The Gimp is arguably the most popular free software for non-vector digital art and image editing. (Inkscape is the best free program for vector graphics in my opinion.) Some time ago, I analyzed Paint Tool SAI, comparing it with the Gimp, and the results are in. But SAI has an unrelated, nay, a mirror image in the FOSS world trying to do what SAI does in a better way: Krita. Krita is a cross-platform open-source free software tool for digital art. In fact, I’d argue that, in light of what Krita has to offer, Gimp may be considered the best for image editing and not for art creation. But here’s a run-down comparison of the two.
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- What is Premake?
- Initial Steps
- File Format
- Your Project File Structure
- Creating Needed Objects
- A Little About Lua
- Setting up a Premake Project
- Setting up Irrlicht
- Putting It All Together
- Additional Notes
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Irrlicht is a free, zlib-style-licensed 3D engine, having its own built-in engines as well as acting as a wrapper for OpenGL and DirectX. It is tailored primarily towards speed (and thus, gaming) and is relatively easy to modify.
If you’re a new C or C++ programmer, you may have heard of “Make” and “CMake”. Make is a program on Linux distros that sends commands to the compiler for how to.. well, make a program executable. CMake is supposedly the cross-platform version of “make” in that it creates make files for different operating systems. However, I’ve heard complaints that it’s a mess, and it just adds to the work. In steps Premake…
In this tutorial, I’m going to show you how to set up JWildfire in the NetBeans IDE so you can edit the software in one of the best Java IDEs available. This will allow you to make custom variations of your own without having to use the custom_wf variation.
Metasequoia is a 3D modelling program designed by a lone Japanese guy (Osama Mizuno) in downtown Tokyo (At this site: http://metaseq.net/en/.). Surprisingly, it’s a stunningly popular program. This is probably because it’s like PaintToolSAI – most things you need are directly in front of you and easy to use.
Table of Contents
- What is Manga?
- Why the world uses SAI
- Gimp versus SAI
As some of my friends know, I’ve had trouble with internet connection issues. For some reason, I get IP v4 internet connection and only local IP v6 connection, and that has meant I couldn’t access the internet. Of course, it serves me right for plugging into the ethernet port of a wireless router, but who’s looking? So up until now, I’ve had to resort to another computer for internet.
Rikaichan is a free addon for Firefox that utilizes the WWWJDIC for translating Japanese in your browser.
I don’t know about you, but I had a headache trying to change the album cover art that displays in VLC. If you recall, VLC automatically downloads cover art for your music. What you should also know is: when you save a playlist VLC CACHES THE ARTWORK! That’s really annoying when you have the WRONG album art. So in this post, I’m going to tell you how to change it. Hurray!