Aug. 29th, 2014


And the end of August (Booooo!)

And links!!

» The Atlantic: The Star Wars George Lucas Doesn’t Want You To See

I especially enjoyed the extensive efforts that went into what is known as the “Despecialized Edition”, which is now freely available from a group of video restoration experts calling themselves “Harmy”. This is a crazy, insightful article.

» Building 3D with Ikea

Did you know that nearly 75% of the Ikea catalogue images are now completely computer generated? Everything from the lighting to the “random” placement of items on a busy-looking desk to the composition: all CGI. The people are real but placed in CG environments.
I did not know this!

» UFOCinque (UFO5): Cut Paper Art

These are really beautiful and intricate.
There is also a Flickr gallery with many more images.

» Ricochet Kills 4

Shoot the bad guys using a very small amount of bullets. It’s challenging (and has cartoon blood, so be warned.)

Bonus Link!

» 25 Perfectly Timed Dog Pictures

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Some of these are ingenious.

Happy Friday! See you next week.