You Love Gadgets ? I Love Vessyl !
Aaahhh long time no post. Had to get rid off the spider webs on my tumblr…*cough*.
Today i want to write a little article about tech gadgets that may or may not change the way we consume food, or in this case liquids of any kinds. I just preordered a wonderfully designed “Cup” ! Yes you read tight a Cup. To me it’s one of it’s kind. Not only i think it’s insanely beautiful. No i think it’s the smartest cup ever made by humans for humans and i really can’t wait to hold it in my hands.
VESSYL AUTOMATICALLY KNOWS AND TRACKS
WHAT YOU’RE DRINKING IN REAL-TIME
So this how it looks and what it does. It automatically recognizes any liquid you pour in it and within no time (realtime) it’ll tell you wether it’s beer, wine, soda, water or coffee…But it also let’s you know how much caffeine is in your coffee…and that’s simply wow. There’ll be a app that goes along with the Vessyl that’ll automatically track your drinking habits and keep track of everything you drank. For me, as i’m a steady-to-less-drinker, could help to life a way healthier life :)
I believe that this “Smart-Cup” is just the beginning of NextGen-Gadgets. So if you’re a freak like me and love tech, plus a healthy lifestyle why not check out their website and see for yourself.
PS: If you preorder now you will only pay 99$ instead of 199$ it’ll cost in retail !!!
CINEMA 4D Release 15 announced !
CINEMA 4D R15
Oh what a happy day today. Today we at MAXON Computer are proud to announce CINEMA 4D R15 (release fifteen) Yeah you heard right 15. Another great release I’m totally proud of. There are tons of great tools and workflow improvements based upon your valuable and meaningful input. So thanks to all your emails, tweets, facebook posts, etc. We’re always listening.
Bevel, yes we finally listened and overhauled the way you bevel and brought it to a new level. Not only technical wise, but also usability wise. We carefully listened to all of your requests and condensed the essence for a perfect workflow out of it. I hope you all enjoy it as much as i did.
I truly believe that our new bevel tools are the best you can currently get in any package (i do :) )
Because of the fact that there are so many small to middle sized teams, MAXON Computer also rethought the way how network rendering works. Add a machine, authorize a machine, render ! That’s all you really have to do. Three simple steps to the “Single Frame Distributed Rendering”. Oh yes, single frame rendering is part of the all new Team Render as well. You’ll love it, i have no doubts about that :)
A new and improved algorithm for faster approximation of Global Illumination and improved Ambient Occlusion will also benefit from network distribution.
And to all my typography buddies (including me) we finally have the ability to kern our text in 3D / 2D space in an amazing easy to use interactive way. See my sample image below, couldn’t resist :) Yes Kerning made it’s way into CINEMA 4D R15 and boy I’m happy about that.
If you’re a Sculptor i think these new features will help you to speed up your work: Amplify Brush, Advanced Masking / Mirroring and Duplication tools, sculpt lines, etc. etc.
Nobody likes to search for missing textures or wants to replace global links with local ones. It’s simply not as funny as one would imagine it. Therefore MAXON introduced the all new Texture Manager with CINEMA 4D R15. Take control over your complex scenes, because time is way to valuable to waste
I made an example which is already online since some time now to simple test the smoothness only a camera crane can give you while animating….well…a camera. Check out my music video “Slow” to see it in action. Slow - Music Video
Of course there are many many more feature that went into this release. You can read all about them if you visit this Link
One more thing I’d really want to let you all know is about how much love and dedication to details went into making CINEMA4D R15. The entire MAXON team is proud to help the best customers / community and artists in the world to enhance their experience with the application we all love. And of course to make F#$* awesome Shit !!!!
neosushi68 aka. David Drayton
Additional CINEMA4D R15 Resources:
C4DLive R15 Cover & Live Streaming Sessions
MoStyle TV R15 Cover
3DFluff R15 Cover
CGTalk official R15 Announcement
Einmalich.com R15 Cover
CINEMA4D R15 Timesavers
Marjin3D on Vimeo R15 videos
"Slow" Experimental Music Video
It’s been a long time since i’ve done some Cinema 4D work. I made it mainly to free my mind from all of the UX Design work at MAXON. I hope you enjoy it and i’d love to hear what you think about it in the comments, facebook or twitter :)
99frames 2012 - The Final Movie is online
It’s finally done. All of you have done a fantastic job in participating with such super high quality entries.
Without any further due…enjoy the movie !
Edit by: Nico Bolocha -@neekoe / https://vimeo.com/neekoe
Music by: Wesley Slover - @SonoSanctus / https://vimeo.com/sonosanctus
Loved by: David Drayton - @neosushi68 / http://neosushi68.tumblr.com
I will anounce the winners of this 99frames project next week on my Blog - http://99frames.tumblr.com
CINEWARE is here
The wait is finally over and the overall hard work of the Coding and Design Team finally can be viewed at our new Landing Page over at:
I truly believe that the seemless integration of CINEMA 4D and After Effects will change the way artists will work in the future. Making everything as streamlined as possible was a great challenge but worth the work and the wait :) As i know the main developer for this integration i can clearly say that she did an insane good job on getting things working the logic CINEMA 4D way and helped new to 3D users getting their groove on 3D. So kudos to her and her love to detail and knowledge.
So go over to the landing page and see + hear what the artists got to say about the flawless CINEMA 4D integration into Adobe’s After Effects :)
Feel free to share the news with you co-workers, friends and communities areound the globe.