October 28th, 2008

Ctrl+Alt+Del - Scott & Ted

Sarah Palin changes speech in mid-sentence

There's a lot of stuff on the internet about the current election and politics so I won't get into it too deeply. This particularly snippet surprised me.

Sarah Palin: "Now, others who would want to engage in harming innocent Americans or facilities that uh, it would be unacceptable. I don’t know if you’re going to use the word terrorist there."

When I first read that I thought someone misquoted her or forgot a few words at key points. I then watched the YouTube video and was astounded to find that she actually did jump sentence. It's like her brain just chopped out half the sentence and continued at an angle, all with barely a pause.

... What?

(Never mind any salient points of the clip; you guys and gals can figure that out for yourselves)
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Inquiry into possible modeling systems

Does anyone know of a 3D modeling program that uses scripting as its primary method of defining a model yet also has a visual interface for selecting specifics as necessary? Something that renders the script as it is written would be nice.

I'm thinking of something like this:
var sphere = new Sphere(radius);
var square = new Square(length);
sphere.insert(square, x, y, z).subtract();
scene.insert(sphere, x, y, z);

Basically each model would be like an object. More advanced models could be made by combining other models, specifying how the models should interact, and then once done the finished product could be simplified to just the remaining points rather than the formula (basically compressed?).

I know there's POV-Ray for the scripting aspect. From what I can tell, though, the rendering isn't done until specified on the command line.

Are there any other options out there? I'd like to compare several at once if possible.
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