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Interesting.

 

It almost looks like after a time some of those wealthy enough must have seen the triple portraits and said, "I want one of me too!" even though unrelated to sculpture.

Of course some of those triples might also have had other purposes such as trying to test some angles, lighting or such before a final work.

But it does seem that as time went on the practicality and purpose was lost giving way to exercises in artistic invention.

The practical use for sculpting certainly makes more sense to me and I must assume sculptors rarely cared to share their preproduction paintings as the sculpt was the entire priority.

Also with the advent of photography I can see where the references could be much more plentiful and perhaps an final photographic montage presented to the subject of the sculpt would only consist of what was deemed the best of the poses which would take away from their usefulness strictly as reference for the sculpt from front, side and 3/4 views.

 

A lot of conjecture on my part to be sure but regardless its fun to see that once again the more things change the more they remain the same.

Now I find myself a little surprised that 3D artists haven't borrow more from old world sculpting practice although they certainly operating under many constraints when when decaling first appeared as a viable texturing approach.

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Live Answer Time returns on June 2, 2018 at Noon CDT

 

 

 

June 2 is the 119th birthday of German silhouette animator Lotte Reiniger

 

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Live Answer Time again on June 9 2018 at Noon CDT.

 

 

June 9 is the 127th birthday of Zachary Brewster-Geisz look-alike, Cole Porter...

 

 

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Live Answer Time reconvenes on Saturday June 16 at Noon CDT

 

 

June 16 is the 226th birthday of English landscape painter John Linnell

 

 

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Live Answer Time will meet again at Noon CDT on Saturday June 23

 

 

June 23 is the 106th birthday of British computing pioneer Alan Turing

 

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Live Answer Time returns from its hiatus at Noon CDT Saturday July 14

 

Our special guest will be David Simmons to answer our questions about the Squetch rig.

 

 

July 14 is the quadruply-notable anniversary of the births of animation pioneers Dave Fleischer, William Hanna,

 

Austrian gold-leaf painter Gustav Klimt, and... The French Republic (Bastille Day)

 

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Thanks David for joining

 

I kept getting knock off

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Another Live Answer Time on Saturday July 21 at Noon CDT


July 21 is the 49th anniversary of the first walk on the Moon

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Im going to have to miss this week, but hopefully Ill see you all next week.

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Saturday July 28 brings another Live Answer Time at Noon CDT.


July 28 is the131st birthday of "Nude Descending a Staircase" painter, Marcel Duchamp...

 

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Another Live Answer Time on August 4 at Noon CDT


Remember to not run with pencils, in honor of the 263rd anniversary of the birth of Nicolas-Jacques Conté

 

 

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Sorry, last minute change, no LAT on August 11. See you next week!

 

Live Answer Time returns at Noon CDT on August 11, 2018

 

August 11 is the 224th birthday of the fourth Chief Engraver of the United States Mint, James Barton Longacre.

 

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More Live Answer Time on August 18 Noon CDT

 

 

August 18 is the 149th birthday of wildlife painter Carl Rungius

 

 

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Live Answer Time returns on Saturday August 25 Noon CDT

 

 

August 25 is the 105th birthday of Disney animator and "Pogo" creator, Walt Kelly...

 

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Big announcement coming at Live Answer Time, Noon CDT September 1 2018

 

 

September 1 is the 123rd birthday of human-powered aircraft and fold-able car inventor, Engelbert Zaschka

 

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Live Answer Time returns on September 8 2018 at Noon CDT.

 

 

 

September 8 is the 96th anniversary of the birth of television comedy pioneer Sid Caesar

 

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Sorry I won't be able to make Live Answer Time tomorrow, I will see you guys next Saturday.

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We'll miss you, Roger!

 

But Live Answer Time will go on... Noon CDT September 15 2018


September 15 is the 111the birthday of Fay Wray.

 

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I thought I would have to repost these, but I managed to locate them. Here are a couple of things discussed during Live Answer Time today:

 

https://www.hash.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=47763&p=409439 (Desired gamma adjustment for 1.0 gamma and linearization chart)

 

https://www.hash.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=33048&p=410205 (Python linear color conversion)

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Thanks, David!

 

I've been experimenting with it and I've discovered that when you go to turn a 32-bit image into an 8-bit image, Photoshop presents you with an HDR Toning palette that can really help you adjust the image the way you want it. I'm attaching a screenshot. But it allows for a great deal of control of the final image. I think using the regular preview has some value since you can get a feel for how you want it to look in the final version, but rendering to a 1.0 openexr, means you can make those fine tuned changes yourself.

 

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The Wikipedia article has some coverage and explanation of the various OpenEXR compression schemes

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OpenEXR

 

"There are 3 general types of lossless compression built into OpenEXR, with two different methods of Zip compressing. For most images without a lot of grain, the two Zip compression methods seem to work best, while the PIZ compression algorithm is better suited to grainy images. The following options are available..."

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I'm getting mixed results and think that I'm so far into this movie's assets, that I'm just going to stick with the non-linear workflow. It would be best to approach it from the very start, rather than trying to cross over midstream.

 

At least now I know how it can be done and have the color chart to work with.

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If you render to OpenEXR, it has enough bit depth that you can do almost any post on it without banding.

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Although banding isn't an issue, you are still limited in what you can do (at least in Photoshop) by the fact that not all of the adjustments are available for a 32-bit image. For instance, "Brightness/Contrast," "Curves," "Color Balance" and other options don't work in 32-bit.

 

Decals and surface color choices need to be made from the beginning to work correctly. The black surfaces of the bridge consoles in my models come out gray. I can adjust levels to get them dark again, but I have decal images that don't appear too light and so become too dark with the changes.

 

 

I can work to get some colors saturated enough to not look bleached out, but other colors become over-saturated, etc.

 

Like I said, this is a workflow you need to start with, not attempt to adapt mid-production.

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I'm surprised Photoshop doesn't do those yet. My 17 year PS old doesn't do them either.

Do you have after effects? For video i'd be using After Effects anyway.

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I do have AE, but I generally use it for animating things. Photoshop has worked with video for over 10 years now and I'm more familiar with it. Unless I need to make an effect move, Photoshop is my go-to. Like Photoshop, though, not all of AE's filters will work with 32-bit color depth.

 

All of this is moot, unless I do another film after this one.

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More Live Answer Time at Noon CDT, September 22 2018

Live Answer Time cancelled due to voicelessness. See you next week!
 
September 22 is the 148th birthday of legendary slide trombone virtuoso Arthur Pryor.


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Get better, Robert!

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Windows Update finally done! Phew!

 

Sorry I was late, guys! SYNW

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Windows Update finally done! Phew!

 

Sorry I was late, guys! SYNW

 

Microsoft's new slogan: "Windows Update: It's Done When It's Done."

 

Almost sounds like a Saturday Night Live skit.

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We do Live Answer Time again on October 6 2018 at Noon CDT

 

 

October 6 is the 110th birthday of actress Carole Lombard

 

 

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Live Answer Time returns on Saturday the 13th, October 2018 at Noon CDT

Cancelled due to rain.  See you next week! If it's not raining.

October 13 is the 305th birthday of Scottish portrait painter, Allan Ramsay.

This self-portrait is very impressive...

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Heigh Ho, Heigh Ho, It's Off to Live Answer Time We Go, at Noon CDT on October 20 2018

 

October 20 is the 117th birthday of the essential Disney composer, Frank Churchill
 

 

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Great to meet Charles (chazcron) today at Live Answer Time!

I'm glad we got your A:M running and it was cool to see your car models! Don't forget the contest!

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On 10/12/2018 at 3:15 PM, robcat2075 said:

Live Answer Time returns on Saturday the 13th, October 2018 at Noon CDT

Cancelled due to rain.  See you next week! If it's not raining.

 



It's like Ernie Bushmiller predicted my house 60 years in advance...

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Come to the last Live Answer Time of Daylight Saving Time at Noon CDT on October 27 2018!

October 27 is the 133rd birthday of Henri Matisse's "favorite pupil," the Swedish modernist painter Sigrid Hjertén.

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At Live Answer Time, Andy was asking about the old Python modeling plugin.

Here is what i have on my HD

AM9_python_plugins.zip

This requires a very specific version of A:M v9 to work and probably an old version of Windows for A:M v9 to work. :)

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I was wrong about the 2001 disc.

It is the KeeKat disc.

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There will be a Live Answer Time at Noon CST November 10 2018. November 10 is teh 127th birthday of Warner Bros. Cartoon composer, Carl Stalling.

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On 9/29/2018 at 4:40 PM, Roger said:

 

Microsoft's new slogan: "Windows Update: It's Done When It's Done."

 

Almost sounds like a Saturday Night Live skit.

Unless it's one of these less common issues, but now more common than ever. :-(
 

Detailed information about the SSU and known issues here: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/3177467/servicing-stack-update-for-windows-7-sp1-and-windows-server-2008-r2-sp)

 


Known issues for this update

Restart stuck on "Stage 2 of 2" or "Stage 3 of 3"

After you install update 3177467 together with other updates, a restart may be required to complete the installation. During this restart, you may find yourself stuck on "Stage 2 of 2" or "Stage 3 of 3".

If you encounter this issue, press Ctrl+Alt+Delete to continue to log on. This should occur only one time and does not prevent updates from installing successfully.

Note In managed environments, such as by using Windows Server Update Services (WSUS), you can avoid either of these issues by deploying this update as a stand-alone update.

Restart stuck on

 


 

 

Please note, only a small percentage of systems typically exhibit this glitch and the solution is simple. Just type CTRL-ALT-DEL to dismiss the message and return to the Windows 7 login screen.

 

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Live Answer Time returns at Noon CST, November 17 2018

 

November 17 is the 515th birthday of Italian  Mannerist painter Bronzino

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Live Answer Time again on Saturday November 24 2018 at Noon CST.

November 24 is the 154th birthday of the French artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

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Live Answer Time returns again on December 1 2018 noon CST.

 

December 1 is the  302nd birthday of French sculptor Étienne Maurice Falconet

Falconet's "Allegory of Sculpture" is a sculpture about... sculpture!

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11 hours ago, robcat2075 said:

Live Answer Time returns again on December 1 2018 noon CST.

 

December 1 is the  302nd birthday of French sculptor Étienne Maurice Falconet

Falconet's "Allegory of Sculpture" is a sculpture about... sculpture!

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I'm afraid I have to miss Live Answer Time this week, I don't have a system with working audio.   I will see you guys next week. 

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Visit Live Answer Time at Noon CST, December 8

 

December 8 is the 157th birthday of French film pioneer Georges Méliès

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