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Tim Luther Lewis
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I've recently been trying to consolidate my shader management code. I've been migrating Clayworks from fixed platform purgatory on DirectX to multi-platform nirvana using OpenGL/GLES2. I've wanted to do this for ages but other work always took priority.  I...
I've recently been trying to consolidate my shader management code. I've been migrating Clayworks from fixed platform purgatory on DirectX to multi-platform nirvana using OpenGL/GLES2. I've wanted to do this for ages but othe...
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Close but no cigar Some experiments don't end in a successful result but kind of successful anyway. Today's diversion was one of these. I'd toyed with the idea of building a helper header file that would allow me to compile GLSL code in C++, which would hav...
Close but no cigar Some experiments don't end in a successful result but kind of successful anyway. Today's diversion was one of these. I'd toyed with the idea of building a helper header file that would allow me to compile G...
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The last post, reposted as it was supposed to be posted.
 
I've had some time to revisit the subdivision modifier in Clayworks. This was a a fairly simple addition but has a big impact: Variable smoothness for sharp edges. 
Clayworks has two ways of detecting sharp edges: one is via smooth groups (Polygon IDs defining areas that are intended to be smooth) and also via crease factors, which you can set per edge. Previously, the subdivision modifier would just flip between 'sharp' and 'as smooth as possible' which limited the range of shapes that you could usefully create. Not any more! 
Next on the list for subdivision surfaces is to finish the sculpting tools .
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Not so much a painting, but good fun anyway. Lighting out over the Bristol Channel.
Not so much a painting, but good fun anyway. Lighting out over the Bristol Channel.
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Bit of thunder and lighting over the Bristol channel right now.
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Arting some spaceships
I've had my coding hat on for so long, I was afraid I'd forgotten how to art. However, we're working on a promo video for ExoMiner this week which the coding tasks can take a back seat for a little bit whilst I get the video together.   This has also provid...
I've had my coding hat on for so long, I was afraid I'd forgotten how to art. However, we're working on a promo video for ExoMiner this week which the coding tasks can take a back seat for a little bit whilst I get the video ...
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Close but no cigar Some experiments don't end in a successful result but kind of successful anyway. Today's diversion was one of these. I'd toyed with the idea of building a helper header file that would allow me to compile GLSL code in C++, which would hav...
Close but no cigar Some experiments don't end in a successful result but kind of successful anyway. Today's diversion was one of these. I'd toyed with the idea of building a helper header file that would allow me to compile G...
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Shiny hover-car, Blender & Cycles:
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Hi Group,
  I've not done a lot of creature modelling so I thought I'd have a practice with this guy. I modelled the base shape in my homegrown app (Clayworks: https://plus.google.com/105770187318983146114), did the detailed sculpt in Sculptris and then finally brought it in to Blender for re-meshing, material setup and skinning & rigging. The hardest bit so far has been the skinning and rigging: bits of mesh want to poke out all over the place. It's a work in progress, C & C welcome.
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More thundering.
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Been a long time coming but here it is.
Making it safer, easier and more enjoyable to get around.
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Game Developer, Programmer
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  • Chaos Trend
    Director, 2012 - present
    I'm a director at ChaosTrend, a great indie developer from Wales.
  • Totga Games
    El Presidente, present
  • Creative Assembly/SEGA
    Senior Programmer, 2007 - 2011
  • Swansea University
    Researcher, 2003 - 2006
  • A.I. Cube
    Programmer, 1998 - 2000
  • Themekit
    Programmer & Artist, 1995 - 1997
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I program games and draw pictures
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Hello! I'm a director at Chaos Trend and also, I run Totga Games. Previously, I've worked at the Creative Assembly, A.I. Cube and Themekit ltd. I'm also the author of a 3D modelling program called Clayworks.
  I am also available for freelance work if you have the right project.
Bragging rights
I programmed the Total War editor (TEd). I also did the voice acting for the Welsh soldiers in 'Napoleon : Total War' and some other voice roles that I can't talk about yet!
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  • Swansea University
    Computer Science
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