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Forum: General Discussion 07-26-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,841
Posted By thomasp
a 27inch would offer plenty of screen real estate...

a 27inch would offer plenty of screen real estate though. first time i can really live with the 3ds max UI not spilling over to the secondary screen or even with the thought that one monitor is...
Forum: General Discussion 07-22-2014, 03:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 326
Posted By thomasp
doing the steps you linked to is essential to get...

doing the steps you linked to is essential to get a decent wacom tablet experience in windows 7 but the lag discussed here is an unrelated beast to these modifications in my experience.

it is btw...
Forum: General Discussion 07-21-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 326
Posted By thomasp
is that happening on windows 7? i had that...

is that happening on windows 7? i had that particular issue quite frequently. i "fixed" it by restarting and as soon as the tablet was working correctly i just never shut the computer down, just put...
Forum: General Discussion 07-18-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 336
Posted By thomasp
well i have used every intuos generation from 1...

well i have used every intuos generation from 1 to 5 now at sizes between M and L and cannot say that i ever felt any difference in accuracy nor pressure sensitivity between those, even though wacom...
Forum: Technical Talk 07-03-2014, 12:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 172
Posted By thomasp
i second using linux's DD, just use knoppix -...

i second using linux's DD, just use knoppix - free, nothing to install, all you do is boot from a knoppix DVD or USB stick and get to it. you can clone partitions or entire harddrives and it will...
Forum: Technical Talk 07-03-2014, 12:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 287
Posted By thomasp
cheers for that, that will come in handy should...

cheers for that, that will come in handy should we get windows 8 at some point and might explain why the user feedback is so diverse.

for the first team members however, we have now settled on...
Forum: Technical Talk 07-03-2014, 12:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 198
Posted By thomasp
well, i would love me some custom windows-wide...

well, i would love me some custom windows-wide file-dialog with consistent size and sort-order, favorites and proper history of visited directories and all that. not sure such a thing does exist...
Forum: Technical Talk 07-01-2014, 01:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 287
Posted By thomasp
thanks for the replies guys! worrying that...

thanks for the replies guys!

worrying that experiences seem so different but i think while we would fancy going with a recent windows release over a five+ years old one, it appears the safe bet is...
Forum: Technical Talk 06-28-2014, 10:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 287
Posted By thomasp
old application versions on current windows?

hi,

for a project starting soon, the team would like to stick with a rather old version of 3ds max: 2011. it'll run on new hardware though that by default ships with windows 8.x. however it is an...
Forum: General Discussion 06-28-2014, 04:27 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,259
Posted By thomasp
in that case you are hopefully prepared to jump...

in that case you are hopefully prepared to jump ship again - or upgrade - when the time comes! maya (and max) game-specific or low-end versions have come and gone and generally only stayed around for...
Forum: General Discussion 06-26-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 18,406
Posted By thomasp
i'd take a guess and say that if the number of...

i'd take a guess and say that if the number of employees reported is correct burn rate should be somewhere between 3 and 5 million euros a month, depending on how cheap these eastern european studios...
Forum: General Discussion 06-25-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,389
Posted By thomasp
you saw what i did there... ;)

you saw what i did there... ;)
Forum: General Discussion 06-24-2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,389
Posted By thomasp
"What I can say is that if the last game focussed...

"What I can say is that if the last game focussed on first-person movement, it was definitely shown in the movie here that the DICE team will be focussing on first-person combat as well, to really...
Forum: Technical Talk 06-15-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,869
Posted By thomasp
a 1988 demo of some software that may have been...

a 1988 demo of some software that may have been one of the fathers of what became maya. behold the use of dials (for materials and modelling!):

http://vimeo.com/41349401
Forum: General Discussion 06-15-2014, 12:31 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,023
Posted By thomasp
a list i would largely give my thumbs-up. not...

a list i would largely give my thumbs-up. not exactly suitable for viewing in public on a commute however.
Forum: General Discussion 06-09-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,792
Posted By thomasp
i guess it all translates to 'the asking price...

i guess it all translates to 'the asking price for unity was too high even for autodesk'.
Forum: General Discussion 06-08-2014, 02:15 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,456
Posted By thomasp
question for those who print supports,...

question for those who print supports, replacement parts et al: do you just measure and estimate these parts and model them in the usual subjects and go straight to the printer or is there a stage...
Forum: General Discussion 06-05-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,250
Posted By thomasp
sounds like something better done during lunch...

sounds like something better done during lunch break at work? i wouldn't sit around at the computer at home if i had a family to look after. :)
Forum: General Discussion 05-31-2014, 12:20 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,399
Posted By thomasp
i'd argue independently run places have more of...

i'd argue independently run places have more of an incentive to keep the business running, even fighting tooth and nail for that since the founders are invested. they are also more likely to keep...
Forum: General Discussion 05-29-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,399
Posted By thomasp
"Playfish in London, England, acquired in 2009,...

"Playfish in London, England, acquired in 2009, closed down in 2013."

all of playfish closed down, seriously? or just the london studio? they had a few more, after all.
and my, what a body...
Forum: Technical Talk 05-25-2014, 01:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 180
Posted By thomasp
thanks eric, i looked into it but it seems all...

thanks eric, i looked into it but it seems all hauppauge are offering is recorders that output a h.264 compressed videostream.

i've found this one from blackmagic design though, which looks like...
Forum: Technical Talk 05-24-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 180
Posted By thomasp
video capture - external hardware solution

hi,

i'd like to run an application on a PC and record it's video output on a second computer, a macbook pro specifically. does anybody have experience with capture hardware that would take a DVI...
Forum: General Discussion 05-19-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 592
Posted By thomasp
i would also go macbook pro. but modelling with a...

i would also go macbook pro. but modelling with a trackpad? just get a mouse and a decent size USB keyboard and a standalone 24-inch-monitor while you're at it. 17-inch is still tiny for 3D,...
Forum: Technical Talk 05-17-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,073
Posted By thomasp
i use them all the time - but only for texturing...

i use them all the time - but only for texturing eyeballs. razor sharp vision!
Forum: Technical Talk 05-17-2014, 06:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,074
Posted By thomasp
regarding point #3: for an artist the ability to...

regarding point #3: for an artist the ability to make stuff look cool is paramount IMO. so whatever it takes to get there. there are only style points being awarded. none for honest effort. ;)
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