Netview and Internet Explorer 9

I’ve posted before that Netview uses the version of Internet Explorer installed on your system. It turns out that, as of IE8, it’s not quite that simple. Thanks to Luc-Eric for pointing this out.

Netview is a hosted version of the Internet Explorer WebControl, and by default, the WebControl displays pages in IE7 Standards mode.

To force Netview to use IE9 mode, you can either set a registry entry

               Internet Explorer
                                   xsi.exe = (DWORD) 000090000

or add this meta tag to your HTML page:

<meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=9" > 

I tested the registry entry, and after I set it, this browser detect page correctly said I was using IE9 (before I set the registry, it said I was using IE7).

Also, after setting the registry entry, Netview scored 140 at (before I set the registry, Netview scored 40). Note that IE9 itself scores 141.

Portal: No Escape – ICE used for live action short

I did all the particle work on the gun, gun blasts and the portals in ICE:

Honestly the setup couldn’t have been simpler. There’s a stretched sphere that acts as an emitter for when the gun shoots. All the particles it emits have an animated turbulize node on it. On the walls there is a disc shape that it collides with and spawns new particles – then there’s a ring they’re attracted to. The velocity and weight are also turbulized.

That’s pretty much it.

Everything was rendered with emRPC and sent over to Nuke for tweaking by the compositors.

Paul Griswold