Friday, 24 April 2015

How do we fix Unity 5?

Unity has been a great platform to create 3D content, let it be a simulation program or a game. Unity engine has reached its fifth iteration and tinkering with it so far it looks like there will be a Unity 6. There are some things in Unity 5 that suffers from its previous iteration which should have been fixed in the current version.

First, mapping rig point to a  model still requires manual rigging. In other words, there is still no automatic rigging in Unity 5. It is 2015. Automatic rigging on simple models should have been possible by now. Furthermore, Github user ***** already made his automatic rigging algorithm open-sourced for programmers. Surely unity could easily integrate the algorithm into Unity engine.

Second of all, the Unity Store feels and works outdated. When downloading a tool or a scene from the store, you have to click multiple buttons and yet sometimes the download does not start. Furthermore, the download speed is abysmal. This is a problem to beginners who always need assets from the store for practice.

Third, plane tilting affects everything. Sometimes, you only want certain aspects to be affected when modifying or tilting a plane. However, Unity cannot handle it properly, resulting in errors or unwanted contrast difference or tilted light origin unexpectedly. This greatly affects high level users. One way to handle this situation is to use integrate everything into a single object during plane tilting. This may hog RAM, but it might be the best way to handle such simple menace.

Unity 5 is great overall, needs to fix some issues and it will be the best open-sourced engine out there.

BLOG

Is the purpose of blogging to write a diary? Is it to generate enough views to finally have Google adsense and make side income? What topic should I be covering? Lifestyle? Parents? Family? Food? Games? Activities? Socializing? Internet culture?

I AM IN A LOST.


 L O L


Valve introduces Paid Mods. Bad move.

Up until now, everyone always anticipates any update from Valve with a smile. Unfortunately, today is different. Today, Valve introduces paid mods for Steam games, starting with Skyrim. You want to download a mod, you pay for the service. 

This is a bad move by Valve as game modding is supposed to be a fun and creative ways for users to alter the content of a game to increase the fun value of a game, making it more pleasent to play the game by adjusting it to user's content. 

Introducing payment option just destroys the value in modding. Instead of creating mods for fun or creativity, it will influence modders to making money focused on money-making value instead of quality or creativity value.

It's not even a day yet since update and many people have criticized Valve's new policy. Please Valve let the existing paid mods be the last ones there are.

Saturday, 15 March 2014

Samsung Galaxy S5 - a threat to Iphone 5S

In smartphone os wars, normal consumers and gadget enthusiasts often pair up android and ios as rivals. However, when it comes to smartphone branding wars, it is always Samsung Galaxy series vs Apple Iphone series. With both smartphones excelling in everything they're made to do, the smartphones which gives the best first impression will be a deciding factor for a normal consumer.

Galaxy S5 definitely wins the 'best first impression' award.

The official introduction video of Samsung Galaxy S5 is just beautiful, well-designed and looks professional. From the first second until the last, it clearly points out every feature it states. The innovation put into the flagship smartphone stands the Galaxy S5 out from other competitors, most known innovation is the heart pressure scanner. You have to see the official introduction video if you haven't done so.


Letting go of the past, improving yourself, moving on

It has been two years since I left UTM, three years since I started college life, and four years since I took SPM. After I left UTM I am not a very jolly person. I am very depressed to leave a public university, leaving my friends and achievements behind. The worst thing is I chose to study at MMU, an expensive private university, with expensive living expense. My parents suggested this but we never examined how much the fees are, and I was clueless at the moment due to depression. Since MARA suspended my tuition fee loan , father paid all the money, borrowing money from my sister. I am sad and very unproud of myself. If I talked to the deans of UTM, didn't care that much about not-so-bad CGPA at UTM, I could've continued IT program at UTM. Maybe if I made the right decision, I might have not feeling depressed and actually want to continue studying. But all is past.

Everyone moves one.

While I'm stuck in nowherestate, my friends move on. They participated in various activities, making themselves and their parents proud. They study overseas, doing this and that, posting happy statuses on facebook etc etc.

I'm jealous.
I want to be jolly again.

I'm sad.
They move on, continuing their lives, leaving whatever in the past behind.

I'm happy.
They move on. My friends move on.
At least they're not me. I am not a person that everyone remembers, but I'm happy to know them, to watch them grow, to know they didn't stumble in life like me.

I currently still am in a stumbled state. I will stand up. It's hard, but I won't give in to depression. I will study, but not for the same reason I studied for like 11 years, for SPM, because parents say so. No. Just to get a job. Have some money. Help people when I can. Participate in IT development. Whatever I can do.

I will do what I can to be a 'pendakwah', because that is the purpose I'm here.

Sunday, 10 November 2013

Tempat mengadu

Hm, bila ada masalah, blog ni lah yang menjadi tempat meluahkan perasaan. Haha, sedih sedih

Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Should you upgrade to Windows 8? Pros and Cons.

Since Windows 8 has been released by Microsoft last year, many people are arguing whether they should upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 8, since Windows 8 doesn't offer much upgrade from its last version. In this blog, I will list all the pros and cons of Windows 8 compared to Windows 7 based on my opinions, in a simple way, and I'll sum the conclusion whether you should upgrade to Windows 8 or not.

PROS

-Super fast booting time
Windows 8 offers super duper fast booting time compared to Windows 7. Yes, I've installed so many software and games, and it still boots fast. 

-Perfect environment to develop software and apps
Windows 8 environment allows you to build and test apps for Windows Phone / RT on the spot. This is, of course, useful for developers only. Normal consumers who use their PCs or laptops to play games or write office documents won't benefit from this.

-Faster performance (games)
I noticed a significant change in game performance the first time I played Dota 2 after I installed Windows 8. It runs smoother on the same setting. No, it's not a feeling. I can notice the movements of my characters are much smoother and less spiky. For a gamer like me, it's a 'hell yeah'!

Meepwning

-Faster search result
If you type anything on the search bar, assuming you can find it //sigh// , the result will pop faster than you reading this. Definitely helps when you just can't find that important file you desperately need to hand it to your boss, or to transfer it into usb, etc.



CONS

-Minimalistic border and taskbar
It makes the UI looks dull as hell. No more aero and transparent border is unacceptable Though it is one of the reason Windows 8 has fast startup. Plus why the sharp edge? We need a curvy edge. Even iphone don't have edges that sharp. lol

See?
-You can install apps!
One of the many useless features in Windows 8 is that you can install apps from windows store! Yay! Which is useless since all the apps you need for the PC is usually downloaded through the browser like we usually do in Windows 7. 
Yay apps!...nope
-Hard-to-navigate start menu!
The start menu is good. But worse when compared to Windows 7's. It doesn't serve its usual purpose anymore. I often just type in what i need in the search bar rather than finding it in the start menu, cause it is kinda... umm....troublesome...? Normal consumer won't like this confusing change.

-Where can I set up ad-hoc?
You just can't create ad-hoc connection like you used to in Windows 7 wtf. Of course, you can, if you google how to. But that's quite thumbsdown from me.

Can't find it here


CONCLUSION

It is definitely not worth your cash to upgrade to Windows 8. There's too little changes compared to Windows 7. I recommend you stick with Windows 7 for now and wait until Windows Blue comes out. Yes, there's already another OS in development and it is supposed to be an upgrade version of Windows 8. It's like a big patch! And will cost no dollar for anyone who already has Windows 8. 

Thanks for reading! Hope it helps!

Link to article regarding Windows Blue: http://www.zdnet.com/microsofts-next-windows-blue-test-build-said-to-be-a-public-preview-7000011728/