The true delight is in the finding out rather than in the knowing. -Isaac Asimov

Sep 11, 2011

Warcraft 3 maps update

WesleyIeong alerted me of the missing links to my Warcraft 3 maps, which I totally forgot about. So, the page with the links is up and running, the link is right there at the top of the left sidebar.

Enjoy the maps!

Sep 3, 2011

A little update

Hi everyone! No, I'm not dead yet! Long time without updates to the blog, I know. Well, actually I've been updating the Spanish version with some poetry stuff that I have no patience nor talent to translate, so, yeah, sorry about that!

Anyway, as user SINGBAD pointed out (thanks!), download links for Trancemotion 2 and Trancemotion 3 were broken, so I've re-uploaded both sets to Megaupload. Now you can download them and enjoy!

For those of you too lazy to search, here are the new links:

Trancemotion 2: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=X5KBNO3G
Trancemotion 3: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=8ET2S2ZK

Cheers!

Mar 30, 2011

Ice


A little experiment I just made: I took an old pic I made several years ago of the remainings of a cup (rum, IIRC) and messed around with it a while until reaching the result you can see here.

Feb 18, 2011

Black Eyes

At first I was not going to publish this on English, but I thought I could give it a try and rewrite it as best as I could. It's not literally translated, there are some changes here and there, but the meaning remains intact and although the verses' length does not match in most cases, I think I managed to keep a good rhyme overall.
Please remember I'm not a native English speaker, so I apologize if any of it does not make any sense! Enjoy...


Take me on your hand,
close the amber twilight,
for life is not so much
nor much leaves the soul
put aside in its black
eyes.

'Cause how long it takes
to hear the loud wails
from absent bodies
oozing with creative 
winds of so strong
angers? 

I don't mean to bore you
thousand times, thousand days,
but please close it tight,
don't let the pupil out
from that hand that life
gives.

And damned be my ground
if I'm not stepping on your hand 
yearning for a halo,
joyful black twilight
amber on your faraway
sighs. 

And black in your hairs 
willing to escape
to poetry sing,
drawing those bites 
and black melodies 
write

on your black
eyes.

Nov 15, 2010

Chronicles of Minecraft

If you follow me on Twitter, you probably know that I'm addicted to Minecraft, an indie game still in development that is reaching an unexpected success, due to its great freedom and versatility, both in single player and multiplayer.

For me, the strong point of the game is that it encourages player's imagination and creativity, making every world into a unique experience.

As a result of this addiction, I've created a blog which tells, in a journal format, the adventures of my character in the Minecraft world. As an addition, I'm also recording some videos of the huge cave system I've been exploring for a week now, and seems to have no end.
If you wanna know what's this game about, I suggest you go and watch the videos or look for more infor on the Internet. Or even better, you can try
a free, limited version from your browser, and buy it for half the final price if you like it.
Enjoy it!

http://chroniclesofminecraft.blogspot.com/

Nov 9, 2010

Housed vol. 2

Here we are again with another volume of Housed, a series of sets dedicated to the less commercial, more underground House on the scene. I've been several days harvesting some tunes to use them here, tho I had some of them literally months ago.

You can DOWNLOAD the full set HERE (Megaupload, 82 MB)

Tracklist:

  • 01. Lee Burridge & Matthew Dekay - Wongel (Simon Garcia Remix)
  • 02. Dennis Ferrer feat. Bola Belo - Dem People Go! (Kruse & Nuernberg Remix)
  • 03. Ian Pooley & Spencer Parker - Kinderteller
  • 04. Miss Divine & Jon Kong - No Grace
  • 05a. Javier Orduna & Mountage - Isla Decanta
  • 05b. Alex Dolby - City Shark
  • 06. Vito Cacciapaglia - Japan
  • 07. Barrytone - Snowsapiens
  • 08. Rasmus Juul - Aimable
  • 09. Sebastian Davidson - Word and Sounds (Raygun & Ivan I remix)
  • 10. BeatFlippers - Forward (Josh DaFunk & Ovidi Adlert Remix)
  • 11. David Keno - Regina (Roberto Rodriguez Balearic Dub Mix)
  • 12. Karol XVII & MB Valence - Snatches (Soul Minority Remix)
  • 13. Tuccillo - Samantha
  • 14. Blas Marin & Mijail Feat. Sergio Navarro - Solid
  • 15. Tom Demac - Rivalry with Irony 

Total length: 59m 49s


Video preview visuals are, again made with R4, but this time with a strong editing in Sony Vegas Pro.

Cheers!

Oct 25, 2010

The One Ring



What to do when you're bored at work? Surfing the Internet? Reading the press? Listening to music? Finish that novel you never have time for? In my case, boredom causes small peaks of creativity that I try to use to try and create something interesting. This time, it all started with a small test to get a realistic explosion effect on Blender. A co-worker saw it and suggested that I could make the One Ring from Lord of the Rings.

Making a jewel is so typical when starting or making tests on 3D, but I thought that I was not so bad an idea anyway. Besides, it was the perfect excuse to test many things that I usually don't tweak when creating a 3D scene.

So, most of my week at work was invested into creating tis scene with my own personal vision of the Ring of Power. I was very happy with the resut, so I uploaded it to the BlenderArtists.org forum to show it and listen to the comments and critics of its inhabitants.

Later, following the forum guys suggestions, I've made a new approach to the scene, improving it as much as possible to get the best result (according to my skills, obviously).


I'm happy of being able to do this scene after such a lengthy break with Blender. I think the final result is good, and it served me well to learn many details about texturing, HDRi, lighting, materials, nodes and composition. My creativity peak continues and I already started a new scene in which I expect to use all that new knowledge. Now I just need the time for it! :)

Greetings!

Sep 28, 2010

Trancemotion 6



Whoa! So, here we are again! The summer passed by, the heat is now gone, and it was fun and full of good house music! Now we're diving into the routine again, at work or studying (or both!), but the music is still around! Since I started my new job more than a month ago I haven't found much time to make anything creative worth of being shared with you; but some days ago I started mixing some old trance tunes and all of a sudden I got a list of songs ready to be mixed! I then made only one change to the final track list and started recording; 72 minutes later, Trancemotion 6 was born!

The preview video gave me lot of troubles while rendering/encoding/compressing/uploading, so I'm afraid the image quality is not as good as I'd like. Anyway, the visuals were made, yep, you guessed it, with R4 and Sony Vegas Pro.

This time there are a lot of recent tunes as well as some decade-old classics, and it has sort of a progressive-hardtrance feeling all around. I'm sure you'll enjoy it!

You can DOWNLOAD the full set HERE (Megaupload, 99 MB)

Tracklist (year of release):

  • 01. DJ Wout - A Brief Period of Rejoicing (1998)
  • 02. Tiësto - Lethal Industry (1999)
  • 03. Tomcraft - The Mission (1998)
  • 04. Marc et Claude - Loving You (Bodyshock Dream Dance Edit) (2001)
  • 05. Pendulum - Watercolor (Deadmau5 Remix) (2010)
  • 06. Simon Patterson - Taxi (Original Mix) (2010)
  • 07. DJ Feel & Aurosonic feat. Ale Haze - Feel (Giuseppe Ottaviani Remix) (2010)
  • 08. DJ Eco - People (Rafael Frost Remix) (2010)
  • 09. Jay Lumen - Body Language (2009)
  • 10. Armin Van Buuren - Shivers (2005)
  • 11. Orjan Nilsen - La Guitarra (Original Mix) (2008)
  • 12. Kirsty Hawkshaw meets Tenishia - Outsiders (Jose Amnesia Remix) (2007)
  • 13. Armin Van Buuren vs Rank1 feat. Kush - This World is Watching Me (Cosmic Gate Remix) (2007)
  • 14. Global Illumination - Tremble (Original Mix) (2007)
  • 15. M.I.K.E. - Turn Out The Lights (Hiver & Hammer Remix) (2003)
  • 16. Sunlounger - White Sand (DJ Shah's Original Mix) (2006)
Total length: 1h 12m 17s

Cheers!