GPGPU technology has stimulated the appearance of several renderings on the GPU in the market, including iRay, V-ray RT, Octane, and Arion. But open-source community made available at least two free renders on the GPU: SmallLuxGPU and Cycles Render. I want to share my impressions about the second one.
Cycles Render is unbiased render with the ability to render on the GPU (CUDA and OpenCL for ATI). It lies in a box with the Blender that runs on Windows, Linux, and OSX.
Cycles Render, this is a car with the procedural texture, FullHD was prepared in 2 minutes using GTX580.
Previous articles about the icons have generated a lot of interesting questions about the drawing technique, namely mini-illustrations. I will try to uncover this simple mystery :)
I am not going to give you a detailed description of that, because this would require writing a series of lessons, but I want to share a common principle.
I took the icon from the current project as an example.
Rizzoma is a collaborative tool, an alternative to Google-wave.
During working on the website was born the idea of making beautiful icons for each block with the benefits. The snail symbolizes the context messages and essentially it is an advanced symbol @.
Usually working on an icon starts with a pencil drawing, but this time here are enough inspiring Fast snail images. It was decided to make own version of the beautiful and charming snail with a turbine.
Now, it is the Year of Dragon. Traditionally, it is an important and successful year, the year of battles and victories. Previous 2011 passed as the typical one. During past year were done a lot of good things, such as the new patents, variety of products and continuous development of technology. However, this article will be about something else. The story will be about a girl by a name Sintel and the dragon from the short film Sintel, released by Blender Foundation more than a year ago. This film gave a huge drive to the development of the free open source 3D content creation suite Blender for the entire year 2011. Of course, this article should have been posted in the past, but it is better late than never.
A devil is hidden in the details. In computer science there is no project that could have gotten without the transition to a simplified character that does not correspond to the real world. Here are examples: illumination, hair, tissue and many other things. Therefore, there will be a lot of clickable pictures (caution, the traffic!). All models and scenes from the film are licensed under CC-BY 3.0 and are available as archives of svn project.
So, let us get started!
New York artist Jonathan Brand intended the unthinkable: he decided to combine two his hobbies, such as work with paper and fussing with the "classic" cars like the Ford Mustang of 1969 year of model.
More precisely, he decided to make the Ford Mustang of 1969 entirely from the paper including the engine frame, each individual detail of the engine, wheels, doors, seats and other parts of the car.