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  1. No I found posts on a Houdini forum from him in 2003 so he's been in on it for a long time. He's a master though. I wish I had his skills at procedural modeling.
  2. Well he definitely didn't get those skills in one year. Judging from his posts on Houdini boards he's been a Houdini guy since at least 2003. That's a lot of hours...
  3. Why don't you give us a better idea of where you're going with your own work by posting some samples of it, so we can see if 3D Coat would fulfill your needs. I really like 3D Coat's workflow and while every program has its vexations I've found Zbrush to be substantially more annoying to work in than 3D Coat. Zbrush is older and has a bigger user base so that there's a tendency to look at the work that's been done in it as proof of its superiority.
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    All tutorials offline

    Sure wish I could find the download for Digman's tutorials. He had a really deep knowledge of some of the most arcane stuff buried deep inside 3dCoat. Anyone? Puhleeze?
  5. I have a question though on using the shaping tools to lay out the black and white areas that become voxelized dimensional objects in Sketch Tool; they're the same shapes you use for Cut Off Tool, where they work fine. But in the context of the Sketch tool there's one important shape that doesn't work well at all; the Closed Spline goes wonky on you. When you try to use it by clicking the spline points within the Sketch Tool box it shoots right off to a point far from the target area and the Sketch Tool box refuses to allow any curve points to be placed inside it. It would be useful in the Sketch Tool context if we had access to drawing with this spline. And one other question; when Tenitsky has drawn a circle or square in Sketch Tool to the size and dimensions he desires, he can slide its location around the Sketch Tool box with some hot key or something before he has released his mouse button and formed the blob of voxels in the Sketch box. Any ideas on what that technique/hot key is?
  6. Works great now. I foresee a lot of fun with this.
  7. Well, I went back to version 9.38 and it works. Tenitsky's latest tutorial was made with 9.05 so we should be good to go. https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0ByesnXO2ExYDREJkVHViV0ptX28 Take your pick, 9.38 or 9.39.
  8. Thanks a lot Carlosan. Are there any versions that do work? I've uninstalled 9.52 and installed 9.54 and the problem remains the same. And thank you too sprayer. It's too bad because I've never liked the sketch tool before; I thought it was cheap and dumb but that Tenitsky tutorial shows it's new form off to good effect. It produces some very cool work now.
  9. Thanks So, how do I change that so I can get going?
  10. I'd just love to do this tutorial but I can't even get started with it because all Sketch will give me is three planes of cyrilic type. This is using 9.52. Clear current, fill current, doesn't work.
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    Bug: carve tool is wrong vs 2D Paint tool

    It's a lot easier than Blender's system that's for sure. Very nice find. Thanks.
  12. http://www.cgchannel.com/2020/06/download-over-90000-free-ies-lighting-files-from-ies-library/ https://ieslibrary.com/en/home Why this? IES files describe how light from a lamp is distributed in a room. This data is provided by many manufacturers so that lighting designers can realistically simulate how a project will look when a specific light source is used. 3D artists also use this data to calculate their images more realistically. However, it is cumbersome to find the correct file using try and error, as the manufacturer does not necessarily include a visual example. Jürgen Furrer has launched IES Library, a new online library of IES files for use in architctural visualisation and illustration work. The site currently has over 90,000 IES files available to download for free, representing real-world lights from manufacturers like GE, Osram and Philips, each with a rendered preview of the light pattern it generates. Download IES files for real-world light fixtures for use in DCC and CAD software A global standard for photometric data, the IES file format encodes the intensity and spatial distribution of light emitted by real-world light fixtures. IES files are supported by most industrial design and visualisation software, including DCC applications like 3ds Max, Blender and Maya, either natively or through renderers like V-Ray and Arnold. Although IES files are freely available online, IES Library collects together data from many individual repositories, including those for a range of major lighting manufactuers, and eliminates duplicate records. Each file is presented with supporting information like wattage and bulb type, plus a standard render showing the lighting pattern it represents, generated automatically in Blender. Files can be filtered by manufacturer or by type: there are simple categories for downlights, uplights, flood lights and multi rays. New tagging and browsing features planned for the site Furrer is currently in the process of populating the library with data, and says that he has around 160,000 files to process in total. Future features planned for the site include a contextual tagging system, the option for usrs to rate individual files, and a Blender plugin to make it possible to browse files directly inside the software. Users have suggested making it possible to filter data by the type of fixture in which a light can be mounted. Availability and system requirements The IES files on IES Library are free to download, and are licensed for commercial use.
  13. Martin Scorcese's Kundun, set in Tibet was actuallly filmed in Morocco. Lots of awesome matte painting shots in that movie http://www.vfxhq.com/1997/kundun.html There were lots of awesome matte shots in Scorcese's Gangs of New York too. The ending in particular was beautiful sequence of animated matte paintings of New York's Manhattan, from the 1860's to its pre 911 city scape.
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    Maxwell 5.1 Released

    Maxwell's material setup is very nice and it gives superb results even if it is a bit slow.