Acer TravelMate C310 TMC312XCi Convertible Tablet PC
Over the past 8 months I have had the pleasure of owning an Acer TravelMate tablet laptop. A combination of sketchbook, workstation and entertainment all rolled up into one 6 lb. machine. I am a graduate student at Savannah College of Art and Design. My focus is digital sculpting to create realistic 3d models. The industry is expanding so fast that it is becoming harder to stay ahead of the curve; so I keep my eye out for tools that help with the modeling process. It is my pleasure to pass along one of those tools to you.
Traditional sculpture has been around for ages, from the Greeks classical depiction of Gods to bronze statues of Buddha. The ability of the artist to lay his hands on his creation allowed for total control of the medium. With the advent of modeling in the computer, the sculpting techniques started from ground zero. The sculptor lost contact with his artwork, separated by a thin layer of glass. The artist had to make do with a mouse and the art of pulling and pushing points.
Programs have started compensating, trying to bring the sculptor closer to the model. Recent ones such as Zbrush have show significant improvement in the process of creating models. With the ability to pull and push the model as you would clay, the art of 3d sculpting has taken a step closer towards traditional. Software advancement is essential, as is human interaction with the computer. Drawing with a mouse is akin to performing brain surgery with an axe. Wacom