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  2. Rodney

    Try out this test Contest poll

    That's exactly what the third parties are doing. When I say 'not worth pursing' I'm mostly approaching that from the standpoint of my personal capability and authority. Although I am bonded to the A:M Forum in many ways one of the golden rules I try to follow in administration of it is 'this is not my forum'. As such connecting databases to it has to go through Jason. Additional thoughts related to this: If we have visions of a highly customized forum I would suggest downloading and setting up a test bed IPB board and diving deeply into the workings of it. This is the recipe for success in my estimation as well as a useful education in optimizing IPB forums. Then with 'what success looks like' ready for implementation we just update the Hash Inc forum to the desired state (as approved by Jason/Hash Inc of course. There isn't much of a limit to what we can do with the forum. We just have to build, test and publish... as well as maintain it. A question we might ask relative to this is how much might it be worth purchasing a survey/polling option designed specifically for use with IPB forums versus building one from scratch? There is no doubt in my mind that survey/polling that would allow for contest voting will be useful and as such the idea of having that capability here directly in the forum is worth considering. As an example of that... currently the Galleries have some basic capabilities in that general direction. We might probe to see how far those capabilities go and what is lacking. Added: I mention Galleries for a number of reasons to include the fact that if contests polling and results could be conducted therein it would then be trivial to present the results and archive them later without transferring the contest data into the Galleries... because all the data would be there already.
  3. Rodney

    "Activity"

    There is some activity that I wouldn't strictly consider 'posts' but that might just be semantics. Activity is the broader category that includes all manner of forum postings. We'll leave it as is until someone suggests otherwise.
  4. robcat2075

    "Activity"

    thanks! Aren't those all "posts"?
  5. Rodney

    "Activity"

    Done. As that tab reveals forum member customizable streams to include posting to Galleries and Clubs would it be appropriate to title that 'Recent Posts / Activity'?
  6. fae_alba

    Try out this test Contest poll

    the results have to be stored somewhere, even if to only a csv text file. I can work with any format, just need to see an example of it to put something together.
  7. robcat2075

    plug ins

    Yes, it is Bullet now. You add bullet behavior as a constraint to an object in the Chor. Select the object>New Constraint>Bullet Rigid Body Here's a simple sample...
  8. steve392

    plug ins

    I just got the idea that newton had been changed for something called bullet sorry if im wrong
  9. robcat2075

    plug ins

    What plugins were there for Bullet?
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  11. robcat2075

    "Activity"

    What would it take to change the title of the "Activity" tab to "Recent Posts", just to make it more obvious and clear?
  12. steve392

    plug ins

    I have v19 og but cant find the bullit plug in plug ins I go to plug in wizard but its not there ,can I dl it somewhere
  13. robcat since it always seems to be you that rescues me I thought I'd ask you a question directly. I'm trying to import any kind of video into AM for a rotoscoping project and having no luck. I'm using Anyvideo converter and several others trying to find a format that can be imported into AM using the imag/seq function and NOTHING is working. Do you have any experience with this kind of thing? Any help would be appreciated beyond measure. (a paycheck hangs in the balance for me on this one) and sorry to be such a pest.

    thanks

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    2. robcat2075

      robcat2075

      Let me know if this is not working.

    3. svetlik

      svetlik

      thanks for responding. The last version disk i have is the yeti label version(12 or so?) and it won't run on Windows anymore because windows can't use the disc as a key for whutever fricking reason. How do I get a 32 bit version? do I have to buy it?

      I was able to open the avi file in photoshop and output frames as tga and they seem to work but I would still like to know how to get a 32 bit version installed.

      thanks for your help rob

    4. robcat2075

      robcat2075

      The disc versions were all 32-bit. There is a work-around for the Windows problem on the forum somewhere.

      But A:M is now released in 64-bit, 32-bit and Mac

      If you already have a current sub, you can just download the 32-bit installer and run it. You are on a current sub, right? Here...

      https://forums.hash.com/topic/48860-v190g/

       

      However, I just tried using it and it crashes on my machine. I'll put in a bug report.

      If you need 32-bit now, try the v18 version , found on the ftp site...

      ftp://ftp.hash.com/pub/updates/windows/v18/

       

  14. Jason Simonds

    The store is in the new home

    Hello, everyone the store is in it's new home. https://www.hash.com/store we really https://store.hash.com
  15. Jason Simonds

    Emerald City Comic Con

    until
    Hash, Inc. will be at Emerald City Comic Con for 2019. All 4 days Jason Simonds, Heath Hash, and some random friends. We do not have a booth number ye
  16. Jason Simonds

    Hash, Inc. support closed

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    I will be in Las Vegas for the super bowl again this year. Hash, Inc. support will be closed.
  17. robcat2075

    "Live Answer Time" Saturdays Noon CST

    Live Answer Time returns on Saturday January 12 at Noon CST. January 12 is the 346th birthday of Venetian artist, Rosalba Carriera This is very interesting... Her pastel portrait of Horace Walpole almost looks like she has included Depth of Field in the rendering!
  18. Rodney

    Try out this test Contest poll

    Nothing that would be worth pursuing I would think but you'd have to work with Jason on that. There are always additional capabilities from IPB and third party vendors willing to add to IPB forums though... for a price. I'll guess that lack of control/capability is what moved Jason and Hash Inc to stick with the website approach to managing contests.
  19. KingVidiot

    Good Choice For a Laptop to Run A:M

    regarding the keypad issue, I carry around a small USB keypad for navigation on any Mac or PC laptop - works great and it's cheap I was thinking of getting a Surface Pro (not my fav) or the Wacom Tablet PC (very nice) for on-the-go Photoshop, Painter, and AM 3D duties not sure what to get, maybe neither they are all expensive but the direct drawing/splining is cool and easier/more comfortable than a mouse - the Wacom stylus has several modifiers switches for complete control
  20. fae_alba

    Try out this test Contest poll

    Do the results go into a database? I can provide assistance in analyzing/cleansing the results to master based on a given value (say ip-address if it is captured).
  21. largento

    Good Choice For a Laptop to Run A:M

    Lotsa stuff to ponder, guys. Thanks for the good info. I'll weigh how important it is for me to get one against the cost.
  22. Fuchur

    Good Choice For a Laptop to Run A:M

    I think this one would be pretty much perfect for A:M: https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834850877 But it costs $499. This is pretty good too and costs $389.99: https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIAA0S7XB3555 Refurbished once like this one are pretty nice too (but this is not the most modern technique... I own a similar HP Elite Book 745 and it is pretty good too): https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834269117R It costs $271.99. Still I do not really like buying refurbished stuff and it just is an older technique. I would not recommend going below those prices... everything that comes below that is just not meant to be used for graphic software. All of the above a AMD based. If you really want to go with Intel (especially for the Ryzen once there is no good reason for that if you ask me), you might consider one of those: https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIAEYA8M52010&ignorebbr=1 (costs $569.99) In general look for a laptop which includes an AMD A10-APU (or better), AMD Ryzen (close to anything will do here) or an Intel-Chip (i5, i7) but WITH a dedicated graphic card from Nvidia or AMD. The included graphics of Intel are really worse than anything else. Go with a SSD (not really important which one) and 8 GB of RAM (or more). Best regards *Fuchur*
  23. robcat2075

    Good Choice For a Laptop to Run A:M

    Costco return policy... 90 days ought to be enough to know if it works or not.
  24. Rodney

    Good Choice For a Laptop to Run A:M

    I haven't read all of the responses but when I saw 4GB RAM that caught my attention. That pretty much cancels out any benefits gained elsewhere. I wouldn't want a computer with less than 8GB and would prefer 16GB... the more RAM the better-er-er-er. I've never understood the issues with Intel graphics as they've worked better and more consistently for me than higher dollar cards. It's a good foundational card that every application should be able to run well on. It's not cutting edge or fancy but it gets the job done. An additional note on RAM: Be careful about systems that state they have x amount of RAM as not all RAM is treated equally and the advertised RAM may not in fact be what is needed. I'll let the experts weigh in and explain more about that.
  25. Rodney

    Try out this test Contest poll

    If forum membership is the issue we can set up a forum where guests can vote. To insure anonymity we might make it so that only guests could vote. (should test that but originally as a test the Open Forum was set up so anyone... even non members of the forum could post) As for the stated goals: -Can integrate pictures into choice list. Check. Forum posts can use html to include images. -Each voter must choose three images. Should be possible. We'd just have to determine how to implement. Mitigation could be to disqualify any response that did not include three votes. -Anyone can vote... but just once. In the past contests (using Hash Inc's site, PHP etc.) I think this validation was done via voter supplied email address. With guest voting that wouldn't be possible. I suppose a mitigation for that shortfall might be to disqualify/nullify duplicate votes from the same IP address. The 'vote just once' goal might be the deal breaker in using forum polls as that would likely need to be managed manually.
  26. robcat2075

    Good Choice For a Laptop to Run A:M

    What is Costco's return policy? How much would you be out if you ended up with inside-out graphics and wanted to return the cheap laptop?
  27. Roger

    Good Choice For a Laptop to Run A:M

    And one last word about the budget laptops using the low-end dual cores (generally at the sub $300 price point): they tend to be lower power than a dual core system from back in the day. An AMD E-120 was a popular chip to put in budget laptops, but it is a sub 2ghz dual core chip. Other things that they do with these lower end systems to save on costs is they use single channel instead of dual channel RAM, slower 5400rpm hard drives (unless they use flash, in which case they tend to use a lower emmc flash module) and other measures to keep the costs down. If budget is really tight you're better off getting a used higher end system with a discrete chip that won't cause problems with AM, or trying to get a more modern budget system that makes fewer compromises.
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