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Scott Lanning is currently working in Amsterdam at a hotel-booking company. The following interviews and commentaries are for entertainment only. The views and opinions expressed therein do not necessarily represent the views of his employer or even himself.

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Monday September 10, 2007
06:43 AM

#ogre IRC channel

I made an IRC channel, #ogre , on (See my previous posts to know what this is about.)
Tuesday September 04, 2007
04:54 AM

more Ogre screenshots

Last night I finished wrapping (just uploaded, patience) enough of OGRE to be able to implement Basic Tutorial 3, which is on Terrain, Sky, and Fog. Although it's cooler when you can move around the "world" like in a 1st-person shooter game, here are a couple screenshots from that tutorial (in Perl!):

(use your imagination :)

Sunday September 02, 2007
04:10 PM

Ogre's Basic Tutorial 5 in Perl

Should be hitting CPAN soon, got Ogre's Basic Tutorial 5 implemented: .

I'm kind of amazed at myself at that, actually, was a lot of work. Hahah. It was good to take a week of vacation, and is fun to work on. Back to the grind, tomorrow....

Oh, it's fast, too:

C++ - Average FPS: 1274.08 Best FPS: 1349.65 Worst FPS: 999
Perl - Average FPS: 1233.08 Best FPS: 1345.65 Worst FPS: 999

Saturday September 01, 2007
04:46 PM

Ogre screenshots

My last couple blogs, I mentioned that I'm wrapping Ogre and OIS C++ libraries. Here's a couple screenshots, to show how cool it is. :)

Those are screenshots from scripts in the examples directory.

Tuesday August 28, 2007
01:05 PM


Just uploaded wrappings for OIS. These are (in my mind) to use with OGRE. I want to add a couple more examples to OGRE, now that input handling is possible. In a couple days. :)
Sunday August 26, 2007
12:34 PM


I've been playing with OGRE recently. It's an "Object-Oriented Graphics Rendering Engine" made in C++. The documentation and tutorials on the site are excellent.

As always, there are Python bindings and .NET bindings but not a Perl one. You'd almost think Perl was dying. So I started to change that with a minimal Perl binding. So far, it's not very useful (no input/event handling), but I was able to reproduce a basic tutorial after having stripped out the CEGUI and OIS parts.

Thursday August 09, 2007
05:38 AM

Bricolage 1.10.3 released

After more than a year since the last release, Bricolage version 1.10.3 has been released.

The distribution tarball can be downloaded from sourceforge (or the Bricolage web site once it has been updated).

The list of changes is in `perldoc lib/Bric/Changes.pod` of the distribution, or at sourceforge.

Wednesday August 08, 2007
07:32 AM


Really soothing Flash game: Boomshine Pretty music and effects, and really simple to play.
Thursday August 02, 2007
09:49 AM

piss on technorati

This entry links to itself because.... piss on technorati.

09:09 AM

Bricolage 1.10.3 RC2

Following last week's RC1, we put out a 2nd RC for Bricolage 1.10.3. 1.10.3 should be released soon.