Occasionally I use this column to bring you news of items which may be of interest to the computer-minded but which aren't freeware. Or indeed software of any kind. And because I haven't done such a posting for a while, here's a double bonus with links to 2 amazing things that are both graphics-oriented.
Firstly, if you're into the power of modern graphics cards as well as HTML 5, point your browser at http://madebyevan.com/webgl-water/ for a treat. You'll see the image in the first screen shot below, ie a ball floating in a tank of water. However, everything is generated dynamically in your browser, and you have full control of the ball via your mouse and keyboard. Move it up and down, and watch as the computer-generated water behaves so naturally.
When you've finished playing, find 15 minutes and head to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VufDd-QL1c0 to watch an amazing animation. It shows the adventures of a stick-man in a PC, along with interaction from his real-life colleague. It really is an incredible video, and definitely worth finding time to watch the whole clip if you can.
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