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Old 16-05-2007, 08:12 AM   #16
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Here's a wire. Unsmoothed. I don't smooth all parts though, some parts I just bevel (if necessary).
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Old 16-05-2007, 08:16 AM   #17
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And here's the same scene but with a diffuse material only.
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Old 16-05-2007, 11:58 AM   #18
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Man that's so cool!!! I use to have VIC 20, how sad is that!

Look like the real deal
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Old 16-05-2007, 12:12 PM   #19
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Looks good m8. Still think those render times are a complete killer for switching to Maxwell (even though its a great render engine). MR is just as good (yes tweaking is a pain in the ass).
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Old 16-05-2007, 03:37 PM   #20
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As I wrote before everything looked good except the plastic lid after 5-6 hours. You could probably tinker with the settings to get rid of the noise BEFORE 9999 minutes I didn't bother though. Justed pressed render and let the machine do the work for me
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Old 17-05-2007, 05:54 AM   #21
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this looks awesome
quick question about maxwell, do you export the scene and then open it in maxwell or can you render right in maya with maxwell?
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Old 17-05-2007, 06:08 PM   #22
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They written a plugin so that Maxwell launches from within maya (as an external application) and returns the picture in maya render view when done. So it's not as integrated as for example MR. For longer renders I export the scene though and render it on my server from command line.
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Thats a very very nice and realistic render DJbLAZER.

My first computer was a Commodore 64 but for some reason we had a dark grey'ish coloured tape deck. After a while it also started quietly making the computer tape sounds that were stupidly loud on the speccy - I think it was from over use of loading too many games over and over!
I think the first game we (me and my older bro) got was spitfire 40 with some very dated graphics now (first five pics here)
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We eventually got an Oceania 5 1/4 inch floppy drive (similar to the 1541 drives but slimmer) and couldnt believe how much more convenient and faster they were - but instead of 9.99 per game they were 12.99 or 14.99 which was stupidly expensive!
My first disk game was echelon, a wireframe 3D world puzzle type of game which I spent far too long on.

International Karate was cool and so was the follow up IK+ where you had three fighters and you could change all manner of things in the background and stuff (background sky colour and style, background watercolour and ripples, drop characters trousers etc etc.

Ah the good old days.....thanks for bringing those memories back DJbLAZER
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This is cool (like all of your works, DJB). Great realism, although I contribute it to Maxwell .
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very nice. love the scratches.
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