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Forum: General Discussion Today, 06:19 PM
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Posted By thomasp
as far as laptops go there don't seem to be many...

as far as laptops go there don't seem to be many models out there as well put together as the macbook pro.
be advised however that the current models are not user serviceable/upgradeable at all, so...
Forum: General Discussion 11-24-2014, 10:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 450
Posted By thomasp
i don't fancy getting tennis elbow, thank you...

i don't fancy getting tennis elbow, thank you very much. :)
Forum: Technical Talk 11-22-2014, 04:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 549
Posted By thomasp
i, too haven't bothered with building one myself...

i, too haven't bothered with building one myself since the penny-pinching student-days really. you can go with a big manufacturer like HP, Dell, Lenovo or Boxx. chances are you will end up with a...
Forum: Technical Talk 11-21-2014, 09:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 131
Posted By thomasp
check out a script called morphix for reordering:...

check out a script called morphix for reordering: http://www.scriptspot.com/3ds-max/scripts/morphix
as long as you still have a version of the mesh with the original vertex order, it can copy that...
Forum: Technical Talk 11-21-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 549
Posted By thomasp
ZacD: if intel delivers so much better in single...

ZacD: if intel delivers so much better in single core performance, why would that not be a huge gain? as far as i'm aware that's the single most important one to benefit from when interacting with...
Forum: General Discussion 11-17-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,191
Posted By thomasp
well if you have kept up with zbrush developments...

well if you have kept up with zbrush developments over the years then it's fairly clear that they don't care about pipelines and established 'industry' ways of working. entirely left-field product...
Forum: General Discussion 11-17-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,191
Posted By thomasp
64 bit for me definitely. however ...i do not...

64 bit for me definitely. however ...i do not expect the transition to be smooth and bug-free.

the modelling tools will hopefully come in handy once in a while to fix and tweak where so far the...
Forum: General Discussion 11-14-2014, 10:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 509
Posted By thomasp
i would not expect any noticeable...

i would not expect any noticeable performance/cost increases by waiting around for whatever new thing. all the new stuff will have to come down in price, too. and i agree with the notion that jumping...
Forum: General Discussion 11-13-2014, 02:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 392
Posted By thomasp
what about 3d scans? 10 times better reference...

what about 3d scans? 10 times better reference anyway. have them purchase ready made ones or look into creating them inhouse? or do you reckon your task wouldn't be worth the expense?
Forum: Technical Talk 11-10-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 154
Posted By thomasp
as i recall, zbrush 4+ was going full blast on...

as i recall, zbrush 4+ was going full blast on MBP pretty much the second you opened it. you could just let it sit in the foreground, do nothing and fry an egg on the laptop case. and i distinctively...
Forum: General Discussion 11-09-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 651
Posted By thomasp
i have intuos2 and 5 on my desk and am using the...

i have intuos2 and 5 on my desk and am using the same nibs (the spring-loaded type) on both. the series 5 surface has more resistance for sure yet still looks spotless after over one year of daily...
Forum: Technical Talk 11-08-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,309
Posted By thomasp
i agree with Bek, needs to be clear how this tool...

i agree with Bek, needs to be clear how this tool is better than xnormal to be worth the trouble.

EarthQuake: clown map/pass is already a known term for these masks.
Forum: General Discussion 11-07-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 651
Posted By thomasp
pior so why would grip be different on cintiq vs...

pior so why would grip be different on cintiq vs intuos? just curious. i like both btw but the cintiq with the really awesome stand (24HD) is just too bulky for my corner desk and the smaller ones...
Forum: Technical Talk 11-02-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 209
Posted By thomasp
you probably toggled the 'Suv' (smooth UV's)...

you probably toggled the 'Suv' (smooth UV's) button in the tool->geometry tab. that one caught me good. not sure i clicked it by accident at some point or if it toggles when using specific functions....
Forum: General Discussion 11-01-2014, 04:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,170
Posted By thomasp
cost of living should also make a big difference....

cost of living should also make a big difference. rent in the bay area alone seems mindboggling. i'm sure an industry salary somewhere in the midwest falls short of that west coast average, too.
Forum: General Discussion 10-31-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,170
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: 73
Views: 3,013
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: 73
Views: 3,013
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: 506
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: 785
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: 590
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: 308
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: 252
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: 8
Views: 488
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: 3,549
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...
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