Working on a better Blog…Please stand by!

by Gunther Heinrich, 13 Jan 2010 in Off-Topic

Others write about improvements. I simply improve!

Others may try to sneak changes slowly into their blog. I simply do them openly and immediately.

Sounds crazy after just another year of small and big changes? Well, this is madmind!

I know, I know, this sounds utterly ridiculous, like taken from a cheap action movie. But I am serious and here’s the meat behind the words or in other words…

Here’s what you can expect from this blog in the year 2010 (with some background information regarding the reasons)…

A much needed Meta-Post regarding Madmind

by Gunther Heinrich, 12 Apr 2009 in Off-Topic

If you spent some time with this blog in the last few weeks you surely spotted all the small and big changes that occurred on this site. From new taglines to constant design changes it had everything. And although this blog is about movies of any kind I simply need to write my experiences down to get back to business and to help you prevent the same design mistakes I did.

3D is hating me Part II

by Gunther Heinrich, 29 Oct 2008 in Off-Topic

Do you fellow 3D artist know the moment when you are sitting in front of your computer, watching and counting some shady percentages go up while trying to figure out, what the heck is being calculated because nothing is truly being rendered?

3D is hating me

by Gunther Heinrich, 29 Oct 2008 in Off-Topic

Do you also know the moment in CGI when anything you do is not big but you have to wait two hours to finally see it?

You know, I love CGI and creating an image of pure bits and bytes is wonderful. But I also hate 3D when anything I do needs a re-rendering of the image so I can see if I am going into the right direction. And the more I reach the final state the smaller the changes and the longer the render times. Hence, the more I hate those test renders.

My mind on the run

by Gunther Heinrich, 15 Oct 2008 in Off-Topic

What is the best way to increase render times of a 3D image? You include volume rendering and let your machine enter digital oblivion to be never seen again. Dual Core? Quad Core? Doesn’t matter. Perhaps a 16 Core might help.
3D is in no way 2D. While the 2D animator has to fight the strokes, the 3D animator has to fight the (technical) content. Life is unfair and I should have went 2D.
Comment spammers are stupid. Does anyone in the spamming business really believe that anyone would post a comment with 40 links? Perhaps this is the same reason for why they won’t stop it. Stupidity is a blessing.
Is yellow a nice color for horror movies? Or horror images? Did anyone ever try rose?