Hi! I put aside blogging for a while and have spent the last couple of years playing around with some really neat 3D software — Poser. Still learning to use all the many features included in the software, such as animation. I love this stuff because it’s like having a photo studio in a box. The models are tireless and don’t ever complain. I can swing around and get different views of the same subject, zoom in for closeups, pull back and get more of the set/background. It’s so cool. Check out My Poser Place for examples.
If you’re interested, check out http://poser.smithmicro.com/, but search for an older version like Poser 7 if you want to try it out for a much reduced price. [See Amazon on the Blogroll to the right.] The current version is Poser 10, just out recently, but Poser 7 will do you proud until you decide if this is something you really want to pursue. There is also DAZ Studio 4.6, which is free. It’s similar to Poser. It’s currently available for free; however everything else is not — characters, clothing, props, and sets.
I’ve had a book rattling around in my head for the last ten years. I was sort of thinking about using Poser to illustrate it — if I ever get it written. LOL
Until then I’ll keep working on learning lighting and storytelling and posting the more interesting results of my groping in the dark.
Comments and constructive criticism are welcome.
This is the first day of the rest of my life.
Trite? Yes. But it’s also true. I’ve lived my whole life trying to please a husband, my parents, and various bosses. When you try to please someone else, you generally come away from the experience frustrated. You have pleased them only a certain percentage of the time, and yourself, hardly ever.
Today the new regime begins. I count. I matter. I get to be first sometimes. Ignore me at your own peril.
I am a keyboard jockey, writer, and amateur photographer currently working on a SciFi book and compiling photographs for an inside-the-photographer’s-head coffee table book. I live with a husband, three dogs, and two cats.
I had intended to use this site to display some of my photos and reflect my vision of Houston, Texas and the state of the wider world. Then I got laid off in July of 2007. So my priorities have changed.
After spending an inordinate amount of time looking for a job, I felt it was necessary to take early retirement so my husband and I could both pay the bills and eat. I had been looking for work as a general, legal, or medical transcriptionist and was getting my home office up to snuff in preparation for transcribing from home. Wading through the job offers and ads on the Internet was a real eye opener. Most of the ads for work-at-home jobs are complete and utter bullshit. I want a job, not an “investment opportunity.” And I refuse to pay money in order to get a job. So I retired just 2 or 3 weeks after the first Baby Boomer to officially retire. Now my hubby and I are spending time blogging and working towards a better tomorrow.
It’s not my intention to flame people, deserving or not. But if I get cranky about being unemployed, I reserve the right to blow off some steam. If I see an injustice, I’ll bring it to your attention. If I run across something hilarious, I’ll point you in that direction.
Everybody vote and Turn Texas Blue!