A LowB World

Wednesday, December 08, 2004

experience...

HK people think money is everything... but that is only an approximation. Money is important in HK because it is through mostly money that HK people get their experience. For example, money is used to buy food which produces a pleasurable experience when consumed.

However, the issue is that the experience is always the desired object. The experience of pleasure is the desire and money is only the means to the end. In essence, money is a tool for experience.

Why all the fuss? Because pleasurable experiences do not always have to be got through money. It is not theory but concrete. A very real example of this: Relatives or friends can buy you food that will give you the same pleasurable experience from your sensation of food. The experience this time is through relationships.

Another level that can be considered is different types of experiences. One such experience is love, which obviously is not derived from money but from the relationship pathway.

Many more things can be learned but think for yourself! -.-

Ultimately, experiences is what makes our reality. Experience is our truth, and our life. Money and relationships are the influences that make up experience. Money is a means, a tool, a subordinate non-living object. Use it and earn it but do not be a slave to its influence.

video editing software...

I need some free software to edit, modify, and create videos... to capture, to add subtitles, to add voice, to apply filters or functions on audio/video, to pan, zoom...

-.- Im just starting it... one thing i've tried is wm encoder but is it good?

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Here is some 2d things i found, i'll paste it here so i dont forget...

d Paint programs / Image Editing

AxiomX PixelTool http://www.axiomx.com/PixelToolbox/ - A program dedicated to creating windows desktop graphics, wallpapers, icons and more
Pixia 3.0 http://park18.wakwak.com/~pixia/ - Free 2d painting program
Zoner Draw 3 http://www.zoner.com/support/download2.asp?ProductID=1 - Freeware 2d Painting program
Gimp http://www.gimp.org/ - Extremely popular Linux/Windows 2d painting program
Image Forge http://www.cursorarts.com/ca_imffw.html - Paint/Photo editing software (Free)
Satori Products http://graphicssoft.about.com/library/daily/bldd022900.htm - Freeware Paint/Illustration program
Ultimate Paint http://www.ultimatepaint.com/index.html - Freeware 32bit Painting program
Painter 23 http://www.jansfreeware.com/jfgraphics.htm#painter - Freeware painting program
Vicmans Photo Editor http://www.vicman.net/vcwphoto/ - Freeware image editing software
Z-Brush http://pixologic.com/index.cgi - Paint 3d images with 2d tools, only a demo but definately worth exploring
ArtGem http://www.5star-shareware.com/Graphics/Drawing-Painting/artgem.html - Shareware 2d painting program
RealDraw Pro http://www.5star-shareware.com/Graphics/Drawing-Painting/realdraw.html - Very feature rich 2d/vector painting program.

GIF animation/Normal Animation software

Linetester 2003 http://www.tappsplace.freeserve.co.uk/newanimationsoftware.htm - Freeware animation software
Movies 12 http://www.jansfreeware.com/jfgraphics.htm#movies - GIF animation software
GIF Construction set http://mindworkshop.com/alchemy/gifcon.html - GIF construction/animation software

3d Modelling/Rendering Programs

GMax http://www.discreet.com/products/gmax/ - Completely free version of 3dstudio by Discreet, used for creating polygon models for games and animations. Highly acclaimed.
Blender3d http://www.blender3d.org/ - Fantastic 3d modelling software (Warning, steep learning curve)
PovRay http://www.povray.org/ - One of the most popular freeware ray-tracing programs available
3d plus 2 http://www.freeserifsoftware.com/serif/3d/3d2/index.asp - Freeware 3d text creator
3d Canvas http://www.soft-ware.net/multimedia/grafik/3d/download.asp?code=jcd&pro=p03044&js=true&am - Highly recommended 3d modelling/rendering/animation progam
3Dom http://threedom.sourceforge.net/ - 3d object modeller
AC3D http://www.ac3d.org/ - Freeware 3d object/scene modeller with great developer support
Anim8or http://www.anim8or.com/ - Excellant 3d program for creating low poly models and animations
Aztec 3d http://aztec.sourceforge.net/aztec.php - 3d program for developing game graphics/models
DeleD 3d http://www.delgine.com/ - Excellent 3d editor for Windows, create scenes and static objects
Draw3d http://members.optusnet.com.au/~draw3d/ - Great 3d modeller and object creator
Art Of Illusion http://www.artofillusion.org/ - Fantastic Java based 3d modeller, contains skeletal animation
Open FX http://openfx.org/download/index.php - 3d Modelling software, using NURBS and other advanced techniques
MAYA PLE http://www.alias.com/eng/products-services/maya/maya_ple/index.shtml - A freeware version of the award winning MAYA 3d software, contains many advanced features/effects.
Wings 3D http://www.wings3d.com/ - Freeware 3d modelling package.
XSI http://www.softimage.com/products/exp/v3/ - Another freeware, cut down version of a full commercial 3d modelling program

Other related programs

Crossroads http://www.onlinemac.com/users/rickhowd/xroads1.zip - File conversion utility for 3d formats (*.3ds *.dx)
2Bitmap http://batch.fcodersoft.com/2bitmap/index.htm - File conversion utility for 2d file formats (*.bmp, *.jpg etc)
Formati_11 http://jansfreeware.com/formati11.zip - File format converter for BMP/JPG/GIF etc. (Direct Link)
Irfanview http://www.irfanview.com/ - Fantastic Image viewing utility that comes with other features like effects, unique image support and more. (Thanks Squeeks)
XNView http://clk.about.com/?zi=1/XJ&sdn=graphicssoft&zu=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.xnview.com%2F - Freeware image converter and resizing program. Also comes in a Pocket PC and console version. Great!

Free Stock Images

Image After http://www.imageafter.com/ - Fantastic website for stock images of buildings, trees, even textures for use in 3d programs. Check it out.
FreeImages http://www.freeimages.co.uk/ - Great resource of free stock photography for use in your creations!
Stock.Xchng http://www.sxc.hu/ - Another site offering great stock photoes for use in artwork, although I think you have to sign up to gain access.

Free Audio Software/Applications:
Thanks to Gapsos

Audacity
wave editor
http://audacity.sourceforge.net/

mhWaveEdit
wave editor, supports 8/16/24/32-bit formats
http://www.mtek.chalmers.se/~hjormagn/mhwaveedit.html

Analogx website
has directx plugins and a heap of free audio tools-
Definitely worth a look
http://www.analogx.com/contents/download/audio.htm

ProTools free
cut down version of the very expensive pro tools software
http://www.digidesign.com/ptfree/

Kristal Audio Engine
16 track, 32bit 192Khz recorder Supports VST and ASIO audio
http://www.kreatives.org/kristal/index.php

Quartz Audio Master
4 track, 16/24 44.1Khz recorder
http://www.digitalsoundplanet.com/SoftwareHouse/Products/Audio_Master/Freeware/freeware.phtml




Tools/Codecs:

dBpowerAMP music converter
swiss army knife of audio tools - can convert just about any format
http://www.dbpoweramp.com/dmc.htm

Music library
searches for specific audio files and adds
them to a database. also has mp3 renaming script
http://www.gnu.org/directory/audio/wav/editors/MusicLibrary.html

Flac
free lossless audio codec
http://flac.sourceforge.net/index.html

OGG Vorbis
freeware codec similiar in function to mp3.as used in the latest versions of UT
http://www.vorbis.com/software.psp




Audio/Media Players:

Music Match
one of the best media players around
http://www.musicmatch.com/

Sonique
http://sonique.lycos.com/

Winamp
http://www.winamp.com/

Windows Media player
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/players.aspx




Audio plugins:
Most plugins are VST. some also come in AU (audio unit)
format often used on mac and logic systems

*Note* some sites may contain plugins that appear on othersites

K-v-R
has a huge database of many audio things -
recomended that you query this database
http://www.kvr-vst.com/get.php

Mod-plug
a large list of sites offering FREE VST plugins
http://www.modplug.com/modplug/tracker_plugins2.php3

Audacity's plugin site list
some may or maynot be free
http://audacity.sourceforge.net/plugins.php

MDA (Maxim Digital Audio)
http://www.mda-vst.com/

Sinus web
http://www.sinusweb.de/index2.html
(then click download on nav bar)

Super Destroy FX
http://www.smartelectronix.com/~destroyfx/

Freeloops
http://www.freeloops.co.uk/vstplug.htm

xhosaudio
huge direct download list
http://acidfreak.future.easyspace.com/

Digital fish phones
http://www.digitalfishphones.com/main.php?item=2&subItem=1

db Audioware
http://www.db-audioware.com/vstfree.htm

Anarchy Recorder
http://userpage.fu-berlin.de/~thman/VST/vst-eff1.htm

Fruityloops
shareware drum machine
http://www.fruityloops.net/




Other sites of interest
(house a lot of different audio stuff)

PC MUS
audio apps, system tools, etc.
http://www.pcmus.com/Free-Software.htm