Firefox Chromeless Fullscreen

This is a solution to get Firefox (Quantum) working chromeless in fullscreen from startup. This would be useful for setting up a browser for a kiosk. Create a userChrome.css file: https://www.howtogeek.com/334716/how-to-customize-firefoxs-user-interface-with-userchrome.css/ Paste this in to the css file: Useful to have installed for any other tweaks to the browser style… https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Tools/Browser_Toolbox Add this extension to […]

Smooth Shading in Blender / GLTF / THREE.JS MeshPhysicalMaterial

This is how you get smooth shading on your meshes from Blender -> GLTF -> THREE (with a MeshPhysicalMaterial)   1. Export your mesh with smooth shading toggled on in the object’s Tools -> Edit menu. 2. Make sure material.flatShading=false  is set on your material. 3. If you still have problems, see this https://github.com/mrdoob/three.js/issues/347

Fix timezone settings for PHP on Mac OSX El Capitan for Symfony

Symfony requires you to specify a date.timezone in the ini file. The problem is, Mac uses it’s own install of PHP, and you need to create directory structure it searches for the ini file… and a php.ini file. Here’s how you do it. 1. Open terminal 2. nano /Library/Server/Web/Config/php/php.ini 3. add line date.timezone = “Europe/London” […]

Hundreds of Thousands of Particles at 60 fps

Recently been getting to grips with Cinder, OpenGL and GLSL for a project. I managed to get close to a million particles drawing at around 60fps Here’s what I did to achieve this: Firstly I created a VBO mesh that contained randomly positioned vertices (each vertex represented a root particle position). Using VBO meshes mean […]