View Full Version : Coming Soon: Power Plugins & Super Shaders

04 April 2006, 07:26 AM
Hi Everyone,

Life has been a bit busy over the past couple of weeks. I've been finishing up on two films, wrapped up Project Phoenix, taxes, Mr. Revolver beta testing, and about a bazillion other things I've needed to do. Just another bazillion more.

With that, I wanted to keep you posted on what I'm planning for our upcoming events. A number of you have expressed an interested in learning more about Electric Image plugins and shaders. Well, I'd like to see this happen too. I'm asking for volunteers to help highlight a plugin of your choice and post a little tutorial here online. For myself, I intend to shed a little light on the particle systems of Electric Image. (Namely Dante, PowerParticles Pro, and Fyreworks). I don't expect you to produce a huge production the size of Project Phoenix, but rather a small discussion with examples of your favorite plugin in use. Once you've given us a little knowledge, create a challenge and get the group to create something using the highlighted plugin.

I'd like to see volunteers for:

Placer Deposit
DaVinci's Chisel
Cineon Set
Fiber Forge
Mr. Nitro

There are several others to choose from.. this list is just some of the bigger ones. So come on and join the fun. This board runs on group participation. I could sure use the help! Share some of your knowledge for the benefit of others.

Please use this thread to "sign up" and post your intent to teach a mini class. Once things have been divided up, we can discuss when you would like to open your class and I'll post a formal "schedule".

And for you plugin vendors out there... maybe now is the time to offer a little "incentive" if you know what I mean.


04 April 2006, 06:09 PM
Woot, this will be a big help. I'm particularly interested in MForge and NX but I'm excited to learn more about the others too.

Thanks for this!

04 April 2006, 06:36 PM
If there is of interest, I would be willing to do some on XP. (even though it is not one of your listed)


04 April 2006, 07:56 PM
By all means! That would be great.

04 April 2006, 11:58 PM
Maybe i could do some furry stuff with Placer or FiberForge or something with the Cineon shader, if i can find some time.. as ever :argh:


04 April 2006, 12:08 AM
Both sound like great ideas. Pick the one you feel most comfortable with and write up a little tutorial and let me know.

04 April 2006, 01:09 AM
Please oh please! someone do something with Onyx Tree Storm for EIAS. Two times I've been very interested on this plugin, and I will probably buy it soon, but I haven't found a lot of examples, apart from the still renders and basic camera fly thrus to really know what this plugin is capable of. I would love to see some wind, growth, texture, capabilites of this program/plugin.

Brian, I need to thank you for all your efforts on this forum, I really truly appreciate it, thanks for doing things like this.



04 April 2006, 01:18 AM
Tree Storm would be a good one.. I plan to pick that up eventually. So much to teach.. so little time.

04 April 2006, 08:11 AM
I have tree storm, I'll look into this, although, as Brian is aware, we have our hands full at the moment :)

mForge would be a tough one.... That interface is less then savoury, a team effort perhaps!


04 April 2006, 10:17 AM
TreeStorm is really cool... but I'm trying to think of what to do with it other than make trees... lol :)

Maybe a tutorial on how to map real leaf images if I can find the time... I've only done that once... so might be a good refresher for me as well.

I won't promise it... as my time is pretty tight... but I'll try.

If I get at it... I'll let you know Ian so we don't duplicate efforts... if that is what you had planned on showing.


04 April 2006, 10:12 PM
Thanks Ian and Steve, I appreciate it.


04 April 2006, 09:35 AM
Go Steve :)

I'll spend the time working on other goodies for us all :)

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