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Old 04 April 2010   #61
Originally Posted by halen: Sumopaint already here..? http://www.sumopaint.com/

It has some nice features and it is still in somekind of progress and has new features every now and then.


Is this thing free? Cant see it clearly stated on the site. If it is free will include it, thanks in advance
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Old 04 April 2010   #62
^ there are different account levels with different sets of tools. Basic thing is free for personal use, more tools and commerial use with licence.

http://www.sumopaint.com/licence/

I think that the system is still kind of in progress, but it has already some nice features.

Symmetry tool almost nostalgig and reminds me about my first tool of choise with Amiga: Deluxe Paint 2 - it had also some animation features and spend hours with it.
 
Old 04 April 2010   #63
Originally Posted by halen: ^ there are different account levels with different sets of tools. Basic thing is free for personal use, more tools and commerial use with licence.

http://www.sumopaint.com/licence/

I think that the system is still kind of in progress, but it has already some nice features.

Symmetry tool almost nostalgig and reminds me about my first tool of choise with Amiga: Deluxe Paint 2 - it had also some animation features and spend hours with it.

Well that's good enough for me added.

Thanks
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Old 04 April 2010   #64
Two useful things that I would cautiously add:

(1) Fast external hard drives are plentiful, huge, and cheap ... available even at general department stores. Drives that support FireWire are usually built for higher performance than those which use USB, but either one will work. (A "camera port" is often a FireWire port.) There seems to be a compromise between "outrageous capacity" and "decent speed." Prefer speed, IMHO. Splurge. Buy two.

(1a) A drive of a size that fits easily in a bank safe-deposit box is very handy. (So is a safe-deposit box that's large enough to hold the external drives that you do have.) Bank tellers are friendly people who will quickly get to know you. 'Nuff said.

(2) Use those drives, not only to give your system more raw storage space, but to create an automatic or semi-automatic scheme for doing reliable system backups. Macs have their "Time Machine" program, but Windows systems also have "backup" capability hiding in the "properties" window of the My Computer control-panel. (Right-click the icon of the drive.) It can do scheduled backups... and you want to. Unless you arrange for backups to occur automatically while you work, you just won't do them often enough. These backup systems can retrieve not only the "latest" version of a file, but several prior "generations" of it as well. Very useful.

HTH ...

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Old 04 April 2010   #65
I think what you are saying is get 2 types of external drives, and put a drive in a safety deposit box,... and backup often.

Ummm, the speed at which your rig will run will improve if you only have an OS and application data on the hard disk. Computers break, its happened to all of us. When your work files and install data is on a separate disk nothing will be lost in the event of a meltdown.

To back up your work (if you are really worried) you can buy cheap server space and upload your extremely important files there. You would really only do this if you were already doing important commercial work though.
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Old 04 April 2010   #66
Originally Posted by Kanga: To back up your work (if you are really worried) you can buy cheap server space and upload your extremely important files there. You would really only do this if you were already doing important commercial work though.


Or you can get several gmail accounts and send the files to yourself. free.
 
Old 04 April 2010   #67
Originally Posted by GoldenCamel: Or you can get several gmail accounts and send the files to yourself. free.

Yeah, you could do that. In the beginning your files will probably not be too big. Most folks can only email a couple of mb at a time. You will find though that even a single character with image files, model files, project files, animation files and shot files can easily reach a couple of gig For personal projects I dont do it but for commercial ones I would just hire some external storage space. That way your data is off site, and backed up as servers routinely have a backup system of their own. A few terabyte is not that expensive if you shop around.
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Old 04 April 2010   #68
Stumbled up on an another online editor: pixlr

And noticed that pixia address should be updated. Current english site is probably here:

http://www.ne.jp/asahi/mighty/knight/
 
Old 04 April 2010   #69
Originally Posted by halen: Stumbled up on an another online editor: pixlr

And noticed that pixia address should be updated. Current english site is probably here:

http://www.ne.jp/asahi/mighty/knight/

Thanks halen!
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Old 05 May 2010   #70
Thanks for the information, much appreciated. So, on the shopping list next: Graphics tablet, and a good chair to replace my dining chair.

 
Old 05 May 2010   #71
Originally Posted by PawnMarauder: Thanks for the information, much appreciated. So, on the shopping list next: Graphics tablet, and a good chair to replace my dining chair.


Dining chair,...OUCH!
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Old 05 May 2010   #72
thanks

thanks for that link for free learning I noted them all.
 
Old 07 July 2010   #73
Talking Thanks!

Thank you so much for posting this, I am a beginner and this was greatly helpful. Impressive list , and a new graphics tablet may be coming my way
 
Old 07 July 2010   #74
Free Learning

Hello thank u so much for the post on there i am going to check in to all of this stuff ...................i currently love art since i was 9 and has improved i want to improve my skills and other i want to one day become an animator but schools cost soooooooo much i live in tampa fl and well i want to attend the art institute of tampa but very very pricy..................if u have any info for me that will help thanks
 
Old 08 August 2010   #75
cristian1985 you are welcome,... and welcome to cgtalk, was your first post I see!

armynavy123, I wont do digital art without my little bamboo! Ha ha. Glad you found the list useful.

Originally Posted by jazzygirl07: ... i want to attend the art institute of tampa but very very pricy..................if u have any info for me that will help thanks

This is about art education, it applies to all areas of digital art, not just games. It is the best advice I have ever read.
http://www.poopinmymouth.com/tutori...t_training.html

Good luck with your journey jazzygirl!
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