Friday, August 08, 2008

Tutorial Trio for Graphics Greatness

Friday August 8, 2008

Hello Again and TGIF on this lovely and hopefully lucky 8/8/8. The topic for tonight is graphics and the focus is on tutorials for my favorite free/open-source applications. First off there is a very comprehensive set of lessons on using the POV-Ray 3D/Ray-tracing program at the Online POV-Ray Tutorial page. Users of Project Dogwaffle and the various descendants and variations thereof can try a wide range of tutorials that cover the gamut from starting out to mastery. The last of my suggested sites for the week is a very cool selection of tutorials on Jonatan Bijls' Anim8or site. Jonatan has included lots of links to other Anim8or tutorials in addition to his own. No matter what your skill level is, it's good to learn something new, and these tutorials will give you a lot of info for just a small investment of time and effort. Give them a try and send me a comment if you have any other free graphics tutorials or applications to plug.

The picture of the week was created using Project Dogwaffle.

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The loops of the week are some simple piano loops.

The PC game of the week was Unreal Tournament 3.

The DVD/Movie of the week was Batman: Mask of the Phantasm.

Send your comments and feedback and I’ll read it all and respond to some of it.

Bye for now!