[WIP] Music: Out of Reach Intro
This is something I wrote last night.. It's still intro to a song I, for now, call Out of Reach. I quite like it, so I might finish it one day.. yes one day…
There was someone who did (have to) leave my company recently. He is one of those people who have to jump around companies after short stays. Yeah, you know why. And today, I happened to read his blog post explaining why he was leaving. A lot of my co-workers enjoyed it because it reminded us of the Lord of the Rings, arguably the best fantasy fiction to date.
So let's say you have multiple characters with different bone lengths, but you just don't have manpower to author different animations for all of them. Can we share animations, instead? Sure, why not, if you can live without transition and scale animations on joints: in other words, you are only gonna use rotations. Think it this way. When you rotate your right elbow inward by 90 degrees, your pose will look same as your shorter friend applying the exactly same rotation on his right elbow. Got it?
So I have had this problem where ESC stops working globally while Adobe Photoshop CS3 is open for a few years. CS5 doesn't suffer from this problem, but getting upgrade to CS5 was not easy because CS3 was the version we were using for Space Marine.
Motivation Recently, I worked on a code-base where everything was referenced by strings. It was quite expensive as you can imagine, so to avoid the cost of string comparison, hash values(ints) were used. This system had a giant hash string registry, which generates a hash value and stores both the hash and actual strings whenever the code sees a new string, well all during run-time.