Wednesday, December 24, 2008

XSI-> TheShark -> Unfinished

In case you are wondering what happened to my reptilious shark , it was left ufinished of course. But it turned out well. The reason I did not finished is because i tried to sculpt scales on its body resembling a crocodile but it was a bit difficult. It required a high detail mesh and my computer did not allow it (only 2 GHz at the time and a low spec graphic card) and that was my excuse for quiting.

But I managed to sculpt properly the model , so I share it with you now , some people may find it worth their time.

This is the model , sculpted in Zbrush and rendered in XSI

and this is the wireframe

Click the photos for a larger view.

Blofeld Editor VST with JAVA

I have already started making a blofeld editor using the VST framerwork from JAVA with the help of the jVSTwRapper . The editor will probably implement the basic functionality of Waldorf Blofeld synth and will exclude any sysex related features like the arpeggiator and utility parameters which can be unstable in some hosts. Building a very good looking GUI is the purpose as well. But for now a non GUI version is the highest priority which will control alla CC controllable parameters of the Waldorf Blofeld synthesiszer.

I have already made a first version which can control the cutoff of the first filter but I experience problems with making midi pass thru the editor. As soon as I solve this problem , then the non gui editor will be just a matter of time ;)

Watch this space for all updates.