How to convert EXCEL table to SQL query
Tips / October 4, 2015

Surely you have encountered problem with converting EXCEL document to database. It is no problem to insert few records to database via any GUI client. But what if Excel document contains thousands rows and tens of columns? There numerous tutorials how to achieve this by Exporting EXCEL document to CSV format and then importing CSV into database via GUI database client (for MySQL there is PHPMyAdmin and for Oracle there is SQL develop...

How to change default file explorer directory (shortcut win+E) to This PC in Windows 10
Tips , Windows / August 5, 2015

After upgrade to Windows 10 you could encounter some minor changes in UI. One of most confusing decisions for me by Microsoft was to change function of shortcut win+E.  In older versions it launched This PC. I was using it since Windows 7 because I didn’t want to always double-click on This PC on desktop. I was happy until I upgraded to Windows 10 and now instead of launching This PC it launches some kind of “Recent files...

Cyanogen mod 11 – AOSP keyboard not showing after update FIX
Other stuff / September 19, 2014

Recently I have updated my Samsung GT  I-9300 from cyanogen mod 11 snapshot M8 to snapshot M9. After update keyboard was not showing when clicked on any input box. After some research I’ve found, that clearing keyboard app (touch input, AOSP keyboard, Samsung keyboard…) data should fix this. But it didn’t help. After few moments I was looking into input settings and noticed, there is not selected default keyboard. S...

Colt 1911 – lowpoly gun
3D , Projects / March 6, 2014

 Software used: Modelling: 3D studio max 2014 Texture baking: xNormal Textures: Adobe Photoshop 3D preview Another week, so I have another lowpoly model – Colt 1911. Workflow was identical with my Tommy gun model (Create high poly version > create lowpoly > bake textures > paint texutres ), except 1 detail. For baking maps I’ve used xNormal, instead of 3Ds max baking feature. xNormal is great little utility for b...

Thompson 1928 lowpoly game model
3D , Projects / February 21, 2014

3D preview In pursuit of getting better in 3ds max lowpoly modelling and UV mapping I paid  for Digital Tutors membership and tried one of many their tutorials on this subject. When I saw tutorial Build a tommy gun for use in game  by Maciej Jura I knew I must try it. I must say, that Maciej did very good job with explaing simple and also advanced stuff. It’s complete guide to make game-ready weapon from scratch complete with t...

Modelling Skoda fabia mk1 in 3dsMAX
3D , Projects / January 13, 2014

In the middle of exam season I remembered, that I haven’t finished my Skoda Fabia. And because I had so much learning for exams, naturally I had to finish it now. Modelling was pretty easy, except headlights, which I screw up every time. I used polygonal modelling as always (I am afraid of NURBS and other things which has anything in common with splines). And studio render. Studio render whould be final for this model, but this...

Tip: Notepad++ Shell execute failed (2) FIX
Other stuff / December 30, 2013

Past year I have experienced problem editing files via Notepad++ ‘s file context menu. Program throws error “Shell execute failed (2): Is this command correct ?”. Today I made decision to fix this annoying thing. Previously I tried to uninstall whole Notepad++ and install again, but it didn’t work. So I asked uncle google, what he thinks about it. I found two working fixes, but essentially both things do the s...

Next Car Game a.k.a. new Flatout from Bugbear – tech demo released
Games , Hobby / November 22, 2013

For those who did not notice  Bugbear entertainment (developer of Flatout series) announced new game, which they decided make without publisher. Working name for this title is Next Car Game, for copyright reasons, because they are only developers, publisher owns franchise  name Flatout. To make this work without publisher, Bugbear started preorders and kickstarter, to fund this project. As developers said  there are no funding goals ...