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Whooohooo

My snowflake filter has gone high usage. HU nr5 means free Filter Forge lifetime upgrades. YES!!!

Well, if I had actually done some paid work instead of playing around with Filter Forge I would have been able to buy it a long time ago. But it’s way nicer to earn it this way.

terraforming

Putting things together: some Filter Forge stuff into PaperVision3D. I’ve made a nice terraforming filter and wrapped the result around a sphere. Click here to see the planet and use your mousewheel to zoom in and out.
I’m now trying to give the sun some lens flares but I’m still having a bit of trouble getting the 2D data from the 3D. Right now the flare is just a sprite on top of the 3D scene, the correct way of course would be to create a particle primitive. A particle is a bit different than a normal primitive. Let’s see if I can hack my way in there and cook one up.

beta testing rocks

Well, the bullet is through the church (always fun to just translate a Dutch saying into English). The Filter Forge beta test ends. This product is really cool. And giving away free copies for good beta testing is even cooler. I thought well… fifteen.. maybe thirty lucky people tops. But these guys are insane. The’ve just given away threehundredeleven copies to the beta testers for submitting filters, bug reporting, suggestions and good behaviour. Now that is gratitude. I hope the’ve got some people left to sell it to :-P.
It was really fun to be one of the beta testers (and I’m not just saying that because I’m one of the lucky ones). I haven’t had much time to submit any filters recently but I’m sure I will in the future. Maybe now is a good time to put these seamless filters to good use in a totally different beta test. It’s about time I learned as3 anyway.