May 2016

Naming components of 3D models

A 3D model is usually made up on different components. If it is a figure, then perhaps the creator will have head, torso, legs and arms components (or even many more). If a motor vehicle, then maybe a chassis, windows, wheels and so on. Most objects are made up of components. Scene creators frequently use multiple models (figures, architecture, vehicles, props, etc) to establish a scene. In doing so, they

Renderosity, a Gazebo, and a Photoshop image of "PoliceJoe"

Today was one of those days where I felt busy but did not really accomplish much. So I’ve decided to inflect my day upon you, my precious readers. let’s see… Renderosity Mustakettu85 introduced me in a comment to Renderosity. On the slim chance that you don’t know what Renderosity is, it’s a web marketplace for 3D models and such. To use it you need to register. They have a Freestuff part, so

Further trials getting Fuse figures into DAZ Studio using intermediary applications

The purpose of this post is to show the outcomes of using intermediary applications to try to move figures from Adobe Fuse into DAZ Studio. It will probably be deadly boring for most of you. LOL Hypothesis If Adobe Fuse will not successfully export into a format that DAZ Studio will read, then maybe another application can be used as a form of translator between the two applications. Trials Test 1:

My graphics at EuroPCR - revealed

Hi folks, as my regular readers know, recently I did some graphics for an abstract presentation given at EuroPCR (described as the World Leading Course in Interventional Cardiovascular Medicine). The abstract in question is called “High procedural radiation eye dose found for scrub nurse (secondary operator) compared to Physician (primary operator). Discovered deficiencies in current, above table shielding.” It is by G Ison, H Christie, K Becker, S Quinn, M B

Multiplayer games: is it comeback time?

If you have read any of my unfinished gamer history on this site you will know that from the late 1990s to about 2012(?) I was a passionate multiplayer gamer. I used the handle/alias SoulThief from 2000 onwards, to the point that for a while I even had a company by that name. However the joy was slowly being sucked from my passion. Online gaming increasingly became full of fools

Import 3D Fuse character into Photoshop

Hi folks, This is just a bit more experimentation and I thought you may want to tag along. So in my last post I created a character in Adobe Fuse and failed to import it into DAZ Studio. However documentation suggested that I could import it into the 3D functionality of Adobe Photoshop. I looked around YouTube and found this good tutorial by Victoria Pavlov. So I thought that I

Adobe Fuse CC does not play nicely with DAZ Studio OR is it the other way around?

Hi all, Today I take a quick look at Adobe’s 3D character creation tool Fuse and how well it integrates with DAZ Studio. Brief answer: it doesn’t. First let me say that I am an Adobe fan. I love Photoshop and Premier and everything that can be done with them. When I saw Fuse appear in my CC app list I straight away wanted to find out what it was.

Mutterings about Luxrender shadows compared to Iray

Ignore the post’s header picture. It’s an oldy that I used because I had nothing relevant and because I felt a bit like a mushroom today as I typed away in semi gloom. Anyway, on to today’s post. Spent most of the day working on my management text book. In the background, however, I put a figure into a simplistic pose in DAZ Studio and played with renderers. Particularly, with

The paths through Venice: September 2015

This entry is part 16 of 19 in the series European Cavalcade

And so the saga continues, albeit well behind schedule! This is how I summarised on Facebook our first full day in Venice: “If possible we are even more tired. Another early start to see glass blowing (Rhiannon enjoyed this ☺ ) and then entry into San Marco basilica where I unfortunately could not take photos. Then we had 8 hours free time in Venice. We wandered extensively including Santa Maria de

Is seeing films at cinemas worth the price?

Last night I took my wife and daughter to the local Event cinema to see Captain America: Civil War. I loved the film but… Let’s see, where should I start? Price! Two adults and one child cost me $70 for the tickets alone. We did see it in VMAX. VMAX is supposedly a bigger and better screen, with better chairs and a better experience. Ummmmmm… Yes, the chairs were better

Just when I think I know where I am going...

A few days back I attended a course run by the Business Enterprise Centre in Southern Sydney. Heavily funded by the Government, the purpose of the purpose of the course was to help people like me figure out how to start up their businesses. Six hours later I walked away severely intimidated by the entire thing. This surprised me. After all, I have been in a senior management position in

New digital art - "Encounter" - and my thoughts behind its creation

Art is an intensely personal thing. Artists across several mediums abound among my WordPress pals, and each of us has our own flavour. For me this is something that makes our community so precious to me. I do my best to learn from you all. Today I give a bit back. This post is about my latest digital art with a focus on my design and thought process together with

My first graphics to hit an international publication

Hi all, :) This is just a brief bit of joy that I want to share with you. As you may remember from one of my earlier posts, I was working on building a 3D model of an X-Ray machine. Well, I incorporated the model into scenes that I created to help explain an abstract on the impact of radiation on the eyes of nurses in X-ray rooms. These  graphics are to be published in

Web site changes and starting again on the textbook

Hello my friends, A quick catchup. The eyes are healing and I can spend longer each day on the computer. Hence you may notice me starting to read and like your posts again. Slowly, slowly though. Saw the surgeon the other day and he was very pleased and we are still on track for stitches coming out in July. This has given me the confidence to work on the website