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Brilliance Tutorials 2020 By Kevin Saunders

Vojin Vidanovic

Posts 1697
03 Jan 2020 14:01

Amiga "Brilliance II" published by Digital Creations in 1994 for the Commodore Amiga Computer.  In 2020 I plan on creating new videos using Brilliance II on the Amiga Computer.

Promo video
Videos will be published at same channel

Mike Brantley

Posts 24
05 Jan 2020 02:01

Thank you for the heads-up on this. I look forward to Kevin's tutorial videos. Enjoy Brilliance on my Vampirized A500.

Stefano Briccolani

Posts 486
05 Jan 2020 09:20

Kevin is awesome.

Nikos Tomatsidis

Posts 59
05 Jan 2020 13:34

Stefano Briccolani wrote:

Kevin is awesome.

+ 1

We love all he does.

Vojin Vidanovic

Posts 1697
05 Jan 2020 19:11

I have never mastered DPaint like app, I believe I could with proper tutorials that were not avail back in East Europe.
  Thus, I am in for the BOOK that will be end product and I hold Kevin high for such endavour. I would recommend GraphX that exist as RTG thanks to Arti
  Also, Kevin has Vimeo EXTERNAL LINK    and has entered Vampire FAQ!
  Sidenote: Kevin, Eric and other Dpaint style masters ...
  Can anyone offer a simple exponation what is best for beginners
  for drawing and anim and who has AGA/RTG support and stability issues?
  Latest EA DPaint (V.x?) I heard claims its very unstable on modern 030+ machines and post OS 3.1?
  Brilliance 2.xx (is it on sale?)
  Latest updated AEON owned Personal Paint (it used to be Cloanto? Used early Clonato versions, loved simplicity)
  GraphX 2 RTG ported by Arti (Seen it under Linux, I believe there is OS4 port). How does it work on v2/v4 (matters for all!)

Rob M

Posts 53
07 Jan 2020 01:26

Vojin Vidanovic wrote:

I have never mastered DPaint like app, I believe I could with proper tutorials that were not avail back in East Europe.

Adam Zalepa has published a book covering deluxe paint.

It's available as an Ebook or hard back.


Vojin Vidanovic

Posts 1697
07 Jan 2020 07:48

Ah Amiganet.pl, have to add them to FAQ!
Best book resource, be it OS3,OS4,MOS ... hope he will publish AROS one. Will have to gather some "zlotas" :)

David Wright

Posts 352
07 Jan 2020 13:09

Brilliance is far more reliable across different Amiga systems. I find many more useful features and effects than Dpaint although personal paint  is just as good. In rgb modes Brilliance works better for me.
As for animation , I canít comment on.

Kevin Saunders

Posts 23
19 May 2020 02:58

Hi Everyone,

I would really love for someone who has/uses Brilliance II to do a quick test to see it all my IFF animations work well (that is open and play on your Vampires :)
I couldn't open them on my A1200 which is to be expected :)

I recently created a Kraftwerk dedicated video to "Florian Schneider" using Brilliance as the animation tool.  While I have an A1200 with memory, it's very limited in speed when creating 640x512 Ham8 animations. So I'm keen to in future either get a standalone or card for A1200.

The main video created is here EXTERNAL LINK  but other ones in my channel show some speed painting/animating.

P.S.  Currently using FS-UAE on mac to use Brilliance and a very nice speed but eventually like to be using Vampire setup.

P.S.S. Also... I did export a Vampire version as requested on Facebook "Kraftwerk_Amiga_v03vamp_2200kbps.mpg" in the same folder ;)

Stefano Briccolani

Posts 486
20 May 2020 11:54

Amazing work Kevin.
I've downloaded all on my gdrive to be able to try it on my vampires this weekend. I'll show you something on YouTube, I hope. Brilliance 2 on Vampire is faaast.
Some time ago I made a little video showing brilliance on my v1200 with a Penpartner graphics tablet (in Italian)

Kevin Saunders

Posts 23
20 May 2020 23:31

Thanks Stefano,

That would be great.

Fairly new drivers too for the "PenPartner" was previously designed only for PenPartner tablets, and is now a misnommed application because support for other Wacom IV style tablets (A3, A4, A5, ArtPad) has been added." (Thankyou to author (Denis Spach)

Look forward to more videos.

Stefano Briccolani

Posts 486
23 May 2020 10:43

I made a little video for you Kevin!
  EXTERNAL LINK  Hope you'll have a Vampire soon. I am pretty sure you'll be amazed by 68080 powers..
Kevin's YouTube channel shows Amiga Love

Kevin Saunders

Posts 23
24 May 2020 11:07

Really appreciate you testing Stefano, enjoyed your youtube clip.

posts 13