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    Yes, I see that difference between SVM and OSL,...

    Yes, I see that difference between SVM and OSL, it looks like SVM is the core of Cycles and OSL a superset....
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    Hi Ninja, thanks for dropping by. In the...

    Hi Ninja, thanks for dropping by. In the beginning I thought that it could be done with OSL only, but now I realize that it could be done with Python as well. It seems that Python is more proper way...
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    Hi thanks for the feedback, yes indeed the shader...

    Hi thanks for the feedback, yes indeed the shader is very simple so you might come up with something that's exactly what you want.
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    Hello, please have a look at my boolean node it...

    Hello, please have a look at my boolean node it will help you create multipurpose materials in no time. :)
    http://blenderartists.org/forum/showthread.php?354949-Cycles-Boolean-Node-
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    These processors must hit the market for good and...

    These processors must hit the market for good and the the operating systems as well must be updated. It's a long road ahead so do not wait for it soon. However acquiring very expensive CPU with a...
  6. Thread: Blender Toolkit!

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    There are plenty of OpenGL based GUI libraries...

    There are plenty of OpenGL based GUI libraries that will give you an idea....
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    I have created it, take a look here....

    I have created it, take a look here.
    http://blenderartists.org/forum/showthread.php?354949-Cycles-Boolean-Node-(Not-Shader)&p=2766500&posted=1#post2766500
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    If then else example 345306 Or, Not example...

    If then else example
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    Or, Not example
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    Less than, Greater than example
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    Cycles Boolean Node (Not Shader)

    Hello, sometimes you might feel that your materials should be more clever, to have them "make decisions" based on various circumstances and redirect flow in according to your needs.


    You might...
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    Yes I have heard that Blender developers want to...

    Yes I have heard that Blender developers want to make modifiers node based, so in the future we will see more updates on this subject.
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    Good to post your response here to let this...

    Good to post your response here to let this thread live more.

    Yep, boolean node is very useful to have, in the beginning I used nodes only for simply juggling values to create materials, but now...
  12. Blender has Metaballs that somehow resembles...

    Blender has Metaballs that somehow resembles voxels (like in minecraft where the world is defined as points, but geometry is generated on the fly). Metaballs are such objects, that are represented in...
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    Can I make a boolean node?

    1. I would like to know if I can make a custom node that will act as a boolean node.

    It will accept two "input values" and two "data values" but based on a specific condition (e.g. a < b) it will...
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    Some problems I noticed in the scene: 1. The...

    Some problems I noticed in the scene:
    1. The flames in the foreground should be motion tracked because when the camera is zooming they seem like floating in a user interface.
    2. The metal surface...
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    Nice, I do a version of Samus as well with the...

    Nice, I do a version of Samus as well with the zero suit but my style is anime due to simplicity.

    Your work looks very good, the head is great and the body as well. It looks like you almost...
  16. Thread: Anime realism

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    Hi I am an anime enthusiast also. I have this...

    Hi I am an anime enthusiast also.

    I have this suggestion to improve your works. The mood of the scene is easier be done at post processing, having normal colors on the renderings will make much...
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    Wow, awesome! Thanks for posting. :)

    Wow, awesome! Thanks for posting. :)
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    Real case scenarios: If you want to buy 50...

    Real case scenarios:

    If you want to buy 50 licences that cost (e.g) 1000$ each, you pay only 50.000$.

    Now, if you rent 50 licences for 10 months with only (e.g.) 60 $ you pay only:
    50 * 10 *...
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    Yeah, I remember when I watched Euclideon's tech...

    Yeah, I remember when I watched Euclideon's tech demo 3 years ago I was very impressed, no offense, but they should have released something already, so people can download and play with the...
  20. Hi I found this thread on search engine, here's...

    Hi I found this thread on search engine, here's an alternative method. I use Object Index instead of material index. To use Object Index go to Properties Window > Object > Relations tab > Pass Index,...
  21. Wow amazing! This was impossible to spot, thanks.

    Wow amazing! This was impossible to spot, thanks.
  22. Cycles background texture not shown on viewport.

    I try to set a background environment texture with the Cycles rendering engine for the world material. Everything works fine, the only problem is that I can't see the texture on the actual viewport....
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    Thanks for the responses, they were very helpful....

    Thanks for the responses, they were very helpful. After using "Auto Depth" for lots of days, I am either positive or negative. For example when you have density in your scene and things get in your...
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    Struggling with viewport navigation?

    I found today something very cool in Blender and I would like to share it. I think is very good to promote stuff like this in the community, so they become known to more users.

    My rant is that...
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    I consider that Blender Institute must establish...

    I consider that Blender Institute must establish a dual licence model.
    Free for educational purposes and commercial for commercial.
    This is the best possible option to let a healthy development...
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    Today I found the patch, it's officially...

    Today I found the patch, it's officially abandoned.
    https://developer.blender.org/D458

    So this tiny patch? Is responsible for destroying Blender?

    That's very weird mostly because it's like...
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    I feel that this patch turned into a sinking...

    I feel that this patch turned into a sinking ship... If there are any last chances to save the ship then there would be two options.

    Option A:
    Color the layers, not the objects. This way Blender...
  28. I don't think that Autodesk will target game...

    I don't think that Autodesk will target game engines specifically, despite how popular are games, they have many other alternatives.

    One very hot topic is real time movie making, currently Unreal...
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    I have prepared a special image so it can be more...

    I have prepared a special image so it can be more clear on what I suggest.
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    As you can see, this is the common way of adding images to viewport but with the additional feature that user...
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    3D Viewport user persp background image

    Hi there fellow Blender users, I want to place an image on the background and be active in user perspective mode, currently only orthos and Camera are supported.

    This is a good way to drop a bunch...
  31. Thread: Pin-up girl

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    Very cool work! You are extremely talented and...

    Very cool work! You are extremely talented and dedicated for your age, it looks like within 2 years you will be working in the 3D graphics world. :)
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    The best option is to rotate the view with middle...

    The best option is to rotate the view with middle mouse and while in an preferable angle press the Alt keyboard button to snap view into a location.

    I remember that this bothered me quite a while...
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    Is it a good idea to export settings on a file?...

    Is it a good idea to export settings on a file? For example in this script Blender\2.70\scripts\addons\add_curve_sapling there is an operator called ExportData that writes to a file.

    Otherwise...
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    Having a look in it I guess that this is the most...

    Having a look in it I guess that this is the most common way to do it, putting the properties in a common datatype (e.g. Scene) that can be reached from the context struct.



    import bpy

    ...
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    Hello, thanks for responding. Based on your...

    Hello, thanks for responding.

    Based on your example, here is a modified version close to what I try to do.




    import bpy
  36. I use Google because it comes standard with a...

    I use Google because it comes standard with a Google account.
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    Attaching a property on operator

    I have a script that is supposed to add a modifier into an object.

    The operator that executes the functioning code needs to have some properties to let the user have more options.

    The problem...
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    All right, I converted the code to use...

    All right, I converted the code to use operator_enum instead of a for loop and now it's all good.
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    Adding tooltip to an operator button

    Hi, do you know how can I add a tooltip to an operator button?

    I have a dictionary with keys id, name, description.
    This dictionary structure is placed in a list to compose the buttons.


    ...
  40. That means that the context of a Menu is not...

    That means that the context of a Menu is not allowed to access other contexts, right?
  41. I see, by flipping the bar on top/bottom this...

    I see, by flipping the bar on top/bottom this seems to reverse the menu.

    Strange convention in my opinion but anyway.

    Thanks for answering.
  42. I want to write a scene property from a menu item

    I have a menu class that draws some operators, however I want to write to a scene property as well.


    For example:...
  43. Menu items in toolbar appear in reverse order.

    Hello, I do some modification on the menu toolbar menu items.

    In python code i set the menu items like this A, B, C, ...
    But when in the Blender menu they appear like this ..., C, B, A

    Is this...
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    Have anyone contacted Youtube support? I have not...

    Have anyone contacted Youtube support? I have not a youtube account to do this, but if you are willing to help send massive inquiries to resolve the issue.
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    This can be done with these techniques - Noise...

    This can be done with these techniques
    - Noise texture to make the color intensity uneven.
    - Dust texture to show that there were actual particles from the real world stucked on the canvas.
    -...
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    Wow, it started looking good. Some details I...

    Wow, it started looking good. Some details I would like to see on this:

    More gloom, perhaps the atmosphere will have humidity that will bring more gloom.

    When it's full moon you get very...
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    Wow, I totally forgot April's 1st...

    Wow, I totally forgot April's 1st...
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    As a young geek 15 years ago I was told this all...

    As a young geek 15 years ago I was told this all of the time.

    But this is a stereotype, any common person who spends about 8 hours of the day... working, either way or another is unable to "get...
  49. If you imagine how Windows became popular, it...

    If you imagine how Windows became popular, it would be simply because non-technical users found it better and easier to use. Windows having stronger marketing strategy, having precise standards (not...
  50. For example... - "Like" buttons everywhere -...

    For example...
    - "Like" buttons everywhere
    - OpenCL ad banners
    - Blender Game Engine "Chatbox" Integration
  51. This is very cool, good job!

    This is very cool, good job!
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    Specifically as this thread started, lawsuits are...

    Specifically as this thread started, lawsuits are pointless and thus boring (not that the nature of their work is boring).

    The most simple case in a court may cost about 800-1000 euros, for more...
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    Who has the time and effort for filing a lawsuit?...

    Who has the time and effort for filing a lawsuit? I think it's very boring and there are no benefits at all.
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    I grabbed some frames of a video and now I will...

    I grabbed some frames of a video and now I will play the frames based on a noise driver.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ht4m5txvWos


    Now a problem I see is that I will have to check how to not...
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    Yes I agree, that "non real time" rendering will...

    Yes I agree, that "non real time" rendering will always be essential and it won't go away easily. Because as you say there are lots of other details to be added and also as well other operations to...
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    Frames of image strip

    Hi there, do you know if it possible to control the playback order of an image strip?

    Currently you know by loading a series of images that they can play by default on compositor or video editor....
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    Is this the future of movie making?

    If making movies like this is wrong, then I don't want to be right! :cool:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CdsFEMDceNg
  58. Thread: Bamboo Tablets:

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    I feel sorry for the users that were tricked, it...

    I feel sorry for the users that were tricked, it sucks indeed. :(

    I had a long time ago (at 2007) bought a Bamboo One tablet and it totally sucked. My point is that when you do art you need large...
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    Very impressive application, I will try it soon....

    Very impressive application, I will try it soon.

    What it seems also interesting that is coded in Blitzmax.
    http://www.blitzbasic.com/Community/posts.php?topic=101900
  60. Blender can do some stuff like these with...

    Blender can do some stuff like these with metaballs, provided that there are some cool algorithms for distributing them in interesting patterns. Perhaps it's not as sophisticated as other tools but...
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    Anaglyph Earth World Map

    Watch the images.

    https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/17014128/Blender/Blender%20Tutorial%20-%20Anaglyph%20Earth/Screenshot%20(49).jpg
    ...
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    Jay, you are very cool for sharing all of these...

    Jay, you are very cool for sharing all of these stuff. Good work. :)
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    @Dan, this is very cool game. Awesome artwork as...

    @Dan, this is very cool game. Awesome artwork as well.

    I am a web coder/designer mostly and not a dedicated artist, though I like to play around with Blender and trying stuff. While working in an...
  64. Thread: Why Blender?

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    I always asked myself: Why Blender? Then I asked...

    I always asked myself: Why Blender?
    Then I asked myself: Why not Blender?
  65. Too bad that such a sophisticated technology is...

    Too bad that such a sophisticated technology is used to produce static art. What I would consider better would be simply to offer development technology for game engines or real time dynamics in...
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    This is very good! I like it very much. I...

    This is very good! I like it very much.

    I would suggest to polish it and release it (steam, ubuntu store, shareware etc).
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    This is allowed, it does not matter what is the...

    This is allowed, it does not matter what is the topology is, only as long as there are two edges available. Otherwise it breaks face information badly.

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    Very cool video. I do no doubt about the...

    Very cool video.

    I do no doubt about the quality of the software but one thing strikes me most... That it is heavily based on automation.

    It's no joke that as the complexity to create content...
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    I have found that rotating the root bone is bad...

    I have found that rotating the root bone is bad idea, as you say there is mesh sliding, but for translations there's no problem.

    Here is the status up until now. Everything goes well so far, one...
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    Hello kastoria, thanks for dropping by, you...

    Hello kastoria, thanks for dropping by, you suggestions helped a lot because most tricky parts of the code worked.


    1. you need a place to store the skinned vertex positions
    That is correct, I...
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    C++ Vertex Skinning Example

    Hello fellow Blender users, I have started learning C++ and OpenGL.

    Now I try to learn more about vertex skinning. I want to make a simple application that does vertex skinning.
    (If you wonder...
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    I have many thoughts on this one. The decision...

    I have many thoughts on this one.

    The decision of using QT is much more complex, because it enforces usage of QT Framework and that brings more bloat. I am not saying that this is bad, QT is...
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    Where is this proposal, I can't locate it. :) ...

    Where is this proposal, I can't locate it. :)

    Is it this?
    http://blenderartists.org/forum/showthread.php?298932-Blender-UI-Mockups-and-Ideas-Requested&p=2498881&viewfull=1#post2498881
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    I do not vote for RAID, it's not performable...

    I do not vote for RAID, it's not performable enough and it's risky. I had tried it once and I had system instability and crashes, fortunately my data were not corrupted and I switched back to classic...
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    I know that grand masters of painting can create...

    I know that grand masters of painting can create 100% accurate artworks.
    http://weburbanist.com/2009/10/22/faux-photography-43-stunning-super-realistic-works-of-art/...
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    Oh! This is awesome. Well done. I have never...

    Oh! This is awesome. Well done.

    I have never got involved with genetic algorithms but I am very interested to learn. Any ideas where to start?

    Also another, how do you use the compiled Cython...
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    I have not gone too far with such development...

    I have not gone too far with such development concepts in Blender. Though, I had created a naive version for creating objects dynamically which suits perfect for my personal projects....
  78. Logging inside Blender (alternative to console)

    I seek ways of logging information in Blender, instead of using the standard print I would like to do it inside Blender.

    What I would like to have is something like this:...
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    I have not tried it yet, but it can be done. You...

    I have not tried it yet, but it can be done. You only need to create about 10 (or as many as you want) buildings and then place them in the scene. It might be very tedious work to do it by hand, so...
  80. Thread: Asimo SDK

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    Asimo SDK

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    Browsing the web around (Google bought Boston Dynamics corporation) and then watching this video, found out that Honda engineers use Ubuntu for programming Asimo. Neat isn't it?
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    Blender gui is not bad, is actually very good but...

    Blender gui is not bad, is actually very good but is sure very outdated. It needs to get more controls, be more intuitive. This my top personal example on how Blender GUI would work. AvalonDock...
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    Wow, awesome!

    Wow, awesome!
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    The trick is that the photon must essentially go...

    The trick is that the photon must essentially go through conversion to electron, for storage, otherwise is a no go. This will let optic electronics co exist with carbon ones.

    Until the next major...
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    In the same manner I guess that frown face :/ and...

    In the same manner I guess that frown face :/ and tongue face :P could appear as well, but it's not happening exactly.

    Interesting right?
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    Smiley faces appear on urls

    Hello I pasted this url
    http://wiki.blender.org/index.php/Dev:Doc/Contact
    and where you see between Dev & Doc these characters interpret as a smiley face.

    Thanks for the support.
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    Hello harris, good work you did there. I would...

    Hello harris, good work you did there. I would also be also interested in this Spring Contraint.

    One thing to know about sending the code is that a module owner will have to accept it so can be...
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    Hello, thanks for bumping the thread. I had...

    Hello, thanks for bumping the thread. I had progressed my research and created something with it. I don't know if anyone is interested. But I would let you know about the results....
  88. Thread: WebGL Sculpt

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    Looks very good, congrats to the developer for...

    Looks very good, congrats to the developer for making this.

    Though dynamic sculpting in Blender works OK, there is room for improvements, Blender could learn a few tricks.
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  89. I have tried all of the other software and I do...

    I have tried all of the other software and I do not like them. They are either too bloated, or too complicated, or too expensive, or too heavy to install that your OS is crippled, or too boring to...
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    Thanks that really helped. :)

    Thanks that really helped. :)
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    Moisty Dungeon (fireflies attack)

    Hello fellow Blender users, I try to create a moisty dungeon but it seems that Cycles is very sensitive to fireflies. :(

    Do you happen to have rendered a scene like that before?

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  92. Thread: Soft Shadows

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    This is the first time I've seen something so...

    This is the first time I've seen something so clever! Well done.
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    For many years since I started using Blender 2-4...

    For many years since I started using Blender 2-4 (years) I was very ambiguous about it, if it would worth the effort to use it, if it is good enough. I found that when I was a beginner I struggled to...
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    Currently in Blender there are two techniques to...

    Currently in Blender there are two techniques to blocking shapes, a) metaballs and b) skin modifier. The problem with these two techniques is a) that when you work in orthogonal axis-es you are ok...
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    Maya got a Grease Pencil

    Here is the Grease Pencil tool in it's full glory in Maya.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Or-lmvh1JqM

    Also, to secure the thread (avoid air-talk) for example Cinema4D got a sculpting tool...
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    Take that "Uncanny Valley" (slap)

    I wonder what will happen to graphics in the near future...
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lj2EeLAai14

    First of all, you might say wow cool video and impressive video, then you can close Youtube....
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    I think that this song is voted for the intro of...

    I think that this song is voted for the intro of the opening ceremony trollface.jpg
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ktvTqknDobU
  98. Thread: Smart creature

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    Awesome work, well done. I liked the idea to...

    Awesome work, well done.

    I liked the idea to do paint over in Krita, I had not thought of this but I will try it in the future. :) I would suggest you to keep that layer and try to do a projection...
  99. Personally, I had tried once to render an...

    Personally, I had tried once to render an animation with Blender and it was unpleasant experience. I have not so far get my hands on a big project but the next time it will be I will sure try to see...
  100. I had the same problem once and I found a good...

    I had the same problem once and I found a good tutorial in a forum about how to use z combine. It could be good solution to fit your spaceship between an array of asteroids, in a more tricky way.
    ...
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