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Terragen Discussion / Re: Lego trees
« Last post by bobbystahr on Today at 03:54:38 PM »
Odd but kinda cool, bet the surreal crew could use this technique....
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I always just use the "Pause Updates" feature before I start long renders (especially if I know they will still be rendering on Tuesday).

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Image Sharing / Re: a valley
« Last post by Luc Bianco on Today at 12:04:16 PM »
other light...
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Image Sharing / Re: Tree stuff
« Last post by Luc Bianco on Today at 09:57:21 AM »
Nice color variations, btw I liked a lot winter scenes too
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Mate, I had to reboot my door intercom this week.

Yes, it's not all bad of course - last week my toaster upgraded itself to a Breville  :)

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I have an iPhone which I won't update past iOS 10

And there's the whole IPhone OS thing where the updates made the phone run slower.
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Image Sharing / Re: TB-scene
« Last post by Luc Bianco on Today at 09:52:31 AM »
Fine work and I always appreciate your images because they tell each time a story
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NWDA Cliffs Contest / Re: NWDA's CLIFF ENTRY CONTESTANTS
« Last post by ajcgi on Today at 09:51:42 AM »
I've sent my choices of top 3 to Danny.
It took me a day of coming back to them to decide a top 8. Exceptional work from all of you! Really very impressive in parts.
I think it pushed everyone to be creative as well as work past some technical hurdles. There was plenty of work that could be called professional in quality.
Great work!
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ReactOS is interesting but it has been in "alpha" for, uh, nearly a decade?

Oh dear, I didn't see that. You have to worry when you see they apps they display can run on their OS are Photoshop CS2 and Simcity 3000.

There really is an anti-trust thing going on here, I know people may say to migrate to Linux or Apple, but apps are limited in Linux and to some extent Apple (which is also much more proprietary in hardware - nowhere near as much bang for the buck as PCs).

Windows have upset a lot of people with the updates nonsense and telemetry privacy etc. Maybe it might provoke somebody to come up with a decent OS which can run Windows apps , but that's a massive job and then they have the might of Windows to come up against - who I'm sure will want to stomp on any one who makes in-roads on their turf.

The current solution is to make use of some apps out there that can help with turning off these features, I would hope some of these allow Windows 10 Home users to get the same level of control as Windows Pro can.

Here's a good list of apps that help:

https://www.ghacks.net/2015/08/14/comparison-of-windows-10-privacy-tools/
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Terragen Discussion / Re: Windows 10 mandatory updates and long rendering
« Last post by ajcgi on Today at 09:42:51 AM »
Mate, I had to reboot my door intercom this week. :D My front door is higher tech than I am!
The group policy thingy is handy to know. Our windows 10 machines here drop connection to mapped network drives without a tweak in the policy editor.
I've worked on Linux (CentOS mainly), Windows, and Mac. I still think Linux is best for huge VFX businesses, but my favourite is Windows. At home, for my photo work I still use an iMac which I hardly update in case Apple break stuff for me. I have an iPhone which I won't update past iOS 10 as it will doubtless stop talking to my iMac, they'll have a falling out, I'll have a falling out with both.
All this OS stuff works fine so long as it's set up, left alone and nobody tries to break it.
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Image Sharing / The Tree
« Last post by rojharris on Today at 08:01:22 AM »
Hello,

This is pic number 2. This one is me trying to integrate Terragen with Cinema 4D. I made the scenery and clouds in TG, then rendered a backplate and 360 HDR. I exported the geometry very low res as a stand-in in obj format and exported the camera using fbx. Took them into Cinema and used the geometry as a shadow catcher, the HDR for lighting and the plate for background. I then added the big ol' tree in Cinema. At one point I had stuff on the ocean in Cinema too but it looked too busy so I took it out. Cinema stuff rendered in Redshift.

Quite pleases with the way Terragen integrates really well!

Cheers
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