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Re: Imagine Gradient Textures
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Snow.itx, by Milan Polle for the Amiga version was very good - the Axis set 'vertical' then the texture used the angle of the objects' surface from 'vertical' to decrease both the bump map and colouring. So you'd go from thick, bumpy and white on horizontal surfaces to nothing on vertical surfaces. I used it extensively for the flow-stone in my Cave picture 'inner space' to give a clean, white covering for the rock.

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Re: The Hobbit - An unexpected journey.
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Hi, All,

Took the grandson to see it in 48 FPS 3D yesterday. Suitably blown away! Mr. Jackson has so-far done the book proud.

A lot of people say that the 48 fps takes a while to get used to- and I have to agree (but, I equally, find it takes me a while to get used to films being in 3D as well. Fortunately, this is the first one that didn't end up with me having a throbbing headache.) The oddest part was everything being virtually crystal clear- almost no motion blurring apparent anywhere.

That aside, the film itself was epic- with the usual grand sweeping panoramas and vista's we are used to seeing and the normal thrilling action scenes.

It certainly held one nine-year old's attention for two hours and forty-odd minutes.

Heartily recommend this one to anyone who enjoyed the Lord of the Rings.

All the best,

Kevin.

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Re: Basic parameter, but .... ?
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Hi, Kurodo,

Your post doesn't say what the actually problem is- looking, I would say it's the reflected lines not curving smoothly like expected?

But, it looks like a default sphere? Have you tried it with either; a) more Circle and Vertical sections or; b) a CSG Sphere?

The increased resolution mesh would not cure the problem, it would just mean that the supposedly curved reflections would be made up of more straight lines.

The attached render shows a default Primitive Sphere, default Primitive Sphere with the Circle and verticals doubled and a Sphere- all with a Chrome attribute applied.

Hopefully, this makes sense?

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Kevin.

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Posted on: 2012/10/12 8:29
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Re: DAZ Studio 4 Pro, Bryce 7 Pro & Hexagon 2.5 Free!
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Hi, Johann,

The Hexagon Wiki resides at:
http://docs.daz3d.com/doku.php/artzone/pub/software/hexagon/start

And, includes links to English and French PDF Hexagon manuals (along with links to tutorial video's.)

I haven't installed DAZ Studio 4.0 yet so I can't comment. And, obviously, Bryce 7 Pro works fine on my system: but I'm still running XP SP3.

As for your problem with Bryce, try the following from the Bryce Forum:

http://forum.daz3d.com/viewtopic.php?t=177552&highlight=windows

Hopefully, this will help?

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DAZ Studio 4 Pro, Bryce 7 Pro & Hexagon 2.5 Free!
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Hi, All,

Don't know if anyone's interested but, DAZ 3D has a limited offer: the above three programs are FREE until 29th February. I'm just downloading DAZ Studio 4 Pro (just a shame I've already got Bryce and Hexagon....)

Just head to https://www.daz3d.com

Only problem is the site is, for some strange reason, running a bit slow at the moment?!?!

For those who don't know Bryce is a landscape renderer whilst Hexagon is a Modelling program supporting subdivision and spline modelling. DAZ Studio is good for posing and rendering Poser figures- and is designed to be used with both Bryce and Carrara. You can be using Bryce for example, then decide you need a human figure posed etc, jump to DAZ Studio to do the posing then import the figure back into Bryce.

The DAZ Studio download is 900-odd meg in total- comprising 10 files (one is 32 bit the other 64 bit.)

All the best,

Kevin.

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Re: Merry Xmas to all users of this site.
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Here's wishing you all a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Prosperous New Year.

All the Best,

Kevin.

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Re: AMIGA: Has anyone used Image 3D v5 or v6?
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Hi, Ferocious3,

I still occassionally use Imagine For Amiga V5 using WinUAE on my PC. Generally use it if I need a texture that isn't available for the PC- in which case I render it in IFA and brushmap it in Windows. Or, if I need to use one of IIUtilities (Stars being particularly useful) or I need to use one of the various Arexx Macro's SubGroup2Object being particularly useful. (Macro functionality would be a god-send in IFW.)

IFA does run well under WinUAE with the AIAB (Amiga In A Box) package providing things like NewIcons, etc, etc.

Functionally, v5 is still the pretty horrible 'Amiga' interface, but being under emulation it is still pretty fast. As for functionality, it lacks some of the StageFX available with IFW. The IFA version of Shredder is particularly unstable- crashing about 50% of the time I've used it in the Detail Editor. (Annoyingly, it seems to work OK in Stage Editor- go figure.)

In general, you probably won't need IFA- but it's occasionally useful. So, if you do have it, then it's probably worth having set up ready for if you do need it.

All the best,

Kevin.

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Hexagon 2.5..1.36 Public Beta
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Hi, All,

Haven't had much time to play with it, but DAZ 3D have a public Beta for their modelling/Texturing program Hexagon.

http://www.daz3d.com/i/3d-models/new- ... a?item=12568&cat=421&_m=d

The Serial Key expires on the 8th June, so it gives about a month to try it out. (Mind you, it is a Beta, so there are some limitations/bugs.)

The manual is very good, having links to videos that demonstrate what it is trying to explain.

All the best,

Kevin.

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Re: SteamPunk tank... (Mars-April 2011)
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Hi, Johann, Steve,

Of topic, I know, but there's even a Victorian Steampunk Society. The author Robert Rankin is the First Fellow of the Society. Several of his books feature the ideas that history didn't happen the way we think it did. For ideas/inspiration try 'The Witches of Chiswick' or 'The Japanese Devil-Fish Girl'- I haven't read 'Retromancer' yet, but it's based around the same ideas. Also, 'Knee's Up, Mother Earth' has some influences from Steampunk.

And, of course Daz3D has a plethora of Steampunk models.

All the Best,

Kevin.

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Re: Merry Christmas
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Hear, Hear!

Here's wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.



Best wishes,

Kevin.

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