Wednesday, January 30, 2008
So of all the programs I've really wanted to mess with Zbrush is the most differnet from the programs I know. It just does things it's own way, it's interface is it's own thing. There is a reason they call it a sculpting program and not a modeling program. So the learing curve is a bit high. But the payoff is so big. Because it does things it's own way it's so much better than things that have come before it. To not have to worry about uv maps and texture sizes right off the bat, or even model flows it's just amazing. While you still have to worry about those things, you dont have to worry about them in the begining, and you can change them later with out having to worry about losing any work. It's just amazing.
Monday, January 28, 2008
So I've been using nuke for a few things here and there. For some reason compositing under windows has always been somewhat under par. Dont get me wrong we all have a place for after effects but it just doesnt cut it for many of the more complicated things we have or would like to do. Nuke fits that niche very well. I would say it's a compositer that built for 3d people. it works the way I want it to. Except for intanced groups, nobody has that for some reason. But the way it handles everythign else is quite amazing. I can even comp up 2k stuff at home. The blows my mind. Now if only I could render out 2k at reasonable times I'd be all set. So until something else comes out and I change my mind. I'm going to keep using and learing more about nuke.