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Old 05-30-2005, 01:41 PM   #1
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help to migrate

First I want to thank everyone who helped me with my previous questions!

So now I want to migrate to Linux more completely, but I need to find equivilant apps to what I'm using in windows.

1. Paintshop Pro, I need a paint program that can handle vector drawings as well as raster. GIMP to my knowledge is great w raster, but i can't creat vector text... any ideas on linux programs that can do raster/vector graphics?

2. I have been using MultiMediaFusion to do programming in windows, is there any thing similar in linux?

3. For 3D modeling, what's good (and easy to learn) in Linux? On windows, I've been using Animation Master 2000 and darktree textures.

4. Open office is great (both win and lin) :-)

5. For doing layout for clients, I've been using Quark Express. Is there a similar and compatable program in linux? (i tried lyx, but since it doesn't indent the first paragraph, it won't work for most of my needs, also I haven't found a company around here that can use those files) It needs to be compatible with windows or mac, for publishing. (ie, Adobe Page Maker, Quark, etc.)

Any help finding these will be great!
Old 05-30-2005, 02:15 PM   #2
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1. gimp can do it just fine.

3. cinepaint has been used in a large number of box office films now...

there is an entry in the LQ Wiki giving a bunch of equivalents i believe, have a look.
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1) GIMP, also take a look at "AutoTrace - converts bitmap to vector graphics."

"CinePaint is image retouching software with features similar to GIMP or Photoshop. However, two significant enhancements set CinePaint apart. It handles 16-bit per channel color (48-bit RGB) and has a sequence manager that facilitates moving through numbered images. That makes it very useful for manipulating scanned 35mm film. It was used in the production of Harry Potter, Scooby-Doo, Stuart Little, and other feature films. It is the most popular open source tool in the motion picture industry."

2) Not sure. Check The table of equivalents / replacements / analogs of Windows software in Linux.

3) "Blender, the open source software for 3D modeling, animation, rendering, post-production, interactive creation and playback (see the features and screenshots). Available for Windows, Linux, Irix, Sun Solaris, FreeBSD or Mac OS X under the GNU Public License."

5) "Scribus brings award-winning professional DTP to Linux and *nix desktops with a combination of "press-ready" output and new approaches to page layout."

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