08:21:00 pm , Categories: 3D Programs

Text Edge Pro

Link: http://eyedesyn.com/2013/07/02/text-edge-fx-pro-bevel-kit-for-cinema-4d/

Text Edge Pro is a must have tool for anyone who works with 3D type or logos inside of Cinema 4D.  This is a preset that creates brilliant looking text and logos super fast, perfect for broadcast, movie trailers, print, or any workflow that requires creating beautiful 3D text.  With it you can add custom outer, inner bevels, and edges to any text that goes above and beyond the stock bevel options in C4D.  The best part?  It's non-destructive!  What does that mean?  Develop your text bevel look and you easily edit it, change the font or text just like you would with the MoText object while keeping the bevel intact making iteration a breeze!  Along with applying bevels on your type, you can also put bevels on any spline shape you bring in, whether it be a logo made in Adobe Illustrator or a spline shape made directly in Cinema 4D.

 

Version Compatibility & Cinema 4D Lite

Text Edge Pro requires Cinema 4D R12 (Broadcast or Studio version) and above.  Text Edge Pro is fully compatible with R13 (Broadcast or Studio version) and above including Cinema 4D Lite meaning you can create gorgeous text for use in Adobe After Effects CC.  NOTE: Preset scene files require Broadcast or Studio version.

Feature List

Built in Mograph & dynamics.
Cinema 4D Lite compatible.
Over 50 Text Edge Pro preset scene files
Over 50 materials
Over 20 HDRIs
Non destructive, easily change the letters or font while keeping your custom bevel look in tact making iteration a breeze
Text field input automatically updates TEFX layer name
Low rez proxy option to speed up viewport scene when working with mograph & dynamics
Full text alignment options for use with Mograph Effectors
Option to have back bevel mirror front bevel
Editable capping & fillet edges
Over 15 custom inner bevel splines included
Ability to use your own custom bevels
Simple & intuitive interface & controls
Rebuilt from the bottom up for improved speed
Frequent free updates

 

Visit Eyedesyn.com Your home for Cinema 4D tutorials & resources!

  10:29:00 am , Categories: Macintosh OS X Tips

FTP from your Mac OS X

Link: http://osxdaily.com

For the ones with Mac OS X already installed or those of us that had no clue this was possible....you can 'FTP' to  your server right from your desktop. Easy as pie!

 Here are the steps to follow and understand. You can find many more tips and tricks at OSXDaily

 

'FTP' from your Mac

 If you want to test this out by connecting to a real server you can use ftp://ftp.mozilla.org and login as Guest.

1. From your Mac desktop hold down Command key+K to get the "Connect to Server" window or you can use the "GO" menu also.

2. Enter the address of the 'ftp server'  in the folowing format: ftp://ftp.the domain name inserted here (ftp://ftp.mozila.com).

3. To add to the "favorite Servers" for using often then click on the little + icon next to the "Server Address" field.

4. Click "Connect" and wait for the connection to the server.

5. In the next window enter your username and password issued by the host, or use "guest" if server allows annonymous connections then click "Connect" once more.

 

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If you wish to use a secured connection you will need to make the following modification to Use FTPS for Secured Connections:

To connect to a secured FTPS server you just need to change the prefix from ftp:// to ftps://. This is depending on the remote server having SSL support which most generally do. See the accompanying image.

 


FTPS vs SFTP

You need to keep in mind that FTPS and SFTP are two different animals. FTPS is a secure SSL-FTP while SFTP uses the SSH protocol...just like the ones that offer Remote Access. FTPS connections are supported by OS X's built in 'FTP' functionality while SFTP  through SSH is NOT accessible through the same "Connect to Server" menu.

No matter since OS X does include a native SFTP client also accessible through Terminal by typing "sftp username@host".

 

 

Navigating and Transferring your files with FTP/FTPS

As soon as you get connected to the 'FTP' server you will be able to start browsing the remote end, just like any folder already existing on your computer as easily as drag/drop. Browse your computer for the item you want to upload and drag/drop it into the area you want it to be on the serve. Do the same thing to download the items from your server to your computer, just choose the file/folder from the server, drag/drop it into the selected area on your Mac.

You will see the a mini Finder window that you can expand by pulling down the "view" menu and choosing to show the toolbar. The big benefit to expanding it is that you can get the forward and back arrows for navigation for sorting, browsing the 'FTP' server by icon, name, date, lists and other search functions.

This 'FTP' feature seems to have been around since the earlist days of OS X and can still be found in the latest versions.  Easy to use and right from your desktop is grand however, this is not as developed as the thrid party clients are with all their whistles and bells. It can do very nicely in a tight pinch. Quick and easy but if you do need more advanced features then you can get Transmit, Cyberduck or Filezilla, they integrate with other applications too.

If you set your titlebars to show the full path will get you the results you see in the second image. All images are copyrighted to osxdaily.com

  03:04:00 pm , Categories: Tutorials, Poser Tutorials

Free Webinar for Poser: How to Build Basic Material Shaders in Poser 3D

Link: http://my.smithmicro.com/poser-webinars.html

 

 

 

 How to Build Basic Material Shaders in Poser 3D 

Join Steve Cooper and Stefan Werner in this 1-hour webinar as they show you how to build basic material shaders like metal, glass, plastic, wax, skin and hair for use on your Poser characters and props. Developing this skill will enable you to create your own unique materials to keep in your library and give you the ability to customize your next project to your exact specs. At the end of the webinar will have a brief Q & A session where you will have the opportunity to ask questions.

 

Webinar Presented By: Steve Cooper and Stefan Werner

Date:  Thursday, March 20, 2014
Time:  3:00PM PDT
Duration:  1 Hour
Software:  Poser

 

Join Steve Cooper and Stefan Werner in this 1-hour webinar as they show you how to build basic material shaders like metal, glass, plastic, wax, skin and hair for use on your Poser characters and props.


Developing this skill will enable you to create your own unique materials to keep in your library and give you the ability to customize your next project to your exact specs. At the end of the webinar will have a brief Q & A session where you will have the opportunity to ask questions.

 
 

  08:11:00 pm , Categories: Fantasies Realm Market

DragonRose Line: Absinthe Vertae

Link: http://fantasiesrealm.com/market/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=138_323&products_id=1206

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Absinthe Veritae Set

Absinthe Veritae - the Real Thing

In it's days of glory this legendary spirit was consumed by the great artists, poets, thinkers and the 'bohemian crowd' of European and American society.  Absinthe is often referred to poetically as 'the Green Fairy' or la fée verte. Recall a scene in Copolla's "Dracula", where the Count introduces Mina to the 'magic' of the Green Fairy.

Highly exaggerated myths of it's dangerous properties and harmful effects grew to prominence in the late 19th century, causing it to be banned for many decades. Now, the Green Fairy is back! And she's here for you, the artists and poets of today in this lovely, highly detailed set of bottled Absinthes and paraphernalia. Fire up your imagination. Let it fly free! Create new myths and legends about her in your renders and stories.

This set is proudly brought to you by Dragon Rose Studios, a combined project from Sidhe Rose Graphics and dRaCX.

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Items from this set may be used in both commercial and non-commercial renders. Please see the READ-ME file for usage particulars.

NOTE: Worried about render time with all this glass and metal? Banish the thought! The textures in this product render fast and look great!

 

1 - Absinthe Bottle - opened

1 - Absinthe Bottle - corked

1 - Absinthe Bottle - sealed

5 - Hand-painted Labels

7 - Bottleneck foils

1 - Cork

1 - Wax Seal in 2 colors

4 - Unique Glass designs with Glass Contents

4 - Saucers for the Glasses

1 - Serving tray

2 - Styles of Sugar Plates

1 - Sugar Cup

1 - Absinthe Spoon style

Sugar Cubes parented to the Spoons and servers

Ice Cubes parented to Glass Contents

Many texture options in White, Black, Gold and Silver

 

The developers own the copyright and/or have the right to distribute all of the content

contained within this ZIP file.

  08:08:00 pm , Categories: Fantasies Realm Market

Black Phoenix Outfit

Link: http://fantasiesrealm.com/market/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=138_175&products_id=1205

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This super conforming fantasy outfit consists of a Top, Leggings and Cape and comes with 8 high resolution texture maps at 3000 x 3000 - Flame, Infinity, Ink, Ocean, Pearl, Royal, Violet and Willow as well as 6 coloured Mat pose files - Black, Blue, Brown, Green, Purple and Red.


The figures come with many of V4's Morph ++ morphs as well as Aiko 4's Aiko Body, Realistic, Stylized and Petite morphs and the Elite morphs Utopian, Sylph and Fantasia.

 

Required:

Poser 6+

Daz 3+

V4


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