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Forum: General Discussion 04-12-2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,424
Posted By thomasp
overall the game is definitely pretty looking. ...

overall the game is definitely pretty looking.
i like the first-person-ness of it all - pulling on the gloves and helmet and so on, makes you feel part of it. the cockpit view swaying side to side...
Forum: Technical Talk 04-07-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 332
Posted By thomasp
agreed, the hard part is to keep your edited...

agreed, the hard part is to keep your edited normals despite max doing it's best to destroy your efforts. however, a strategically placed edit normals modifier in the stack proves helpful even then....
Forum: General Discussion 04-07-2014, 01:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 480
Posted By thomasp
i love me some L-shaped/corner desks with a...

i love me some L-shaped/corner desks with a smooth bend to lean into. setup like this (not my machine):
http://media02.hongkiat.com/inspirational-workspace-creative-setups/panoramic-home-office.jpg...
Forum: Technical Talk 04-07-2014, 12:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 344
Posted By thomasp
lefty here. i was not aware that this counts as...

lefty here. i was not aware that this counts as handicap for using wacom tablets. ;) my suggestion would be to try to getting used to it a little more before you resort to hand (finger?) painting.
Forum: Technical Talk 04-07-2014, 12:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 332
Posted By thomasp
adding an edit normals modifier, then going into...

adding an edit normals modifier, then going into the normals-subobject mode, marquee-selecting all the (green-colored) normals of your model and pressing reset doesn't do it?
Forum: General Discussion 04-05-2014, 06:30 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,285
Posted By thomasp
combining drop bars and road bike brake-shifters...

combining drop bars and road bike brake-shifters (STI) with mountain bike frames and parts is not straight forward. you will need the STI's and derailleurs front and back at the very least, they...
Forum: General Discussion 04-05-2014, 05:53 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,150
Posted By thomasp
that article says scott is not directing but...

that article says scott is not directing but producing. through his company he seems to be involved in loads of movies.

'digital feature' meaning all computer animated? and it doesn't say anything...
Forum: General Discussion 04-04-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 413
Posted By thomasp
persona 3 and 4 are great in their various...

persona 3 and 4 are great in their various incarnations! P3P beats P3FES with it's upgraded gameplay quite handily, i suspect the same is true for the P4 vita version over the PS2 original.
P5 has...
Forum: General Discussion 04-02-2014, 03:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 622
Posted By thomasp
if you put images on your resume/CV, i think you...

if you put images on your resume/CV, i think you also run the risk of it looking quite shitty or even barely readable when printed/photocopied on an office laserjet. most/all interviews i ever...
Forum: General Discussion 03-31-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,068
Posted By thomasp
what about device drivers? will it just take the...

what about device drivers? will it just take the ones from windows 7 and earlier? gamepads, printers, digital cameras, you know the drill.

does it work smoothly with wacom tablets and cintiq's?...
Forum: Technical Talk 03-28-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 511
Posted By thomasp
what antweiler said. most game engines will...

what antweiler said.

most game engines will give you similar trouble if you just try to export rigs with 'fancy' controls. if it's your goal to show off animation, wouldn't you want to render your...
Forum: General Discussion 03-26-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 5,453
Posted By thomasp
what's so interesting about it? there's a...

what's so interesting about it?

there's a pattern in all these aquisitions where they say things like "it's not going to change us at all". two years down the line things might look a little...
Forum: General Discussion 03-19-2014, 03:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 523
Posted By thomasp
yes, doubtful that PS4 can render halfway complex...

yes, doubtful that PS4 can render halfway complex visuals in stereo at 1080 while keeping up a decent framerate but perhaps they can leverage something, being theoretically very much in control of...
Forum: Technical Talk 03-18-2014, 06:55 AM
Replies: 310
Views: 28,597
Posted By thomasp
hey alex, thanks for the heads-up. i found...

hey alex,

thanks for the heads-up. i found out that my ad- and javascript blockers caused the issue. the link was clickable but everything afterwards turned fuzzy. normally it's pretty easy to...
Forum: Technical Talk 03-15-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 310
Views: 28,597
Posted By thomasp
great to hear that handplane turned freeware! ...

great to hear that handplane turned freeware!

however, i seem to have a problem downloading the latest version. the link from the homepage comes back with a 404. something you are already aware of?
Forum: General Discussion 03-11-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 752
Posted By thomasp
i think that says it all though. no difference in...

i think that says it all though. no difference in 'difficulty' to do the work but female characters get judged on a different and much subtler scale (i.e. attractiveness).

unless you work for...
Forum: General Discussion 03-11-2014, 04:49 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,167
Posted By thomasp
some valid points in there but i couldn't help...

some valid points in there but i couldn't help but doubt that for one, the number one reason for the AAA industry to be at risk at this point according to the author is supposedly the brain drain...
Forum: General Discussion 03-11-2014, 03:55 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 6,257
Posted By thomasp
only starting to show...? ;) at least a max...

only starting to show...? ;)
at least a max rewrite was rumoured several times throughout the last decade. after ballsing up the development of their 'next-gen' compositor toxik (now named composite...
Forum: General Discussion 03-08-2014, 06:39 AM
Replies: 364
Views: 29,022
Posted By thomasp
why did you buy it in the first place though?...

why did you buy it in the first place though? this kind of device has been around for a long time but has IMO never made much sense in CG due to lack of support/conflict with the very way apps like...
Forum: General Discussion 03-07-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 364
Views: 29,022
Posted By thomasp
i've just made the mac trial version screw up the...

i've just made the mac trial version screw up the wacom input during a session. the program would not recognize the pen-up event anymore and interpreted it all as pen-down (like a stuck mouse...
Forum: Technical Talk 03-04-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 160
Posted By thomasp
i just found some hint regarding a zbrush plugin...

i just found some hint regarding a zbrush plugin called turntable plus that seems to be no longer available/maintained. :(

anybody got it and does it work on a semi-recent version of zbrush (i'm...
Forum: Technical Talk 03-04-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 160
Posted By thomasp
zbrush - depth pass

hi,

just wondering if anyone knows how to output a depth pass for a (zmovie) turntable animation? i know about the zdepth you can toggle as a pass for BPR renders but my impression is that this is...
Forum: General Discussion 03-02-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 6,301
Posted By thomasp
just hoping that commodore PET on the desk isn't...

just hoping that commodore PET on the desk isn't running the alien's AI routines. ;)

i like the attention to detail e.g. on that hacking device.

any plans on supporting the oculus rift?
Forum: General Discussion 02-28-2014, 05:28 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,228
Posted By thomasp
i did try that back in the day with...

i did try that back in the day with non-widescreen displays at 1600x1200 but overall i found the screen too narrow. well suited to characters in theory but very hard to adjust to for the eyes.
i...
Forum: General Discussion 02-25-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,695
Posted By thomasp
yeah it always seems when talking to animators...

yeah it always seems when talking to animators insisting that max is so particularly bad for animation, they are either thinking of their experiences with character studio/biped from years back...
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