02:29:00 pm , Categories: 3D Programs

Alice Project

Link: http://www.alice.org/index.php

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Want to learn computer programming and yet not feel like a total dolt? This is just up your alley and even great for the kids to learn it also....

This is a free set of learning aids, an educational software where students learn computer programming in 3D! and yes it is FREE.

Alice is an innovative 3D programming environment that makes it easy to create an animation for telling a story, playing an interactive game, or a video to share on the web. Alice is a freely available teaching tool designed to be a student's first exposure to object-oriented programming. It allows students to learn fundamental programming concepts in the context of creating animated movies and simple video games. In Alice, 3-D objects (e.g., people, animals, and vehicles) populate a virtual world and students create a program to animate the objects.

In Alice's interactive interface, students drag and drop graphic tiles to create a program, where the instructions correspond to standard statements in a production oriented programming language, such as Java, C++, and C#. Alice allows students to immediately see how their animation programs run, enabling them to easily understand the relationship between the programming statements and the behavior of objects in their animation. By manipulating the objects in their virtual world, students gain experience with all the programming constructs typically taught in an introductory programming course.

 

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 Alice 2.x: For learning logical and computational thinking skills and fundamental principles of programming.


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Alice 3.x: Emphasis on object-oriented concepts and a full transition to the Java programming language.

 

Visit their site for the download links and also forresources/tips.

This gift is brought  to you by Free by Carnegie Mellon University.

  02:04:00 am , Categories: 3D Programs

PhotoZoom Pro 5

Link: http://www.benvista.com/photozoompro

BenVista PhotoZoom Pro 5 is world's number one software solution for enlarging and downsizing digital photos and graphics.

PhotoZoom Pro 5 not only creates larger images than any other software (up to 1 million by 1 million pixels), it also produces higher quality results. PhotoZoom Pro 5 is equipped with S-Spline Max, a unique, patented image resize technology which excels at preserving clean edges, sharpness, and fine details. Noisy, compressed originals can be enlarged successfully. Normally, noise and JPEG compression artifacts become disturbingly visible during enlargement. PhotoZoom Pro 5 however offers the tools to eliminate these distortions. You'll be amazed by the amount of detail PhotoZoom Pro 5 is able to dig up from below the mess.

Extremely easy to use, and comes with various pre-defined settings. These settings can be manually fine-tuned as well. Large quantities of images can be resized in one go, through batch processing. Multi-processor support, 64-bit support, and the new GPU acceleration included with PhotoZoom Pro 5 ensure reduced processing time. See examples here

PhotoZoom Pro 5 works both as a stand-alone application and as a plug-in for various host programs, such as Adobe® Photoshop®, Adobe® Photoshop® Elements, Corel® PHOTO-PAINT, and Corel® PaintShop Pro.

 

Easily isolate the area you wish to enlarge, then enlarge it without losing the quality. No jaggies, no blurring, always sharp and clear.

 



Optimized for both printing and on-screen purposes, PhotoZoom Pro 5 is an absolute must-have for anyone who wants to resize images at the highest possible quality.

 

BenVista's unique S-Spline Max technique is specialized in creating sharp, crisp clear, and true to nature image enlargements. Both strong edges and subtle details are being preserved efficiently. In addition, S-Spline Max is able to reconstruct the shapes of portrayed subjects in a very refined way, allowing them to keep looking natural in enlarged form.

PhotoZoom Pro 5 makes short work of notorious problems like jagged lines, halos, noise, and artifacts. With our new technology for reducing JPEG compression artifacts, you can create acceptable results even when you have compressed, low quality originals to start with. Click the example images below to see the difference that S-Spline Max makes.

PhotoZoom Pro 5 Requirements

    

PhotoZoom Pro 5 offers the latest generation of its exclusive, patented, award-winning S-Spline resize technology (S-Spline MAX) preserving more quality and detail than any other image enlargement method available.

PhotoZoom Pro excels in the preservation of clean edges, sharpness and fine image detail.

S-Spline MAX delivers you the most precise, natural looking enlargements achievable in the industry thanks to its ability to be able to reconstruct the shapes of portrayed subjects in a refined way so they remain looking realistic in an enlarged form.

PhotoZoom Pro 5 also offers fine tuning options for S-Spline Max settings allowing improved sharpness control and new technology for reducing JPEG compression artifact and noise.

Use on its own or as a plug in. Use autonomously or as a plugin for Adobe Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, Corel Paint Shop Pro and Corel Photo Paint making it a powerful, flexible addition to your photo post processing workflow.

  06:58:00 pm , Categories: Fantasies Realm Market

Rattlesnake Jake M4 --- New Native-American Hottie!

Link: http://fantasiesrealm.com/market/Poser-and-Daz/Character-Skins/Gen4-Male/Rattlesnake-Jake-for-M4

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RattleSnake Jake is an M4 morph created with Morphs++ by Sidhe Rose Graphics.

His body, genital and face skins are also customized by Sidhe Rose Graphics.

Jake's eyes and the Labret are made by Sidhe Rose Graphics.

Jake also comes with 6 (six) Light sets for Poser, plus one Bonus Light set.

Everything needed for Jake is included in this package.

NOTES
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1. Jake has a Skin Mat for Default Nails in case you decide to play with his nail color
   and you want to return it to the Default mat.

2. The set of Ambient Eyes are useful in low-light images. These shaders will make his
   eyes a bit lighter than the Normal set and glow slightly. If you do not desire that
   effect, then simply use the Normal Eye mats.

3. Because of Jake's body morphs, there will be a *very slight* gap between his Genital
   mat and his body. However, this is only seen if you are zoomed-in tightly on the
   genital region. This gap is not visible in most side renders or at all in straight-on
   renders.

4. For BEST RENDER RESULTS, please use the Render Settings provided as a .jpg in this
   ReadMe folder and render at at least 200 dpi.

System requirements:
 Poser 5+
 Michael 4 and Morphs++
PC and Mac Compatible


Tested on pc in Poser 8, Poser Pro 2010, Poser Pro 2012 and
Poser Pro 2014.

It has not been tested in any DAZ Studio version, and was not made
for DAZ Studio. D|S support is not included with him.

Tested on Mac Poser 9-10

Jake is Native-American and his skin is intentionally a little dark. Any changes to
the Diffuse color of his skin mats (like setting it to White (255,255,255)) will
alter his skin color. It is not advised.

  06:28:00 pm , Categories: Tutorials, Resources

Packt is 10 years old and they are celebrating with you!

Link: http://goo.gl/Hnk4GX

 

Sorry for the lateness in telling you all about this but I just now --- myself --- found out about the sale.

This month marks 10 years since we embarked on our mission to deliver effective learning and information services to IT professionals. To celebrate this huge milestone, we are offering ALL of our eBooks and Videos at just $10 each for 10 days – this promotion covers every title and you can stock up on as many copies as you like until July 5th

If you’ve already tried a Packt title in the past, you’ll know this is a great opportunity to explore what’s new and maintain your personal and professional development. If you’re new to Packt, then now is the time to try our extensive range – we’re confident that in our 2000+ titles you’ll find the knowledge you really need , whether that’s specific learning on an emerging technology or the key skills to keep you ahead of the competition in more established tech. To get you started, we’ve put together 20 of our latest and greatest titles for you to pick up right here. But don’t forget, you can get ANY eBook or Video for $10 in this offer – browse all our categories at the bottom of thier linked page.

All of their e-books are filled with information yet not the kind that you fall asleep with. It is clear and concise information to help you master your program. If only I could get my Daz program to behave with my computers I would surely grab their guide to it.

Here is a list of titles they offer, go take a look and take advantage of this great offer, while it lasts!

Application Development | Big Data and Business Intelligence | Business Skills | CMS and eCommerce | Enterprise Products and Platforms | Game Development | Instant | Mobile Application Development | Networking and Servers | Other | Video | Virtualization and Cloud | Web Development

 

  08:21:00 am , Categories: Fantasies Realm Market

Kenzi V4

Link: http://fantasiesrealm.com/market/-Designers/The-Laughing-Lion-Studios/Kenzi-V4

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We are proud to announce that Kenzi is finally finished and ready to hop right into your hearts and your runtimes too. Kenzi is a jewel to work with. She has many options and is just cute as a button. She looks cute as a human girl, but even cuter as a mischievious little elf or fairy. Her cute smile using the gapped teeth morph is just adorable. We hope you love her as much as we do and would love to hear your comments and see some of your artwork.

Includes:

2 Default Mats- Normal and SSS
4 Eye Colors- Normal and SSS
8 Makeups- Normal and SSS
1 Fantasy Makeup- Normal and SSS
1 Makeup Off- Normal and SSS
8 Nail Colors1 Slit pupil INJ/REM
2 Head INJ/REM
2 Body INJ/REM
1 Elf Ear INJ/REM
1 Spaced Teeth INJ/REM
1 Eye Open/Closed Morph
1 Custom Genital Morph
1 Custom Nipple Morph
3 Nail Length for Elf and Human Nails
8 Nail Colors
8 Custom Expressions

All Makeups come with and without liner!

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System Requirements:

PC and Mac Compatible
Poser 6+ for Normal Shaders
Poser 9+ for SSS Shaders

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Needed Files:

V4.2 Base at Daz3d.com
V4.2 ++ Morphs at Daz3d.com


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