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Cromer Pier - Re-Issued
Posted: 16 July 2012 04:59 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 106 ]
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Thanks guys.  Some excellent advice there.  Do not forget memory sticks either.  I duplicate my own creations on one, with downloads (including apps) on another.  (You can’t boot from a memory stick however.)  It’s a belt-and-braces thing and to hell with jibes about paranoia.
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Now - a good night’s sleep and then - back to where we left off, trying to get this pier finished!

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Posted: 18 July 2012 08:06 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 107 ]
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That is a MUCH more satisfactory telescope! (Below)  The breakwaters have also been done, leaving the entrance building as the final (largish) job - it has to be made more economical and efficient.  I note that the sea must be toned down quite considerably, but otherwise everything is in hand.  This should not take too long.

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Posted: 18 July 2012 09:23 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 108 ]
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This just keeps getting better every time I see it

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Posted: 19 July 2012 03:32 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 109 ]
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Thank you Robert.  That is very kind of you.

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Posted: 22 July 2012 01:12 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 110 ]
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A milestone has been passed with the completion of all major modelling. (The saving has been quite substantial.)  Yay!!  Now we enter into the fiddling stage - adjusting minor points.  The sea must be toned down as I have said, while the brass handrails do not look like brass and are too skinny.  Things like that.  This will keep us busy for a while, then the next major (and final) milestone will be translating the whole thing into Poser.  We’re getting there - and I am having a ball.  grin

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Posted: 22 July 2012 01:50 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 111 ]
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That is wonderful Skipper.
 
Just looking at your beautiful model transports me back to my youth. It is just as I remember it all those years ago.
 
Must have this when it is finished.grin

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Posted: 22 July 2012 05:29 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 112 ]
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Looking very good.  Now, about the sun-kissed Baywatch babes ...? wink

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Posted: 22 July 2012 05:37 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 113 ]
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Umm, pardon,  what…....... this is the UK remember.  More like rain-washed than sun-kissed. rolleyes

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Posted: 22 July 2012 09:41 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 114 ]
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Looking great! smile

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Posted: 22 July 2012 02:30 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 115 ]
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chohole - 22 July 2012 05:37 AM

Umm, pardon,  what…....... this is the UK remember.  More like rain-washed than sun-kissed. rolleyes

Well, it was ruddy sunny and hot today! smile

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Posted: 22 July 2012 03:54 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 116 ]
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OK, that’s your summer for this year.

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Posted: 22 July 2012 04:51 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 117 ]
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chohole - 22 July 2012 03:54 PM

OK, that’s your summer for this year.

Oh, I hope so, I hate it hot and humid! smile

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Posted: 23 July 2012 04:02 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 118 ]
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What?  What?  There’s been a summer?  I guess I missed it while I was having that cup of tea.  Darn!!

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Posted: 25 July 2012 01:07 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 119 ]
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As far as the sea is concerned, after fooling around with it for a couple of days, I realised that I was on a hiding to nothing.  (Is that the correct phrase?)  That is, there are so many parameters involved that the slightest adjustment resulted in a different mood.  Above all perhaps, the greatest difference came about with the choice of render engine and settings.  All of this meant that no matter what I did, different users would produce widely different effects.  Well, perhaps that is as it should be.  All that I can do is offer the tools and a set-up that I consider to be OK. 
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Nearly done.  I have included the telescope but my original intention to create a whelk and crab stall has gone by the board, as well as deckchair hire, Punch and Judy and so on.  This is because I am getting concerned about the overall size of the file.  Perhaps I will make these later as a general-purpose seaside add-on download.
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Some time tomorrow we will move into the final stage of translation for Poser, then later to bundling and uploading.

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Posted: 25 July 2012 06:29 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 120 ]
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“Hiding to nothing” is indeed the right phrase!
The sea has many moods and small changes can have large outcomes - go with what you’ve got.  If the water is a separate object/plane/prop etc., it is simple for the user to substitute something of their own if your supplied sea does not suit them.

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