Sharpening the axe

“Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.” — Abraham Lincoln

This summer I’ve been gradually pulling together various research software that I’ve built over the course of many years and many projects. The general idea is to create a single environment that easily allows anything to be used together with anything else.

So all of the procedural modeling and texturing tools, animation, A.I., user interface widgets, musical keyboard and midi access, exotic tracking devices, live coding editor, and so on, are gradually ending up in one place.

I’m hoping to get it all working smoothly together before the semester starts, as a platform that students can use to develop their own cool stuff. I’m sure the students will do a lot of cool things with it that I never would have thought of. :-)

6 Responses to “Sharpening the axe”

  1. Sharon Perl says:

    Any ideas yet on what you will call this amazing tool?

  2. admin says:

    I don’t really have any ideas for names, other than the obvious: “Kitchen Sink”. :-) Suggestions are welcome!

  3. sharon says:

    “The Perlin Playground”? I’ll muse about it and let you know if I come up with anything better.

  4. sharon says:

    Perlin World…(Perlin Whirled :-)…Perlin Space…Perlin Place…

  5. sharon says:

    …Perlin Toys (because it rhymes with Perlin Noise!)

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