What tool can I use to make a "poster" approximately 3' by 3' consisting of individual 8.5" by 11" pieces of paper? Something like Rasterbator, but without the raster part. [more inside]
posted by DakotaPaul
on May 19, 2005 -
My 733ghz G4 mac with a GeForce2 MX videocard no longer seems like the top-of-the-line powerhouse it was back in '01, but I'd like to squeeze another year or two out of it by upgrading the video card (I've already added a bunch more RAM). I don't expect to run Doom 3, but I'd love to have better performance when using Final Cut Pro or playing No One Lives Forever 2. Since I'm hoping to upgrade to a new computer in a year or two, I don't want to spend a lot of money on a video card now. Ideally, I'd spend less than $50 on eBay and buy a used one--after all, a two-year-old card is still many several generations ahead of the one I've got! Alas, I know nothing about graphics cards and I'm overwhelmed by all the possibilities. What do I need to know, and what older cards would you good folks recommend?
posted by yankeefog
on May 10, 2005 -
I'm thinking of some artist who put together graphic renderings (orthogonal?) of various famous news photos -- the King assassination, the Buddhist monk immolating himself in Saigon, the beating of Reginald Denny -- and made them look like stills from computer games. Does this ring a bell with anyone?
posted by Shanachie
on Apr 28, 2005 -
In Fireworks it's a one-click process to export an image slice individually (ie. right-click and select "export selected slice"). Is is possible to do the same thing quickly using Adobe ImageReady? [more inside]
posted by bruceyeah
on Apr 18, 2005 -
I am about to buy a new Macintosh. How can I most quickly understand the pros and cons of the video cards in various models? [more inside]
posted by alms
on Apr 18, 2005 -
My monitor is finally dying on me. I'd like to spend up to $300 max for a decent flat screen monitor. I do some graphic work in Photoshop and play some video games on my PC. Any recommendations for that price (less would be preferable). Any advice on where to buy? Is Ebay ok?
posted by derekislost
on Apr 11, 2005 -
Product packaging designers: Can you tell me the name of the process in which plastic labels are heat shrunk to conform to the shape of containers like this... [more inside]
posted by sharksandwich
on Apr 10, 2005 -
FlashChatFilter: How does one add custom Smilies to a FlashChat v126.96.36.199? I can make the Smilies...just don't know how to load them. Assume ( no great task) that I know nothing about Flash, PHP..etc etc...
posted by lobstah
on Apr 7, 2005 -
Hello all. I have a problem that on some sites that hotlink images directly to me, the images are coming to me resized. For example, the page is doing a width="500" on every image, making larger images smaller, and smaller images larger. Is there a way to prevent this from happening? Happens in both IE and FF. And I'm not talking about the automatic image resizing option. [more inside]
posted by eas98
on Mar 16, 2005 -
I need to make a Photoshop CS action/droplet that I can use to batch convert many dozens of mid-res b&w images. I've tried this a few times but my droplets end up doing 1 file fine and then nothing. [mi] [more inside]
posted by luriete
on Jan 28, 2005 -
So, I received Half-Life 2 / Counter-Strike:Source as a gift, and I think it's time to upgrade my system. I'm fairly good with homebuilding computers, but the new graphics card offerings have me a bit confused. [+] [more inside]
posted by aberrant
on Jan 10, 2005 -
Online Print Shop Services: I'm looking to do a couple runs of flyers in the 1000-5000 range. What's the cheapest online service you've found for this? [more inside]
posted by fishfucker
on Dec 13, 2004 -
I'm writing some php functions to produce graphics of 3D pie charts. I don't remember enough trig to actually pull this off. [more inside] [more inside]
posted by y6y6y6
on Nov 8, 2004 -
Any place have the web equivalent of those "I Voted" stickers?
posted by smackfu
on Nov 2, 2004 -
I have: A dorm room wall, about 8' x 11', and access to a high quality, 54" printer that prints to a roll. I want to cover my whole wall with one image. Help me, please. [MI] [more inside]
posted by rfordh
on Sep 14, 2004 -
I am working on a project involving some 3d programming (in AutoLisp), and have managed to muddle through with what I remember of university geometry. I run into basic geometry problems (i.a.: find the 3d point where 2 lines intersect, given only the start points, angles and slope of the lines) which I manage to laboriously and clumsily solve. I'm sure most of these problems have 'canonical' solutions, worked out by graphic programmers. Is there any online resource for algorithms and formulas for typical 3d programming problems?
A good, simple explanation of the theory (and application in 3d graphics) of transformation matrixes would be nice, too.
posted by signal
on Sep 3, 2004 -
Best videocard for my buck? I picked up Doom 3 only to find my poor geforce 3 isn't cutting the mustard. Most web reviews are outdated or deal with pricey cards. What's the best card for my dollar? Extra points if its under 100 bucks and works with the older AGP slot.
posted by skallas
on Aug 3, 2004 -
You know that graphic element used on maps to show North, South, East and West - doe that have a name
? (I can't think of it for the life of me...
posted by lilboo
on May 13, 2004 -
I just graduated from art school with BFA in Broadcast Design (or motion graphics). Now what? [more inside] [more inside]
posted by Pukadon
on May 11, 2004 -
Red means stop....or does it? I'm developing an icon set for a web application, and I'm looking for indicators to mean "not yet started," "in progress," and "completed." My inclination is to go with red, yellow, green, but my experience with traffic lights seems to indicate that green (you haven't started, so go), yellow, and red (you're done, so stop) might be more logical. Anyone have any suggestions on which would be more intuitive?
posted by oissubke
on May 6, 2004 -
I need to create some charts (as in bar-, pie-, etc.) for a presentation. I have used Excel (easy but boring), Illustrator and Freehand (slightly more complicated and exciting) for this in the past, but want to expand my repertoire. Are there any really snazzy looking, easy to use charting apps for XP? [more inside]
posted by signal
on Mar 24, 2004 -
All day, I've been looking into the murky world of graphics cards, and I don't feel any wiser. Need help [mi]. [more inside]
posted by ascullion
on Mar 23, 2004 -
Why are there almost no SVG links from the Metafilter Community? [more inside] [more inside]
posted by meikel
on Dec 8, 2003 -