Category Archives: Geek Life

TimeCube: a Cool Useless OpenGL Demo…

TimeCube is an OpenGL demo that renders a small rotating cube, displaying the current date and time, directly on your desktop. Common effects are used: specular highlights (trop fort les gars!!!!), realtime bump mapping (le truc qui tue!!!) and cube map reflections (là ça explose tout!).

You can grab this software gadget here: TimeCube Demo.

The demo does not eat cpu cycles so you can leave it runing somewhere in your desktop….

3D Printing in 4 Simple Steps: Shapeways

Have you ever wanted to turn your 3D designs into reality? Enter Shapeways! Just upload your design, Shapeways prints it and ship it to you – it’s easy. Within ten working days you’ll hold your own design in your hands.

How does it work?

If you know how to use 3D software then you’re ready to get started. Here’s how you do it:
1. Create a design in your own 3D application
2. Export it to Collada or X3D format
3. Upload it to your own Shapeways page
4. Choose the right material
5. Check the instant production quote
6. Pay by PayPal or credit-card