Setup D-Link Modem/Router with Reliance Broadband

Lot’s of people having problem in setting up D-Link modem/router with Reliance Broadband. To help those friends, here is a procedure to set up your router:

Procedure:

Let’s take the modem out of the box and make this thing work.

  1. Things required:
  • The modem itself

01_DlinkRelianceFigure 01: D-Link Port Indicator

(1)Power indicator ; (2) LAN port 1; (3) LAN port 2; (4) LAN port 3; (5)LAN port 4; (6) Wifi indicator; (7)Push Wifi indicator; (8)USB indicator; (9) ADSL link indicator; (10)ADSL internet Indicator

  • A telephone-cable/(RJ 11) coming out of the telephone Port

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Figure 02: Telephone cable(RJ 11)

  • A cat 5/RJ45 /Ethernet to go into your computer

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Figure 03: RJ45 cable

2. Now, plugged power cable into power socket and we are all set.

3. Now connect your RJ11 wire to Telephone Port and ADSL port of Modem(DSL written in Below Image)

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Figure 04: Modem

  1. When Power is ON and ADSL cable(telephone cable) is connected (D-Link Port Indicator -1 light will be ON) with D-Link Port Indicator 9 ON)
  2. Now connect LAN cable(RJ45) from any yellow port to your laptop/Desktop, your system will automatic get IP (mostly in 192.168.1.X)
  3. Open this page in your browser : http://192.168.1.1/
  4. You will be prompted for a user name and password and both user name and password are : admin and password will be admin

05_DlinkRelianceFigure 05: D-Link Login page

  1. Once you Logged in you will get below page:

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Figure 06: D-Link Setup page

  1. Click on the Internet setup link on the left hand side
  2. Click on Add button ( first time you will not see any DSL setup entries)

07_DlinkRelianceFigure 07: D-Link Setup page

  1. After clicking on Add button, you will see below screen:

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Figure 08: D-Link Setup page

  1. Fill all values as given in above screenshot.
  2. Now again Add below entries by selecting ADD button (creating 2nd )

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Figure 09: D-Link Setup page

  1. Click Apply.
  2. Next you will see these two setting on Internet Setup page

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Figure 10: D-Link Setup page

16. Now go to Advance → Network Tools → ADSL

12_DlinkRelianceFigure 11: D-Link Advanced page

  1. Please set the configuration like this:

13_DlinkRelianceFigure 12: D-Link Advanced page

  1. Now go to Advance → DNS, set property as shown in below image then click Apply.

 

14_DlinkRelianceFigure 13: D-Link Advanced page

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Figure 14: D-Link Advanced page

0/35,8/35,0/32,0/33,0/100,8/81,1/32,2/35,0/67,0/50,8/80,1/33,0/38,10/40,8/36,8/32,8/34,8/48,8/60,2/32,1/50,1/100,0/66,0/40,0/34,0/36,0/37,8/37

That’s done.

  • Setup your own Wireless environment /LAN
  • Now you already connected to Modem through RJ45 Cable, next
  • Open www.reliancebroadband.co.in
  • You will be redirect to Reliance Broadband Webpage
  • Enter you user name and password, after which you will get connected to internet
  • Connect your smart phone and Tablets through WiFi they all can access internet

Remember you can set any router for auto dialing Reliance Broadband connection, hence just open www.reliancebroadband.co.in from any connected device and do web dialing.

 

Article(Technical) written by Suchint Kotia

Apple’s green signal to Flash CS5 iPhone Application

Good news for Flash lovers, Apple released a new version of its SDK license agreement recently. In this new release Apple amended the infamous section 3.1.1 that bans the use of 3rd party languages to develop iPhone applications, the new section now allow developers to use the API in the manner prescribed by Apple and prohibits the use of private API. So now onwards iPhone apps  made using iPhone Packager in Flash CS5 will not be banned for the mere fact that they were not originally written using Objective-C. After this news Adobe announced that they are resuming development work on this feature for future releases of Adobe Flash CS5®.

Reason for this change of mind of Apple is not clear. May be due to competition from Android, or fear for some legal hassles etc. Whatever may be the reason, its certainly a great news for Flash developers because now they can easily develop applications for iPhone and the iPad by using ActionScript 3.0 and Adobe Flash CS5®.

Reference: http://blogs.adobe.com/conversations/2010/09/great-news-for-developers.html, Republic of Code

Aptech aquires MAAC

Aptech Ltd. on 28 Jan 2010,  announced its acquisition of Maya Academy of Advanced Cinematics (MAAC). The acquisition is through the takeover of 100% equity shares of Maya Entertainment Ltd.(MEL) , the parent company of MAAC.  MAAC, one of the largest players in the Animation & Multimedia education industry, is a premium brand with over 70 centres spread throughout India. Aptech has his brand, Arena Animation, the leader in the field of Animation and Multimedia education in Asia. The deal is valued at Rs. 76 cr . In my view a great move by Mr. Ninad Karpe the CEO & MD of Aptech. This move again reposition Arena Multimedia as number 1 in Multimedia, Animation and also strenthen itself in 3D/VFX education market also.

For more details check link: http://www.animationxpress.com/index.php?file=story&id=25611

Avatar: New era of virtual movie making

avatar_img_01‘Avatar’….yes a movie which is creating history right now. After ‘Lord of the Rings triology’ this is another movie which is responsible for changing the film and entertainment industries perspective, I also want to add game industry into it because game industry will get a huge benefit from technologies which ‘Avatar’ develops.
I watched this movie on first day first show and that too was morning 7.30 AM show. I want to tell that not only technology wise but philosophically also this movie is great. It shows the bonding between nature and its creatures in an emotional way, we don’t skip this aspect of the movie.

My friends were asking me to write something on ‘Avatar’ and its technology, but I need time to search and read articles before writing something. I find out some nice information, so let’s share.

James Cameron’s ‘Avatar’ is continuing its domination on box office worldwide in its fourth week, film domestic total till now is $429 million. And overseas, ‘Avatar’ grossing are $902 million (Reference: http://www.animationmagazine.net/article/11030).  WOW !!! don’t you want to say. It will soon toppling down Cameron’s last box office hit ‘Titanic’, which has done business of $ 1.8 billion.

Before starting to talk on technologies I just want to describe some definitions:
CG = Computer Graphics
CGI = Computer Generated Imagery

CGI is a specific application of CG in that it refers to the use of computer graphics to create synthetic imagery. However, the two terms are sometimes used inter-changeably in the visual effects industry.
In a broad sense, computer-generated is an adjective that describes any element created by a computer– as opposed to shot live on a set or location.

Stereoscopic 3D (S3D): Stereoscopy, or stereoscopic imagery, uses the characteristics of human binocular vision to create the illusion of avatar_img_02depth, making objects appear to be in front of or behind the cinema screen. The technique relies on presenting the right and left eyes with two slightly different images which the brain automatically blends into a single view. Subtle right-left dissimilarities in the images create the perception of depth and can be manipulated to creative advantage. Therein lies the art of stereoscopic filmmaking. (Reference: www.autodesk.com)

Now comes to technologies used in ‘Avatar’. Lightstorm Entertainment, production company of James Cameron’s, developed a new motion picture production process to create the groundbreaking sci-fi epic ‘Avatar’. They combine live action 3D and computer generated, photo-real visual effects to develop a great sci-fi story.

Ubisoft, a game company, also launch ‘Avatar’ in a third-person adventure game form. It can be played with stereoscopic 3D (S3D) display.
Lightstorm Entertainment, pioneered a new method for making visual effects movie with advanced virtual cinematography techniques. They use ‘Autodesk®MotionBuilder®’ and ‘Autodesk®Maya®’ software for this film. Production team captures actor’s performances and apply them directly to computer graphics (CG) characters, while viewing the results in real-time. This movie sets a new standards in stereoscopic 3D(S3D) productions. Lightstorm refined the performance capture techniques and apply them to high resolution Maya character models to create realistic, believable, animation.

This movie starts new era of virtual moviemaking, which gives full freedom to director’s creativity. Hoping that in near future Directors try to replace actors with this CG characters….which doesn’t have any date problem and exorbitant fees….:)

 
References: http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/item?id=14270942&siteID=123112; http://www.animationmagazine.net/article/11030; google search

Swift 3D plug-in: Convert 3D animation to vector

Friends, thanks for your encouraging comments on my articles. Some ask that why I am not updating my blog regularly, one reason for not writing on regular basis is due to less time availability. Due to recession and heavy work pressure I do not have much time to write research articles. I don’t want to write those news items which you easily gets on every website, I try to write article after doing complete research on the subject.
Wait for my next article which will most probably on interactive 3D model. I am doing research on the same, and already made a really cool interactive 3D model. So just wait for my new article.
Here we talk about software (plug-ins) which helps to convert 3D animation into vector animation (i.e. Flash SWF). Isn’t it sound interesting?
Electricrain, a company made a software plug-ins for LightWave 3D and 3ds Max  i.e.  ‘Swift 3D LW’ ; and  ‘Swift 3D MAX’. With the help of these plug-ins, users of 3ds Max and LightWave 3D can render their 3D scenes in high-quality, low bandwidth vector or raster Flash animations.

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These plug-in are powered by industry-leading RAViX 4 vector rendering technology. Swift 3D plug-ins gives superior Flash integration and additional export formats including Adobe Illustrator, EPS, SVG and Toon Boom’s PNT format.
It is simple to use plug-in. You just need to install it (according to the installation manual), and it appears into your software as shown in below Figure.

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You just select your output format i.e. swf, eps, ai etc. in the SWIFT 3D window and render it, you will get the desire output in vector format. WOW…quite easy and very useful. I have use lots of SWF files in my project and it is quite easy to show a 3D model/animation made in LightWave3D in Flash with full control. You just need to import the SWF (3D animation) file into your Flash project and your 3D animation would work perfectly in Flash without consuming much memory. Same thing happens with 3ds Max.

Just download a trial and enjoy it!

For more information please check the link: http://www.erain.com/products/plug-ins/

Reference/Image (First Image) courtesy: http://www.erain.com

Special Fx: VisionLab Studio

Filmmaking is not an easy task; it requires creativity and technical expertise. When you want to use some special effects in your movie/film or project etc. it requires lots of knowledge of difficult software’s (which are costly too), as well as their complicated interfaces.

If you had face the same situations anytime during your projects than here is a solution for you and that is ‘VisionLab Studio’ from Fxhome. You can get more details about this and other product on http://fxhome.com/. VisionLab Studio is all-in-one toolkit for visual effects, compositing and color grading. Other products by FXhome is ‘EffectsLab Pro’, which is used for advanced visual effects for low-budget filmmaking; ‘PhotoKey’, which is helpful to discover the creative possibilities of green screen photography; ‘VideoWrap’, which convert your video for iPods, mobile phones, YouTubes and more.

In this article we discussed about VisionLab Studio, with very easy to use interface and preconfigured effects library, VisionLab Studio makes endless possibility for your creativity.

Keying: VisionLab Studio has a wide variety of versatile keying abilities. As you were aware that keying is a technical feature, which is used to developed special effects scene from greenscreen video to photos and CGI.

Particles: You can create many effects such as weather, smoke, and fire and fantasy visuals with very sophisticated particle system.

Grade: Color grading for your movie or project is available in an easy way. You can use filters like bleach bypass, day for night and multicolorize.

Muzzles: Muzzles flashes are basically used for historical, modern and futuristic weapons. These flashes you can rotate in 3D with full control on each feature

 

Software screenshot
Software screenshot

 

Lightning: You can create good effects of lightning as well as effects for magical and sci-fi effects.

Optics: This feature helps to generate lens flares and lightning, which will be enhance the overall look of the scene.

Mask: With the freehand shapes you can mask any complicated areas for effects. This makes tidying composites garbage matting, simulating depth, layer interaction and area-specific grading quick and easy.

Neon Light: This feature gives you the power to develop Star Wars sword effects. With freehand tool you can directly draw shapes on the video that is very easy to work.

Compatible:  VisionLab Studio is compatible with other software’s such as Apple Final Cut Pro and Adobe Premiere.

Lots of helpful tutorial videos are available on the Fxhome website, which helps you to learn this product.