Saturday, October 27, 2007

Free Vector Graphics Adobe Illustrator Alternative

The name: Inkscape
The site: http://inkscape.org/

What it does:
Allows you to make advanced vector graphics. In case you don't know what vector graphics are. They're basically (theoretically infinitely?) scalable images. Generally, they look kind of cartoonish, but still serve a great number of purposes. I believe the reason entertaining videos and animations are done so fluidly in flash is by using vector graphics.

Is it free: Of course. Free download.
What operating systems does it run on currently? Check here to be up to date.

Sample work that I did:



If you're ever searching for a tool that you're used to in Adobe Illustrator and aren't sure what it's called in Inkscape, make before to check out the Inkscape wiki, especially the AdobeToolMap page.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Dogwaffle Basic Animation Tutorial



When you save the animation, it will save as a TARGA file (.tga). When opening the file, you will have to open the folder and select the entire series of animations and open them together (saving the TARGA sequence breaks the file up into individual frames, apparently). This is for the free version of Project Dogwaffle, but should work for the pro version as well.

Call of Duty 4 Demo Free + Cheats Link

After downloading the 1.4GB Demo of Call of Duty 4, I've tested it and decided it is well deserved of the awesome reviews.



There's also plenty of screen shots of the game too.

Here's an awesome list of cheats for COD4 I tried them myself after beating it on veteran. They work great!

To add to that list of cheats is "player_sustainAmmo 1" without the quotes will give you infinite ammo.

Monday, October 22, 2007

Starcraft II Fankit

Provided directly from Blizzard for Fans (needless to say, like myself), is the Blizzard Starcraft 2 FanSite Kit. For example, these lovely images along with quite a few more are included in the Fansite Kit.






More images:
On DeviantArt - Cool Fan Art
On PhotoBucket

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Halo 3 Fan Art



You can help support some of these artists by purchasing prints of their fantastic fan art works!

Check out more like this!

http://search.deviantart.com/?section=browse&qh=boost%3Apopular+age_sigma%3A24h+age_scale%3A5&q=halo

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Halo 3 Clips Player

Halo 3 Player All Skulls and More

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Yahoo Domain Name Evaluation and Review

I've been using some Yahoo services for a long time.

At the small business section on Yahoo.com, you can get domain registration for 9.99. With a little digging, you can find it for $1.99!

After the $1.99 domain fee, it will most likely go up to 9.99 per year, which is about average and not an unfair price. However, the best part about yahoo domains in my professional opinion, is the reliability and credibility. If you're buying a domain that's important to you, I wouldn't go with a Joe Shmoe. I'd do that for your back-up domains, your extra domains, but not your most important ones. Joe Shmoe sometimes goes on vacation when your website crashes. Yahoo has a huge team of people who take turns vacationing.

Overall, I give Yahoo Domains a thumbs up!


Thursday, October 11, 2007

How TO Create a Custom Flickr Slideshow


I'm using the "Embed Flash Flickr" option, rather than framing it.

I found a very quick tutorial of how to do to make your own flickr slideshow over in Paul Stamatiou's neck of the woods.

You can change the keyword to what ever you have keywords for on your flickr account.

You Need to know your numerical ID for this, if you replace it with your USERNAME it will not work. If you need to know your numerical flicker ID with the @at symbol, you can get it here.

A Quite Awesome GC2007 Video

This game-con or games convention for 2007 turned out having some excellent video!



Previews in order from video include:
Wii Fit (Wii)
Sacred 2 (XBOX 360)
Haze (PS3)
Starcraft 2 (PC)
Halflife 2:Episode 2 (PC)
Heros of Mana (Nintendo DS)
Crash Of The Titans (Wii)
Super Mario Galaxy (Wii)
WOW: The Wrath Of The Lich King (PC - aka... World of Warcraft)
Guitar Hero III (3) - (XBOX360)
Fifa Soccer game 08 (Wii)
Rayman Raving Rabbids 2 (not rabbits!) (Wii)
Dewy's Adventure (Wii)
Rock Band (XBOX 360, reminds me of Guitar Hero 3)
Zack and Wiki (Wii)
My SIMS (Wii)
Dragon Blade: Wrath of Fire (Wii)
Metroid Prime 3: Corruption (Wii)

Evolution of Video Games

Someone took the time to put a nice little time-line coordinated (or chronologically ordered) compilation of video games and scenes.



My my my, haven't we come a long ways? I'm impatiently waiting for holographic gaming (that doesn't require a pair of red/blue glasses from a cereal box).

Halo 3 Skull Walkthrough

With no sound effects except some fancy inspirational music in the background, this video will lead you to a skull in "The Covenant" level!




Thursday, October 04, 2007

Dogwaffle Tool Optipustics Video Example



Particle brush test I did:



Technorati Tags:

Finally Peace Between South and North Korea!

According to the associated press, great things are happening with the Korea's! North Korea is disabling its nuclear program. That's fantastic.
Source: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20071004/ap_on_re_as/koreas_summit

This is amazing news. Finally, a huge step comes along in the world that will aide more people in getting along! Lets all be friends! As funny as that may sound, I'm serious. I've been waiting for a breath of fresh air from the world like this for years. I'm astonished and proud of my fellow humans. *Pats South Korean President, Roh Moo-hyun and North Korean ruler/leader Kim Jong Il on the back* You guys almost got me teary-eyed.

On a note that's not so serious... (Although Starcraft should be taken seriously!)
Hopefully the North Koreans will join in the community, that would spell BIG NEWS for electronic sports fans world wide.

In case you didn't know, South Korea has some of the best (and arguable the best) Starcraft: Broodwars players in the world.

Technorati Tags: | |

Monday, October 01, 2007

Get Paid for Your Photos

I just wanted to share this with fellow computer graphic (or traditional) artists and photographers looking to make an extra buck, or at the very least, not let "the man" have all of our hard work for free on our social networking sites.

Get Paid for Sharing Your Photos and Images

It seems earning money on those websites within that link is somewhat of a tedious process, not necessarily hard though. It just takes time... But I expected that because that's how social networking works in the first place, like using myspace... I started off with 1 friend and it can take years to get just a few hundred friends (I used to be on it a lot though so I got a little under 2 thousand). I hope what you'll find in that link helps you out and I hope it helps me out as well!

Starcraft 2 Storyline 1/4

Starcraft II Campaign Mode 2/4

Starcraft 2 Story or Campaign mode 3/4

Starcraft 2 Storymode 4/4

Halo 3 Fan Commercial - Funny but Drug Out



Maybe his mouth was a little too close to the mic as well.

Starcraft II Protoss Unit and Leveling Up Explained

Terran Unit Breakdown

Starcraft 2 Protoss Units With Narration

There we Go! Video Widget Podcasting now working!

Turning my feed from REVVER into a feedburner.com feed and using the "Publicize / Buzzboost (in publicize section of feedburner) I was able to get some code working here!

Subscribe to RSS headline updates from:
Powered by FeedBurner

Revver Widget Doesn't Work In Blogger

Here I have it posted.

It should look something like what you can find at this link:
http://one.revver.com/widget/build/213230






If you don't see a little side scrolling video selection above this text, the Revver widget isn't working here on YouTube. I'm not sure if it's just YouTube or if it's Revver. Is this happening to anyone using WordPress or other blogging services?