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    Oh, wow. I feel such a deep sense of loss.

    Oh, wow. I feel such a deep sense of loss.
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    Hi all, I haven't been round these parts in...

    Hi all,

    I haven't been round these parts in years, but I got news the other day about Jason's fight and I wanted to drop in and give him and everyone around him the strength needed to fight this....
  3. Thread: mtlgen.dll

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    Thanks for the reply. I didn't use any plugins -...

    Thanks for the reply.
    I didn't use any plugins - not even CS, just straight Max and Bones. However, I wired parameters through Float Reactor controllers to drive chains of bones in my rig.
    On...
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    It's a fine card. Are you getting the 64 or 128?...

    It's a fine card. Are you getting the 64 or 128?
    I just bought another model from Sapphire, and the performance jump from my battle-tested-but-worn little Elsa was pretty dramatic.
  5. Thread: mtlgen.dll

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    I did a complete rebuild. I installed a new chip,...

    I did a complete rebuild. I installed a new chip, motherboard, new video card, new hard drives, power supply and new operating system plus the software. Pretty much the only thing I kept was the...
  6. Thread: mtlgen.dll

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    mtlgen.dll

    I just upgraded my system and did a complete reinstall. When I tried to open my files in Max after the reinstall I get a missing DLL error message: mtlgen
    Any clues as how to fix this? I didn't have...
  7. Thread: cs question

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    What kind of insight are you looking for? Is it...

    What kind of insight are you looking for?
    Is it biped setup that you're asking about?
    If your barrel is going to be stiff this should be very easy to do since you don't have to worry at all about...
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    I can't quite tell if you're asking what the best...

    I can't quite tell if you're asking what the best way to rig this particular model is, or what the best way to rig overall is.
    If you haven't learned rigging yet, you need to start with the...
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    I'm currently working on a personal project for...

    I'm currently working on a personal project for which I started to use CS on one character, but due to the need to customize the amount of bones needed for another character, I had to build a custom...
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    I played around with XSI for a few weeks and did...

    I played around with XSI for a few weeks and did some of their tutorials. As an animator I find their workflow much more intuitive and accessible, but I've devoted so much time to Max, that I'd like...
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    I bought it at Micro Center here in California. ...

    I bought it at Micro Center here in California.
    You might want to check out newegg.com and see if they have anything you can use. I just saw one there for $4.00 plus shipping, but it's not USB.
  12. Thread: software?

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    That's how I understand the differences between...

    That's how I understand the differences between the two apps to be.
    While you're at it, don't forget to look into the differences between all the Codecs that come with the software. Not all behave...
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    It probably depends on how familiar you are with...

    It probably depends on how familiar you are with 3d overall.
    I must admit that I've only dabbled with TrueSpace a few times a while back, but from what I remember, the workflow is very different...
  14. Hear, hear! The whole Mac vs. PC debates got old...

    Hear, hear! The whole Mac vs. PC debates got old about a decade ago anyways.
  15. Thread: Hi, Im New

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    A Wacom tablet may also make the transition from...

    A Wacom tablet may also make the transition from pencil to mouse a bit easier for you.
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    I bought a 3-button mouse for $5.99. Nothing...

    I bought a 3-button mouse for $5.99. Nothing fancy, but it still works and makes navigation a heck of a lot easier.
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    ... and check out the tutorials on Character...

    ... and check out the tutorials on Character Studio. I have a friend who didn't even realize Max came with them.
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    I agree with Paul's post above. Print out the...

    I agree with Paul's post above. Print out the rigging tutorials that ship with Max (60 pages or so) and take copious notes as you go along... you'll be referring back to them again and again.
    Also,...
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    I found this link on the tutorials page:...

    I found this link on the tutorials page:
    http://www.lightrays.de/html/tutorials/buch/book_eng.htm
    Hope it helps....:)
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    Some time back I was forced to use AfterEffects...

    Some time back I was forced to use AfterEffects for a 3 minute animation with narration, sound effects and various clips composited. Even though I knew Premier would probably have been better, I...
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