Stoned & Wiredhttp://area.autodesk.com/Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:26:47 UTCWebinar........THIS FRIDAY !!S+W<p><img align="left" style="margin-right: 10px; width: 529px; height: 322px;" src="/userdata/fckdata/335458/image/S&amp;W%20Images/penguin%20cottages.jpg" alt="" /></p> <h3>Webinar with ENVY Post</h3> <p><span style="font-family: Tahoma;">Hiya all,</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Tahoma;">So this Friday (4th May) we have a live webinar with our good friends from ENVY post in London.</span></p> <p>We'll have a walkthrough of a commercial, &quot;Cottages For You&quot;, which was completed by ENVY's very own Jason Farrow, who will also be with us to answer questions after the video.</p> <p>Cottages aren't in abundance in the Artic regions, so the closest thing dear Agnes (see picture) could find was this nice, one bed Iglo............however, as you can see she's still in holiday mood !!!</p> <p>Head on over to....</p> <p><a href="http://www.autodesk.co.uk/meettheexperts_envy">www.autodesk.co.uk/meettheexperts_envy</a></p> <p>to register.........</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Hope to see you there......!!!</p>Sat, 28 Apr 2012 17:00:00 UTChttp://area.autodesk.com/blogs/stonedwired/webinar_this_fridayNFL............THATS "National Flipper League !!S+W<p><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: Tahoma;">NFL.....as it should be played !!</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: Tahoma;">Which according to our brave trio opposite should be on ice !!</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: Tahoma;">So keeping with our footballing theme we've up loaded a little demo that we recorded last year. It's based around some material that we had for an ident for the Heisman cup and we kinda used it to show a bunch of things.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: Tahoma;">This particular demo was done on a Smoke on Mac......but it's totally applicable to Flame et al, especially as there's a little cheeky bit in the first part of the demo where we use the MK in a, er......., way that it may not have originally been intended for.</span></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: Tahoma;">Anyways hope you enjoy...........the whole lot lasts around 50 minutes and is broken down into 3 parts.</span></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: Tahoma;">Have fun, and we'll let you know the result of the above match in the next posting.</span></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: Tahoma;">Stuy&amp;Joe</span></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><iframe width="420" height="315" frameborder="0" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/ZEcv_uw4pPQ" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><iframe width="420" height="315" frameborder="0" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/zo5R6Y5i_io" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><iframe width="420" height="315" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/wETY8KuP0E4"></iframe></p>Mon, 26 Mar 2012 20:00:00 UTChttp://area.autodesk.com/blogs/stonedwired/nfl_thats_national_flipper_leagueLen's FlaresS+W<p><img align="left" style="margin-right: 10px; width: 393px; height: 387px;" src="/userdata/fckdata/335458/image/S&amp;W%20Images/lens_penguin_flares.jpg" alt="" /></p> <h3><span style="font-size: large;"><span style="font-family: Tahoma;">Lenny got bored and........<br /> </span></span></h3> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: Tahoma;">Our new resident preset maker, (pictured left), had some time on his hands the other day and made up a few example lens flares for us all.&nbsp;</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: Tahoma;">if you follow the link...</span></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="/userdata/fckdata/335458/file/LENNYS_LENS_FLARES.zip"><span style="font-family: Tahoma;"><span style="font-size: medium;">LENNYS LENS&nbsp;FLARES</span></span></a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-family: Tahoma;"><span style="font-size: medium;">and download this you'll find 6 presets that you can look at and (maybe) get some inspiration from.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Tahoma;"><span style="font-size: medium;">Unzip them and put them into your</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Tahoma;"><span style="font-size: medium;">/usr/discreet/&lt;your_version_here&gt;/lensflare/presets</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Tahoma;"><span style="font-size: medium;">directory and they'll show up in your Action, Preset home.</span></span></p> <p>&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Tahoma;"><span style="font-size: medium;">Now some of these are a little slow as there is a lot happening, and Lenny, bless him, has used lots of lens flare nodes to give certain elements different behaviours. You don't have to use them but if you do they take a little while to render.......but then Lenny has very little else to do in the Anatartic !!!.</span></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-family: Tahoma;"><span style="font-size: medium;">Hopefully though they'll be a little inspiration and a starting point for you to make your own.</span></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-family: Tahoma;"><span style="font-size: medium;">Happy days !!</span></span></p>Sun, 19 Feb 2012 16:00:00 UTChttp://area.autodesk.com/blogs/stonedwired/len_s_flaresThe Real Slim ShaderS+W<p><img align="left" style="margin-right: 10px; width: 460px; height: 346px;" src="/userdata/fckdata/335458/Real Slim Shader(1).jpg" alt="" /></p> <h2><span style="font-family: Tahoma;">Delving into.........</span></h2> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: Tahoma;">Congrats......your about to see, courtesy of the unsinkable other half of your hosts at stoned &amp; wired productions,(Mr J Billington esq), a tumble into the potential that is GLSL fragment shaders.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: Tahoma;">We strongly suggest that you hold onto something secure whilst watching the video, and make sure you have no pending engagements.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> You&rsquo;ll be glad to know that no Artists or Operators were injured during the making of this video. </span></span></p> <p>* please find below the associated Toonshader steps </p> <p><a href="/userdata/fckdata/335458/ToonShader(2).tar">userdata/fckdata/335458/ToonShader(2).tar</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><iframe width="420" height="315" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/BDTJ_5Xl3F4"></iframe></p> <p>&nbsp;</p>Thu, 09 Feb 2012 16:00:00 UTChttp://area.autodesk.com/blogs/stonedwired/the_real_slim_shaderA Silly little ThingS+W<p><img align="left" alt="" src="/userdata/fckdata/335458/images.jpg" style="margin-right: 10px; width: 462px; height: 255px;" /></p> <h3><span style="font-family: Tahoma;">It's a silly thing BUT.....none the less cymbolic !!!</span></h3> <p><span style="font-family: Tahoma;">OK.....so if you have a spare 5 minutes or so go over and have a look at a little web based thing called &quot;Flame Painter&quot;........</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Tahoma;">(See what we did there ???, managed to get a very tenuous link to what is supposed to be the main purpose of this blog......but to something totally unrelated !!!!.....)</span></p> <p>I&nbsp;say &quot;5 minutes&quot; but honestly it'll be longer when you start playing with it...........very cool, and.....we'll you'll see.</p> <p>Have fun....</p> <p>Oh yeah, nearly forgot, here's the link..</p> <p>.</p> <p><a href="http://www.escapemotions.com/experiments/flame/#top">www.escapemotions.com/experiments/flame/#top</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p>Sat, 04 Feb 2012 16:00:00 UTChttp://area.autodesk.com/blogs/stonedwired/a_silly_little_thingRAIDERS of the LOST ARCHIVES+W<p><img align="left" style="margin-right: 10px; width: 593px; height: 382px;" src="/userdata/fckdata/335458/image/S&amp;W%20Images/Raiders%20Title.jpg" alt="" /></p> <h1><span style="font-family: Tahoma;">Step by Step Archiving</span></h1> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-family: Tahoma;"><span style="font-size: medium;">Hiya all..........</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Tahoma;"><span style="font-size: medium;">So taking some artistic license, and plaglarism to new heights, we've come up with this cheeky little title !!</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Tahoma;"><span style="font-size: medium;">The topic of this post is to do with archiving. A little while back we did a walk through for a new customer that needed to get a load of projects off their system. Up till then they hadn't had a lot of practice with the whole archiving thing so we made this PDF document (see the link, tap the link, download the link !!), to help them along.</span></span></p> <p><a href="/userdata/fckdata/335458/Archiving.pdf">userdata/fckdata/335458/Archiving.pdf</a></p> <p><span style="font-family: Tahoma;"><span style="font-size: medium;">For all you experienced chaps and chapettes out there this will all be familar ground but for anyone that wants a little more visual guidance it may be helpful</span></span>.</p> <p><span style="font-family: Tahoma;"><span style="font-size: medium;">Anyways have a look.....see what you think......and as always any feedback will be happily taken.</span></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-family: Tahoma;"><span style="font-size: medium;">And in the meantime......................MIND&nbsp;THAT&nbsp;BOULDER&nbsp;!!!!!</span></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-family: Tahoma;"><span style="font-size: medium;">Stuy &amp; Joe</span></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p>Mon, 30 Jan 2012 07:52:23 UTChttp://area.autodesk.com/blogs/stonedwired/raiders_of_the_lost_archiveAnd here we go...........S+W<p><img align="left" width="300" height="199" style="MARGIN-RIGHT: 10px" src="/userdata/fckdata/335458/image/S&amp;W%20Images/S+W_alt_crop.jpg" alt="" /></p> <h2><span style="font-size: large;"><span style="font-family: Tahoma;">Welcome, hello, oh go on, come on in.......</span></span></h2> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: Tahoma;">So you've stumbled upon this page called Stoned&amp;Wired and probably thought &quot;looks interesting&quot;...........or maybe you haven't and thought that it may have a far more &quot;nefarious&quot; meaning.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: Tahoma;">Just right now we don't know where it's going to go, but we hope it's going to be fun getting there.</span></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: Tahoma;">We'd like </span></span><span style="font-family: Tahoma;"><span style="font-size: medium;">this blog to be informative, funny, and generally helpful...........but we'd also like it to be pretty interactive. Sure we'll post up tips and tricks......some tutorial stuff and generally things that we like and hope you do too, but we want <em><strong>YOU.......</strong></em>,(yes.....you), to tell us the things that you'd like to see.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Tahoma;"><span style="font-size: medium;">So there you go.......</span></span><span style="font-family: Tahoma;"><span style="font-size: medium;">it's a work in progress as far as an agenda goes........but we think it's gonna be ok</span></span>.</p> <p><span style="font-family: Tahoma;"><span style="font-size: medium;">Oh, one last thing, there's two of us doing this blog thing, (as you may have duduced from our little thumbnail picture), and we go by the name of Joe &amp; Stuy...........and we are indeed Rockhopper penguins, just in case there's any doubt.</span></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-family: Tahoma;"><span style="font-size: medium;">There....glads that's cleared up !!!</span></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-family: Tahoma;"><span style="font-size: medium;">See ya soon.</span></span></p>Sat, 21 Jan 2012 16:00:00 UTChttp://area.autodesk.com/blogs/stonedwired/and_here_we_go