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Offline Will

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How do you pass the time while rendering?
« on: July 09, 2007, 10:15:25 PM »
Hello everyone! I wanted to know what people do while waiting for their render to finish, do you play games? read books? watch TV? or anything else. I'll start you off with my list of pass times: Games: I play mostly Rogue-likes because they don't take much CPU power or memory. I play:
nethack http://www.nethack.org/
dwarf fortress http://www.bay12games.com/dwarves/index.html
and ADOM http://www.adom.de/

For books I just started David Sedaris' Barrel fever, seems pretty good so far.

I also doodle a lot.

Ok there you go no add to it ;)
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Re: How do you pass the time while rendering?
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2007, 10:36:49 PM »
I stare at the screen and cheer it on.
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Re: How do you pass the time while rendering?
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2007, 11:07:20 PM »
lol old_blaggard.

If it is a short render I read books like Lone Survivor, Basic Economics, and Bankrupt. If it is really long I do it while I'm at work or when I'm asleep.  ;D

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Re: How do you pass the time while rendering?
« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2007, 11:17:53 PM »
Hmm perhaps I am truly alone in my activitys then
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Re: How do you pass the time while rendering?
« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2007, 08:15:18 AM »
I work  ;)

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Re: How do you pass the time while rendering?
« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2007, 07:27:12 PM »
Well I encourage you all to take a look at my stuff to ,you know, broaden your vision.
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Re: How do you pass the time while rendering?
« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2007, 07:33:25 PM »
Perfecting my plot for world conquest.

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Offline Will

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Re: How do you pass the time while rendering?
« Reply #7 on: July 10, 2007, 10:30:15 PM »
.... ohhhhkay sure..um I'll be over here if ya need me, okay? okay.

hmm Perhaps I'm am just a renaissance man.
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Re: How do you pass the time while rendering?
« Reply #8 on: July 11, 2007, 01:10:20 PM »
I work at programming, etc. or read.
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Re: How do you pass the time while rendering?
« Reply #9 on: July 11, 2007, 08:17:01 PM »
Hmm.. where do I start?
Listen to music - Bob Dylan (fanatic), Neil Young, Steve Earl, Captain Beefheart, Cold Play, and 10.000 more), Read (currently Stephen Fry), watch movies (last one Deja Vu), Grow and tend veg garden, Cycle, Fish, Ski, go to Gym, Cook, Drink single malt scotch, Drink wine , Drink lager, get drunk, sun bathe, use digital camera etc.etc. ( How do I have time for TG2?).
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Re: How do you pass the time while rendering?
« Reply #10 on: July 11, 2007, 09:12:49 PM »
I don't render much any more sense summer began. Ah Poopie!  I have to wait for the winter so my PC stays cool for hours of TG2 render times. If i do render anything it's with other software so that it's shorter lived, it has to be for the time being. :P  If i did render TG2 images i would listen to my music, clean the house, work on my story concepts or sleep.    ;D     

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Re: How do you pass the time while rendering?
« Reply #11 on: July 11, 2007, 09:56:15 PM »
work on my story concepts     ;D     

Yeah, what's that about? Sounds intriguing
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Re: How do you pass the time while rendering?
« Reply #12 on: July 12, 2007, 10:41:12 AM »
Yeah, I agree.  You don't have to tell us your ideas, but this sounds delightful. 

work on my story concepts     ;D     

Yeah, what's that about? Sounds intriguing
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Re: How do you pass the time while rendering?
« Reply #13 on: July 12, 2007, 06:10:08 PM »
Well, one night back in the early 90s, probably late 92' i found this new age/ambient music station sponsored by PBS called Echoes and all these cool images started popping in my head and it has not stopped since. Basically it's a series of incomplete science fiction stories and literally hundreds of pages of various ideas all relating to these stories in some way. It's huge, just way to complex to really give a general idea of the overall synopsis. It's a really a story of humanity, good vs the bad, human conflict told by a huge assortment of colorful characters. A lot of film had inspired me and of course the music. The sub-genre is say a mix of classic sci-fi, cyber-punk and suspense. Not much film inspires me anymore. I have matured a lot since my early years of writing. I find that most science fiction stinks full of cliches and the same stories told over and over. It's lost it's appeal i think, it's all cardboard characters and mindless action. Anyways i don't want to get into a huge discussion onto why i dislike 90% of sci-fi out there as that can go on for days. In my mind i just have always wanted to do what others have only hinted at. There is so much potential for this genre still.

I don't know if i will ever fill in all the gaps to my stories. Honestly i am more of a conceptual person and have a serious case of writers block.    ;D


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Re: How do you pass the time while rendering?
« Reply #14 on: July 12, 2007, 06:13:10 PM »
oh neat, those sound cool.
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