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    So far I am happy with them. I finished Volume 1...

    So far I am happy with them. I finished Volume 1 today excluding Chapter 8 which is the BGE, I'll come back to that.
    Most of it was known information for me but I did pick up a few tips and some...
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    and away we go.... 322295

    and away we go....
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    Picked up the CG Masters: Master It series...

    Picked up the CG Masters: Master It series yesterday.
    While the bowling pin was not really a focus point (not yet anyway) I started playing in BI with it while I listened to the video. I'll be...
  4. Thread: Building

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    Your lighting is off. Your sun lamp appears to be...

    Your lighting is off. Your sun lamp appears to be to the front and left of your building yet the shadow being cast on the background image is opposite that. I would also see about getting a nice HDRI...
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    I plan to expand the heck out of this list. What...

    I plan to expand the heck out of this list. What is here is mostly what I had already used in other projects.
    As for the shader you pointed out, it is from a tutorial on CGC and does indeed makes...
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    and some metal shaders 320840

    and some metal shaders
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    Thanks Harley.

    Thanks Harley.
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    Can I borrow your duck then? lol I thought about...

    Can I borrow your duck then? lol
    I thought about making my own or using a Suzanne but I liked this one well enough so I went with it.
    Did not want to distract myself making something when I was...
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    Hey, thanks for stopping by. After working...

    Hey, thanks for stopping by.



    After working through the first two Shader Forge installments on CGC I decided I wanted a master materials blend file. I looked around for the best way to do this...
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    It needs a duck!

    It needs a duck!
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    Beautiful work Doris.

    Beautiful work Doris.
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    Thank you for your kind words. :) Welcome to the...

    Thank you for your kind words. :) Welcome to the forums.


    Thanks Vicky.

    So here is this years render for my eldest.
    Balloons are probably a bit childish for a 22 year old but it is what I had...
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    Thanks Harley, I think I want to go back and...

    Thanks Harley, I think I want to go back and spend some time on the materials rather than just rehashing ones I already had made like I did. I was quite happy with the glass, glad you like it. As for...
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    Just be careful with Maxwell as they are slow(er)...

    Just be careful with Maxwell as they are slow(er) with 2.7+ for now.
  15. Just finished them. Having not even known the...

    Just finished them. Having not even known the tools existed I feel confident I could use them now.

    Great work, looking forward to more from you.
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    My results of Chris Huhn's CGC tutorial on hatch...

    My results of Chris Huhn's CGC tutorial on hatch modeling and rigging.
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    The animation for it is here:

    http://vid156.photobucket.com/albums/t40/zanne042/HIS/0062-0175.mp4
  17. Thread: Bulldozer

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    Looks like it would be right at home on The...

    Looks like it would be right at home on The Planet of Robotic Slaves (Bill the Galactic Hero). :yes:
    Very nice work indeed!
  18. Have you tried putting the grass in a separate...

    Have you tried putting the grass in a separate scene then compositing the two back together at the end of the render?
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    Short answer.... sort of. Long answer.... not...

    Short answer.... sort of.

    Long answer.... not so much.

    For some reason one GPU always ends up way under clocked if I run three instances.*

    GPU 1) 92% average load Core Clock 405 Mhz 08:01.02...
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    I have not even tried 2.71, was just curious....

    I have not even tried 2.71, was just curious. I'll stick with the .5 build of 2.7 for now.
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    It is a 750 if I recall correctly, maybe a 700...

    It is a 750 if I recall correctly, maybe a 700 but no less than that.


    While I'm here, anyone rendering with the 750 ti in 2.71?
  22. Thread: BI Bath

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    Looking good. Digging the tile.

    Looking good. Digging the tile.
  23. Thread: Tree House

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    See, this is why other people can't win nice...

    See, this is why other people can't win nice things.... Bwahahahaha

    Awesome work man.
  24. Congrats!...

    Congrats!
    http://www.blendernation.com/2014/06/27/short-film-final-inspection/
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    Thanks man, your input and opinions are always...

    Thanks man, your input and opinions are always welcome. The lighting gave me fits because of the dark palette I was intent on using.
    I also have issue with the image looking one way on my PC and...
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    Here it is with the camera perfectly level all...

    Here it is with the camera perfectly level all around.
    I am playing with an in-between version of it now. We'll see.
    Thanks for the input guys.
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    Thanks a lot V. I tried the smaller tiles but was...

    Thanks a lot V. I tried the smaller tiles but was not trilled by them, to each their own I guess.
    Glad you like the counters and my repurposing of my SH stuff. I almost put the houses on some...
  28. Thread: BI Bath

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    Ok this I like.

    Ok this I like.
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    Cool, thanks for the nit picking as you put it....

    Cool, thanks for the nit picking as you put it.
    The camera is 30mm and is level on the x and y axis, I can see where it would be a bit disconcerting to people.
    Any perceived tilt however, aside...
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    Great work Harley. It was a laugh a minute....

    Great work Harley. It was a laugh a minute.
    Can't wait to see what you wow us with next.
  31. Thread: Green Tara

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    Gorgeous! :yes:

    Gorgeous! :yes:
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    I could not get Pabellon Barcelona, all the paste...

    I could not get Pabellon Barcelona, all the paste all links were PW protected.

    As for the Cavalier scene:

    x3 GTX 750 ti
    Core @ 1340 Mhz
    Mem @ 2925 Mhz

    256x256 05:08.40
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    After A Late Lunch

    My entry for the CGC comp
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    Glad it helped but as was mentioned by JA12, you...

    Glad it helped but as was mentioned by JA12, you should be beveling edges and smoothing.
    My way indeed spoke directly to your specific question but will net you a very high poly count.
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    Truth be told you are one of the entries that...

    Truth be told you are one of the entries that makes me hate my chances. lol
    Good luck.
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    Press tab to enter edit mode then press Crtl+R to...

    Press tab to enter edit mode then press Crtl+R to add in an edge loop and drag it towards the head board.
  37. BVH building for a render, either CPU of GPU,...

    BVH building for a render, either CPU of GPU, will be done on the CPU.
    The UI in Blender, including viewport rendering, can run off of a GPU but can be laggy if you only have one card.
    As for...
  38. Amazing! The over all scale of the production is...

    Amazing! The over all scale of the production is inspiring.
    Very well done. Looking forward to more.
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    Added a third and final card primarily for the...

    Added a third and final card primarily for the UI, results are interesting.

    3x GTX 750 ti
    Core @ 1252 Mhz
    Mem @ 2901 Mhz

    Mike Pan's BMW (240x270) 00:32.31

    Cornell Box (default) DNF
  40. Thread: BI Bath

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    The tub should be the duck!

    The tub should be the duck!
  41. Thanks for the feedback but the money was to hot...

    Thanks for the feedback but the money was to hot in my pocket and already spent. ;)
    Finally decided to keep my 1090t for future scalability and am happy with the outcome.
    I ditched the hybrid idea...
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    Added another card tonight. 2x GTX 750 ti...

    Added another card tonight.

    2x GTX 750 ti
    Core @ 1252Mhz
    Mem @ 2901

    Mike Pan's BMW (240x270) 00:38.58

    Cornell Box (default) 01:26.61
  43. Thread: BI Bath

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    I like the duck, scrap the rest and start over. ;)

    I like the duck, scrap the rest and start over. ;)
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    I have the MSI...

    I have the MSI and am happy with it. The only down side to either the MSI or the EVGA is that they are limited to the 75watts on the PCIe slot. This will limit your over clock if you choose to do...
  45. Bonus question: Looking at a MSI R9 270x (2GB) to...

    Bonus question: Looking at a MSI R9 270x (2GB) to drive my UI and replace my aging HD6870 for casual gaming.

    Any luck out there running ATI and Nvidia drivers together?
  46. Finally sold the Jeep, time to buy PC parts.

    As the title implies I am after new rig parts this weekend and I was curious if any of you could answer a GPU question for me.

    I know that the lowest VRAM card set the limit for the system for...
  47. GTX 750 ti OC'ed Core @ 1252Mhz Mem @ 2901Mhz...

    GTX 750 ti OC'ed
    Core @ 1252Mhz
    Mem @ 2901Mhz

    Mike Pan's BMW (320x180) 01:02.89

    Cornell Box (default) 02:56.62

    Running between 60% - 75% of the available power on the PCIx slot (75w I...
  48. I can not speak to other cards because this is...

    I can not speak to other cards because this is the first CUDA card I have ever used and I have only had if for a couple weeks. I am considering a second card but for now my current project renders in...
  49. Not on a Mac Pro but on may PC I am pulling 50 to...

    Not on a Mac Pro but on may PC I am pulling 50 to 55 watts under full load.
  50. Thread: BI Bath

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    Very nice looking cab work.

    Very nice looking cab work.
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    Tab into edit made and use Ctrl+R to add in an...

    Tab into edit made and use Ctrl+R to add in an edge loop. (I often use a cube to set my scale and drag my edge loops to line up before removing the cube) After the edge loops are in place, enter face...
  52. Make a black and while version of your texture...

    Make a black and while version of your texture pattern (or run it through a RGB to BW converter node) and use it as the factor for a shader mix node between the anisotropic shader and your other...
  53. Yay, they fixed it! Well done Powers That Be,...

    Yay, they fixed it! Well done Powers That Be, well done.
  54. So many ways to go about things in Cycles. ...

    So many ways to go about things in Cycles.

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    Very nice work. The cup is a great touch.

    Very nice work. The cup is a great touch.
  56. And we come back around to Gmax...

    And we come back around to Gmax...
  57. Thread: Monitor Woes

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    [SOLVED] Went and dropped 90 bucks on a ColorMinki Smile...

    Went and dropped 90 bucks on a ColorMinki Smile yesterday and spent about 6 hours calibrating/profiling my PC monitors. What a difference 6 hours can make.


    I really thought I was in need of new...
  58. Thread: Monitor Woes

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    [SOLVED] Thanks again Organic, I have been reading the...

    Thanks again Organic, I have been reading the wiki pages you linked before and feel much better about the process now.
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    http://www.blenderguru.com/videos/how-to-make-a-be...

    http://www.blenderguru.com/videos/how-to-make-a-beer/
  60. Thread: Monitor Woes

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    [SOLVED] Thanks Organic. I can get a Color Munki Smile...

    Thanks Organic. I can get a Color Munki Smile locally for about $90. Would that be sufficient?
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    Mine does this if I am in GPU mode.

    Mine does this if I am in GPU mode.
  62. Thread: Monitor Woes

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    [SOLVED] Thanks Harley. I have moved them all around and I...

    Thanks Harley. I have moved them all around and I get the same results: Mac tolerable, PC intolerable.
    My guess is a calibration issue but I have no idea what fixing that involves or if these cheap...
  63. Thread: Monitor Woes

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    [SOLVED] Monitor Woes

    Hello all, having some monitor issues and could use some input.

    I currently have 3 Acer g236hl monitors that I picked up cheap for Eyefinity gaming.
    In that area they have shined. However in the...
  64. Thread: BI Bath

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    Of course you will. ;)

    Of course you will. ;)
  65. Thread: BI Bath

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    Trash can is really neat looking. The new tub...

    Trash can is really neat looking.
    The new tub has a very "lounge chair" feel to me.
    Don't get me wrong, it looks great, I just like the Mork and Mindy egg shape of the other one.
  66. or a noise texture with the distortion turned up...

    or a noise texture with the distortion turned up a bit and plugged into the displacement slot
    you could also run it through a color ramp to help emphasize the stippling effect
  67. Thread: BI Bath

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    **Activates troll of invisibility** Booo...

    **Activates troll of invisibility**


    Booo Hisss Booo


    **Runs, FAST!!!**
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    WOW, that's crazy. Thanks for the info. Now to...

    WOW, that's crazy. Thanks for the info.
    Now to get the Jeep sold...
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    Thanks, I removed a few objects and it started...

    Thanks, I removed a few objects and it started behaving again.
    Still trying to figure out how 6 small wine glasses off in the distance were costing me nearly 500mb of VRAM at render time.

    So my...
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    So things were going just fine then Blender...

    So things were going just fine then Blender started crashing and now I am getting this.

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    Before GPU usage and power were both nearly flat lines and the file I am working with was rendering...
  71. Thread: BI Bath

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    Coming along well. I really like what you did...

    Coming along well. I really like what you did with the sink plumbing.
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    Love the new paint.

    Love the new paint.
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    looking better but I would still rotate the HDRI...

    looking better but I would still rotate the HDRI counter clockwise so that the bright band in the clouds is in line with the sun lamp.
  74. Thread: BI Bath

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    Just the Inspector...

    Just the Inspector getting a bit of post nap "inspection" on.
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    Can we see your mesh? Topology plays a huge role...

    Can we see your mesh? Topology plays a huge role in how clean displacements will turn out in Blender.
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    Bwahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

    Bwahahahahahahahahahahahahaha
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    The lighting is off. The building is lit from...

    The lighting is off.

    The building is lit from the right front while it appears the trees are lit from the left front.
    All the while the background image would be lighting the scene from the rear....
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    Are you over clocking at all or are these stock...

    Are you over clocking at all or are these stock card times?
    I ask because my OC speeds with the 2.70.5 f574b1c build are approaching your 2.69 times.
    Also I am considering a second 750 ti (maybe a...
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    Thanks. One last thing, would you recommend...

    Thanks.
    One last thing, would you recommend upping the amount of system ram set aside for the Intel chip in order to maximize VRAM or should I leave it at its default setting?
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    But would running the Intel chip free up memory...

    But would running the Intel chip free up memory for the 750ti?
    In other words if I load a scene onto my 750ti and run out of memory, can partially attribute that to Windows sucking up a chunk of it...
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    Question about multiple GPUs

    I finally broke down and purchased an Nvidia card so I could delve into GPU rendering.
    So far I am quite happy. Happy enough that I want to plan a new build around multiple GPUs.

    I have read that...
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    Well I like where it is going. Enter it, you...

    Well I like where it is going.

    Enter it, you got time.
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    I'll take drunk for the win. lol Is this an...

    I'll take drunk for the win. lol

    Is this an entry for the CG Cookie comp?
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    So you playing over at CGC or just dreaming of a...

    So you playing over at CGC or just dreaming of a bigger bathroom?
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    Good to be back around. Life has been keeping...

    Good to be back around. Life has been keeping from the forums and a few projects but I am still Blending.
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    Mike Pan's BMW (320x180) 01:04.46 Cornell Box...

    Mike Pan's BMW (320x180) 01:04.46

    Cornell Box (default) 03:02.29

    I think the biggest gain came from the tile size change for the BMW.
    As for the Cornell Box I'll take any trim I can get on...
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    Bumped the core up a bit more and pushed the...

    Bumped the core up a bit more and pushed the memory as well and got it under 3 minutes without maxing the pcie power limit.

    GTX 750 ti
    Core @ 1252Mhz
    Mem @ 2901

    Mike Pan's BMW (320x180)...
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    Windows 7 Pro 64 bit GTX 750 ti @ 1202Mhz...

    Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
    GTX 750 ti @ 1202Mhz
    03:05:47

    GTX 750 ti @ 1252Mhz
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    Wow Harley, this is looking awesome!

    Wow Harley, this is looking awesome!
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    Thanks Crus-T, I have it clocked up a bit and...

    Thanks Crus-T, I have it clocked up a bit and rendering @ 1200Mhz.
    Granted my CPU is old, 1090t, but not horrifically slow.
    Is there a magic equation for figuring out tile size or is it just trial...
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    MSI GTX 750ti 2GB Mike Pan's BMW (default)...

    MSI GTX 750ti 2GB

    Mike Pan's BMW (default) 01:20.54

    Cornell Box (default) 03:05.02

    Any tips on getting better times?
    These seem a bit slow by comparison.
  92. Thread: Rat Wagon

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    WOW thank you for stopping by and taking the time...

    WOW thank you for stopping by and taking the time to offer up such great detailed advice.
    I'll put this into action and see what I can work out, will post the result here.
    Thanks also for the offer...
  93. Sweet! :yes:

    Sweet! :yes:
  94. Thread: 9mm Bullet

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    I'd use an inset on the bullet end of the casing...

    I'd use an inset on the bullet end of the casing to help sharpen that edge. the same can be done on the bottom when cutting in the primer pocket to help avoid the rippling a sub surf will add to the...
  95. Thread: 9mm Bullet

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    Just for reference. Note the sharpness on the...

    Just for reference.
    Note the sharpness on the case lip as well as the tight cut where the case bevels down to the extractor lip.
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    I will see what I can do about the ground, thanks...

    I will see what I can do about the ground, thanks for the feedback.



    Thanks Vicky
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    Rat Wagon

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    You are really into this low poly thing. I like...

    You are really into this low poly thing.
    I like what you are doing with it.
    Of course your use of BI never ceases to amaze. :yes:
  100. Thread: Lollipops

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    Very nice color palette. :yes:

    Very nice color palette. :yes:
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