Written by: Nathan Salapat

     I’ve been doing a lot of work on trying to get the grass growing scene to look decent. As you can see from watching this video I’ve done a lot of test but haven’t had any good results. I want the grass to look real, and have a little breeze blowing it around, there is nothing worse than grass that is static, not moving.
 

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     The book, Life’s Midwest Winters is almost completed, there are a few more pictures to add and a few things that yet need to be changed, but it’s ready for the world premier. Now this is scheduled for November first, but this will just be a premier, it will be on our site http://www.thebibleanimated.com/ for one day, and then will be pulled from the server until we get snow at our head quarters at which date we shall put it back onto the server forever. So mark your calendar for this exciting date, and if you miss downloading it, just...

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     Well after working on this one scene for a while, I’ve finally gotten the frames down to a decent speed, averaging about  five minutes a frame or so, much better than the 17 minutes they were taking before. So how did I do it, well let me start by explaining what I was doing. I was working on the animation for this group of verses.
     Genesis 1:6-8 6 And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters. 7 And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above...

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     It's been a while since we've posted anything, and that's because of two reasons: School for the vice-president, and vehicle repair for the president. Today though we're changing that, We went on the blog, and looked at stats, and saw that we've been making a big impact, and a lot of people from a lot of countries have seen this blog. It's blessed us beyond imagination, okay, that's an over-exaggeration, but it was good to see that people are looking at this. We've made a few changes, changes we would have made sooner, but didn't know how to do, so today I was looking at the blog, and...

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   I have just added Google analytic to all the web pages, so by the end of the month we should be gathering information on web hits, page views, all sorts of stuff we can use to optimize the site.
   I also in my website updates messed up the hit counter and it is now showing we have about 9,000 page hits, which I know is wrong, we haven't even hit two thousand, so sorry about that. Will be working on that later today, trying to get it fixed. Might have to reset the counter to zero, but I'm looking to see what we can get from our hosting provider.
'til later
God Bless....

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   Yesterday we started the web site on the paid server. But we had to wait to today to actually begin uploading any files.
   It took about an hour to get all the files uploaded and to update the pages and links for the new site. Things went well, save for ruining the hit counter, and replacing it with a unique visitor list, the number of ISP’s that have visited the site, not the times the site has been loaded, which is what I want. I plan on keeping the unique visitor count and putting the hits directly below it.
I was able to create a poll with the servers programs, so now...

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So today I took a trip.
I stopped at Walgreens and my bank.

My mission: Find out more information about pre-paid visas, and visa gift cards.

what I learnd: I can get either, but both have their pros and cons.

The Pros.
Pre-paid card:
Can reload at any time.

Visa gift card:
No information need to purchase.

The Cons.
Pre-paid card:
$4.95 activation fee
$2.95 fee a month, unless I have more than 30 transactions, which won't happen.
Need all sorts of information to purchase.

Visa gift card:
Can't...

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I finished the flame thrower today, and posted the final image, and thought it might be a nice idea to create a blog post about how it all came together and the many steps it took to create it.
We had two reference images which we used for a bit of the design, but it was mostly free handed.
6mm flame thrower...

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A few days ago I had to move my old laptop and I noticed the battery was still in it so I tried to turn it on and the hard-drive actually started spinning. It gave me a startup error, but after a few restarts it gave me the boot options and i set all to default and selected the hard-drive as the boot location and it turned on.
Now we have two computers for business and one is XP and the other Windows 7, all our missing files are recovered, and all the programs that don't work on 7 can now be used on the XP.

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   When I realized that we weren’t going to be able to finish the Easter video by Easter, I decided that it should be changed into a book like the Christmas one. I typed up the whole general script and started making plans for it.
   It took slightly more than three months to finish the book, and almost didn’t get finished in time. I learned more about the software we used in this project than in any other. I also killed a laptop and had a buy a new one.
   Render Tracer really failed me, (He gave me permission to say this) though he didn’t come out and say he was going to help...

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