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Rebeccak
02-15-2006, 05:07 PM
Don't know where to post your questions, and shy about creating a new thread?

Post your questions / comments here. :)

Anyone is free to ask or reply to questions posted here. :)

Cheers,

~Rebeccak

Rebeccak
02-15-2006, 05:11 PM
How do I post images to CGTalk?
New to CGTalk? Learn how to post IMAGES here! (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=267088)
http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=267088

How do I find threads and tutorials on the Anatomy Forum?
Tutorials, Workshops, Anatomy Reviews & More ... [links within] (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=273525)
http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=273525

Can you recommend any good books?
Anatomy Resources : BOOKS (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=257424)
http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=257424

Can you recommend any good sources for Reference?
Reference for Anatomical and Figurative Art (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=257570)
http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=257570

Can I create my own Anatomy Thread?
Answer: Yes! :)
I just ask that you stick to the common naming convention, and call your thread, Anatomy Thread of *Your Name* (without the asterisks * of course).

All Individual Anatomy Threads are listed here:
Anatomy Threads of Individual Users (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showpost.php?p=2817397&postcount=12)
http://forums.cgsociety.org/showpost.php?p=2817397&postcount=12

What do I do with my own Anatomy Thread?
Anatomy threads are about independent study, with informal comments and feedback from the community at large as well as from myself. I invite everyone to participate in our ongoing bi~weekly Open Figure Drawing Workshop series, as well as our exciting 15 Minute Sketchathon series, links to which can be found here:

Open Figure Drawing Workshops with Hong Ly and Rebecca Kimmel (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showpost.php?p=2602753&postcount=3)
http://forums.cgsociety.org/showpost.php?p=2602753&postcount=3

15 Minute Sketchathon (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showpost.php?p=2838832&postcount=13)
http://forums.cgsociety.org/showpost.php?p=2838832&postcount=13

Feel free to post your work to the OFDW and 15 MS threads, as well as to your own personal Anatomy Threads. The individual Anatomy Threads are personal records of your work and progress, whereas the OFDW and 15 MS threads are about groupwork and group interraction. :)

LoTekK
02-15-2006, 05:11 PM
First question: Are you God?

Rebeccak
02-15-2006, 05:12 PM
First question: Are you God?
No. However, I do accept presents. Cash only, please. :D

:beer:

LoTekK
02-15-2006, 05:14 PM
http://people.albion.edu/SBE11/images/monopoly%20money.jpg

:bowdown:

I'll stop derailing the thread now. :D

:beer:

Rebeccak
02-15-2006, 05:17 PM
Haaaaa!!!

Stop monopolizing my time! :scream:

Totally kidding you Teckie. :beer:

Mu
02-15-2006, 05:20 PM
First question: Are you God?
No. However, I do accept presents. Cash only, please. :D

lmao!:scream:

I do have a question...

Nebezial recommends the use of a certain blender tool in photoshop which I can't make use of as I don't have PS.

I will have Painter shortly, though, so if there is a Painter/PS user could anyone tell me wether at all and if so how this tool of Nebezial can be ported to Painter?

Rebeccak
02-15-2006, 05:22 PM
Mr. Mu,

I would suggest asking our resident Painter expert, SpiritDreamer. Perhaps he will drop by this thread. :)

LoTekK
02-15-2006, 05:27 PM
Painter has numerous blending tools at the user's disposal. The damned app still boggles my mind with the plethora of brush settings available, but I believe a good substitute for the PS smudge tool would be one of the paintbrushes with the resaturation setting turned down to 0%. Lunatique would also be a good person to ask about Painter blending.

Rebeccak
02-15-2006, 05:28 PM
Good call, Teck, thanks! I still say you should start a Teck Support thread ~ being the Teck Tech guru that you are. ;)

Remember, Teck Notes! You heard it first here, people! :bounce:

Mu
02-15-2006, 06:27 PM
Hi,

thanks for the answers.

I think I meant something different, but I am not sure. Nebezial talks about a ilquify tool he used to morph basic forms into other forms like in this post (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showpost.php?p=2475805&postcount=100)

So, resaturation=0 and bleed>0 would do that, too? Or would you need additional settings for this to work in Painter, too?

LoTekK
02-15-2006, 06:28 PM
Lol. You and your corny "puns" :scream:

Oh, I don't know how I forgot about pixlArt (John Derry) and Jinny (Jin Brown). If anyone knows anything about anything in Painter, it would be one of them. :p

edit:
Ah, Liquify is one of the filters in PS. It essentially sticks your image/selection onto a dense grid, to allow you to push and pull bits and pieces around (basically distorting the thing). I don't recall Painter having anything like that, but I'm quite the newbie at the app. Just took a look through the list of effects, though, and it doesn't look like there's a Liquify equivalent.

SpiritDreamer
02-16-2006, 02:42 AM
HI ..... MR MU...:wavey:
I don't know anything about PHOTO SHOP...never used it....everything I need is in PAINTER,
and then some.
When you get your PAINTER PROGRAM,.....let me know, and I will be glad to SHARE everything
I know about LIQUID LENS, and LIQUID METAL with you. .....PURE MAGIC...:bounce:

BUT !! ..... whatever you do, ..be sure not to let Rebecca know that I was the one who taught
you how to use them. LMAO !!:scream: YOU KNOW HOW SHE FEELS ABOUT ...FILTERS,:banghead:
or do you.:)

Sorry Rebecca...I am weak,...LOL !! and I just could not resist the temtation of that one..:)

TAKE CARE
Glenn

Mu
02-16-2006, 07:30 AM
I know about LIQUID LENS, and LIQUID METAL with you. .....PURE MAGIC...:bounce:

hehe... again your inspiring enthusiasm!

BUT !! ..... whatever you do, ..be sure not to let Rebecca know that I was the one who taught
you how to use them. LMAO !!:scream: YOU KNOW HOW SHE FEELS ABOUT ...FILTERS,:banghead:
or do you.:)

shhh! I have a feeling she is around here somewhere...

http://img105.imageshack.us/img105/4249/susp9pm.gif


:scream:

Rebeccak
02-16-2006, 11:58 AM
You're both going down! :curious: :scream: :beer:

SpiritDreamer
02-16-2006, 12:08 PM
REBECCA.....:) .......but make sure somebody doesn't cover your smile with tape...

would be a shame.....LOL!!

TAKE CARE
Glenn

Rebeccak
02-16-2006, 10:34 PM
SaraD posted this to the OFDW 012 thread, and I wondered if anyone had any advice / suggestions?

My "masterpiece" is gone :cry::cry:
A major crash in Painter and both the Master Copy and the childface I was working on is now "bad RIF" and cant be opened... I will not find the energy to start all over again, Im just happy I had the time to learn so much on painting backgrounds. Too bad I never got round to the main figures of the painting.
Painter is recoverd, but all customized brushes are gone, and Im mad as hell. :banghead::banghead::scream:

Does anyone have any idea how to recover the files? Is there some hope? Please?

A sad
Sara

Any useful advice appreciated!

Cheers, :)

~Rebeccak

SpiritDreamer
02-16-2006, 11:06 PM
SaraD

this is from Jessica - (Mrs Spirit Dreamer)

Did you have to reinstall the Painter after the crash or did it recover on its own?

What message do you get when you try to open your RIF files?

If you go into windows explorer and into programs and then into painter and brushes, look in the folders for the type of brush (for examples acrylic, or oil, or watercolor) you had saved and see if there is a file with the name you used to save the brush. If "yes" then you can get your saved brushes back. You can also do a "search" and search for the name of the saved brush to find the file.

RIF files can be difficult because they are particular to Painter...that is why Glenn always saves his Painter stuff back into a BMP that can be opened with any old program if necessary (- he ends up with a million versions of each). Of course when you save to BMP the wet paint dries and the layers are gone....

Let us know how things are going

Jessica and Glenn

Rebeccak
02-16-2006, 11:13 PM
Thanks you guys! :) I pm'd SaraD to let her know you guys had responded here. :wavey: I'm sure SaraD will much appreciate the help! :thumbsup:

Cheers, :)

~Rebeccak

Rebeccak
02-17-2006, 06:45 AM
Regarding disks crashing, Arctis kindly posted this in response to SaraD's unhappy experience:

Tips&trick : Protection Against Crash Disk (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=319336)
http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=319336

Cheers, :)

~Rebeccak

Lyneran
02-19-2006, 02:17 PM
hi guys! i was just wondering how long the OFDW's usually take? i've been meaning to join in for some time now but i'm such a slow worker.

Rebeccak
02-19-2006, 02:27 PM
Lyneran, :)

Hey there, typically the OFDWs run for 2 weeks when we are working from photo reference.

The Master Copy OFDWs are longer, and so we're running those 3~4 weeks, and I really don't mind if people continue to post to them beyond that as they are finishing up their work.

Theoretically, no OFDW ever closes, however, I hugely encourage folks to move to the next OFDW once the 2 week period (for photo reference OFDWs) or 3~4 week period (for Master Copy OFDWs) is over. Having said that, I'll definitely look at work posted to older OFDWs ~ sometimes work has been posted weeks after that particular OFDW has 'closed', which is fine, so long as folks know that most people have moved on and so they will likely not receive as much feedback / critique. I wouldn't not look at someone's piece, but I'd rather focus energy on the current OFDW, if that makes sense. :)



Cheers, :)

~Rebeccak

Lyneran
02-19-2006, 03:15 PM
i see, thanks for the info. i'll work on my own first to see what i can accomplish within 2 weeks. :)

Rebeccak
02-19-2006, 03:17 PM
Lyneran,

No problem! :) If you like, feel free to use the Reference from the OFDWs, and create untimed pieces on your Anatomy Thread, if that's what you prefer. You might actually get more comments that way...forum psychology is funny. :)

Cheers, :)

~Rebeccak

Spin99
04-23-2006, 02:42 PM
I really wanted to start a poll to see if people are painting with mouse or tablet.

So it should ask something like --
When you paint in 2D illustrations do you prefer to use the mouse or a tablet?

* I only use the tablet
* I use the tablet and sometimes the mouse
* I prefer to paint with the mouse

--

If you agree this is a good idea, will an admin please??
Or is this going to be a pointless 99% in favour of tablets? :)

( Maybe I'm a freak in that I don't use my old tablet lol )

Rebeccak
04-23-2006, 02:50 PM
Spin99,

Hey there! :) I don't think a poll is necessary ~ I would say that most people who can use a tablet do use one ~ it's certainly better for you ergonomically, and you don't run the risk as much of getting carpal tunnel syndrome, which you definitely want to avoid. Plus, painting with a mouse is always compared to painting with a brick ~ it's very difficult, and unnecessarily difficult.

Cheers, :)

~Rebeccak

Spin99
04-23-2006, 06:33 PM
Thanks for telling Rebecca :)
LMAO @ brick comparison.
Ok you talked me into picking up the tablet again sometime.

Actually thing is I don't make a lot of sense of using a pen on a surface other than the one I'm writing on.
Pen is ok on paper or on the monitor itself(?), but on a mouse pad?
Maybe that's the whole thing.

But yes I needed someone to tell me that mouse is making things even more difficult.
I have fun sketching with it though. blah.
A brick it is then :)

Ciao.

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