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Links to my coding projects

https://loksangho.com/calculator/ https://loksangho.com/BookLibrary/ https://loksangho.com/TicTacToe/ https://loksangho.com/etch-a-sketch/ https://loksangho.com/rock-paper-scissors/

Some poetry and prose

Ode to Duality The effervescent lights, they animate into darkness.  The transmission begins in the noonday until night.  It appeals to tactile senses, waiting. Water purifies the hills in the distance.  Love a tree in the forest of fragrance.  The passing of time an ode to duality. Unleashing What hell hath we unleashed upon this sacred land? Fiery seas rage over already-barren deserts. A single pin drop heard. Then, a wave of fury descends Under and over every surface, breaking through all. Life as a Pawn John gets enticed to...

How I set up my website for free (with optional paid domain name)

I used a number of free tools and libraries to set up my current website, so that the only cost I have to pay for is the domain name ($17 AUD per year at the time of writing). Here is how I set up my website: Github Pages for the web hosting Contentful for the content management system 11ty for the static site generation Behold.so for the social media integration ShareThis for the social sharing features on the blog posts I used the tutorial to connect 11ty and Contentful on...

My journey into 3D art (career change)

Due to unforeseen circumstances, I was forced to take a break from my employment with the rail company that I had been working for for three years. I had applied for a PhD in Computer Science and attempted to study in this program, but could not complete it. So, after taking further time off, going travelling, doing personal projects, and helping the family business, I decided to retrain as a 3D artist. It is difficult to evaluate what it was like going back to university again as a mature age...

Once a programmer, always a programmer

I think it was Mark Zuckerberg who said that being able to program computers is like having a superpower. He was promoting computer programming to young people at the time, but I think I can relate to that. I thought that moving to an artist role (3D animation) will take me away from computer programming, but as it turns out, programming is still very useful in this line of work. Many DCCs like Maya, Nuke, Blender and Houdini benefit from coding, as they have Python/C++ APIs to extend functionality. Even...

Animation Studies (there is such a thing)

There is such a thing as animation studies. It's still a relatively new area of study, and is often see as a shadow of its big brother, film studies. It may be argued that animation is film. However, the definition of film is live-action, since the term 'film' itself refers to the piece of material in which light reacts photochemically through the camera to create images. Animation is entirely constructed, though of course you can have hybrid live-action/animated screen media. I am trying to determine what makes animation so special....