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Topic: 101 things...somebody want to make a plugin?

Over the weekend I had this idea. Why not come up with 101 things to do with AoI? So I wrote up a list.

Now that I'm done, I think it would be cool if someone made a plugin that would randomly pick one and display it in a message box, maybe with a "hit me again" button. You know, for inspiration.

Anyhow, here's the list:

101 things to do using Art of Illusion
Make icons for your favorite applications
Make some game sprites
Create an alien planet
Make a rocketship that holds 30 people
Illustrate household items
Create graphics for an educational game
Make a poster
Make an animated video "bed"
Design a 3D interface
Create graphics for a "Myst"-like game
Make a model of your house
Animate your recent fall down the stairs
Create an exploded diagram of your vacuum cleaner
Design a pen you wish you could buy
Recreate the work of DaVinci in 3D
Illustrate a battlefield
Animate a cool e-card
Make your own logo
Express your theory of life in 5 cubes or less
Create a new type of flower
Redesign your bedroom/garage/kitchen/study
Create a new type of home theater layout
Design an ergonomic, low-cost house made of recycled materials
Render your favorite molecule using Global Illumination and Caustics
Create a forum avatar
Model your family crest
Make Halloween wallpaper for your computer
Create a walkthrough animation of the human heart
Design your own space elevator
Build an underwater base
Model your favorite golf course
Make a car that is designed to use the ground effect
Create a political flyer
Make a short film about hamsters
Model a musical instrument
Make a Valentine's Day card
Design a skyscraper
Model a marshmallow on a stick
Design a sculpture to go in front of your skyscraper
Create a procedural marshmallow texture
Model a Jellyfish
Create a wristwatch for James Bond
Make a sword that would be used by lemur-like warriors
Render Tux holding the AOI logo and wearing 3D glasses
Write an AOI plugin to fetch email
Make a CD cover image for your favorite band
Design a new tennis racquet
Render a tropical island
Make a dollhouse
Model an art studio
Recreate a scene from an old computer game
Model a memory from your childhood
Take a break and model your favorite dessert
Model a tree house
Create a new type of water pistol
Make the ideal swimming pool
Render several old scenes with transparent backgrounds and make a collage
Composite a UFO into a family photograph
Model a Smurf
Model a 3D scene of you modeling a 3D scene of you modeling a 3D scene
Build a better mousetrap
Build a better moosetrap
Make abstract architecture using the Sculpt tool
Make a rainbow
Make an optical illusion
Write your name in 3D using primitives
Make a 3D birthday cake for someone special
Make a robotic cat
Design a futuristic outhouse
Make a greenhouse
Create a futuristic outdoor science lab
Model your favorite sandwich
Make a haunted house
Perfect a method for creating procedural lightning
Depict your car on the surface of Mars
Make a park you'd like to visit one day
Model your least-favorite neighbor's house with a moving truck outside
Design a stuffed animal for sentient robots
Render up some silly putty
Use Monte Carlo illumination to render a building in Monaco
Use Photon Mapping to create a map of the photon
Render a rather nasty character using caustics
Make a comic book character
Animate an inanimate object
Enter a competition for high-end 3D software users
Invent a new type of paperclip
Make some artwork that looks hand-drawn
Make a procedural texture that spells your name (cursive is OK)
Design a new type of tropical fruit
Make a new kind of insect
Recreate a favorite scene from a history book
Improve your local TV news station's 3D logo and send it to them
Render some tools from your garage with battered texturing
Make a Christmas card for a computer geek
Invent a new type of light saber
Model a volcano erupting
Make some jewelry
Render something at 100x1000 pixels
Fix up an old scene with new lighting and textures
Make some interface icons for software you use frequently
Try some new lighting schemes
Model something you think is impossible to model in AoI

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Re: 101 things...somebody want to make a plugin?

Hmm... I would probably be a senior citizen somwhere in the middle of the list (if not buried) smile.

Very nice idea Marc. Perhaps the plugin should have a checkbox for completion smile.

I'm not a complete idiot.
Some parts are missing.

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Re: 101 things...somebody want to make a plugin?

Heh, yeah, it's not meant to be a linear checklist, just for those with creator's block smile

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Re: 101 things...somebody want to make a plugin?

Yes... Though, thinking about it yields some feel of how frightingly little time one has... oops, sorry, guess I'm being pessimistic again smile.

Last edited by scratty (April 5, 2005, 4:19 pm)

I'm not a complete idiot.
Some parts are missing.

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Re: 101 things...somebody want to make a plugin?

You mean a like a tips display at startup (too annoying)? or on demand with menu selection? I could certainly write a plugin in a short amount of time.  Or maybe the yellow post-it stuff for keeping notes? (err, presumably longer).

Francois

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Re: 101 things...somebody want to make a plugin?

I would like the ability to export a project as a .3ds

Can that be made as a plugin?

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Re: 101 things...somebody want to make a plugin?

I guess something like " wonda the fish " applet on the ubuntu desktop.

Great thoughts, by the way.

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Re: 101 things...somebody want to make a plugin?

interesting idea. that'd be kinda fun smile

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Re: 101 things...somebody want to make a plugin?

I thought this was a good idea, so I wrote up a script for it. Just save it to Scripts/Tools (it doesn't work in Startup, just yet, as it's a simple dialog. Oh, and there's no "hit me again" function. We'll just save that for later.

/*
<?xml version='1.0' standalone='yes' ?>

<script>
    <name>101 things to do using Art of Illusion</name>
    <author>Cecelia Sullivan — list by Marc Carson</author>
    <version>1.0</version>
    <date>5/22/2008</date>
    <description>
Why not come up with 101 things to do with AoI?
    </description>
    <comments>
There's no "hit me again" button yet. Maybe in version 1.1…
    </comments>
</script>
*/

import java.util.Random;

rRandom = new Random();

String rTitle = new String("101 things to do using Art of Illusion");

String[] rString = new String[] {"Make icons for your favorite applications", "Make some game sprites", "Create an alien planet", "Make a rocketship that holds 30 people", "Illustrate household items", "Create graphics for an educational game", "Make a poster", "Make an animated video \"bed\"", "Design a 3D interface", "Create graphics for a \"Myst\"-like game", "Make a model of your house", "Animate your recent fall down the stairs", "Create an exploded diagram of your vacuum cleaner", "Design a pen you wish you could buy", "Recreate the work of DaVinci in 3D", "Illustrate a battlefield", "Animate a cool e-card", "Make your own logo", "Express your theory of life in 5 cubes or less", "Create a new type of flower", "Redesign your bedroom/garage/kitchen/study", "Create a new type of home theater layout", "Design an ergonomic, low-cost house made of recycled materials", "Render your favorite molecule using Global Illumination and Caustics", "Create a forum avatar", "Model your family crest", "Make Halloween wallpaper for your computer", "Create a walkthrough animation of the human heart", "Design your own space elevator", "Build an underwater base", "Model your favorite golf course", "Make a car that is designed to use the ground effect", "Create a political flyer", "Make a short film about hamsters", "Model a musical instrument", "Make a Valentine's Day card", "Design a skyscraper", "Model a marshmallow on a stick", "Design a sculpture to go in front of your skyscraper", "Create a procedural marshmallow texture", "Model a Jellyfish", "Create a wristwatch for James Bond", "Make a sword that would be used by lemur-like warriors", "Render Tux holding the AOI logo and wearing 3D glasses", "Write an AOI plugin to fetch email", "Make a CD cover image for your favorite band", "Design a new tennis racquet", "Render a tropical island", "Make a dollhouse", "Model an art studio", "Recreate a scene from an old computer game", "Model a memory from your childhood", "Take a break and model your favorite dessert", "Model a tree house", "Create a new type of water pistol", "Make the ideal swimming pool", "Render several old scenes with transparent backgrounds and make a collage", "Composite a UFO into a family photograph", "Model a Smurf", "Model a 3D scene of you modeling a 3D scene of you modeling a 3D scene", "Build a better mousetrap", "Build a better moosetrap", "Make abstract architecture using the Sculpt tool", "Make a rainbow", "Make an optical illusion", "Write your name in 3D using primitives", "Make a 3D birthday cake for someone special", "Make a robotic cat", "Design a futuristic outhouse", "Make a greenhouse", "Create a futuristic outdoor science lab", "Model your favorite sandwich", "Make a haunted house", "Perfect a method for creating procedural lightning", "Depict your car on the surface of Mars", "Make a park you'd like to visit one day", "Model your least-favorite neighbor's house with a moving truck outside", "Design a stuffed animal for sentient robots", "Render up some silly putty", "Use Monte Carlo illumination to render a building in Monaco", "Use Photon Mapping to create a map of the photon", "Render a rather nasty character using caustics", "Make a comic book character", "Animate an inanimate object", "Enter a competition for high-end 3D software users", "Invent a new type of paperclip", "Make some artwork that looks hand-drawn", "Make a procedural texture that spells your name (cursive is OK)", "Design a new type of tropical fruit", "Make a new kind of insect", "Recreate a favorite scene from a history book", "Improve your local TV news station's 3D logo and send it to them", "Render some tools from your garage with battered texturing", "Make a Christmas card for a computer geek", "Invent a new type of light saber", "Model a volcano erupting", "Make some jewelry", "Render something at 100x1000 pixels", "Fix up an old scene with new lighting and textures", "Make some interface icons for software you use frequently", "Try some new lighting schemes", "Model something you think is impossible to model in AoI"};

rIndex = rRandom.nextInt(rString.length);
rThing = rTitle + "\n\n" + rString[rIndex];



rThings = new BStandardDialog("101 Things...", rThing, BStandardDialog.PLAIN);
rThings.showMessageDialog(window);

http://www.ccsgraphic.com/software/aoi/101%20Things.bsh— Just right click and save.

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Re: 101 things...somebody want to make a plugin?

Hehhe big_smile

"Make a haunted house"....

A long term project to me, but I guess, any house I'd build by AoI would be haunted somehow ...

cool

...there's more to the picture than meets the eye...