Calabi

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  1. I wouldnt like to model a car in 3DCoat if you make an error its a lot harder to undo. Getting that smooth perfect form alot harder. With pure polys its easier to refine the surface.
  2. Oh! I was going to upgrade to one of these from my gtx460. I've heard the cuda performance may not be that good.
  3. The UI isnt that bad, at least it has tooltips that explain some of things, information is compartmentalised into rooms. Its a hell of alot better than Zbrush. You at least have a possibilitie of figuring things out without even looking at the manual in 3DCoat. Zbrush you have no chance of working out where things are or what arcane combination does what without looking at the manual.
  4. I'm sure I suggested this a while ago. It seems the obvious thing with voxels.
  5. I started with a skull and heads, I dont know if thats too complex, but they have decent references and there is lots of tutorials.
  6. Removing or limiting the tool, when the tool has few uses other than the bad uses isnt a solution, but its a good first step, which would immediately reduce gun deaths. http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2012/12/externalities-and-the-dubious-defenses-of-gun-enthusiasts.html I'm not sure what comparing apples to oranges proves but of course thats a usual tactic. So let me get this straight, you want the freedom to buy a gun and shoot whatever you want, but you dont want the freedom to consume whatever media you want. You think that if the media was full of fairies and flowers and all moral(moral according to your perspective) things that would somehow remove violence in the population. It could be an interesting experiment. If it fails, would you go down the route of eugenics or the Serenity movie where they try to reprogram humanity to fit their ideals?
  7. I gave up trying to convince anyone of anything years ago, I know it never works. I'm just presenting facts in opposition to supposition and belief, so people can make up their own minds. And Fox news seriously wtf is that, is that a joke. Good idea put more guns in schools so people can be accidently killed as well as purposefully. This insanity... well I'll leave you to it.
  8. When a snowball rolls down a hill it gets bigger and faster. If the media publicise's someone suicide then suicides increase. http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2009/mar/28/media-reporting-suicide-bad-science The media could be more culpable than games. I'd just like to know how this narrative of games actually being at fault works. Do they train on it. Bearing in mind most of these people have been trained with and used real guns. They would know the fake digital guns would be nothing like the real guns. And there is nothing in the games that would prepare them for the real thing. Even that so called No Russian level. The AI doesnt respond like real people at all, nor does the gore.
  9. Overall crime in america has dropped dramatically. http://www.economist.com/node/21560870 Violent videogames do not strongly correlate with these incidents, there are plenty of other countries with violent media and not so many of these things happening. Guns are a clue. Keep railing about clever side distractions and you never fix the problem. In my opinion these things are happening more now because society is falling apart or at least the social bonds. There always isolated loners, big clue there. Its easier to isolate yourself now. They hate society or persons in it. They do not feel any empathy or respect towards others. Despair has caught up with them so much they just want to lash out at persons or people.
  10. I used to use the build quite a lot when I did use this, but it doesnt seem to behave the way it used to. When I use build now it shoots off miles above the model. Cant see how that is very useful. I mostly use Sculptris now though because I prefer its behaviour and simplicity. The move tool doesnt behave as good as in sculptris, you have to pick the right alpha. Thats another thing I think the brush's should all work without the alphas. Giving people tons of options doesnt help new people to learn the software. I dont know though Zbrush has tons of brush's. Maybe the names could be more descriptive and tooltips explain better. I want to use 3D Coat but its confusing, the behavours of brush's dont feel as good as sculptris.
  11. Stupid question but is there any need for so many brushes? I mean in the voxel menu is there a need for the build and airbrush. I dont really know what the difference or why you would use one over the other. Its the same with some other brushes in the other menus.
  12. There's no way Zbrush is that fast or intuitive to use. Its some guy with a million shortcuts. Its like selling a space shuttle to a lay person. No ordinary person would know all the shortcuts, the majority of people dont even use shortcuts. I'm betting the workflow is so convaluted its quicker to do it in standard program.
  13. Loving the skulls. Just a thought but if your having trouble sitting and sculpting, you could perhaps try standing and sculpting. Its a new thing or something, set up a stand on your desk so the monitor and tablet are at the right height and away you go(or you could buy an adjustable desk, but thats kind of expensive). Thats what I'm going to attempt to do, knock some bits of wood together etc. Its supposed to be healthier.
  14. Was the object quite large, because I had the same problem, just had to only subd a few parts.
  15. Very nice, that is some intricate design.