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About snakedogman

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  • Birthday 10/13/1980

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  1. I recently built a new dual Xeon system with the Enthoo Pro case. It's a really nice case, certainly for the price. Quite big but it was actually one of the few cases that would fit the enormous motherboard needed for the dual Xeon's. Basically I built it based on this article: http://www.techspot.com/review/1155-affordable-dual-xeon-pc/ I can't say I truly needed the power of dual Xeon's but I like building systems and it seemed like a fun project, especially for the money. The Xeon's cost me about $60 each on Ebay And 64 GB of DDR3 server RAM from Ebay for another $150 or so. The most expensive parts were the motherboard, the power supply (though I went for a cheaper one than the one in the article) and the coolers (again I used a slightly cheaper version than the one in the article), but the whole build came in at well under $1000 (though that's without the GPU).
  2. Very cool, I've been contemplating doing something like this for a while but still too scared to commit Love the Zelda references in there too
  3. a primitive object technically doesn't really have polygons so you can't assign materials to specific ones either. But you can still combine and position multiple materials simply by adjusting the tiling and texture coordinates (using the texture and texture axis tools)
  4. ...scale a layer so that as it travels upwards trough the frame it gets larger the closer it gets to the middle, then smaller again as it passes the middle. Uhhh, basically imagine a credit roll where the titles scale up as they approach the middle of the frame. I can get some kind of scale/y position relation going on but am at a loss on how to get the exact behaviour that I want. Can anyone help me out here? Thanks in advance!
  5. yeah if I find I want to disable and enable tags regularly in a project, I'll usually create a null object, rename it "tag holder" or something like that and just use that to drag tags onto that I want to "disable". Maxon should really just make it possible to enable/disable tags though.
  6. I assume we're talking C4D here. I don't think it's possible to do exactly what you want to do. It's the same with shadows, there is no way to render out only the shadow (with an alpha channel) but not the object it's sitting on, although you can make the object turn completely white with the compositing tag, so you can use blend modes in AE to get the desired result.
  7. lol, I don't need a graph to tell me that I'm underpayed though purchasing power is only part of the picture of your income of course. If you have a lot of purchasing power but have to spend 50% of your income on rent, versus someone with less purchasing power who only pays 25% of his income for rent (for similar accomodation) than the 2nd person is probably still better off or at least more even. Using the "big mac index" is hardly gonna give you very exact or meaningful figures I think. It could mean Big Mac's are just cheap in Hong Kong, but I imagine housing prices in Hong Kong are a lot higher than they are in the Netherlands.
  8. that is possibly the most amazing thing I have ever seen.
  9. Hey guys, I recently had a chance to do a completely motion graphics project for a change again. check it out over here http://www.sputnikk.nl/ANWB.mov The most challenging but fun thing to do was the transition between the graphics world and the live action shot at the end. I had never attempted this before but I think it turned out quite well. I also did a sky replacement for that last shot which was also a first for me
  10. The stuff they're showing does look gimmicky, or at least only really important or useful to a handful of people out there. I wish Photoshop would get more AE features like basic 3d layers, particle system, fractal noise generation etc... What I'd really like to see though is a company like Maxon making a photoshop killer Seriously, the problem with Adobe is that they have zero competition in the market, esp with Photoshop, so there's just nothing to drive truly innovative or useful development. Not saying that everything they do with it is useless, but it seems to me there's a lot more interesting developments happening in the 3d app world where there's true competition between developers and apps.
  11. nice to read about those Mummy 3 end titles. They were definitely the best part of that movie (and I actually really liked the previous 2 films)
  12. Great concept, great execution! Very cool man, well done
  13. you can do that quite easily in Adobe Bridge as well (tools -> batch rename)
  14. 20 years later and it's still impossible to resize bezier handles from their stupid minuscule size. fuck it. Every time I try to use illustrator for more than half an hour I feel like throwing my wacom trough the window.
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