GAP stands for Gimp Animation Package. It’s the way that I make gifs out of MP4 files. Here’s a breakdown of how you can install it into your version of Gimp in six steps.Read More How to Install GAP for Gifs
Every time I start thinking that my job is bad, I try to remind myself that Stanley Kubrick had a secretary. The guy was notorious for driving actors into the ground. Making them do takes over and over and over. Can you imagine having to handle his administrative work? If IMDB’s trivia page is to […]Read More Python: How to Automate Word Docs
I’ve been plowing through Automate the Boring Stuff with Python by Al Sweigart. Since I generally skip over chapters with scary names or giant blocks of text, the bit about nested dictionaries and lists went blazing right over my head. But when I wanted to start shaping objects in Blender into letters (as pictured above), […]Read More Python: What are Nested Lists?
Ok, let’s start up by opening up the Python Console. Go to your Editor Type selector, and it’ll be the first option that pops up.Read More Python: How to Start Scripting in Blender
So you wanna prettify your user interface? Maybe make some custom buttons and use your own image instead of the default grey box on the left? It’s actually not as difficult as I was expecting. All you need is a program like Photoshop or Gimp to make the .png, .jpg or .tif for your background […]Read More AHK: Making a User Interface with Graphics
So Hopper’s Amazing Decipherer Script 1.0 was about 472 lines because it included ELSE IF clauses for every letter in the alphabet. HADS 2.0 cuts it down to 77 lines because arrays, as it turns out, are incredibly useful when paired with loops. Making a Rotated Alphabet Deciphering a Caesar cipher requires that the alphabet […]Read More AHK: Visualizing ELSE/IF with Arrays
Arrays are a damn godsend. More specifically, they’re an easy way to deal with large lists. Why is this useful you ask? Imagine you want to run the same code on multiple items. The items could be numbers, letters, words, full sentences—anything. By putting those things in a list, or an array, you can loop […]Read More AHK: What is an Array?