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Post by Pinko5 » Sat May 31, 2008 3:56 pm

useful tnx CTZn
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Post by Wedge » Sun Jun 01, 2008 8:32 am

nVidia Gelato 2.2 Pro was recently released as free. Someone has a Blender exporter for Gelato in the nVidia forums. I tried Gelato a long time ago when they had a free version but I could not understand how it all worked. :) You need a nVidia card to use it. The Pro version says Quadro cards are supported but I know geForce cards were supported in earlier free versions of Gelato. (not sure if they have support for all features)

Here is a nVidia forum link and page link:
http://forums.nvidia.com/index.php?showforum=5
http://www.nvidia.com/page/gz_home.html
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Post by tungee » Thu Jul 31, 2008 9:49 am

Image analyzer
www.meesoft.com
Very good free image enhancing with straitforward alghorithms and plugins(noise reduction deblur etc.)
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Post by CTZn » Sun Jan 04, 2009 6:05 am

IES Generator !

http://www.vrayforc4d.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=501

V3 (third post) is more artist friendly, v4 can generate results that Indigo would reject if you draw above the middle point.

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Post by xrok1 » Mon Feb 02, 2009 6:01 pm

this should really be sticky. its invaluable.

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Post by manitwo » Mon Feb 16, 2009 11:45 pm

Really neat program ....

Arcimbolder:
http://www.romancortes.com/blog/arcimbolder/

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Post by mrmoose » Tue Feb 17, 2009 10:55 pm

manitwo wrote:Really neat program ....

Arcimbolder:
http://www.romancortes.com/blog/arcimbolder/
That's very funny!!! :shock:

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Post by neo0. » Mon Apr 06, 2009 2:43 pm

Wings 3D is free, but should be skipped at all costs. That program is aweful.

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Post by kellpossible » Mon Apr 06, 2009 3:43 pm

it's awful for beginners but Can be a really useful tool, just can't seem to get it to work on ubuntu so I'm restricted to using it with windows xp, which is horrendously slow on my laptop.

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Post by tungee » Tue Apr 07, 2009 5:31 am

Wings3d is my absolute Favourite in free Programms.
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Post by tungee » Tue Apr 07, 2009 5:33 am

Music has the right to children!

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Post by eulgrand » Tue Apr 07, 2009 6:34 am

Wings is great. What I manage to get out of it is awful...

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Post by neo0. » Tue Apr 07, 2009 3:13 pm

I still get stuck using it every now and then and it never ceases to amaze me just how outdated and stuck in the past it is. I mean, take the text tool for examples
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The text tool is fairly common and most modelling packages give you a simple photoshop style list of fonts to choose from, with a previews of each to help you make more informed decisions. Not wings. You have manually browse for the font file. Can you say 1995? Most packages also allow you to adjust the font properties interactively, in real time (kerning, spacing, etc.) Not wings. If you make one mistake, because of the linear workflow, you have to hit undo and try it again. That's what bugs me alot about Wings workflow, it's undo-button based. You make a mistake, whoops, undo and try it again. Other modelling apps have tool options that allow you to choose how the tools effects are applied.

As if this couldn't get any more unbelievable, previous iterations made you manually type the path to the font file. Oh god, it's true. We do live in 1995.

Wings 3D is also quite possibly the slowest modeller in existence. Noticeable slowdowns occur after 10,000. Polies. I mean, what can you do with that many? A few objects?

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Post by neo0. » Tue Apr 07, 2009 4:55 pm

tungee wrote:http://structuresynth.sourceforge.net/

Look to this!
Looks like a neat concept, but a little hard to learn..

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