jerry533482

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  1. Well, we were given a lot of time to make some pretty good entries (I'm not just talking about mine), and not a lot of members are always noticing when a new comp is being voted on, so why not leave it open for another couple days?

    It's kinda' pointless to dismiss an SAC competition with a 4 day vote. There are a lot of good entries. Some even look comparably to photoshop projects.


  2. In other words, have you ever created an image that had, oh, I don't know, a layer count above 50 (gifs don't count)? If so, what was it? How big was it (in terms of resolution & size in MBs)? How long did it take you to make it? What's your computer configuration? And lastly, do you have a link to it (I wouldn't recommend posting display code though for an image megapixels big, though)?

    I haven't really made any pics with more than 30 layers or above 1600x1200. Doesn't go well with a single core machine. But I'm sure that rule doesn't apply to high-end pros who really push PDN to it's limits; I've heard some people on the forum say they work with x+ amount of layers (x being a three digit number).


  3. This has been under construction since the 27th. I've noticed that when you take your time with your creations, You get better results. I was going to wait until the 9th to submit my entry, but I figured that if I add any more to it, I'll ruin it. I'm very pleased with the outcome.

    Behold! An asteroid-side view of an ice giant:

    asteroid-sideviewofanicegiant_resiz.png

    100% original, 100% PDN, & 100% proud of it.


  4. This was supposed to be part of my SAC entry, but it turned into something beautiful, & I couldn't bear to feature it on the PDN forum as a background object. Plus, the default canvas was 1600x1200, so it was pointless to waste the detail. Here it is.

    I call it "Randomized beauty". Click for the full size image:

    randomizedbeauty_resized.png

    100% PDN.

    Additionally, I'm adding a thumbnail link to my SAC entry. I've finished it today, so I figured I'd post it in my gallery. Click on the thumbnail for the full size. Unfortunately, photobucket doesn't allow images over 1024x768, so about a third of the original pixels were resized out.

    Behold: An asteroid-side view of an ice giant (I know that's a mouthful, but I wanted my entry to appear on a google image search with fair ease):

    asteroid-sideviewofanicegiant_resiz.png

    As I said with my entry, 100% original, 100% PDN, & 100% proud of it.


  5. Guys, I have the majority of my entry done, but it still needs more features. What I'm asking is, does anyone here know any good tuts or have any good techniques for creating a lively star background? Like, one with a few colors & some circular glows? Please let me know if you do. Any help would be greatly appreciated. :)


  6. Boltbait, I have heard numerous times that plugins shouldn't be redistributed without permission. I agree, but I'm curious as to how many plugin authors actually disagree with it. I'm not making this post for copying any plugins myself, but to clear the inconsistencies on the situation. And to help Rick get an idea on whether or not organizing plugins for v4.0 is a good idea or not.

    Regarding me writing plugins, I haven't written any.

    And regarding CommanderSozo's comment, mods please move this to the off-topic or a more appropriate forum if need-be.


  7. My "4/28/2010 lineup"

    Another windows pun:

    twirlingwindows.gif

    An ode to the good old days of data storage:

    floppy_stylized.png

    And, my space additions, of course:

    I call it "plasmaized ringed lava planet":

    plasmaizedringedlavalandplanet.png

    And some of my more recent nebula attempts:

    nebulafield.png

    This one, in my opinion, is my best, because of the way I added colors. It is also my 4th nebula prototype. I've moved on to a more standardized technique:

    nebulaprototype4.png


  8. Holy cow, Oma. I saw your entry &, well I guess you could say we have some competition. I'm (and based on the other entries I've seen, pretty much everyone else is) not basing my/their entry on asteroids, but rather spacescape scenery. You, on the other hand have made a picture almost entirely of asteroids that is PRISTINE. Seriously, I can get the shadows & texture of an asteroid right, but the blurring always stumps me. You're blurring is perfect. Do you have any tips you could share with us?

    BTW, I'm happy my original project was corrupted the other day. It was junk, & I probably would have submitted it. My progress for now is far more refined, & I'm taking my time with it. After seeing Oma's entry, I'm waiting until the last minute to submit mine. It'll kinda' give me an advantage, knowing what I'm painting against.


  9. Just a piece of advice, I'm going to be utilizing the 1600x1200 workspace (for high detail), & I've found that add noise doesn't have such a good outcome for stars (when using a large resolution). they all look distorted & like they have tails ( =O ) & stuff. Yikes. But anyway, if you're using a large workspace (e.g. larger than 1024x768), don't go with traditional add noise. either manually draw in the stars (this isn't as difficult as it sounds, just draw a couple of white dots in with the pencil against a black background, duplicate with blending set to additive, move the stars, merge layers, & repeat), experiment with an add noise render with high coverage combined with brightness/contrast adjustments, or use mcamp14's starry sky plugin (it can be found here). It's remarkably simple, but it works for large canvases. Not that I wouldn't recommend adding some customizations once you use it, though.