The Regency Dress Shop

Here it is, some open GL used to create the Regency Dress shop! The idea here is that the Regency period was a cool place. The ongoing Napoleonic wars meant that there was less money hanging around for expensive clothing, but upwardly-mobile ladies were still expected to change their dresses up to seven times a day. The result? Crazy patterns in cheaper cloths like cotton. Here’s a dress shop for any lady worth her tea attempting to impress a wealthy, titled beau. Go on, ladies, show that Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy what you’re made of.

Dress Shop Site


Animals: Consider the Oyster

Consider the Oyster. It’s shell and pearl have been made into jewelry, and it’s squishy insides eaten since antiquity. But there are so many other purposes for an oyster! For example, might I suggest you make the pulsating, slimy, squishy bits into jewelry instead? Eating the pearl and shell is not compulsory.

Anyway, if you did, it would look something like this.

OpenGL midterm: Regency 3D

What a weird time was the Regency! If Jane Austen is to believed, everyone was going at it like bunnies with only the occasional break for tea and biscuits.

Needless to say, the clothing was appropriately peacock-esque. For my midterm I have used OpenGL techniques to generate a number of Regency-like fabrics that could not fail to catch an eligible beau’s eye. Each was inspired by a real fabric example. I used different lighting and materials, geometries, multi-texturing, and proximity to the camera to get the various effects I wanted. And to make sure that each swatch stayed true to the spirit of cutthroat romantic rivalry, each is made solely out of a combination of the following four textures:

The final patchwork quilt of swatches can be found HERE

Just for kicks I have started applying some of these textures to a dress to see the final result. Unfortunately I don’t really have the technique down yet – This poor Regency lady will never bag an acceptable man of wealth and breeding. To be continued for the final.

Two views of an oyster

Oysters! They’re delicious and ugly and creepy and poisonous and pretty much symbolic to everyone about everything. Here are two views on an oyster – one monstrous, one cute. With an oyster, the divide is pretty clear.  Click for full suze.

The soft bits of an oyster are monstrous – a damp, smelly, possibly poisonous salty sludge, pulsating, living but unthinking, to slide down the throat raw….eek. It’s creepy just thinking about, for all that I love them with cocktail sauce.

But the hard bits of an oyster are beautiful and, dare I say it, cute! This is a child’s necklace. The idea is to feel all grown up and special like a big girl, but you can be sure her parent’s will not be thinking of the deep, briny origins of this adorability.

New Sundays and Thursdays COmic…

…is done! Wow this one was a little intense – it took three out of four of my 4-in-4 days. Here it is!

A meal of/for cow

Here it is! Full Presentation is here

Open GL – textures

Here’s a nice little symbolic still life – and by still life I mean there’s all kinds of crazy rotations going on in there. Sourcecode here