joi, 31 august 2017

The FotoForensics - web tool.

The FotoForensics is a website offering a free tool to analyze photo manipulation.
Users can see the Error Level Analysis (ELA) algorithm and determine if a picture is real or computer graphics.
With a bit of experience ELA users can also learn to identify image scaling, quality, cropping, and resave transformations.
This website come also with many options to test your picture from computer or URL.
More about this web tool here.

miercuri, 30 august 2017

About Google ARCore SDK .

This is a new feature of Google team and is named ARCore.
They tell us about the ARCore :

Introducing a preview of a new SDK called ARCore. It brings augmented reality capabilities to existing and future Android phones. Developers can start experimenting with it right now. 

This feature work with : Android Studio , Unity and Unreal.
If you want to test it you can find the source code on github .

News: Blender 3D version 2.79 - the new Blender 2.8 Branch.

Today I tested the new Blender 2.8 Branch from version 2.79 of Blender 3D software and is working well.
The new branch come with the new render Eevee and many of old 2.79 features:
  • Cycles: Built-in Denoising, Shadow catcher, Principled shader, AMD OpenCL optimizations.
  • Grease Pencil: New frame interpolation tools, per-layer onion skinning.
  • Alembic: Improvements to compatibility, stability and support.
  • User Interface: Initial support for reusable custom configurations, automatic DPI scaling.
  • Twenty Three new and several updated add-ons.
  • And: 100s of bug fixes and other improvements!
Next is a screenshot of this release:

joi, 17 august 2017

Another game engine: GameSalad .

About this game engine named GameSalad you must know:
  GameSalad is a drag-and-drop coding platform that makes teaching your students the fundamentals of computer science easy and fun! Students learn valuable logic and architecture skills as they progress in computer science achievement.
This game engine come with many features, like:

  • publish to iPad , iPhone , Kindle , Nook , MacBook and many devices;
  • you can tested free and also come with a custom plan built for you;
  • just 4 day free trial;
  • is simple to use it, less code;
  • can be publish to web publish.gamesalad.com/gameproj/... ;
  • The official gameSalad marketplace is gshelper.com ;
You can see video on youtube official channel:

miercuri, 16 august 2017

Ultimate Epic Battle Simulator - to simulate your battles.

This software named Ultimate Epic Battle Simulator can simulate battles with different characters.
The development team tell us about this software:
Here is a sandbox like no other. Create massive battles with absolutely no limits. Want to see 10,000 chickens fight an army of Romans?? Sure, why not. Want to see a company of WW2 U.S soldiers fight 11,000 Medieval soldiers?? There are simply no limits to the carnage you can achieve in UEBS.

      SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
  • OS: Windows Vista Or Later
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 4590, AMD FX 8320 or greater
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics:  (DirectX 11) AMD Radeon HD 5770 1024MB | NVIDIA GTS 450 1024MB | Intel HD4000 @720P.
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage:  5 GB available space
  • You can download it from steam store.

duminică, 13 august 2017

Moss - PlayStation VR Gameplay .

The development team tell us about this story:
Meet Quill, a young mouse with dreams of greatness beyond the confines of her quiet settlement. One day while exploring the woods, she finds a mysterious stone and an ancient magic is awakened. Dramatic events quickly unfold as a distant evil extends its reach.
With her uncle now in grave danger, Quill must embark on an epic journey—and she needs you there by her side. 
Together, you'll travel to forgotten realms, solve challenging puzzles, and battle menacing enemies. Alone, no one can conquer what you're up against. But united, you just may defeat even the darkest of villains.
Immerse yourself in the world of Moss to help write the story of a hero in the making.
You can read more about this game here.

sâmbătă, 12 august 2017

New game: Ghost of a Tale.

The game is named Ghost of a Tale.
It's an exciting interactive game with a mouse.
The graphics are gorgeous and the price is € 17.99.
The official website is here.

vineri, 11 august 2017

The phaser.io - web game engine .

If you want to develop a online game then you can try Phaser from official website.
The development team tell us about this game engine: Phaser is free and open-source and always will be. To be better understood, the development team put a lot of examples of source code and online output on the official website. If don't want a github cloning, or setting up a local web server, you can run phaser in the cloud. You can test it with shaders, games created by developers. I did not find a YouTube channel, but the internet is full of tutorials for this javascript game engine.

joi, 10 august 2017

The fonts from google.

This google webpage let you to use and test fonts from google.
Take a look to the screenshot of this webpage:

The vvvv tool environment.

The development team of this tool tell us:
vvvv is a hybrid visual/textual live-programming environment for easy prototyping and development. It is designed to facilitate the handling of large media environments with physical interfaces, real-time motion graphics, audio and video that can interact with many users simultaneously.

I download the archive and install this tool easy.
If something is not found into your computer then will see into setup interface.
The steps to install this tool:

  • download archive from official website;
  • donwload and unarchive the addons into the vvvv folder;
  • use setup executable to fix the instalation;

If you got this error: "the program can't start because d3dx9_43.dll is missing from your computer" the use this download- DirectX End-User Runtime Web Installer from microsoft.
To run examples, demos or games just try girlpower folder.
Let's see installation steps from youtube:

marți, 8 august 2017

Pencil Code - for kids and parents.

Today I come with a fun ideas for kids and parents to do together.
Try this website  , because is a very useful tool for parents and children of all ages.
The development team tell us about this tool:
Dream it. Code it. Learn professional programming languages using an editor that lets you work in either blocks or text. Create art, music, games, and stories. Or invent a program that will change the world.
About Pencil Code, then this is an educational service provided by the David Bau and the Pencil Code Team, at 88 Lincoln Road, Lincoln MA.
It offers a possibility of communication in the field of graphics and sounds by programming them.
You can draw, make music or even encode a fantastic adventure by imagine a scene and introduce it
The web site comes with basic examples and an intuitive and easy to use interface.
You can take a look at this drawing guide.
Also the Code Gym reference library with basic commands can be found here.
Just clik on reference and will se the base example of the reference command.
Another area of example for testing is the page examples.
Let's see one example of David Bau from youtube channel.

duminică, 6 august 2017

The great Rainmeter tool for Windows .

Developers tell us about this open source software:
Rainmeter displays customizable skins, like memory and battery power, RSS feeds and weather forecasts, right on your desktop. Many skins are even functional: they can record your notes and to-do lists, launch your favorite applications, and control your media player - all in a clean, unobtrusive interface that you can rearrange and customize to your liking. Rainmeter is at once an application and a toolkit. You are only limited by your imagination and creativity. 
The last revision was on July 28, 2017.
This software can be found on the official website.
Here's a good example of a 99villages user on his deviantart web page:

sâmbătă, 5 august 2017

BlueStacks - best emulator for android.

This emulator for android will help you play the games on your desktop or laptop without forcing your mobile phone.
I played without a problem with a game that consumes resources and even looks more complete on the emulator than on my mobile phone.
Just download the emulator from official webpage and connect with your google account to play the game from google play.
You have many settings and options to deal with this application.

There is also a premium monthly and annual version.
Here's the youtube channel of this great software.

vineri, 4 august 2017

Last Day on Earth: Survival .

Speaking of graphics, this Kefir studio game managed to make a game with a very good graphics and experience.
The title of the game is Last Day on Earth: Survival and offers you an adventure with survival tasks in a world full of zombies.
The game can be found on google play.
The development team tells us about them:
Kefir! is a game studio famous for its hits Russian Prison Mafia, Metro 2033 and Eastern Front. Its offices are located in Volgograd and Saint Petersburg. 
Kefir! has over one hundred young talented people from different parts of our country in its team. In a friendly and professional climate, the team has developed projects loved by over 30 million players.
Here are the games made by this studio.

The glTF - GL Transmission Format exporter for Blender 3D.

According to KhronosGroup this format:
glTF™ (GL Transmission Format) is a royalty-free specification for the efficient transmission and loading of 3D scenes and models by applications. glTF minimizes both the size of 3D assets, and the runtime processing needed to unpack and use those assets. glTF defines an extensible, common publishing format for 3D content tools and services that streamlines authoring workflows and enables interoperable use of content across the industry.

As you already know:
The Khronos Group, Inc. is an American non-profit member-funded industry consortium based in Beaverton, Oregon, focused on the creation of open standard, royalty-free application programming interfaces (APIs).
The glTF 1.0 specification has been announced since October 19, 2015 and it's in Draft since April 11, 2017.

Now you can test it with a Blender addon exporter from here.

The official exporter for Blender use glTF - version 2.0.