July 17, 2011
3-D camera mapping of 2-D photos
Wrote the maker, Miklós Falvey, on BlenderNation:
Hello, my name is Miklós Falvay, I'm a freelance media design artist from Hungary.
Last year documentary director Attila Kékesi asked me to work with him on his new movie, "Motalko."
I had to make "something interesting" with a lot of old photographs and documents. I found some camera mapping scenes on the internet, and finally we chose this technique.
I never used any 3-D software before but I thought, this is a good time for learning Blender!
"'Motalko' is a documentary about the first Hungarian petrol station, released this year."
Victorinox Swiss Army Flame Knife with Integrated Lighter
"The Swiss Flame is only available in Europe due to U.S. regulations. Not available from any U.S. retailer."
The SwissFlame adds a butane gas lighter to the Climber model, while the CampFlame adds the lighter and a small screwdriver to the Camper model.
The SwissFlame and Campflame were manufactured for only a couple of years (from 2002 until 2005). They were never for sale in the United States, since the lighter was considered unsafe: it requires only a single action to start the lighter. The SwissFlame and CampFlame are considered very rare, though they are actually pretty new models."
Also legal in Australia.
Experts' Expert: Where to sell your stuff
Lifehacker has the skinny on maxing out the return from your shmatas.
Long story short: "eBay and Craigslist for expensive stuff and Amazon and yard sales for the cheap stuff."
The 27 U.S. Constitutional Amendments Explained in Movies
Wrote Randolph on ranker.com, "I've chosen one movie to coincide with each of the 27 amendments to the Constitution over the years. In general, these films highlight the importance of these rights and restrictions, but sometimes they will simply relate to the discussion in a tangential way, because some of the amendments are kind of odd and obscure."
Above, footage from the 2005 film "Good Night and Good Luck," used to illustrate the First Amendment: "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances."
Vintage Pop-Out Platform Sandal Skates
From the website:
1970s vintage pop-out sandal skates in great condition... some scuffs/dings on the front toes probably from trying to stop (no brakes on these babies!) and a minor ding or two on each of the heels ... look to have been worn only a few times max, I'd say indoors only... the soles look new, a little wear on the wheels, but not much... made in taiwan...bottom sole made of hard wood... straps look to be syntheic material... adjustable ankle and toe straps... these are high and heavy — 2-1/2" without the wheels down... small rod on side pulls out and skate pops down... pull out again to push the wheels back up, works very smoothly... original box included... size 8 — box says fits size 7-8... they are AWESOME!
Funny, the Heelys guys never alluded to this obvious ancestor.
No matter now.
These won't be available for long once they've appeared here.
Japan Self-Defense Force Sunglasses
From the website:
These sunglasses are officially endorsed by the Japanese military and not only look super-cool but are ultra-strong as well.
The lens will not fracture even if struck at 171km/h (106mph) by a 6.55mm (0.3") diameter object, nor do they shatter if a 500g shaft of iron is dropped on them from 1.27m.
• 16 x 15 x 4cm (6.3" x 5.9" x 1.6")
• Lens thickness: 2mm (0.08")
• Frames made of TPR/TR90
• Weight: 27.35g
"Parmesan Pencils are shaped like oversized pencils, where the leads contain three different flavors: truffles, pesto or chili. With the built-in grating function you can sprinkle delicious appetizing flakes of parmesan cheese on your meal. A scale on the pencils and on the back of the packaging doesn't just list how much of a Parmesan Pencil is needed for each dish, but also how many calories the portion contains."
Shout Color Catcher — No more pink underwear
Nobody wants dyes bleeding onto other items of clothing in the laundry.
Shout Color Catcher sheets absorb and trap loose dyes in your wash water, safeguarding your clothes from color bleeds and helping to preserve original colors.
The proof is on the sheet: each sheet changes color as it absorbs these loose dyes.
Helps save you money by reducing the need for half-size loads.
Helps save you time by reducing the need for sorting.
24 cloths: $9.18.