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Creating an Underwater Scene in Blender- Part 1

by Reynante Martinez | April 2010 | Open Source Web Graphics & Video

Packt are due to launch a new Open Source brand, into which future Blender titles will be published. For more information on that launch, look here.

In this article series by Reynante Martinez, we will learn how to go about creating a underwater scene from scratch. We will begin by creating the terrain for the underwater environment. In the sequel of the article, we will learn how to add vegetation, pebbles and corals. After which we will discuss how to add distant terrains, lighting effects and finally composition.

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Creating an Underwater Scene in Blender- Part 3

by Reynante Martinez | April 2010 | Open Source Web Development Web Graphics & Video

Packt are due to launch a new Open Source brand, into which future Blender titles will be published. For more information on that launch, look here.

In this article series by Reynante Martinez, we will learn how to go about creating a underwater scene from scratch. We will begin by creating the terrain for the underwater environment. In the sequel of the article, we will learn how to add vegetation, pebbles and corals. After which we will discuss how to add distant terrains, lighting effects and finally composition.

Read Creating an Underwater Scene in Blender- Part 2 here.

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Author Podcast - Bob Griesemer on Oracle Warehouse Builder 11g

by Bob Griesemer | April 2010 | Enterprise Articles Oracle

Listen to Bob Griesemer, author of Oracle Warehouse Builder 11g: Getting Started, speaking with Dain Hansen, Director of Product Marketing for Oracle Fusion Middleware, about his book, data integration, and the benefits of Oracle Warehouse Builder 11g in data warehouses.

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The Reasoning Behind Packt's Brand Launch

by | April 2010 | Enterprise Articles Open Source

You are probably already aware of the fact that Packt is set to launch two new brands, Packt Enterprise and Packt Open Source, in the coming weeks. You may even have read about it on our blog or in a previous news piece. This article will offer a slightly more in-depth look at what the brand launch will mean, and why we are doing it.

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Measuring SOA Complexity

by Michael Havey | April 2010 | SOA

This article by Michael Havey, author of SOA Cookbook, presents a formula for scoring SOA processes on complexity. We position complexity analysis as an important step in design oversight and governance. The approach we consider allows the governance team to rate each process as red, yellow, or green and to flag reds for rework. Intuitively, the 'complexity' of a process is the amount of branching or nesting in its graph. Flat form, scores well on complexity because it avoids excessive branching. Naïve processes score poorly. Our scoring method is a variant of McCabe cyclomatic complexity.

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