Update: the beta has been pulled.
In particular I am looking for someone who can draw to contribute icons used to acknowledge the votes. Each is a 256x256 grayscale PNG with transparency, one is a "happy sheep" for when you vote positive and the other is displayed for negative votes. If you install and run you can see the current icons are just placeholders...
The client has incremental improvements (more shapes, more colors, higher quality, voting works on linux, etc). The biggest change is actually in the server: dean rewrote how frames are reserved to increase performance.
A windows version will follow shortly.
So what's happening? The fast answer is yes they differ but Apophysis is wrong. The filter setting of 0.2 is so narrow that with oversample 3 it amounts to using only the center one of the nine subpixels. Ignoring most of your samples makes for more noise. The solution: use a larger filter!
Why doesn't Apophysis have the same result? I see 3 differences in the filter code:
I think it would be reasonable for FLAM3 to print a warning when the filter radius is "too small". And perhaps to enforce a minimum so that information is not lost. I'll think about this.
This is the first periodic update of progress on the Simnuke Project. Expect as many as two per month as we approach July 16.
- Simnuke Project has a fiscal sponsor!
- Donations and items needed
- Upcoming test
- Gallery update
- Full project proposal online, and website updated
- Upcoming schedule
- Get involved!
We are pleased to announce that Cloud Factory Collective for the Arts is our nonprofit fiscal sponsor for the Simnuke Project. This means that cash and in-kind gifts to support the Simnuke Project are tax deductible. We are now raising money for our upcoming test and buildout for the project. This collaboration with Cloud Factory will go a long way in helping us raise the money and gather the materials we need.
Please support the Simnuke Project with a tax-deductible donation. Send your contribution via paypal to firstname.lastname@example.org, earmarked for the Simnuke Project and include your mailing address so we can send you a thank you letter for your records. Please contact us at email@example.com if you'd like to make a donation by other means.
And if there is anyone you know that would be interested in donating to the project, please pass along the information!
We are seeking immediate in-kind donations of the following items:
- Box truck rental for the March 26th weekend
- Heavy-duty metal casters
- Steel (square tubing and sheet)
- Schedule 80 plumbing and high pressure hose
- 2 barrels of biodiesel
- 1 barrel of Ethanol (needs to be denatured with methanol or gasoline)
- 2" and 1/2" (or 3/4") pneumatic actuated ball valves
- 1/4" flare and NPT fittings (assortment)
- Nitrogen tanks, and regulators
- non-contact IR thermometer (at least 1500 C max)
Contact us if you can help with any of these, or for more detailed info on items needed.
Over the March 26th Easter Weekend, we will be performing our second test in the southern California desert. We are working fast and furious in preparation for testing three of the small fans at the same time. You can see pictures from our first test with one small fan here.
Goals for this test include taking temperature and flow rate readings, fan placement, documentation (photo and video) to assist with fundraising, and more. We'll post photos as soon as they are available.
*Gallery exhibition update*
We are still seeking a gallery space to host the Simnuke gallery exhibition. The goal of this show is to create a venue for art that tells the story of the Atomic Age. There will be between 10 and 15 artists and 20 - 30 pieces, space permitting. Around 5 artists will be invited and the rest will be accepted on the basis of submissions. The medium is unspecified: the nuclear age itself is the binding theme for the show.
Ideally, we'd have the show up from about July 27th through August 9th saddling a weekend (so we could do an event). If you have any leads on a gallery space for this event, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. And stay tuned for the call for artist submissions....
*Full project proposal online, and website updated*
The Simnuke website has been updated recently, and if you want to read more details about the project, the full project proposal is available here.
March 26 weekend - second test
April 2 weekend - visit to the Trinity Site in New Mexico, one of the two days per year the site is open to the public
April 30 - call for artists deadline for submissions (details soon)
Late April / early May - fundraiser
Currently our main need is fundraising. If you have any ideas, contacts, or other prospects for funders, please feel free to send them to us or forward on our project proposal, linked above.
Also, if you'd like to participate in this project in any way, please let us know.
The Simnuke Project team
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Jelly's 295 China Basin Way San Francisco, CA
21+ up 9 pm - 3 pm Free before 10 pm $5 before 11 pm $10 after 11 pm
Join us for a very special night of breakbeat madness to provide help and support for the tsunami victims. ALL PROFITS from the party will be donated to the Unicef Tsunami Relief Fund!
We have brought together the leaders of the SF breakbeat scene, and have an exclusive first time San Francisco appearance by Trigger Sound system residents The Lawgiverz and Kosmik Neil to take your mind and booty to the next level!
We are also providing an ambient/downtempo/glitch outdoor area to explore, with sonic landscapes provided by local sound sculpters and performance artists.
All of the local artists and soundsystems have donated their time and energy to make this happen. BIG UP Everyone involved, the vibe is alive! Addictech throws a party only once in a blue moon... come with us, for The Love and Bass!
change sawtooth variation (incompatible!). add fan variation. rename sawtooth to rings.100 examples of each of the new variations on each of the images to the right. Compare to the old sawtooth variation. I really want this to be the last release before sheep 2.6 is released so please run it through the wringer! thanks.
adj 1: consisting of or resembling mother-of-pearl 2: having a play of lustrous rainbow-like colors; "an iridescent oil slick"; "nacreous (or pearlescent) clouds looking like mother-of-pearl"; "a milky opalescent (or opaline) luster" [syn: iridescent, opalescent, opaline, pearlescent]
Saturday March 5 SomArts (934 Brannan & 8th, SF) 8pm - 4am (may go later) Main floor DJ lineup, pulsating from the EL CIRCO sound system: OOAH (la breakbeat assoc) SAMIRA (sister sf) RIPPLE (subscience) DONNA MATRIX (newsbreakz) DOV (muti music) RAYDEUS (pronoia) plus possible surprise guests.... chill room lineup: STARDRAGON (Rhythm Society) DF TRAM (AmbiSonic) ATHENS (RWB) XOETZA w/ live vocals by MissQ + more TBA visuals by SPOTWORKS www.solstinox.com $16 presale @ the website $20 door