Archivi giornalieri: 11/11/2011
Water is beautiful, but creating its effect digitally from scratch can be dreadful, due to the complexity you have to deal with. However, there are always time when you, as a professional, have to create the water effect, be it for personal use or commercial project.
Well, the good news is that there are always hope for you, and the hope is always come from the Internet. Knowing the difficulty of water effect creation, many passionate designers have gone so far to create tutorials and wonderful resources to aid you in achieving artistic and realistic water effect.
In this post we have compiled a list of water effect tutorials that show you the brilliant ways to create water effects ranged from droplets to rain to waterfalls. At the end of the tutorial section we also got Photoshop brushes for you to even speed up your creation process, so take a jump and get them all!
Reports are now coming in that the launch of Modern Warfare 3 broke its own massive record set by its release of Call of Duty : Black Ops just a year ago. Stats from the VGchartz website indicate that the new MW3 game sold a massive 9.3 million copies on launch day. Breaking its previous record of 7m copies on launch day with Black Ops. With first week sales looking to reach around 13 million.
“A reported 1.5 million people queued at midnight globally to get their hands on Modern Warfare 3, with a total of 9.3 million copies sold on the first day” - As a whole, Modern Warfare 3 is up 33% over Black Ops’ first day sales, and a whopping 55% up on the previous Modern Warfare. the US and the UK combined account for 7 million, which is just over 75%.”
If you haven’t purchase a copy of the new Modern Warfare 3 game as yet and are thinking of doing so but are not quite sure which version to spend your hard earned cash on . This comparison video showing the official game running on all three platforms side-by-side might help you decide.
The video after the jump has been put together by YouTube user Robbaz allows you to see the difference in detailing, and the comparison between the age old rivalry between PS3 and Xbox. Enjoy!
Even though it’s already listed on the dance card for ARM’s upcoming MALI-T658 mobile GPU, Samsung is also licensing tech from Imagination Technologies. The new agreement will allow it to include Imagination’s PowerVR SGX multiprocessor GPU (a.k.a Series 5XT a form of which already resides in the A5 chip used by Apple’s iPad 2 and iPhone 4S as well as the PlayStation Vita) in its upcoming devices, but doesn’t specify how many cores or what configuration may be used. MobileTechWorld also speculates this could be in preparation for SoCs built to run Windows 8, but until we actually get a peek inside whatever devices are up Samsung’s sleeve it’s impossible to know for sure.
Honda fans, hope you’re down for some last-minute tickets to Japan, as the automaker plans to release not one, but seven (!) stunning concepts at the upcoming Tokyo Motor show. Ranging from plug-in hybrids to electric motorcycles, we’re most stoked about the Small Sports EV — a dashing two-seat roadster that reminds us stylistically of BMW’s i8. Details are light, but Honda promises that it’ll be fun to drive, yet also achieve “excellent environmental performance.” Alongside it is the plug-in hybrid AC-X, which looks like an LED-ridden redux of the lease-only FCX. And finally, there’s the Micro Commuter concept, which despite looking the least production-ready of the three, gets kudos for having a dedicated spot to load the accompanying Motor Compo EV motorcycle. Not much else to report on all seven this far out, but that doesn’t mean you can’t ogle at photos of these three and their motorcycle brethren at the links below.
Get ready to fire up iTunes and plug in that iOS device, because Apple’s just released iOS 5.0.1. The release notes are identical to the two beta releases, which include fixing bugs relating to battery life and document syncing, while also re-enabling app switching gestures that developers previously had access to on the original iPad. And for those down under, voice recognition has apparently been improved when dictating with an Aussie accent. Those not interested in the 790MB download from iTunes, can look for a 44.6MB delta — including only the changes — from their device Settings. You’ll find photographic evidence of the latter after the break.