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2023.05.30 13:44 robson_muniz Has SocialBluebook Helped You Secure a Brand Sponsor? Share Your Experience!

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2023.05.30 13:43 yoragon The search for a tilt wheel gaming mouse

TL;DR: I'm looking for an entry-level/midrange gaming mouse with a tilt wheel (and side buttons). any comment, recommendation and advice would be more than welcome :)
(all links are in the comments)
Hi MouseReview! For the last couple of weeks I've been looking for a mouse with a tilt wheel function, and compiled a list of options in order to find myself a new mouse. I want this thread to also be a good starting point for future tilt wheel lovers looking for their next mouse.
Currently I'm using the Logitech m560 (link in comments), and recently after its side buttons started malfunctioning, I've figured that it's high time for an upgrade.
Generally, I've been searching for an entry-level/midrange gaming mouse for daily use, mostly for gaming, work and browsing.
Hardware: a gaming laptop.
Games: I'm playing mostly non-competitive games (though I do play them sometimes), mostly third-person single-player RPGs and rougelikes, and some multiplayer FPSs.
As of Work, it includes mostly coding, for which I really just need a mouse for the browsing part of it. It is important to me though that the mouse will be comfortable for this as well.
Hand preference: I'm right handed and would like to try an ergonomic design, though I have no problem with a symmetric mouse if it's comfortable.
Budget: an arbitrary sum of 55$ - though I am flexible about it.
Hand size: 19cm x 10.5cm (I wasn't sure if I was supposed to measure from the wrist or the end of the palm, might be 18cm x 10.5cm).
Grip: I think it's palm grip or a very relaxed fingertip grip. Tbh I'm not entirely sure what my grip is, as my m560 is relatively small so for me the palm itself can't really touch the mouse unless I claw it. What I can say for certain about my grip is that I'm most comfortable when my fingers are completely resting on the mouse/slightly above it, while the scroll wheel is in line with my index finger's distal phalanx (which I think is the name for the top third of the finger?). I mostly use my wrist for moving the mouse (but I also move my arm when playing).
Weight: I would like it to be relatively light so it won't strain my hand after hours of use, but I'm not looking for those ultra lightweight FPS mice.
Sensitivity: as of my understanding, most mice from reputable companies have wide sensitivity ranges, so I think any quality mouse will do. I'm not particularly looking for extraordinarily high sensitivity.
Connectivity: technically I have no preference, but as the wired options are usually significantly cheaper (and lighter), I tend to prefer them. That being said, I have seen people saying that wireless is better for laptops, so I wanted to ask you beautiful people for your thoughts on the issue. I also dislike mice with regular one-use batteries, so rechargeable is preferred among the wireless options.
Additional characteristics: looking for an entry-level/midrange gaming mouse with a tilt wheel (I sometimes saw it referred to as 4-way or 4-directional wheel) and few side buttons, preferably with not too many other features (for example no MMO/MOBA mouse side buttons, RGB and super high DPI are not a priority and there's no need for other bells and whistles).
Why a tilt wheel? Well, after using the m560 for quite a while, I've found it hard to come back. For me at least it offers a lot of utility for and requires minimal effort, making it too hard for me to give up on.
The significant downside, of course, is that not many gaming mice have this niche, mostly productivity-oriented feature.
In the first few days of my search for my next mouse, I barely managed to find anything, and I didn't seem to be the only one: many single-comment threads are scattered across the sub with people asking for suggestions for mice with this feature.
After a while, thanks mostly to this sub, I managed to compile a short list of mice that met most of my requirements:
Razer Basilisk series (specifically V2, ultimate, V3 and V3 Pro) – tbh probably my favorites out of the bunch. After compiling the list I centered most of my research around them. The specs seem amazing relative to the price, the reviews are very positive, I really like their design and they fit perfectly with my requirements. That being said, I fear that they might be a bit uncomfortable as I don't really know what my grip is (although reviews I watched said they are all pretty comfortable for most). I managed to find most of the options within my budget, except for the V3 Pro, as unsurprisingly yoinking that cable takes the affordability right with it. I have been trying to find deals on both it and the Ultimate, and I wanted to know, as per your experience, if you think that their wirelessness is indeed necessary for a laptop. Technically I'm not specifically looking for an RGB, so even taking the V2 is a pretty good option for me.
Razer Mamba Elite – seems pretty much straight to the point, though I found the Basilisk V3 with a lower price tag almost everywhere.
Razer Naga – seems nice but has a bit “too much” for my taste. Pricing is a bit all over the place, but I still prefer the Basilisks over it.
Razer Pro Click and Click Pro Mini – probably the most similar to my measly m560, but I'd lie if I'd say I didn't want to really "feel" the upgrade and buy a gaming mouse. Plus, more importantly, the prices tend to be less friendly and exceed my budget.
Logitech G502 series – Probably the most frequent to appear in the search. Looks perfect for my needs and seems very attractive with the price tag for the older generations of the series, and even for some newer ones. I do have to point out, though, that after some research I noticed that in online comparisons between Razer's Basilisks and this series, the Basilisks almost always come up on top. Plus, I really dislike it when Logitech's tilt wheel registers when pressing the scroll wheel for M3, and I've read that this happens in most of the companies' models. On first glance I thought that the G502 models might be a little too much for me with their extra buttons, but an amazing productivity mice review (link in comments) by u/Buzz_Buzz_Buzz_ changed my mind a bit. I managed to find the original model for less than 20 bucks, and even then wireless Lightspeed and the newer wired G502x are usually sold at very comfortable prices.
Logitech G604 – I think that the feature I like the least in this option is the amount of side buttons, which I fear might make using them a chore. Aside from that, I'm not sure about the shape as I have seen that it was weird for some, and the fact that it uses an AA battery is also a downside for me. Other than that, it seems like a good option, especially for a wireless, as the prices are quite low.
Logitech G903 and G900 – On paper they seem pretty fitting for my needs, but I had a hard time finding either of them online. They were mostly either partially working or with ridiculously high price tags.
Steelseries rival 500 – similar issue with the last pair – its age made it hard to find. Although it is a MMO/MOBA mouse, its layout seems more intuitive and easier to learn compared to other mice of this sort.
Roccat Kone series (specifically XTD, EMP, XP and XP Air) – the XTD and EMP suffer from the same fate as the previous mice on the list, the XP Air is out of my budget, but the XP seems fine. It has a lot of buttons, and although the layout seems a bit uncomfortable, the EasyShift thumb paddle is pretty elegant (though, again, might be too much for me). In addition to that, neither the RGB nor the “Minecraft mouse” selling points are really for me.
HyperX Pulsefire Raid – raised my interest after reading a detailed and helpful review (link in comments) by u/Kaytwo_TTV. It also has more buttons than I'm looking for, but it seems rather fine. It's a bit hard to find online as well, but in contrast to the previous mice with this issue, when I did manage to find it for sale it was at a bargain price well within my budget.
EVGA X17 and X20 – seems like a good but heavy option, with a fair price point and surprisingly high availability. The sniper button though is in a weird position. Main drawback for me is the weight.
In addition to all of these, after some digging I found a beautiful and comprehensive tilt wheel mice list (link in comments) which at least for me is pretty hard to comprehend. As my knowledge on the mice world is very limited, it was hard to try and research all of them, though I do think that most of the mice that are worth it are already in the original list. If I'm wrong please correct me and add your own suggestions, it would be greatly appreciated.
Some sidenotes: This is my first time buying an actual mouse, and I'm not sure what's the optimal way of doing it. As I am looking for a budget option, I've opted to mostly searching on Ebay. Is this a smart choice? Is it generally safe to buy pre-owned mice, or should I strive to snag a new/open box product? I don't live in the US nor in the EU, so I feel like I don't have many options. I also fear that if I buy third-party, I won't be able to return the mouse in case it won't fit my grip. I'm generally worried about my grip, as I feel I don't really have a way to test it on other mice.
I've also heard of people avoiding Razer products, and heard that the software is pretty crappy. Is this something I should seriously be worried about (Or rather, is this something I have the luxury to worry about, considering my budget)? For perspective, I'm coming from the horrid SetPoint software, and I don't really care about profiles, on-board memory or RGB.
To be completely honest, if you think there's a great option (budget and performance wise) without the tilt wheel, I'll consider trying to get used to it and make do.
In conclusion: I've searched for tilt wheel options across the web, probably with the Razer Basilisk series and the Logitech G502 series as my top contenders. What are your suggestions for the best mouse in this scenario? I'd be very thankful for any comment, recommendation and advice.
Thanks for reading!
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2023.05.30 13:43 Complex-Lock-4346 Unleashing the Potential: How 3D Architectural Renders Revolutionize Design Communication

Unleashing the Potential: How 3D Architectural Renders Revolutionize Design Communication
In the world of architecture, effective visualization is essential for conveying design concepts to clients and stakeholders. Traditional 2D blueprints and static sketches often fall short in capturing the true essence of a project. However, the advent of 3D architectural renders has ushered in a new era of immersive and lifelike representations. This blog explores the transformative power of 3D architectural renders and how they revolutionize the way we communicate and experience architectural designs.
Enhancing Visualization and Conceptualization: Gone are the days of struggling to interpret complex floor plans or relying solely on verbal descriptions from architects. 3D architectural renders provide an unprecedented level of clarity and realism, empowering clients to envision the final outcome. By employing advanced modeling and rendering techniques, architects can create stunning visualizations that showcase every intricate detail of a building. From exterior facades to interior spaces, these renders allow clients to explore designs from multiple angles, facilitating a deeper understanding of spatial relationships and ambiance.
Streamlining Decision-making and Collaboration: One of the greatest advantages of 3D architectural renders lies in their ability to streamline decision-making processes and enhance collaboration among project stakeholders. Realistic renders enable clients to grasp the impact of various design choices—such as materials, lighting, and finishes—long before construction begins. This empowers them to provide informed feedback and make crucial decisions earlier in the design phase, mitigating the risk of costly modifications later on.
Furthermore, 3D renders facilitate effective collaboration among architects, engineers, and interior designers. These professionals can work together in a virtual environment, exploring different design options and identifying potential conflicts or opportunities for improvement. By visualizing the project holistically, all stakeholders can contribute their expertise and ensure the final design meets functional, aesthetic, and technical requirements.
Marketing and Presentations: When it comes to marketing architectural projects, 3D renders have become a game-changer. With their photorealistic quality, these renders create visually stunning presentations that captivate potential clients and investors. Whether displayed on websites, brochures, or presentations, 3D renders convey the aspirational vision of a project, generating interest and securing buy-in.
Moreover, 3D architectural renders allow architects to showcase design variations and different project phases. This flexibility enables clients to explore multiple options and make more informed decisions. Renders can also be animated, bringing designs to life and providing virtual tours that simulate the experience of walking through the building. Such dynamic presentations leave a lasting impression and significantly enhance the overall marketing strategy.
Conclusion: 3D architectural renders have proven to be a transformative tool, enhancing visualization, streamlining decision-making, and elevating marketing efforts. By harnessing the power of these renders, architects bridge the gap between imagination and reality, offering clients and stakeholders an immersive experience that traditional blueprints cannot match. As technology continues to evolve, we anticipate even more sophisticated rendering techniques that push the boundaries of what is possible, further revolutionizing the architectural design process. Embracing 3D architectural renders is not merely an option but a necessity in this digital age, enabling professionals to stay ahead in the competitive field of architecture and design. Get more information about 3D architectural renders then must check out Geomaus.
https://preview.redd.it/3cw7axqqyz2b1.jpg?width=1996&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=6ee26b0463fc118214b7feb85a443c3355dd68bd
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2023.05.30 13:43 mollymulkins is it better to know lots of programming languages, or just know a few very well?

hi!! i'm a highschooler going to uni for cs next year. my uni requires like 5-6 co-op terms/ internships before graduating so i'm really worried because everyone says finding your first internship is really tough. i want to get started learning a bit of programming in the summer so that i can maybe have some side projects to help with that.
anyways, all i know right now is some very basic python, some html/css, and java at the ap computer science exam level (which probably means beginner level).
so now i'm wondering where to go from here - for someone new to the industry, would it be good to learn more in depth about java (e.g start learning topics such as data structures & algorithms), or learn more languages (i was thinking sql or javascript)? keep in mind that i don't have that much time because i'll be needing to find co-op in my first year.
any advice would be appreciated!! thanks :)
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2023.05.30 13:42 Professional-AWS ADR Lawyers in Dubai, Arbitration Lawyers in Dubai, Banking Lawyers in Dubai, Business Setup in Dubai

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ADR Lawyers in Dubai, Arbitration Lawyers in Dubai, Banking Lawyers in Dubai, Business Setup in Dubai
Introduction
In today's globalized business environment, Dubai has emerged as a leading hub for international commerce and investment. As companies from around the world flock to the city to establish their presence, legal services play a crucial role in facilitating smooth operations and resolving disputes. This article explores the importance of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) and arbitration, as well as the significance of banking and business setup services in Dubai. We will delve into the role of specialized lawyers in each of these areas, highlighting their expertise and the value they bring to the business community.
ADR Lawyers in Dubai
Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) refers to the methods used to resolve legal disputes outside the traditional courtroom setting. In Dubai, ADR has gained significant traction due to its efficiency, cost-effectiveness, and ability to preserve business relationships. ADR lawyers in Dubai specialize in various techniques such as negotiation, mediation, and arbitration.
Arbitration Lawyers in Dubai
Arbitration Lawyers in Dubai is a popular method of dispute resolution in Dubai, particularly in the realm of international business transactions. It offers parties the opportunity to resolve their conflicts through a neutral third party, known as an arbitrator. The Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC) is one of the leading institutions providing arbitration services in the region.
Banking Lawyers in Dubai
Dubai's thriving economy relies heavily on a robust banking sector. Banking lawyers in Dubaispecialize in the intricate legal aspects of banking, finance, and regulatory compliance. They provide counsel to financial institutions, corporations, and individuals on a wide range of matters, including banking transactions, regulatory compliance, and dispute resolution.
Business Setup in Dubai
Dubai's strategic location, business-friendly policies, and world-class infrastructure make it an attractive destination for entrepreneurs and companies seeking to establish their presence in the Middle East. Setting up a business setup in Dubai, however, involves navigating a complex legal framework and adhering to various regulations.
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Dubai's thriving economy attracts numerous businesses, both local and international. However, the complex legal framework surrounding commercial activities requires expert guidance. Commercial lawyers in Dubai specialize in assisting businesses with legal matters related to contracts, transactions, intellectual property, and more.
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Criminal lawyers in Dubai handle a wide range of cases, including theft, fraud, assault, drug offenses, and more. They provide legal advice, investigate the charges against their clients, build a strong defense strategy, represent clients in court, and strive to achieve the best possible outcomes.
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Family lawyers in Dubaispecialize in handling legal matters related to family relationships and domestic affairs. They provide guidance and support in various areas such as divorce, child custody, adoption, marriage contracts, and domestic violence cases. Family lawyers play a crucial role in ensuring the best interests of their clients and promoting fair resolutions during difficult times.
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2023.05.30 13:42 Silent-Phil Graphics effects in the four elements - Shaders in 2D game

Graphics effects in the four elements - Shaders in 2D game
Hello everyone! We are a small team that has been developing a 2D strategy game called Norland - a medieval kingdom simulator - for several years now.
This is our second article about 2D rendering of various effects in our game. You can read the previous article here. Just to remind you, the game is a 2D one and is being developed on the Game Maker Studio 2 engine.
Today, we will be discussing four elements - water, fire, earth, and air. What graphical effects do they encompass? Let's find out.

Water

Currently, water doesn't have a profound impact on the gameplay in Norland - you can't build structures on it, that's about it. You can't catch fish or construct ships yet. Nevertheless, it still needs to be rendered somehow.
It all started with the development of a mockup (a fake screenshot of the game drawn in a graphics editor). As the initial water reference, I used a screenshot from the game Graveyard Keeper, adjusted to our color palette.
Artists created the tiles for the shoreline for us, but they struggled with the actual water surface. So, I had to come up with its appearance myself.

https://preview.redd.it/4eioa6fwxz2b1.png?width=1920&format=png&auto=webp&s=12dcf6e150f8cab8dbe38f6925e9e3f3f097fcb1
I recommend using the \"Match Color\" function in Photoshop. It was specifically with the help of this feature that I adapted the color scheme of the Graveyard Keeper screenshot to our desired colors.
The coastline tiles were drawn by our artists, but they had some difficulties with creating realistic water surfaces. Therefore, I had to come up with the appearance of the water myself.
Mockup
I had a rough understanding of how to create a shader for water - a seamless texture with "caustics" is overlaid on water tiles, and waves and ripples are simulated by moving the UV coordinates of the water surface over a special noise texture (effect commonly known as Displacement).
I found the caustics on OpenGameArt, but I don't remember where I got the texture for shifting the UV coordinates - they are found online under various names (e.g., bump mapping water texture).
https://preview.redd.it/m13qcsizxz2b1.png?width=1400&format=png&auto=webp&s=66b63e978bf62e4758378f58f521985fd9969de8
The effect is simple - at each point, I take the r and b components of the Displacement texture color, which represent the shift value, and add it to the texture coordinates of the caustics. Additionally, the Displacement texture is looped and constantly shifted in a certain direction (which corresponds to the direction of water ripples).
The final effect in the game engine
The same effect in SHADERed
I recreated this shader in SHADERed, and if you're interested, you can view its implementation and experiment with your own parameter values and textures. The project can be downloaded here.
You can see the code of the fragment shader by double-clicking on \"Simple\" in the project's \"Pipeline.\"

Fire

Initially, to create the effect of burning houses, only particles were used. However, I quickly encountered a problem: to achieve a dense and vibrant fire effect, a significant number of particles were required. This, in turn, negatively affected the game's performance (Game Maker Studio 2.3 is not the most performant engine), especially when a fire spread across half of the city. Moreover, I wasn't satisfied with the resulting effect - the fire seemed insubstantial and didn't blend well with the environment. You can see the results of this work in the game's announcement trailer.
So, to avoid game lag, it was necessary to reduce the number of particles. However, even with the initial particle count, the effect still appeared insufficiently dense. Therefore, a different approach was needed. In the end, I came up with a solution that involved a small number of particles and a special fire shader applied to the building texture, creating the desired density of the effect.
The effect consists of several components:
  1. Creating a fire texture from Perlin noise, overlaying this texture on the building, and animating the result (simple upward movement of the fire);
  2. Darkening the building texture and subsequently "dissolving" it (effect commonly known as Dissolve) to fully destroy the building engulfed in fire;
  3. Several types of particles - smoke, scattered sparks from the fire, and an older fire effect that was used on a much smaller scale than before.

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I also transferred this effect to SHADERed.

Earth

If you simply apply a tiled texture to the surface, it doesn't matter how good the texture is - as the camera moves away, it will look unpleasant. To achieve an acceptable result, it is necessary to somehow break the obvious repetitiveness of the pattern.
Example of poor tiling
Initially, I had the idea to generate various-shaped and colored grass clumps and then randomly scatter them across the entire map. I was satisfied with this approach - it lasted for almost a year, but as the game is getting closer to release, it was time to revisit this task for polishing.
These pre-drawn \"blots\" were randomly distributed across the map
The downside of using clumps became evident - to ensure even coverage of a map sized 31,500 x 22,500, a large number of decals would be required, and they would inevitably intersect with each other, creating overdraw (excessive rendering of pixels that won't be visible on the screen due to object overlap). And it turned out that there might not be enough of them. Moreover, the shape of these clumps is predetermined, so creating new ones would require manual work in the editor.
Therefore, I came up with another solution - generating a diverse surface pattern directly in the shader (GLSL Fragment).
varying vec2 v_vTexcoord;varying vec4 v_vColour;varying vec2 v_vTexelPosition;uniform float u_fMidAlpha;uniform float u_fBrightAlpha;uniform float u_fGrassScale;uniform float u_fMidScale;uniform float u_fBrightScale;uniform float u_fGrassSmooth;uniform sampler2D u_sPerlinNoise;uniform sampler2D u_sGrass;void main() {float scale = 10000.0;
float threshold = 0.5;float threshold_step = 0.02 * u_fGrassSmooth;
float mid_noise = texture2D(u_sPerlinNoise, v_vTexelPosition / vec2(scale, scale * 0.7) * u_fMidScale).r;mid_noise = u_fMidAlpha * smoothstep(threshold - threshold_step, threshold + threshold_step, mid_noise);
float bright_noise = texture2D(u_sPerlinNoise, v_vTexelPosition / vec2(scale, -scale * 0.7) * u_fBrightScale).r;bright_noise = u_fBrightAlpha * smoothstep(threshold - threshold_step, threshold + threshold_step, bright_noise);
vec3 back_color = vec3(134.0, 131.0, 63.0) / 255.0;vec3 mid_color = vec3(113.0, 112.0, 55.0) / 255.0;vec3 bright_color = vec3(157.0, 151.0, 70.0) / 255.0;vec3 final_color = mix(back_color, mid_color, mid_noise);final_color = mix(final_color, bright_color, (1.0 - mid_noise) * bright_noise);
vec3 grass = mix(vec3(1.0), texture2D(u_sGrass, v_vTexelPosition / vec2(scale) * u_fGrassScale).rgb, 0.64);gl_FragColor = vec4(final_color * grass, 1.0);}
The code for this shader is relatively simple - a tiled Perlin noise texture is fed into it, and the smoothstep function is used to cut off areas that are darker than a threshold value.
I perform this operation twice, but the second time, the noise texture is scaled and offset differently to avoid repeating patterns. Then, the spots are colored with designated colors and blended together based on alpha, and finally, a tiled grass texture is overlaid.
In addition to the texture itself, various decals such as grass clumps, rocks, and dirt spots are placed on top of the grass. However, they are required in much smaller quantities than before.
Here's the result before and after the effect.
https://preview.redd.it/1fh8cpyayz2b1.png?width=3014&format=png&auto=webp&s=51753c6117c6a7f863a2fb6097d0df214a8e990a
https://preview.redd.it/kqms2kebyz2b1.png?width=2581&format=png&auto=webp&s=4608f8e4235ce5a7f02d4969b75e7172fa9bfba4

Air

Actually, this section is not specifically about air but rather about color grading. However, I needed to align it with the overall concept of natural elements in the game ;)
LUT (Look-Up Table) is a technique that is well-known in the photography and videography communities. Its purpose is the same everywhere – to colorize an image in a specific way.
A LUT is essentially a texture (usually 512x512 pixels) that encodes the entire RGB color range. Imagine it as a cube divided into layers. The texture may look something like this:
Neutral LUT texture that will not change colors after applying the color correction shader
The idea is that each RGB color corresponds to a specific pixel in this texture (the RGB components of the color are used as coordinates in the texture). For example, for the color red (#ff0000), it would be the top-right pixel in the first square.
The job of a color grading shader is to change the color of each pixel in the image to the color corresponding to its pixel in the LUT texture. The only thing you need to do manually is prepare these LUT textures, but it's a fairly straightforward process.
For example, let's say we want to create the effect of a sunset with a shift towards red tones. We take a screenshot from the game, load it into a photo editor, and start playing with color parameters using various tools like Hue/Saturation, Brightness, Contrast, etc. Personally, I would focus on shifting the Hue towards red and increasing saturation, but feel free to let your imagination run wild. You could, for example, saturate only the red color and make everything else gray (hello, Sin City).
https://preview.redd.it/m8mm2aycyz2b1.png?width=1543&format=png&auto=webp&s=405236d0e08e3ebfce7ffe00103f5bb2e3415309
https://preview.redd.it/99g6h8edyz2b1.png?width=1165&format=png&auto=webp&s=c5b5bafdfcd44dff82c4179bb037dc1055429a3e
https://preview.redd.it/tz36r2sdyz2b1.png?width=1551&format=png&auto=webp&s=b1e16ca79798cd1770cf0bbc628a6eb1e1f1e9cf
Next, you apply the same color adjustments to a neutral LUT texture. The result would look like this:
LUT texture to which color adjustment settings have been applied
Now, if you pass the render of our game through the color grading shader with this texture, the game will look exactly as the image was adjusted in the photo editor.
varying vec2 v_vTexcoord;varying vec4 v_vColour;
uniform sampler2D u_sLut;
precision highp float;
//Number of colours per channel (64 is standard)#define COL_N 64.0//Square root of COL_N#define COL_S 8.0//Reciprocal of COL_S#define COL_R 0.125
vec3 look_up(vec3 col) {vec3 index = clamp(floor(col.rgb * COL_N - 0.5), 0.0, COL_N - 1.0);vec2 coord = (index.rg / COL_N + mod(floor(index.b * vec2(1, COL_R)), COL_S)) * COL_R;
return texture2D(u_sLut, coord).rgb;}
void main() {vec4 base_color = texture2D(gm_BaseTexture, v_vTexcoord);
gl_FragColor = vec4(look_up(base_color.rgb), 1.0);}
In Norland, we use a set of five different LUT textures, each corresponding to a specific time of day – morning, day, evening, sunset, night – as well as a special texture for artificial lighting. At any given time, two textures are active and blended together to achieve a smooth transition in color grading. For example, if morning starts at 6 am and day starts at 12 pm, at 8 am the color grading will be a mix of 33% morning LUT and 66% day LUT.
https://preview.redd.it/mu8vo39fyz2b1.png?width=883&format=png&auto=webp&s=bd86c6e896ad974fe6e966408cbd9f6ce54254b8
Day and night cycle
There are many other effects in the game (artificial lighting, rain, blood, equipment damage, etc.) of varying complexity, but there's still much work to be done (I'm currently brainstorming how to create snow and winter). But that's a story for another time.
I hope you found it interesting! Thank you!
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2023.05.30 13:42 SchwartzArt Hot Take: There are several kinds of artistic expression...

Alright, bear with me: I was recently told by an user on reddit that he thinks a lot of the gripe between pro- and contra-ai people is due to the fact that the former are often programmers, who have an open source, altruistic view on everything, while the latter are often artists that are influenced by the idea of ownership and copyright and dont share thinks for others to learn.
I think that's a wrong take, because it is build on wrong assumptions. The person claimed that artists don't share their open PSD files like programmers share code on github, and therefore are not as open to share and have others learn from them as programmers. I get the idea, but think it is very wrong, since the majority of art doesn't even produce "open files" to share, and since what you can learn from an open file is very limited compared to a process video, for example, which the user dismissed as "curated experience" gatekeeping art.
But what that stance shows is that the minds of programmers (and it-people) and (many) visual artists (not that there is no overlap) seem very different indeed, and that a lot of gripe comes from that fact.
Here is my central idea of the difference:
the pro-ai side thinks that AI art simply helps people with their artistic expression, while the contra side sais it does too much itself.
for the pro side, that is irrelevant. For the anti side, it seems it is not. Not only because their jobs might be automated, but also because many have a different lookout on "expression".
For the pro side, expression seems simply visualizing stories and ideas they have in their head. (im am generalizing, but that's the majority of what i heard). The stories and ideas are theirs, the AI just executes the visualization on the technical side.
And i think that is fine. There is also truth to it. Denying an AI user visualizing a story they have in their head via Synthography would be like saying a Comic Writer has no part in a comic or a director has no part in a movie.
But it limits expression to a "service" to get ideas out there. But art was always about a lot more. It is never only just a vehicle to tell a story or make critical comments. It was always also a way to show the world how the artists sees things.
Impressionists didn't necessarily want to tell the story of a fisherman in the harbor in the early morning. It was simply the light that interested them. I miself am hugely influenced by comic artists like Risso or mignola, and when i walk along the street, i look at everyday stuff and think how i could group shadows or how i could translate soft edges into ink.
That's how style develops. And it might get difficult to grasp that concept, if you never created art "by hand". But giving glowing eyes to a cyborg via inpainting is not what this is. This is deciding what "glowing" looks to you in the first place. But since AI pretty much predefines "style" by it's training, and rests on the user picking stuff and artists as prompts they like, the personal expression of one self's views, without direct purpose to serve as a visualization of a story, is very limited.
That is a form of expression that AI simply can not do, inherently (yet?). But for many fields, like fine art, that is pretty much what it is about.
So, what do you think?
Nonsensical take?
Pointless?
A starting point to understand that the pro and contra side might come from fundamentally different outlooks on the issue, and might understand each other better and maybe even work together if that is understood?
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2023.05.30 13:41 anarchyart2021 Russia's Shoigu says West 'stepping up' supplies to Ukraine - Shoigu also said Russia was inflicting "effective fire damage on the enemy" and that the Western weapons would not change the outcome of Moscow's "special military operation" in Ukraine.

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2023.05.30 13:41 cannonfunk [InnerSleeve] Bukka White - Early Recordings 1930-1940 - $13.95 w/ free shipping

Bukka White - Early Recordings 1930-1940 - $13.95 w/ free shipping

If it wasn't for the Pavlovian idolatry devoted to the works of Robert Johnson, then Bukka White's extraordinarily personal and powerful songs recorded over two days in Marcia 1940 would receive the respect and estimation they deserve. Summoned to Chicago by session fixer Lester Melrose, he arrived with a safe selection of 'covers' that Melrose summarily dismissed, telling him to come up with something 'original'. White went hack to his lodgings and delved within himself' to create a sequence of songs that dealt with his trial and committal to Parchman Farm the previous year. He also wrote about the deaths of his mother and friends, and ailments of his own he thought were threatening his life. These bleak texts were ameliorated by a bubbling dance tune and the last of his great train songs. His previous recordings had been few and spoke more to the strength and stamina of his performance than to the sensitivity that permeates the later songs. As good as Johnson may have been, he enacted the sentiments expressed in his overtly emotional songs. His sometime partner Johnny Shines asserted that Johnson refined his material until it achieved the effect he was aiming for. It was a technique that few others would attempt or achieve. Bukka White's songs exuded honesty and directness enhanced by an artistic insight that Stopped short of contrivance.
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2023.05.30 13:41 HAPPY-HOBO-Z3R0 Fr #3

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2023.05.30 13:41 JBurnettCooper Fanart: Crockett

Fanart: Crockett
While back I was in an accident. Away from home, I had only my phone to amuse and create with. This is what happened. Sort of a woodblock effect - except done with my photo app's draw feature.
https://preview.redd.it/9j804vywgy2b1.jpg?width=1066&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=516b33ac95afa0ba5652a702dda6c1db93e24186
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2023.05.30 13:40 Faithhal The Lord of the Rings Gollum

Even if an event or character has a significant impact on the original fiction, it may not be appropriate for a separate spotlight project. It's difficult to consider a more powerful a valid example than The Master of the Rings: Gollum, a game that focuses on a character who, by almost any measure, is the wrong choice for the lead, fundamentally misunderstands the appeal of its source series. Having said that, it is not out of the question to imagine the game that in some way contributed to the unusual premise's success. This isn't that task; This game should be avoided at all costs, just like the miserable and pitiful lead.
Gollum tracks the narrative of the nominal individual in the time span between The Hobbit and The Ruler of the Rings, for the most part during his subjugation and abuse in Mordor and the connected getaway to seek after his valuable ring. It seems to be at odds with most of the central tenets and themes of Tolkien's writing because of its drab colors, emphasis on cruel and unappealing characters, and gameplay that is focused on chores. Even without any connection to the lauded legendarium, the narrative is sluggish, rambling, and frequently incoherent. A promising investigation of the contrast between Gollum and Smeagol initially appears compelling, but it is never effectively utilized.
Old-fashioned linear traversal sequences and awkward, uninteresting stealth stretches dominate the gameplay. The stages are poorly designed to communicate where you can go, the jumping is inaccurate, and the camera is cumbersome—or sometimes even broken—when it flips completely upside down while climbing or refuses to rotate to view the next necessary jump. Jumps that should have been simple caused me to die numerous times, and I also frequently misjudged where the next platform could be reached. The main little gift is successive designated spots to relax the blow of the vast rehashes.
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2023.05.30 13:40 harukinkss recon accepted but unfamiliar with the course (BS-MGT)

recon accepted but unfamiliar with the course (BS-MGT)
hi! I got my results yesterday and was accepted in BS IN BUSINESS MANAGEMENT W/ SPEC IN BUSINESS ANALYTICS (MGT-BAS) on the Laguna campus. I want to ask a few questions regarding this matter. DLSU is my dream school and I want to know if taking this course and then shifting to my dream course is worth it. Thank you in advance!!
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  1. I chose 2 programs from CLA (psych and behsci) and chose 1 from COB (adv management) and chose the Manila campus for all of it, how come I ended up with the Laguna campus?
  2. Is it possible to shift to ab psych in Manila even if I am from the College of Business if ever I accepted the offer? is it possible to graduate on time or with a little delay?
  3. what is MGT-BAS focused on? Is it a good program?
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2023.05.30 13:40 Ingeniousdrone Drone Sports Photography Drone Marketing for Real Estate

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2023.05.30 13:40 unprotectedcitizen Some crazy shit happened to me

I was driving down the road, following my friend we were on the way to a restaurant. It was midnight, raining and foggy. I was about 2 car lengths behind him I didn’t know the area it was dark with little to no street lights. He was in front of me I was going under the speed limit, he saw what looked like a box or a rug in the road and was able to swerve, there were a couple of cars in the right hand lane but I didn’t see any flashing lights hazards or anything (where I live it’s pretty common to see cars on fire on the side of the road of crazy shit happening I was just minding my own business), there was also a truck in the middle of the road in the turning lane parked facing us with its lights off which I thought was unusual. I kept going. When he saw the object he swerved I didn’t have time to react and I didn’t see anything. Turns out it was a cop that had chased a wanted man into the road, he was on top of the guy trying to arrest him apparently. I noticed damage to my vehicle, my airbag didn’t deploy, I had some repair job done on my car a few weeks prior and they did a shitty job and I had parts fall off on me while driving before. I stopped immediately in the center turn lane got out and checked the damage. This lady started to yell at me saying I just killed some people, I was very confused and turned around and saw the officer in the road behind my car. I didn’t see the suspect and didn’t even know there was another person. I was straight in shock at this point I called my family told them what happened and then the police stopped me and took my phone, a cop ran up and asked me “ what did YOU DO?” I didn’t know how to answer so I stupidly said I don’t know what happened I guess they ran out in front of me” I was detained and the police asked me if I was drunk. Then asked me if I would do a sobriety test, in no way would I do any test I saw a cop and I immediately wanted my lawyer. They got a search warrant for my blood about 3 to 4 hours after the incident and I was charged with serious injury by vehicle dui and driving too fast for conditions and failure to maintain lane. I was just driving, they said some one saw me swerve around a bunch of cars which was bullshit. After a few days in jail I was able to post bond which I was told that I was lucky that happened and it cost A LOT of money. I’ve never been convicted of a crime also. I never saw any flashing lights and or police presence, I asked the cop why there was no flashing lights of flares or anything to alert me of there presence and he wouldn’t answer me. I was at the jail when the cop was speaking to another and told them the cop was chasing an armed suspect. I’m looking at 30 years in prison as per my lawyers are saying, the suspect was out on bond for being arrested 2 weeks prior. I found the incident report and no gun was found yet they still say he was armed in the media. They call me a drunk driver in the media and yet no evidence is even out there yet of said intoxication. I wasn’t drunk either, I was in shock I didn’t know what was happening, they are trying to pin this on me they talked about how the cop was “protecting his community” when he was endangering it. I’ve sold part of my inheritance to pay for lawyers but I still have no confidence in them, I’m terrified and lost countless hours of sleep and sanity, I feel like I have ptsd from this. I’ve lost job opportunities, I work in hospitality as well so I make money off tips. My lawyers say it will take a year to get the toxicology results back. I even asked the cop if if I had to sign his piece of paper and he told me yes which I signed begrudgingly. Now this cop is suing me for something he caused. Even going on the news and talking about how “ he doesn’t do this stuff for money” he exaggerated a whole bunch of facts of the incident as well saying he had to learn how to walk, when his go fund me says he was up walking around less than week after. The media is all on his side and dragging me through the mud for something he cause by chasing a convicted felon out on bond into the road. I got what I thought was the best lawyers I still have faith in them but I have little to no assurance, they won’t even schedule a time to meet me in person, I’ve sent them so much information and I don’t even think they looked at it. I sent them the incident report for the suspects case and he said, “ the incident reports that we need will be in discovery” I feel doomed and my life is over. One news agency reported an interview from the suspects family saying he had mental problems and he was being profiled. I feel like I’m being sent up River and made a political martyr I’m even wearing an ankle monitor I’m no flight risk or even a convicted criminal. I live in fear of people recognizing me or someone seeing my monitor at my new job( they don’t know this about me) I could get fired any moment I’m in an at will state. I can’t get a therapist either due to them being subpoenaed and it’s not protected info. This happened last year and I still have no movement on this, and the police officer is suing insurance trying to get paid and ride this wave as much as he can even tho he raised over 20k on his go fund me. Can someone please give me some assurance on this I feel like I’m losing my mind.
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2023.05.30 13:40 InevitableUsed5468 the police said I was a victim of coercive control, but no one else seems to agree. now I'm lost, confused, and miserable.

TW suicide and self harm
for the past year and a half I've dealt with a lot of cheating, lying, trying to deal with his sex, porn, drug, and alcohol addictions, stalking, and constant self harm and suicide threats.
3 major threats, once when he told me he was going to take all my painkillers but decided not to because I need them (I suffer with disabling chronic pain) when I first tried to leave, the second being a threat of self harm because I didn't want to have sex with him and asked him to leave, and the final was his threat to jump in front of a train because I had a dating app (for one whole day) and I had to call 999 because I was convinced he was actually going to do it this time. when the police got to his flat they called me and asked for more info and he ended up getting slapped with a caution for harassment. he never even left his flat, he just put his phone down and stopped replying so I had to act. they told me it was all coercive control, and I had to fill in a DV victim form over the phone.
the rest was just "I'd be better off if I was gone" and things like that. it was super toxic, I wasn't a good person either. I was constantly swinging between anger and misery and I didn't tell my friends because I was scared they'd judge me and abandon me for always going back. instead I kept up a facade of hate around them when it just wasn't true. I shouldn't have done that, I regret it so much. I feel guilty that my ex was cautioned. I thought he was going to die.
after the "train incident" he went to my friends and told them I was so awful and horrible to him all the time, and seemingly cherry picked texts where I was angry with him. one friend sent me a very angry text accusing me of driving him to suicide, and said I purposefully called the police to have him charged with harassment. they told me it ends here and I'm not to reply to their message or ever talk about my ex again.
I replied anyway, it didn't seem fair that I wasn't allowed to explain my side. I explained all the things previously mentioned, and explained that I lent him over £1000 because he forgot to pay his rent, he needed a deposit for a new place and other fees he needed to pay. I waived half of the debt because I just wanted to be done with it all. I noticed I was still paying for his phone bill recently. I even let him live with me rent free while he was between places. I helped him find therapy, I encouraged him to journal his feelings, and I helped him find help for his addictions. it's codependency and I realise that now, and while I was angry with him sometimes I never did anything about of pure malice and hatred.
I later found out that before he found out I was on hinge he had already reconnected with my ex best friend, who was one of the people he cheated on me with. why can he go back to her but I can't try to move on?
this is long and I'm sorry, it's just that I can't talk about it with anyone. I'm not allowed to. I've been sitting on all of this alone. I cry everyday, I have nightmares about him almost every night. the nightmares have been worse since I found out he's invited to my friends' wedding reception. I won't say anything and will go regardless cos I don't want my friends to think I'm making their wedding about me, and I want to see them get married, but I just don't want to go anymore. I'm dreading it. I can stay away from him, but since he was told by the same friend that told me off that he's allowed to drink as long as he knows his limits I'm not sure if he's going to get really drunk and make a scene.
only the police think I was being controlled. my friends don't seem to care, they just want it swept under the rug. I feel really lost and confused and I don't know if what I experienced really was bad or if I'm just making a mountain out of a molehill. I've managed to make an appointment with a psychiatrist I used to see. I don't want to be a bad person anymore I want to be better. I want to forget about him and move on. I want to get rid of this victim complex I seem to have developed. I need my friends and they don't wanna know. I'm miserable.
if you got to this point thank you for taking the time to read it. it might be jumbled but my brain has been mashed potatoes for the past month and a half since the last threat. I just have nowhere else to speak about it.
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2023.05.30 13:40 Long-Huckleberry-710 Inter Smart - The best e-commerce development company in Dubai

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2023.05.30 13:39 Aardappelkroketje Just wanted to show off my new guitar. A hand built Kremona Solea. Solid cedar top and cocobolo sides and back. More pics in comments

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2023.05.30 13:39 WHOLESALERS5123 An extreme wholesaler is a supplier or distributor who sells goods in bulk quantities at discounted rates.

An extreme wholesaler is a supplier or distributor who sells goods in bulk quantities at discounted rates.


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2023.05.30 13:39 marinluv Need some recommendations and opinions about the bikes I've selected to buy

Hello,
I am looking to buy my first bike. I am a bike enthusiastic, I prefer bike to car. I am driving a Honda Shine currently, my father gifted me when I turned 18, years back and rive it over 50k KM. Now I am earning, so I plan to buy my own bike. My budget is 1.5 lac (+10k if needed). I checked out the bikes, so please give me your opinions on my choice to help me choose one and recommend me any other bike if there is in my budget-
  1. Bajaj Pulsar P150 (Single disc): Single disc because it has single channel abs for even dual disc brake model and I have heard that disc brake require a lot of maintenance and the price difference is around 4-5k. Overall, a very good package for the price.
  2. Bajaj Pulsar N160 (Dual Channel ABS): The costliest bike in my list, which is even above my budget (1.57 lac) but it has dual channel abs and when I test drive it, I felt super confident. But lacked other features like Bluetooth connectivity and complete digital meter.
  3. TVS Apache RTR 160 2V: The best pickup in all the bikes I tested. Feature loaded but dual abs missing and looks are kinda okay.
  4. Hero Xtreme 160R Stealth 2.0: Most feature loaded bike, but good looks and driving. But my father had a poor experience with Hero in the past, so I am hesitant to pick it.
  5. Yamaha FZ FI: Under 1.35 lac and looks muscular, but the hard plastic/fiber looks too cheap if you touch it. Didn't test drive it because they don't have a test vehicle as of now.
I could go for Hero Xpluse if I get good reviews about it as I really liked it, but it will cost me 1.7 lac and for a hero bike I am very hesitant.
Tried Royal Enfield too, but even classic is costing me close to 2 lac, and it's on heaver side and I don't think I could handle it.
I am leaning towards N160 just because of its dual ABS, but I loved the pickup of Apache. I am so confused.
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2023.05.30 13:39 TrashApocalypse The popularization of therapy is now causing more harm to society than good as it’s taught everyone to outsource all emotional support to a therapist.

I used to be all in on therapy. Even now I still believe that therapy, with the right therapist and the right modality, can be incredibly helpful for an individual.
But…
The net affect of therapy being more accessible and more popularized is now causing our society more harm than good.
People are no longer willing to be apart of each others emotional support system and this has caused a massive spike in loneliness and depression across the board. If we don’t do something about it, it’s only going to get worse.
It’s becoming less and less socially acceptable to be able to go to your friends or family and, not just talk about your problems, but even just to vent. More often than not you’ll get met with, “have you talked to a therapist?” Or “you should talk to a professional about this” which is not just invalidating in the sense that my friend is telling me they don’t care to hear about me, my stories, or my emotional world, but also now creates a massive rift between us by making our relationship solely superficial. I am not here to entertain anyone, if you don’t care about how I feel, then I don’t care about you. Real love, less friends.
If therapy is the only place that we are allowed to receive emotional support, then that means that emotional support is now a privilege that not everyone has access to, or the means to acquire.
But here’s the thing, therapists can’t truly be apart of your emotional support system because you can’t pay a person enough to care about you. Friendship and family has that one special ingredient to healing that therapy will never have: LOVE. To be seen and heard by someone who loves you is more powerful than any therapy you could ever pay for.
Let’s not forget that we can’t schedule a panic attack around therapy. Or worse, when a therapist has you completely triggered and then WHOOPS! Times up!! A friend would never leave you in emotional distress to pick up again next week where we left off.
Many therapists are trained to be detached and non judgmental. Some even go so far as to not choosing a side when you’re dealing with an abusive person which can cause real harm to the person seeking help. This cold detachedness is a massive barrier to healing. While some people know that they should just get a new therapist, many people don’t and will stay stuck with a toxic therapist for years not realizing that it’s a problem. Worse if you don’t have any friends to bounce your thoughts off of and see if this person isn’t a good fit for you.
But that’s right, you heard me: toxic therapists. They are out there!!! And they are hurting people. They went to school to be a therapist when they should have just gone to therapy themselves. They love the power of it and the control they have, over the conversation, over their client. They actively hurt people every day. And your friend just dismissed your emotional world so you could go talk to one of them. Is that healing? No. It’s harming.
TL;DR: Healing comes faster with community. This outsourcing of emotional support to therapists is breaking down our communities and further alienating us from each other as we become unwilling and unable to be there for each other in a meaningful way.
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