GIMP is a cross-platform image editor available for GNU/Linux, OS X, Windows and more operating systems. It is free software, you can change its source code and distribute your changes.
Whether you are a graphic designer, photographer, illustrator, or scientist, GIMP provides you with sophisticated tools to get your job done. You can further enhance your productivity with GIMP thanks to many customization options and 3rd party plugins.
Cineversity Training and Tools for Cinema 4D: The following series of definitions and articles covers technical and other terms used both within Cinema 4D, and those you may enounter in the use of other content creation applications and digital compositing applications. Full Glossary
An application based on Autodesk’s 3ds Max application used by professional computer graphics artists. Gmax is much more limited due to its singular intended use—game content creation. Infrequently used tools and features, or the ones completely unrelated to creating 3D game models, were removed (these include most, if not all of the more complex rendering, materials, shaders, physics simulation, some of the more advanced geometry tools, in addition to the rendering engine), leaving the core modeling, texturing, and basic animation rigging and keyframing capabilities. In 2005, the promotional freeware software was discontinued after version 1.2, but a licensed version is still available from Turbosquid com.
SketchUp Free is the easiest way to draw in 3D, now delivered in a web browser. Draw, orbit, push-pull: make anything you can imagine, however you envision it.
SketchUp There’s a reason SketchUp is synonymous with friendly and forgiving 3D modeling software: we don’t sacrifice usability for the sake of functionality. Start by drawing lines and shapes. Push and pull surfaces to turn them into 3D forms. Stretch, copy, rotate and paint to make anything you like.
CANVA Design Anywhere Publish Anywhere
Colour Want a color scheme that perfectly matches your favorite images? With Canva’s color palette generator, you can create color combinations in seconds. Simply upload a photo, and we’ll use the hues in the photo to create your palette.
See also under Typhography in this list.
With more creative options and real-time, no-render editing of all popular SD, HD and even 4K and HDR formats, EDIUS Pro 9 is THE most versatile and fastest nonlinear editing software available. EDIUS Pro 9 gives you real-time editing of multiple formats and frame rates all on the same timeline. That means you can edit faster… and make the time to be more creative.
Imaginate is a hardware-independent software package designed to allow high-level manipulation and animation of still images for video production. It comes on a single CD, is installed within minutes, and supports Windows Me, 2000 and XP Home and Professional.
The Shave and a Haircut plug-in for Maya by Joe Atler.
HDRI (High Dynamic Range Imaging) is a technology that expands the dynamic range of an image and shows details in both shadows and highlights. Dynamic Range is a range of brightness values that can be recorded on media (film, photographic plate, photographic paper) or on the matrix of a digital camera.
headus supplies a comprehensive range of 3D scanning products and services to the Entertainment, Industrial Design and Health Care industries in Australia and around the world.
We also develop software for the processing of 3D scan data (CySlice, PlyEdit and CySize) and more generally for anyone working with 3D meshes (UVLayout).
Use the menu options above to find out more about everything we do here at headus.
CySlice, with Headus 3D is a tool for the post-processing of dense polymeshes, allowing the user to fit simplified SUBD or quadmeshes over the top, and then displacement or normal maps can be extracted to capture the original dense mesh detail
HOLOGRAPHIC DISPLAY TECHNOLOGIES
Endeavor and Roddenberry Entertainment Leading Development of Original Content, with OTOY’s Real-Time Rendering and Light Field Lab’s Groundbreaking Holographic Display Technologies. Los Angeles & San Jose, CA (October 22, 2018) – OTOY, Inc and Light Field Lab, Inc, industry leaders in holographic rendering and display innovation, formally announce their partnership to deliver the industry’s first end-to-end holographic content creation to display ecosystem. The partnership will leverage Light Field Lab’s revolutionary headgear-free holographic displays and OTOY’s ORBX Technology, the industry’s first open source and royalty free format for rendering media and real time graphics on Light Field Lab’s holographic display panels.
IBM Scientists Find New Way to Shrink Transistors
GAME TUTOR GaTu
The 3D Art of Lee Griggs: Geological and Microbial Landscapes
Rohan Dalvi Creates:
Animator and trainer for the last 16 years, long time my primary tool was 3dsmax and vray for all of my projects. About five years ago I slowly and steadily started to shift towards Houdini. Now a days I use Houdini for almost all of my personal work. I primarily specialize in Lighting and rendering. On Vimeo
Infographics usually contains numbers about facts (e.g. 10,000 people fly into Australia via international airlines), and usually presents a series of facts to present a stance (e.g. the inforgraphics you linked about left vs right wing politics.)
Data Visualisation usually uses visual elements (area, colour, shape, direction, etc.) to compare and contrast within that data set to bring out details that were not obvious. For example, the economics income box chart you linked.
What’s the difference between an Infographic and a Data Visualisation?
Inkscape is professional quality vector graphics software which runs on Windows, Mac OS X and GNU/Linux. It is used by design professionals and hobbyists worldwide, for creating a wide variety of graphics such as illustrations, icons, logos, diagrams, maps and web graphics. Inkscape uses the W3C open standard SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) as its native format, and is free and open-source software.
Jahshaka is a platform used to developed high quality virtual reality environments. The latest version of the software, 3. 0, is currently in beta and is only supported for Windows 10, though future support for OS X and Linux is in the works.
Jahshaka Studio 0.7.3 Alpha Release
The industry leading open source VR authoring toolkit, Jahshaka, has released version 0.7.3 alpha for windows, OsX and Linux. This release is the final in the 0.7 branch and builds on the new foundation laid out in 0.6.0 for powerful dynamic assets and materials. It also introduces a physics engine, standalone player and integrated crypto-currency mining.
As a part of this release we have updated the branding for Jahshaka, to allow for the new apps that make up the ecosystem. Jahshaka is now Jahshaka Studio and is targeted at professionals and VR content creators. The standalone player is Jahshaka Player and will be targeted at consumers and explorers, and the miner is Jahshaka Miner.
Krita is a professional FREE and open source painting program. It is made by artists that want to see affordable art tools for everyone.
- concept art
- texture and matte painters
- illustrations and comics
Krita is a free and open-source raster graphics editor designed primarily for digital painting and animation purposes. It features OpenGL-accelerated canvas, colour management support, an advanced brush engine, non-destructive layers and masks (similar to Adobe Photoshop), group-based layer management, vector artwork support and switchable customisation profiles. It is written in Qt and runs on Windows and Unix-like OSes (including Linux and macOS).
also see Lighting and Rendering
The speed of light is torturously slow, and these 3 simple animations by a scientist at NASA prove it
A series of new animations by a NASA scientist show just how zippy — and also how torturously slow — the speed of light can be. Light speed is the fastest that any material object can travel through space. That is, of course, barring the existence of theoretical shortcuts in the fabric of space called wormholes (and the ability to go through them without being destroyed). In a perfectly empty vacuum, a particle of light, which is called a photon, can travel 186,282 miles per second (299,792 kilometers per second), or about 670.6 million mph (1.079 billion kilometers per hour). This is incredibly fast. However, light speed can be frustratingly slow if you’re trying to communicate with or reach other planets, especially any worlds beyond our solar system.
CREATIVE CRASH: This tutorial is about IES profiles use in Mental Ray
UNREAL ENGINE IES Light Profiles
VERTHEIM: Welcome to the exxential resource for all things 3DS Max, Photoshop and more for CGI students everywhere.Acuity Brands: Visual Photometric Tool Viewer
LightWave 3D is a 3D computer graphics program developed by NewTek. It has been used in films, television, motion graphics, digital matte painting, visual effects, video game development, product design, architectural visualizations, virtual production, music videos, pre-visualizations and advertising
Lightworks 2022. For all content creators
From the Vault: DOS-Based Lightworks System 2003
Igor Auzins (aka ‘Lightworks guru’) here in 2003 with DOS based Lightworks (or was it a Heavyworks?) at Island Films in Balmain. Note the ‘film style’ controller and the very heavy Eizo 4×3 CRTs. The $100K+ system ran on a souped-up DOS 6 computer with ‘Towers’ of 3.6GB and 9.1GB drives costing about $10,000 each! Check out the current Lightworks.