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Where can I find props/characters for a server room?
Posted: 23 September 2012 09:27 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 16 ]
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Also, keep in mind many people don’t know exactly what a server room looks like. People tend to suspend disbelief in many situations. As long as you are entertaining them.

True in general, but not in the specific - the client for this one is part of the IT department. (As it is, they’re going to wonder why the databank in the image wasn’t built by Hitachi…)

If they are going to want to be that specific, then a primitive cubes with “Real Photos” as the textures would be your best bet.

Kendall

Considering the lack of decent photos on the Hitachi website, that would require taking a camera into the computer room, which they won’t let me do. (If they were allowed to take photos, they wouldn’t need a render.) <sigh>

Hmmm.  If you contact Hitachi sales (assuming the databank in question isn’t discontinued) they’ll mail you lots of promotional information, especially if they think that you’re a prospective buyer, or a representative for a buyer.  That material should have lots of clear pictures of the item in question.  A scanner later and you have your textures.

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Posted: 23 September 2012 11:30 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 17 ]
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Does someone in their IT department have access to a good Visio stencil bank? That shold have front and back images of everything that you can rasterize and stick onto primitives.

Sun’s old site used to have photos of evereything they sold, but their new ant overlords may have eliminated that.

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Posted: 23 September 2012 11:33 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 18 ]
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Not cheap, but worth a look: http://www.creativecrash.com/marketplace/3d-models/electronics/c/server-rack

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Posted: 23 September 2012 12:27 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 19 ]
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Canary3d - 23 September 2012 11:33 AM

Not cheap, but worth a look: http://www.creativecrash.com/marketplace/3d-models/electronics/c/server-rack

That’s the same one I found at Turbosquid….that particular vendor has several different server items available. 

Rob, if you can, Kendall’s idea of contacting Hitachi may be worth it.  I noticed that they had 3d presentations of some of their stuff, so models do exist.  Whether or not they’ll want to share or anything…that’s a big question.

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Posted: 23 September 2012 12:40 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 20 ]
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You might like some the Labworks pieces at powerfusion3d.com

http://www.powerfusion3d.com/Labworks-Pack-2.html

There is equipment that work work in a server room and it’s all reasonably priced.

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Posted: 23 September 2012 01:13 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 21 ]
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Canary3d - 23 September 2012 11:33 AM

Not cheap, but worth a look: http://www.creativecrash.com/marketplace/3d-models/electronics/c/server-rack

That’s the same one I found at Turbosquid….that particular vendor has several different server items available. 

Rob, if you can, Kendall’s idea of contacting Hitachi may be worth it.  I noticed that they had 3d presentations of some of their stuff, so models do exist.  Whether or not they’ll want to share or anything…that’s a big question.

It’s worth a try… assuming they reply before my deadline. Thanks!

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Posted: 23 September 2012 01:17 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 22 ]
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Canary3d - 23 September 2012 11:33 AM

Not cheap, but worth a look: http://www.creativecrash.com/marketplace/3d-models/electronics/c/server-rack

Hmmmmm… $40 US or $42 Canadian, despite the fact that the currencies have been within one cent of parity for weeks… I think I’d rather shop at TurboSquid.

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Posted: 23 September 2012 02:54 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 23 ]
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Canary3d - 23 September 2012 11:33 AM

Not cheap, but worth a look: http://www.creativecrash.com/marketplace/3d-models/electronics/c/server-rack

Hmmmmm… $40 US or $42 Canadian, despite the fact that the currencies have been within one cent of parity for weeks… I think I’d rather shop at TurboSquid.

What’s your timeline?

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Posted: 25 September 2012 07:25 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 24 ]
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Canary3d - 23 September 2012 11:33 AM

Not cheap, but worth a look: http://www.creativecrash.com/marketplace/3d-models/electronics/c/server-rack

Hmmmmm… $40 US or $42 Canadian, despite the fact that the currencies have been within one cent of parity for weeks… I think I’d rather shop at TurboSquid.

What’s your timeline?

Kendall

First draft is to be presented to management on Friday. (Although they’re likely to say “good enough” and use the first draft…)

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