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    Buying Photoshop from the US

    Hi, So I'm looking to buy Photoshop CSx as I'm currently using Elements 8 but would like the extras that only come with the `grown up` version like 16/32bit support to name just one. Ideally, I would like to get CS4 or even a cheap CS3 and upgrade but I finding getting hold of an older...
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    Advice On New Hardware

    Sorry Boss Hog - didn't see your reply as I was typing this wall of text, but yup like I said, might be worth forking out on a newer system. ps Lukas - which bit of N.wales are you in? I spent time in various parts of N and S. Wales?
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    Advice On New Hardware

    Hmmm, well 6 years is a while in computer land :) I guess that puts it in the Intel Core 2 era and could give you some half decent performance. Having said that, it could also be an AMD cpu based system - I only owned one single core AMD system from some time ago so I can't really comment on...
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    Advice On New Hardware

    Hi Lukas - like Boss Hog said, I think if the spec is high enough I would take your dad's pc and upgrade it. All depends on if that pc will have enough of an upgrade path in terms of what processor/ram/gfx card you can install. I'm guessing it's a fairly modern one? Bit of a shame as I...
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    3D rendering of Packaging & product

    Yup, I think Maya has a pretty steep learning curve as you can do pretty much anything and also get under the hood a fair bit. It's pretty expansive and it's hard to keep up with all the updates at times..! I'm too old to learn any new software as I've invested so much time in Maya there's...
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    3D rendering of Packaging & product

    Hi Paul, Maya and Max both come with MentalRay renderer as standard so you you'd get a great rendering solutiion. Like I said though earlier that these programs would be ott for Princess's needs if just for modelling/texturing.. Do you use C4d? I know they like it over on vimeo and have seen...
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    Beginner....

    Hi, Just to add that Photoshop Elements is very good for the money and has alot of the oomph of it's big brother..I use it and I only miss the odd thing here and there... Photoshop Elements goes for (v9) £53 from Amazon. Photoshop CS5 goes for £600!
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    3D rendering of Packaging & product

    Well, If I'm being honest, I think you'd struggle if you wanted something top notch and are a new starter to 3d. I don't know if your planning on doing something asap or If your just mulling over the idea but learining under your own steam would be the best option..! There are plenty of free...
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    3D rendering of Packaging & product

    Sorry this has turned into an information overload :) I think it was Modo they were using: Luxology.com :: modo 501 Seems to clock in at $1000. Good luck and just ask away if you need more help!
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    3D rendering of Packaging & product

    Hi, So you would be looking to visualise photo real packaging/products? You would want them to look totally real and perhaps studio lit? This is bread and butter for the packages I mentioned and again pretty straightforward if you've had experience but might be a steep learning curve if your...
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    3D rendering of Packaging & product

    ps. There is the freeware (open source) 3d package called Blender too which comes in a Mac flavour. I've heard good things about it.. blender.org - Home Other than that, the main commercial packages that I know of are: 3d Studio Max Maya Cinema 4d Haven't used Max and C4d but...
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    3D rendering of Packaging & product

    Hi, Are your products box-like or do they range in complexity? If you just wanted to `mock-up` a 3d box for example with different art on each panel then it's a very simple thing to do (I do 3d for a living). IF you have more complex shapes then it can get more involved. I can't really...
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