FireFly Remover (beta)
This is a program to remove hot pixels from 3D renders (Also known as fireflies).About the program
The use of complex materials / subsurface scattering / indirect lighting can result in odd bright or dark pixels. This programs allows you to choose a hot-pixel colour (with a tolerance level), it will then replace the pixels with an average of its surrounding pixels. Unlike generic denoisers it will not affect any pixels that are not identified as a firefly. What is classed as a firefly can be adjusted with the sliders underneath the image.
If your fireflies are all similar in colour, the manual firely selection will work best. The program will only affect pixels of that colour, with a tolerance plus or minus the amount on the sliders.
The Auto-detect firefly may work better with multi coloured fireflies, it will attempt to fix any pixel that is significantly different from its surrounding pixels.
By default only the visible (zoomed) area will be processed, this is useful for quickly assessing the correct tolerances.
This is a beta version and it's a bit rough around the edges, but even so it appears to work well with Maxwell-Render renders.
Download Firefly v0.9
When you hover your mouse over the taskbar a little window pops up to show you the program (Aero Peek), well this program sets the size of that popup.
Download Peeksize V1.00
Random is a random-number-file generator. Allows numerous different algorithms to be used, an a couple of distributions. Also allows some analysis and visualisation of the resultant file.
Latest version adds several new random number routines, and a more in depth analysis of the random files generated.
Download Random.exe v 1.5 [1.7 MB last modded 2010-03-12]
Datecopy is a command line program for copying all the files modified today (or within a specified number of days) to another folder. Useful for batch backups or batch uploads.
datecopy <params> <file mask> source dest
datecopy -t *.jpg c:\temp1 c:\temp2 (would copy all jpg’s modified today from c:\temp1 to c:\temp2)
datecopy 0.04 *.jpg “c:\Biz\” “d:\backups\biz” (backs up all jpgs modified in the past hour)
see datecopy -? for help
Download datecopy.exe [700k Last modded 2010-03-10]
Techinfo – Scientific data tables. More interesting than it sounds, really.
Constants, data tables and formulae from the areas of Chemistry, Physics, Astronomy, Mathematics, and Geography.
Has an Inbuilt calculator, moon phase tool and other scientific trivia. Not currently maintained.
This program uses an old version of Delphi, and is no longer maintained.
Download Techinfo (700 Kb).
NT/XP Filemonitor – A file monitor for NT (duh), and all modern versions of windows. Allows the inclusion or exclusion of files / file types, and reporting on what has happened. Useful for watching installs, and generally what is happening on your system. You can also watch the file activity on other NT machines on your network. Screenshot
Download NTFilemon (260k)
Wintail – Sometimes you need to look at a very large text file, (like the 1GB log files on some systems) This program reads the last however many Mbytes of the file without creating a 1 GB swap file.
Download Wintail (250k)
Really Really Old Programs
Colour Theme Helper – Catchy name or what.
I developed this program because I was fed up with having 50 shades of blue on a website I was developing. This program allows you to choose one colour (hue) and pick lighter/darker, more or less saturated etc. Gives that values in HSB, RGB and HEX for insertion into webpages.
This is an old program, there are better ones out there now.
Download Colour Theme Helper 1.0b(500k)