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Forum: General Discussion Today, 09:11 AM
Replies: 16
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Posted By thomasp
great link eric! thanks for that.

great link eric! thanks for that.
Forum: Technical Talk Today, 09:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 117
Posted By thomasp
yes, pencil tool on one hand and also strength is...

yes, pencil tool on one hand and also strength is set to 100. that's massive in mudbox terms. if you need a more gradual effect, try the paintbrush at 10 or 20 for starters.
Forum: General Discussion Today, 07:25 AM
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Views: 653
Posted By thomasp
a pony express messenger showing up at your...

a pony express messenger showing up at your doorstep - with some cherokee arrows still stuck in his hat? :)

anyway, wire transfer within the EU. paypal would be doable if transaction and currency...
Forum: Technical Talk 05-20-2015, 02:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 126
Posted By thomasp
thanks for trying. looks like it will drop any...

thanks for trying. looks like it will drop any channel other than the first.

as for your UVs having changed, i suspect it'S not FBX's fault but rather you accidentially had 'suv' - smooth uv, next...
Forum: Technical Talk 05-20-2015, 11:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 126
Posted By thomasp
out of curiosity - how does zbrush handle uv...

out of curiosity - how does zbrush handle uv channels when using the FBX format? anybody know what it retains?
Forum: General Discussion 05-17-2015, 12:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 722
Posted By thomasp
hexacores make sense for rendering but i would...

hexacores make sense for rendering but i would not personally want to trade clock speed for more cores. that's for a machine that is primarily used for working interactively, not a render box.

you...
Forum: Technical Talk 05-11-2015, 09:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 133
Posted By thomasp
was that in 2002? i remember getting screwed by...

was that in 2002? i remember getting screwed by PS dropping the alpha channel. made it a habit since to double-check freshly created TGA's to see if it sticks around after saving.

or are you...
Forum: General Discussion 05-09-2015, 10:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,370
Posted By thomasp
definitely nothing to do with AAA, just the...

definitely nothing to do with AAA, just the people you work with.
Forum: General Discussion 05-09-2015, 05:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,370
Posted By thomasp
i need something fresh once in a while. currently...

i need something fresh once in a while. currently that's freelance/work from home and the personal goal of working towards not being dependant on a paycheck from the man forever.

as an employee...
Forum: General Discussion 05-08-2015, 01:58 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,251
Posted By thomasp
what - check existing bugs first? who does that?...

what - check existing bugs first? who does that? just enter them as class A and keep updating those tickets so they don't vanish in the pile.

;)


thanks! now about let me see about that...
Forum: General Discussion 05-07-2015, 11:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 747
Posted By thomasp
i think bigger companies always view this with...

i think bigger companies always view this with suspicion and will prefer to acquire a license themselves even if the licensing terms might suggest it's doable to use a personal license.
in a...
Forum: Technical Talk 05-07-2015, 06:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 451
Posted By thomasp
well, any scanline-type of renderer should do?...

well, any scanline-type of renderer should do? simple materials and no fancy lighting and those tiny chrome 8bit reflection maps.

or get yourself a period-correct sgi workstation with softimage 3d...
Forum: General Discussion 05-07-2015, 04:11 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,251
Posted By thomasp
i gave it a spin yesterday on a mac mini and was...

i gave it a spin yesterday on a mac mini and was rather pleased with features and performance. quite some bugs though, not entirely unexpected for this platform after all the hints on the website....
Forum: Technical Talk 05-07-2015, 04:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 155
Posted By thomasp
two possible solutions come to mind: -...

two possible solutions come to mind:

- unwrap as needed to paint the object then use a second UV channel / UV set for the detail map that can conform to a grid/match up orientation and UV density...
Forum: General Discussion 05-06-2015, 05:18 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,654
Posted By thomasp
step by step text, pictures, short video clips...

step by step text, pictures, short video clips where necessary.

i find it tiring to sit through videos unless they are really quick and to the point feature demonstrations. worse if you have to...
Forum: General Discussion 05-05-2015, 04:00 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 8,452
Posted By thomasp
well for freelance if you already have a license...

well for freelance if you already have a license why not stick with your current version for working and factor the subscription to latest&greatest into your project bid for it's duration? then use...
Forum: General Discussion 04-23-2015, 02:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 677
Posted By thomasp
modelling on 14 inch should work unless you...

modelling on 14 inch should work unless you require lots of interface to be visible at all times.
if you use an app with a very in your face GUI like max or maya, hide it and train yourself to work...
Forum: Technical Talk 04-22-2015, 01:46 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 129
Posted By thomasp
i've never ever encountered that. does zbrush...

i've never ever encountered that. does zbrush crash in these instances where the file vanishes? for me if it crashes (thankfully rarely enough) it leaves behind the .zzz temp file that is being...
Forum: General Discussion 04-21-2015, 03:43 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,580
Posted By thomasp
that armrest on the chair looks rather painful....

that armrest on the chair looks rather painful. :) did you remove the padding?

sorry, had to be that guy. nice monitor btw. although my feeling is always that having more than one display is...
Forum: General Discussion 04-20-2015, 02:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,469
Posted By thomasp
looks like straight out of ace combat. :)...

looks like straight out of ace combat. :) approved!
are they designing a flying aircraft carrier, too?
Forum: General Discussion 04-20-2015, 01:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 333
Posted By thomasp
of course you'd be re-using your meshes wherever...

of course you'd be re-using your meshes wherever possible - no sense in re-inventing the wheel all the time.

also animation rigs usually are set up to work best with a particular topology, so it...
Forum: General Discussion 04-18-2015, 06:00 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,673
Posted By thomasp
seconding this. star wars is big business, not...

seconding this. star wars is big business, not some game that gives you local multiplayer or space battles as an expansion pack.
Forum: General Discussion 04-17-2015, 01:36 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,580
Posted By thomasp
pretty cool site! i noticed in this review:...

pretty cool site!

i noticed in this review: http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/reviews/eizo_ev2736w.htm my point about the 27 inch screens being a bit packed pixel-density-wise mentioned:

"The EV2736W...
Forum: General Discussion 04-16-2015, 11:47 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,580
Posted By thomasp
that's the one. it's really wide so a dual screen...

that's the one. it's really wide so a dual screen setup with a 24 inch dell might give you neck trouble. ;)

neutral colors, even backlighting (which my dell never really had) are it's strengths....
Forum: General Discussion 04-16-2015, 12:16 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,580
Posted By thomasp
eizo 27 inch user here. i like it's neutral...

eizo 27 inch user here. i like it's neutral colors and it fits right into your price range. downside - no frills approach as far as ports go. two video ports and a small usb hub. no sd card slots and...
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