Well Thought it might benefit some people if i share the program "Inkscape" with people. Inkscape is an open source coded program and the good part is, like all open source, is free! It is a fairly large file size but worth it. Ok so it's about time i mention what it actually is. Inkscape is a Vector graphics program! which is totally awesome and it looks like each release will just better the last.
Inkscape is an open source drawing tool that uses the World Wide Web Consortium's (W3C) scalable vector graphics format (SVG). Some supported SVG features include basic shapes, paths, text, markers, clones, alpha blending, transforms, gradients, and grouping. In addition, Inkscape supports Creative Commons' metadata, node-editing, layers, complex path operations, text-on-path, text-in-shape, and SVG XML editing. It also imports several formats like EPS, PostScript, JPEG, PNG, BMP, and TIFF and exports PNG as well as multiple vector-based formats.
It is easy to use and doesn't take long to get used to. Check it out HERE
Soon this blog will become more focused on the Kirby manga which I have been helping complete and to spread the great work for all kirby fans to see, so those pics will be posted here hopefully on a regular basis and there will also be information on the Kirby Anime as well... maybe, depends on what time allows :D
I will still be putting up some reviews and recommendations on open source programs too ;)
Well I haven't posted anything in a while... so I'm going to give you's a look at three more open-source programs which i think are really good :D
So... The first two are GIMP and Blender. The majority of people i would expect to know of these especially if you're into making graphics and models like me. GIMP as I like to say, is a free version of photoshop and many would agree. I believe it is as easy to use and produces wonderful results. (Depending on user of course) and Blender creates 3D scenes and objects which can be use indefinitely.
GIMP is supported on the following systems: * GNU/Linux (i386, PPC) * Microsoft Windows (XP, Vista) * Mac OS X * Sun OpenSolaris * FreeBSD
and has many many features which I won't even bother listing here. So here's this link to the site as always... HERE I highly recommend this even if you just want to try it out.
Blender makes 3D models or objects which can be used as renders, animations, in game characters and surrounds and many more! Blender has many texture and material plug-ins which you will find anywhere on the internet and based on Python scripting which NASA developed is a powerful tool and in my opinion is better than some bought 3D designers i've tried and they're worth around $400- so just get this ;) Blender supports Python scripting, Direct x files and many more! The list just goes on here too. So head straight to this spot and try for yourself!
The last product is called Flashdevelop. And I have only been using this for about 2 weeks but so far i'm finding it pretty user friendly, probably because the layout is the same as the microsoft visual series. The only thing which was hard to do with this is actually set it up to start off with. I am one of many vista haters and this is one reason. This uses SDK libraries and Adobe flash players. (release and debug) Also after allowing vista permissions, you need to download the SDK library and direct x files. But i already had these because i make a few games here and there. Then you need to set the flash debugger and release in the properties. These things may be hard for some first time users who don't fully understand how open source programs work. Here is the site no doubt :D Here I mean...
I've always wanted to record my music and share it with others but I never could find good free software, then I stumbled across this... Audacity!
Audacity is free, open source software for recording and editing sounds. It is available for Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows, GNU/Linux, and other operating systems.
Audacity is a free, easy-to-use audio editor and recorder for Windows, Mac OS X, GNU/Linux and other operating systems. You can use Audacity to:
* Record live audio. * Convert tapes and records into digital recordings or CDs. * Edit Ogg Vorbis, MP3, WAV or AIFF sound files. * Cut, copy, splice or mix sounds together. * Change the speed or pitch of a recording. * And more!
I've produced a couple of good songs with it so here's the download link if you're interested! Download
This is great software which does just what you want it to do. It is open source code so it's free and if you have the skills i highly urge you to help in this great project.
So what is it? MuseScore is a free cross platform WYSIWYG music notation program, licenced under GNU GPL. Some highlights:
* WYSIWYG, notes are entered on a "virtual note sheet" * Unlimited number of staves * Up to four voices per staff * Easy and fast note entry with mouse, keyboard or MIDI * Integrated sequencer and FluidSynth software synthesizer * Import and export of MusicXML and Standard MIDI Files (SMF) * Platform independent code, binaries available for Linux and Windows * Available in ten languages * GNU GPL licenced
If you are interested visit their website and download it HERE
It supports many instruments and layouts. A must have for people who want to produce professional looking music scores! :D
I'll be putting stuff in here rather then my Neohome now. For two reasons:
1. It is easier than coding all that stuff, one day I am going to actually bother and when I do it shall be awesome.
2. I've never actually had a blog so why not have one on my favorite website, Neoseeker! =D
I always accept Graphic Requests. If you want to request PM Me .
Today is also the day my username changed from antguy002 to Antguy!! I never knew I could do that and i'm so happy I found out =D
My Graphic history: I've always been 'tight' if you know what I mean. I'll never buy something if I know I can get it for free... legally anyways. So I have used GIMP for probably about a year now. I started off in the Anime Graphics Request Thread and made my way around to the "Official" G&A Forum. That request system has been through so many changes and I probably like the current one the most, the worst would have been the ERA idea... good idea but just didn't work.
This is my first post, so... 'til next time! Antguy.