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Work In Progress / Re: Paint Tool Sai!!! Liquid colors that you can lick :D
« on: February 08, 2011, 05:28:20 AM »
This is really great stuff.  Finally someone that is using Sai for something besides manga.

General Discussion / Re: mdiapp another simple painting program
« on: October 06, 2010, 06:14:19 AM »
I don't see any English version, where is it.  All I see was a button to translate the page into English but the download only has one option and it's japanese.

SAI General / Re: SST translated version
« on: April 16, 2010, 10:35:48 AM »
Why does this tool only work with 1.0.1, can't someone update it to work with the current version.  Who is the author and is he still around.  I would just like to know why this tool doesn't work with the current version.

General / Re: By Celsys: IllustStudio-The Japanese Photoshop
« on: September 22, 2009, 08:02:02 AM »
Check how much Photoshop costs in the US and how much it costs in European countries :P (hint it costs 3x times more). This is why I think if Smith Micro does the same treatment they did do Manga Studio EX the price would inflate quite considerably.

Photoshop cost 816 Euros for the non-Ext version which according to google is 1,197.5616 U.S. dollars

So wouldn't that mean that it would be cheaper over here since Photoshop in the US only cost 700 dollars?.

By the way, I thought the Euro was doing so much better than the dollar.  If thats the case should PS be cheaper in Europe.  I'm confused.

It's a no brainer, Manga Studio EX 4 costs $299.99, there's no way a program loaded with features like IllustStudio would sell for less than that, this is if smithmicro buys the rights to distribute it overseas and to provide English support.

Actually you are wrong on that.  It will sell for slightly more possibly to cover the cost of translating into English but it is unheard of where a program is cheap in one country and expensive in another.  Smith Micro or whoever purchases the rights to distribute and translate it here in the US will have very little cost in converting it to English.  Plus if you are going after the Photoshop market, what better than to come out with a product that is really cheap.  No one will switch to this app if it costs close to what PS costs anyway.  Photoshop although it may lack in painting abilities is far in advance of this program in other ways don't fool yourselves.

The problem right now is the economy and companies out there are really conservative these days about investing money so well see if this product gets picked up here in the U.S. or other English countries.

What we need to do is find someone like Magix that is based in Germany but has picked up a lot of small apps and needs a drawing painting app to look at buying the rights to translate and distribute.   So I suggest that we get a petition together from here or deviant art to get them to look into it.  Forget about Smith Micro.  They are not an innovative company and they really have no graphics background or connection to the community.  I suspect they will sell off Poser within the year as I don't think it has been selling well for them.

Well somebody needs to post the installer on Rapidshare because even though I register it won't allow me to log in at all.  I have even gotten password in email, no luck.

Work In Progress / Re: Limoli's stuff
« on: August 28, 2009, 09:28:29 AM »
This is really nice.  The colors and the great blending.  Good job!!  Don't worry to much about the anatomy.  It will come in time.  But for starters, her nose needs to stick out a bit more.  It looks like her nose is flattened and her left eye is a little off as well as the space between her nose and her left eye.  Also, get rid of the hard line on the muscle on the guys neck.  It looks like a fold.

Anyways, all language related win32 resources are in the iswResJ.dll, so it's actually not too hard to edit ;)

Do it, post it.  Let's have it.

SAI General / Re: SAI Ver.1.1.0 (2008-12-25)
« on: August 27, 2009, 07:52:15 AM »
Nope, but as long as it took to get to ver 1.1 I wouldn't count on anything much.  The guy is probably sitting back drinking rum on a beach somewhere.

This is really crazy awesome software.  I want it now, give it to me. :) Seriously this is the application that kicks PS butt, I hope it is as intuitive and simple to use as SAI, hey what the heck is up with these Japanese programers and companies that don't see the potential in a global market and invest all their time in developing for a tiny japanese market.  It really makes no sense to me.  I mean look at Opencanvas.  Stopped making an english version why?  Do they not want the sales.  I mean if the code is there it only takes a few seconds to output an english version once it's been translated.  And this program, Illust.  I am going to be pissed if someone here in the US doesn't pick it up soon and sell it.


SAI General / Portal Graphics
« on: June 20, 2009, 10:49:24 PM »
Portal Graphics is ending support and production of their english version of Open Canvas, from now on you will be only able to get Japanese version.  Really I think this is a stupid idea.  How hard can it be to continue to produce an english version once the code is there.  Sure get rid of support if it's too much trouble but they should still sell it.  I would rather have a working version and support than no version at all.  However with OpenCanvas the only really cool feature is the playback feature which is genius, other than that the brushes are not that great, and no canvas/layer textures.   I hope that this brings more users to SAI. 

I hope that SAI creator puts more effort into promoting his program.  I mean really he should give a way a free version or at least a demo to magazines like ImagineFX and other mags so that artists can learn from such a great tool.  Almost everyone I have ever talked with in my pro graphics arena never even heard of SAI or OpenCanvas.  I turned SAI on to a guy that used to work for Lucas Arts and he loved the program.

Really though, because of slow development of SAI, I hope that 4th Paint will release and english version sometime soon because the brushes are really fantastic.  For some reason these japanese companies really don't seem to think on a global scale though and are happy with the small marketshare of their own country when in reality both SAI and 4th Paint are much better designed programs than most of what we have produced here in the U.S.

SAI General / Re: SAI for Mac
« on: June 16, 2009, 10:02:35 AM »
Your best bet is boot camp, I doubt there's any Mac version in the works considering that the Windows version hasn't been updated in over a year.

Thats not quite true, the last update was in December 2008 which 1.1.0 was released.  But the development has been silent since, however it was the stable release of the first version so hopefully it will start again soon.  While it was being updated it was pretty slow but we got fairly regular monthly updates up to the 1.1.0 release.

General Discussion / Re: Smudge brush
« on: June 06, 2009, 09:15:47 AM »
Well these are very nice clouds indeed but more like the 2nd ones in the tutorial not like the streaky first ones which look much more wispy.  However I will give your settings another try as it is possible that I just need to experiment more.


General Discussion / Smudge brush
« on: June 05, 2009, 11:36:06 AM »
I really love SAI but there are a few features that really make it hard to work with, my number one complaint is that there is no good way to smudge paint like in other painting apps.  The watercolor blur tool does not work, all it does is blur the paint which is very difficult to create something like this.  Try doing something like this tutorial and it is impossible I really hope that the Author adds this soon as I always seem to be having to go to other applications to do some basic stuff.

The first cloud tutorial is what I am talking about in this link.

Also on my list of improvements and it's too bad that the Author doesn't make it easier to suggest features is:

Gradient tool, Image based brushes like PS, poly selection tool.

Yes but with me when I use the pen eraser it goes to another tool, not the eraser.

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