Posted on May 2, 2008

  • I had hoped to have my newest “Dreamscene” animation ready to post this afternoon, but after rendering all of my stills into a movie it looks like it needs still more work. My Fprime software allows you to “refine” your renders to higher quality so I don’t have to go back and start from scratch. I can just refine them further, but it’s still a lengthy process.

    The problem is noise, which in a static image isn’t really noticable but when the animation is running produces irritating shimmering effects in areas of the image which should be still. I’d hoped that rendering at a “medium” quality setting would result in a quick render, but the noise is unacceptable to me.

    I will probably shelve this for the time being and start working on another wallpaper this weekend. I can’t say when it will be ready because I haven’t started it yet, but hopefully sometime next week. Sorry for the delay though. Creating animated wallpaper is new to me and I am still learning how to do it well. I’d rather wait and post something excellent than post something substandard.

    I also wanted to draw your attention to the links on the left hand side of the page. I’ve replaced the long list of galleries with expandable menus. Just move your mouse over the “year” links and the “collections” link to see further options. Hopefully this will make navigating the gallery a little easier, or at least clean up the page a little.