Category archives: Tools

Configuring ThinkPad Yoga 12 with Ubuntu 15.10

UPDATE! Since I wrote this post, I’ve added a number of features to spin.py. Go to my github page for the most up to date version, and detailed instructions on how to use it. A few months ago I got myself a… continue reading »

Let’s Make Manga

I‘ve recently updated Gimp Book with a couple of new features. The biggest change is probably that it now supports right-to-left reading, for languages like Japanese. This should be great for any manga artists using the plug-in. I don’t know… continue reading »

Bug Fix to Gimp Book for Windows and More

I finally found some time, one late Friday night, to fix an annoying bug in Gimp Book that was introduced some time after Gimp 2.8.4 on Windows only. The bug would cause Gimp Book to crash when you tried to… continue reading »

Jot Launcher Script for Linux

While on the train to Sweden this weekend I wrote a little helper script to make it easier to run Jot under Wine. Previously the process was a bit convoluted, requiring quite a few steps. You can download the script… continue reading »

Up Axis Fixed in the Jot Exporter

Thanks to Damien Picard for fixing the Jot Exporter so that the up axis is correct. Jot uses Y up, while Blender uses Z up, which made moving the camera around in Jot rather clumsy. Damien added a checkbox to… continue reading »

Livre Gimp

Gimp Book is now available in French, thanks to Patrick Depoix. He sent me a translated version of the code, which in turn prompted me to add proper internationalization support to make translating easier in the future. I think it’s… continue reading »

Resurrecting Jot

You may be wondering who Jot is, and how I’m going to go about resurrect him or her? Of course, the question is not who Jot is, but what Jot is? Back in 2002 there was a presentation by some… continue reading »

Making Comics with GIMP Book

The first week of my Christmas vacation in 2011, I spent with a cold and fever.  I had already begun feeling unwell on the last day of work, and a long flight to Thailand, followed by a two hour bus… continue reading »

Boots Commercial uses Tractor Dispatcher

A few weeks ago I worked on a commercial for Boots using mostly open-source tools, includand Gimp and Blender, with the new Cycles renderer. http://vimeo.com/53428729While Cycles can produce beautiful images, like with most physically plausible renderers those images tend to be quite… continue reading »