12:33:00 am , Categories: 3D Programs

PhotoZoom Pro 5

This program gives you the ability to enlarge your images/photos without distortion and improved sharpness control. It helps preserve the detail, excelling in preserving those clean edges, sharpness and fine image detail.

It has fine tuning options for S-Spline Max settings allowing you improved sharpness control and a new technology for reducing JPEG compression artifact and noise. You can use this  on its own or as an Adobe Photoshop plugin, Photoshop Elements, Corel PainShopPro or Corel Photo Paint. 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.

PhotoZoom Pro 5 is extremely easy to use, and comes with various pre-defined settings. These settings can be manually fine-tuned as well. You can even put together your own resize profiles: compilations of your favorite resize method and size settings, which can be selected with a single click. When you often use the same settings, resize profiles will streamline your workflow.

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. System Requirements

Features:

  • The latest S-Spline interpolation algorithms

  • Higher quality image enlargements & higher quality downsizing

  • Various presets for different types of images

  • Advanced fine-tuning tools: create your own presets and resize profiles

  • Reduces (JPEG) compression artifacts and noise from low quality originals

  • Batch processing

  • Multi-processor support and GPU acceleration

  • Powerful crop tool

  • Works as stand-alone application

  • Works as a plug-in for Adobe® Photoshop®, Adobe® Photoshop® Elements, Corel® PHOTO-PAINT, and Corel® PaintShop Pro

  • Extreme enlargements: up to 1 million by 1 million pixels!

  • Extensive support for high-end images

  • Compatible with the latest versions of Windows, Mac, and Adobe Photoshop (all 64-bit & 32-bit)
  01:06:00 am , Categories: 3D Programs

PD Artist aka Project Dogwaffle

There are many things possible with PD Artist, with filters and special FX and various brushes.

Here's a good recent screenshot

But there are many more even all the way back to the first Artist edition of PD, going back to v3:
http://www.thebest3d.com/pda/gallery.html

PD Artist is a subset of its big brother, PD Howler, which also supports animation oriented features, such as painting with video on video, or animating the effects of many filters. Even the 3D Terrain style filter that takes an image as an elevation map.

 

You'll see many more images and animations in the PD Howler section on the site. http://thebest3d.com/howler/ .

 

We are currently developing version 9 which is expected in September. It will include Puppy Ray, our own RayTracer:
http://www.thebest3d.com/howler/9/index.html

  12:29:00 am , Categories: 3D Programs, Resources

3D Printing has come a long way!

 We all know what creators can do with animation and 3d characters in movies and such but have you heard how far along the 3D Printing aspect has come. It has ventured from just 3d modelling to making a 3d item that can be used.

You can go to the links provided to read the entire article.

London Designer’s Bone-Inspired 3D Printed Pumps

(ShowtimeArts/ChaeminHong) London based footwear designer Chaemin Hong used 3D printing in the design of her A/W 2013-14 collection inspired from animal’s bone. The collection consists of 10 different styles.

Concept
Humankind is at the top of the food chain. The moment that human beings climb up to the top of that pyramid, they act as if they are completed unrelated to the food chain pyramid. Human beings observe the animals in the natural state on TV, and watch the animals’ survival instinct as if they are surprised. Bones of the animals, sources of protein, that were thrown away leave behind animal form. It is not like the animals disappeared: Instead, they were merely dismantled. When the bones re-combine to formulate a new form to create yet another creation, I wonder whether they could instill life into something new instead of merely serving as the remnant of the food chain.

 

Comic-Con’s 3D Printed Predator Toy with Fan’s Head

 

(LA TIMES) The alien monster Predator is on the hunt for San Diego Comic-Con attendees.

To mark the 3-D Blu-ray release of the 1987 Arnold Schwarzenegger-starring “Predator,” Fox is dedicating a jungle-themed booth to the film and its iconic extra-terrestrial. A 3-D printing application will allow "Predator" fans to customize figurines with their own likeness at the film's Comic-Con booth. (20th Century Fox)

“Predator” fans will be able to purchase custom-designed mini-figurines featuring their likeness. Because what fan wouldn’t want to see his or her own decapitated head, spine still attached, being held up by a Predator?

The action figures will be created using photographs of participants (taken at the booth) and 3-D printing. The figurines will be mailed to buyers after the convention. Click through the gallery above for a sneak peek.

Like the Tail of a Seahorse, 3D Printing Artificial Armor

 

The tail’s exceptional flexibility is due to its structure, made up of bony, armored plates, which slide past each other. Researchers are hoping to use a similar structure to create a flexible robotic arm equipped with muscles made out of polymer, which could be used in medical devices, underwater exploration and unmanned bomb detection and detonation. UC San Diego engineers, led by materials science professors Joanna McKittrick and Marc Meyers, detailed their findings in the March 2013 issue of the journal Acta Biomaterialia.

“The study of natural materials can lead to the creation of new and unique materials and structures inspired by nature that are stronger, tougher, lighter and more flexible,” said McKittrick, a professor of materials science at the Jacobs School of Engineering at UC San Diego.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  12:01:00 am , Categories: MacAppWare

And now a word about FONTS

Link: http://macappware.com/software/free-fonts/

 

Everyone knows that  for our creations we need great programs, not to mention patience to use said programs. But there is also  the creation for the vendor end....fonts. We are offered many a font to purchase but here is a lin where you can subscribe to get 56 FREE  fonts for commercial or personal use.

This way when we create our promotional images, websites, store logos to promote our sales itmes we are not met with the question "Is it safe to use for this"

MacAppware is such a site. Yes they have purchasable fonts but when you subscribe at the link provided you will get notified when they have new ones to offer their suscribers for FREE for a limited time.

So go to MacAppware   and get your set of fonts by subscribing for their newsletter and don't let the name fool you. Each set they have offered now and in the past will also work on your Windows running computers. I use them on both my Mac and Vista laptop.

  02:16:00 am , Categories: 3D Programs

CorelDraw News

Corel® PaintShop® Pro X5 Now Available at Walmart

Powerful photo-editing & creative design tools of PaintShop® Pro delivers incredible value

at a low price to a wider audience

Ottawa, ON – June 5, 2013

Corel is happy to announce that PaintShop® Pro X5, the most affordable pro-quality photo-editor on the market, is now available in Walmart stores across the US and online at Walmart.com. With hundreds of editing and design tools and features and easy ways to share online, PaintShop Pro offers users extraordinary value at an affordable price, upholding Walmart's promise to ‘help people save money and live better.'

"We are very pleased to be working with such an important company whose goals are aligned with ours," said Jon Riis, VP North America License & Channel Sales. "Corel has always been committed to offering great products at an affordable price. PaintShop Pro X5 provides photo enthusiasts of any level with all the tools needed to expertly manage, enhance, edit and share their photos and designs with ease, at a fraction of the price of similar high quality photo editing software. Walmart is a perfect partner for us."  Read More @Corel


 

Versatile and powerful graphic design software

Whether you're an aspiring artist or an experienced designer, CorelDRAW® Graphics Suite X6 is your trusted graphic design software solution. With its content-rich environment and professional graphic design, photo-editing and website design software, you have everything you need to express your style and creativity with endless possibilities.

Quickly feel at home with built-in help, training videos and professionally designed templates. Then, create with confidence—everything from distinctive logos and signs to custom websites, web graphics, billboards, car wraps, flyers and more! Show your true design style! Read more@Corel.


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