Grrrr...darned. Well, I've done one more round of cleaning it up, but I can't see where it might fail unless it's a general problem with ATi and functions within GLSL shaders. You can try to re-download it again now, but I don't suggest holding your breath, unfortunately. I might hold mine, though.
THANKS for testing it, no matter what. My hope to one day understand why Nvidia is so understanding and ATi is so very aggressive is not yet entirely gone, but it will always feel like a gamble to me.
Ehehe, that's nice! The problem is really within ATi's compiling dictatorship. They throw a fit when you ask for the existence of a value within an INT, because according to them only BOOLS can be true or false. And that's just one tiny insignificant example of their tyranny. Nvidia simply does the best with what you give it and tries to interpret what you want. ATi just goes: Screw you lowly programmer, who hasn't read our manifesto and how WE in our infinite brilliance implement openGL. Our way or the highway. All the C++ in the world can't protect you from their mighty stubborness.
Ah well...maybe one day I shall recognize the genius in their ruthlessness, but until then it's really just a silly pain. I already wished I was better at programming, but damn...that's just depressing.
MaCrea_v007.rar Try this... (where's that smily that sorta ducks his head?!) ...I have to say, even while I find it dislikable that ATi is so overly strict, here and there it's kinda irresponsible from Nvidia to allow so much. One mistake I've done was rather silly, not like most of my others would be mature or sophisticated, but this particular one was curiously inconsidered, yet, Nvidia goes: HEY, I know what you wonna do, don't worry, I won't let it go south on you for modifying a read only variable. After all, that's just inside the routine and for you I'll gladly consider it a temporary local. I find that extremely kind, turn around and fall into the cold fist of Ati hurling a newsflash at me that makes me smack my head voluntarily for a little while longer. On that note, it's probably best not to write forum posts after watching "last comic standing". It has a profound impact on my writing style...and it ain't helping.
Again, see if it now works for you... I sure hope it does, because such fundamental mistakes like the above should have no smaller ones around them.
To be honest ive been a little neglectful of my tutorial ambitions. But with me feeling more like my old self again and a nice vacation coming up in a week or two the energy has been returning. As Mr. Anderson would say; its inevitable (a new tutorial vid is coming out).
And what better way to return then with the painting primer. It will allow me to update the cheat sheet too. Im just going to dedicate the front side to sculpting and the backside to painting. That will enable me to include a few of the missing sculpting shortcuts as well.
taron I'm personally not as gifted as you are when it comes to percise determination of my desired color. I hope thats tongue in cheek, otherwise im sorry if i offended you. ;D
Subsurface scattering does help a great deal with softening the lights. Cool trick. Of course im also really excited about the true implementation of area lights!
I have already played with your latest release but i havent had time to really experiment with it in depth today. Ill do that soon. Perhaps i should make a separate video for your app if your going to make it as full featured as you are intending!
I figured something was up with the lower bar besides the saturation value. I also noticed it "shifts" after using it. Thankyou for the explanation. I have to admit it still doesnt feel very intuitive to me though. Not that its unusable by any means but.. Ah im certain you get my drift.
Also how freaking multitalented are you? Sculpting, composing music (sculptris promo video) and now coding? Tjeesh. Showof. ;D
3dioot, you're a tough cookie, but nontheless delightful at it! No worries at all, I pretty much always write with my tongue in my cheek...you should hear me speak! ;D
I'm not sure how I will organize the interface to fit in all the pretty little things, but I will keep in mind to offer alternative pallet solutions. The development reminds me of painting a picture, for example. As it gets more details and parts of it become more exciting, the rough patches become more clearly underdeveloped, asking to be perfected. There are a few more things I'd like to battle first, but it's fairly certain that I won't let you down on those colors!
Ah, haha, well, I guess my talents are stretched thin across many disciplins, which doesn't help with each individual one, but it never let's me get bored in return! ...thanks! At the end its all the same eitherway, if your real passion is method and I just love to create.
A tough cookie! That comment really made my day. Probably because its the last thing i would expect you to say. ;D
Glad i interpreted your "retort" in the right way. Its sometimes hard to trust your intuition on a forum if you know what i mean
I understand and im glad you are putting the color palette somewhere on you todo list as time and development permits. I fully understand there are more important (and probably more fun) challenges to meet right now.
I think its very cool to have a wide interest. In fact i find specialization a bit of a hidden curse. Not that its bad to specialize. But its bad if it leads to disinterest in everything else.
We live in a society where a belief has taken hold that if you cant do something as well as the pro's you shouldn't bother with it because your wasting your time. I find that quite sad. It limits people enjoyment of life.
If your a programmer your not creative, if your creative your not a programmer. I realize your a prime example of the opposite but you'd be surprised how much of a preconception there is that if your good at one thing you must automatically suck at the "opposite" thing.
The coolest things usually get created not by the people who are greatest in one discipline (although many examples of that exist too) but by people who bridge multiple disciplines to create something new. Bit of a rant but eeh.. We are having fun in your thread now anyway.
Anyway keep it up. I spend some time yesterday trying to figure out how to approach the painting tut and what to cover and i think it will take me a while to cover everything well. So ill keep macrea for a seperate video. In this way i wont "pressure" you either to release something new soon.
I found out a long time ago that many great visual artists have a good handle to music as well. A lot of them play either guitar, piano or simply make music with the computer, too. Just because the industrialized world asks for specific tasks to be fulfilled, people tend to forget that a creative mind urges for many outlets and doesn't automatically pursue specialization. It's a societal disease, really.
The latest version, by the way, has a mildly different pallet with a more balanced hue spectrum and better distribution altogether. I know it has nothing to do with what you're asking for, but it's something that kept bothering me a little for a while.
The upcoming version will have a few new tricks, too, but I rather keep it a mystery until I have what I'm thinking of. I might have one smaller release first, too.
Piece by piece it's growing and it certainly is great fun to make. Only a few things are really exhausting at the time and I'm on one of them right now... ...anyway, thanks, 3dioot, I'm enjoying your posts a lot, so don't ever worry about some ranting... that was rather tame anyway, hihi!
Oh I am so with you, 3didoot, as I happen to have the same problem or chance as taron has, I know a little of many things, but I am no expert in one discipline...lol...which makes it easy to adapt to new situations and to have fun in experimenting and testing with new things, but which is also a curse if it comes to sell a maybe new boss your "qualification", especially if you have no written paper, providing your "expertise" but a rather patchworky cv with different job on a variety of fields...lol And even if you happen to have a degree of some sort, but are no longer interested in this field of work you are nailed, cause you either have to work in this special field or you are - as happend to me, overqualified to do something else... grumpf... but oh well, I will hide my papers and see what comes next...lol