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    The presence of the Blender logo is a little...

    The presence of the Blender logo is a little cliche, but the weapon in general looks absolutely gorgeous.

    Astounding work on the detail, both in the texturing and the modeling :)
  2. The drawing code that powers sculptmode is far...

    The drawing code that powers sculptmode is far more optimized for large polygon counts and makes use of modern drawing routines (while object mode uses archaic fixed-function routines from OpenGL...
  3. Thread: Baymax WIP

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    You will need to add a hint of transparency as...

    You will need to add a hint of transparency as well, since you could actually see his interior parts from some angles in the movie.

    The glossy component though seems to be on target.
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    I use a texture making software for that...

    I use a texture making software for that (Genetica version 4). At the least it allows for far more complex textures than if they were handmade.
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    Which textures are you describing, the Dragon's...

    Which textures are you describing, the Dragon's textures for instance are more or less standard reptilian fare.
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    Godot's community is not yet as big as people...

    Godot's community is not yet as big as people think it is (it's growing, but it's still kind of small at present).

    Also, there's a number of people who use Godot simply because it does not try to...
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    Thanks, you also may have noticed the materials...

    Thanks, you also may have noticed the materials are not complete right now either (ideally he would also have texturing applied).

    I'm not quite sure how others can pump out good looking full...
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    It looks like some things from the Gooseberry...

    It looks like some things from the Gooseberry branch are now going into master (sequencer stuff)
    http://lists.blender.org/pipermail/bf-blender-cvs/2015-July/078848.html...
  9. I believe Psy-Fi has to iron out some issues...

    I believe Psy-Fi has to iron out some issues first before committing this first batch of optimizations to master (which he plans to do sometime soon).

    The last thing you want is for a commit to...
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    Only you didn't mention joining to make Half...

    Only you didn't mention joining to make Half Life, you mentioned it to make E-rated games from the 90's.

    I'm not really sure if your quasi-random posts are simply from being moderately autistic,...
  11. And if things like the viewport and the particle...

    And if things like the viewport and the particle system aren't upgraded likewise to 21st century standards, then they ultimately wouldn't have fixed anything in the long term.

    A rebrand is more or...
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    I noticed that Luxrender 1.5 is out now, now...

    I noticed that Luxrender 1.5 is out now, now there was a time where I did attempt to get results out of Luxrender (before the days of Cycles). I did a total of 5 images, here are the three more...
  13. If you look at the top reasons why a lot of...

    If you look at the top reasons why a lot of professional artists and animators still avoid Blender, you'll find that none of them involve the logo.

    This would be fixing a non-issue and as such...
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    Who is feeding you this information? What does...

    Who is feeding you this information? What does secret societies have to do with child-friendly video games (you do realize that Jazz Jackrabbit is E-rated, right)?

    Also, I really would discourage...
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    Once you get hooked on using the buildbot builds,...

    Once you get hooked on using the buildbot builds, the release versions simply become numbers. I constantly get builds with the latest revisions except when new functionality comes in that causes a...
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    A first pass on the full body for that Dragon...

    A first pass on the full body for that Dragon head I sculpted a few months ago (along with some more material work)
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    It might be a while till I'm as skilled as Doris or Michalis...
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    Updated the Dragon images in post 49, with...

    Updated the Dragon images in post 49, with further tweaks and enhancements to the shading aspect of the materials and a realism bump in the tonemap. I think in the shading at least, things are final....
  18. More refactoring and cleanup...

    More refactoring and cleanup
    http://lists.blender.org/pipermail/bf-blender-cvs/2015-June/078817.html
    http://lists.blender.org/pipermail/bf-blender-cvs/2015-June/078824.html

    It might seem...
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    This type of work will only get more important as...

    This type of work will only get more important as Blender gets more node-centric (especially once we start getting new tree types for things like modifiers and particles).

    It looks like a pretty...
  20. Initial work on modernizing the way GLSL material...

    Initial work on modernizing the way GLSL material are drawn.
    http://lists.blender.org/pipermail/bf-blender-cvs/2015-June/078793.html...
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    It should now be easier to align nodes in a...

    It should now be easier to align nodes in a precise way while keeping them close together
    http://lists.blender.org/pipermail/bf-blender-cvs/2015-June/078802.html

    Not a big change by any means, it...
  22. The Eurographics symposium trip, mention of some...

    The Eurographics symposium trip, mention of some useful papers for Cycles.
    http://code.blender.org/2015/06/eurographics-symposium-on-rendering/

    Looks like some nice stuff for Lukas Stockner,...
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    Poll: Okay, I tried to make sure that this thread...

    Okay, I tried to make sure that this thread wouldn't serve as mere flamebait (which is why I tried to make the initial post relatively unbiased), some things to note...



    --There's been indeed...
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    Poll: Are you satisfied with Ton's leadership?

    So the story of Blender development is about to close another chapter where Open Movie features took priority over a lot of other things, but the question that might be brought up is this...

    Are...
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    The initial reason that the BF delayed Ptex in...

    The initial reason that the BF delayed Ptex in the first place is that initial user testing exposed a lot of problems with it, but I do agree that there's room for improvement in how the Blender...
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    I don't think Cycles has anything that allows you...

    I don't think Cycles has anything that allows you to get the RGB value of a ray and use it to drive a shader.

    If your using a map like say, a fresnal mask, you can also use the same texture to...
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    386732 Everything should be self explanatory.

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    Everything should be self explanatory.
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    Ton still wants to see Ptex in Blender no doubt,...

    Ton still wants to see Ptex in Blender no doubt, but there are some things that FOSS projects simply do not have much control over (they just don't have the freedom to simply hire all the manpower...
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    You might want to begin by using the search at...

    You might want to begin by using the search at various websites like Ebay and Amazon.

    It looks pretty old, I doubt there's any toy stores these days selling this exact variation.
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    About the pinning that Photox mentioned, an...

    About the pinning that Photox mentioned, an unwrap can also look pretty bad if you forget to unpin vertices if you need to redo part of it.

    In this case, you might need to start from scratch by...
  31. Thread: jellyfish

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    The shading and lighting is absolutely amazing,...

    The shading and lighting is absolutely amazing, very good use of smaller details like the bubbles as well.

    Now if only the image was a little bigger :)
  32. A commit from Sergey which could potentially lead...

    A commit from Sergey which could potentially lead to noticeable memory savings for larger scenes.
    http://lists.blender.org/pipermail/bf-blender-cvs/2015-June/078746.html

    Keep on reducing that...
  33. You've seen AI that can play games on their own, now they can create the levels

    http://www.cnet.com/news/ai-learns-how-to-build-its-own-super-mario-levels-georgia-tech/

    Basically, researchers fed an AI a number of different samples from Super Mario Bros. and gave it a string...
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    And it's gone...

    And it's gone
    http://lists.blender.org/pipermail/bf-blender-cvs/2015-June/078739.html

    Campbell notes that there are still unresolved discussion points that need to be tackled first (as snapping...
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    At least it seems like Campbell and a few others...

    At least it seems like Campbell and a few others are getting more focused on filling in basic functionality holes, something that's been long overdue for Blender and is a major reason why some still...
  36. -Soft cover -Roughly 8.5 by 8.5 inches -Around...

    -Soft cover
    -Roughly 8.5 by 8.5 inches
    -Around 70 or so pages
    -Commentary is with every image (with additional introductory text at the beginning regarding who I am and what I've done).

    High...
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    Absolute grid snapping (snapping to the actual...

    Absolute grid snapping (snapping to the actual grid units rather than just increments based on the object's position)
    http://lists.blender.org/pipermail/bf-blender-cvs/2015-June/078725.html

    This...
  38. It was only a few pieces and I never got any...

    It was only a few pieces and I never got any sales from that place, so it was no loss really.

    Now at that local business I have work displayed at, there's a decent trickle of sales there. Right...
  39. If you're referring to me, well, I seem to do...

    If you're referring to me, well, I seem to do pretty well for someone who puts almost zero effort into marketing (my mother does all of the social network stuff because I get taken aback at the...
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    Realistic tonemapping is not impossible in...

    Realistic tonemapping is not impossible in Cycles, but due to the required use of curves is not trivial either.

    Here's an example of realistic tonemapping packed into a .blend file.
    386338386339...
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    In Cycles, you can at least omit the interior...

    In Cycles, you can at least omit the interior edges of glass objects from visibility by use of the transparency shader and a simple trick with lightpaths and backface data.

    The image they have for...
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    Was this inspired by the movie Hugo by any chance...

    Was this inspired by the movie Hugo by any chance (since the movie more or less revolved around something like that)?

    It has a bit of burnout in some spots, but the dust gives a pretty nice effect.
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    I don't think that's needed, some have suddenly...

    I don't think that's needed, some have suddenly decided that it's now cool to hate Minecraft just because it's no longer an Indie IP (it was sold to Microsoft which now has made a Hololens...
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    That fad has mainly been in animations, not still...

    That fad has mainly been in animations, not still images, but I do agree it kind of have gotten to crazy levels at its peak as it seemed every other animation was Minecraft scenes.

    Though I can...
  45. There's a number of web services like Weebly...

    There's a number of web services like Weebly where you can set up a business website and accept payments from ordinary credit cards (all of the major ones at least). It makes it far easier for...
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    Is he still a Blender user even, he hasn't been...

    Is he still a Blender user even, he hasn't been seen around here for more than several years now?

    There were also a few other crazes of varying popularity over the years such as cubism, though I...
  47. The long term plan is to not adapt this code to...

    The long term plan is to not adapt this code to work in the game engine, but instead merge the game engine into the Blender core where it can then use the code as is. By no means does it suggest the...
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    The 2.75 version of Cycles will have OpenCL...

    The 2.75 version of Cycles will have OpenCL support (meaning that you will be able to use the Intel onboard graphics or an ATI card as a computing device). Though I don't really expect the Intel...
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    I agree with the others that he looks pretty...

    I agree with the others that he looks pretty cute. I would also assume that he's not a dinosaur from Earth judging from the pair of antennas on his head.
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    The low-poly stuff seems to be a fad right now,...

    The low-poly stuff seems to be a fad right now, everyone wants to make his own version of the style. To my knowledge, this is the kind of thing that ebbs and flows in art, it will eventually be...
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    It's due to the art competition being run by...

    It's due to the art competition being run by Blender Guru (the site owned by Andrew Price). They happen to be popular enough to be able to dictate a 'flavor of the month' in terms of subject and...
  52. Psy-Fi commits the first pass towards the...

    Psy-Fi commits the first pass towards the viewport being able to draw textured subsurf meshes with VBO's and Index buffers
    http://lists.blender.org/pipermail/bf-blender-cvs/2015-June/078687.html
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  53. A project like this would mean the developers...

    A project like this would mean the developers taking upwards of several months away from needed Blender functionality improvements (on their paid contracts) and even then it will require constant...
  54. Still, based on your ideas, I still don't get...

    Still, based on your ideas, I still don't get what's not gimmicky about watching a 3D avatar watch a screen (that's likely going to be of worse quality than the average tutorial video).

    Though, as...
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    I think too, what might be working against Lux is...

    I think too, what might be working against Lux is that the render settings can resemble an airline cockpit compared to the handful of intuitive and straightforward options for Cycles.

    Last I used...
  56. Indeed, it's good to know that the days of...

    Indeed, it's good to know that the days of Blender's viewport feeling like a joke compared to other 3D software is numbered, and that even the work done so far will wipe off a bit of that stigma.
    ...
  57. A couple of steps to get textured mesh drawing...

    A couple of steps to get textured mesh drawing sped up
    http://lists.blender.org/pipermail/bf-blender-cvs/2015-June/078671.html...
  58. The corresponding code.blender.org article (very...

    The corresponding code.blender.org article (very technical)
    http://code.blender.org/2015/06/optimizing-blenders-real-time-mesh-drawing-part-1/

    Some interesting stuff here if you understand it,...
  59. Viewport modernization/optimization; It has begun

    These two recent commits by Psy-Fi should explain it all

    A major improvement to the drawing speed of subsurfed meshes
    http://lists.blender.org/pipermail/bf-blender-cvs/2015-June/078636.html

    A...
  60. [SOLVED] The subsurf modifier is slowing everything down...

    The subsurf modifier is slowing everything down because the calculations have to now include a much higher amount of polygons.

    Part of it is also simply the additional geometry, there are plans by...
  61. I'm afraid the thing you're asking for is for the...

    I'm afraid the thing you're asking for is for the Blender devs. to use valuable coding time to create a gimmick in the hopes that it will satisfy the social and educational needs of a specific member...
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    It seems like they are *really* trying to make...

    It seems like they are *really* trying to make sure that they will not have to put out an 'a' release like how it was with 2.74.

    I find this a good thing overall, but bugs will only be fixed if...
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    I will add from my reading of the Luxrender forum...

    I will add from my reading of the Luxrender forum that they got the idea of adding pointiness more or less directly from seeing it in Cycles. :)

    Good for them, I was starting to wonder what all...
  64. IRC chat is realtime, the moment someone types...

    IRC chat is realtime, the moment someone types something it's on the screen (why does the addition of a 3D avatar and a virtual world have to matter)?
  65. BGE games/Blender in a browser via straightforward conversion? Mozilla has a plan.

    http://kripken.github.io/emscripten-site/index.html

    The goal of the Emscription project is a software that will essentially allow a developer to take any project written in native C/C++ code and...
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    To note, working with Blender code involves more...

    To note, working with Blender code involves more than just pulling the source and editing the files, you would also need to learn how to get all of the dependencies sorted and how to set up a...
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    The truth is though, whoever posted that is...

    The truth is though, whoever posted that is definitely not going to get the developer's attention with that attitude (even if there's grains of truth within it).



    First off, he sets up a...
  68. Crytek unleashes major new graphical upgrade for Cryengine

    http://docs.cryengine.com/display/SDKDOC1/EaaS+3.8.1

    It looks to me like Epic is now at risk of losing the arch-vis and walkthrough markets as the graphics on this page now look far better than...
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    A bit too specific to actually have this be a...

    A bit too specific to actually have this be a hardcoded node-tree type. Basically, we need to see generic programming/parametric nodes developed first and then people can start building wizards on...
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    Define 'self awareness' then, if everything known...

    Define 'self awareness' then, if everything known about behavior and discussion is simple reaction to environmental factors then scientists have just admitted that they might have no clue what the...
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    Creationist organizations have put together a...

    Creationist organizations have put together a large pile of their own evidence over the years (with very complex and well put-together arguments, they go far beyond the old-school creation arguments...
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    Nice to see these smaller usability things...

    Nice to see these smaller usability things getting tackled. Not only that, but it also improves consistency in the features between the various Blender editing modes.
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    You can say the same with the idea that...

    You can say the same with the idea that everything must have a natural cause that can be explained by science, what causes what which was caused by what going back to infinity (even trying to find...
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    How do we know that there's no chance whatsoever...

    How do we know that there's no chance whatsoever that Ton's solution will solve anything, especially since no one has gotten around to implementing it until now? There's a number of other...
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    Both sides do science, but both sides do it from...

    Both sides do science, but both sides do it from a different point of view, evolutionists go out with a strong impression that their research will only confirm their overall theory (I mean, they...
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    Boy that Dragon looks fat, did he happen to eat...

    Boy that Dragon looks fat, did he happen to eat another ice cream cone before deciding to guard this one? :D

    Everything looks nice except that the ice cream material seems to be a bit jarring...
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    CAD-style modeling is not much of a priority for...

    CAD-style modeling is not much of a priority for the Blender devs. at the moment (though there is a feature that will display how long edges are and we do have some snapping features).

    Heck, the...
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    Pacador; have you tried the vastly improved...

    Pacador; have you tried the vastly improved decimation modifier in the 2.75 RC build?

    It should be much better at finding the absolute minimum number of faces needed to preserve detail while...
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    A Brick of Lead; - Deviating from my usual stuff...

    A Brick of Lead; - Deviating from my usual stuff which generally strives for realism, I had an idea for a quick, but expressive and quirky piece which I think turned out real well. In a sense, I used...
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    Don't forget... When making terrain in Cycles,...

    Don't forget...

    When making terrain in Cycles, you can also use normal data to give different material and texture attributes based on the slope (so cliff faces would have a rockier texture than...
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    When you look at the more accurate term of...

    When you look at the more accurate term of 'autism spectrum', it can indeed cause an effect on overall intelligence (from mental retardation to a IQ level that's significantly higher than the...
  82. Thread: Catinwindow

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    Excellent work in terms of atmospherics and mood,...

    Excellent work in terms of atmospherics and mood, you can think of it as perhaps the cat is in some wooden pipe and blocked from freedom from the massive window.

    That's the thing that would make...
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    If you mean creationists expecting evolved...

    If you mean creationists expecting evolved animals to be completely random, that's not true. Rather, it's more common for evolutionists to use the fact of animal designs not being completely random...
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    Back then though, the idea of life evolving out...

    Back then though, the idea of life evolving out of a primordial soup seemed a lot more plausible. People had no idea about DNA and the genome structure and it was thought that animal cells were...
  85. The difference is that you can watch them while...

    The difference is that you can watch them while at work or while on the go (seriously, how many people literally take their cat everywhere with them when they leave the house)?
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    I have stated before that creationists do indeed...

    I have stated before that creationists do indeed agree that evolution is a 'thing', just that there are limitations. Take a look at any breed of dog and they all share the same major body features...
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    Much of the increase in the autism rate is due to...

    Much of the increase in the autism rate is due to more accurate methods of diagnosis (along with more education in what parents should watch for).

    Also, I would actually call autism a 'universal'...
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    I never said that chihuahuas were suddenly...

    I never said that chihuahuas were suddenly birthed from wolves, neither is it true that creationists believe that every breed of every type of animal existed through all of history. Again, the...
  89. An actual study shows that watching cat videos give positive health benefits

    http://www.cnet.com/news/cat-videos-may-be-good-for-your-health/

    It has been reported that people who watch them report having more energy along with a lower level of negative emotions such as...
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    PSP 7 (which I use), is old, but it's still very...

    PSP 7 (which I use), is old, but it's still very reliable and has what I need to do things like denoising an image and adjusting contrast.

    The only thing that would knock it back is that there...
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    Thousands of years of dog breeding, even guided...

    Thousands of years of dog breeding, even guided by humans would show that evolution cannot create an entirely new species. As to your example, a wolf and a chihuahua still has the same basic skeletal...
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    The procedural plant life and cityscape look...

    The procedural plant life and cityscape look amazing in a technical sense, a nice array of fractal-based beauty that actually looks like something.

    The main things by now would be is to try...
  93. Thread: skybridge

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    The building and the bridge in the foreground...

    The building and the bridge in the foreground looks like it's straight out of the Tomorrowland movie (which would be a good thing).

    Just needs to have the noise cleaned up a little more or...
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    A virus looked at after thousands of mutations...

    A virus looked at after thousands of mutations still looks and acts like a virus, otherwise we should be seeing entirely new groups of single-celled organisms popping up before our eyes (organisms...
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    Before you point at pathogens being proof, note...

    Before you point at pathogens being proof, note that creationists do not have problems with what is termed as 'micro' evolution (with noted limitations such as not being able to turn a dinosaur into...
  96. AMD unveils new GPU's that cuts the bulk and cranks up the power

    Seriously, their new 'nano' GPU is only 6 inches long and even their high-end one isn't that much longer.
    http://www.cnet.com/news/amd-bets-big-on-pc-gaming-at-e3-2015/

    Despite the size, AMD...
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    It's actually an organization known as the...

    It's actually an organization known as the Institute for Creation Research, not the one you mentioned.

    Their website has new articles daily on the curveballs that are always being thrown at...
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    I could post the links to the organization that...

    I could post the links to the organization that does the findings on radioactive dating being unreliable (since it is a bit technical), but then you would be crying about a breach in the forum rules...
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    A number of the abstract images are pretty...

    A number of the abstract images are pretty impressive both in terms of technique and details, great job on these.

    You really know how to make use of bold lighting and post-processing.
  100. [SOLVED] As people have said, a group node will allow you...

    As people have said, a group node will allow you to have your own choice of which inputs are exposed under a name that makes sense in the context of the material (so if your node tree has a total of...
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