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Vizfizz
06-07-2006, 10:03 PM
Something is coming...

And its for Electric Image!

http://www.paralumino.com/

Giacomo_M
06-08-2006, 01:06 PM
Great!

What is it? Please advise.

GM

yhloon
06-08-2006, 01:17 PM
And its for Electric Image!

it seems like a new plugin/shader?

:shrug:

plsyvjeucxfw
06-08-2006, 03:02 PM
Perhaps something like this?

http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=364107

richardjoly
06-08-2006, 05:56 PM
Hum... Paralumino was registered in L.A. on april 28...
What's cooking Brian...? Plug? training? Free beer?

barnabythebear
06-08-2006, 06:12 PM
ummmmm...

Interesting. Sounds a bit latin?? 'Prepared Light' maybe??

The really interseting things is the prospect of another 3rd party developer?

ta

nige.

harryb
06-09-2006, 07:07 PM
Yeah that's right. . . I admit it, I took four years of Latin. I'm a geek!

Wow. That felt good getting that off my chest.

The sad thing is I didn't really pay attention in Latin class but I'll try to decode this plugin's name:

PARA -- means "outside of" or "beyond the norm"

and

LUMINO -- I guess is related to "luminae" -- to illuminate or "lux" -- light

so

My guess is that this is a lighting plugin. Possibly a TRUE HDRI lighing system. Huh? What do you think?

WmH
06-09-2006, 10:39 PM
Yeah that's right. . . I admit it, I took four years of Latin. I'm a geek!

Wow. That felt good getting that off my chest.

The sad thing is I didn't really pay attention in Latin class but I'll try to decode this plugin's name:

PARA -- means "outside of" or "beyond the norm"

and

LUMINO -- I guess is related to "luminae" -- to illuminate or "lux" -- light

so

My guess is that this is a lighting plugin. Possibly a TRUE HDRI lighing system. Huh? What do you think?


I think that Para means beside or next to and Lumino means to light up (as in self illuminate).
That and the logo on the splash page leads me to believe it is a glow shader based on geometry.

Vizfizz
06-10-2006, 12:21 AM
Para is from the greek. It can be interpreted as: alongside of, beside, near, resembling, beyond, apart from.

We tend to like the meaning "Beyond"

As for lumino...well that's pretty self explanitory. Light or to light up.

So.. do you think a glow shader would have a website all its own?

WmH
06-10-2006, 12:58 AM
Para is from the greek. It can be interpreted as: alongside of, beside, near, resembling, beyond, apart from.

We tend to like the meaning "Beyond"

As for lumino...well that's pretty self explanitory. Light or to light up.

So.. do you think a glow shader would have a website all its own?

That was from memory, I recall (again from a dim past) para is both latin and greek

Googling it I found that the (more) modern definitions are particularly far flung:

Para
n 1: (obstetrics) the number of live-born children a woman has
delivered; "the parity of the mother must be
considered"; "a bipara is a woman who has given birth to
two children" [syn: parity]
2: 100 para equal 1 dinar
3: a soldier in the paratroops [syn: paratrooper]
4: an estuary in northern Brazil into which the Tocantins River
flows [syn: Para, Para River]

Source: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

Par'a \Pa*r['a]"\, n.
1. The southern arm of the Amazon in Brazil; also, a seaport
on this arm.

2. Short for Par['a] rubber.
Para \Pa*ra"\, n. [Turk., fr. Per. p[=a]rah a piece.]
A piece of Turkish money, usually copper, the fortieth part
of a piaster, or about one ninth of a cent.
Para- \Par"a-\ [Gr. ? beside; prob. akin to E. for- in forgive.
Cf. For-.]
1. A prefix signifying alongside of, beside, beyond, against,
amiss; as parable, literally, a placing beside; paradox,
that which is contrary to opinion; parachronism.

2. (Chem.) A prefix denoting:
(a) Likeness, similarity, or connection, or that the
substance resembles, but is distinct from, that to the
name of which it is prefixed; as paraldehyde,
paraconine, etc.; also, an isomeric modification.
(b) Specifically: (Organ. Chem.) That two groups or
radicals substituted in the benzene nucleus are
opposite, or in the respective positions 1 and 4; 2
and 5; or 3 and 6, as paraxylene; paroxybenzoic acid.
Cf. Ortho-, and Meta-. Also used adjectively.

And as far as a shader having a web site all it's own. These days it takes less cash than a couple lattes at bucks and a trip to the library to get a website online, so the answer would be, sure why not?

Ok... I'll bite: so what does it do?

richardjoly
06-12-2006, 03:21 PM
A new company, a web site, a store...
I smell something big...
I would guess Hardware accelerated Rendering.
Something like ARTVPS's Pure card.

NorthernLights
06-12-2006, 03:42 PM
I know! I know! It's a John Knoll Button!

halfworld
06-12-2006, 04:46 PM
I would guess Hardware accelerated Rendering.


Brought to you by Mr. Brian Pohl, the world renowned hardware engineer ;)

Ian

richardjoly
06-12-2006, 07:12 PM
Ian, you bad boy... You are putting me down. I feel offended. Prepare yourself for a duel tonight in Heaton Park (South entrance)...

I know nothing about Brian's background other than what I can read on the net.
Do you know I am a fireman...?

ARTVPS's Pure PCI card works with Maya (which Brian uses) 3dsmax, VIZ and Catia.
It's not impossible to convince these guys to make a RenderPipe Plugin for Electricimage and assume the risk of distribution.
If it is only another Plugin or training, why the secrecy?

harryb
06-12-2006, 07:20 PM
I know! I know! It's a John Knoll Button!

Now THAT would be super cool! Lens flares that actually look like lens flares and lighting schemes that can be adjusted on-the-fly! I'm still waiting for a fast and beautiful HDRI solution in EIAS. I've been experimenting with compositing different passes in Motion. But nothing's really bringing it home just yet.

Maybe this plugin is meant to simulate discos and club scenes (I mean the '70s Charlie's Angels logo treatment says it all, right?) ;-)

Then again, maybe it's not a plugin at all. Maybe there's a clue in the title of Brian's initial post -- "Bring it On!"

harryb
06-12-2006, 07:58 PM
It's baked-on lighting, right? GI quality realtime lighting! What could be better for previsualizing?

"Bring it on." It means you bring in (import) self-illuminated models and spaces into your scene! Texture-baking on stilts!

Yeah! This is big!

So, what do I win?

halfworld
06-12-2006, 08:06 PM
Ian, you bad boy... You are putting me down. I feel offended. Prepare yourself for a duel tonight in Heaton Park (South entrance)...


Hehehe
Handbags at dawn and all that ;)

I'm pretty sure you will find out what this is all about in the near future....
Ian

richardjoly
06-13-2006, 01:47 PM
OK, I got it...
A lightsaber distribution center! (To cut down render time...)
Come on Brian...bring it on.

Vizfizz
06-13-2006, 03:57 PM
Ian, you bad boy... You are putting me down. I feel offended. Prepare yourself for a duel tonight in Heaton Park (South entrance)...

I know nothing about Brian's background other than what I can read on the net.
Do you know I am a fireman...?

ARTVPS's Pure PCI card works with Maya (which Brian uses) 3dsmax, VIZ and Catia.
It's not impossible to convince these guys to make a RenderPipe Plugin for Electricimage and assume the risk of distribution.
If it is only another Plugin or training, why the secrecy?


Ooooo..now that would be nice. ARTVPS Pure PCI card... but nope. That's not it. Why all the secrecy? Oh because. :) I like making people guess. But in all seriousness...I'm all about seeing EI advance in the CG community. I started CG talk... what would be the next logical step? Don't worry.. it wont be much longer. I'm in Chicago on business...so when I get home I'll fill you in on the details.

harryb
06-13-2006, 07:41 PM
Ooooo..now that would be nice. ARTVPS Pure PCI card... but nope. That's not it. Why all the secrecy? Oh because. :) I like making people guess. But in all seriousness...I'm all about seeing EI advance in the CG community. I started CG talk... what would be the next logical step? Don't worry.. it wont be much longer. I'm in Chicago on business...so when I get home I'll fill you in on the details.

I got it!

You're going to help EITG buy out Autodesk for $250,000,000, right Brian? :)

Well, maybe that's not the NEXT logical step but one day. . . .

halfworld
06-13-2006, 10:51 PM
A bit of an under-valuation of Autodesk eh?.. Isn't that about what they spend on a corporate lunch these days?

;)
Ian

harryb
06-14-2006, 07:09 PM
A bit of an under-valuation of Autodesk eh?.. Isn't that about what they spend on a corporate lunch these days?

;)
Ian
I heard they get their lunches for free. Didn't autodesk just buy out McDonalds?

WmH
06-17-2006, 01:14 PM
I heard they get their lunches for free. Didn't autodesk just buy out McDonalds?


I think that with 40billion of market cap even Autodesk couldn't swallow that big mac;;-) Besides I have it on good authority that it is their money that Autodesk gets for nothing and their chicks for free!

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