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    StoryBoarder hits it out of the park!

    I decided to start work on a new narrative game, because I have a few stories in my head which I really want to get out in the world.

    So what I like to do first is build quick storyboards of...
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    Read carefully this page:...

    Read carefully this page: http://www.micromouse.ca/pricing.html#OnlineStore

    An Accutrans license is a perpetual LIFETIME license for consumers, which costs CAD $20 (which equals ~$14.50 US or...
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    That's too easy an attitude, in my opinion. Other...

    That's too easy an attitude, in my opinion. Other 3d software works with Intel chipsets, even if performance is less than stellar. Maya, Blender, C4D, etc. all work on Intel chips.

    Is it too much...
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    Retro is the new hip!

    Retro is the new hip!
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    Accutrans 2020 released

    Accutrans 2020 just got released, and it supports the new updated LWO format now!

    Accutrans has always been my "to-go" app to convert LightWave objects to other apps, and to convert other object...
  6. Thread: Unreal 5 !

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    Oh, definitely true. I foresee real-time CG...

    Oh, definitely true. I foresee real-time CG generated TV hosts and other live CG generated shows happening. Augmented faces, clothing, wearables, and so on.

    The next step will be to figure out a...
  7. Thread: Unreal 5 !

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    Someone decided to replicate the same look and...

    Someone decided to replicate the same look and feel in Eevee. I agree that (semi)real-time GPU rendering won't replace full CPU/GPU GI rendering engines for all work, but in a few years time I expect...
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    In that case: the client gets what he paid for!...

    In that case: the client gets what he paid for! :-)

    Good job nonetheless. I worked for archives and museums in the past, and did some 3d scanning, and that is why I am a bit detail oriented.

    I...
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    Looks pretty good. It is a good attempt from...

    Looks pretty good. It is a good attempt from eye-balling it, but I am unsure if it does justice to the original reference.

    How important is it that this 3d model looks identical to the original?...
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    ...or use a remesher! :D ...

    ...or use a remesher! :D

    https://forums.newtek.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=147841&d=1589579459

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    I would have to respectfully disagree. Grid...

    I would have to respectfully disagree. Grid fill's geometry yields arguably a better result with this shape.

    PS grid fill works mostly okay with that more complex shape - one small kink needed to...
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    Switching apps can fool the brain! :-) PS I...

    Switching apps can fool the brain! :-)

    PS I made a mistake in my earlier post - faces should be deleted, edges bridged.

    Incidentally, a Grid Fill command would make this a faster operation (if...
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    Dissolve faces, select rows of opposing edges,...

    Dissolve faces, select rows of opposing edges, then use the bridge command?
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    Indeed. You and I live in a universe with fast...

    Indeed. You and I live in a universe with fast optimized render engines and GPU rendering.
  15. This made me laugh out loud! (In a good way!). ...

    This made me laugh out loud! (In a good way!).

    While it certainly is cool that weight maps are supported to affect the positioning, I would hesitate to call this "kerning".

    Anyway, congrats on...
  16. Thread: Lightwave 2020

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    Arguably only if you use Lightwave's render...

    Arguably only if you use Lightwave's render engine.

    At the very least it should have been a point upgrade.

    PS I clicked on the Tone Mapping link, only to be forwarded to a 404 page....
  17. Thread: Lightwave 2020

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    I have a feeling the number of experienced...

    I have a feeling the number of experienced LightWave users accessible to the LW team for their beta testing pool is dwindling each year. And they are probably not investing any money anymore in...
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    I am unsure the developers can be blamed: if this...

    I am unsure the developers can be blamed: if this feature wasn't thoroughly tested by an experienced modeler, how are they to know something is missing?

    The problem now is that with untested...
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    Alternatively install OD_CopyPasteExternal in...

    Alternatively install OD_CopyPasteExternal in LightWave and Blender, and use Blender's excellent sculpting tools. The 2.83 beta version features the really nice cloth brush.

    Blender's sculpting...
  20. Individual kerning is an absolute must, no way...

    Individual kerning is an absolute must, no way around that. It is simply impossible to create good looking text without it.
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    Application B does it correct as well. Tim is...

    Application B does it correct as well. Tim is correct: just needs to act along the normals.


    https://forums.newtek.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=147439&d=1587833187
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  22. Actually, I have been thinking about looking into...

    Actually, I have been thinking about looking into Blender's text tool code, and improve it. But there are so many other things I want to do and code. And then there's work taking up time as well.
    ...
  23. I apologize: I really did not take all of this...

    I apologize: I really did not take all of this too seriously. It's a good plugin for Lightwave if the user needs better text options. My comment about the pricing was out of order, and written in a...
  24. No, much too limited. And what is up with that...

    No, much too limited. And what is up with that primitive GUI? Use a proper text editor for larger texts (Blender).

    Text should be directly editable in the viewport (Blender). Important adjustments...
  25. I'll play a bit. One of my pet peeves in...

    I'll play a bit.

    One of my pet peeves in Lightwave are the incredibly poor text tools. The absolute worst of any 3d tool. What I would like to see in the ultimate text tool:

    - completely...
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