General · photograpy

HDR Photography

High dynamic range (HDR) images enable photographers to record a greater range of tonal detail than a camera could capture in a single photo. This opens up a whole new set of lighting possibilities which one might have previously avoided . With use of simple equipments and a fair knowledge of photoshop. There are a lot of sites with all info about how to generate hdr images.
This one that I am sharing is a good one.

HDR part 1

HDR part 2

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General

My iPad 2 is all I require…

The awesomeness of iPad with a 3G connection is all that I need as a artist to my daily work, let it be sketching, staying uptodate with my rss feeds, movies photoedit, you name it and there is a way to do it on ipad2 except using a 3d application…heheh now that would be super crazy… Why would I want to do that.. Any ways I did not know about this WordPress blog app so I could never find time to post on the blog, now I can concentrate on that too even at work… Hahaha *evil*..
List of apps I use

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Let’s ccc

For painting
Adobe sketch book pro, brushes, adobe idea( vector clean ups),
For photo editing
Photoshop touch… Hahaha this is crazy it works like the on a pc but ofcourse the interface is different but most of the major tools are here, iPhoto from apple. Inc
photo uploadin to picassa I use imageshack and webalbums hd for picassa
discoverapps to find out more apps

What else that could be important that you could use….

Good apps like bookcreator and PDF creator can be good tools to creat tutorials and ebooks…IMO.im and Skype to communicate, flipbook to stay close to few sites, stumble to discover more related sites. Splashtop to seamlessly control my desktop ( with audio ) phew I am getting tired of typing… Heheh…and azul any format video player and with passcode… * super evil*

Later..
Photons..

General

Can’t Get your drivers for cheap chiniese products ?

 

For quite some time I have been trying to find solutions to make my QHMPL Chinese webcam work, but no matter what I download or install from users quick solutions it never worked!. Then I read about hardware Id’s. My windows 7 was detecting the camera as “PC-Camera” but not displaying the video … so a quick search in device manager under device details u can find hardware Id in property section.
my pc cam id was USB\VID_0AC8&PID_307B&REV_0100 so just googled it and got me to a link 

installed the software and its up and running 🙂

 

link for the qhmpl drivers for windows 7

http://www.driveridentifier.com/scan/download.php?item_id=88686927&scanid=80B9198B786C42B3A8232547E44715D2&hardware_id=USB%5CVID_0AC8%26PID_307B

AW-I1130-v2.0.exe is the file to download and install….

 

 

CG · MentalRay · RND

Shader Map Pro

Hey,

came accross a another crazy app like crazy bump called ShaderMap Pro. You can generate Displacement, Normal, Amb Occ, Spec map, and DUDV maps for games…[Uv Distortion/mix of normal and a refraction map…I think~~~ :P] . Anyways you can test your generated maps on a custom model  and also batch generate maps through software interface or ” CMD ” :O … All Maps parameters  can be tweaked ….. In your ShaderMap Preview you can add multiple lights  and tweak them to get a realtime feedback on your texture.

 

 

Maya · MentalRay · RND

3ds Max 2012. Iray Render test.

Iray for max is exceptionally fast and not much of tweaking required from the regular renderers like Mr

 

Lit this scene using a simple free HDRi, and the materials for this is basic A&D Materials… it took about 2.3  min’s to render this.. For a still shot Iray is  awesome :).

Also tried rendering a super duper heavy scene… and it rendered just fine 🙂

did not use HDRI here but used basic lights…available with max…

scene has 2507040  polygons … 😛 .. Yeah! a lot of polygons rendering on pc at realtime…

 model  by Kartik a zbrush obj, export size 200 mb

render time 5.5 mins

also a interior scene rendered

~ happy Iraying… “_”

~ankit