└ posted on Thursday, 24 November 2011, by Novil
There are only three days left to pledge for the Kickstarter project for the comic book titled “Santa vs. Dracula” by Ed Power and Melissa DeJesus, the former creators of the entertaining newspaper comic strip My Cage. Unfortunately, their project is only 77% funded at the moment and Kickstarter requires that every project is 100% funded or they don’t collect the raised money.
Note that it’s not just an altruistic donation, you actually get something in return, for example a copy of the comic book including a sketch if you pledge $35 (like I did myself). I think giving some money to indy comic creators whose comic is not just yet another superhero comic is always a good thing to do. So I want to thank all of our readers who already supported Ed and Melissa when I first posted about “Santa vs. Dracula” a month ago in the description of our comic  Children.
Update: The project is now 100% funded, just a couple of hours before the deadline!
└ posted on Tuesday, 22 November 2011, by Novil
Gaia will be released on Monday, 28 November 2011, so it’s the right time for another chat with Novil and Powree. The chat is scheduled for Saturday/Sunday, 3/4 December 2011. This time we want to talk mostly about Gaia, but of course you can also ask questions about Sandra and Woo.
Chat time on Saturday/Sunday, 3/4 December 2011:
- US Pacific Time: 17:00 (5:00 p.m.) – Saturday
- US Eastern Time: 20:00 (8:00 p.m.) – Saturday
- Greenwich Mean Time: 1:00 (1:00 a.m.) – Sunday
- Central European Time: 2:00 (2:00 a.m.) – Sunday
- Western Indonesian Time: 8:00 (8:00 a.m.) – Sunday
- Australian Eastern Time: 12:00 (12:00 a.m.) – Sunday
- more countries
Our Flash based chat can be found at: http://www.sandraandwoo.com/misc/chat.html
└ posted on Saturday, 19 November 2011, by Novil
According to the latest issue (December 2011) of the Popular Science magazine, the FARO Focus 3D laser scanner is as cool as a massacre-proof chainsaw. Well, at least both of them are featured prominently on the cover as one of the 100 best innovations of the year:
Since January I work as a software developer for the research department that developed the Focus 3D laser scanner. In essence, the Focus 3D laser scanner creates panoramic photographs of the environment that contain depth information so that you can measure distances or create point clouds that represent the environment.
I myself am mainly working on the Flash software SCENE WebShare which displays the panorama images, which were previously created with our main application SCENE, inside a web browser. With the help of some colleagues, I implemented several new features this year, the most important of them is certainly the measurement functionality which is now also available in WebShare. Here you can see a screenshot of the program:
You can even try it yourself on FARO’s official WebShare server. However, WebShare is meant for the intranet of companies since it has a very high CPU and memory consumption, so I can just hope that this link from Sandra and Woo does not result in a server crash because too many users want to use the program at the same time. 😉
└ posted on Sunday, 13 November 2011, by Novil
The Indonesian artist Archie the Redcat (DeviantArt gallery) drew the following fanart of Sandra and Woo. Thank you for the great drawing! Click on the picture for a larger version.
└ posted on Saturday, 12 November 2011, by Novil
As part of our feature “commissioned artwork of our characters drawn by other talented artists”, the Czech artist Nera Neraya drew the picture you can see above. It’s a picture of Sid drawn in her unique style with Sid
stealing borrowing Darkwing Duck’s well-known slogan “Lets Get Dangerous!”. I had the idea for the picture long before I hired our colorist Lisa Moore who has been coloring the Darkwing Duck comics.
Supporters can download the image in its original size (1358 x 1303) and as a wallpaper on the special page for donators.
I’m open for suggestions for subjects that you’d like to see drawn in color. A new picture will be posted every second Saturday.