Vinyl Chairs, Lace Tablecloth, and Stainless Steel Canisters for a Villain’s Lair #blender3D

I’m working with more complex materials, including a lace tablecloth, horrid vinyl chairs, and stainless steel details for my villain’s lair. I need some kind of shaded glass panels under the railing (which seems to be floating on a too-perfectly transparent material).  I rather like the two variations of the couch. The upholstering is a trick — those surfaces are completely flat, just like the carpet and the wood, but…

Fascinating, and very sad, story behind an iconic National Geographic photo.

Fascinating, and very sad, story behind an iconic National Geographic photo. McCurry wanted to take more pictures but Sharbat Gula fled. No part of the written story mentioned her narrative or even her name (which McCurry did not care to find out). He did not take her consent or her father’s to publish the image. When Sharbat Gula finally saw the cover that would make her face world-famous, she felt,…

My Encounter with EpochTimes.com

Peter and I spoke to a reporter from EpochTimes.com after the Shen Yun show yesterday. I said I was interested to hear the group’s message in favor of religious freedom, and was surprised to encounter the anti-Communist stance. After I found this picture on the EpochTimes.com website, I scanned through its news feed and noted its headlines looked somewhat favorable to Donald Trump, noting his participation in this weekend’s March…