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Sorry but I don’t think it’s for guys like me 🙂
Godot is clearly not aimed towards people with the same background and skills as me (well… people who hate coding, basically^^).
And I also checked the FOSDEM schedule, it looks really interesting but it’s too much developer-oriented for me… It would probably give me headaches 🙂
I don’t know about render layers, I only played with it for a few minutes. But so far, the only thing that I noticed was not supported was render borders… I’ll let you know when I have the chance to test it further
Yes, apparently it’s been pushed towards open-source by the japanese users, and specific tools created for Studio Ghibli’s workflow will be included.
The commercial version will still be sold, but more as a full service package, apparently.
It’s nice to see that people understand than open-source is complementary to commercial software 🙂
Constraining angle while editing the curve is something very useful, and I thing I’m right when saying that Illustrator doesn’t have that feature (or maybe it has it and I’m just too dumb to find it)
I guess you can’t if the game isn’t officially open to modding… or maybe you can hack it yourself back into the game, but that would be very difficult if not impossible. And with modified files, you would be probably banned from online mode by anti-cheat apps.
It was easier back in the days, with games like Duke Nukem, or Quake 3, when all game files were stored in disguised zip files 🙂
That is weird, when i read your previous message I tried downloading and it worked fine, but now the file is missing (and right click + “save as” gives an empty file, which replaced the last version I downloaded :-/ )
Meanwhile… I managed to get my dual boot with Mint 17.2 Cinnamon up and running again, with all drivers and apps correctly working (NOT a walk in the park – for example, installing Cuda toolkit with the appropriate graphics driver forces you to dive head-first into full commande line interface… the price I had to pay to use my GPU with Cycles)
Linux is really good and mature (at least this distro, I’ve had less luck with the tons of other distros I tried before coming back to Mint Cinnamon), but never trust the crazy Linux geeks that try to sell you the idea that you can use it everyday without knowing CLI or the Terminal, that’s total bullsh*t, unless you only own a computer to surf the web orcheck your e-mail…
Well anyway… if you’re looking for a first Linux distro to test, I vote for Mint Cinnamon 😀
Well for me, since it was my first conf, everything was quite new and interesting 🙂
Well aside the obvious ones like the one you saw, and the ones about glass half, gooseberry or general Blender development, you should see the part about animation nodes from Peter Baintner, since you’re a motion designer… also Cycles light path magic from Frederic Steinmetz, Cycles point density from Gottfried Hofmann… The crowd simulation part was nice too… These are the first to pop in my mind. François Gastaldo’s one was impressive with his osl shader generating geometry, but you probably saw what he did before since it was already published on his blog I think. François Grassard’s one about external tools is quite exciting too
Oh and there was some nice Cycles geekery at “Simulating materials with unusual microstructures” if you’re into shader-porn 😀 And if the french community meeting was filmed check it also for the swiss guy explaining his work on neuron visualisation for the Human Brain Project (or something like that), it looked really awesome.
Thanks all for this week-end, it was dense, but both funny and interesting!
I’ll definitely sign up for the next one 🙂
I took a few pics (not much from the conf but mostly from the city, since it was my first time in Amsterdam) i’ll post a few as soon as possible
Yes thursday is best, to start the conference fresh 🙂
I checked airbnb and did a bit of math with this appartment : https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/8397086?checkin=10%2F22%2F2015&checkout=10%2F26%2F2015&guests=5&s=Yx8YqGbw
If we are five to go there, including 2 that stay for one more night, it would cost 140 euros each for the 3 that stay 3 nights, and for the two remaining that’s 251,5 euros to keep the same place 4 nights.
So a flat around 200€/night for 5 people can be cheap… well how many are we again ? 🙂
Yes, that’s what I was talking about.
I found the artlcle that tried to calm things down here.
I honestly can’t say if the article or the website can be blindly trusted on this subject, but most arguments make sense, and they also publish positive content regarding linux, so they are not completely sold to Microsoft.
The main point they make is this : since Microsoft unified their licence agreements, you have articles regarding WIndows, OneDrive and even Xbox live in the same document, which seems confusing to some people. Apparently it is clearly stated that the possibility of access to your data concerns cloud stored files only, which they store on their servers. And for the possibility of banning illegal software, it concerns specific Microsoft software, and Xbox live, and that was already like that before before.
I’m not pro Microsoft and I still believe modern OS’s want to know too much about us (hence my tenacious dream to migrate to linux for real someday), but a lot of extreme and crazy stuff is being said about their licence agreement, like it happened before with Facebook (when artists believed Facebook forced you to give up all copyright on artwork you post on you wall)
(Sorry for the long post 🙂 )
I’ve read a few articles recently that tried to debunk those “Microsoft spies on you” rumors. Apparently that started with some angry bloggers that read their license agreement for the first time, and misinterpreted most points. On top of that, most tech websites relayed their articles without checking facts, spreading the rumors even more and scaring everybody. In the end, Windows 10 is just as bad in terms of privacy than products from Apple and Google. There’s a real privacy issue, but it’s not that new, and it concerns every commercial OS’s
Anyway, I had the same reaction as you: it made me want to try Linux again 🙂
I’ve been trying a lot of distros in the past (different flavors of ubuntu, mint, fedora…), but I never could go past a few annoying issues : I never managed to setup cuda in Blender, my dual screen setup (one being a cintiq) was always a bit buggy, and a whole lot of minor issues prevented me from really using it as my main OS, I always came back to Windows.
But now I’ve been trying Mint 17.2 Cinnamon for more than a week, and I must say I’m totally falling in love! I’ve managed to configure everything correctly and it works like a charm (it wasn’t easy, I love using the terminal but I’m such a noob :/ so having to shut down X-server multiple times to resolve issues with command line could be a real pain in the butt…). Now I only boot Windows for games or when I can’t avoid working with Adobe’s crap software 🙂
Before installing this distro, I wanted something based on Ubuntu and if possible with KDE, but every version I tried seemed clunky or buggy as hell on my hardware, so I reluctantly tried Mint Cinnamon as a last chance, and I really don’t regret it!
Yep there are some very impressive shots here !
As for the story… I don’t know how they’re gonna make it stick together, but I fear of being disappointed about that: story was never a strong point in previous open movies
I’ve never attended this conference, and actually I’ve never even been to Amsterdam. The idea of going already crossed my mind the previous years, although going alone didn’t seem fun at all…
Dumb question: is it really worth it ? 😀
I’m quite tempted to join…
Another backer here ! We’ll all look nice wearing our t-shirts during David Revoy’s masterclass :p
This software is really amazing, I can’t believe I haven’t done any full illustration on it yet, only random doodles to test all these features… damn full-time job 🙁
The brush engine is incredible, and those G’mic filters… makes coloring comics so easy!
And if they manage to implement those 2D animation tools this would make it a real Photoshop killer for me… I really do hope they reach their goal before the deadline (still a bit more than 3000€ to go, not that much!)