Sunday, April 30, 2006

Tutorial: Page Turn

This Tutorial would teach you, how to turn a page in Maya, using Maya's skeleton setup.
You can download the completed scene file
PageTurnAnimation.rar. If you have knowledge, let others light their candles with it. -Winston Churchil Author: Prashanth VS Website: www.prashanthvfx.com Suggestions and feedbacks can be mailed to maya@prashanthvfx.com

Terragen 2 Pictures

Warning: all following pictures are done with an alpha version of Terragen 2. A lot of improvements will come with the final version. You can see other TGD alpha pictures dones by beta-testers team members: Olivier Cousinou, Markus Gann, Oshyan Greene and Karsten Keppel.

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Datel's 4GB HD for DS

April 25, 2006 - In the ongoing rivalry between the DS and PSP camps, PSP fans have long flaunted their handheld's media capabilities as a huge difference between the PSP and DS. The DS has been somewhat lacking in picture, video, and music playback for quite some time. Fortunately for DS fans, Datel has set out to change all that.
Announced just a few days ago, Datel's MAX Media Player for the Nintendo DS is a 4 GB hard drive unit that pops into the DS's GBA cartridge slot. A fully-featured media browser is built into the device, and when connected is able to launch MP3s, JPEGs, and videos on the DS screens.


Saturday, April 29, 2006

Highend Network announces fully hosted Tutorial System


This system allows any user who has text, screen shots, movies, or existing tutorials, to easily publish a multi page fully hosted tutorial on our sites within 5 minutes for free. The system uses our proprietary wysiwyg editor which allows users who know no html to easily create a formatted tutorial containing graphics, movies, and even scene files all hosted directly on our server. Users can also create a forum for every tutorial with just one click. A forum allows readers to share their ideas and create new conversations about the topics submitted.


Example video of how the system works:
/demomovies/tutorialsystem.html

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RiggingPRO for Softimage XSI

RiggingPRO is an advanced rigging training DVD for Softimage XSI. It features IK FK Blending, arm leg spine stretching, custom paramters, Automatic and Manual Twisting, color coding and much more.

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Lightwave 9.0 Demo Videos

New demos of Lightwave 9.0

Layout: Node Editor's Displacement Node Layout: Displacement Node and Adaptive Pixel Subdivision Layout: Vizier Layout: Displacement Maps from ZBrush

Most Popular Tutorials (CGTutorials.com)- 29-04-2006

Here some links of most popular tutorials on the net!

Learn to model the McLaren F1  The fastest car in the world   This tutorial will cover everything you will need to start modelling your 1st car in 3DS MAX  It is one of the best step by step tutorials I have seen

Modelling The McLaren F1 - Learn to model the McLaren F1 (The fastest car in the world). This tutorial...

Rated:**** with 4837 hits

 this tutorial covers everything you need to know about occlusion passes in 3 simplified parts

Occlusion pass guide - this tutorial covers everything you need to know about occlusion passes in...

Rated:**** with 4609 hits

Making of the ns5 robot from I robot movie  by Ajdin Barucija

Making of the NS5 robot from the film I Robot - Making of the ns5 robot from I robot movie, by Ajdin Barucija....

Rated:*** with 4258 hits

Alternative to Global Illumination and Final Gather

Ambient Occlusion - Alternative to Global Illumination and Final Gather ...

Rated:**** with 3872 hits










News from NewTek



Amazing work!

An agressive look that I develloped for the family's car Dacia Logan. Software used: 3d StudioMAX/Vray More pics on www.topart.ro


3D Kingdom goes CSS!

3D Kingdom has finally gotten a much needed facelift. Although the changes are minor on the surface, we have taken a huge step forward by abandoning tables and adopting CSS for the layout. We are still testing this. If you find anything suspicious, please contact hp at 3dkingdom dot org with any relevant information. Thank you, The 3D Kingdom.org Team



THE WORLD’S FIRST HIGH DYNAMIC RANGE VIDEO CONTEST

BrightSide Technologies invites you to join the world’s first High Dynamic Range Video Contest! We are looking for creative ideas for videos using the full capacity of HDR Technology to “Display The Real World”. Maybe it is a beautiful sunset at the beach, a cold winter evening in front of an open fire, or simply a walk through nature. Whatever it is, if your realization of the theme convinces us, your video will be presented at SIGGRAPH 2006 in Boston!
http://www.siggraph.org/s2006/index.php


The most beautiful CG girl #3 - CALL FOR ENTRIES

We would like to announce the call for entries for The most beautiful CG girl #3 voting. Send your 3D & 2D girls to us by these emails:
stryker@3dm3.com
OR
stryker.3dm@gmail.com


We will give interesting prizes to ALL participants from 3DM3

Note: It not competition. Here we admire the most beautiful 2d & 3d girls.
http://www.3dm3.com/competition/cggirls3/


Previous:
The most beautiful CG girl #1
The most beautiful CG girl #2



The most beautiful CG girl #3 - CALL FOR ENTRIES


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Friday, April 28, 2006

New Tutorial

In this tutorial I will try to cover everything you need to know about occlusion pass in 3 simplified parts. The first part is explains what an occlusion pass is and what its good for. The second part is all the technical info on how to make an occlusion pass.The third part explains how to use it.


WII, new name of nintendo revolution

Nintendo has officially announced the final name for its Revolution next-gen console, naming it the 'Wii'. According to its official Wii website, the new name for the console "represents the answer", and "will break down that wall that separates video game players from everybody else."

The site explains: "Wii sounds like "we," which emphasizes this console is for everyone. Wii can easily be remembered by people around the world, no matter what language they speak. No confusion. Wii has a distinctive "ii" spelling that symbolizes both the unique controllers and the image of people gathering to play."



Thursday, April 27, 2006

Google SketchUp Free

Download
SketchUp Home


Req:
  • Microsoft Windows® 2000, XP Home or Professional Editions
  • 600 MHz Pentium® III processor
  • 128 MB RAM
  • 80 MB of available hard-disk space
  • Video card that is 100% OpenGL compliant
  • Windows compatible pointing device
  • Microsoft® Internet Explorer 6.0 or higher
  • Windows® Media Player or QuickTime 5.0 and web browser for multimedia tutorial.
Recommended
  • 2 GHz Pentium® 4 processor or higher
  • 512 MB RAM
  • 3 button, scroll-wheel mouse



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Hexagon 2 Is Here!

Yes !the wait is over! DAZ Productions is very pleased to announce the immediate availability of the electronic download of its incredibly buzzworthy Hexagon 2 3D polygonal and subdivision modeling software! And for a limited time, Platinum Club members can purchase Hexagon 2 for just $1.99!