Dear Diary : Day 7 ( Individual GUI Component Rotation in Unity3D )

Finally a somewhat productive day! I did some work on my project and what can I say it was a success. So I thought like this, if I get to know something cool, will add along the Dear Diary post series without making any new posts. I'm lazy what can I say :)

Lot of people have searched in Unity forums how to change rotation of individual GUI elements in Unity3D. Most of answers are using custom shaders and changing Matrix to do that. Well there's an easier way. Change the GUIUtility factors. Then they will be global to every GUI elements and every element would start to rotate. Now the fix is easy. You don't have to use complex matrix calculations.

1) In whatever the function ( in my case OnGUI() ) used to drive the code, execute the rotating ones first and then re rotate the Global GUIUtility factor by multiplying (-1).
2) use different script files for each GUI element.

And I decided not to do the skeleton build. I'm going to put a hold for that for now. Just because I'm broke. My HDD and CPU cooler are failing so I need to buy them asap. So no money to waste on metal strips and paints it seems. May be another time. And need to buy a keyboard too. From the day my asshole relative liquid damaged my DAS Model S, I've been using a Logitech wireless rubber dome keyboard. Now that one of my good friends revived my feeling for a mechanical keyboard, I think it's time to get one again. I guess I'll go with the Cooler Master Quick fire rapid. Because it's made by Filco which is one of the best mechanical keyboard makers in the world!

Nothing much for the day. Me out :)

Dear Diary : Day 6

Today was exhausting! I finished watching an entire TV series in one day. The Tomorrow People, very nice story. I always had a thing for genetics based stories. Real nice. Shame it has no any sequel. Another day wasted!

Anyway I'm planing to buy metal stripes for my DIY open air bench PC case. I already ordered PCI express extender cables. Need ti buy two decent wood boards and nut/bolts for tighten them up. And rubber sheets too. This is going to be awesome and my mind just sings for that :D

I'm going to get some sleep. Eyes are like burning :D

Dear Diary : Day 5

Well I didn't do much today. But most importantly I did two things. There is some poster presentation for our research project, so that poster is finished. And I designed blue prints for my case! Yes. new computer case. Actually it's not a case, it's a skeleton. I always wanted to do a open bench pc just because it needs very low amount of fans and it runs cooler than any case with good air flow. Why spend $180 on a Corsair Obsidian 750D when you can get same performance with less fans and less noise? As for the estimation the skeleton build will cost around $50. It's not so cheap compared to available cases in the market. For an instance Corsair 230T and Cooler Master 600 something are just 60$. And man that Corsair 230T is just frikking awesome! Just pure sex to eyes at that price point.

Anyway I saw this in a youtube video by newegg. I'm planning to do the same thing with a different style. I will add 2 step boards for Optical drives and another rail for power and other switches. So it's going to be somewhat different. Going to paint it black. And rubber sheilds everywhere I can possibly put.

There are some flaws in this rig because this was focused on a mining computer and not for an everyday computer. So I'm going to fix that by using thin rubber layers at fittings and under the boards to stop vibrations. It will work imho.

I sometimes wonder if I'm the only with sound intolerance. Seriously people don't want dead silent computers? Because most computers I see are like frikkin jet machines! LOL

Dear Diary : Day 4

Today sucked! And it was expected to be. Finished half of mid exams and other half in two weeks. So the hell are going to study on the next day :D So the only thing did was playing Alan Wake and Dota 2 for like 12 hours from the morning. About 9pm my head was spinning. Alan Wake is so amazing and I wonder why I didn't get it to play before.

Alan wake is super awesome. For a 2012 game it has the best graphics I've seen. At the efficiency per graphics output this game delivers, I think ubisoft should be ashamed of their sucked ass Watch Dogs. Everything from vehicles to mountain scenarios looks so awesome. Mind you that this is a 2012 game. I'm so excited to finish this game. But I'm long way from that for now :D

And tomorrow I'm going to take measures for my rig build. I'm going to make a open air chassy. And let's see how it will go.

Have to complete my project. I won't be able to integrate CUDA in to that at this rate of developing. I'm so sad about that. At least should finish the project though. I'm so sad about that :( And there are no very large data sets in it. Part of my mind says CUDA will actually slow it down due to the memory transfer time due to Unity's slow ass responsive.

See you later folks :)

Dear Diary : Day 3

Okay there are 2 main things for today. Boring and exhausting day. Had lectures all day long :(

1) I didn't buy a cooler
2) I suck!

Well yeah I didn't really buy the damn cooler because I'm going to disassemble all components and re-seat everything again from CPU heat sink to everything with rubber dampers. There is no real need to invest on a cooler when my boxed cooler is enough for my unclockable i7 4770.. I'll give that a try and buy a cooler if that doesn't go well.

And next I suck. I installed Dota 2 again. I'm a horrible person and I'm going to be wasted and hate my life in upcoming years. Period!

Btw this is from a match I spec'd today. This guy who played "Tinker" was so badass! :D Having a presentation and an online exam tomorrow. Didn't study yet. Fingers crossed! O.o