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Hey friends,

I have good news and bad news and then some more good news.

I'll start with the bad news: I've been away from deviantArt for a while now. A lot of work and travelling (just finished a Vue expedition in the Pacific Northwest) is keeping me busy, and I just can't seem to find the time for dA. While I have no intention of leaving, I won't be active for another couple of months here.

Okay, so now the good news, first off we have a lot of new products already published and more coming out (including the SECOND materials video and Sculpted Clouds/MetaClouds) this coming week (already out on e-on, C3D will follow on Friday). We are also posting a lot of tips, tricks, and news on our facebook page. You don't need to be a Facebook member to enjoy the page, so bookmark it! ;)


Cornucopia3D: www.cornucopia3d.com/brokeredf…
e-on software: www.e-onsoftware.com/quadspinn…
Facebook: www.facebook.com/quadspinner/

And now for even MORE good news. I've been talking about my book for a long time - Realism in Vue. It is finished, and off being printed as I write this. It will be available in - dare I say it - a few weeks! :) The main place to find out more about the book, which is also the other bit of good news, is my new site DaxPandhi.com (www.daxpandhi.com) which will be central hub for all my books (published and in the works) as well as a blog that I will be constantly updating with renders, experiments, free stuff for Vue, and more. So I highly recommend visiting it. :D

Lastly, SIGGRAPH 2010 was excellent. Got to meet some great people and see how Hollywood is using Vue. I'll be posting details (and photos) this coming week on my blog.

So, once more, I invite you to visit DaxPandhi.com

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SOULSSHINE Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
ITS VERY NICE Of yu to be PRODUCTIVE in RealLive! Internet live just SUCKS yu out ...
Thats all iv been saying and tried to teach ya since the start ...
... glad yu reached that level in live finaly .

Also the thing iv been saying since the start is the power of OPEN SHARING ...
Yu should be doing more community sharing work / sharing scene and experiments yours / expecialy things / scenes assets / materials / and all kinds of items that do not reach comercial quality / and yo have at hundreds Gigabites in your Disc just DUSTING in and waiting you to die to get nowere / were they should be online your Open legacy...

Get a Download php script & gallery / like joomla cms with a File manager & gallery extension / were people have to register to download / and even can upload their freebies companing of image gallery at your host at www.quadspinner.com ...
WIth hundreds freebies your and of others in - that should be your next best step To turn your work into a legacy online.


WELL As yu still not waching us tru this account
- This is RPGSI Studio Downloadables Open development Legacy latest work [link]

More to come / as i dont like too much to give ideas to others to do / that i canot do in my own production at www.soulsshine.org at all ...


MOST LUCK WITH ALL Old man ...




RUben Ismael
RPGSI STUDIO ADMIN
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I neve rheard of a metaclouds pck coming out :O I've tried with them many times but I'm never fully happy with the results. Those super-sharp bubbling cumulonimbus towers are near impossible to do even with metaclouds :doh:

Lol, I forgot all about that book, goes to show it has been a while ;p
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MovieMatters Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2010
To make all you out there a bit jealous: I got the opportunity to meet Dax in person at Siggraph and he's such a nice and talented guy :) You can't help but have the utmost respect for him and his work.
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nukeation Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2010
Haha. Thanks so much, Daniel. It was great to meet you too. :)
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Lynxander Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah... I was wondering where that book went =p I'll buy it for sure. I'm old fashioned, I want to read things from a book :)
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nukeation Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2010
You and me both. There are some things that can never fit in nor be explained in a video. I hope you enjoy it. :)
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angelitoon Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
It's great, my friend. Everything you do interests me. (I actually bought it all)
the idea of book I love. Maybe I will be rare but, have you in print is a great help. To avoid having to use over and over again the video and find where the information relevant.
I encourage you to continue taking a bit of everything. After TO ALL YOU DO IS INTERESTING!

Congratulations on your last image of Star Wars ...
It's fantastic!

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:iconnukeation:
nukeation Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2010
Thank you so much for the kind words. And you're not alone - a LOT of people have requested training in print form. :)

I'm also working on a couple of other smaller books (which will be available as both ebook and printed).
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angelitoon Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Hope to see you soon. :)
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Leafangel Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2010  Student Filmographer
Just bookmarked your new site. Looking forward to the book coming out soon - hopefully "a few weeks" coincides with my next pay day so I can order it straight away. :)
I'm slowly starting to catch up with your vids. Just bought Materials volume 1 and will be learning from that in order to create the best mats I can for my short movie back drops.
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nukeation Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2010
Awesome! :) We have Materials Vol 2 already out and Vol 3 to 6 coming out every week after this one. At the end we will do a major Value Pack (about 20% off at least) in case you want to wait and save up. :)
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Leafangel Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2010  Student Filmographer
I just haven't had the money (been putting it into stuff for my film as well as buyig Maya and RealFlow- wanna become a 3D matte painter eventually) but I'm determined to buy the vids as I go. I need to be making the backdrops as I go and since I plan to get the film completed by next summer I don't have much time.
I've also got very limited computer resources to work with so I know that one 20 second scene rendered at HD res could potentially take 3 months or more to render (not taking down time into account).
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nukeation Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2010
I'm hoping to line up some free products both on Cornucopia and my blog soon. You'll probably find them useful.

If you want to save money, then I'd say hold off on the videos and wait for the book. As far as value for money goes, the book has about 800 hours of stuff packed into it compared to a 40 minute video. ;)
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Leafangel Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2010  Student Filmographer
Gaining the knowledge and skills I need is the most importnat thing for me so I'll be buying both the vids and the book. It all comes down to the way my brain works when learning - combining video with books helps me take in and understand the information being given so much better.
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2753Productions Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Who are you? Might I say welcome to DA? :lmao: Yeah I hear ya there Dax, I have hardly been on DA much myself other than for the group.
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nukeation Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2010
I'm Luke Skywalker and I'm here to rescue you! :lol:
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2753Productions Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Aren't you a little short for a Stormtrooper?
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:iconnukeation:
nukeation Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2010
What? Oh right, the armor. *takes off helmet* I'm here with Ben Kenobi!
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2753Productions Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Ben Kenobi is here! Where is he?
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:iconnukeation:
nukeation Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2010
By the snack counter. He couldn't find any potato chips for 16 years in the Jundland wastes.
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2753Productions Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Oh snap! What a travesty!
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