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animotion
03-06-2008, 07:02 PM
I wonder if 9.5 will be able to create this?

It took me 16 hours to do it in XSI.

hrgiger
03-06-2008, 07:05 PM
I didn't see any mention about 9.5 being able to make small solid color shapes. Especially ones as complex as a square. So probably not. Maybe in Lightwave 10.

JeffrySG
03-06-2008, 07:12 PM
I actually heard that there is a small company working on a special plugin that will enable LW to do this. As it is targeted toward high end production facilities it is going to be about $550 - but it will probably be worth it!

jameswillmott
03-06-2008, 07:19 PM
I actually heard that there is a small company working on a special plugin that will enable LW to do this. As it is targeted toward high end production facilities it is going to be about $550 - but it will probably be worth it!

Will it work with FPrime?

hrgiger
03-06-2008, 07:23 PM
No. Such effects can only be done in post.

littlewaves
03-06-2008, 07:51 PM
that looks nothing like hair

you've ruined my life

you're not even my real parents

etc.

hrgiger
03-06-2008, 07:52 PM
Good one.

Dodgy
03-06-2008, 08:13 PM
I AM YOUR FATHER! Search your feelings....

animotion
03-06-2008, 08:14 PM
If we can't make purple square things then what good is it.
If it can't do squares then i guess circles are out if the question!!!

Sure it can do simple multi bounce radiosity, motion modified sound wave influenced geometry and evolutionary based time mapped simulation, just like pixar but anyone can do that in their sleep.

I will be upset at you NewTek if I can't do purple square things!

animotion
03-06-2008, 08:19 PM
maybe I can do it in notepad and import it, Ya think?

DragonFist
03-06-2008, 08:52 PM
But... But... it was promised that we'd have a modern, integrated Purple Square Thing maker for 5.6y. I've upgraded 20 times since then (always paying full price because my warez version didn't qualify for the upgrade price) and still no hydraphonic Purple Square Thing maker (PSTm)!!!!!

And on top of that, despite waiting 15years, 9.3.1 still didn't bring iPhone support. WTF?

I've been ripped off.

They promised... promised... they... (sob!)

Matt
03-06-2008, 09:06 PM
Hmmmm, it needs a nice interface to really make it.

:D

Speedmonk42
03-06-2008, 09:09 PM
I am certain, perhaps in LW 10 or 11....

The purple lense cap will be achieved.

animotion
03-06-2008, 09:41 PM
Ahhhhhh purple lense cap. Good idea, but you can't expect that with such a small dev. team.

connerh
03-06-2008, 09:57 PM
You actually can do this with 9.3.1, but there are a few work arounds. First off, you need to make a line, 2pt poly, then you have to set its luminosity to something like 5000%, then shift it up and down the same distance as the camera view, turn on motion blur, and give it a good 800 passes. I've been working on a pixel filter to try to get this effect, but it's really giving me trouble.

animotion
03-06-2008, 10:06 PM
I already tried that but it screwed up my 5" floppy drive system. Now I will have to fire up my paper key code punch drive, so beware.

jasonwestmas
03-06-2008, 10:07 PM
Geeze guys. . . all you have to do is use the FLAT Material node. . .duh! Just make sure to AA the heck out of it!

animotion
03-06-2008, 10:09 PM
If you do that you will loose all notepad input capability.

Chris S. (Fez)
03-06-2008, 10:47 PM
Sly way to post porn dude.

Load the pic into an HDR compositor, adjust the levels. Amazing what our measly 24 bit monitors can't display.

UltraViolet
03-06-2008, 10:58 PM
I actually heard that there is a small company working on a special plugin that will enable LW to do this. As it is targeted toward high end production facilities it is going to be about $550 - but it will probably be worth it!


Yep, that is gonna be a new feature in instancing plug-in everybody is talking about, besides everything else it will be able to make millions of instances of the violet(purple?) pixels across the surfaces...That is gonna be yet another amazing feature in it which will fully justify the price :devil: :tongue:

Wilfrick
03-07-2008, 01:03 AM
??? What are you talking about? Is it a joke?

Darth Mole
03-07-2008, 01:18 AM
Man, XSI is good. I tried to replicate this in LW but - even after an overnight render on my Quad-core - this is the best I could manage.

Hopefully, the new light and render algorithms in 9.5 can help close the infamous 'purple square' gap between LW and other apps.

Cougar12dk
03-07-2008, 01:38 AM
@ Wilfrick: Very much a joke :) Just a bit of passtime until 9.5 gets here

littlewaves
03-07-2008, 01:45 AM
I am certain, perhaps in LW 10 or 11....

The purple lense cap will be achieved.


purple lense cap?

Is that a euphemism?

If they'd only release the damn beta I'm sure a lot of us would achieve a purple lense cap... if you know what I mean.

Oh Lord I'm tired.

dee
03-07-2008, 02:11 AM
Man, XSI is good. I tried to replicate this in LW but - even after an overnight render on my Quad-core - this is the best I could manage.

Hopefully, the new light and render algorithms in 9.5 can help close the infamous 'purple square' gap between LW and other apps.

not bad for a start. did you use hd instance on this?

Darth Mole
03-07-2008, 02:17 AM
No, but I used LWCAD 2.5 to get the square just right.

mav3rick
03-07-2008, 02:41 AM
nice .... darth ... can you give us more details on lightning and how you surface it......

Dirk
03-07-2008, 03:11 AM
OK, I couldn't recreate that XSI-Thing, but look at this, I mean, it's pretty close... in way.

Lightwolf
03-07-2008, 03:17 AM
OK, I couldn't recreate that XSI-Thing, but look at this, I mean, it's pretty close... in way.
:gotpics: wiRz pl33z...

Cheers,
Mike

meshpig
03-07-2008, 03:28 AM
I wonder if 9.5 will be able to create this?

It took me 16 hours to do it in XSI.


... it took Mark Rothko 125 hours in real time to do that with paint and canvas so what are you complaining about?

m

Dirk
03-07-2008, 03:31 AM
:gotpics: wiRz pl33z...

Cheers,
Mike


Ok, there You have it:

hrgiger
03-07-2008, 03:36 AM
Love all the detail Dirk! I wish I had that kind of patience to do such fine type of modeling. I can't even see what's going on in that wire, but it's amazing!

littlewaves
03-07-2008, 03:44 AM
... it took Mark Rothko 125 hours in real time to do that with paint and canvas so what are you complaining about?

m
way too high-brow for these parts dude

Andy Webb
03-07-2008, 03:46 AM
Well I thought I would try to beat everyone and do two purple squares next to each other.

Managed to create one square after 4 hours hard work, clicked on clone and left it running overnight, it's still running after 8 hours and it's almost used all of my 6Gb of RAM! :D

Andy Webb
03-07-2008, 03:48 AM
Spoke too soon, computers crashed.... seems to have run out of memory :hey:

:D

Andy Webb
03-07-2008, 04:05 AM
Managed to rescue this...

littlewaves
03-07-2008, 04:11 AM
Managed to rescue this...
My sister had hair like that in the 80s

Andy Webb
03-07-2008, 04:20 AM
My sister had hair like that in the 80s

Perhaps we will be able to get hair like that in LW9.5 :rolleyes:

Dirk
03-07-2008, 04:27 AM
Managed to rescue this...

Wow, I mean, that looks promising! Maybe, with more RAM?



Love all the detail Dirk! I wish I had that kind of patience to do such fine type of modeling. I can't even see what's going on in that wire, but it's amazing!

Yeah, but took me a while, 3 Days on and off. I had to load it into motion mixer and use timewarp to be able to post it so fast - which again shows how we depend on all that workarounds in LW. Of course, with timewarp, I could have posted it yesterday, even before this thread was started. But that wouldn't have made any sense, right?

Modeling was a big PITA. Guess what, I had to FLIP the surface! Modeler tools really need some revision. And the normal looks as if it's not really centered, so that could possibly cause some problems.

On the other hand, the hub worked flawless with that object...

Verlon
03-07-2008, 04:27 AM
Wait....I am having an inspiration here.

If we can do purple square in LW9.5, can we do more than one at a time? Because...follow me here....

Imagine a large plane of squares alternating purple and some other high contrast color.... lots of them covering the entire ground as far as the camera can see...

Now put a chrome sphere in the middle of it. I'm telling you, it'd be amazing. It could start an entire CGI revolution.

Iain
03-07-2008, 04:28 AM
Maybe Proton could go ahead and knock up a vid on how to do this in LW.

I'm sure there must be a way.

Darth Mole
03-07-2008, 04:53 AM
Sorry, forgot to mention - my first post? That WAS wireframe. Man, there's a lot of polys in there! (I mean, I'd like to see someone do a perfect square without a billion polys, right?)

Wrap
03-07-2008, 05:08 AM
You got all that detail with only a billion polys?

pooby
03-07-2008, 05:18 AM
XSI has a design structure which makes this kind of effect very easy to achieve. In fact I am suprised it took that long to do.
I have done similar work in the past in less than half a day (although mine was maybe a bit simpler)

The thing is, software is just a tool. I'm not saying XSI is better than LW or that any software is perfect, but for this particular kind of job- XSI every time. IMNSHO

Andy Webb
03-07-2008, 05:20 AM
Sorry, forgot to mention - my first post? That WAS wireframe. Man, there's a lot of polys in there! (I mean, I'd like to see someone do a perfect square without a billion polys, right?)

Boy, I bet moving that many polys around in LW was as easy as pie.

Anyone try doing this in CC? :D

Dirk
03-07-2008, 06:07 AM
Btw., I've noticed Sketchup has a purple square function, which is very easy to use (Ok, I know that sounds ridiculous, given how complex the task is, but it is as it is).

Maybe, if we could use pointoven with sketchup, we could....

GATOR
03-07-2008, 07:33 AM
I found an even better work around.

I copied the image and printed it out in color. I took the print out to Home Depot and had them match the color and mix some latex paint. While there a bought a roll of 3M blue masking tape.

I brought the paint and tape home and then opened up the attachment. With the attachment open on my screen, I used the tape to mask off the top, bottom, left and right sides of the shape on my screen.

Then I poured some of the paint (they only guarantee color matches on a gallon, so I have a lot of the stuff) into a spray gun, cranked up the compressor and sprayed four coats, letting each coat dry for an hour.

It looks exactly like the first attachment!

JAL657
03-07-2008, 08:42 AM
I've been a serious lurker here for a long time, but I feel compelled to chime in. As a hobbyist, I'm constantly in awe of what everyone here is capable of. I mean, it never even occurred to me to make a purple square thing! I'm afraid that level of creativity is just beyond me, and I'm not sure I'll ever have the skill to pull that off.

I'm also really looking forward to getting the purple lens cap when 9.5 beta is available!

JeffrySG
03-07-2008, 08:51 AM
:gotpics: wiRz pl33z...

Cheers,
Mike
lmao...

Yes, please post the wires!!!!

jasonwestmas
03-07-2008, 08:55 AM
... it took Mark Rothko 125 hours in real time to do that with paint and canvas so what are you complaining about?

m

Absolutely! Try painting a perfect sphere with a brush and with paint with no mechanical tools! It's probably the hardest way to make something perfectly round and smooth.

okay, this is easily adaptable to another string of funny comments.

Iain
03-07-2008, 08:58 AM
As a hobbyist, I'm constantly in awe of what everyone here is capable of. I mean, it never even occurred to me to make a purple square thing! I'm afraid that level of creativity is just beyond me, and I'm not sure I'll ever have the skill to pull that off.


Just remember these guys have been doing this for a long time.

I know you just want to jump straight in to making purple squares but start off with a realistic goal like a yellow circle then work your way up. It's important you learn to walk before you can run.

art
03-07-2008, 09:14 AM
I actually tried filling the space with plenty of tiny yellow icosahedrons. They are similar in shape to square. After some tweaking and curve corrections in photoshop you can get quite close (almost) to a purple square. It takes time and patience though.

JAL657
03-07-2008, 09:29 AM
I know you just want to jump straight in to making purple squares but start off with a realistic goal like a yellow circle then work your way up. It's important you learn to walk before you can run.

Thanks for the tip! Even tho I've been using LW since V6, I still can't quite wrap my brain around these purple triangles. Even yellow circles seem a bit advanced for me. I've finally gotten my blue triangles looking pretty good, thanks to the new radiosity improvements. Can't wait for IES lights....

DragonFist
03-07-2008, 09:36 AM
I actually tried filling the space with plenty of tiny yellow icosahedrons. They are similar in shape to square. After some tweaking and curve corrections in photoshop you can get quite close (almost) to a purple square. It takes time and patience though.

All you fanboys and your work arounds, etc. Why should I have use expensive plug-ins and external photoshop work to do something that maya has been able to do with one mouse click for years?

I swear, you point an obvious weakness in the software and all the lurkers and fanboys attach you for it.

LW needs a REAL Purple Square Thing maker and Purple Lense Cap!

And if it isn't in 9.5, I'm jumping ship! I won't give waste my hard earned warez downloading time on appz that are crapz. Um... I mean hard earned cash. Mayaz FTW!

Iain
03-07-2008, 10:04 AM
Apparently Houdini can do purple squares which go on fire and dissolve into little sparks when a silver dodecahedron touches them.

JeffrySG
03-07-2008, 10:07 AM
You all know that if someone just joined the forum here and they looked into this thread first... they'd think we were all crazy (which we are) and back away slowly... hahahaha

caccipergolo
03-07-2008, 10:11 AM
You all know that if someone just joined the forum here and they looked into this thread first... they'd think we were all crazy (which we are) and back away slowly... hahahaha


that's why i'm joining these boards. so much fun! :agree:

Darth Mole
03-07-2008, 10:26 AM
I know you just want to jump straight in to making purple squares but start off with a realistic goal like a yellow circle then work your way up. It's important you learn to walk before you can run.

Woah, hold on there egg-head. Starting off with anything but a straight line (connecting two points), is just asking for trouble. Everyone knows LW really isn't great for circles 'out of the box'. You need plug-ins to get the best circles - DStorm has a great one. I think it's called 'Circle', but don't quote me.

At least when you've mastered four straight lines (connecting two points), then you have the basis to move up to a triangle and then, after a year or two, the Holy Grail of 3D, the square. Frankly, colour comes much later (I'd suggest Dan Ablan's Book 'Inside Adding Colour to your Squares in LW' for beginners.

Circles... man, that's crazy ambitious.

Andy Webb
03-07-2008, 10:30 AM
DStorm has a great one. I think it's called 'Circle', but don't quote me.

I think you'll find it's called 'D_Circle' :thumbsup:

There might be one called just 'circle' but I think that one is just 32bit...:D

DragonFist
03-07-2008, 10:35 AM
Yeah, but D_Circle is a commercial plug-in and the license is bound to your hardware-key not your dongle. So, it doesn't move with your LW seat. Very annoying.

The 32bit "Circle" plug-in may be limited to 32bit, but it is free and can be used with screamernet.

Edit: Forgot to be emo about LW neading plugz-in for cirkals in the 1st place.

JAL657
03-07-2008, 10:49 AM
Yeah, but D_Circle is a commercial plug-in and the license is bound to your hardware-key not your dongle.

If this highly technical discussion about lines, squares and circles isn't enough to put people off, I imagine all the talk about purple lens caps and dongles is.

Darth Mole
03-07-2008, 11:21 AM
Heh. I have a purple dongle. True. It has a shiny end and fits snugly in the slot.


And so on...

beverins
03-07-2008, 11:54 AM
I hear Worley's coming out with a plugin for this, but I'm not sure.

I read it on a Japanese site.

The machine translator said "Purple Square many much into slotted plugin A, Workey godlike summit searcher. Many moons."

I dunno.

Darth Mole
03-07-2008, 12:05 PM
Funny. Says the exact same thing on Worley's site too. I think he's just losing it...

akademus
03-07-2008, 12:10 PM
I tried everything. It just wont work.
Maybe with 10 but this is simply not possible to achieve in LW 9.x.

Hope someone else will have more luck...

beverins
03-07-2008, 12:37 PM
I hear Blender does this via manually-typed in CLI script printed in a newsletter.

Blender has ALL the cool features! :devil:

Iain
03-07-2008, 01:03 PM
I tried everything. It just wont work.




Your purple dongle?
It's old age. You need a fluffer, mate.:hey:

allabulle
03-07-2008, 01:06 PM
Please, it's ok to desagree, but please try to respect others opinions. I'm sick of it, really. And I am right if you read me well.

parm
03-07-2008, 01:08 PM
Maybe with 10 but this is simply not possible to achieve in LW 9.x.

Oh. I think it is.

RollerJesus
03-07-2008, 01:08 PM
reference image?

hrgiger
03-07-2008, 01:19 PM
Ok, I'm pretty good at Math. Lightwave wasn't able to do this on it's own, so I had to write a plug-in to do it but check it out....Mr. Worley better watch his p's and q's cuz I'm about to put him in the soup kitchen.

DragonFist
03-07-2008, 01:33 PM
All due respect hrgiger, but that's not a perfect square. It's not even a circle for crying out load. It's a sphere! Anyone can do a sphere. I could do that in notepad - without any stinking plugins.

I don't mean to come down on your hard work but you haven't even gotten to the color part and it already sucks.

What you need to do is take at least a year off from posting anything and thoroughly study geometric anatomy. Once you're certain that Divinci himself would approve the perfectness of your square, you may consider posting WIPs again.

caccipergolo
03-07-2008, 01:43 PM
man you forgot : it has no textures!

hrgiger
03-07-2008, 01:43 PM
Pretty harsh. But I wasn't attempting to make a square. It's a human generator. And that's a perfect head.

caccipergolo
03-07-2008, 01:47 PM
Pretty harsh. But I wasn't attempting to make a square. It's a human generator. And that's a perfect head.

here in italy are 9.40 pm, and i'm at home on a dial up connection.
But these days this place is full of fun

(hey relly good expression on that head, i can see your study of davinci work
has paid out!!)

DragonFist
03-07-2008, 02:08 PM
Pretty harsh. But I wasn't attempting to make a square. It's a human generator. And that's a perfect head.
Oh well, good. Make that human anatomy instead of geometric anatomy. :D

(P.S. felt kind of good to play that one side of things off in jest. Cathartic.)

*Pete*
03-07-2008, 02:10 PM
How could i miss this thread?..thats the most beatifull pink i seen, no matter what application its made in.

can we see it in wireframe mode also?

dennis1234
03-07-2008, 02:21 PM
I tried to replicate it in notepad but this is all I get?

>>Purple<< WTF?

nomad108
03-07-2008, 03:59 PM
OK, I don't stand a chance of making a purple square. I can't even connect two points and make a line! (It comes out looking like a corkscrew. :thumbsdow ) But I have come up with a work-around for the purple lens cap! I just load up the pink lens cap and adjust my monitor! :thumbsup:

Dirk
03-07-2008, 04:29 PM
I just load up the pink lens cap and adjust my monitor! :thumbsup:

Whoooot??? We have a pink lens cap? Damn, I missed that feature...

nomad108
03-07-2008, 07:04 PM
The pink lens cap was a custom plug-in that I bought from some guy named Beelze-something. (Can't remember. I think the last part sounded like Bob, maybe.) It only cost the souls of my wife and children. Thankfully, he didn't ask for the RAM from my laptop or some other outlandishly extreme price! :D

TripD
03-07-2008, 07:17 PM
I struggled for hours trying to get a good UV map for the square...
Arghghghgh!!!!!!!

Is there a method or plugin that can unwrap a square?

Andrewstopheles
03-07-2008, 08:33 PM
I really hope the dev team is going to be able to include the purple square as a preset in the upcoming 9.5 release. If not, it's a deal breaker for me.
Any chance of a purple hair plugin?

FBGB
03-07-2008, 10:05 PM
you can't do stuff like that till Layout and Modeler get joined

papou
03-07-2008, 10:59 PM
unbelievable works here! please post more pict.
i just can't wait to get lw9.5 too.
Damned insider betatesters....

bluerider
03-07-2008, 11:28 PM
Well I thought only a Ninja Lightwave Guru types could even attempt such geometric complexity regardless of 3D app preference when attempting purple thingies.

I decided that rather than even attempt such rigors and mind bending efforts regarding "project purple square" in lightWave, I thought that I had better do some preparatory sketches.

Little did I know that embarking on something as mystical and spooky as a purple square, that weird purple things may manifests themselves . Anyway its a friday nite "n" all, i plucked up some Dutch courage with a few beverages first and watched a few episodes of "Sapphire and Steel" and youtube.

When i started to draw the square my lines went all wigglely higgledy and definately piggalty, thunder rumbled in the sky, I'm pretty sure it wasn't my tummy. Then weird hands and stuff started to manifest themselves from the end of my purple pencil as I wiggled it frantically.

So I've decided to leave it unfinished. I think maybe its a an X-Files case, or perhaps a Sapphire and Steel assignment.

Speedmonk42
03-08-2008, 12:36 AM
How did he get such even lighting....

It seems impossible.

Can the people in the beta program do it?

http://www.mcdonaldgallery.com/sitebuilder/images/dark_purple_square-549x509.jpg

Wrap
03-08-2008, 01:49 AM
Heh. I have a purple dongle. True. It has a shiny end and fits snugly in the slot.


And so on...

I have a purple dongle too, I tried to model it using small plasticine squares but it just gunked up my usb port.

mav3rick
03-08-2008, 04:15 AM
ah yes when talking on dongles... why are they purple?
huh .... i would prefer black if i can ... this way i feel like softboy

Twisted_Pixel
03-08-2008, 04:38 AM
I decided that rather than even attempt such rigors and mind bending efforts regarding "project purple square" in lightWave, I thought that I had better do some preparatory sketches.


Wow, that is impressive. Have downloaded it so I can use it as my desktop image, as inspiration for my attempts at purple squares.

As always, the work here is awe-inspiring.

Andy Webb
03-08-2008, 05:03 AM
It was recently discovered that Michelangelo tried to do purple squares but even he failed miserably :D

cresshead
03-08-2008, 05:15 AM
can 9.5 do this?

http://www.7secondsoflove.com/soupy_george/

:D

Andy Webb
03-08-2008, 05:17 AM
Of the old masters I think Leonardo Da Vinci got the closest :D

Andy Webb
03-08-2008, 05:30 AM
Using the latest state of the art computer equipment, a friend of mine has managed to get this.....

bluerider
03-08-2008, 06:40 AM
can 9.5 do this?

http://www.7secondsoflove.com/soupy_george/

:D

Cool link, my kids didn't like it, thought the cat was creepy.

wacom
03-08-2008, 02:01 PM
I wonder if 9.5 will be able to create this?

It took me 16 hours to do it in XSI.

Maybe, but it would require you to avoid any "RTFM" type of logic and just f around with things.

Speedmonk42
03-08-2008, 11:08 PM
Using the latest state of the art computer equipment, a friend of mine has managed to get this.....

I have a commodore pet.

No built in tape drive though.

You better not be making fun of that.

Thems fighten words

Wrap
03-09-2008, 01:32 AM
can 9.5 do this?

http://www.7secondsoflove.com/soupy_george/

:D


Oh God I hope so. LMAO

Andy Webb
03-09-2008, 06:26 AM
I have a commodore pet.

No built in tape drive though.

You better not be making fun of that.

Thems fighten words

My first machine was the original IBM desktop, I think it was pre 286, but it did have 4 colour graphics :D

animotion
03-09-2008, 07:37 PM
Yu guys are sew Smart.. Iam always gellous ovf yer work.
Thank you, I am geeting closer and clozer to my Purple square.

animotion
03-09-2008, 07:41 PM
Thank you guys I need to smile a while after what happened to our family this week.
Thanks,

Animotion

DiedonD
03-10-2008, 08:27 AM
Thank you guys I need to smile a while after what happened to our family this week.
Thanks,

Animotion

Ok.... What happened to your family this week? Are they ok?

animotion
03-10-2008, 10:12 AM
No.

I lost my dad and brother.

Iain
03-10-2008, 10:22 AM
Very sorry to hear that.

Hope your family is bearing up.

akademus
03-10-2008, 10:25 AM
We share your pain with hopes to be more bearable. I'm very sorry...

Wrap
03-10-2008, 10:31 AM
My heart goes out to you and your family.

animotion
03-10-2008, 11:22 AM
Thank You.

harlan
03-10-2008, 11:36 AM
very sorry to hear that, animotion.

DragonFist
03-10-2008, 11:41 AM
Yeah, my sympathies. I lost my Dad a couple of years ago and it wasn't easy. My wishes that their spirits are happy and doing well.

Pavlov
03-10-2008, 01:41 PM
Animotion, i wish you brighter days soon.

Paolo

spigolo
03-10-2008, 05:02 PM
I'm with you..all the best

Darth Mole
03-10-2008, 05:11 PM
Is it rude to ask how? Both in the same week? Accident, illness?

Man I don't know how I'd possibly cope. If this silly nonsense has helped to cheer you up, then we should keep it going...

TripD
03-10-2008, 05:26 PM
I'm so sorry to hear that. Hopefully you are staying close to your loved ones during this time. Hang in there Animotion.

DiedonD
03-11-2008, 02:31 AM
No.

I lost my dad and brother.

Oh, Im so sorry to hear that! My condolences for you and your family. Both?! My God, what happened? Sounds like a horrible accident.

Hang in there Animotion. You need anything let us know ok? And please dont hesitate to PM me if you need someone to talk to.

joeldberry
03-15-2008, 10:36 PM
No.

I lost my dad and brother.

Sorry to hear that. You have our prayers and sympathy.

joeldberry
03-15-2008, 10:39 PM
Well, the programmers at Newtek need to get off their collective rear-ends and give us Lightwavers some new technology!

Look at what they are doing with Truespace 7.6 over at Caligari!!!!

They are WAY beyond purple squares!

C'mon, Newtek!!!

Verlon
03-15-2008, 11:01 PM
Well, the programmers at Newtek need to get off their collective rear-ends and give us Lightwavers some new technology!

Look at what they are doing with Truespace 7.6 over at Caligari!!!!

They are WAY beyond purple squares!

C'mon, Newtek!!!

Nah Joel, that image was photoshopped. TS can only do spheres in primary colors. There was a big discussion a while back whether that was RYB or CMY or (an small minority) RGB.

I think the debate rages on to this day.

Hopper
03-15-2008, 11:11 PM
My first machine was the original IBM desktop, I think it was pre 286, but it did have 4 colour graphics :D
Ahhhh the good ol' IBM 8088 - 4.77 Mhz PC. Mine was monochrome. I think my toaster is faster than that now.

Verlon
03-15-2008, 11:27 PM
Sheesh, I think my abacus is faster than that now. Certainly, it had more colors to display.

nomad108
03-16-2008, 12:02 AM
I used to DREAM of having an 8088! Started out with a Vic 20 and was thrilled to have so much power!

joeldberry
03-16-2008, 12:02 AM
Nah Joel, that image was photoshopped. TS can only do spheres in primary colors. There was a big discussion a while back whether that was RYB or CMY or (an small minority) RGB.

I think the debate rages on to this day.

No, no, no. That discussion was on 7.5.

THIS is 7.6, the next version that hasn't even been released yet!!!

joeldberry
03-16-2008, 12:04 AM
I used to DREAM of having an 8088! Started out with a Vic 20 and was thrilled to have so much power!

Ah, yes. The 4K VIC-20, of which 2.5K was user-accessible. I remember writing one of those text adventure games and running out memory. You could go one step in any direction and then you'd see:

OUT OF MEMORY??

Those were the good old days...

Chilton
03-16-2008, 12:09 AM
The VIC-20... I made this little ASCII dude do jumping jacks. Then I made the window flash different colors. Then I'd play Chopper Command (was that it?) and wonder how many bazillions of lines of BASIC they had to write to make that game. I did not know of this assembly language stuff back then...

-Chilton

joeldberry
03-16-2008, 12:28 AM
The VIC-20... I made this little ASCII dude do jumping jacks. Then I made the window flash different colors. Then I'd play Chopper Command (was that it?) and wonder how many bazillions of lines of BASIC they had to write to make that game. I did not know of this assembly language stuff back then...

-Chilton

Back when retailers used to carry the Commodore VIC-20 and C-64 series and have them lined up on a shelf down an isle, I would go to each one and PEEK and POKE all kinds of stuff into them to mess with the display, cursor, etc. Too much fun to resist... PEEK and POKE...

Remember the Datasette? You had to load your games (and ahem, business, programs) into memory from a cassette? And since it took 20 or 30 minutes to load, you'd go away, and then come back and find a load error on the screen?!

Oh, the memories!!!

DragonFist
03-16-2008, 12:59 AM
Yep, play Castle Wolfenstein that way. Was so happy when I got the C=64 and the mindblowingly fast 5.25 floppy diskdrive that could hold 512 kb. Whoa!

I have no idea how many hours of sleep I lost to Ultima 4.

joeldberry
03-16-2008, 03:49 AM
I have no idea how many hours of sleep I lost to Ultima 4.

For Mac OS X and Ultima III fans...
http://www.lairware.com/ultima3/

It's JUST like being back in the 80's...