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by nbreslow
19 Oct 2012, 16:30
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Windows 8
Replies: 99
Views: 10626

Re: Windows 8

I have always had an eye on the Lenovo convertible tablets but never pulled the trigger on one. Good to know that there are going to be more options out there. Once a bunch of them hit retail I am going to try to make a list of which one has what kind of digitizer and whether they are pressure sensi...
by nbreslow
18 Oct 2012, 20:43
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Windows 8
Replies: 99
Views: 10626

Re: Windows 8

Sold.

I do hope it has pressure sensitivity, or at least the capability of using a special pen to enable it. But the accuracy is huge - I hate drawing on the iPad.

-N
by nbreslow
18 Oct 2012, 19:04
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Windows 8
Replies: 99
Views: 10626

Re: Windows 8

I guess I'll have to dig a little deeper to see what those other enhancements to Win8 are, haven't had the time. I am with you on the Win8 Pro version of the tablet - that is beginning to look appealing. As an iPad owner who wants to do a little more with a tablet device I like the prospect of ditch...
by nbreslow
18 Oct 2012, 16:11
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Windows 8
Replies: 99
Views: 10626

Re: Windows 8

What I am concerned with is the lack of information about OS improvements relating to professional computing, specifically DCC applications. With past Windows releases we would hear about new file systems, 64-bit architecture, etc. This time around all the noise is about the UI. I am not concerned w...
by nbreslow
04 Oct 2012, 16:57
Forum: Programming
Topic: Recreate perspective from 2D image
Replies: 6
Views: 1768

Re: Recreate perspective from 2D image

There is a free plugin for Maya on Creative Crash called Sanctus Match Camera located here: http://www.creativecrash.com/maya/downloads/scripts-plugins/camera/c/sanctusmatchcamera . Is this what you're after? You might be able to use some of what is there it or contact the author to make a XSI versi...
by nbreslow
14 Sep 2012, 16:02
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: A good monitor to buy?
Replies: 17
Views: 3422

Re: A good monitor to buy?

You are beloved here and you made a good choice. Let us know how it works out. :)

-Nick
by nbreslow
14 Sep 2012, 15:50
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: A good monitor to buy?
Replies: 17
Views: 3422

Re: A good monitor to buy?

I use Eizo monitors (have owned 3) and have been really happy with them. Excellent build quality, terrific color, and very highly rated online(for whatever that's worth). Unfortunately they do cost a bit (and it looks like they might be out of your range) but color accuracy is priceless and so are y...
by nbreslow
09 Aug 2012, 15:50
Forum: Programming
Topic: CCMESH and PTex in Softimage 2013
Replies: 20
Views: 5217

Re: CCMESH and PTex in Softimage 2013

At the risk of going even further OT I saw this recently and thought of you: http://www.opensubdiv.com/ . Here is a synopsis from the Pixar site: OpenSubdiv is a set of open source libraries that implement high performance subdivision surface (subdiv) evaluation on massively parallel CPU and GPU arc...
by nbreslow
03 Aug 2012, 20:41
Forum: Programming
Topic: CCMESH and PTex in Softimage 2013
Replies: 20
Views: 5217

Re: CCMESH and PTex in Softimage 2013

I think I have taken it a bit off topic..sorry about that!

Just got a bit caught up in my own issue with UV smoothing and took it there. My bad,

-N
by nbreslow
03 Aug 2012, 16:40
Forum: Programming
Topic: CCMESH and PTex in Softimage 2013
Replies: 20
Views: 5217

Re: CCMESH and PTex in Softimage 2013

Just for completeness I am cutting a pasting the way Renderman handles Catmull-Clark Subdivision Surfaces (from the 3D Delight User Guide). Mental Ray has all these capabilites but they are not supported properly in Maya. Maybe you can bring the proper implementation to Softimage with your work: 5.3...
by nbreslow
01 Aug 2012, 20:43
Forum: Programming
Topic: CCMESH and PTex in Softimage 2013
Replies: 20
Views: 5217

Re: CCMESH and PTex in Softimage 2013

Excellent work - you nailed it. A good way to tag would be to have a modified selection tool where you can select a vert, edge, face to apply the crease to and then MMB (or some hotkey combo) drag to set a value between 0-1. I would love to see what happens to UVs in certain scenarios and would be h...
by nbreslow
31 Jul 2012, 20:23
Forum: Programming
Topic: CCMESH and PTex in Softimage 2013
Replies: 20
Views: 5217

Re: CCMESH and PTex

One more thing..I brought this up on the Nvidia Mental Images forum here: http://forum.mentalimages.com/showthread.php?9522-UV-Smoothing-With-Subdivision-Approximation Their replies were what I thought - MR supports tagging as per the links you just posted but it is not integrated in Maya (Not sure ...
by nbreslow
31 Jul 2012, 20:06
Forum: Programming
Topic: CCMESH and PTex in Softimage 2013
Replies: 20
Views: 5217

Re: CCMESH and PTex

Hi Daniel, Thanks for the reply! My knowledge on this is in Softimage is limited as well but it has been something I have always followed the progress of as I am a modeler/texture artist. This was brought up before here: http://www.si-community.com/community/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=2389 but the discuss...
by nbreslow
31 Jul 2012, 18:25
Forum: Programming
Topic: CCMESH and PTex in Softimage 2013
Replies: 20
Views: 5217

Re: CCMESH and PTex

The 'corner feature' would be great to control. I *ahem* use Maya a lot to render and the lack of control over UV border smoothing for verts with a valence of two is something that has always bugged me. I don't think you can control that in Softimage either, right? It is a Mental Ray feature that is...
by nbreslow
31 May 2012, 17:00
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Mailing List Issues (A fix?)
Replies: 24
Views: 3595

Re: Mailing List Issues (A fix?)

And now its back - same thing, a flood. Getting annoying..

-N
by nbreslow
31 May 2012, 15:13
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Mailing List Issues (A fix?)
Replies: 24
Views: 3595

Re: Mailing List Issues (A fix?)

Same here - this is really frustrating.

-N