Friday, 31 March 2006
Thursday, 30 March 2006
Since I am in a chatty mood, I want to say that in the original classical fantasy version, our Genjyo Sanzou gets seduced by females from a women-only village, and he does indeed lose those scriptures. There is a real village in China today, were women rule and lord it over the males.
The real Genjyo Sanzou was an accomplished scholar and intellectual, and an intrepid traveller. Oh, yes, and he was very young too. Whether he was good-looking and dashing, is unknown. He was probably tough and hard-boiled, if he survived the rigours of the ardous journey from China to India and back, about 1,000 years ago. He returned to China and became Chief Librarian of the grand library in Chang'An, so he must have been a feisty administrator and manager as well. Quiet the hero type, for a Buddhist monk.
Umm, well, ah, yes....
Sanzou and Gojyo are featured... gulp.... not my doing
Wednesday, 29 March 2006
Tuesday, 28 March 2006
lots of my first freebies which I downloaded from the 'Net.
Sentimental..... and Sanzou's reading glasses.
Uh, not quite 3D Virtual, but 3D Real Reality - GLAY live in Budokan, Tokyo, Japan, February 2006.
I personally like L'arc-en-ciel's Hyde's solo works.
Siam Shade did surprisingly good pieces as well.
My happy gay sounds come from ex-members of Luna Sea.
Sunday, 26 March 2006
Friday, 24 March 2006
Thursday, 23 March 2006
Wednesday, 22 March 2006
There is a Circle Of Death pavilion for free here
Tuesday, 21 March 2006
Monday, 20 March 2006
Saturday, 18 March 2006
Tuesday, 14 March 2006
Genjyo S 3D - anything like this in 3D VR ?
Eugene has a friend coming over to Tokyo from the US who would like to submerse himself in the Japan experience.
"I have heard that some temples allow foreigners to live in the temples and hope that you have some information. He only had one or two weeks and is coming March 20."
The Tourist Information Office in Tokyo (03-3201 3331) advises that there are no temples in the central metropolitan area that offer rooms to non-Japanese.
The most easily accessible is Manpuku-ji at 2-4-8 Koshigoe, Kamakura-shi, Kanagawa-ken 248-0033 (phone 0467-31 3612). Their Web site (in Japanese only) is at www.ocn.ne.jp~mnpk
It costs 5,000 yen to just stay, and 10,000 yen including two meals. But reservations are taken for 6 people and more only. Very helpful staff, but there is no English spoken. (Japanese always say this; quite often they have at least a few words.)
Or try Daiyuuzan Saijo-ji, at 1156 Daiyun-machi, Minami-Ashigara-shi (Odawara way), Kanagawa Prefecture 250-0127 -- it's a great base for exploring the foothills of Mount Fuji. Phone (0465) 74-5880 (again, no English spoken but very friendly). A Japanese Web site is at www.daiyuuzan.or.jp
Finally -- and I am going to check this out myself as it sounds so interesting -- there is Komadori-sansoo, a family-run "ryokan" (traditional inn ) attached to a Shinto shrine. There are 40 such establishments scattered around the country apparently.
Located at 155 Mitake-san (yes, it's on a mountain), Ome-shi, Tokyo 198-0175, it costs 7,500 yen to stay, including two meals. With a meditation under a freezing waterfall -- the ultimate Japanese experience for sure -- it's 10,500 yen. For all this plus a Japanese guide book thrown in for good measure, the fee is 12,500 yen. The owner speaks some English, and his two kids sound fun. Phone (0428) 78-8472.
Eugene, if your friend goes further afield, to Kyoto say, there is far more of a choice. Kyoto's own TIC, across the road from the station, will be happy to help.
Monday, 13 March 2006
Sunday, 12 March 2006
Saturday, 11 March 2006
Friday, 10 March 2006
So, um, does that mean the money's on spline modelling as against NURBs modelling ?
I have zero idea... sounds like the usual dichotomy emerging. Choose your software app based on fundamental framework to 3D, and you're set on a course of almost no return.
Thursday, 9 March 2006
"An Open-Source Procedural Facial Animation System"
website blurb:"Expression is an animation system based on an anatomical model of the face. Using basic muscle simulations instead of morph targets, Expression simplifies the creation of lifelike characters, allowing a face to be set up in a matter of hours instead of days. Written in C++ and OpenGL, Expression is a general-purpose framework for real-time facial animation in games and web applications."
Wednesday, 8 March 2006
Tuesday, 7 March 2006
Monday, 6 March 2006
Ah, no it's still here.
Friday, 3 March 2006
It is once again a thought that weighs upon my mind. After several surgeries to remove cancer in my uro-genital system, I am not entirely of one gender.
Damn ! I am physically incomplete !
So, you think this blog and website are a fiction ?! I, The Real JC, would like to be considered not-exactly-gendered. Some people may say I am neutered, but that isn't completely correct either.
You think my 3D VR Avatar, 3D-JC is a fictional representation of me ? Well, think again.