several pictures and clips

so finally I’m posting some pictures and video clips I’ve created during the last years. Most of them were created with 3D Studio Max and ZBrush. Postprocessing was done in Photoshop.

“Bushs dinner” (2002)

birthday card (2004)

“das Deutsche Eck” (2003)

“das Deutsche Eck” (2003)

“the hungry cat” (2004)

concept for a poster (2003)

“Laura” – MPEG video – 4,8 Mbyte (2003)
music by Daniel Akkaya

“Starkstrom” – MPEG video – 4,8 Mbyte (2002)

by Hendrik Wiebel

Disclaimer: Hendrik is new to this weblog and will most likely post from time to time.

a captcha a day keeps the spam0r away.

“A CAPTCHA (an acronym for “completely automated public Turing test to tell computers and humans apart”, trademarked by Carnegie Mellon University) is a type of challenge-response test used in computing to determine whether or not the user is human.”

This technology is mainly used to filter all those spammers from the normal commenting users. Schrankmonster even uses this technology. Kiesow doesn’t like very long captchas and I don’t like dumb ones…like this one which was sent in by Tomasz Naumowicz:

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how Google Map/Earth works…

I want to share with you a fantastic page where Pascal Buire discusses his investigations on Google Earths tiling and algorithms:

“This is my analyse about how google map works, et specially how the tiles are encoded. Google map uses pre-rendered tiles that can be obtained with a simple url. This article explains how to build the url for a tile from its geo coordinates (latitude/longitude)”

Google Earth mirroring anyone?