Maya for 3D Printing - Rapid Prototyping
In this course we're going to look at something a little different, creating technically accurate 3D printed parts.
# 1 04-11-2002 , 07:39 AM
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Time to smash your piggy banks

In order to save A|W from being bought out by Apple, maybe we all need to get together and purchase shares collectively. If half the board puts in enough for like 5 shares...it would at least make a statement from the user community.


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# 2 04-11-2002 , 07:48 AM
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SGI is HURTING. had no idea it was that bad.

0.82 per share.

https://finance.lycos.com/home/stocks...rigsymbols=SGI

we have, what, 2600 members now?

if under half of us each put in 82 USD (55 BP) for 100 shares...that's another 100k USD they can work with. what do you think for a one-time investment?


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# 3 04-11-2002 , 08:18 AM
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Hmm, I believe it´s quite a noble idea moocow, but unfortunately I don´t have any money ..

Prefer to send it to Italy, my family´s over there ... and uhh, well with the quake and thing .. we´re sending some money and clothes .. so they can send it to the people ..

# 4 04-11-2002 , 08:24 AM
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# 5 04-11-2002 , 08:24 AM
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it wouldn't be for another 6 months or so, when everyone's scraped up some extra cash and picked someone to handle the whole thing (i nominate kevin if he's interested, seeing as how he's a pretty trustworthy guy).

random date, maybe may 1?

doesn't have to be 100 shares...maybe 25 or something...whatever you guys can manage.


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# 6 04-11-2002 , 08:34 AM
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i can personally input all member data into spreadsheets (who puts in how much $, date, payment type, all contact info)...it would be freely available to anyone who asks (good way of backing up data, hehe). and hell, i'll personally pay for the monthly charge on the new bank account.

come on guys, 25 shares is only $20. it isn't a whole lot...you guys can get that together by next may, right?

if we have enough takers, then kev, we'll have to get together and meet up with the presidents of SGI and A|W sometime. i don't mind going to london if they don't.


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# 7 04-11-2002 , 08:35 AM
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Hmm, perhaps ... I don´t know .. it does sound good, but would it actually help?
I mean, 100K is almost nothing compared to a such a big company don´t you think?

Well, anyway, If I do have the money, and there´s a chance at it, I´ll do it ... but it does seem somewhat pointless.

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# 8 04-11-2002 , 08:38 AM
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adldesigner, i usually check the news several times a day, but i haven't been online much lately (and no tv)...what happened with this earthquake? i'd be more than happy to pitch in for that.


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# 9 04-11-2002 , 08:44 AM
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# 10 04-11-2002 , 08:48 AM
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damn man...your PM box is full.


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# 11 04-11-2002 , 09:37 AM
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Originally posted by moocow
damn man...your PM box is full.

everybody loves him, thats why user added image

# 12 04-11-2002 , 06:56 PM
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Originally posted by moocow
damn man...your PM box is full.

Darn, I forgot to clean that up! Sorry moocow.
I cleaned it already.

# 13 04-11-2002 , 08:22 PM
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I'm in.

I can afford to buy around 75 shares worth.

I'll even donate 50 shares to a few who cant afford it if need be.

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# 14 04-11-2002 , 08:30 PM
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Whoops, soory folks, my girlfriend just saw me write that, so I'm now only in for 20 sharesuser added image

I'm getting more for me and her in case sgi turns around.

Once Maya gets native GI/HDRI and/or comes COMPLETE with Mental Ray, AND cures all of their PFX, modeling, and particle animation issues, sgi should go up again.... a littleuser added image


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# 15 04-11-2002 , 09:21 PM
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I'll help if I can too!!!!!!!!!

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