Oliver Weissbarth Software Developer, 3D-Graphics Enthusiast

Photo or Computer graphics: The survey evaluation

In the past decade computer graphics have reached a level of realism that makes it hard to distinguish them from actual photos. That is obviously pretty cool. The technological advancements have enabled artists to create amazing artwork and realize their creative vision. We are now as close as never before to visualize anything you can […]

Running SparkMLib with native LAPACK and BLAS

When getting started with the Spark maschine learning library MLib you probably saw this warning in your console: WARN BLAS: Failed to load implementation from: com.github.fommil.netlib.NativeSystemBLAS WARN BLAS: Failed to load implementation from: com.github.fommil.netlib.NativeRefBLAS WARN LAPACK: Failed to load implementation from: com.github.fommil.netlib.NativeSystemLAPACK WARN LAPACK: Failed to load implementation from: com.github.fommil.netlib.NativeRefLAPACKIt gets thrown by “netlib-java”, a […]

Build php5.5 with fpm on ubuntu linux

In this article I’m gonna give a quick guide on building and installing php5.5 with FastCGI Process Manager on Linux. I did test it on Ubuntu 12.04 but it should work on nearly any Linux distribution out there.    Get the source-code  wget http://de2.php.net/distributions/php-5.5.10.tar.bz2 Extract and remove the archivetar xvjf php-5.5.10.tar.bz2 rm php-5.5.10.tar.bz2 cd php-5.5.10 […]

Staircase at Night

Hey guys, today I wanted to show you the latest addition to my portfolio: Details: – Moddeling in Blender – textures from cg-textures and my own (edited and tiled in Gimp) – Rendertime in Cycles 9 min + 1 min BlenderInternal for Volumetrics – Compositing in Blender Blender Version: 2.66.2 (svn) Gimp Version: 2.8.4   […]

Getting more fonts on Ubuntu

Hey  there,I recently try to install some more fonts on my Ubuntu System. Installing one single font is as easy as downloading it from somewhere and then clicking the install button, installing a mass of fonts is a little tricky as you don’t want to click on install for every single font.In this quick-tip I’m […]

Blender Workshop 2013

Earlier this year I was again invited to do a one week workshop on how to use Blender at a local high-school. So I had 5 days to teach Blender to about 15 students with little to no 3D experience. On the first 2½ days I thought the basics of what 3D-Graphics is and how […]

Impressions from Blender Conference 2012

This year I had the possbility to go to Blender Conference 2012 which is annual meetup of blenderusers and devolpers in Amsterdam. When I arrived in Amsterdam on friday moring I was very curios about what it would be like.  After seeing all the people at this year’s location “DeBalie” I knew that this was […]

Interior WIP

Hey guys. i’ve been working on a interior scene for some time now. It was inspired by the movie “carnage” which i liked a lot. If you haven’t seen it yet, check it out.   I now finished the moddeling in my scene and started doing the Textures. This is how it looks now:   […]

Installation of Gimp 2.8 on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

Hi guys, Gimp 2.8 stable was officially released. To install it on a Ubuntu 12.04 you will need to install the same packages as for the RC. If you already used the release canidate of 2.8 installing will be as easy as downloading the source from ftp://ftp.gimp.org/pub/gimp/v2.8/ and running: ./configure make sudo make install If you […]


Hello guys, i’m recently doing some VFX-stuff for a shortfilm project. While the project is in preproduction i’m testing out how to create different effects. Today i trieded to make some “hellfire” as called in the script. I wanted it to look different from real fire. These are my tests sofar: