For the last few years we have all turned to Adobe Photoshop for all of our imaging needs. For those who know how to use it its great! For those who aren’t willing to spend $800 to mess around with family photos or maybe the seasoned professional who loves open source application. Well Pixelmator could be for you unfortunately I don’t have details on if it’s going to be a free app or when exactly it will be released but I do know it has almost all the features as Photoshop & it’s the first image editing program to run off of your GPU… NICE. I will be keeping an eye out for this and I plan to do a full write-up when it comes out.
*Birds chirping as you get out of bed* “Ah..today im going to explore the wonderful world of 3d… I think i’m gonna get a Maya or even 3ds Max just to see what its all about. WTF!? $3000 for a program?”
Well….If that’s you Blender is here for you, it has all the features of the big 3d apps including RayTracing by YAFRAY, Global Lighting, SSS (sub surface scattering), Game Dev Tools, Animation tools & Extensive modeling and shader controls and did I mention its FREE?.
Built on the new Python scripting language Blender runs on all platforms (Linux, Mac OSX & Windows) & there is tons of support online i even found some great video tutorials on Walker Creations
I do suggest you download the Python Language for all the blender features to run