Friday, September 26, 2008
Adobe webcast a launch tour and product videos of several applications in the upcoming release of CS4. Clearly it shows progress. How important will depend on how the new features impact your workflow, and whether they've added something you need. Photoshop CS3 has the ability to read a 3DS file. There are other 3D paint tools out there much more mature and effective. Yet Adobe shows interest in expanding capabilities in these areas. I'll need to see it before I comment. But take a look at the videos.
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Mark Gerhard was my 3DS Max teacher, one who wrote many of the Max product tutorials, who in his spare time is also an accomplished sculptor and musician. And a good friend.
Mark has been writing this 3DS Max blog for the last few years. It's full of advice, tips and tricks. So take a read.
Monday, September 08, 2008
Autodesk streamed much of its SIGGRAPH 2008 presentation to The Area this year, including the User Group meeting. They announced several new products, including Mudbox 2009m, Motion Builder 2009, Toxik and Maya 2009. They have now posted the video of that stream. Take a look -- it's in pieces.
Wednesday, September 03, 2008
Gigapan is a process developed by NASA Ames that combines photos into a highly detailed composite that allows incredible zooming and panning across its generated panoramas. These panoramas may be photographed with a standard digital camera. But consider the size: a digital camera taking a shot with resolution of 2000 x 3000 is 6,000,000 pixels, or a 6 megapixel image. Here we are talking about images at least 200 times that size. At this resolution, information not visible from the macro view emerges by zooming in. Take a look at this site.