Scanning materials with your phone

Here’s a tutorial on how to scan materials with your phone for use in programs like Substance and Quixel.


Artomatix: Texturing with A.I.

Artomatix is promising new program which uses machine learning to create textures. This may one day replace or at least supplement digital painting programs like Substance Painter, Mari, or Quixel. The program is still in alpha, and may never be adopted by artists in the industry, so you don’t need to relearn everything you know yet. But it’s important that we keep one eye on new developments in the industry as they happen.

Here’s an article on what the program can do:


And here’s a link to their website where you can download a free trial, or request a free demo:

My Workstation Parts

Here’s the list of my PC Parts. It’s 4 years old so some things could probably be upgraded, but it’s a good start.

PCPartPicker part list:
Price breakdown by merchant:

CPU: Intel – Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($495.93 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master – Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($28.49 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus – Sabertooth Z87 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard
Memory: Corsair – Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
Storage: Mushkin – Chronos 120GB 2.5″ Solid State Drive ($89.89 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Seagate – Barracuda 3TB 3.5″ 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($81.00 @ Newegg Marketplace)
Video Card: Gigabyte – GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card
Case: Fractal Design – Define R4 (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case
Power Supply: Corsair – Professional 750W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply
Wireless Network Adapter: Rosewill – RNX-N250PCe PCI-Express x1 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi Adapter ($29.89 @ OutletPC)
Total: $725.20
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-01-29 13:13 EST-0500