Camervanman

It has been pointed out to me that aubergines were badly misrepresented by the Camergine – being delicious it’s not their fault their waxy complexion is the perfection Cameron’s skin regime aspires to. I have to say I actually like aubergines, I have had many a memorable evening with some of them, so please don’t label me as vegetabalist.

However casting about for an alternative did leave me with a puzzle as to what could be shiny whilst getting closer to the Nasty side of Cameron?

A-a-a-a-a-nd things just sort of came together: white van man + Cameron

Glad to say I finally figured out to to ears that look like ears 😀

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More Camergine sculpting

Had another stab at Blender sculpt. I certainly felt more in control than I did yesterday but still managed to make his ears look like melted curlywurlies.

Overall I’m happier with the techniques but I feel I lost sight of the bigger picture as it were, and ended up with a middle aged Beavis.


The Camergine

During a discussion about what it was that makes David Cameron’s face so smooth which starts around about here, Zapthecrap opportuned that it was actually because Cameron was an aubergine.

“Heh-heh” I thought, and ran off to do something spiffy on that theme. I can’t say I’m terribly proud of what I ended up with :

The Camergine 1.0

At this point I began to think about exactly how you could achieve something better, and always willing to try my hand at new things came up with this, which all things considered (ie I had to learn how to draw caricatures) didn’t come out too bad:

The Camergine 2.0

Then I remembered that trusty old Blender had a sculpt feature. It took a bit of getting used to but here’s what I ended up with, entirely hand sculpted (and if you look closely you’ll see the odd digital thumb print):

The Camergine 3.0?

The Camergine 3.0?

He looks a bit like someone’s worried uncle, but I enjoyed the experience enough to try it again.


The CiF graph update 14th September

A warm welcome extended to:
SamsonBadcock, Starfish, starwalk and Fitzarckle.

Apologies upfront just incase I’ve missed anyone, it’s not intentional – post a reminder in the comments and I’ll add you in. And of course don’t forget to enter the caption competition.

No idea what you’re looking at? click here.

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The different areas by inhabitants:

Blue:
Gordon Brown, Margaret Thatcher, SamsonBadcock, Adolf Hitler.

Cyan:
Milton Bloody Friedman, GrammarSchoolBoy.

Red:
Joseph Stalin, Igoras (just).

Green:
10percent, 55DegreesNorth, Agreewith, Arbitrarynight, Arseneknows, Cmnimo, The Dalai Lama, darrenlollipopman, Dhuoda, Digby Chicken Ceasar, Eccentrix, Fitzarckle, F4frances, Fulminor, geoing, Giselle, GunboatD, Hacklesup, HindleA, Icaruss, Igoras, Ireadnews, Kermaria, Lightacandle, Lopedevega, Lundiel, Manningtreeimp, Martin Rowson, M K Gandhi, Nemossister, Not1fish, Oheckitshimagain, PeleMcAmble, Roachclip, Rochdalelass, RogerOThornhill, Showmaster, Starfish, starwalk, Steve Mann, Swedinburgh, ShanksaLot, sostherope, Theamighty, Torquie, Urnotanatheist, WatchfulBob, Whizzgiggle, Wmd101 & Zapthecrap.


CiF Graph update 9th September

A warm welcome to sostherope and geoing who can find their bar in the green area.

Oh and if you’re searching for this blog using google look for “tags c1nf” or “tags comment is not free” will usually get a link in the first 5 or so.

The different areas by inhabitants:

Blue:
Gordon Brown, Margaret Thatcher, Adolf Hitler.

Cyan:
Milton Bloody Friedman, GrammarSchoolBoy.

Red:
Joseph Stalin, Igoras (just).

Green:
10percent, 55DegreesNorth, Agreewith, Arbitrarynight, Arseneknows, Cmnimo, The Dalai Lama, darrenlollipopman, Dhuoda, Digby Chicken Ceasar, Eccentrix, F4frances, Fulminor, geoing, Giselle, GunboatD, Hacklesup, HindleA, Icaruss, Igoras, Ireadnews, Kermaria, Lightacandle, Lopedevega, Lundiel, Manningtreeimp, Martin Rowson, M K Gandhi, Nemossister, Not1fish, Oheckitshimagain, PeleMcAmble, Roachclip, Rochdalelass, RogerOThornhill, Showmaster, Steve Mann, Swedinburgh, ShanksaLot, sostherope, Theamighty, Torquie, Urnotanatheist, WatchfulBob, Whizzgiggle, Wmd101 & Zapthecrap.


CiF graph 2.0 – new improved power cubelets

Hit a slight stumbler coding for the text labels, but finally found a good sample snippet to help me get my head around the concepts. The graph is still as confusing as hell but who cares – behold and wonder at the power of the label.

A warm welcome to our 2 newest members: GrammarSchoolBoy & Dhuoda who will find themselves in the cyan and green areas respectively.

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Larger images here (click to enlarge):

The different areas by inhabitants:

Blue:
Gordon Brown, Margaret Thatcher, Adolf Hitler.

Cyan:
Milton Bloody Friedman, GrammarSchoolBoy.

Red:
Joseph Stalin, Igoras (just).

Green:
10percent, 55DegreesNorth, Agreewith, Arbitrarynight, Arseneknows, Cmnimo, The Dalai Lama, darrenlollipopman, Dhuoda, Digby Chicken Ceasar, Eccentrix, F4frances, Fulminor, Giselle,GunboatD, Hacklesup, HindleA, Icaruss, Igoras, Ireadnews, Kermaria, Lightacandle, Lopedevega, Lundiel, Manningtreeimp, Martin Rowson, M K Gandhi, Nemossister, Not1fish, Oheckitshimagain, PeleMcAmble, Roachclip, Rochdalelass, RogerOThornhill, Showmaster, Steve Mann, Swedinburgh, ShanksaLot, Theamighty, Torquie, Urnotanatheist, WatchfulBob, Whizzgiggle, Wmd101 & Zapthecrap.


Cif graphed

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Find out where your cubelet is here – latest snapshots with labels!

Instructions on how to get mapped have been moved to their own page to reduce clutter.

A warm welcome to PeleMcAmble and 55DegreesNorth the two newest cubelets on the grassy green uplands of the CiF cartoon comment section.

Still tweaking the map – I’ve added in labels for the axis, made the central axis more transparent, positioned the cameras better and added new images to the slide show. I finally had a break though in being able to label each cube, see the first images here

And I have to say I’m pretty pleased with the lighting rig – all the objects are white, each area is lit according to its “ideology” and that gives the colour to the objects. So those closer to one or both axis will have multiple colours depending on the viewing angle.

The final few images have had their Axis of Evil turned on – the higher they go the less morally toxic they are – so Stalin and Hitler are on the floor while the Dalai Lama is clearly looking down on everyone. Note however the data for the benchmarks (Hitler, Stalin etc) is coming from this survey (so add your voice and see if you can move them up or down) and I’m using a neutral value for anyone that hasn’t submitted a Machiavelli reading.

Also I’d just like to register my pleasant surprise in welcoming the Guardian comment cartoonist Martin Rowson to the Green zone.

The different areas by inhabitants:

Blue:
Gordon Brown, Margaret Thatcher, Adolf Hitler.

Cyan:
Milton Bloody Friedman.

Red:
Joseph Stalin, Igoras (just).

Green:
Roachclip, 10percent, Digby Chicken Ceasar, Whizzgiggle, Rochdalelass, Lundiel, Oheckitshimagain, RogerOThornhill, Not1fish, Lightacandle, Kermaria, Manningtreeimp, Fulmin8or, Icaruss, Arbitrarynight, Torquie, Hindlea, Arseneknows, Lopedevega, Giselle97, Zapthecrap, Wmd101, Nemossister, F4frances, Agreewith, Hacklesup, Thea1mighty, Eccentrix, ShanksaLot, Urnotanatheist, GunboatD, Cmnimo, Ireadnews, darrenlollipopman, M K Gandhi, The Dalai Lama, Martin Rowson, WatchfulBob, PeleMcAmble and 55DegreesNorth.