colorAtPoint Maya command

Posted by on Apr 8, 2012 in animation, MEL | No Comments

Expressions for transforming nodes via pixel values.

string $cubes2[] = `ls -type transform "newCube*"`;
for( $each in $cubes2) {
float $u = `getAttr($each + ".translateX")`;
float $v = `getAttr($each + ".translateZ")`;
float $capValueF[] = `colorAtPoint -o RGB -u (($u+40)/80) -v (($v+40)/80) file1`;
setAttr ($each + ".scaleY") (($capValueF[0]+$capValueF[1]+$capValueF[2])*10);
setAttr ($each + "Lam.incandescenceR") $capValueF[0];
setAttr ($each + "Lam.incandescenceG") $capValueF[1];
setAttr ($each + "Lam.incandescenceB") $capValueF[2];

Errol Morris

Posted by on Jan 21, 2012 in blog, film | No Comments

Errol Morris is a documentary filmmaker famous for his investigatory films.

Check out an engaging interview with Morris here.


Gates of Heaven (1978)
Vernon, Florida (1981)
The Thin Blue Line (1988)
The Dark Wind (1991)
A Brief History of Time (1991)
Fast, Cheap and Out of Control (1997)
Mr. Death: The Rise and Fall of Fred A. Leuchter, Jr. (1999)
First Person (2000)
The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara (2003)
Standard Operating Procedure (2008)
Tabloid (2010)

Step Printed Slow Motion

Posted by on Jan 21, 2012 in blog, film | No Comments

Step printed effect. Wong Kar Wai in slow motion.

An interesting thread about this technique at

An essay about Wai’s films. Includes some commentary about the step print effect in his films.

Rest and Relaxation

Posted by on Jan 14, 2012 in apps, blog, language, travel | No Comments

การพักผ่อน และการผ่อนคลาย = Rest and Relaxation

20121214-220242.jpgImage of Koh Phi Phi.

Example of ComicBook! App in action.

Posted by on Jan 6, 2012 in blog | No Comments


See a video here.

Vegas CES

Posted by on Jan 6, 2012 in blog | No Comments

Traveling to Vegas, January 10th through the 16th, for the Consumer Electronics Show. We will be featured in the Samsung booth, showing off our app ComicBook!.

Check out ComicBook! here.

WordPress display links, hide title

Posted by on Dec 30, 2011 in web, wordpress | No Comments

Display all links in a particular WordPress links category, but hide the category title:

<?php wp_list_bookmarks('category=224&categorize=0&title_li='); ?>

Uses the wp_list_bookmarks function.

Python import modules

Posted by on Dec 30, 2011 in python | No Comments

Simple workaround to setting the environment variable, so that you can import custom modules saved at the specified path.

import os,sys

Else to set the environment variable on the Mac by adding:

export PYTHONPATH=/path/to/modules/

to the .bashrc file

Front Page Text

Posted by on Dec 29, 2011 in FrontPage | No Comments

If you are looking for information about Oliver Wolfson, you came to the right place.

Look here if you are searching for information about computer graphics (CG).

Some of my other pursuits and interests:

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