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Computer-Music.com  contains articles and product reviews related to making music using computers and creating 3D computer animation in sync with music.
Computer-Music.com is also the home page of  Donald S. Griffin, an experienced professional composer, sound effects designer and audio consultant with an emphasis on computer games,  video games and internet music and sound effects. For pricing and contract availability send email to: DGriffin (@) Computer-Music (.) com



 

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Amorphium

Amorphium is a program that attempts to create the feel of modeling with clay on a computer screen. You generally pick a basic primitive shape and grab a tool and start pushing and pulling until you get what you want. Apparently that didn't seem to have a wide enough appeal so they started marketing it as a program into which you could import models from other programs and add realistic looking scrapes, scratches, dents and assorted other real world damage. Strange as this may seem a lot of 3D CG artists put a lot of value on the ability to make things look less than perfect and thereby more real even to the extent of causing rust, scratches, pitting, garbage, pollution, smoke and other things, that we don't like in the real world, to be prominent in their fantasy world. Go figure. I particular enjoyed taking bitmaps, often from fractal programs, and applying them to simple objects in successive passes to achieve a sort of semi organic set of shapes featured on my site at the link below.

Right now you can see just a few models I made with Amorphium at this link.
http://www.computer-music.com/graphic/amorphium01.htm
Amorphium was originally sold by Play Inc. But Electric Image has purchased back the rights and has recently released a while new version called Amorphium Pro. At this web site you can read all about it and download a demo version. They are honoring upgrades prices if you purchased the original Amorphium from Play Inc.
http://www.amorphium.com/

I never did anything terribly complex with Amorphium but it did whet my appetite for something more so I decided to try again with Bryce. This time it was Bryce 4.

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