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    Thanks! I have the parts for my new computer and...

    Thanks! I have the parts for my new computer and am going to build it probably over the weekend. :evilgrin: I need that geforce 770!
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    Nice! Great lightning and composition! Starbugs!...

    Nice! Great lightning and composition! Starbugs! ;) Great piece of art.
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    Yea I have the same errors. :( Thanks!

    Yea I have the same errors. :( Thanks!
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    @VickyM72 Sure if you want me to, I'd love to...

    @VickyM72 Sure if you want me to, I'd love to animate it. :P How well I could would be the question. :D Im going to see what kind of explosions I can do in cycles. Muahahahahaha!
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    Ah Im on 2.71 that may be it. Remaking this...

    Ah Im on 2.71 that may be it.

    Remaking this oldie (See I made that head for a reason ;))-

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    Yafaray wont let me use the new versions. :( Is...

    Yafaray wont let me use the new versions. :( Is there an updated yafa I should know about?
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    Great pic! You nailed the lighting for that at...

    Great pic! You nailed the lighting for that at least imo. How long is are the render times? To long to do an animation? :eyebrowlift:
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    Thanks Vicky! Yea I have seen that movie one too...

    Thanks Vicky! Yea I have seen that movie one too many times. :yes: I have the bounces turned down to bare minimum for the glass, and not much in the scene. But going from a cpu to a 770 nvidia...
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    I dont think you technically have to mention who...

    I dont think you technically have to mention who did the concept art it is just nice. :p

    Great work! I really like the color scheme. Only thing that subtracts from it is the orange, the...
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    Nice! How would the top two drop though? Now do a...

    Nice! How would the top two drop though? Now do a vid of it dropping them and render the smoke/explosion sim in cycles.... :no: It would render in a couple years...
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    I assume that means you do :yes:

    I assume that means you do :yes:
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    I wanna see da nukes! :ba:

    I wanna see da nukes! :ba:
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    Lol The US upgraded our airforce I see... The...

    Lol The US upgraded our airforce I see... The rain of death! I like it... Is the bottom hole/port a nuke bay? (Atomic Wing) or is it run on a plutonium/uranium reactor?
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    Railgun- 321324 Anyone know why the forum...

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    Anyone know why the forum resizer is so bad? It makes small images look like crap, and larger ones too. :P
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    Super rough material test to get a feel for...

    Super rough material test to get a feel for colors/glossiness. The reflection/shine is overboard so now just to tinker with my node groups. I can't take not having a real time viewport update now...
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    How do you like substance painter? I saw it on...

    How do you like substance painter? I saw it on steam for a beta phase purchase and it looks pretty good...
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    Lego minifig rough model- 321248

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    Alright so I have officially had enough of my...

    Alright so I have officially had enough of my render times in cycles. :mad: Take this scene for instance-

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    This took 45 minutes (It is dead simple)! to render and is still quite noisy. My...
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    Nice! I like the orange dome better I think.

    Nice! I like the orange dome better I think.
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    I will. I think his work is amazing.

    I will. I think his work is amazing.
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    Trying to follow Xrg's tut and failing...

    Trying to follow Xrg's tut and failing miserably,....

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    Also after all this work blender decided to crash, and me being the forgetful person I am did not save the image! Thus this is the...
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    Alright Sgt. Sniper Vicky keep up the good work.

    Alright Sgt. Sniper Vicky keep up the good work.
  29. In your opinion what is the best GPU for cycles for under 600$

    It looks like on the benchmark spread sheet that a geforce GTX 680 is the third fastest and only 580ish. Anyone have a better one? I really need gpu rendering (at the moment my cpu renders that...
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    Yea, Ctr+B is easier but I like to be able to...

    Yea, Ctr+B is easier but I like to be able to tweak it later.
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    I use the bevel modifier insanely.... ;) Nice...

    I use the bevel modifier insanely.... ;) Nice technique! Id like to see more hard surface from ya!
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    Hard surface modeling WIP- 320296 320297 ...

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    Still looks great guys! Meticulous detail to...

    Still looks great guys! Meticulous detail to texturing really pays off.
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    Great work as always Vicky! I really like the...

    Great work as always Vicky! I really like the mechanical logo. You should do more hard surface like that.
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    Awesome to see this thread still going and this...

    Awesome to see this thread still going and this feature still in 2.71.

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    Return of the Phoenix! Muahahahah! It's been far...

    Return of the Phoenix! Muahahahah! It's been far far too long... Looking forward to getting back into the community. I walk away for a few months and blender is at 2.71. Whew! With baking and...
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    Yep. I think my angles are a bit messed up though.

    Yep. I think my angles are a bit messed up though.
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    New WIP Orthographic- 290643

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    lol I did the ship to it's the thumbnail of my...

    lol I did the ship to it's the thumbnail of my sketch book- http://blenderartists.org/forum/showthread.php?293964-Phoenix-Smith-s-Sketch-Book
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    Updated, there are some perspective issues :P

    Updated, there are some perspective issues :P
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    Very nice work! I look forward to seeing more of...

    Very nice work! I look forward to seeing more of your sculpts with dyntopo! ;)
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    All UV image editor. :) WIP-

    All UV image editor. :) WIP-
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    Still awesome!

    Still awesome!
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    This project is amazing! Keep at it guys!

    This project is amazing! Keep at it guys!
  45. Nice work man! This is looking really promising...

    Nice work man! This is looking really promising as a game and a showcase of the BGE!
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    Thread's still full of gorgeous stuff... I will...

    Thread's still full of gorgeous stuff... I will have to start contributing again... ;) As far as the whole Cycles debacle, I love it, but my computer does it so slowly... BI is just so much faster.
  47. How realistic would you need it to be? I may be...

    How realistic would you need it to be? I may be interested. Basically modeling, unwrapping and rendering. So the whole thing?
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    Thanks! I learned everything I know about...

    Thanks! I learned everything I know about hard-surface sculpting from your tutorials. ;) Facepalming at suzzane? Why? Those were my first tests with Yafaray...
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    Darn! Your work just keeps gettin better. ;)

    Darn! Your work just keeps gettin better. ;)
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    1 million in game currency? :P

    1 million in game currency? :P
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    ? Wait they are/have removed edge rendering?! It...

    ? Wait they are/have removed edge rendering?! It was so much faster than freestyle! :( Well it is fun to look back over the thread anyways. ;)
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    [SOLVED] Hello, I have good experience with tracking in...

    Hello,

    I have good experience with tracking in blender and would be interested in helping you out. PM sent.
  54. I have done it multiple times as well. ;)

    I have done it multiple times as well. ;)
  55. When you make an error while writing on paper you...

    When you make an error while writing on paper you look for the undo key.
  56. Wowza! That is awesome work Craig! The eye is my...

    Wowza! That is awesome work Craig! The eye is my favorite part.
  57. Get your mind out of the gutter! ;) Nice...

    Get your mind out of the gutter! ;) Nice paintings by the way. :)
  58. When you admire SSS and caustics on real world...

    When you admire SSS and caustics on real world objects.
  59. When you see an object in real life and imagine...

    When you see an object in real life and imagine it in wireframe.

    When you instantly scan a room for good tracking points, and get giddy when you find them. ;)
  60. Blender Squad for Planetside 2 (Terran Republic, Connery)

    Any blender heads want to make a squad of blenderers in PS2? :p

    If you don't have the game it can be downloaded through here-...
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    Nice stuff! The force field tests are cool as is...

    Nice stuff! The force field tests are cool as is the ice shader. Keep up the good work. ;)
  62. Congrats on the Blender Guru post! ;) I really...

    Congrats on the Blender Guru post! ;) I really wish the uv image editor had a layer system right now, but using transparent alpha 3d image-planes almost compensates for that. :)

    (Also for anyone...
  63. I got a wacom intuos 5 pro! ;) It is super...

    I got a wacom intuos 5 pro! ;) It is super helpful for sculpting, but also blend-painting. :) First test-

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  64. Thread: Flower

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    Good! I actual reported the image and asked why...

    Good! I actual reported the image and asked why it was not featured! ;)
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    I am confused by your post. ;) What exactly would...

    I am confused by your post. ;) What exactly would we be working on? I would be interested but it seems a tad confusing.
  66. That stinks... :(

    That stinks... :(
  67. Anyone want to play some Planetside 2? Download link plus free starter pack below!

    Planet Side 2 is a huge free to play FPS.The three factions war for the planet Auraxis and each has particular weaponry and vehicles. By following the link below you can download it, but also you get...
  68. Thread: Flower

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    TOP ROW! Great art. :)

    TOP ROW! Great art. :)
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    Seriously? You all think a concept artist cares...

    Seriously? You all think a concept artist cares if one tiny 3D artist uses his work to along with many other images to make a model. I mean most 3D pieces will not look just like the concept, and if...
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    "Currently, it is free to use, but there are...

    "Currently, it is free to use, but there are plans to make it commercial in the future, after it is fully developed. It will however always have some free versions, and active betatesters will get...
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    Yes... It is enjoyable laughing over previous...

    Yes... It is enjoyable laughing over previous works... ;)
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    Thanks man! ;) I realized that most of the other...

    Thanks man! ;) I realized that most of the other sketch-books have some kind of "theme". Mine is basically completely random, depending on whatever has caught my eye. :)
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    Baking done! (mostly) Still have a lot more color...

    Baking done! (mostly) Still have a lot more color texture work to do, but bump and AO are done. Render in BI for now.

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    Very well done! Just a few crits. Mainly the...

    Very well done! Just a few crits. Mainly the color and texture of the skin and eyes...

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    Thats darn cool! Nice concept art! ;)

    Thats darn cool! Nice concept art! ;)
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    Guys hold on. Using concept art as a reference...

    Guys hold on. Using concept art as a reference and not mentioning the artist is legal. You are not stealing their work. You are making a 3D model. It is kind to mention where you got concept art, but...
  77. [SOLVED] Sorry if that sounded harsh. There have been some...

    Sorry if that sounded harsh. There have been some "volunteered work threads". Apologies if needed. ;)
  78. [SOLVED] Why was this under paid work? This should have...

    Why was this under paid work? This should have been in the volunteer work section if no one gets paid.
  79. Good stuff! Nice texturing! ;)

    Good stuff! Nice texturing! ;)
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    Why would you post this then? That is ridiculous.

    Why would you post this then? That is ridiculous.
  81. Nice! I think combining 2D and 3D like that is...

    Nice! I think combining 2D and 3D like that is awesome. Almost a layer system... :)
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    Retopo done for Piranha man. ;) Mutires sculpting...

    Retopo done for Piranha man. ;) Mutires sculpting (testing ray-pump)-

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  83. Quick test on using motion blur and custom bolt...

    Quick test on using motion blur and custom bolt brush. I used the filter<shadow<-.2. The negative value makes it bump out (or in I forget).

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  84. Thread: Robot WIP

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    The thread is not dead! I a made a small amount...

    The thread is not dead! I a made a small amount of progress on a head piece but I am, a bit stuck. :)
  85. @Sanctuary Good stuff! I need a tablet as well....

    @Sanctuary Good stuff! I need a tablet as well. ;) The smear brush is one of favorites since you can get nice soft shading. Try using smooth stroke (if you already haven't)

    @Craig Jones I hope...
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    Awesome idea! I started a community sketchbook,...

    Awesome idea! I started a community sketchbook, if anyone would like to contribute visit it here-
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  87. Blend-Paint Gallery of Paintings in the Blender UV Image Editor (Add your tests!)

    First off let me say that I am not the one who came up with this technique. Craig Jones has a thread here- http://blenderartists.org/forum/showthread.php?291907-Craig-s-2d-painting-in-Blender which...
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    1 Hour + Dyntopo +30 minutes and vertex paint =

    1 Hour + Dyntopo +30 minutes and vertex paint =
  89. Very nice! I think this is a great idea. Even...

    Very nice! I think this is a great idea. Even though it is a simple enough task this speeds up work. ;)
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    Active WIP thread for a mech I am working on-...

    Active WIP thread for a mech I am working on- http://blenderartists.org/forum/showthread.php?317573-Robot-WIP
  91. Thread: Robot WIP

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    Test renders in Yafa, excuse the image quality,...

    Test renders in Yafa, excuse the image quality, the forum resizer killed them. :P

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  92. Thread: Robot WIP

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    Update: Most of the legs are done now and some of...

    Update: Most of the legs are done now and some of the frontal torso. My plan is to finish the bot at this level of detail and then come back in with some hard surface sculpting, retopo and extra...
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    PM sent as well.

    PM sent as well.
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  95. Thread: Robot WIP

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    Thanks, I consider myself a pretty fast modeler....

    Thanks, I consider myself a pretty fast modeler. ;) That is an amazing mech! I can not imagine how many pieces would go into that.
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    Retopo was finished last night! ;) 270624 ...

    Retopo was finished last night! ;)

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    Hardsurface sculpt. I know some of the lines are...

    Hardsurface sculpt. I know some of the lines are a little shaky, but what are you going to do with a mouse? ;) Retopo is done, I just need to render it.

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    Small update on the legs. I started the thigh...

    Small update on the legs. I started the thigh pieces last night, but they are not looking perfect yet. They make the feet look small.

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    Thanks for the comments guys! @NRK- The very...

    Thanks for the comments guys!

    @NRK- The very top pieces are supposed to be kneecaps of sorts, but it may be a bit hard to tell without thigh pieces. :) Also trying to cover as much space as...
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    Hard-Surface Sculpt. Started retopo and about 50%...

    Hard-Surface Sculpt. Started retopo and about 50% done, but still have a way to go.

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