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  1. Yeah I've been looking at those for a year now and that's definitely lthe way to go. That SSD would be good for a RAID array. But I remember paying $500 for 500 gb SSD just a few years ago..
  2. I was going to run out in September and buy the 2950X and even the latest NVidia GPU, the 2080 or whatever it's going to be called, but my friend an EE reminded me of Black Friday. Something to remember from last year.. https://www.forbes.com/sites/antonyleather/2017/11/23/amd-and-intel-in-massive-black-friday-processor-price-war/#6147e22d770a Threadripper 1950X: Launch price $999 - Average price $949 - Black Friday Sale price $799 (saving $150) a 16% saving. A similar 16% reduction in price on the AMD Threadripper 299WX 32 core CPU would be $287 USD. Oh well I wait a couple extra months....but by then they'll be letting out leaks on the soon to appear 64 core 128 thread Ryzen CPU..
  3. I watched about 75% of it. It was OK. I was disappointed with the Zbrush session at the end. The instructress did nice work but nothing to learn there that we don't already know.
  4. Sort of a bit off topic but since we're thinking about next builds, how about a 1TB SSD for $173.00 USD? https://wccftech.com/review/crucial-mx-500-1tb-ssd-review-one-of-the-best-in-its-class/
  5. It's live right now; the taxidermist lecture is excellent. I'll try to find a you tube or vimeo version to post when it's over.
  6. L'Ancien Regime

    Modo Meshfusion vs MOI 3D

    Thanks for the suggestion. I've seen it around and yeah I love BREP modeling. I'll have to give it a spin.
  7. https://wccftech.com/goldman-downgrades-intel-while-upgrading-outlook-for-amd/ Goldman Sachs not only upgraded AMD (NASDAQ:AMD 19.06 0%) from “sell” to “neutral” today, but Analyst Toshya Hari cut the rating on Intel (NASDAQ:INTC 48.85 -0.03%) from “neutral” to “sell,” doing a complete polar swap on the CPU giants. In Hari’s note to clients, he said “[w]e find it increasingly harder to argue our prior bear thesis — even following the recent stock price move — given Intel’s struggles with 10nm process technology.” This after my previous article regarding Morgan Stanley saying the general semiconductor industry is on the downswing, in addition to our article regarding Intel’s 10nm process is vastly superior to any current 10nm process currently in mass production as well as being a more dense and versatile package, it is still an unknown factor whether or not Intel can deliver, but the same thing could be said of AMD. While some analysts believe the smaller the process, the better the chip, not all processes are created equal. From April 6, 2017, when Goldman downgraded AMD to sell, AMD stock has gained 44% versus the S&P’s total return of 21% over the same period of time. With AMD pushing hard for market gains in the CPU market, it’s clear analysts are noticing something different, and not necessarily just Intel’s recent and scandalous change in leadership. Though this also could have analyst worried. Brian Krzanich, who resigned after having an affair with a subordinate, has not formally been replaced. Bob Swan was named interim CEO as of June 21st, but Swan was the CFO prior to all of this and made comments during an all-hands staff meeting that not only was Krzanich asked to resign for breaching company policy in regard to having a relationship with a fellow employee, he was removing himself from candidacy for CEO, further questioning the next person in charge. He also made clear their company’s sexual harassment policy. Now that Goldman has changed its tune on AMD, it also had quite a bit more in regard to it’s now also changing their opinion of Intel. “We believe Intel’s struggles will provide a reason for customers (PC OEMs, server OEMs, Cloud Service Providers, etc.) to adopt, or at least investigate, AMD’s product.” Their now adapted appraisal of 2019 lines out a sizable gain of 5.1%, moving into 2020 where they could see 9.4% gains in the server chip market alone. The desktop and OEM markets are different stories entirely, but if similar gains are seen here as well, Goldman could continue down this path. The playing field, from Goldman’s perspective, seems to be leveling off a bit. The next two years in the CPU market could be huge, not only for competition in the stock market but for the innovation it will provide everyone. This is just starting to get interesting. Affairs, reversals of ratings and even Goldman Sachs admitting they were wrong about a previous prediction. This story has got it all, folks. Stay tuned, and we’ll keep you informed!
  8. http://www.cgchannel.com/2018/08/come-to-anatomy-lab-the-art-and-design-of-quadrupeds/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+cgchannel%2FnHpU+(CG+Channel+-+Entertainment+Production+Art) Gnomon – School of Visual Effects, Games and Animation is hosting The Art and Design of Quadrupeds, the latest of its popular free Anatomy Lab workshops, at its Hollywood campus this Saturday, 11 August 2018. The full-day event, which can be viewed online via the player embedded above, provides practical guidance in drawing, sculpting and even 3D printing animals: this time with a particular focus on quadrupeds. Masterclasses in drawing, sculpting and animating believable creatures from leading VFX artists The day kicks off with a session on sketching animals from life from Gnomon instructor Andrea Adams and Mollie Hogan, executive director of nonprofit conservation organisation The Nature of Wildworks. They will be followed by one of the event’s most unusual talks, in which taxidermist Allis Markham and Nathan Looyenga, founder of 3D printing service Kapow! 3D, reveal how anatomy affects their work. After an interval, Rhythm & Hues animator Stephen Cunnane – and creator of some very neat videos analysing the walk cycles of mammals and creepy-crawlies – will provide his tips for animating animal gaits. Finally, Krystal Sae Eua, Blur Studio’s lead character artist, will be providing a live demo of her ZBrush sculpting workflow, focusing on the anatomy of canine limbs. Anyone interested in attending is advised to arrive early, and to “bring a sketchbook and an inquisitive mind”. Free to attend, but register online in advance Anatomy Lab: The Art and Design of Quadrupeds takes place at Gnomon’s Hollywood campus from 12.00-4.30pm PT on Saturday 11 August 2018. Entry is free, but you’ll need to register online in advance. If you can’t make it to LA, you can also watch the workshow free on Gnomon’s Twitch channel. You don’t need to register to watch the stream, and can ask questions via Twitter using the hashtag #gnomon. https://www.gnomon.edu/community/events/anatomy-lab-the-art-and-design-of-quadrupeds
  9. L'Ancien Regime

    Recommended Macro Recorders ?

    OK I don't know why OP had to come here for this info when all he had to do was google "Macro".. https://www.jitbit.com/macro-recorder/ Macro Recorder is not only a mouse recorder, keyboard recorder and player. It is also a very powerful automation software and even an EXE-compiler. $69 for the best version lifetime license.
  10. L'Ancien Regime

    Modo Meshfusion vs MOI 3D

    Yeah basically Groboto IS Meshfusion.
  11. L'Ancien Regime

    Modo Meshfusion vs MOI 3D

    And there's this too...sort of the reverse.. http://www.masterviacad.com/powerpackoverview/PowerPackPro/page36/page36.html
  12. https://community.foundry.com/discuss/topic/133055/mesh-fusion-and-moi3d I've been using MOI3D for a while now, which is a great sketchpad type Nurbs hard surface modelling app that produces wonderful engineering type hard surface precise shapes. When Mesh Fusion was first released I tried to reproduce what I could do in MOI3D and failed, but now with Mesh Fusion in Modo 10.2 with procedurals and the improvements to meshing it's all there now. It took me around 20 mins to get the form I was after in in Mesh Fusion which took me all day to get right in MOI3D. The speed was largely due to being able to adjust the form in real time with Mesh Fusion vs having to continually try and backout changes in MOI3D. The other part which took time in MOI3D was working out the export settings to get a smooth mesh that would render well with MODO. It's interesting to see how the two different applications compare with the final mesh that renders cleanly, I've attached a few renders to show the results I got with each program. To get the MOI3D mesh to render properly I needed to use triangles + quads as the n-gon wouldn't work, it took a long time of experimenting to get the right settings for export, but Mesh Fusion worked straight away and came up with an even cleaner mesh. Anyway, super happy with how Mesh Fusion is going, the combination of Mesh Fusion and procedural mirror / helix etc is wonderful, as is the increased stability of Modo. I'm getting some great work done now. http://moi3d.com/forum/index.php?webtag=MOI&msg=987.8
  13. L'Ancien Regime

    Recommended Macro Recorders ?

    Modo has that built in. https://www.solidsmack.com/cad/learn-automate-commands-modo-macros/ But it only works within Modo. I know of no other program that does that universally across all platforms.
  14. https://wccftech.com/amd-ryzen-threadripper-2990wx-crushes-intel-core-i9-7980xe-cinebench-benchmark/ AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX 32 Core CPU Is 53% Faster Than Intel’s Core i9-7980XE 18 Core – Cinebench Benchmark Performance Detailed Officially
  15. New packaging for this 32 core beast