Space Related Sitestop
The official site of the Government agency doing more with less than ever before. If you want
to go into space in your lifetime, these are the guys who are going to take you there.
Space Telescope Science Institute
This is the official web site for the Hubble Space Telescope. Though there have been problems
with this originally myopic telescope, the images coming back are nothing less than outstanding.
The International Space Station
The International Space Station is the next step to the stars. This site has everything
(almost) that you would want to know about it.
The Lunar Prospector
The Lunar Prospector site is a web site devoted to our nearest neighbor, Luna. This site
covers not just US exploration of Luna, but Russia, Japan and European expeditions as well. Definitely
a content heavy site.
Entertainment Related Sites (or what I do on a slow sunday afternoon)top
Babylon 5 official web site
This site is the official Warner Brothers Babylon 5 web site. There is much good content
and information about the show in general.
The Lurkers Guide to Babylon 5
This web site is filled to overflowing with plot synopses, episode guides, spoiler pages,
cast information, and anything else you would want to know. I believe this to be one of the greatest fan
sites of any tv show I have ever seen.
The Great Machine
The Great Machine refers to the unfathomably complex machine that is entombed in the 'dead'
planet that Babylon 5 orbits, Epsilon 3. This site has more fan information and is presented as a 'real' web
site that you would find onboard the actual station. This is one of the more graphically intensive and
stunningly beautiful Babylon 5 sites I have seen yet.
Sonic Images Records
Sonic Images Records is the label under which the Babylon 5 Soundtracks and other works
by Christopher Franke are published. Franke's works range from TV and movie soundtracks to his most recent
release, "Transformation of Mind" where he supplies the background and ambient music for readings
by Deepak Chopra. Included on this site are sound clips
from his many albums as well as ordering information if your local record store doesn't carry his works.
Lightwave 3D Related Sites
Newtek Incorporated, headquartered in Topeka, Kansas, USA, is the company that has truly
brought a revolution to the computer graphics and television production industries. Their products, especially
Lightwave 3D, have made low budget, very high production value television effects possible. And no, I do not
work for them. :)
AGA Digital Studios.
AGA Digital Studios is run by Dan Ablan, author of the recently released Inside Lightwave
book by New Riders Publishing. AGA Digital Studios is a 3D production facility and authorized Newtek Training
The Lightwave Mailing List Contest
This site is the home of the Lightwave Mailing List rendering contest. Each month, there
is a new topic and new prizes. Contestants are voted upon by their peers.
The home page of David Hopkins. One of the more prolific writers of Lightwave help and tutorials
You'll find a gallery of some great Lightwave generated imagery and animations as well as a link to
Taming the Wave, a wonderful series
of articles and tutorials written by David for Lightwave 3D users. There are articles dating back to 1992 here!
Prem Subrahmanyam Graphic Design
Prem Subrahmanyam Graphic Design is responsible for two of the most useful and
powerful plugins for Lightwave to date. Surface Effectors and Relativity. Go to the site to check
them out and if you're a serious Lightwave animator, don't get caught without them.
The official home page of the #lightwave irc channel (EFNet). You've chatted with them,
you've quaked with them, you've been booted from the channel by them, now you can see the people behind
General 3D Related Sites
Viewpoint Datalabs is The place to go if you need that super detailed 3D model
complete with textures by tomorrow. Check them out.
Persistence of Vision
Persistence of Vision (aka POVRay) is a free multi-platform ray tracer. For those on a
budget, this program is a must. It's not very fast compared to some commercial products, and is by no
means an easy program to use, but it's feature set is considerable even compared to very high end commercial
packages and the price is right, Free.
The Graphic Artists Guild
This site (and the Guild in general) is one of the best business oriented web sites for
graphic artists and animators. The guild guidelines cover everything from contract negotiation to
salaries to spec prices.
Web Design Resources
The World Wide Web Consortium
The W3C organization is the group that designs and determines the standards for HTML.
If you ever wanted to know more than any human should know about HTML and it's development and uses,
then drop in on this site. Be warned, it's very content heavy and highly technical in nature.
The HTML Writers Guild
The HTML Writers Guild is a loose organization devoted to helping anyone from the barest beginner to the
most seasoned pro. This site has links to almost any HTML reference you would ever need and the mailing lists
available to guild members are invaluable.
Realm Graphics is a spectacular collection of free web icons, backgrounds, and other images for use
in your web design.
Digital Positions is a full service web development house. I currently work as a
contractor for DP, performing functions ranging from 3D Animation to CGI programming.
Ebytes Infosystems is a very talented web design and internet consulting firm. Their
site is rich in imagery with a very pleasing layout. Enjoy. I have worked with Ebytes Infosystems in
the capacity of programmer, consultant and graphic artist.
Bang Interactive, Inc
Bang Interactive is a small, but growing web design and multimedia company where I
worked until Januaray, 1998. My duties there included systems administration, project proposals,
3D graphic design, web design, and cgi programming and development.
Other Sites of Noteworthiness.
This site is home of Boondock Web Design, a very good up and coming Web site design firm. Browse this site for more
than information on web design, for it is a very content rich site with pages on everything from theatre to
fantasy artists to Native American concerns.
Amazon Books is the largest non-adult retailer on the web. They have millions of books
with reviews, cover art, and sometimes excerpts. You can even sign up to sell books through your web page
using their commerce servers. With a site like this, who needs a bookstore.
Barnes and Noble
In the spirit of fairness, I have listed the other major bookseller online.
I have not had any online dealings with Barnes and Noble, but have had wonderful times shopping
their stores in the flesh. Let me know your comments regarding this site.