More Great Point of Sale Design done in formZ

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]Tim Mason creates great POS designs and images for clients alway multiple options and colours in 1 day.

With these designs and the resultant images for his clients, they can make informed decisions and approvals quickly.

formZ RenderZone has allowed him a speed, accuracy and image quality that has been hard to match.

Anyone can trial now the new beta version of formZ 7 – a new direction in making formZ much easier to use and more powerful by downloading a trial version here.

Want your own Huge Cloud based storage at great prices

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Synology DS3611xs – Ultra high performance NAS Storage for large business from Smarttec eStore

Massive high performance NAS storage

 

Ultra-High Performance and Data Availability

With Link Aggregation, Synology DS3611xs delivers the high performance of over 1000 MB/sec throughput and 100,000 IOPS under RAID 5 configuration1. In addition to the default 4 Gigabit ports, dual 10GbE are supported with the add-on PCI Express x8 Gen2 Network Interface Card to maximize the system bandwidth. The network ports with failover support combining with hot-swappable drives will ensure continual service uptime during drives replacement or unexpected LAN failure.

The ECC RAM module on DS3611xs will detect and correct errors that occur during data transmission. Supporting up to 8GB ECC RAM, DS3611xs provides secure data protection and ultra-high performance to meet the need of large scale businesses for a strong foundation to face mission-critical tasks.

Robust Scalability Up to 100 TB

Synology DS3611xs is also designed to grow with your business and provides the ability to seamlessly expand a single volume up to 100TB on the fly. When the storage capacity of DS3611xs is nearing its limits, it can easily be expanded with Synology DX12113. It is connected to DS3611xs via an Infiniband cable that carries 12 Gb/s SATA signal to ensure maximum throughput.

Management of the large storage space on DS3611xs is simple and flexible. Multiple Volumes on RAID allows users to create more than one volume on a RAID structure, providing a flexible and efficient way to manage the storage across all hard drives. When the need for more space arises, the volume could be easily expanded without any service disruption.

Unified-Architecture and Virtualization Ready

Synology DS3611xs runs on the novel operating system, Synology DiskStation Manager (DSM), which integrates file-level and block-level storage in one unified storage system. Comprehensive network protocol support (CIFS/SMB, AFP and NFS) assures seamless file sharing across Windows, Mac, and Linux platforms.

iSCSI is also supported as the ideal alternative to SAN solution for business. Affordable and cost-effective iSCSI allows large scale business to consolidate storage into data center storage arrays while providing hosts with the illusion of locally-attached disks. With the iSCSI support, DS3611xs provides a seamless storage solution for virtualization servers, such as VMware, Citrix, and Hyper-V.

Thin Provisioning is available for file-level iSCSI, enabling administrators to oversubscribe provision and then grow storage space as needed in safety. With Thin Provisioning, users are able to maximize the storage utilization to reduce the total cost of ownership for the storage system.

Complete Backup and Disaster Recovery Solutions

Synology DS3611xs offers a centralized backup target to consolidate fragmented and unstructured data across the network. Integrating easily into a current network structure and compatible with Windows®, Mac®, and Linux systems, DS3611xs provides the entire office data redundancy and protection. PC Users can back up their data to DS3611xs using the free Synology Data Replicator software, while Mac OS X users enjoy native Apple® Time Machine® integration. A backup wizard is also provided for backing up data in DS3611xs to another DiskStation, expansion unit or any rsync server via an encrypted transmission. Furthering options, the wizard also makes it easy to back up to the cloud via Amazon® S3.

Shared Folder Sync is also available in DSM as a solution for disaster recovery. With Shared Folder Sync, DS3611xs is able to replicate data to another DiskStation within the Intranet or across the Internet, helps to reduce the risk of business interruption.

Rich Business Applications

Windows ADS integration allows Synology DS3611xs to quickly and easily fit in an existing business environment without recreating user accounts. Windows ACL support on DS3611xs provides much finer-grained access control and efficient privilege settings, allowing IT staffs to set up privileges to files and folders on DS3611xs through their familiar Windows user interface.

Internet file access is simplified by the encrypted FTP server and the web-based file explorer, Synology File Station. HTTPS, firewall, and IP auto-block support ensure file sharing over the Internet is protected at a high security level.

Synology Surveillance Station offers a centralized interface to safeguard the office environments by deploying up to 50 IP cameras throughout the network. There are several features to customize your surveillance solution including video live-view, video recording, event playback, intelligent event search, and PTZ. The AJAX-based web interface provides the ability to observe your environment anytime and anywhere.

Energy Efficient Design

Synology DS3611xs is designed and developed with energy efficiency in mind. Compared with the average storage server counterparts, DS3611xs consumes a relatively low amount of power and have the hard drives hibernate when not in use.

All Synology products are produced with RoHS compliant parts and packed with recyclable packing materials. Synology acknowledges the responsibility as a global citizen to continually work to reduce the environmental impact of every product produced.

bonzai3D is the newest entry point for entry into 3D modelling

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bonzai3d

What is bonzai3D?

It is a true 3D program with powerful 3D modelling tools from the Smarttec eStore, spline based surface, solid modelling ( great for 3D Printers ), and inbuilt file translation formats that make it a perfect day to learn modelling program that when teamed with other renderers available – RenderZone and Maxwell Render Suite 2.6 now produce high quality imaging.

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Why use Sketchup Pro when you can use a true 3D modeller with more features- yet still imports .skp file format as components or full models.

It also provides a path to enhanced rendering modules and the high end formZ 7 package currently in FREE open public beta testing.

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How to make a Sliced Solid and Wireframe rendering in bonzai3D

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How to make a Sliced Solid and Wireframe rendering in bonzai3D – by Evan Troxel

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Here’s an example of one of those stylistic renderings of 3d models where there’s a combination of solid and wireframe halves coming together at a section cut in the model. I’ve been doing this type of rendering for a long, long time1 and I thought I’d make a video showing you how to do it too. It’s a fairly easy process that involves your 3d modeling program and an image editor like Photoshop.

Once again, this is one of those things you can do in several different modelers but it’s one of the reasons I prefer working with solid models in Bonzai3d because when you cut through the model, the objects are automatically filled and the Clipping Planes make it easy to make this kind of imagery.

Now it’s your turn. I’d love to see what you can come up with. Maybe you can take it to the next level and make a sweeping, organic section cut through the model to make it even more dynamic.

bonZai3D Training

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New Videos for Maxwell Render plugin for bonzai3d

 

Method released new series of tutorial videos complementing the release of the Maxwell Render plugin for bonzai3d. You will see how how to use Maxwell Render via the new bonzai3d plugin, and get extremely realistic, physically accurate imagery from these very easy-to-use yet robust modeling and rendering programs.

You can get a trial version of Bonzai3d HERE>>

You can  download a demo of Maxwell Render HERE>>

The links to watch the tutorial videos: 


http://www.getmethod.com/blog/2011/5/16/maxwell-render-for-bonzai3d-introduction-to-the-video-series.html


http://www.getmethod.com/blog/2011/5/16/maxwell-render-for-bonzai3d-general-overview-and-getting-sta.html

http://www.getmethod.com/blog/2011/5/26/maxwell-render-for-bonzai3d-working-with-materials.html

They are also hosted on Maxwell Render’s “Think” site.

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CINEMA 4D Training

C4DSmarttec will be offering CINEMA 4D training in 2012 in Sydney.

The training offered is generally onsite and is provided as; half day sessions of either 4 hours for $595 each or at full day $995 rate(s) and is provided by our qualified Cinema4D trainer.

Training to be proficeient in Cinema4D is a variable, but generally 1 day will get most users to be active users while  2 days is recommended for advanced techniques.

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