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    I believe I've told this story before...but I'm...

    I believe I've told this story before...but I'm going to tell it again.

    Many years ago, I was at work and a DJ who was filling in at our venue saw the graphics I had done and asked me, "how much...
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    Not the worst idea. With Big companies already...

    Not the worst idea. With Big companies already setting precedent with 30% commission rates on sales, a shop of virtual sets, transitions, objects for people who want to make their own transitions but...
  3. Well, in reply to the OP's question about what LW...

    Well, in reply to the OP's question about what LW has been missing to put it on top...

    I would guess part of it is ability/depth of scripting. Maya has always allowed big fx houses to write...
  4. With respect, I don't think this will work for...

    With respect, I don't think this will work for LW. I believe schools want to teach students software most likely to get them jobs, and to that end they will teach the prevalent software, i.e. Maya....
  5. I'm certainly no expert but in my limited past...

    I'm certainly no expert but in my limited past experience PC's prefer to have matching sticks of RAM in the paired slots. I'd wait until I had two matching sticks of RAM before attempting to upgrade....
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    I still use Win 7 on my desktop. ( I also have...

    I still use Win 7 on my desktop. ( I also have one laptop that is using Win10 and another laptop that has linux installed.)

    Win 7 was the last version that did what an OS was supposed to do......
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    heh, "3D arsenal" 148842 man, I'm old

    heh, "3D arsenal"
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    man, I'm old
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    I used to use the LW Text tool for simple things,...

    I used to use the LW Text tool for simple things, but later developed the habit of doing all my text in Illustrator and saving out as EPS to use in LW.
    Just found the text tools in Illustrator to be...
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    I think you are correct Steve. I think I also...

    I think you are correct Steve.

    I think I also remember reading that they were using an unofficial product called "The Screamer" that was supposed to accelerate rendering. I remember asking about...
  10. Didn't he make "The Passenger" with LW 9? It's...

    Didn't he make "The Passenger" with LW 9? It's been a while but I remember being very impressed and even more so when I read that he hadn't even used the latest version of LW at the time. Just...
  11. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AkjTGCrLvAU

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AkjTGCrLvAU
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    I remember several years ago complaining that the...

    I remember several years ago complaining that the Publicity team wasn't making statements in the forums or frequently in news letters. The response was that they believed that Facebook posts would...
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    The model name might be in Japanese. The texture...

    The model name might be in Japanese.
    The texture names might be in Japanese.
    Model part names might be in Japanese.

    The good news is you can rename almost anything. You will probably just have...
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    Do you need alpha channels? Are you making...

    Do you need alpha channels?

    Are you making finished standalone animations? Most likely not (although I would wager if I said absolutely not someone here would find a situation where you would.)
    ...
  15. I always felt like that unit was "lip service",...

    I always felt like that unit was "lip service", or a hollow gesture to the pro market. On the other hand the MacPro prior to that I always did (and still do) respect the design of. And part of that...
  16. It doesn't have to be for the bosses. If someone...

    It doesn't have to be for the bosses. If someone is running a Post facility and billing out hours for editing room or recording rooms, it can be "eye candy" to lure in potential clients. But yes,...
  17. As true today as it was 15 years ago.

    As true today as it was 15 years ago.
  18. I think what you are remembering was the...

    I think what you are remembering was the difference in Celeron and Pentium chips resulted in different handling of floating point computations that would result in a flicker of renders when...
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    Reminds me of "The Ref" ...

    Reminds me of "The Ref"

    https://morbidgeekosity.files.wordpress.com/2017/12/wp-1512261223501.jpeg
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    Again, my info is outdated, but I will volunteer...

    Again, my info is outdated, but I will volunteer what I understand of workstation cards.

    They will enhance your viewing of a model and your ability to tumble or spin a large poly model. They will...
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    I am not familiar with the current differences...

    I am not familiar with the current differences with the AMD and NVidia cards. So, the information I offer is probably outdated.

    NVidia, for almost 15 years now, has made a clear delineation...
  22. FWIW, I have ALWAYS had issues with holes not...

    FWIW, I have ALWAYS had issues with holes not being auto-drilled with the EPS loader. The most important thing with the EPS was saving it as the version 8. After version 8 Adobe was putting in...
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    Can you attach the packaged scene?

    Can you attach the packaged scene?
  24. Thread: New mac pro

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    I have been very anti-mac for years. I have...

    I have been very anti-mac for years. I have disliked what I perceived as a dismissal (disrespect) of professional users in favor of casual users.

    I have certain reservations about the new Mac Pro,...
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    Many times your contact person isn't an actual...

    Many times your contact person isn't an actual graphics person. I used to do logo work for conventions and would often get graphics formatted and sized for print work.
    Once I asked for a logo as EPS...
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