GMIC - new plugin available now for Windows

PhilemoPhilemo Posts: 740
edited October 16 in Carrara Discussion

I'm please to announce the release in the near future of a new plugin for Carrara.

It's the integration of GMIC effects as a post renderer.

From the site Gmic.eu

G'MIC is a full-featured open-source framework for image processing, distributed under the CeCILL license. It provides several different user interfaces to convert / manipulate / filter / visualize generic image datasets, ranging from 1d scalar signals to 3d+t sequences of multi-spectral volumetric images, thus including 2d color images.
 

It's been developed by the French university of Caen and the project is currently headed by David Tschumperlé. GMIC is most well known for its integration as a plugin for GIMP. Depending how you"re counting, it provides from 300 to 800 differents operators (effects) on images.

The Carrara implementation provides about 200 effects.

GMIC in Carrara

I have still a few minor issues and I've opened a discussion in the GMIC forum. None the less, about 95% of it is working.

If it can be solved quickly, I'll release it on Monday. Otherwise, as I'm on holiday from next Wednesday for a week (with no computer as a proper holiday should be wink ), it'll have to wait till mid October.

 

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  • PhilemoPhilemo Posts: 740
    edited September 29

    These are effects that can be obtained from GMIC.

    For demonstration purposes, I've added some NPR effects to the render of the "barefoot dancer", a ready made scene provided with genesis 2 essentials.

    Original image

    Original image

    Anguish effect:

    anguish effect

    Brushify effect

    brushify effect

    Colored pencil effect:

    Colored pencil

    Chalk it up effect:

    Chalk it up effect

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  • Looks intriguing Philemo!

  • PhilemoPhilemo Posts: 740
    edited September 29

    Some more

    Comix colors:

    comic colors

    Dread smoothing:

    Dream smoothing

    Engraving:

    engraving

    Felt pen:

    Felt pen effect

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  • PhilemoPhilemo Posts: 740
    edited September 29

    Finger paint:

    Finger paint

    Hard sketch

    Hard sketch

    Ink wash

    Ink wash

    Kuwahara

    Kuwahara

     

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  • PhilemoPhilemo Posts: 740

    Looks intriguing Philemo!

    Yes, that's the whole point of a teaser wink

  • DUDUDUDU Posts: 1,720

    Photoshop and/or After Effects into Carrara, that looks great!

    Thank you Phil!

     

  • PhilemoPhilemo Posts: 740
    DUDU said:

    Photoshop and/or After Effects into Carrara, that looks great!

    Thank you Phil!

     

    Yes and the differents numerical sliders in the effects parameters are keyframed, allowing animation within Carrara animation. I'll try to provide some examples.

  • DUDUDUDU Posts: 1,720

    Thanks, Merci!

  • head waxhead wax Posts: 5,405

    Wow wow and double wow! Thanks Philemo! 

     

  • MDO2010MDO2010 Posts: 1,229

    Whoa!

    This is so cool.yes

  • StezzaStezza Posts: 2,653

    You tease! yes

  • th3Digitth3Digit Posts: 15,712

    picks jaw off the ground

    TY heart

  • Thank you Philemo!  I've used this before in Gimp.  Very worthwhile addition to Carrara.

  • JamyJamy Posts: 132
    edited September 29

    Le Père-Noël est en avance cette année !
    Merci Philemo :-)

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  • Bunyip02Bunyip02 Posts: 900

    200 effects to combine with Filter Forge & FotoSketcher - heaven !!!!!

  • thank you Philemo, is there a chromatic aberration filter among the effects for carrara? I find it very useful to simulate camera lens distortion

  • PhilemoPhilemo Posts: 740
    edited September 29

    There is, but it's part of the few effects that don't work in the current version (the minor bugs that are preventing me from releasing sad)

    You can try it in the G'MIC Online site.

    Anyway, that's the effect (from the GIMP plugin) on the reference image:

    Chromatic aberrations

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  • DiomedeDiomede Posts: 5,800

    +1

    .

    Bunyip02 said:

    200 effects to combine with Filter Forge & FotoSketcher - heaven !!!!!

     

  • th3Digitth3Digit Posts: 15,712

    http://gmic.eu/gimp.shtml
    did you mean this link by some chance?

    the other one goes to a gender equality site, nobel as that might be it has little to do with image filters wink

  • PhilemoPhilemo Posts: 740
    th3Digit said:

    http://gmic.eu/gimp.shtml
    did you mean this link by some chance?

    the other one goes to a gender equality site, nobel as that might be it has little to do with image filters wink

    Thanks Wendy, I've corrected the link.
  • thank you Philemo, are there LUT filters or something like that? it would be a great addition for final render corrections

    anyway I'm definitely interested in your plugin

  • PhilemoPhilemo Posts: 740

    thank you Philemo, are there LUT filters or something like that? it would be a great addition for final render corrections

    anyway I'm definitely interested in your plugin

    G'mic uses HaldCLUT (see there for more explanation). You can create your own CLUT file following the explanation in this link. The main use for HaldCLUT in G'MIC is film emulation (see this page for examples).

  • magaremotomagaremoto Posts: 769

    cool, can't wait yes

  • wgdjohnwgdjohn Posts: 2,608

    yesyes

    I'm Teased and ready to be Pleased. :)

  • DartanbeckDartanbeck Posts: 12,930

    Fantastic!

    I was going to ask if these are animation-friendly. Then I read more, only to find that, not only is it animation-friendly, but it can even be animated! 

    So... these sliders help to control the intensity of the chosen effect(s)?

    It looks like we'll be able to use more than one at one time(?)

  • magaremotomagaremoto Posts: 769

    Fantastic!

    I was going to ask if these are animation-friendly. Then I read more, only to find that, not only is it animation-friendly, but it can even be animated! 

    So... these sliders help to control the intensity of the chosen effect(s)?

    It looks like we'll be able to use more than one at one time(?)

    ditto, what about motion blur? would be very very very useful to have smiley

  • PhilemoPhilemo Posts: 740
    edited October 16

    A short tutorial

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  • PhilemoPhilemo Posts: 740
    edited October 16

    File is available here

    To use, unzip the content of the archive in the extension directory of your Carrara Installation.

    For Windows only. I'll have a try, but I'm afraid linking GMIC to Carrara in OSX may be way over my abilities sad

    There is also a bug left I haven't managed to get rid of. YCRBR conversion doesn't work, so any effect trying to use it won't work. On the other hand, 98% of the effects are working, so I decided to release anyway. I'll post a new version if and when the bug is solved.

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  • th3Digitth3Digit Posts: 15,712

    TY Philemo. will try it when I can heart

  • th3Digitth3Digit Posts: 15,712

    a quick transitional video

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