are there any computer graphic forum in australia?

sumea is quite cool in the area of game design, are there local forums specific on computer graphic(2d or 3d)? thank you for help ^_^

MoonUnit's picture

there is the artists and exhibition section here. Im afraid i dont really know of other local forums though

inglis's picture

eyeball's picture

thank you, but why? i think there should be one. and the australian infront is not so comprehansive

MoonUnit's picture

im sorry i dont quite understand what you mean, why what?

eyeball's picture

i mean i think that australia is supposed to have her own computer graphic web site and forum that cover most aspect in this area. and should be known by most people. the link provided by inglis is good itself but lack of 3d element.....:(

inglis's picture

then make one....

tbag's picture

I dont see why you cant just stick with an American based graphic design forum, unless it is for something very specific. I often find that overseas based forums are just as comprehensive and friendly as most forums i visit [:)].

If it is a big deal though, do what inglis said, make one [:p]. Dont just shoot down other forums because they arent Australian based, you could even ask on those forums for help etc... be multicultural and dont be afraid! [:p]

souri's picture

"Computer graphic" is a term that covers absolutely everything that could be made on a computer screen - all kinds of areas like digital 2d painting, 3d graphics, modelling, pixel art, clip/icon art, graphic design (vector art, photoshop).. etc. Each of these categories could be/are websites on their own, but to think of one large website that ecompasses all this - well, it's a bit too much to ask for really. Requires a lot of work for content, and heck, I'm not sure if it would be even successful when you're diluting the focus and trying to cover everything.

WiffleCube's picture

There is cgtalk, which is quite good (has downloads) but not based in Australia. Still a good resource though.

quote:Originally posted by Souri

"Computer graphic" is a term that covers absolutely everything that could be made on a computer screen - all kinds of areas like digital 2d painting, 3d graphics, modelling, pixel art, clip/icon art, graphic design (vector art, photoshop).. etc. Each of these categories could be/are websites on their own, but to think of one large website that ecompasses all this - well, it's a bit too much to ask for really. Requires a lot of work for content, and heck, I'm not sure if it would be even successful when you're diluting the focus and trying to cover everything.
eyeball's picture

thanks for reply
ok, i know there are quite some great web site around the world with friendly people pleased to help each other. but i think the creative industry in every country should got something unique. for instance the art style combined with culture, or the educational system, or things about local animation festeval. you cannont force a foreigner to answer such questions. at the same time, if you want to creat a team making animation or short film in australia, your message is useless for most users of the (for example) CG_TALK and will be quickly overwhelmed by other messages.
i believe an local conprehensive forum can let people doing different work in the same industry to ask their question more easily. and i think american can't solve everything in australia.
or i'm wrong.....^_^

MoonUnit's picture

quote:Originally posted by eyeball

i believe an local conprehensive forum can let people doing different work in the same industry to ask their question more easily.

ehhhh thats kinda what sumea is isnt it?

conundrum's picture

quote:There is cgtalk, which is quite good (has downloads) but not based in Australia. Still a good resource though.

as far as i am aware, its owned by ballistic media which is in South Australia, [url]http://www.cgnetworks.com/about/contact.php[/url]
i would personally say that cgtalk is your best bet, it is true that you can get lost in threads because of the size but it is a very proffesional forum where you will get good critique on your work (the game art threads arent great but you have sumea for that). If you want a longer amount of time at the front of a thread perhaps try posting your work in the application specific forums.

toiletfreak's picture

sumea.au is local, what yu guys talking about? i mean isn't sumea exactly what yur looking for? huh?

Wizenedoldman's picture

Eyeball, go here and sign up, but be aware that it's e-mail based and if you're not regularly reading them your inbox can end up with hundreds of unread e-mails in a week.

[url]http://www.dlf.org.au[/url]

Highly recommend it though, they have job postings, events etc.

conundrum's picture

sumea is mainly game based, it has pretty much the same amount of programming and art content, and the art is based around games. i think what he wants is a forum which focuses on the other aspects of 3d and 2d, for example the highpoly and animation work used for commercial movies or ads etc. isn't quite applicable here. discussions about Compositing software and less mainstream 3d programs are not likely to be found in the threads at sumea. just my thoughts

souri's picture

quote:Originally posted by eyeball

but i think the creative industry in every country should got something unique. for instance the art style combined with culture, or the educational system, or things about local animation festeval. you cannont force a foreigner to answer such questions. at the same time, if you want to creat a team making animation or short film in australia, your message is useless for most users of the (for example) CG_TALK and will be quickly overwhelmed by other messages.

Local animation festivals and short film are like an entirely different beast to game development. Perhaps one day they will converge in the future as desktop computers get more powerful, but in the meantime, there are plenty of places where you can find that kind of information. [url="http://www.dmw.com.au/"]Digital Media World[/url] would be one place I can name atm.

Actually, Digital Media World is a fine example of a magazine (and website) that tries to cover absolutely everything under the sun on "Digital Media". From video editing, post production, CGI, animation, special effects, shortfilm, game development, software, and lots more.. If you were into the whole gamut of digial media, sure, you'll appreciate it what they do. However, if you were, say, only interested in a specific area of digital media, such as game development, you'd find their coverage on it pretty lacking (this is the point I was trying to say in my point earlier.)

We could try and cover everything under the term "digital media" or "computer graphic", but then we'd lose our focus on covering the local games industry, which is what makes Sumea unique...