For an instant 'cool looking' desktop background
image, follow these simple steps. (I'm assuming you're using Windows
and have a photo editing package capable of arbitrary distance
blur, but you can probably adapt the instructions for your own
OS and/or software)...
3D Tools: Amapi 4.15 This excellent
NURBs modeller retails for over US$300 (current version 5.1+) but
for now the fully functional version of 4.15 is absolutely *FREE*!
it now or take a look at the company homepage.
PhymodMedia Plugins for
colored pencils and variable textures, realistic skies, and a Thick
Oil Paint script fu! For Windows, get the .scm file only by clicking
here and the plugin here.
2D Tools: This new version
Dogwaffle for Windows features many fixes including support
for 70 formats, Brushes are loaded with a seperate filename than
images, and there are several new methods for plugins. Many nice
"natural" brushes. Check it out!