watched “King of Bandit Jing 01” (thanks bakaMX) and although it does not seem to be anything special, i like it! a bit like “One Piece”, but the artwork is a lot more stylish (with those nice eye-designs, coat and collar)…
got a bit side-tracked into 3d-rendering and i am now into developing a nice shading algorithm… ups.
got access to the first four episodes of “hellsing”, a co-production betwen pioneer ldc and GONZO. it is one of those late-night anime show, and it seems very interesting (for chris: it reveals more back-story / episode than noir). it uses some very odd sayings / language, especially if you happen to live in england (e.g. people pronouncing “amen” in an american way / “may good & the queen save all of you”…)
also, it seems to have the typical GONZO-flaw that the shading of the artwork is flawless, but the key-frames themselves (i.e. the line-art) have not been paid teribly much attention to in some sequences.
altogether though, it’s dark, it’s stylish, it’s got good music and it seems to have a concept / story. nice one!
watched “almost famous”. very good and strangely positive film; looking at it i wouldn’t have thought i’d like it, but i did (very much so). thanks, nick!
seems that these compaq sblive / audigy drivers really fixed that SMP problem creative has always had… i haven’t had a single blue-screen since then. yey! a stable smp platform…
new (generic) command-line parser done (without a single goto!). hopefully it works like i want it to in all cases. plugins next on the list (but i’ll have to play a bit of “hitman – codename 47” first ;)).