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prometheus
07-22-2016, 06:46 PM
Well..just registred, haven īt been following that social media, firstly I got scared away since you couldnīt follow it until you really registred, and it has to be facebook..which I do not have..or email, finally settled with email regisration..

Only to find myself having to go through a follow of 5 interest..
then when I wanted to log out..I couldnīt find the darn log out button...after I while I find it not in the account logo which often is the case of other stuff, but under some other strange icon.
why o why do they make it so obnoxius...and why o why do I ask that on this forum :)

Just wanted to hear your experience?

Michael

djwaterman
07-22-2016, 11:24 PM
You tell us, all I know is it's some kind of public pin up board to put pictures on, and only available to people who have registered an account. Not sure what the point of it is except to gain access to images that are otherwise locked.

Kaptive
07-23-2016, 01:54 AM
Pintrest is actually pretty useful. If you want to create a mood board for a project (or get a tonne of reference together), then once you have the plugin installed on your browser, any pictures you come across which relate to what you are looking for, you can just click on the pintrest icon (when you hover over it) and it brings up a dialogue window which asks you where to put it (you create folders/collections).

I don't use it tonnes, but it does serve a very particular function... great for collecting things from around the net (video included) in one place.
You can then share it with people who are also working on a project to give them a sense of where you are intending to go stylistically.

Like I say, to get best use out of it, install the browser plugin.

Here's an example of one of mine for a cartoon pyramid project I'm working on...
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edit: Also, re: logging out... I don't know about that, but with pintrest I think I'm normally just logged in... not sure if the plugin works if you're not. There isn't much out there like pintrest, so I don't mind.

prometheus
07-23-2016, 05:32 AM
You tell us, all I know is it's some kind of public pin up board to put pictures on, and only available to people who have registered an account. Not sure what the point of it is except to gain access to images that are otherwise locked.

initial thoughts is that I do not like it, often you search google to find something, to end up with the pinterest page with the need of logging in to access what you searched from, then the UI which I feel is quirky and logging out and other settings, apart from that..just pinning images from sites you like..meh.

Guess the idea is to pin images of interest from other artists, photos or ideas etc..withouty you having to save them, though I rather save them somewhere..then again it letīs you keep your hard drive cleaner perhaps.

Kaptive
07-23-2016, 10:01 AM
Well, I think the advantage is that you can store things like youtube videos as well as pictures. Downloading and saving yt vids etc can be a bit of a mess about, and as you say, it is a matter of storage too. On top of this, it becomes much easier to share your collections with clients... they can also be invited to add things to a particular collection. So if working as part of a group gathering reference, you can all contribute.

It isn't perfect, it isn't for everyone, but it does fulfill a very particular need as highlighted above. If you never work with others then it's probably of lesser use.

prometheus
07-24-2016, 02:35 PM
I had to delete the pinterest email notifications, starting to pop up too much stuff daily of what could be of interest or promoting functions for itself...just to much media information that swells over you, itīs not at all as the lightwave blog (hope everyone laughs with a good heart by the little sarcasm with a glint in the eyes)

prometheus
07-26-2016, 11:38 AM
I had to delete the pinterest email notifications, starting to pop up too much stuff daily of what could be of interest or promoting functions for itself...just to much media information that swells over you, itīs not at all as the lightwave blog (hope everyone laughs with a good heart by the little sarcasm with a glint in the eyes)



I am feeling a bit indecisive about pinterest, it letīs you pick your favourite subject, so itīs not just about pictures, though I really donīt wanīt to be swamped by information from the internet jungle, which may seem to be unavoidable, and also if you have so much interests you that can be overwhelming.

I think the pinterest media may benefit from being able to browse and search within pinterest without the need of logging in, if you then decide to pin it on your board for future reference and need to log in, thatīs another thing.

I just got an email with some interesting stuff...astronomy etc, some interesting image charts of our closest stars, and some data related, exoplanets etc...I might wanīt to compile a chart of my own ..perhaps with the help of 3d too.

This image is nice, but itīs from a perspective of 3d radial distance, I would like to compliment that with a linear graph that extends in order by distance.

http://www.space.com/images/i/000/024/511/original/nearest-stars-121218g-02.jpg

kopperdrake
07-26-2016, 01:56 PM
I use pinterest. I started as I found some of my own illustrations were popping up on it, so I thought if I add my own work, people will pin them and they may lead back to my own website rather than some Russian bloke who's nicked the image. But I do use it as a modern-day equivalent to a mood board - very useful in that regard. I really don't bother with the emails they send me with 'suggested pins' - just opt out of receiving those! And I don't spend time trawling it out of boredom - it's purely a work thing when I'm looking for inspiration.

bobakabob
07-26-2016, 02:32 PM
It's brilliant to use as a scrapbook for creative projects. There are specialised boards. Just type in "Animation walk cycle" for example. Not quite like Google... There's some quality control behind the results...

prometheus
07-26-2016, 04:17 PM
It's brilliant to use as a scrapbook for creative projects. There are specialised boards. Just type in "Animation walk cycle" for example. Not quite like Google... There's some quality control behind the results...

Yes..my mind might change about pinterest, I already started to pin gather some astronomy schemes of planets and our place etc, I might add topo wireframes of characters, then cloud formations, landscape and rocks...and apart from main interest in animals astronomy etc, it may serve well as a reference pinboard when modeling or setting up scenes.

kopperdrake
07-27-2016, 03:21 AM
That's the ticket - it's useful and you don't get nagged. Ignore it until you need to use it - not a bad service at all.

Red_Oddity
07-27-2016, 05:23 AM
I have tried to avoid Pinterest for a long time (like the 'idea', hate the way they do business, from the whole dark pattern UX, to the abusing of SEO rules so EVERY Google image search gives you endless Pinterest links which never seem to go anywhere or never attribute the original authors), but had to use it on a job, it's okay-ish, nothing special really.

Been using Google's version for a while, seems to work similar (Google Image search has a simple Save ☆ option on every image that pretty much does the same thing without the shenanigans Pinterest pulls, just the usual Google big brother overlord shenanigans)

jasonwestmas
07-27-2016, 11:39 AM
I recently started to use pintrest because it has a lot of great reference and inspiration on it for artists. Seems to be pretty painless so far. Technically I'm sure it's no big deal but the content is very interesting and gets my imagination going when I'm stuck.