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Post by pschempf » May 13th, 2019, 11:37 am

annise wrote:
May 10th, 2019, 3:30 pm
I have found one, with a definite PD book, I'm still working on it.
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The cover is great! Thank you very much, Anne. :thumbs:
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Post by msfry » May 13th, 2019, 7:10 pm

I am doing some research on computer generated images. I suspect what makes fantasy characters look so "fantastic" is that everything is a little askew, thus surreal. I also suspect that nowadays, with all the games and kids creating surreal art, there are numerous programs and unlimited data banks to draw from. If you know anything about this, or can provide links to programs, aps, and sources, please share.
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Post by schrm » May 15th, 2019, 2:13 am

msfry wrote:
May 13th, 2019, 7:10 pm
I am doing some research on computer generated images. I suspect what makes fantasy characters look so "fantastic" is that everything is a little askew, thus surreal. I also suspect that nowadays, with all the games and kids creating surreal art, there are numerous programs and unlimited data banks to draw from. If you know anything about this, or can provide links to programs, aps, and sources, please share.
not pd pictures, but im a fan of inga nielsen for years.
https://www.deviantart.com/gate-to-nowhere
she uses terragen and photoshop to create whole fantasy and alien landscapes, including plants and buildings.
here is her page on cgsociety (if you dont know it, i highly recommend it to you. clicking around on https://cgsociety.org/ is another art experience, sometimes):
https://inganielsen.cgsociety.org/v9rb/alien-biotope
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Post by leanneyauyau » May 15th, 2019, 6:24 pm

I can't wait for Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm to finish editing - look at this gorgeous artwork: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rebecca_of_Sunnybrook_Farm#/media/File:Rebecca_of_Sunnybrook_Farm_1911.jpg
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Post by classicsforever » May 15th, 2019, 6:39 pm

Thank you! :)

Regarding 3D computer-generated pictures, I did some reading on this a while back, as far as it applies to models creating using DAZ 3D software. You can read their EULA here.

I'm no lawyer, but the use of two-dimensional images (in other words, a flattened picture), seems pretty permissible:
Terms of Use. Two Dimensional Works. Subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, User may (i) access, use, copy and modify the Content in the creation and presentation of two-dimensional animations and renderings, (ii) incorporate two dimensional images (including two dimensional images that simulate motion of three dimensional objects) derived by User from the Content in User’s other works, and (iii) publish, market, distribute, transfer, sell or sublicense User’s two-dimensional animations, renderings and other works; provided that User may not in any case publish, market, distribute, transfer, sell or sublicense any renderings, animations, software applications, data or any other product from which any Content, or any part thereof, or any substantially similar version of the Content can be separately exported, extracted or de-compiled into any re-distributable form or format.
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Post by schrm » May 16th, 2019, 12:55 am

i know of blender, a free software available for linux, win, mac etc - but to be honest, i do think it is too complicated (while i never even tried to use it).
blender is a rendering software for
Whether you are an animator, modeler, VFX, game developer, 3D Printing, you name it. Blender's got you covered.
quoted from https://www.blender.org/download/
here are the several use cases: https://www.blender.org/features/
its open source and totally free, what i know (also the products)
classicsforever wrote:
May 15th, 2019, 6:39 pm
I'm no lawyer, but the use of two-dimensional images (in other words, a flattened picture), seems pretty permissible:
Terms of Use. Two Dimensional Works. ...

provided that User may not in any case publish, market, distribute, transfer, sell or sublicense any renderings, animations, software applications, data or any other product from which any Content, or any part thereof, or any substantially similar version of the Content can be separately exported, extracted or de-compiled into any re-distributable form or format.

i have heard of software, which doesnt allow the use of its products for every case....
i think, we have a problem, when we have to evaluate the softwares tos and try to understand each paragraph, wether or what is twodimensional in their thinking, and so on..
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Post by annise » May 16th, 2019, 7:04 am

leanneyauyau wrote:
May 15th, 2019, 6:24 pm
I can't wait for Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm to finish editing - look at this gorgeous artwork: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rebecca_of_Sunnybrook_Farm#/media/File:Rebecca_of_Sunnybrook_Farm_1911.jpg
It's a difficult image to use well though as a square, and ones just dumped in the middle of a square often lack something. Whoever claims the cover is free to use anything they fancy.
Of course you could always just stretch it sideways :roll. Just like the Youtube person does.

Anne

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