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A quick update before holidays

Journal Entry: Mon Aug 4, 2008, 4:13 AM
I got at DD!

Now I know how it feels... Somehow, it enforces my suggestion Be notified of DDs given to people you watch and the secondary suggestion/corollary of notifying people when they get a DD.
Now, it is quite obvious when you get lot of faves and comments on a given piece, but even then...


Anyway, thanks to Tepara for suggesting that Watching you? could be a DD and to DCZed for giving it.


Somehow, I am a bit disappointed I got a DD for my script, not for my art. But actually, I am happy! =)
And this choice doesn't really come as a surprise, since I am a much better programmer (trained for that, doing it daily for years for living) than artist (self-taught, occasional practice)... :D And most of my scripts are among the most popular pieces of my gallery...



I am late!

I still owe a number of features in my latest journal. I must find some time to do them. I sure don't forget them anyway.
I also have tons of deviations in my devWatch waiting to be purged or looked more closely... It will be worse when I come back from holidays... :(



Holidays!

Although I am in holidays for quite some time already, the days are flying by and I hardly find some time to do productive things in dA (eg. uploading the stuff I scanned).


I will go away for a week, so no answers for a while...




Graphics Tablet

Recently a cousin owning an Wacom Intuos 3 graphics tablet lent it to us, so we can try it. My wife was starting to think it would be cool to have one (she does posters and ads) and knew I would like to have one too.


So we got the opportunity to try it and thought it is great. So we jumped the step and bought a Wacom Bamboo Fun (A5 format). It was cheaper and we thought if it was too limited, it would make at least a great tool for our kids: Intuos is too expensive to left them play with it.


After doing a drawing with Intuos, and a similar one with Bamboo, I can say they are similar enough (for beginners like us) not to buy the Intuos right now. Ie. the Bamboo will be enough for some time.
Actually, I even prefer the "paper" touch feeling of the Bamboo. The Intuos might have better options (finer pressure sensitivity (twice many levels), better resolution (twice much), more buttons and two touch strips vs. one touch ring, tilt detection) but for most of them, we don't really need them. Perhaps in the future, if we hit the limits of the Bamboo.


As expected, I had trouble using it with Gimp (and probably Inkscape). I saved the link to the solution some time ago, to answer questions in Software forum and in case I ever get one...
The link is: Bug 496958 – Wacom Bamboo doesn't function with GTK apps in Win32 (Gimp, Inskscape). The comments explains how to fix the issue with an hex editor: you just have to change a byte in a DLL file. Really easy to do, and it works very well.


So expect to see my first tries (a bit ugly but hey!) and more color graphics in my gallery (gasp!).


See you in a week or two!




  • Mood: Joy
  • Listening to: Computer humming
  • Reading: Comics
  • Drinking: Still water, and coffee

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Philippe Lhoste
Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
France
Current Residence: Near Paris -- France
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Print preference: Yes, thanks... Seriously, I prefer smaller prints.
Favourite genre of music: Electronics, Rock, Pop, Blues, classical piano
Favorite style of art: Black & white traditional art
Operating System: Windows XP
MP3 player of choice: Media Player Classic, lightweight and unobtrusive
Shell of choice: Saw too much puns here, it is no longer original...
Wallpaper of choice: Washable, a must when you have kids!
Skin of choice: Smooth and soft
Favorite cartoon character: Little Nemo, my characters...
Personal Quote: If it doesn't kill you, it makes you stronger...
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:iconpoipopoi:
poipopoi Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013
Merci pour les watch et fave !
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touristism Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
Do you know where canti550 went?
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Anoya Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011   Photographer
Was hoping to see an update on the 'Watching you? v1.3'-browser script but noticed you haven't been around for a while :crying:
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keykeyx10000 Featured By Owner May 4, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey, saw you in an Armory Wars Pin Up contest page and thought I'd invite you to join:

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dozalt Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2010
Stopped by again to look at your cool stuff. Good gallery.
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philho Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you. I should update it, I have made a couple of drawings recently (well, in the last months..).
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Maiwenn Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Merci beaucoup pour le watch! :hug:
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Me864 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2010  Student Filmographer
Hey,

I've got a quick question about FavaFX as you seem to know JavaFX.

How do you make the stage/scene transparent?
I looked online, but it didn't help.
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philho Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Set both Stage's style variable to StageStyle.TRANSPARENT and Scene's fill variable to Color.TRANSPARENT. Works at least on Windows...
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Me864 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2010  Student Filmographer
Hmmm, I get 'cannot find symbol' on stage style, when I put in style: StageStyle.TRANSPARENT. I fixed imports.
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