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Posted: 22 December 2012 10:40 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1081 ]
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Photobucket keeps squishing my pictures….any other good, free picture hosting sites out there?


They also have a shady TOS hence why I left there.

You can use Mediafire to host images and they will not squish your picks.  MF can be used to host any digital file of yours and you get 50GB of storage for a free account with 200MB per file upload.


Hmmm , I’ll consider that….do they squish pictures, too?

Also, you asked about the Ptolemy ship you liked, and here’s a few more shots in my previous post. :D

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Posted: 23 December 2012 03:54 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1082 ]
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Next issue of Tales from the Mirror Universe will be up in a couple of days.

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Posted: 23 December 2012 05:56 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1083 ]
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TheCastellan - 22 December 2012 10:40 PM
Mattymanx - 22 December 2012 10:37 PM
TheCastellan - 22 December 2012 10:33 PM

Photobucket keeps squishing my pictures….any other good, free picture hosting sites out there?


They also have a shady TOS hence why I left there.

You can use Mediafire to host images and they will not squish your picks.  MF can be used to host any digital file of yours and you get 50GB of storage for a free account with 200MB per file upload.


Hmmm , I’ll consider that….do they squish pictures, too?

Also, you asked about the Ptolemy ship you liked, and here’s a few more shots in my previous post. :D


They do allow you to see the full sized image.  By default when you first view it it is sized to fit the screen but clicking on it brings it to full size.  MF is not an image hosting site by default but they have added new features for those who wish to use it as such.  You can upload an image of any size you want and its fine.  If you want to do 2000x2000 then go ahead.  Anyone you show it to will be able to see the full size image.

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Posted: 23 December 2012 07:08 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1084 ]
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PDSmith - 23 December 2012 03:54 PM

Next issue of Tales from the Mirror Universe will be up in a couple of days.

And I’m only on page 8- out of 129….

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Posted: 23 December 2012 07:51 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1085 ]
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I’m cheating.  1 or 2 images per page for Mirror Universe based mini novels.

Still have the TOS sequel to my very first novel in the works and the TNG based ‘Virus’ based story from last year.

Other projects pulled me away from Trek.  Mainly to get my head clear since I was suffering a major burn out of Star Trek earlier in the year. But I did manage to get two books written and published. 


For everyone else.

Technical notes for these mini novels. Each story is 14- 24 pages in length.

Each image took my computer (i7 8 core 2.5Ghz 8Gb ram, 64bit) up to 30minutes to render a piece.

One IBL (occlusion samples set to 128, Max raytrace set to 200, Environment Mode is set to Occlusion with Direct Shadows
2 spot lights : directly to the left and right of the characters, with shadows set to Raytrace.
2 point lights set to Specular Lighting only (they give the specular material a shine) No shadows.

All skin of the characters are SSS based. For you DAZ users this might help with using the skin shader by Omnifreaker https://helpdaz.zendesk.com/entries/20658113-how-to-use-the-elite-human-surface-shaders

Depth of field is based upon my tutorial:  http://pdsmith.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d4jpw8r

for 3Dlights rendering setting, I stay with the settings as is with the exception of Max Ray Trace Depth is set to 4.

-Paul

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Posted: 23 December 2012 10:48 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1086 ]
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I dont know if this will be available tomorrow or not, im not holding my breath, but…


The doors do not open cause they were not modeled in a way to do so.  There is limited movement in the model.  However, the included crew is smart proped and will load to the same scale as the shuttle every time.  Customization options too.  Please see the readmes for that.

THank you and a Merry Christmas to all.

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Posted: 23 December 2012 11:13 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1087 ]
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Cool mattymanx smile

 

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Posted: 23 December 2012 11:13 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1088 ]
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one more card for u all smile

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Posted: 24 December 2012 02:29 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1089 ]
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Klingon pin/communicator is posted to the props section. But here is the link again is anyone missed it.

http://www.mediafire.com/?fns8j1l2oqsmcmj

Book two is complete…waiting on proofers for review….should be up around the same time as the Doctor Who special.

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Posted: 24 December 2012 04:07 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1090 ]
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One final xmas card for everyone raspberry

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Posted: 24 December 2012 11:10 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1091 ]
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MotoTsume,

My favorite is the Doomsday machine!

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Posted: 24 December 2012 05:00 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1092 ]
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Just popping in to wish everybody a Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays or Happy Trekking!

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Posted: 24 December 2012 07:17 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1093 ]
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John Stossel just did a special on all of the reasons we are better off than our progenitors, and he made it sound like it was some kind of new idea.  It occurred to me as I listened to him and his guests pontificate that Star Trek posited this very future 45 years ago!

Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukah, Happy Qwanza, Happy Festivus… or whatever applies.  Bottom line is I wish you all a great holiday, and a happy new year.

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Posted: 25 December 2012 12:58 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1094 ]
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Happy holidays, everyone, to you and those you love.

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Posted: 25 December 2012 09:31 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1095 ]
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For your reading pleasure.

Book 2 of the ‘Tales from the Mirror Universe’

Good Intentions

direct link to the book . http://www.deviantart.com/download/344803713/good_intentions_by_pdsmith-d5pac8x.pdf

Link to the web page with the book http://pdsmith.deviantart.com/#/d5pac8x

Hope you like it.

Merry Christmas everyone.

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