Digital Carvers Guild going open source

Hi folks,

It's been a long time, but I have some fun news.

I will be releasing all the DCG plug-ins I have rights to as open source. I am still working through the open source license and hosting decision, but as a first step, there is a beta for the no purchase or serial number required version of the plug-ins. More details and downloads are available at http://www.digitalcarversguild.com/os.php.

Regards,

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  • FENgariFENgari Posts: 1,240

    You must be moving on to other horizons, Eric? I wish you well, your plugins have been a wonderful asset.


    Selina

  • DiomedeDiomede Posts: 10,891

    Thank you!  Good luck in all your endeavors.

  • de3ande3an Posts: 910

    That's extremely generous of you! Thank you!

    And thanks for supporting Carrara (Windows and Mac) for so many years.

  • UnifiedBrainUnifiedBrain Posts: 2,555

    Thank you Eric.  Very mixed feelings.  I sent you a PM.

  • HeadwaxHeadwax Posts: 8,162
    edited July 2018

    wow, thanks so much!!
    I have several of your plugins, they are wonderful and indispensable for Carrara users. I would have bought them all but my personal economic limitations prevailed.
    yes,as UB said "mixed feelings'
    Good luck for your future projects and thank you so much for supporting Carrara !

    Post edited by Headwax on
  • WendyLuvsCatzWendyLuvsCatz Posts: 25,902

    yes it is bittersweet news as Carrara development by DAZ has ground to a halt and now it reflects the lack of interest by many others to continue to develop for it, I am hoping it may go the other way with others taking up the torch and adding to the development as we have keen Carrara users like Philemo and Alberto who can.

    very kind and generous of you indeed heartyes

  • StezzaStezza Posts: 5,510

    like Headwax I also have several of your plugins and use them an aweful lot... was only thinking the other day of maybe getting another one... so thankyou for your generosity.. wow

     

    now to go a goo something.. smiley

  • FlashGarciaFlashGarcia Posts: 466

    When I first read the beginning of this post I thought I was mis-understanding it. Nah, stuff that cost 30 to 40 dollars being literally given away for free. I saw the download addresses and said to myself, "Well, what the heck, may as well see what this is all about"

    Bingo! All the Carrara Plugins, but two, listed on the Carrara Plugins description page were included in the download file FOR FREE!!

    Has Digital Carver gotten secret news that World War III is about to happen? Ha, hah

    Anyways, Thanks a million for your generosity.

  • AlbertoAlberto Posts: 825

    Eric,

    I have some of your plugins and like them so much, specially Terrain tools, Shader Ops, Shader Ops 2 and Shader Plus. I constantly use them. 

    I'll be really looking forward the sources!

    Thank you!

  • Thank you! I wish you all the best in whatever you do. I have been very impressed with all your plugins and how you can go from an idea to a plugin has always amazed me.

  • EldritchCellarEldritchCellar Posts: 93
    edited July 2018
    Thank you so much :-)
    Post edited by EldritchCellar on
  • GreymomGreymom Posts: 908

    Wow!  Many thanks for this!

     

  • CbirdCbird Posts: 468

    I remember the first time I found your store. It was like a Carrara candy store. I think I clicked on every page! I feel like I'm still just scratching the surface of everything the plugins I have can do. 

    Thank you for your kindness in making them all available. All the best with what is next.

  • And OSX versions are now available along with updated Windows downloads to include DCG Importer.

    http://www.digitalcarversguild.com/os.php

     

     

  • DUDUDUDU Posts: 1,935

    I uses the DCG Importer everyday, I can't live without it!

    I took a fast look on your pack, I think I must download all the tutos from your site...

    For ex, I don't find how to drape the "hairs" with Anything grows.

    Thank you for your fabulous gift!

  • FENgariFENgari Posts: 1,240
    edited September 2018

    Over the years I'd bought everything except DCG imported and Wireframe Pro - not thinking I had a need or use for them...

    Here's my quick test of Wireframe Pro...


    image


    ..and a simple animation too...



    Selina

    Post edited by FENgari on
  • FENgariFENgari Posts: 1,240

    ..for those who'd like an explanation:

    • in the first image Wireframe Pro is used in the colour and shininess channels as a mixer; and
    • in the second image in the alpha channel too with the size property animated.

    Simples


    Selina

  • CelluloCellulo Posts: 53
    edited July 2018

    Thanks Eric to release these cool plugins for free, here a test with parchment and wireframe plugins, plus toon! effect. I followed the Parchment tutorial.

     

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  • DiomedeDiomede Posts: 10,891
    edited July 2018

    Thank you, @Selina and @Cellulo.   Appreciate the examples and explanation very much.  Reminder of just how generous it is to share these as open source. 

    @Selina, loving the animation.  Mesmerizing.  Might just sit here staring at it for a while instead of doing something useful.  

    Post edited by Diomede on
  • evilproducerevilproducer Posts: 9,021

    Thank you very much!

    And OSX versions are now available along with updated Windows downloads to include DCG Importer.

    http://www.digitalcarversguild.com/os.php

     

     

     

  • BrianP21361BrianP21361 Posts: 626

    Thanks. These are amazing.

  • HeadwaxHeadwax Posts: 8,162
    Selina said:

    ..for those who'd like an explanation:

    • in the first image Wireframe Pro is used in the colour and shininess channels as a mixer; and
    • in the second image in the alpha channel too with the size property animated.

    Simples


    Selina

    Thank you Selina, brilliant as always

     

  • MAJourneyMAJourney Posts: 1,334

    Kindness that makes a man shed tears..

     

    I' have Toon Prou and Parchment which i bought ages ago. I've had DCG in my eyeballs so long and now...

     

    Thanks very, very much

  • Bunyip02Bunyip02 Posts: 3,881

    Woo-hoo, Christmas in July !!!!!!

    Many thank-you's for making these available, was eyeing off most of them !!!!!

  • FENgariFENgari Posts: 1,240
    edited September 2018

    ..by animating the Wireframe Pro values in the Alpha and Transparency channels separately, it is possible to have opening windows and closing blinds...



    Simples !


    Selina

    Post edited by FENgari on
  • DUDUDUDU Posts: 1,935

    Selina, you are terrible!

  • FENgariFENgari Posts: 1,240

    DUDU - ça c'est mon truc !

  • MAJourneyMAJourney Posts: 1,334

    Simples? Dat dere dun look like no simples, yo.

  • ed3Ded3D Posts: 838

    _pretty cool_``~...

  • And source is now available at https://github.com/ewinemiller/dcg under the LGPL 3.0 license.

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