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Old 06 June 2006   #1
Bring It On!

Something is coming...

And its for Electric Image!

http://www.paralumino.com/
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Last edited by Vizfizz : 06 June 2006 at 09:07 PM.
 
Old 06 June 2006   #2
Great!

What is it? Please advise.

GM
 
Old 06 June 2006   #3
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And its for Electric Image!


it seems like a new plugin/shader?

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Old 06 June 2006   #5
Hum... Paralumino was registered in L.A. on april 28...
What's cooking Brian...? Plug? training? Free beer?
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Old 06 June 2006   #6
ummmmm...

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

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

ta

nige.
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Old 06 June 2006   #7
My Latin's a little rusty but. . . .

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?
 
Old 06 June 2006   #8
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Originally Posted by harryb
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.
 
Old 06 June 2006   #9
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?
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Old 06 June 2006   #10
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Originally Posted by Vizfizz
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?
 
Old 06 June 2006   #11
A new company, a web site, a store...
I smell something big...
I would guess Hardware accelerated Rendering.
Something like ARTVPS's Pure card.
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Old 06 June 2006   #12
I know! I know! It's a John Knoll Button!
 
Old 06 June 2006   #13
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Originally Posted by richardjoly
I would guess Hardware accelerated Rendering.


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

Ian
 
Old 06 June 2006   #14
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?
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Old 06 June 2006   #15
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Originally Posted by NorthernLights
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!"

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