Saturday, June 27, 2009

A legend departed

I don't have much to say but I am happy that I have a very good memory of watching his hit music videos with everyone at home during my childhood. That was before his career downfall and I am glad that I was able to feel that excitement with everyone in my family. Whether he is a good person or not, that doesn't matter anymore but what matters is we all know that we are not going to see any other person like him for at least 100 years.

A alternative view on Global Warming

The Great Global Warming Swindle


I was doing some research on this topic recently for my work and I bumped on few articles stating global warming as a propaganda by mega corporations and all those control freak secret societies for world domination. Whether this could be truth or not I still believe we must keep a control over our carbon levels and the way we utilize our natural resources.

Here are few excerpts from a article which supports the same argument.


Howard C. Hayden, emeritus professor of physics from the University of Connecticut, told a Pueblo West audience that he was prompted to speak out after a visit to New York where he learned that scaremongering billboards about the long-term effects of global warming were being purchased at a cost of $700,000 a month.

"Someone is willing to spend a huge amount of money to scare us about global warming," Hayden said. "Big money is behind the global-warming propaganda."


Hayden pointed out that global warming is taking place throughout the solar system, underscoring the fact that natural causes and not human beings are driving climate change, which has occurred throughout history.

"Yes, the polar ice caps are shrinking . . . on Mars," he said, "On Mars, the ice caps are melting and small hills are disappearing," adding that warming trends were also being observed on Jupiter, Saturn and Triton.

Citing the fact that human activity is responsible for just 3 per cent of carbon-dioxide emissions on earth, Hayden said that carbon levels in the atmosphere have been rising and falling for 400,000 years.

"We are at the lowest levels in the last 300,000 years," he said. "During the Jurassic period, we had very high levels of carbon dioxide."

"About 97 percent of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere comes from natural sources, not humans," Hayden concluded, adding that global warming is being pushed not by grass roots advocacy groups, but by giant corporations who stand to gain from selling concepts such as carbon tracking and carbon trading.


Source: Professor: Big Money Behind Global Warming Propaganda, Paul Joseph Watson
Prison Planet Tuesday, March 11, 2008, link

Anyway the counterpart of this same theory suggest that all these scientists belong to neo cons and they protecting mega corporations such as exxon. This particular website draws relation between those scientists and exxon company.

But its get more exciting when I think why the same neo cons who are the ones behind one world government propaganda would play at both sides. Daniel Taylor states in his article that neo cons are using global warming propaganda as one of their tool for building a world government and here are few interesting quotes form the article.

"In a report titled "The First Global Revolution" (1991) published by the Club of Rome, a globalist think tank, we find the following statement: "In searching for a new enemy to unite us, we came up with the idea that pollution, the threat of global warming, water shortages, famine and the like would fit the bill.... All these dangers are caused by human intervention... The real enemy, then, is humanity itself."

"Richard Haass, the current president of the Council on Foreign Relations, stated in his article "State sovereignty must be altered in globalized era," that a system of world government must be created and sovereignty eliminated in order to fight global warming, as well as terrorism. "Moreover, states must be prepared to cede some sovereignty to world bodies if the international system is to function," says Haass. "Globalization thus implies that sovereignty is not only becoming weaker in reality, but that it needs to become weaker. States would be wise to weaken sovereignty in order to protect themselves..."

Source: Global warming hysteria serves as excuse for world government,Daniel Taylor,March 14, 2007, link

So who knows they are enjoying while playing at both sides. Just like they like to sell the weapons to both sides during a war.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Fusion 6 Advanced Materials



This video shows how to build a car paint shader inside Fusion 6. This particular feature looks very promising and it really shows how much compositing applications are getting closer to the 3D applications these days.

What I really found interesting is interactivity of this feature and its looks a lot like the procedural shaders in Maya Hypershade. Since this is happening inside a compositing application like Fusion I felt its even more interactive than Hypershade in Maya. There is also this tutorial on building Anisotropic Highlights which will help us to understand anistropic attributes in detail.

I believe most of the people have reached a point where they don't know about the basics of shaders since everything is readymade for them even in basic 3D apps so its very insightful to create these shaders or their properties from scratch inside a compositing app.

There are other bunch of new features in Fusion 6 and especially on 3d side of things. Visit eyeon website for more details and also check out few notes on new features like 3D Fog(not just affects the depth but also the color), Transmittance, Composite Materials and many more at http://www.vfxpedia.com/

Monday, June 15, 2009

Changing gear


I got myself this sexy thing yesterday and it's feels great :)

And this is what under her hood:

At her heart she got a AMD Turion X2 RM74 64 bit, 2.2 GHz. Her face is so shiny and beautiful because of her ATI Radeon HD 4570 512 MB dedicated memory. To remember all the random stuffs I throw at her she got a 320 GB HDD. Finally to handle all of me at once she got 4 GB of RAM ;)