Renderosity Neighborhood News [04-30-07]

April 30, 2007 6:56 am

 

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Renderosity's Neighborhood News is your weekly guide to current happenings around the site. Stop in each week to see what you may be missing!


 ~Did You Know?~  

We have an FAQ/Help section. Introduced back in November of last year, this section is a comprehensive collection of commonly asked questions in the Renderosity Digital Art Community. If you don't see your question listed, all you need to do is ask. You can read the introduction here


~Around the Forums~

The Forum highlight this week is the Vue Forum.

Moderator: agiel.

(Discussion, problem-solving, tip-sharing and other activities involving Vue d'Esprit and Vue Professional, e-on software's rendering programs for creating still or animated natural 3D environments. Join the forum and find out more!)


Recent posts in the Vue Forum:

object orientation in vue 5 eco-system

vue network render and ps3

Vue on MacPro systems

Animated River for Vue 6 Xstream/Infinite

Animating Water

Alpha Maps

Be sure to check out the Vue Gallery!

 

From the "Industry News Forum":

V4X GARNERS TV TECHNOLOGY STAR AWARD AT NAB 2007

Nancy Gregson Joins NewBay Media as Marketing Director

Video Group Announces 2007 NAB Best of Show Awards

DESIGN BLOG "DesignSessions: Notes On Design" EXPLORES THE CHANGING CAREER LANDS

Williams Named Editor of DV; Clapp Named Editorial Director of Video Group

MAXON Introduces New CINEMA 4D R10 Architecture Edition

Tronic Taps ResPower for Gigantic Microsoft Animation

Industry Hails Adobe Creative Suite 3

*For more headlines, or to post your company's official press releases, please visit the Renderosity Industry News Forum. 

 

From the  new "Freestuff Forum":

More new textures

Lyne's Creations New Mil Cat Freebie texture!

P6 Materials for Rendodo

Sp3 dynamic stuff

Apollo Maximus: Free Poser Figure for Poser and Daz Studio

A couple of VistaPro freebies

 


~Forum Gallery Picks~

From the Poser Forum:Staff Picks Final Week of April 2007
(Note: these are various gallery picks presented by the Poser Forum Staff for the last week of April. These are not Poser specific.)

From the Photography Forum:Last Week in The Gallery Week 17

From the Fractal Forum:Fractal Vintage Showcase - August 01-15 2003
(This is a showcase of Fractal art of the past)

 


Be sure to check out some of the current running contests/challenges!

 

Lead Line Photo
       

2007 Renderosity 
Graphics Contest

RPGs in the Spring!

Terragen - April/May 
Terrain Challenge
Lightwave 3D - 
"Mega Mecha Melee"

 


 

~Polls~

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~Tip of the Week~

Program: Vue

- If you already have a basic knowledge of Vue and are after some ideas and knowledge about creating a good looking scene, the quickest way to do this, in my opinion, is to disect the scenes that come with Vue. Look at the layers panel. Examine how the pro's have built their scenes. You can learn alot very quickly by doing this.

- Although it may seem obvious, it's also worth mentioning that if you are having trouble with a particular feature or setting of Vue ALWAYS read the manual. The Vue manual is written in a pretty straight-forward fashion and covers almost everything. It will probably be able to explain to you exactly what the setting your having trouble with actually does.

- Experiment with settings in Vue one at a time. If you want to know what it does, play around with the setting. Turn it up full and test render. Turn it down to zero and test render. If the setting has a subtle effect, save the 2 test renders and compare them on your screen right next to each other.

- And of course, always look through tutorials. There are heaps out there and if you're new to Vue or 3D in general, these are an excellent place to start.

This week's tips are courtesy of TwelfthSword [chromesphere]. Be sure to check out his Vue tutorials:

Creating Area Lights
Creating Area Lights - Part 2


If you have some tips or tricks you would like to share in future editions of the Neighborhood News, contact Nick. 


What's missing?
If you have any news flashes, forum happenings, or links that should be included in future editions of the "Neighborhood News", please drop me, Nick C. Sorbin a line and I'll get ya covered. 

April 30, 2007


 

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Article Comments


FranOnTheEdge ( posted at 12:00AM Sun, 06 May 2007

S'okay if you feature a different program each time, otherwise too much on Vue, not enough on Bryce - well, nothing at all on Bryce. This is bad cos Bryce is Best. Lol. When are you going to feature Wings?

nickcharles ( posted at 12:00AM Sun, 06 May 2007

Hello FranOnTheEdge (love that name, btw!) The Neighborhood News is to give folks a glimpse of the happenings around the site. The Forum Highlight is on kind of a rotating basis. I thought it fitting to feature the Vue Forum this week, as Paula Sanders has a splendid review of the new Vue release on the Front Page, and Chromesphere was willing to provide a few tips this week. The Tips Of the Week section is, however, reliant on folks willing to contribute to it. Drop me a line if you have some tips to offer :) I thank you for your comment, and you'll be happy to know that the Bryce Forum is next :) Also, if at any time you have suggestions for inclusion, there is an e-mail link to me at the end under "What's Missing?" :) Have a great week! Nick


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