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The Luminarium Exhibit #25

Journal Entry: Mon Jan 26, 2015, 5:45 AM







The Luminarium is immensely proud to present our twenty fifth Exhibition to you, bearing the title and theme of "Silver", as to celebrate our silver anniversary.

In scientific terms, Silver is a chemical element which is known for possessing the highest electrical conductivity; with immensely varying amounts of usage in coins, solar panels, water filtration and of course jewelry and ornaments. Story-wise, it's often compared as the second most valuable material to gold. A value that we take highly, as this exhibition marks our 25th endeavor to bring you extraordinary art, a challenge that we take with immense pleasure and excitement.

With a landmark as this, we expected our artists to push themselves to the limit and beyond. That is exactly what we got with more than thirty original works of art set in varying media, which are worth their weight in silver.
To underline our exceedingly talented roster, we turned the spotlight to Andrea Carecci, AKA Magic Fox, who has enlightened us with his amazingly control of technical and creative know how, and was a logical choice to highlight the growing diversity of artists that we nurture.

We are very proud of this achievement, and we hope that our twenty fifth pack will bring you as much inspiration and enjoyment, if not more, than the twenty four that came before.

The Luminarium Staff








  • Mood: Christmas Spirited
  • Listening to: Movie Podcasts!
  • Watching: Tons of movies!
  • Drinking: Coke Zero

XMAS Limited Edition Wallpaper Pack

Journal Entry: Mon Dec 29, 2014, 12:14 PM


Time To Share


Hello ladies and gentlemen,

in this magic time of the year it’s all about sharing. I want to do my part and created a wallpaper pack, with selected pieces off my gallery, that might (if you let them) be very happy to grace your desktop backgrounds with their shining glory! This pack will only be online for a limited time until Jan. 5th. So grab this almost 20mb heavy pack while you can! 34 Artworks in 1920×1200 resolution. I extended the collection from last year, so there is some new stuff in the pack. =)





This pack is only available until Jan. 5th 2015. So grab it now before it's too late! =D Until then, thanks for your ongoing support, merry christmas and a happy new year to all of you. Thank you!


*~*~*


"While I respect the Judeo-Christian ethic, as well as the Eastern philosophies and of course the teachings of Mohammed, I find that organised religion has corrupted those believes to justify countless atrocities throughout history. If I were to attend church, I'd be a hypocrite."

Hyde - That 70s show

"I never know what I want but I know when I'm low that I... I need to be in the town where they know what I'm like and don't mind..."

(Elbow - Station Approach)

"...Just because you know there are people with far worse problems than yours... doesn't mean you don't deserve a piece of that cake called 'luck' too."

(A Friend - 07.2007)


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"We may feel that we have figured out a lot of great things with digital, but in reality we are just in the infancy of digital image creation. Traditional painting took thousands of years to perfect. We have only been doing digital art for a couple of decades.

You are all pioneers!"

Dylan Cole (Digital Matte Painter)



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The Luminarium Artgroup
  • Mood: Christmas Spirited
  • Listening to: Movie Podcasts!
  • Watching: Tons of movies!
  • Drinking: Coke Zero

Christmas Shopping

Journal Entry: Mon Nov 17, 2014, 6:30 AM


Scifi Calendar 2015

It's this time of the year again to post my products for a shameless plug. Beside the usual prints that sit in my store I just want to show you some other alternatives for possible neat christmas presents. If you're a die-hard scifi fan like me... it's surely worth a thought!

Scifi And Fantasy Calendar 2015 by tigaer




The Art Of Christian 'Tigaer' Hecker – Vol. One



The Art Of Christian 'Tigaer' Hecker


If you are planning to invest into something big, then I would like to suggest going for this fine book. The pictures in it represent some of my finest work and are printed on fine quality paper. To make the pictures work in their full glory they are printed on two page spreads. The intended viewing experience regarding my work, which allows the viewer to dive into this selection of rich and detailed environments.

Check The Previews - Here

Buy The Book - Here



*~*~*


"While I respect the Judeo-Christian ethic, as well as the Eastern philosophies and of course the teachings of Mohammed, I find that organised religion has corrupted those believes to justify countless atrocities throughout history. If I were to attend church, I'd be a hypocrite."

Hyde - That 70s show

"I never know what I want but I know when I'm low that I... I need to be in the town where they know what I'm like and don't mind..."

(Elbow - Station Approach)

"...Just because you know there are people with far worse problems than yours... doesn't mean you don't deserve a piece of that cake called 'luck' too."

(A Friend - 07.2007)


HIRE ME!!!




got a job?




got a job?


MEET THE INSPIRATION




henning ludvigsen & natascha röösli interview syd mead interview gary tonge interview dylan cole interview

"We may feel that we have figured out a lot of great things with digital, but in reality we are just in the infancy of digital image creation. Traditional painting took thousands of years to perfect. We have only been doing digital art for a couple of decades.

You are all pioneers!"

Dylan Cole (Digital Matte Painter)



ADDITIONAL STUFF




The Luminarium Artgroup
  • Mood: Christmas Spirited
  • Listening to: Movie Podcasts!
  • Watching: Tons of movies!
  • Drinking: Coke Zero

The Luminarium Exhibit #24

Journal Entry: Mon Oct 6, 2014, 10:57 AM






THE LUMINARIUM - INTERNATIONAL ART COLLECTIVE




Here we go...


The Luminarium presents our 24th Exhibit: Illuminate VI. After a summer of change for a lot of us within the team, one thing that hasn't changed is the quality which our artists put into their work. In our 6th installment of our Illuminate series we have some outstanding musical contributions again from  ScottStedman and Clyde Machine to sit alongside photography from the likes of Joakim Olaussen and Andres Gallardo Albajar, as well as Science Fiction scapes from Christian Hecker and abstract art from the likes of Lum new-boy Stuart Ballinger.

The Luminarium presents Illuminate VI along with an interview of Christian Hecker




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  • Mood: Christmas Spirited
  • Listening to: Movie Podcasts!
  • Watching: Tons of movies!
  • Drinking: Coke Zero

Big 3d Art Direct Interview

Journal Entry: Tue Jun 10, 2014, 1:33 AM


Feature and Interview

I just want to let you guys know that there is a really extensive and well researched part about me and my work in the latest issue of 3D Art Direct. Part of my Skyhigh image even made it as the coverart. Pretty damn awesome! This is the second interview I gave them, with the first one in issue 15. Here, for this new issue 38, I have to thank David Haden for his work on my part. He did a really good job. Everyone else... go check it out! Really great artist interviews in this magazine.


3d Art Direct Feature & Interview


Daily Deviation

I also want to thank everyone for the fantastic support and feedback I got from the Daily Deviation for Sanctuary. It's always an inspiring and interesting thing to read the comments and ideas. What people see in a picture. Sometimes it even surprises me. Which is fascinating because I'm the one who worked on the pic, invested hours into it, thinking about all kinds of things related to the picture. And still there are ideas and interpretations out there that are new and refreshing.



Sanctuary by tigaer


If you are interested in detail screenshots and a more in depth look regarding my pictures, feel free to check my facebook page: www.facebook.com/tigaerdesign


*~*~*


"While I respect the Judeo-Christian ethic, as well as the Eastern philosophies and of course the teachings of Mohammed, I find that organised religion has corrupted those believes to justify countless atrocities throughout history. If I were to attend church, I'd be a hypocrite."

Hyde - That 70s show

"I never know what I want but I know when I'm low that I... I need to be in the town where they know what I'm like and don't mind..."

(Elbow - Station Approach)

"...Just because you know there are people with far worse problems than yours... doesn't mean you don't deserve a piece of that cake called 'luck' too."

(A Friend - 07.2007)


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"We may feel that we have figured out a lot of great things with digital, but in reality we are just in the infancy of digital image creation. Traditional painting took thousands of years to perfect. We have only been doing digital art for a couple of decades.

You are all pioneers!"

Dylan Cole (Digital Matte Painter)



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Wallpaper Pack

Journal Entry: Fri May 9, 2014, 7:19 AM


The Cities Of Linestra Pt I

As you probably noticed I just finished uploading my little 3 piece series of scifi cities. I decided to create a Wallpaper pack with 1920x1200 & 1680x1050 versions for each pic. Feel free to download it here: v5.tigaer-design.com/?page_id=…


Cities Of Linestra Pt1 Wallpaper Pack


*~*~*


"While I respect the Judeo-Christian ethic, as well as the Eastern philosophies and of course the teachings of Mohammed, I find that organised religion has corrupted those believes to justify countless atrocities throughout history. If I were to attend church, I'd be a hypocrite."

Hyde - That 70s show

"I never know what I want but I know when I'm low that I... I need to be in the town where they know what I'm like and don't mind..."

(Elbow - Station Approach)

"...Just because you know there are people with far worse problems than yours... doesn't mean you don't deserve a piece of that cake called 'luck' too."

(A Friend - 07.2007)


HIRE ME!!!




got a job?




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MEET THE INSPIRATION




henning ludvigsen & natascha röösli interview syd mead interview gary tonge interview dylan cole interview

"We may feel that we have figured out a lot of great things with digital, but in reality we are just in the infancy of digital image creation. Traditional painting took thousands of years to perfect. We have only been doing digital art for a couple of decades.

You are all pioneers!"

Dylan Cole (Digital Matte Painter)



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The Luminarium Exhibit #23

Journal Entry: Wed Apr 16, 2014, 5:48 AM






THE LUMINARIUM - INTERNATIONAL ART COLLECTIVE




Here we go...


In our 23rd exhibit, we have explored the cybernetic & cyberpunk universes and our take on the idea of a Kibernetik future.

With over 30 pieces our artists have approached the theme in a variaty of ways and each presented their own unique visions of the Cyberpunk environment by creating stunning pieces about computer systems, mechanical structures, symbiotic biological & cognitive organisms.

This exhibition presents a crossing between advanced technoligical surroundings and post-apocalyptic worlds.

The Luminarium presents Kibernetik


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Did you buy a print of mine?

Journal Entry: Sun Mar 23, 2014, 8:00 AM


It Would Be Awesome!



For a very long time now  I'm selling prints through deviantart here. I'm by far not a print powerseller but over the years I sold a few pieces. Which amazes me, thinking that my pictures are featured in someone's home. That's just great!

Now to my question. If you read this, and you are one of the fine folks who bought a print of mine, I would love to see a photo of it! How you use it or where you use it. Same goes for feedback about the print itself.

So yeah... if you have bought a print of mine, just drop me a mail or send me a note via deviantart. Would love to see what you did with it and if you're happy with it. =)

It would be very appreciated!


*~*~*


"While I respect the Judeo-Christian ethic, as well as the Eastern philosophies and of course the teachings of Mohammed, I find that organised religion has corrupted those believes to justify countless atrocities throughout history. If I were to attend church, I'd be a hypocrite."

Hyde - That 70s show

"I never know what I want but I know when I'm low that I... I need to be in the town where they know what I'm like and don't mind..."

(Elbow - Station Approach)

"...Just because you know there are people with far worse problems than yours... doesn't mean you don't deserve a piece of that cake called 'luck' too."

(A Friend - 07.2007)


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henning ludvigsen & natascha röösli interview syd mead interview gary tonge interview dylan cole interview

"We may feel that we have figured out a lot of great things with digital, but in reality we are just in the infancy of digital image creation. Traditional painting took thousands of years to perfect. We have only been doing digital art for a couple of decades.

You are all pioneers!"

Dylan Cole (Digital Matte Painter)



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Workshop Book Released

Journal Entry: Wed Jan 8, 2014, 5:14 AM


Photoshop Artworks - Die Tricks Der Photoshop-Profis



Photoshop Artworks - Die Tricks Der Photoshop-Profis


Mid 2013 the German publisher Galileo Design approached me asking if I’d be interested in writing a Workshop for an upcoming book release. I previously worked with them on a Video Workshop project which turned out really nice. After a short time thinking about the offer, I sat down with them and talked about what we could do for the book. We ended up with my suggestion to bring interested people a little closer to what’s all possible with Fractals. In my eyes Apophysis deserves more exposure since I find it a very inspiring and creative tool to create some really cool looking stuff. Just today I noticed that my last released Fractal piece was 2009. A far too long time! So it doesn’t surprise me how much fun I had creating the piece I did for the Workshop. The book itself comes in truly top shape quality. Especially the paper quality surprised me and is really worth every cent. Also a big thanks to everyone involved for their advice and help during the writing process!

If you are good with the German language then maybe the book might be something for you.

Get It On Galileo Design - Here

Get It On Amazon - Here

Harmony In Colour by tigaer


*~*~*


"While I respect the Judeo-Christian ethic, as well as the Eastern philosophies and of course the teachings of Mohammed, I find that organised religion has corrupted those believes to justify countless atrocities throughout history. If I were to attend church, I'd be a hypocrite."

Hyde - That 70s show

"I never know what I want but I know when I'm low that I... I need to be in the town where they know what I'm like and don't mind..."

(Elbow - Station Approach)

"...Just because you know there are people with far worse problems than yours... doesn't mean you don't deserve a piece of that cake called 'luck' too."

(A Friend - 07.2007)


HIRE ME!!!




got a job?




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MEET THE INSPIRATION




henning ludvigsen & natascha röösli interview syd mead interview gary tonge interview dylan cole interview

"We may feel that we have figured out a lot of great things with digital, but in reality we are just in the infancy of digital image creation. Traditional painting took thousands of years to perfect. We have only been doing digital art for a couple of decades.

You are all pioneers!"

Dylan Cole (Digital Matte Painter)



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Scifi 2014

Journal Entry: Mon Jan 6, 2014, 4:21 AM


2000 Crazy 14


Here we go into a new year. Hope everyone had some good days with friends, family or both! This time it’s 2014. Me being born in 1982 the number 2014 sounds so Scifi that it’s hard to believe we live in that year now. Now let’s see if there are some more cool pictures coming along this year. Of course there will be wallpapers which, I hope, will get a chance to grace your computer desktops! Until then… have a nice and successful year!


*~*~*


"While I respect the Judeo-Christian ethic, as well as the Eastern philosophies and of course the teachings of Mohammed, I find that organised religion has corrupted those believes to justify countless atrocities throughout history. If I were to attend church, I'd be a hypocrite."

Hyde - That 70s show

"I never know what I want but I know when I'm low that I... I need to be in the town where they know what I'm like and don't mind..."

(Elbow - Station Approach)

"...Just because you know there are people with far worse problems than yours... doesn't mean you don't deserve a piece of that cake called 'luck' too."

(A Friend - 07.2007)


HIRE ME!!!




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MEET THE INSPIRATION




henning ludvigsen & natascha röösli interview syd mead interview gary tonge interview dylan cole interview

"We may feel that we have figured out a lot of great things with digital, but in reality we are just in the infancy of digital image creation. Traditional painting took thousands of years to perfect. We have only been doing digital art for a couple of decades.

You are all pioneers!"

Dylan Cole (Digital Matte Painter)



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XMAS LIMITED TIME WALLPAPER PACK

Journal Entry: Mon Dec 23, 2013, 12:36 PM


Time To Share


Hello ladies and gentlemen,

in this magic time of the year it's all about sharing. I want to do my part and created a wallpaper pack, with selected pieces off my gallery, that might (if you let them) be very happy to grace your desktop backgrounds with their shining glory! This pack will only be online for a limited time until Jan. 5th. So grab this almost 20mb heavy pack while you can! 27 pieces in 1920x1200 condensed in one package.





This pack is only available until Jan. 5th 2014. So grab it now before it's too late! =D Until then, thanks for your ongoing support, merry christmas and a happy new year to all of you. Thanks.


*~*~*


"While I respect the Judeo-Christian ethic, as well as the Eastern philosophies and of course the teachings of Mohammed, I find that organised religion has corrupted those believes to justify countless atrocities throughout history. If I were to attend church, I'd be a hypocrite."

Hyde - That 70s show

"I never know what I want but I know when I'm low that I... I need to be in the town where they know what I'm like and don't mind..."

(Elbow - Station Approach)

"...Just because you know there are people with far worse problems than yours... doesn't mean you don't deserve a piece of that cake called 'luck' too."

(A Friend - 07.2007)


HIRE ME!!!




got a job?




got a job?


MEET THE INSPIRATION




henning ludvigsen & natascha röösli interview syd mead interview gary tonge interview dylan cole interview

"We may feel that we have figured out a lot of great things with digital, but in reality we are just in the infancy of digital image creation. Traditional painting took thousands of years to perfect. We have only been doing digital art for a couple of decades.

You are all pioneers!"

Dylan Cole (Digital Matte Painter)



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The Luminarium Artgroup

The Luminarium Exhibit #22

Journal Entry: Wed Nov 20, 2013, 6:26 AM






THE LUMINARIUM - INTERNATIONAL ART COLLECTIVE




In few words...


The Luminarium presents our 22nd Exhibit : Illuminate V. This exhibit is the continuation of our great Illumination series and
our artists explored the freestyle theme once again with high quality artworks.
Digital paintings, matte paintings, music, photography and more, The Luminarium is proud to share a huge diversity of artworks with more than 40 incredible pieces !



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:facebook: The official Facebook page : www.facebook.com/pages/The-Luminarium

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Facebook Me! Finally!

Journal Entry: Mon Sep 9, 2013, 11:55 AM


Like Me!


I really am a very very very big Facebook skeptic/critic (for all the right reasons if you ask me). There is rarely a week going by where I'm not reading any weird news about what they can do with all the things you post on that site. So I avoided it as good as possible. Recently though I spoke with a couple of friends about it all, and when it comes to promoting my work, even the skeptics among them told me to go for it. After literally 2 months of thinking back and forth I decided to give it a try. So yeah, there I am, still looking a little confused at what Facebook can do. It's really a beast and luckily some of my friends guided me through it. Especially the privacy and security settings. A big thanks out to them.

There are already some things up and ready for you to view, but I have other things planned to do on my Tigaer-Design.com Page - well, aside of the usual posting of artworks, I also plan to drop a couple of detail snapshots of my artworks every now and then. Due to the fact that I'm a little ridiculous with putting detail in my pics, that no normal being could ever see on the downsized pics I usually post. The pics within pics so to say. =)  There are a couple posted already. Larger than the usual print preview pictures I create for my bigger projects.

Now hush and go LIKE ME! - Tigaer-Design.com Facebook Page


*~*~*


"While I respect the Judeo-Christian ethic, as well as the Eastern philosophies and of course the teachings of Mohammed, I find that organised religion has corrupted those believes to justify countless atrocities throughout history. If I were to attend church, I'd be a hypocrite."

Hyde - That 70s show

"I never know what I want but I know when I'm low that I... I need to be in the town where they know what I'm like and don't mind..."

(Elbow - Station Approach)

"...Just because you know there are people with far worse problems than yours... doesn't mean you don't deserve a piece of that cake called 'luck' too."

(A Friend - 07.2007)


HIRE ME!!!




got a job?




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MEET THE INSPIRATION




henning ludvigsen & natascha röösli interview syd mead interview gary tonge interview dylan cole interview

"We may feel that we have figured out a lot of great things with digital, but in reality we are just in the infancy of digital image creation. Traditional painting took thousands of years to perfect. We have only been doing digital art for a couple of decades.

You are all pioneers!"

Dylan Cole (Digital Matte Painter)



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The Luminarium Artgroup
  • Mood: Wow!
  • Listening to: The Polyphonic Spree
  • Reading: At The Mountains Of Madness

The Luminarium Exhibit #21

Journal Entry: Fri Aug 2, 2013, 5:42 AM









Here we go again! "Elements" is the 21th Exhibit release by The Luminarium Artgroup. #21's topic "Elements" focused on things that are pretty much responsible for 'existence' in itself. This time it took a while to get the exhibit off the ground due to lots of busy members. The group nonetheless managed to collect a wide array of artworks that fantastically represent the topic at hand. Yet again it's something for everyone - may it be Photography, Digital Art or Music. All of surely a nice source for inspiration! So be sure to check it out -> Elements










  • Mood: Optimism
  • Listening to: The Polyphonic Spree
  • Reading: At The Mountains Of Madness

Tips And Tricks For Vue Users

Journal Entry: Mon Jul 29, 2013, 10:27 AM


Time To Share Some Wisdom


Hello ladies and gentlemen, dear Vue users and interested folks. In this little article I, once again, plan to share some wisdom with you fine folks. Said wisdom was partly very painfully acquired through creating a lot of nice pictures. I'm sure you've seen some of them. If not, shame on you and go here! Most of these pictures were created by using Vue and Photoshop. Some of these pictures really got me on the edge of the possible. Both mentally and technically. I had to find several workarounds to avoid really painful slowdowns. Especially when scenes were loaded with hundreds of objects. And I'm not counting Vue Eco-system objects here. Since Eco-system objects are handled differently then normally placed (by hand so to say) objects.

There are a couple of things I want you to keep in mind, regarding the hints and tips I want to share. I'm not a studio person/artist. (These people probably know a lot more neat tricks) So it could be that some things mentioned are an old hat and fairly well known. The tricks I'm about to list up are things I'm working with on pretty much every project. Things that help me to keep the workflow fluid. In that regard it's also important to mention what specs the PC has on which I collected most of the experience on:

OS: Windows Vista/7 (64bit)
Intel i7 920 (not overclocked)
GF 560GTX 2gb RAM (previously a GFXCard with 1gb RAM)
12gb 1066mhz RAM


The most stable machine I ever had, but I'm also looking out for a new one right now. After 4 years working with this setup, I guess it's time.

All hints are regarding still image renders and not animations.


>>>Hint #1 - Infinite Loop

Every now and then I had the problem that Vue drowned in some sort of infinite loop. It looked like it was trying to refresh the preview windows. The titlebar kept flashing weird. Happened on scenes with very very high polygon count. Problem was that Vue got stuck and no further work was possible. BUt it also didn't exactly crash!

Solution: Now this sometimes worked (not always!) and it could help you as well. Just minimize the Vue application into your taskbar. Wait a few seconds. Maximize the window. Chances are good that Vue calmed down and is ready to work again. First thing to do: save your progress!




>>>Hint #2 - Panning Does Not Work With Wacom Pen

After setting up a new Windows recently, I discovered that Vue suddenly refused to pan when holding the Right Click button on my Wacom Pen. I remember it working fine before I had to reinstall Windows. No idea what went wrong. It literally took me months to figure out what caused my Wacom Pen not to work properly in Vue.

Solution: What seemed to have happened is that I accidently changed the Left/Right Click configuration of the Mouse and switched the buttons. Something that can be handy for left handers like me. I also had a special Mousedriver Software installed. In that case the SetPoint software by Logitech. There I did not change/switch the Left/Right Click button configuration. I guess the Windows and Driversoftware configuration have created a conflict that confused the Right Click of my Wacom Pen. I have no idea how that's possible but after setting the Windows Left/Right Click setup back to normal... the panning with the Wacom Pen worked again.




>>>Hint #3 - Some Value Fields Go Higher Than 100

This is probably something you know forever. Well, it took me a while to learn about this. So it could be that there are still folks out there who don't know this. Especially in Atmosphere settings you can go into extreme values. Fog, Haze, Glow for example allow you to go higher than 100. Same goes for the Cloud Settings. So if some effect is not quite where you want to have it while being on 100 already... try a higher number. Same goes for fields that only seem to go to 4 or 10. Chances are good that it works. Still... there are some settings that won't go higher than 100.




>>>Hint #4 - Keep The Workflow Fluid

If you are working with Vue, and load a couple of heavy scenes in one session, it could be that you will experience a massive slowdown. Or that even simple objects will be drawn with a box instead of a more accurate model.

Solution:
Then it's good to try File > Purge Memory. This clears your memory from all data that is currently not used and makes space for the things you are working with at that moment. Or clean up the memory by just closing Vue and reopen it. Can cost time if you have to load heavy scenes but you will get the time back since the workflow is more fluid again. You should also work with layers a lot and use the 'Show Only Object From Active Layer' option in your Main Camera view. That can be very helpful when working on polygon heavy scenes.




>>>Hint #5 - Rendering Clouds

Whenever you expect a render to be very time consuming, try to minimize the effort by splitting your project into different renders. Especially with a spectral atmosphere and spectral clouds. First render your scene without clouds. Then go for a second render with clouds. Clouds of course take ages to render. Clouds in Vue can look good with lower quality settings. The only thing to keep an eye on is the atmosphere quality. That should at least be on 2 - to minimize noise withing the clouds. Advances effects quality can be 16%. That's not the best value for the scene render. But clouds still look good with only 16%. LAst but not least render with multipass to have your clouds rendered with a mask. This will allow you to place your clouds within your scene in no time. Cloud shadows can easily be painted in via Photoshop.




>>>Hint #6 - Be Careful When Saving Vue Objects (.vob)

I recently stumbled over a weird issue when I tried to render a picture with active multipass options. The scene had a couple of Ecosystems that contained Vue objects (.vob) I saved over the time for later use. The render couldn't be started and I got a message that told me I don't have enough RAM. That was weird since I already rendered much larger pictures than the one I wanted to do then. Then I noticed that the render process always tried to render passes I did not even select to render. When the render tries to render 40 3500x2000px pictures... of course the RAM is not sufficient. Then I noticed that it's always Ecosystem materials that were marked in the options. Removing the marks did not help. The render process was always rendering the Ecosystem material passes no mater what I tried. Then, in a painful timeconsuming process, I filtered out the objects that contained said materials and opened them one by one in a new Vue scene. Sure enough these objects were saved WITH active multipass material options. I deactivated the selected material passes and saved the objects without a single selection active in the multipass options. A clean save so to say. Then went back to my original scene and replaced the old objects in my Ecosystems. Sure enough the render did what I wanted without trying to render the phantom passes from earlier.

This problem really took my a while to figure out. I cannot even say if it's a feature or just a bug. I can imagine situations where pre-selected passes for objects can save a lot of time... but not for me. =)

This list will probably extend when new stuff comes up so please feel free to check my site every now and then.


*~*~*


"While I respect the Judeo-Christian ethic, as well as the Eastern philosophies and of course the teachings of Mohammed, I find that organised religion has corrupted those believes to justify countless atrocities throughout history. If I were to attend church, I'd be a hypocrite."

Hyde - That 70s show

"I never know what I want but I know when I'm low that I... I need to be in the town where they know what I'm like and don't mind..."

(Elbow - Station Approach)

"...Just because you know there are people with far worse problems than yours... doesn't mean you don't deserve a piece of that cake called 'luck' too."

(A Friend - 07.2007)


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Wacom Driver Not Booting Properly?

Journal Entry: Wed Mar 13, 2013, 8:47 AM


Time To Share Some Wisdom

Trouble with your Wacom driver not booting properly on windows? For the longest time I had problems with my Wacom tablet being ready to work once Windows finished booting. When I picked up the pen it just didn't move. When I tried to open the Wacom Tablet Properties I got the message that the driver did not load or something. Only way to resolve this was to reboot the machine. Not via 'restart' no... a complete shutdown was necessary. Very annoying when your Windows takes a while to boot. Mine surely does.

Recently I had enough and started to look for a solution (for the 10th time or so). With the difference that I seem to have found one now. Don't bother with the Wacom forums. As far as I can see they don't have much of a solution. But anyways. What can you do to solve the issue? Well, time to share some wisdom. Here we go:

1. Click the Windows button and type Services into the quick search
2. Click the icon on top of the upcoming list
3. Look for a service called Wacom Professional Service (that goes at least for the Intuos 5)
4. Double click that service and set the Startup type to Manual
5. Apply and OK it


What we did here was to deactivate the Wacom driver to load at the start of Windows. Somehow the Wacom driver doesn't like to be treated like all other drivers and wants to be loaded separately. I don't know why. Wacom should be able to find a solution to this problem but obviously fails. Since I had a similar problem even with my Intuos 3.

Now what you can do is to start that service manually by hand when Windows finished booting. Just open the Services, find that Wacom Professional Service and press the Start button. That's faster than restarting over and over again until the driver decides to be ready. Or you can create a shortcut for your desktop. Here is how you can do that:

1. Right click on your desktop and create a new text document

2. Copy the following part into it:

net start "WTabletServicePro"

3. Save the file on your Desktop and give it a name of your choice. Important here it to use a .bat extension instead of .txt - For example: startwacom.bat

4. Next time you start Windows just wait for it to calm down with the boot process and just right click startwacom.bat, Run as administrator and the service should be started. Your pen and tablet should work perfectly fine now. No need to go into the Services anymore each time after Windows booted.


That at least works with my Intuos 5. Other tablet versions may not work and may also have services with different names. But anyway... I'm just happy I found a solution for my annoyingly stupid problem. Maybe it helps someone else too.


*~*~*


"While I respect the Judeo-Christian ethic, as well as the Eastern philosophies and of course the teachings of Mohammed, I find that organised religion has corrupted those believes to justify countless atrocities throughout history. If I were to attend church, I'd be a hypocrite."

Hyde - That 70s show

"I never know what I want but I know when I'm low that I... I need to be in the town where they know what I'm like and don't mind..."

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"...Just because you know there are people with far worse problems than yours... doesn't mean you don't deserve a piece of that cake called 'luck' too."

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The Luminarium Exhibit #20

Journal Entry: Wed Feb 13, 2013, 12:36 PM









The Luminarium is proud to present our 20th exhibit Adventure! It is quite a milestone for us and we are glad to share with you what is our biggest, and quite possibly best, release yet. Adventure explores that inner curiosity that drives so much of humanities achievements. That desire to know what is over the horizon, what is beyond the next turn. The Luminarium has been quite an adventure for many of us over the course of our 20 releases and long may it continue into the future. Adventure holds over 50 pieces of artwork and music, with pieces from old hands like Glenn Clovis, Chris Cold and Alex Fralin, some outstanding work from Kuldar Leement as well as some notable debut's from Erik Schumacher, Anna Hollinrake, Matthias Utomo, Jakob Hansson and Scott Steadman. Come and Join us on our Adventure.








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Shameless Xmas Plug

Journal Entry: Wed Nov 21, 2012, 5:53 AM


Scifi Calendar 2013

It's this time of the year again to post my products for a shameless plug. Naw I don't feel guilty. I just want to show you some alternatives. I'm sure you don't mind... =)





The Art Of Christian 'Tigaer' Hecker – Vol. One



The Art Of Christian 'Tigaer' Hecker


If you are planning to invest into something big, then I would recommend going for this nice book. The pictures in it represent some of my finest work and are printed on quality paper. To make the pictures work in their full glory they are printed on two page spreads. That allows the viewer to dive into the rich detail I always tend to put into my work. Details that are mostly visible in big prints only.

Check The Previews - Here

Buy The Book - Here



*~*~*


"While I respect the Judeo-Christian ethic, as well as the Eastern philosophies and of course the teachings of Mohammed, I find that organised religion has corrupted those believes to justify countless atrocities throughout history. If I were to attend church, I'd be a hypocrite."

Hyde - That 70s show

"I never know what I want but I know when I'm low that I... I need to be in the town where they know what I'm like and don't mind..."

(Elbow - Station Approach)

"...Just because you know there are people with far worse problems than yours... doesn't mean you don't deserve a piece of that cake called 'luck' too."

(A Friend - 07.2007)


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"We may feel that we have figured out a lot of great things with digital, but in reality we are just in the infancy of digital image creation. Traditional painting took thousands of years to perfect. We have only been doing digital art for a couple of decades.

You are all pioneers!"

Dylan Cole (Digital Matte Painter)



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The Luminarium Exhibit #19

Journal Entry: Sun Oct 21, 2012, 11:44 AM









In our 19th release The Luminarium explores our more sinister side. We look for our deepest, darkest desires. Those things we wish for in the dead of the night, or that fit of rage. Our ghosts, our demons, the skeletons in our closets. The Luminarium presents The Dark Side of the Mind.








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The Art Of Christian ‘Tigaer’ Hecker Artbook

Journal Entry: Tue Aug 7, 2012, 5:09 AM


The Art Of Christian 'Tigaer' Hecker – Vol. One



The Art Of Christian 'Tigaer' Hecker


Yet again I have to announce something that makes me proud. For the past year I sat down and created a neat little art book. This book contains 9 of my personal portfolio favourites on a very high quality 30×30 cm / 12×12 inches paper. All of them on two-page spreads. So basically 60cm wide. That gives some amazing detail! Additionally it's packaged in a very well produced and manufactured binding. For details feel free to check this page. There you can find all necessary info about the book as well as detailed photos.

Check The Preview - Here

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Daily Deviation: The Moebius Passage

This one was a surprise and I even almost missed it. I'm very happy that it got the award of course. The feedback that came with it, over the past couple of days, was very positive and appreciated a lot! I'm glad there are so many people enjoying the view and may come back for more! Things like that are a great motivation.

The Moebius Passage by tigaer




*~*~*


"While I respect the Judeo-Christian ethic, as well as the Eastern philosophies and of course the teachings of Mohammed, I find that organised religion has corrupted those believes to justify countless atrocities throughout history. If I were to attend church, I'd be a hypocrite."

Hyde - That 70s show

"I never know what I want but I know when I'm low that I... I need to be in the town where they know what I'm like and don't mind..."

(Elbow - Station Approach)

"...Just because you know there are people with far worse problems than yours... doesn't mean you don't deserve a piece of that cake called 'luck' too."

(A Friend - 07.2007)


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henning ludvigsen & natascha röösli interview syd mead interview gary tonge interview dylan cole interview

"We may feel that we have figured out a lot of great things with digital, but in reality we are just in the infancy of digital image creation. Traditional painting took thousands of years to perfect. We have only been doing digital art for a couple of decades.

You are all pioneers!"

Dylan Cole (Digital Matte Painter)



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The Luminarium Artgroup
  • Reading: Isaac Asimov
  • Playing: Several Stuff
  • Eating: Too Much