[SATLUG] automatix2 troubles
brad at shub-internet.org
Sat Jun 7 13:35:22 CDT 2008
On 6/7/08, Todd W. Bucy wrote:
> Why should I pay or a $3000 dollar Mac and $650 for Photoshop
> for Mac to do something that I can do with a $1500 computer and $0 for
If your time and "sweat equity" is worth nothing, then this equation
However, if you are a graphics professional and each hour of your
time is worth thousands of dollars to your clients, then you need to
have tools available to you to make that investment worthwhile. You
need a tool that can be used to create photo-realistic pictures in
under five minutes.
My brother-in-law has done it. I've seen his work. You've seen his
work too -- you know all those various different flavours of Lays
potato chips where they mix two flavours in the same bag? His idea,
his graphic design work. Last year, he showed me some of the
mock-ups they made in-house to demonstrate to the customer what the
result might look like, and you *cannot* tell the difference between
them and the stuff that is currently available -- if you could, then
they wouldn't be good enough mock-ups.
He also did the design work and supervised the construction of all of
the life-sized Star Wars figures for the combined promotion between
Lucas Films and Pepsi for Episode 1, including Darth Maul, Watto, and
Jar Jar Binks. They were never supposed to do Yoda, but once George
met my brother-in-law and was convinced that he really got it, and
might be capable of doing Yoda properly, then he was added to the
cast of characters to be created.
> If the question is speed, then with an investment of sweat equity
> and $500 more dollars I can go out get 5 used XBoxes from my local pawn
> shop and create a render farm with a distro such as Dyne:Bolic. It is
> for these reasons that my cost/benefit analysis says that Gimp is better
> then Photoshop.
Speed of the computer is not the problem. Speed and talent of the
artist in being able to compensate for what the computer software
cannot do, that is the problem.
Brad Knowles <brad at shub-internet.org>
LinkedIn Profile: <http://tinyurl.com/y8kpxu>
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