LGM 2011 day1

    Day one is not really the for there have been some pre-lgm already. Yesterday night, montreal-python meeting was nice with introductions to shoebot or blender python API. Really quick but makes me want to try as soon as possible. We all finished at the brewery next corner, a sponsor here. Free software and free beer.

    colord, a new color management tool (R. Hughes)

    colormgr get-device > you will get a nice window to select and manage the device pluged to your computer. This gives some nice and handy manipulations with ease compared to argyll even with dispcalGui. People afraid with command-line might be interested.

    http://blogs.gnome.org/hughsie/2011/01/05/colord/

    How graphic designer can get to programming (E. Schrivjer)

    Programming is a culture which is somewhat different from artists. But we can make understand that a terminal is a kind of interface that let’s you interact with the software, usually low level, that can let you do more things and quicker when you know it. In fact, GUI is quite new for most users (let’s say 1995, no comment why that’s a crap).

    Let’s begin with CSS which is small and easy ? Code produces visual renderings.

    In some ways, show that the UI changes some code, for example Inkscape UI vs XML source or Processing. An action on the UI modifies the source. So conclude that code is essential. Without knowing code one can’t really know what it is feasible

    Libre Graphics Research Unit (F. Snelting)

    Femke presented a project they thought about after they concluded LGM last year with the feeling of incompleteness. Constant (OSP) uses its network to build a unit research where artists and developers can really work together on creating new pratices. It might also be a good place to do social, philosophical or so analysis about imagination processes and network influence.

    Freeing fonts for fun and profit (D. Crossland)

    Free fonts is so important because we use it for nearly every job on a computer. The troubles : font might be incomplete. Dave passe en revue les différentes polices du Google Font Directory. They are completely and for most of them, people were paid. Some have been initiated during workshop (Portugal, Vietnam, Argentina, Brasil). See http://understandingfonts.com/

    Creating with Inkscape (B. Philips)

    Let’s draw avatars based on a background picture. Use one layer for each head part (head, mouth, ear, nose, eyes, hair…) and each layer contain 3 sublayer with show the base colored shape, and one for the highlight, one for the shadows. Lasts can be filled with simple gradient from white or any color to transparent. Opacity can be a good setting to use to improve the melting of the shapes.

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    Cedric is working with free software everyday as a graphic designer or as a Gimp, Inkscape, Scribus and blender teacher in Universities and enterprises. He wrote several books on FLOSS and is involved mainly in Inkscape.

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