Wednesday, February 29, 2012

LUMIPro DEMO CANCELLED !




Interested in learning more about LUMIPro and seeing it in action, getting some tips and tricks up close with the creator?

Join us Thursday morning 11 AM SLT at the LUMIPro World Headquarters. Please come able to hear voice.



Sunday, February 26, 2012

Posers We Love !





LUMIPro thanks these awesome posers for their support ! We hope you will have a chance to pop over to their shops and support them as well. 







Thursday, February 23, 2012

REMINDER! Demo NIght TONIGHT @ LUMIPro !!!




You have questions and we have answers. Please join us Thursday night, February 23rd @ LUMIPro World Headquarters, 7PM SLT.

Stefan will be there to demo and answer your questions for 1 hour. Please be able to hear voice, you do not have to speak but hearing him makes it easier.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

DEMO Night with LUMIPro



You have questions and we have answers. Please join us Thursday night, February 23rd @ LUMIPro World Headquarters, 7PM SLT.

Stefan will be there to demo and answer your questions for 1 hour. Please be able to hear voice, you do not have to speak but hearing him makes it easier.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Tutorial on LUMIPro Model Lighting

This tutorial is on the model lighting system of LUMIPro L3.

Land owner: DracanPhoenix (thank you for giving permission to post this)

(Here is the resulting image from the tutorial. click to see full screen)

(watch in HD full screen as well)


Friday, February 10, 2012

Working Around Those Terrible Lines in High Resolution Photos

I'm sure everyone knows what we're talking about. Those terrible horizontal and vertical lines in our high resolution photos.

There is a JIRA posted on this bug (SH-2378) with some great work by people like Dil Spitz who narrowed the problem down to various things it is and is not and when the bug was introduced. The bug entered the code in Viewer 3.2.4 timeframe (Nov 23'11) (as of Feb 10, the main Linden viewer is 3.2.44). The code that seemed to introduce the bug was part of some frame rate improvements and has been around since. Speculations that it was either a problem with anti-aliasing or the Nvidia driver turned out to be not true.

From what the community can reverse engineer, when you take a high resolution photo it takes several passes at your screen resolution and then "stitches" the image together the way you might stitch together a panorama. There are several problems with this. 1) There appears to be a goof in the stitching, leaving a 1px or 2px artifact between the stitches both vertically and horizontally. 2) What ever wall clock time passes between various stitch captures. Just like RL this means each stitch frame is slightly further in time. This makes taking shots with fast moving water reflections, fast moving clouds, or rotating stage lights impossible.

I typically shoot "high resolution" with crtl-~ which means there are 4 frames total that are stitched together leaving a single vertical and horizontal line that goes through the center of the screen. If you shoot highest resolution at 6000px plus you will end up with multiple stitchlines.

It dawned on me this morning that a simple tool that would just either surgically remove those two pixels or even better just stretch each quadrant by 1px would work very very well! But what tool? About 30 seconds later it came to me, duhhhh photoshop!

Using photoshop actions is a simple way to record various keystroke sequences into an action and then assigning it to a keystroke. With a bit of experimenting I came up with a simple photoshop action that when I press SHIFT-F2 it moves the artifact. Photoshop actions are also cool in that you can run them in "batch" mode and have them fix an entire folder of pictures in one request.

Take a look at the result

The raw camera shot with the artifact lines

After running the fixit script



Now this is by no means better than fixing the problem. But I suspsect you'll agree, this is significnatly better in most cases than doing clone stamping or blur.

Before (zoomed in)

After zoomed in:

Good enough!!

I wrote the action "script" with my older copy of Photoshop CS2 so it should work on CS3, 4, 5, etc.

Now the caveat. I'm using a 37" 1080p HD TV as primary SL monitor and so my crtl-~ shots are 3840 x 2036 px. I can't say how many people are shooting at that resolution, but i suspect not that many. The script is unfortunately hardwired to that resolution. It won't work if the catpure is at a different resolution. You'll have to start with what i came up with and modify or redo it. I have no clue if this works in Aperture, Photoshop Elements, GIMP, etc.

Download the Photoshop action to your computer here. (go to file menu and select download. you might need to get a google+ account, not sure) Save it where ever.

Check out the demo and learn now to install the action. (best to watch in HD full screen)

I'm opening this post for comments.

ProPoser Pose Fair Opens This Weekend




Poses and Animations Fair




"When Love meets open arms"




11th - 25th February, 2012




and LUMIPro will be there ! Will you?


Proceeds to benefit ASA, (Autism Society of America).










Sponsors:

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                                        Proposers is a group for photography, pose and animation lovers. 
We wanted to open the New Year with a different event rather than our famous Hunt. Sitting on the couch and watching the snow falling, and the Holidays fast approaching, I thought it was the right time to have fun again and HELP for a GOOD CAUSE.
I have had the great honor and opportunity to get in touch with the ASA (Autism Society of America). Autism is a great deal nowadays, that appears in early childhood, usually before age 3. All autism disorders affect a child's ability to communicate and interact with others. December 2009, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued their ADDM autism prevalence report. The report concluded that the prevalence of autism had risen to 1 in every 110 births in the United States and almost 1 in 70 boys.

MISSION:
We came out with the idea to have a EXPO where part of the sales will be donated directly to the ASA.
Donation Kiosks will be placed on the sim too. Documents and/or proof of RL Donation will be shared with the Proposers Group after the end of the event.


*WHEN:
From 11th to 25th of February, 2012.

*SIZE:
2 Sims host this Event

*NUMBER OF CREATORS:
Up to 180 Posemakers and Animators will be there.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

A shoot in 4 minutes - L3 demo

LUMIPro gives a great opportunity to shoot fast and anywhere. Here is an example of shooting a model in world with 3 lights and 2 projectors. Total shoot time=4 minutes!
(its recorded HD, watching full screen works great).