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  • @ghostship said in Poserverse News Page:

    @eclark1849 I use an ad blocker on my PC and NEVER see ads on YouTube. The videos play without pauses or interruptions. Blender Foundation should just go ahead and monetize their channel and then donate the revenue. People who are smart use ad blocker anyway.

    Me, too.

    BTW am I the only one slightly puzzled by the sentence "Europe (and Netherlands)"?

    Last time I looked, The Netherlands were firmly placed IN Europe ...

  • CGBYTES Owner Passes Away

    CGbytes has released the following statement in their forum:

    It is with deep sadness that we must inform you that Andrew, the owner of CGbytes Inc., has passed. Andrew was a dear friend and colleague to the entire CGbytes family and he will be sorely missed. It was through Andrew’s vision and leadership that the CGbytes family of sites have grown to the amazing offering we all enjoy today and we are grateful to him for sharing so generously of his time and talents.

    The CGbytes team would like to ensure all customers and artists that Andrew’s vision will continue into the future. Over the past year, Andrew had already stepped away from day-to-day duties of the site and the same amazing team he put in place will continue to operate all of the CGbytes Inc. sites.

    We would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to all of our customers, artists, and friends as we grieve together for our lost loved one.

    Andrew had an ambitious road map for the future, and we will continue to bring new content, technology, and innovation to this marketplace as he would have wanted.

    The CGbytes Family

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    @trekkiegrrrl said in Poserverse News Page:

    @ghostship said in Poserverse News Page:

    @eclark1849 I use an ad blocker on my PC and NEVER see ads on YouTube. The videos play without pauses or interruptions. Blender Foundation should just go ahead and monetize their channel and then donate the revenue. People who are smart use ad blocker anyway.

    Me, too.

    BTW am I the only one slightly puzzled by the sentence "Europe (and Netherlands)"?

    Last time I looked, The Netherlands were firmly placed IN Europe ...

    Netherlands was probably added separately because the Blender contact was dutch.

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    @trekkiegrrrl Yep, just looked on the map. You are still there and not drifted away like Avalon :D

  • India plans to use 3D paintings as virtual speed-breakers to make its roads safer


    APR 26, 2016
    The Indian government may use 3D paintings as virtual speed-breakers on major highways and roads, in a bid to check speeding and rash driving, and ultimately make its deadly roads a little safer.

    Full story: https://mashable.com/2016/04/26/india-3d-paintings-speed-breakers/?utm_content=29653573&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter#N6kMcOl4oPqJ

  • While that's an interesting idea, somehow, I don't think it will help much. I will refrain from giving a full critique as posting it here would do no good.

    I do like this news thread. There's plenty out there to miss and this can help us catch more.

  • @Ladonna said in Poserverse News Page:

    @trekkiegrrrl Yep, just looked on the map. You are still there and not drifted away like Avalon :D

    Oh, but I'm in Denmark, a bit more to the north ;)

    Also still attached to the rest of Europe, last time I looked ;)

  • @eclark1849 said in Poserverse News Page:

    @trekkiegrrrl Convenient map link: ;)


    Hahahaha I'm perfectly capable of knowing how Europe looks. And what is attached to which. ;)

    Hard pressed, I can mention most US states, but apart from a select few, I wouldn't dare to place them on a map of the US XD

  • Russian court finds in favour of FStorm, OTOY seeks reversal of the ruling
    Jul 10, 2018 by CGPress Staff

    In a copyright dispute between OTOY and FStorm, the Russian Court have ruled in favour of FStorm, the GPU renderer developed by Andrey Kozlov, a former employee at OTOY who had formerly worked on Octane. Andrey Kozlov, was accused by OTOY of using IP from Octane to develop his software. The accusation was upheld by Justice Muir in the High Court of New Zealand who awarded  Otoy $50,000 in exemplary damages and granted permanent injunctions preventing the sale, download or supply of infringing versions of FStormRender
    Following this, the lawsuit continued in the Russian courts, and according to documents shared on the FStorm website, have ruled in favour of FStorm in a recent appeal.

    CGPress has received the following statement from Lavely & Singer, P.C. the law firm acting as litigation counsel to OTOY in the case of OTOY v. Kozlov:
    OTOY is proceeding with all of its appellate rights, as the ruling from the Russian court last month is still subject to review by the Court of Cassation. In the meantime, the only final judgment in this matter is the one issued by the New Zealand High Court in 2017 whereby the Court entered a permanent injunction against Mr. Kozlov and ordered him to pay exemplary damages for infringing upon OTOY’s copyrights in and to Octane Render. Accordingly, OTOY is seeking reversal of the Moscow City Court’s ruling based on the overwhelming evidence of infringement, including the testimony of an independent expert witness who compared the two software programs and found substantial evidence proving that FStorm was unlawfully copied from Octane Render.

    Full Story here: http://cgpress.org/archives/russian-court-rules-in-favour-fstorm.html

    Renderosity Magazine -by -gToon

    SIGGRAPH 2018, the world’s leading annual interdisciplinary educational event showcasing the latest in computer graphics and interactive techniques, has announced information about this year’s Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality program. The 45th SIGGRAPH conference will take place 12–16 August at the Vancouver Convention Centre. To register for the conference, visit s2018.SIGGRAPH.org.
    As virtual reality (VR) expands into the consumer market, and augmented reality (AR) and mixed reality (MR) get ready for prime time, SIGGRAPH 2018 stands as a prime place for these emerging media and experiences to offer a glimpse into the future from innovators around the globe. Cementing its status at the cutting-edge, SIGGRAPH 2018 will feature a brand-new space: the Immersive Pavilion. The Pavilion is devoted exclusively to these three mediums and will contain: the Vrcade, a space for VR, AR, and MR games or experiences; the well-known Village, for showcasing large-scale projects; and the VR Theater, a storytelling extravaganza that is part of the Computer Animation Festival. 
    “We are so excited about the new Immersive Pavilion — it will instantly become the place for our attendees to experience, play, and learn about the latest technological advances across all areas of these rapidly emerging media platforms,” said SIGGRAPH 2018 Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality Chair Pol Jeremias. “This year’s VR and mixed reality offerings will include innovative experiments, research, games, music videos, and more that are focused on the exploding and immersive interactive experience.”

    Full Story here: https://magazine.renderosity.com/article/4545/siggraph-2018-to-debut-immersive-pavilion-with-vrcade-and-village

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    @trekkiegrrrl Danemark is also still very tight attached to the rest of us .Only England seams to drift away like the foggy island Avalon. Hope Ero ask France for asylum before he disappear with the rest of GB.

  • Microsoft Kinect Refuses to Die
    by Alex Cranz

    Microsoft announced the return of the Kinect on Monday at Build, its annual developer conference in Seattle. And its new iteration as a tool for developers powered by a more sophisticated camera module and Microsoft’s cloud-based AI technology might actually push Kinect over the hump to make it useful to a whole new generation of hackers and tinkerers.

    “I think one of the things that is beginning to be understood is that Kinect was never really just the gaming peripheral,” Microsoft Director of Communications Greg Sullivan told Gizmodo at Build. “It was always more.”
    Full story here: https://gizmodo.com/microsoft-kinect-refuses-to-die-1825847023

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    @Ladonna said in Poserverse News Page:

    Only England seams to drift away like the foggy island Avalon.

    The government we have in the UK now attempts to win arguments by punching itself in the face. It appears my country will be more like Tartarus than Avalon :D

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    @caisson Lol, not that we have a better one.... l'état, c'est moi....

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    @eclark1849 Now this is a good news

  • Computer graphics research team to present new tool for sketching faces

    Flexible image editing technique to be presented at SIGGRAPH 2018

    Computer scientists have devised a sketch-based editing framework that enables a user to edit their photos by sketching a few strokes on top of them.

    Faceshop consists of a web-based user interface that enables a user to specify a region to be edited. Moreover, the user can draw strokes and color scribbles to guide the editing process. The core of the back end is a deep image completion network that takes the user input and the original image to synthesize the edited result.

    Across popular social media platforms, users are posting countless images every day. On Instagram alone, there are more than 40 billion uploaded photos -- a figure that's skyrocketing by 95 million daily. This presents a clear need for intuitive yet robust photo-editing tools that allow the average user to perform advanced editing functions.

    Full Story here: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/07/180702120521.htm

  • Smith Micro named 'Leading Player' in Growing IoT Device Management Market

    According to Transparency Market Research, the global IoT (Internet of Things) Device Management market will continue to grow at a brisk pace in the foreseeable future as the growing need for new data monitoring mechanisms across all sectors will spur demand for effective and secure device management solutions. Smith Micro was cited as a 'leading player' in this growing market along with tech giants Google, Intel, IBM, Oracle, SAP and Microsoft. Smith Micro's solution, the QuickLink IoT Services Platform provides comprehensive and standards-based device management and firmware over-the-air update capabilities.

  • Shh, Your Phone May Be Listening!

    It surely says something about the dark side of technology that as time goes on, many of us are increasingly likely to believe the worst of what’s alleged about our devices. That we’re being used, manipulated, spied on, listened to, watched, taken advantage of in service of selling ads — even if evidence is presented to the contrary.

    Some academics at Northeastern University recently set out to look into one such long-held assumption, the zombie conspiracy which no one ever seems to be able to kill over whether our phones are secretly listening to us to know which ads to present to us. A conspiracy that no less than Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg tried to swat down himself when he was grilled by Congress earlier this year.

    What the researchers found: Your phone probably isn’t spying you. At least, not like that.

    Full Story here: https://bgr.com/2018/07/04/apps-not-secretly-listening-researchers-find/

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    Hi Earl,
    The ONLY useful button on a smartphone/tablet is the OFF button.

    When we where young, we had a life, we played, ran, biked, teased the streets. LOL.
    Now kids have a smartphone/tablet and grow fat by the minute.