Valve created the Source engine in the late 90’s and has been iterating on it ever since. At the time, it was a revolutionary piece of technology that brought realistic physics and seamless storytelling to the PC gaming market. If you have ever wanted to make a map for your favorite game, look no further! In this tutorial, we will make a very basic map that will run in Half Life 2.
Blender is software for 3D modeling and rendering. It looks daunting at first glance, but it can be used to create some really neat scenes. For this tutorial, we are going to make an orange, because it’s a good way to introduce bump mapping and smoothing. Our final product will look like the image below.
Online “dating” is a side effect of the Internet age. It us surrounded with negative connotations and murder. Obviously, this does not represent the majority of dating, but it does make it more casual, in my opinion. I used Tinder this past week just to see what the big deal was and see why people use it at all. First and foremost, I had to set up an account. Tinder pulled pictures from my Facebook Read more…
I find that getting started on a project is often the most difficult part of any task, aside from finishing it. We enjoy being busy, or at least having something to do that gives us a feeling of purpose. In fact, the Bible explicitly states that the purpose of man is to glorify God. This is left somewhat open-ended, however, the Bible does say that we can glorify God by working.
Remixing is taking a piece of media and changing it to make something new. Plagiarism is flat-out taking a piece of media and claiming you made it with little to no changes. These two definitions are in a constant battle with each other, and everyday the lines between the two seem to blur more and more.
The future is both here and coming soon. We have experienced rapid technological growth in a relatively short amount of time, and it shows no signs of slowing down. Even 100 years ago, people were saying that we were as advanced as a society could get, and yet we still find ways to exceed our own expectations. I thoroughly believe that technologies like the Internet is to us what fire was to early man: revolutionary, an introduction to a new way of life, and a glimpse of what is in the future.
Veggie Tales was perhaps the most successful Christian-themed video series to date. It was funny, educational, and was created out of good intentions. However, it opened the door to, and refocused the spotlight, on the Christian demographic as consumers. People saw the success of Veggie Tales and thought to themselves “yeah, I could do that, too.”
Ron Howard’s voice: “They couldn’t.”
When I was in middle school, I wanted to be a meteorologist. I wanted to work at the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration as my dream job and nothing seemed to change that. Then I realized how bad at math I was and opted for a different career path: computer science. In high school, I took three years of Java programming classes and wanted to work at Valve, one of the most influential video game companies in the world. (more…)