I’ll Miss You, Grandma

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Dagny Brinch (1914 – 2008)

Pictured here enjoying the summer two years ago, surrounded by grandchildren and great-grand-children.

A google of my late grandmother turns up a music video as one of the first hits. My great-cousin Niels Cederfeld in Los Angeles has a music video that features a brief clip of Dagny from the early 70s.

Spore Creatures

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The spore creature editor is now available for trial. The results end up looking like this video clip.

The creature editor (even in the limited free edition) is a joy to use, and the flexibility and ease-of-use is remarkable, considering how hard 3D editing is.

The direct manipulation, the responsiveness of the preview to your positioning, the feedback through sound-effects (the spine vertebrae makes click-click sounds as you elongate or shorten the body blob), and the incidental animation of the half-formed creature makes for a fun toy.

It’s not a game yet, but there is a lot of fun in just watching how the creature creator figures out how to make your blob walk and talk.