Freelancer.com, is coming to Pakistan.

Freelancer.com Logo
Freelancer.com, one of the largest freelancing / jobs marketplace in the world, is planning to start its operations in Pakistan, we have confirmed with sources.

Pakistan holds one of the largest freelancing community in the world and the trend is on the rise.

More and more individuals and professionals from Pakistan are turning towards self-employment and entrepreneurship by offering services to off-shore clients through free-lancing marketplaces.

This is evident from the fact that self-employed Pakistanis surged from 33.3% to 39.9% in last three years (2009 to 2012) – this was faster than the employee category growth, which only grew from 35.8% to 36%. The growth of self-employment was joined by the rise of Internet, which has shown double-digit growth in the past five years.

Moreover, Pakistan remains the third top country using the website, closely behind India and the United States.

Freelancer.com has said that Pakistanis working online have earned over USD 13 million through the website.

Freelancer.com is planning to have its grass-root level access to Pakistani freelancers. We are still unclear about the investment the firm will bring in to the country, however, we know that there will be dedicated staff and several physical offices of Freelancer.com in Pakistan.

Freelancer.com, with its launch in Pakistan, is likely to resolve the payment issues of Pakistani freelancers. In addition, the trend of freelancing will be propagated to get it to the next level in the country.

There’s a launch event planned in Karachi on March 5th, 2013, after which will have more details on the development.

Source:ProPakistani

Choosing The Right GPU (AMD Or NVIDIA )

AMD Or Nvidia

AMD Or Nvidia

Hi Guys,
Lately many peoples have been asking alot of questions about, “Hey what card should I buy?? I am confused, I do gaming, I hardly do gaming, I just need something that just works!! Or I need a card for Photoshpping and 3D Rendering Stuff,
Well lets start with the Entry Level Cards for Gaming ,

GAMING
NVIDA and ATI no one is better or worst, They both are in town that means they both are doing business right ?
It is just about the different features they have, and for what purpose they have been made for.

In Entry-Level cards like NVDIA GT 620/630 the most highlighted feature they have is PhysX.
but those people thinks that only Nvdia can do that they are very much wrong,
AMD can do PhysX too, you just need the drivers for it.
They dont have the chip built in the cards
But yes
Due to Nvida has the built in chip for that, Nvdia do advance level physx in gaming which can be notice by the Hardcore gamers.
with AMD after installing the drivers for physx it will be done by your CPU.
But it doesn’t matter you will get those physx based effects in your game.

If we talk about hardcore gaming and high-end cards on a single monitor NVDIA definitely kicks out AMD because of its programs, CUDA , Advanced PhsyX etc
but If we are talking about playing a game in multipe monitors so folks there are 6GIGS of AMDs are there in the market which totally wins over nvdia’s performance.

This is how it is ,
On a single monitor you need clock speeds , those Builtin programs of Nvida and all the goodness they have inside them,
But when it goes to dual or three monitors,
We need those above stuff too but we need more gigs.
Just assume it like,
A card is of 3 Giga bytes and you have 3 monitors,
The card will divide its concentration and 1GB will be allocated for each single monitor,
The every single monitor will load their textures in their defined space of 1GB but what if we have a 2GB of card and 3 monitors ?
it will definitely work fine but It will have some response/lag issues.

So both cards have their superiorities according to the situation.
I personally have the  ATI card at home for gaming and Nvida Quadro in office for Rendering 3D Animations
Both are perfectly fine for what they do.
I have not a single issue with any of them

FOR 3D ANIMATION AND RENDERING.
As far as considering for the guys of my community(Digital Arts and Animation)
We need GPU of Entirely different class, which were meant to be used with our softwares like NVIDA QUADROs and AMD FIRE GL.
PLEASE NOTE THAT RENDERING HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH YOUR GPU AT ALL.
It totally depends on how much powerful your CPU is,
That is why Rendering farms are placed , so much cpu power to render some shots.

NVIDA QUADRO and AMD FIRE GL  are made for softwares like Photoshop , Zbrush , Autodesk 3Dsmax , Maya , Maxon Cinema 4D, Adobe After Effects and much more which i dont even know about.
but keep in mind they are not there to render your scene,
They are used to Improve or I should say to Boost your workflow.

It is like (just an example)
I have created a scene of a complex city in 3Ds Max Viewport,
They Viewport is going Extremly laggy and u cant even see polygons just some rough lines,
And Redrawing takes forever.
THATS WHERE these cards are required too improve and enhance your workflow.

Well that was some High-End Stuff above related to workflow.

What if a normal Graphics designer needs a card just for using Adobe Photoshop?
well you dont have to go for a NVDIA Quadro beast.
You can perfectly go with a Mid-level or High-End(depends on your budget)  Nvdia Gaming Card or Even AMD.

I Even do 3D and other stuff with my AMD Gaming card at home too.
and Everything Runs great.

I hope you get the idea of these two Awesome Brands making Awesome Products.

If you have any questions please feel free to ask any below.

Hassam Tariq.

Hush for Marsh

Hush Studios delivers again with a beautiful piece for Marsh. A georgeously minimal design paired with great animation make this a real treat.

Director Jodi Terwilliger had this to say about about the creative process:

The client initially asked us for a visual exploration of what IGNITE meant (an acronym for their internal leadership goals). We ended up turning it into an epic story based, surprisingly enough, on The Odyssey.

Visually, it started out much more flat and graphic. I wanted to keep it simple so we could execute above and beyond. What I discovered was that Salih and Justin were banging out amazing test animations almost immediately, which empowered me to start giving the design and the character a lot more depth. It’s really a testament to their skill and their dedication to the project.

Salih and Justin are two of my favorite animators in New York, and they did their usual fantastic work here. I’m looking forward to seeing what’s next in 2012 from Hush.

MARSH
Ben Brooks: Practice Leader, Human Capital Performance
Christian K. Schaub: Project Leader, Human Capital Performance
Peter Zaffino: President, CEO
Laurie Ledford: Chief Human Resources Officer
Jodi Cohen: Global Leader, Internal Communication
Victor Bialski: Marketing and Communications Manager, Brazil
Simon Bleasdale: Global Creative Director

HUSH
Creative Partners: David Schwarz, Erik Karasyk
Director / Lead Designer: Jodi Terwilliger
Script: Peter Rhoads, Jodi Terwilliger
2D Animators: Salih Abdul-Karim, Justin Demetrician
Assistant Animators: Jeff Chong, Yinzi Xiong
Producer: Jana Heiss

Music Sound Design: David Kamp
VO Recording: Antfood
VO Artist: Lizzie Brown

ManvsMachine: More4 Rebrand

ManvsMachine created this lovely rebrand for Channel 4′s More4. The logo morphs through a series of flips, folds and reveals, reflecting the range of content on the channel. It works as both a punchy onscreen element and as a series of “flippers” in real-world art installations.

Credits

Concept, design & direction:  ManvsMachine

Music: Guy Connelly

Sound design: Rich Martin

Installation design: Jason Bruges Studio

Client: Channel4 / 4Creative