What is Picture to People ?

"Picture to People" (P2P) is a huge Computer Graphics project. It was started to create new softwares able to make 2D drawing, 3D rendering, vexel drawing, text effects, photo effects, image filtering and other complex Computer Graphics operations. It has been made from scratch, including its low level Computer Graphics libraries like Maccala. Nowadays, most final features produced for this project are released as free online tools available from its official website. This blog talks about Computer Graphics, mainly concerning Picture to People development.

"Only who makes has true knowledge. Knowledge is control. True power depends on total control. Only who makes from scratch has the real power."

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Some explanations

One or two "artists" have told me something like that: "Hey, why are you doing that? I can do everything you show in your page." So I would like to say some a little bit obvious things.

Everybody involved in deep with Computer Graphics knows every limits concerning results are already broken. Nowadays there are hardwares and softwares for any CG work you need. EVERYTHING can be drawed/rendered/done. The points are:
1) who have skills to made a specific CG task?
2) how hard is it?
3) how much does it cost?

This page don't intend to show to a professional designer things he can't do. Everything can be done, I'm tired of know that.

I believe free CG software world still deserves more good programs. Of course, big softwares will have a lot of overlapping concerning functionalities, but it's normal and help to shake the market. If someone discover a different way to make something, good for all. In CG usually there are several ways to make a task. People even use 2D tricks to get 3D like results and also use 3D tools to make things that looks make directly in 2D. The possibilities and combinations are infinite.

There are some people researching to improve CG tasks some way the can be done with less skills, time and money. I'm one of this people. I intend, for example, to make a lot of one click effects/filters.

I really believe every new free software, even a very simple one, is an improvement in the tech world. Different people make software differently, and what is different will be an improvement for somebody.

No CG user can push me down. Only who makes better what I make can do some kinds of critics.

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