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Evermotion News - 16th March 2009 2

by Artvisualizer Press Media Monday, March 16, 2009
What's News from Evermotion - 16th March 2009

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Evermotion News - 16th March 2009

by Artvisualizer Press Media
What's News from Evermotion - 16th March 2009

Archinteriors vol. 17 is now available

Do You want to learn how to make commercial renderings? How to setup your interior scene? Archinteriors gives you this possibility. See how it looks from the backstage. Make money from professional visualizations. Take a look at those 10 textured and shadered visualization scenes ready to be rendered. Buy this dvd and join cg market.

Fryrender SWAP v. 1.1

Fryrender SWAP is a revolutionary product based on proprietary physically-based render technology. Sharing a base concept similar to fryrender's Layer-Blending: "render once and get as many images as you need", SWAP enables you to change materials in your scene while keeping the photorealistic quality of your original image, in real-time...

Archinteriors vol. 16 is out!

Do You want to learn how to make commercial renderings? How to setup your interior scene? Archinteriors gives you this possibility. See how it looks from the backstage. Make money from professional visualizations. Take a look at those 10 textured and shadered visualization scenes ready to be rendered. Buy this dvd and join cg market.

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by Artvisualizer Press Media Friday, March 13, 2009
ONYX TREE and subsequently ONYX TREE PAINTER and ONYX TREE PROFESSIONAL are the first parametric modelers for Macintosh platform that model and render photorealistic trees and palms. Once a tree has been generated, you can save it as a ONYX TREE file in a custom library of tree parameters, the tree image can be saved as a BMP file, and the tree model as a 3D DXF file (ONYX TREE PROFESSIONAL only).

Those who inquire about ONYX TREE are very often confused in thinking that ONYX TREE is a library of trees. It is very important to clarify this misconception. Although, the software package comes with extensive libraries of pre-modeled broadleaf and conifer trees, palms and bushes, this program is neither a data library nor a procedural library of trees.

ONYX TREE is a true tree modeler that allows you to model virtually any kind of tree thanks to the powerful parametric modeling technique that the program implements. The beauty of parametric modeling lies in the presence of precoded knowledge about the anatomy and growth of a tree you are going to model so that you do not have to start from scratch as is the case with conventional modeling.

With ONYX TREE, you model a tree by simply manipulating its essential characteristics (parameters) such as the height, the curvature and density of branches, the type and color of foliage, and many more. By adjusting the values of parameters, you can model a broad range of broadleaf and conifer trees, palms, and bushes: different species, variations of the same species, trees in different stages of growth, trees in different seasons.

Each parameter adjustment is recorded on the model instantly so that you have full awareness of the changes during the modeling process.

User Interface
In spite of numerous parameters, it is very easy to command ONYX TREE because of its extremely well thought user interface. The parameters are logically grouped and can be easily accessed on different levels of modeling detail. The levels of modeling detail (or abstraction) allow you to concentrate on one class of tree elements at a time which, taking into account an inherent complexity of the tree, helps tremendously in the modeling process.

The user interface is structured to reflect clearly the ONYX TREE's internally encoded principles of modeling so that you can get an understanding of these processes and achieve easily complete control. For all these years of ONYX TREE development, we have striven to make the communication between the user and ONYX TREE so fluent so that, in the user's mind, the interface almost disappears.

Meet the Current Technology
A good program is distinguished not only by its features, but also by how well does the program balance its performance with the current technology. This is of particular importance for modeling and rendering trees since high demands on processing power and memory space tend to push a computer to its limits. We have invested tremendous amounts of time and energy in research to achieve this balance and to make ONYX TREE truly functional and useful. ONYX TREE can save created tree as a parametric model, as a rendered image, and as a 3D geometric model depending on the way you wish to use the data. In a parametric model, the tree is described by a set of parameters whose values determine the characteristics of particular tree.
The trees saved in a parametric form will take the least space thus making it the ideal format for creating your own library of trees. Besides its compact size, the parametric format allows you to create infinite variations of a master tree that will depart slightly or substantially from its original, or you may show the same tree in different seasons. If you wish to use a tree in 2D imaging work, or as a background tree in a complex 3D scene, you would want to use our rendering engine to create the tree image and then save this image as a BMP file. By implementing innovative approaches to modeling and rendering, we have substantially speeded up tree generation and lowered memory requirements for both, tree generation and tree storage, and achieved exceptional quality of rendered trees. It takes ONYX TREE seconds to render a tree of average size, and 375 kB of memory space on average to store the image as
a BMP file.

For animation work, you would want to use the ONYX TREE's 3D polygonal models that are exported in a DXF format. When creating a 3D model, ONYX TREE gives you complete control over the size of the model. For a given tree, the number of polygons can be adjusted, so that you can achieve the best compromise between the model's size and the level of detail shown without sacrificing the tree's look and feel. Even with the small number of polygons, our models preserve graciousness of natural trees. The combination of parametric modeling, powerful rendering, and the three different formats for saving the trees makes ONYX TREE the ultimate tree modeler which successfully balances today's constraints of the computer processing power, and, in the same time, reaches far beyond the current state of technology into the future.

Among many, many comments that we have been receiving from our customers, prospective customers, and curious bystanders on the shows where we have exhibited ONYX TREE, the most memorable ones are always those spontaneous words: "This tree looks like the one in my garden!" or "Yes, I have seen this tree before!" or "Is this a scanned tree?" How did we achieve such photo realism? The impressive visual quality of trees together with high speed of tree generation and low memory requirements are the results of years of heavy, ongoing research.
The history of ONYX TREE goes twelve years back when Bojana Bosanac, the president of Onyx Computing and the principal designer and developer of ONYX TREE began her doctoral research at the Harvard's Graduate School of Design. While at Harvard, Dr. Bosanac was deeply involved in the research and development of knowledge-based systems for computer modeling of plant forms. Her wide knowledge in botany, visual arts, design, and computer graphics, and the ability to merge this different fields together has been crucially important in giving ONYX TREE a solid theoretical base upon which the modeler is built. One of the most important, truly unique technique that we have developed and that has contributed immensely to the quality and speed of our renderings is the Direct Image Synthesis.

The Direct Image Synthesis is a procedural approach to tree image generation that does not distinguish modeling and rendering as two separate processes as is the case with conventional modelers and renderers. The modeling and rendering are merged into a single tree generation process which is governed by a complex system of rules devised from the knowledge about the anatomy and growth of trees, and the principles of painting. The Direct Image Synthesis has enormous advantages to standard modeling and rendering methods because it allows much faster tree generation and it brings
superior quality to rendered trees.

The design and development of ONYX TREE has been enriching process in which we have discovered multi faceted beauty and dignity of trees that otherwise we would have just passed by as most of us do. These discoveries have changed the way we look at the trees and the way we feel about trees. With ONYX TREE, our goal has been not only to give you a useful tool that allows you to finish a task with satisfaction, but also to open up your creative worlds to the discoveries that have enriched us.

System Requirements
Intel Pentium, Pentium Pro processor
4.5 megabytes of RAM
640 x 480 pixels or larger color display
8-bit or better color display support
Windows NT, Windows 95 operating system

Customer Support
If you need help, or have any comments about ONYX TREE, contact Onyx Computing. You can reach us by:
- Telephone: 1.617.876.3876
- Telefax: 1.617.868.8033
- E-mail:
Mail:Onyx Computing, 10 Avon Street, Cambridge, MA 02138, U.S.A.

3DCreative Magazine: March 2009 Edition

by Artvisualizer Press Media Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Welcome to Issue 43 – and what an issue! We’ve gone absolutely ZBrush crazy this month and have not one, but three great tutorials using this software to create all manner of fantastic sculpts! The reason for the ZBrush craze this month is because our gothic church interior tutorial series, for 3d Studio Max, Maya, Cinema 4D, LightWave and modo, dips into the creation of a gargoyle for the scene. Now, for those of you who don’t own ZBrush then fear not: you can get download your 30-day free trial version here: So for this chapter of the gothic church interior, our ZBrush artist, Jesse Sandifer gives us a detailed guide to sculpting a gargoyle statue for our scene (page 47), which our Max, Maya, C4D, LW and modo artists will incorporate back into their scenes in the following instalment of this series. As I’ve mentioned before, we wanted to give this series a twist, so we hope you’ll like what we’ve done and that it will yield great results for your own scenes! Back to our other tutorials, we have two artists once again showing us how to speed sculpt a character – this time we’ve sculpting goblins (page 57)! And, continuing on from where Rafael Ghencev left off last month in the ZBrush Character Creation series, we have Joseph Harford this month taking us through the sculpting and texturing work of a vampire (page 67) – with some great accompanying movies for you to download and enjoy.

We’re not completely mad though, we haven’t forgotten about those of you who are not ZBrush users, and we bring you two great making of articles that discuss the creation of a space scene in 3d Studio Max, by Henry Lee (page 77), and a stunning female character made in Maya, by Wang Shiyong (page 85). So there’s plenty for everyone to enjoy!
Our interviews this month are also nothing less than quality: we have interviews with character modeller, Andrew Hickinbottom (page 19), who I’ve been very pleased to get on board this issue; his interview pages are filled with the most fantastically inspiring stylised characters you could hope to see all in one place! We also have an interview with the highly respectable Grzegorz Jonkajtys (page 7), who is best known for writing and directing his second film, ARK. Grzegorz has worked for films such as Sin City, Hellboy, and Blade III to name just a few, and by no doubt has a seriously impressive portfolio for us to feast on. I’m simply loving the diversity of this month’s interviews and making of articles, and hope you’ll feel the same and enjoy all that we have on offer to feed your creative minds!

Finally, don’t forget to check out our Galleries (page 37), as we feature brand new pieces from Laurent Pierlot and Patrick Beaulieu, plus many more stunning artworks for you to devour – so get those creative juices flowing! Be sure to take a good look at Sven Juhlin’s gallery image as we’ll be bringing you plenty more where that came from in next month’s interview! Enjoy our March offerings, have a creative month, and we’ll see you again for more in April. Many thanks! Ed.

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