SDN Spotlight: Sed
Have you ever gone to the wallpaper gallery and seen a wall and been blown away?
In a world made of repetitive fractals you know when something better comes along. Chances are good that it is a Sed creation and you know you have to have it.
In almost every wall gallery, at any site, you are sure to find a wall by Sed. Sed has been doing his thing since 1998. Besides being a longtime member of SDN, he is a Journeyman at WinCustomize, a Wizop at Skinbase.com, an admin at Basehead, as well as a member at Terranuts, Skinartistry2, and Skinnalicious.
Skinners have come and gone, yet, Sed is still going strong. With over 4000 walls spread out over the community (well over 100 walls here at SDN), Sed shows no signs of slowing down.
Here is your October Spotlight.
How did you get started in skinning?
”Probably the same way most of us had. Finding WinCustomize freaked me out that you could change the skins on the screen. Bought WindowBlinds and they made me a member of WC. HUH?
So I started learning. A web developer showed me how to use Photoshop at his place of biz. He uploaded it on my home PC to help him with some artwork.
That’s how I found I couldn’t live without it. Bought Bryce3 when it came out and taught myself that AFTER I lost the handbook. Trial and error.”
What type of skins do you prefer to make?
”WEIRD! I like to stay AbZtract (I like that "Z") but I use a lot of mirrors to bring mine back down to Earth.
I love my Bryce.”
Who are your favorite skinners?
”Easy, Adni18 (web design) and Navigatsio (WindowBlinds), Lately TON300 is really getting impressive with his walls,
Richard Molher does something I have not figured out yet, I don't know everyone has a different feel.”
Has anyone of them, inspired you to make a skin? If so, elaborate a bit.
”I have an old Adni wood WindowBlinds (skin) that I tried to copy. Disaster!! I did finish one that I kept for a long time,
but I never figured out how to upload it for display. Remember, Self-Taught. Did some walls 800x600 and was well received in the beginning.
I knew nothing about rendering to disc so all my first Bryce works were small. After playing with WindowBlinds, I think I will stick with my wallz. Hytham/Kilua always has interesting Bryce ideas”
Of the skins you made, which is your favorite?
”Observation Deck. It won an award at Dev-Art (Deviant Art). My first there And I have a 24x18 of it hanging in my office.
There are others but I have over 4000 now. Thank God for so many places to upload!!”
Do you have anything you are working on now?
”Mastering Multi-repetition on Bryce --- I have no mathematics in my brain! XYZ?? Trial and error again.
I have done many Bryce landscapes but I still prefer my replication works.”
What skins are you using right now on your desktop?
”Just bought a new system  and I am waiting for a GOOD WindowBlinds....
Lately I have not been impressed and I’m not sure my old Adni is gonna work.
The wallpaper? Water Dancing, mine of course.”
Stay tuned to find out whose next under the Spotlight.