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Posted: 13 January 2013 06:29 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 46 ]
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thanks for that link too smile

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Posted: 13 January 2013 06:52 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 47 ]
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You all are really super cool for putting this whole catalog together! Thanks a Mill!!!  cool hmm

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Posted: 13 January 2013 07:01 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 48 ]
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Heh, yes it is handy, in fact it is awesome ! smile

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Posted: 13 January 2013 08:12 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 49 ]
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Very Awesome! Man, you ROCK for rejuvenating this!
Lots of stuff here I’m absolutely eager to check out. This is great!

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Posted: 14 January 2013 01:13 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 50 ]
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Posted: 14 January 2013 05:17 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 51 ]
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Crazybump.

http://crazybump.com/mac/

Excellent piece of software for creating normal maps, specular maps, displacement and occlusion maps.
Theres a public beta version for Mac (I’ve been using it for ages) and I believe there is also a demo for windows users.

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Posted: 14 January 2013 10:50 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 52 ]
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There is, and here’s their homepage. Looks great!
CrazyBump
It’s $99 USD for personal use license - a deal for what this can do. Not sure what happens in an unlicensed version.

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Posted: 16 January 2013 05:17 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 53 ]
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head wax - 11 January 2013 03:27 PM

free cs2 goodies inc illustrator fo your vector drawings to import into spline room….

http://www.adobe.com/downloads/cs2_downloads/index.html

they are old versions but mightbe handy ?

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Indeed!  This is almost too good to be true!  Is there a catch? gulp

I almost missed this!  As well as all the other CS2 programs. 

Many thanks for this, Andrew!  I’ve been soldiering on with PS5 for so many years/decades.

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Posted: 16 January 2013 11:10 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 54 ]
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The catch is that it is NOT 100% LEGAL unless you already have a CS2 license.
Sure, it is only a problem for businesses trying to be fully legit, to avoid risking piracy raids and being sued.
http://blogs.adobe.com/conversations/2013/01/update-on-cs2-and-acrobat-7-activation-servers.html


Sticking with GIMP, Inkscape via
http://portableapps.com/

100% legal, works on any computer, any OS and always free, with future updates.

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Posted: 16 January 2013 12:19 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 55 ]
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3drendero - 16 January 2013 11:10 AM

The catch is that it is NOT 100% LEGAL unless you already have a CS2 license.
Sure, it is only a problem for businesses trying to be fully legit, to avoid risking piracy raids and being sued.
http://blogs.adobe.com/conversations/2013/01/update-on-cs2-and-acrobat-7-activation-servers.html


Sticking with GIMP, Inkscape via
http://portableapps.com/

100% legal, works on any computer, any OS and always free, with future updates.

Ah, okay.  That makes more sense.  Sort of…

Still, it’s out of character for them to do it this way, I think.  Not even plastering the catch all over the download page. Usually they are air-tightly controlled to where it is impossible to get even a sniff of this kind of access legitimately.  To me they’ve been the epitome of tight controlling of their apps.

Curious… for them.

I do use GIMP when I need those extra abilities that my old, trusty, (a-hem) legit PS5 lacks.  I guess that amounts to quite a few features after all these years, but not that many that I’ve needed so far.

I haven’t yet sat down and fully committed to the GIMP.  One of these days…

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Posted: 16 January 2013 12:34 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 56 ]
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Bagboy - 16 January 2013 12:19 PM

Curious… for them.

It’s called having their cake and eating it too… They mass release an “obsolete” (because of OS updates) version with a press release, then have their legal dept say that you don’t actually own it if you download it (in otherwords they are legally exempt from supporting it).

Kinda like when Apple was the underdog and would inflate their OS install numbers by including the number of people using their software illegally…. Kind of ironic to claim software pirates as users, but it’s all about “leveraging” reality. In most cases people have owned a pirated or “borrowed” copy of Adobe products before they buy in… It’s actually part of their business model.

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Posted: 16 January 2013 02:36 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 57 ]
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I DLed the Adobe files, as I still have a legacy computer. I don’t feel bad about it either because they had nothing on the download page explaining their reason for release. They didn’t even have a link to the page with the explanation. All they had on a public page were the complete files, activation numbers and system requirements for a series of seven+ year old, unsupported, no longer sold, software.


If I’m a pirate, I suck at it.

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Posted: 16 January 2013 05:30 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 58 ]
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3drendero - 16 January 2013 11:10 AM

The catch is that it is NOT 100% LEGAL unless you already have a CS2 license.
Sure, it is only a problem for businesses trying to be fully legit, to avoid risking piracy raids and being sued.
http://blogs.adobe.com/conversations/2013/01/update-on-cs2-and-acrobat-7-activation-servers.html


Sticking with GIMP, Inkscape via
http://portableapps.com/

100% legal, works on any computer, any OS and always free, with future updates.

sorry, didn’t know there was anything not legal with it!
as a few people have said , there is nothing on the download page about the conditions for downloading it

EDIT: reading this (from the Adobe Blog) , it says nothing concrete about preconditions:

Effective December 13, Adobe disabled the activation server for CS2 products and Acrobat 7 because of a technical glitch. These products were released over 7 years ago and do not run on many modern operating systems. But to ensure that any customers activating those old versions can continue to use their software, we issued a serial number directly to those customers.  While this might be interpreted as Adobe giving away software for free, we did it to help our customers.

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Posted: 16 January 2013 09:57 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 59 ]
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I grabbed it too red face guilty tongue rolleye

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Posted: 11 March 2013 10:22 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 60 ]
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not software but…

Using Poser 3D Software to Create the Ground-Breaking Graphic Novel Anomaly

http://my.smithmicro.com/webinars/poser/using-poser-3d-software-to-create-ground-breaking-graphic-novel-anomaly/index.html

worthwhile watching

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