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Posted: 30 May 2012 05:18 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 31 ]
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Scary that software behaves differently on re-install ... but hey-ho, I was not a SysProg for 20-odd years without coming across a few oddities! smile

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Posted: 01 June 2012 03:54 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 32 ]
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I guess that the contretemps over the word “port” caused some collateral damage.  You can never tell with these things.  A single binary bit that is wrong - 0 to 1 or vice-versa - and you’re in the mire.  When one considers the astronomical numbers of bits that we are constantly moving about, the striking thing is not how many errors we encounter, but how FEW.
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Anyway, it’s done now.  Per ardua ad astra - through difficulties to the stars. (Or in my book, sheer bloody-minded persistence.)  All (!!!!) that remains to be done is checking and bundling for D|S users.  For them alone I have included a velvet drape over the balcony.  You can see it below, together with the effect of the spotlight.  Either or both may be removed.

Will someone please confirm for me that D|S users require the .dso files as well as .obj, .mtl and textures?  Perhaps we can get it uploaded tomorrow.
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There is something weird about the thought that sixty years ago tomorrow, as a young man I gathered with a heap of my relatives to peer over their shoulders at the new-fangled television set.  We had a definite sense of history in the making and we have not been disappointed.  Elizabeth has done a first-rate job and I hope that she will be around for a long time yet.
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Sixty years!  Well, well, well.

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Posted: 01 June 2012 07:47 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 33 ]
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Looking really good, Skipper!

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Posted: 01 June 2012 10:52 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 34 ]
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That looks good, Skipper!  I half expect her majesty to waltz out there and give a wave.  smile


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Posted: 01 June 2012 11:19 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 35 ]
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DanaTA - 30 May 2012 10:18 AM

Oh, and on the English language…I find that the literacy rate is much lower than advertised.  At least that’s my determination based on what I see in forums and emails and even professional advertising and news articles.  I can’t believe some of the things I see coming from big businesses and top news agencies!


As for Poser’s manual, I haven’t read through it yet.  But at least it comes with a manual!  raspberry


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Posted: 01 June 2012 12:11 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 36 ]
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Don’t get me started!  The type of advertising that makes me grit my teeth in rage is that which suggests that you save when you buy.  (Only perhaps if you intended to buy in the first place, mate.)  Then there was the notice that exhorted, “Don’t fail to miss it!”  So I didn’t.
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Mmmm.  No comments yet on which files you want me to include for D|S users?

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Posted: 01 June 2012 12:19 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 37 ]
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I don’t use Poser, but I usually just use the Poser versions of things in DS if there’s two available.  Usually the differences are so miniscule (DS could do Displacement before Poser could, for example) that it’s not worth the redundancy at the end-user level.  Sometimes it’s all a matter of shaders, so why not just release the DS-adapter kit for the Poser version, if the Poser version works in DS?

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Posted: 01 June 2012 01:42 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 38 ]
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Don’t know if the .dso stuff is needed - I think it is if you release it as a .daz scene file.

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Posted: 01 June 2012 03:46 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 39 ]
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Eustace Scrubb - 01 June 2012 12:19 PM

I don’t use Poser, but I usually just use the Poser versions of things in DS if there’s two available.  Usually the differences are so miniscule (DS could do Displacement before Poser could, for example) that it’s not worth the redundancy at the end-user level.  Sometimes it’s all a matter of shaders, so why not just release the DS-adapter kit for the Poser version, if the Poser version works in DS?

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A major problem with all 3D modelling is the wide variation of user knowledge and ability.  Already, we have had users take the published Poser version of the palace and successfully translate it for D|S, while others demand extra files.  This is not a simple subject or model and I feel obliged to make it accessible to as wide an audience as possible.  All would welcome a “click and go” download.  One must add too, the complication that neither D|S nor Poser completely import .obj files.  For example, if an object has several .jpg attached (for texture, bump, displacement, etc.) then Poser will import only the last one encountered, leaving the user to note the ommission(s), track the file(s) and attach them.  I discovered today too, that sometimes D|S will not import displacement files - and I have yet to discern when it does and when it does not.  The problem here is that displacement is used quite widely in this model and I very much fear that users may encounter considerable difficulty when matching the mappings.
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It is to be confessed that I have never heard of a DS-Adapter kit.  Please tell us more about it.  Where can I get it and does it work?
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Posted: 02 June 2012 04:40 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 40 ]
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OK, I’ve done it.  Get this version at http://www.ShareCG.com/v/62368/view/21/DAZ-Studio/Buckingham-Palace_DS

There are no .dso files, so it will be a matter of unzipping, then importing the .obj files.  I hope that everyone has a great time.

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Posted: 02 June 2012 05:22 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 41 ]
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Wow, superb, and a great render as well Skipper.

Sometime soon, when the site settles down a bit, I am going to try getting it into Bryce.

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Posted: 02 June 2012 06:36 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 42 ]
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Just grabbed it and ...

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Posted: 02 June 2012 07:05 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 43 ]
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Fantastic model Skipper. Thank you very much.gringrin:-):-)

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Posted: 02 June 2012 08:13 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 44 ]
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Glad you like it folks.  Thanks for the kind comments.
SimonJM - LOL.  That was quick.

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Posted: 02 June 2012 09:18 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 45 ]
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This looks just lovely - thanks!

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