I'm working on a series of fantasy posters. I started by using traditional media, oil paint on board and canvas. I like to work smaller than 2 x 3 feet, for compositional reasons, although working so small doesn't allow me to add the details I need.
I decided to transition over to Painter 6 (the brushes are much better than v.5). I'm working at 12.5" x 10"(when i zoom in to 200% it's the equivalent of working at 8.8 x 7 feet). I started working at 20" x 16"(the size I want to work at), except with layers its very slow, the image can get up well above 200 megs. I have 256 megs of Ram and even if I doubled that I think it would still be slow.
....so now I'm taking a second look at FilmFX. I've had it for at least a year I think and I've dabbled enough with it. Here's the one problem/ question I have with it. When i zoom into a region of the picture do I need to hit the high-res button every time to get a high-res version of the picture? I do ALOT of zooming in and out while I paint, so I can see what something looks like as a detail then as a shape from a distance. I read on Satoripaint.com feature highlights about a smooth brushing option. When its enabled the pixelation doesn't occur while zooming in? or is it just saying that it's possible to zoom in and remove the aliasing by hitting the high-res button. (Quote next paragraph)
"Here we can see the effect of zooming into a group of pixels within the image, with smooth brushing applied below the resolution threshold. Sub-pixel tools enable you smooth brushing and eliminate the ‘jaggies’ (aliasing) that plague conventional bitmap editors."
Thanks for your help,
.....and the brushes in FilmFX are very good, although I believe that artists can use most of the major painting software to get any effect they want if they put the time into figuring out how to do it. The artist at goodbrush.com uses photoshop very effectively.
- Transitioning from Painter 6 to FilmFX 3.2.... by Phil at Oct. 25, 2000 6:05 pm gmt (Rec'd 2)
- Re: Transitioning from Painter 6 to FilmFX 3.2.... by Adam Yalonetsky at Oct. 25, 2000 8:53 pm gmt (Rec'd 3)
- Re: Transitioning from Painter 6 to FilmFX 3.2.... by Phil at Oct. 25, 2000 10:37 pm gmt (Rec'd 1)