I've never heard of isolating the green channel of the normal map and using it as a paint layer. What effect does that create exactly?
WARNING They dont listen to their users as much as they like to say they do. Check their forums. Plenty of requests go unanswered. Their "To Do" list has been outdated. They lack staple features such as a Text Tool, Adjustment Layers, Channels, Layer Styling, Proper Cropping. Paintstorm cant even resize a photo correctly (It will always leave a border when resizes). You also run into square artifacts occasionally. There have also been several instances were paintstorm was detected as malware, once called out, the dev reuploads a clean version. This happened at least twice from forum reports and Virus Total. Aside from the very obvious lack of support and maintinence. The brush system is good. However a good brush engine will not replace the other basic features and functions paintstorm lacks. DO NOT expect support. This is definitely a homegrown app and it shows. If you want a versatile brush engine, clip studio or even krita is where its at.
NVIDIA announced yet another cool piece of hardware, which will definitely make you drool (and most definitely faint). Here are some numbers of NVIDIA Titan X: 3,584 CUDA cores, 11 TFLOPS FP32, 12B transistors, $1200. There’s also a nice story behind this card:
“Brian Kelleher, our top hardware engineer, bet our CEO, Jen-Hsun Huang, we could get more than 10 teraflops of computing performance from a single chip. Jen-Hsun thought that was crazy. Well, we did it. The result is crazy. And, as of today, Jen-Hsun now owes Brian a dollar.”
Official Press Release
Technical specifications of NVIDIA Titan X:
- 11 TFLOPS FP32
- 44 TOPS INT8 (new deep learning inferencing instruction)
- 12B transistors
- 3,584 CUDA cores at 1.53GHz (versus 3,072 cores at 1.08GHz in previous TITAN X)
- Up to 60% faster performance than previous TITAN X
- High performance engineering for maximum overclocking
- 12 GB of GDDR5X memory (480 GB/s)
You will be able to purchase this monster on August 2nd, if you find enough dough. It will be sold directly from nvidia.com in North America and Europe. Soon will be available in Asia.
Yes, I believe it’s crazy.