Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Membranes24.com - Online form finding

Membranes24.com - Online form finding

Content Devs take note: 64-bit mobile processor implications

Content Devs take note:


"Mobile devices will be able decode and wirelessly transmit 4K video
at a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels with an integrated H.265
hardware decoder, Qualcomm said. The H.265 codec is one of two major
4K video formats available today alongside Google’s VP9. The 4K video
can be transmitted from smartphones and tablets to other devices like
TVs that support the Miracast wireless streaming standard.

"The graphics engine will able to render 2560 x 1600 video, and
support tools such as DirectX 11.2 that are used in the latest mobile
games. It will also support programming tools such as OpenGL ES3.0 and
OpenCL, so demanding tasks can be off-loaded from CPUs to graphics
processors. The graphics engine, called Adreno 405, also has features
to improve video effects in games."

Monday, 17 February 2014

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Snobbery against users of Poser / DAZ Studio software

Some professional artists still laugh derisively at users of Smith Micro's Poser software (include users of DAZ Studio for the sake of this discussion).

Main reason is that one doesn't show rendered art in one's portfolio, that contains canned content from other creators.  Sure, you can model and rig and texture your own stuff for use inside Poser.

Many users don't, for various reasons: wish to focus on the final artwork, do not know how to model in 3D, deadline looming, etc.

But wait.

Let's peek at the world of music and sounds.  Sure, you can synthesize digital sounds or record analogue sounds, then assemble them in your multitracker and voila, music - much of which tends to be of the dub electronica ilk. Some of these tracks sound awful, others are huge lounge party hits.

And there are many compilations of sounds for professional DJs and musicians to buy and use in their songs or remixes.  Just like Poser users who buy 3rd-party content for their art.

Wake up, digital artist snobs.  Make the comparison and connection.  Re-imagine Poser users as digital art DJs.

Of course, talent and skill levels vary, which account for the range of quality in Poser rendered art.  But show more lurve, people, show more lurve.

Wednesday, 5 February 2014

LoRes Jutsu FX Prop for Poser

More old 3D creations I dug up and finalised for use inside Poser.  This time it's a low-resolution jutsu special effects prop, suitable for those anime scenes.  ( Release will be announced later)

Some poseability, but you'll need to manage the transparency option manually (I am not bothering to create a MAT PZ2 for that, because it's so simple to set the spikes to 100 per cent transparent).

Video Preview also available at my YouTube account: