundobject

Aug 04, 2018 01:08
i know nobody asked me but rogue one is the best star wars film.

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Aug 04, 2018 01:08
localghost: 127.0.0.o.o.o.O.O.o.o.0.1

post on twitter

Aug 04, 2018 01:08

made me look twice #foundobject