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Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 02:31 PM
Replies: 15
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Posted By thomasp
don't think we're all starving. what would...

don't think we're all starving. what would improve the relocation situation is some sort of union that could advise during pay-package negotiations. especially moving internationally - which is a...
Forum: Marmoset 10-30-2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,286
Posted By thomasp
hi gir, no it is a 2.05 issue actually. i confess...

hi gir, no it is a 2.05 issue actually. i confess i am generally not a 0-day upgrader.

sounds awesome if this is resolved in the new version! will the application load those files now or will it...
Forum: Marmoset 10-30-2014, 04:44 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,286
Posted By thomasp
i encountered a problem where when i imported...

i encountered a problem where when i imported heavy geometry into marmoset, while it remained stable for the duration of the session and saved out a (huge) scene file it failed to load that back in...
Forum: General Discussion 10-28-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 467
Posted By thomasp
just wanted to recommend this solution in...

just wanted to recommend this solution in general. i had transpose master work fine on some assets and totally screw up on others but what battlecow posted does work - using GoZ or not - and gives...
Forum: Technical Talk 10-28-2014, 04:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 665
Posted By thomasp
for characters we use toolbag in (pre)production....

for characters we use toolbag in (pre)production. easy to pickup by everybody on the team, no engine-specific importing of assets and looks high fidelity enough to give you something to demonstrate...
Forum: General Discussion 10-24-2014, 01:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 554
Posted By thomasp
128 GB will be enough for your system drive if...

128 GB will be enough for your system drive if you are the type who chooses what to install carefully. if this is your only computer and you're going to try this and that app on it and generally do...
Forum: General Discussion 10-21-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 293
Posted By thomasp
well, specs are one thing (and i would expect any...

well, specs are one thing (and i would expect any half decent laptop to run max and photoshop, really) but make sure you research failure rates and typical problems your desired model may have and...
Forum: Technical Talk 10-20-2014, 05:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 242
Posted By thomasp
vertex order in zbrush can change when you do...

vertex order in zbrush can change when you do stuff like recreate subdiv levels. your obj going in/out as such will not change it though (in my experience anyway).

i find maya's attribute transfer...
Forum: Technical Talk 10-20-2014, 01:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 373
Posted By thomasp
i'm not an expert on this but generally speaking...

i'm not an expert on this but generally speaking you will want to look at the cpu with the most cores your budget allows vs cpu'S with fewer cores but higher clock frequencies.
other brands worth...
Forum: General Discussion 10-14-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,442
Posted By thomasp
only one small 20 person place i once worked at...

only one small 20 person place i once worked at had QA properly integrated with the developers. as soon as it's even just a separate floor, don't expect much interaction outside of bouncing bug...
Forum: Technical Talk 10-08-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 167
Posted By thomasp
i'm on a much older version than you but - have...

i'm on a much older version than you but - have you restricted it from net access? when starting up it seems to try to phone home and if that fails, it'll sit there for a bit. never 5 - 8 minutes...
Forum: Technical Talk 10-08-2014, 03:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,449
Posted By thomasp
more freaked out by her cross-eyed-ness...

more freaked out by her cross-eyed-ness personally. ;)

the hair tool looks interesting though.
Forum: General Discussion 10-04-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,119
Posted By thomasp
well if this move pushes other apps to the top...

well if this move pushes other apps to the top i'm all for it. max and maya have become really stale over the years, probably due to lack of real competition.
interesting to see how some of the...
Forum: General Discussion 09-29-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 999
Posted By thomasp
same here, thumb for middle mouse button all the...

same here, thumb for middle mouse button all the way. those combined scrollwheel/buttons feel just nasty in comparison. plus, i like the 4-way scrollwheels on my mice for - well - scrolling. but as...
Forum: General Discussion 09-26-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,643
Posted By thomasp
hey sure, external backup and all that. i do that...

hey sure, external backup and all that. i do that kind of stuff in regular intervals with archives that get offloaded to bluray's but this here would just be to enable versioning of work files and...
Forum: General Discussion 09-26-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 636
Posted By thomasp
i agree completely with all you said. the...

i agree completely with all you said. the spacemouse is also really finicky depending on scene scale. i believe all this is down to programs being built for regular pointing devices, input schemes...
Forum: General Discussion 09-26-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 636
Posted By thomasp
well, there are the 3d connexion devices...

well, there are the 3d connexion devices (space-mouse/-navigator/whatever they call them this season) that in theory would be able to do just that. none of the standard tools in our field even...
Forum: General Discussion 09-26-2014, 12:53 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,643
Posted By thomasp
i'm happy with the 840 pro as an OS disk so far....

i'm happy with the 840 pro as an OS disk so far. this being my first SSD i'm quite cautios with backups though and have mirrors and images available on standard disks should the worst case happen....
Forum: General Discussion 09-22-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,952
Posted By thomasp
you fancy buying new cables to do the same thing?...

you fancy buying new cables to do the same thing? ;)

dual-link DVI, display-port, hdmi, thunderbolt - what are the differences/advantages when driving high resolution displays? i have all of the...
Forum: General Discussion 09-22-2014, 06:22 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,952
Posted By thomasp
i just got a 770/4GB recently so skipping this...

i just got a 770/4GB recently so skipping this one. but nice to see that the new cards are said to consume a lot less juice and still improve performance. that's the kind of progress i want to see! -...
Forum: Technical Talk 09-19-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 170
Posted By thomasp
they're two version numbers apart -> max 9 ->...

they're two version numbers apart -> max 9 -> 2008 -> 2009. yours should be from sometime in 2007.
oh and improvements of course. ;) might sound alien today but back then they did put some...
Forum: General Discussion 09-19-2014, 01:16 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 4,701
Posted By thomasp
yikes, what's the target audience for this stuff....

yikes, what's the target audience for this stuff. but then i've been wondering about that since at least FFX-2.
Forum: Technical Talk 09-15-2014, 03:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 128
Posted By thomasp
i remember this as a FAQ ;) on the oculus forums....

i remember this as a FAQ ;) on the oculus forums. if memory serves the UDK download is in linked from the download sites of one of the earliest oculus SDK's.

the integration was always considered...
Forum: Marmoset 09-13-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,286
Posted By thomasp
two things from my POV, tested on 2.05: 1....

two things from my POV, tested on 2.05:

1. toolbag 2 does not seem to store the window size/dimensions from the last session, always opens up in a small window on my machine. normal/intended...
Forum: General Discussion 09-10-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 935
Posted By thomasp
application of common sense when being prompted...

application of common sense when being prompted to click on things seems to help most. but indeed you can end up in some dark places when using an image search engine. i don't trust windows on the...
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