Stylish Insights for Your Desktop – Gain for Free!

Have you got awesome wallpapers for your desktop? Yes, you do while we give them to you, FREE-FOR-ALL! Expect these carefully crafted designs to shift your expectations! For now, just get an eyeful of each and make sure you find one to suit your screen resolution perfectly (all are available in different resolutions):

The first is not long in coming. Elegant style along with distinguished composition make it look beautiful in a rigorous way.

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This one creates an expression of volume and immense space. Just feel that state of being hovered.

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Flash Awards Websites Review

Today is the day, my friends! As you previously know Zeroix is award-winning Flash website we are proud of beyond all measures. But now it’s a high time to share our invaluable experience with other websites that anticipate the rewards. By the way, real craftworks in itself! Here are the websites that we have acknowledged:

Designlicks.com
Paid submission: NO

The first is Design Licks – free website that since 2006 has become a reference in the world in web design awards. It is a great gallery of design material, fit for any web developer. This website highlights the best of the best for creativity, usability, and attention for details. Design Licks rewards the most solid and well designed websites around the world recognizing creative excellence.

Bestwebgallery.com
Paid submission: NO

Next in the list is Best Web Gallery – an inspirational showcase where a wide range of quality design websites is collected. Being a free website, Best Web Gallery is available since 2007. This team of talented web designers praises for visualization, technical lay-out and creativity which are considered to be a real quality design. Besides, Best Web Gallery website is handy to advertise your design services, software, hosting, or any computer related products.

Designflavr.com
Paid submission: NO

What about Design Flavr? This website is in simplest terms a Design and Visual Art Gallery which scours the darkest corners of the internet for new and refreshing artistic talents. Operating since 2009, Design Flavr is not designed to be used as a portfolio for artists or any person seeking free image hosting, but aims to deliver the highest level of content on a daily basis so that you can continue to keep the creative juices flowing.

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Modeling the Insect Characters - the Bee and the Spider

As you remember previously we have competed the sketching stages of characters development. I’m talking about two of the most prominent characters - the bee and the spider. Take a look at what they looked like before being modeled:

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And here they are after the modeling. Please welcome - the Bee!


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Now the spider:


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By the way the time has come to let you know what’s actually so special about it. First of all - it’s gonna have a satellite dish - in a fantastic world no spider is a spider until it gets a satellite dish antenna :-)


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Besides that it will have a circular saw blade - for self-defense of course, no unnecessary aggression :-)


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Modeling the Website Layout | 3D

Ok, now it’s turn for the 3D model of a website layout. You probably remember the sketch and remember that there was a tremendous number of small details. Take a look at the sketch to recall:


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Now here’s what this sketch looks like after a first stage of modeling - as usually without the textures:


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And finally the variant with textures - looks mesmerizing with all these tons of small rusted parts. I totally love it!


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Modeling the Monitor Heads | 3D

Time for modeling another interesting character the Monitor Heads. They are one of the most unique parts of the website design and I guess you should remember them from the previous post where they were being sketched. Here is the old sketch by the way:


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Now from that sketch we make a first stage model - without textures for now:


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And finally after these old and rusty textures are used here’s what we have:


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Pretty impressive, isn’t it? Enjoy these ones for now and wait for more - soon to come.

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Modeling the Flower | 3D

Well, my friends, it’s about time for you to see the first results of the modeling stage after we have previously completed the sketches stage.

First element to go 3D would be the flower mentioned and sketched before. In case you don’t remember this flower is in fact some kind of symbiosis of different carnivorous plants - most is taken from the Pitcher Plant and the Sundew. This is what it looked like as a sketch:

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Time for some more dimensions, right? Anyways here it is after the modeling stage:


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And here is this character with the textures - the way it would actually look like at a final version of a website:


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The rest of the characters are also being converted into 3D now and soon there will be some posts about them as well.

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Designing Zeroix Website Background

It’s a good thing when we have a great website layout with all these intro sections, beautiful menu tabs and characters. But all of that needs a place to be based on - I mean the world of Zeroix is not a black hole, there’s got to be something behind the main elements. And this something has to be just as beautiful as anything else in order not to spoil the impression.

So, here comes the background. We thought it would be great to make it not simply a some kind of clipart, but also a functional part of the Zeroix world. Of course it’s not going to be animated, but it is going to be 3D, that’s without a doubt. Take a look at the sketch:

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And here is the final variant with a website area marked yellow:

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As you can see, everything is in style of Zeroix concept - the gloomy hi-tech with lots of small elements. Beautiful, isn’t it? Beautiful enough to be a decent basis for the whole world.

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Designing Zeroix Characters: the Bee and the Beehive

The next stage of character design is the cyber bee and a beehive. The bees are very special characters for the Zeroix world - these two worlds have a lot in common, they are both well-organized and their inhabitants are smarter than they first seem.

Anyways, maybe because of this similarity (and therefore importance) but the development of bee and beehive has taken much time and efforts. Especially the beehive - we’ve had a lot of variants, take a look:

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As for the bee itself - it was much easier for us. After all if you want an insect to look like a bee you are kinda limited with what the actual bee looks like. Here’s the sketch of this little one:

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Designing Zeroix Characters: the Heads and the Flower

By saying “Heads” we mean the integral character that is simultaneously unite and many-sided with several additional sub-characters inside of it. These are the Heads that are going to be in a top right corner of the functional area of the website. They are going to look like monitors and cameras on stalks, they’ll be moving and interacting with each other. Sounds like fun, huh? Meanwhile take a look at the sketches of these heads that will soon be modeled:

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The other interesting character is the flower which is in fact some kind of symbiosis of different carnivorous plants - most is taken from the Pitcher Plant and the Sundew. This fella is also very smart and will be the one who will attract a great portion of your attention as soon as you’ll see it in action on the website. Here’s what it will look like:

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These two are now also off to the 3D Modeling, the previously sketched parts are ready, soon you’ll see them in 3D.

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Designing Zeroix Characters: the Spider and the Centipede

Now it’s time to illustrate the process of creating the characters that live in the Zeroix world. As we have mentioned earlier all of the characters will be active and will constantly show their activity independently from what happens at the site itself.

Today is the turn of one of the most prominent characters of our world - the spider and the centipede. The spider by the way has gone through a lot of discussions and there were many ideas as for what it should be like and what it should do - we’re not sure what was the reason for such a great interest towards the spider from all of us and why other characters haven’t generated so much variants. Anyways, here’s what the final variant of a spider is:

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The other is the centipede. It’s the character that is meant to move silently through the website and to… Well, we’re not going to uncover all the details about it. Here’s the centipede sketch that is ready to be modeled:

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