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Re: 3D Artists Reporting Back

Post by Finis » 12 Mar 2015, 03:14

A comic con, cool Steve!

I under-bid a job chopping up a stump with a chainsaw and an axe, have numerous small cuts, was bitten by a dog (minor scratch, canine conversation not an attack), and can barely keep up with the tsunami of weeds. I also have a few new customers, I'll get a nice line trimmer from one in exchange for a reasonable amount of work, and another gave me a mower.

Bad Dog Whisperer: It is best to be friends with customer's and their neighbor's dogs. The dog kept sniffing but issued no welcome so I looked at her to check status. Mistake. A stranger looking directly at a dog is a challenge. So she bit my hand. I'll give her food when I do the neighbor's yard.
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Re: 3D Artists Reporting Back

Post by spacekdet » 12 Mar 2015, 16:17

Old meter reader/ mailman trick: keep a box of Scooby Snax in the work truck.
Pocket a couple ready for quick deployment when you get to Fido's house.

Also, save your chainsaw and use a Sawz-All instead. Get a pack of long blades.

Reporting back, the cracked frame on the old snow plow truck finally broke all the way through.
Fixing it is going to be a real bitch.
Hope it's all done snowing for the season (probably not).

Not sure what to do with it now.

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Re: 3D Artists Reporting Back

Post by spacekdet » 12 Mar 2015, 16:35

Probably too late to help you now but take a look at this baby: The Root Assassin!

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Post by Finis » 13 Mar 2015, 02:26

Sawz All. Good idea.

Celebrate March 14, 2015 at 9:26:53. It will be a hundred years until the next Super PI day! 3.14.15 9:26:53
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Post by spacekdet » 14 Mar 2015, 04:03

Found the Sawz-All blades you'd want.
Might get some myself.
Eyeballs stump in yard that is slowly reappearing from a melting snowdrift.

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Post by Finis » 29 Mar 2015, 03:12

Celebrating Human Achievement Hour 8:30pm to 9:30pm local time tonight. Turning on all lights, marvel that some of my electricity comes from nuclear power plants, surely something I just ate was genetically improved, grateful for all the vaccines I've had, look at the Bill of Rights, appreciate that my business is powered by capitalism, be humbled that though by American standards I am poor I have so much, gas is cheap lately maybe I should idle the truck ... I should do some math or something scientific.
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Post by Finis » 09 Apr 2015, 01:26

There's so much happening at U3DA I can't keep up with it all! :roll:

I'm busy with work but I do hope to enter something in the challenge.
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Post by Finis » 25 Apr 2015, 16:07

So many posts here! It takes hours just keep up with all the stuff you all are doing! Hundreds of new images and CG projects! Hopefully you are all outside enjoying warm weather.

Living in Al Gore paradise here. Winter hanging on. Chilly for April. Sierra Blanca was blanco even below the tree line for a few days.

Things aren't looking good. The truck's clutch needs repair very soon. I researched fixing it myself but that looks like a major job for do-it-yourself. Mechanics doing it costs a fortune and I already owe a ton of taxes and most of my tools need repair too.
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Re: 3D Artists Reporting Back

Post by Dragneye » 25 Apr 2015, 19:24

I feel ya bud. Keep swingin' at life's 'pleasures'. The fight at least keeps one entertained :)
Been cold here too.
I've been putting time in writing and practicing with animating to keep the blood flowing. Been trying to share but at 2 frames per minute render time, and then not liking the result and doin it again... its taking a while. But I Have been doin 3D. Unfortunately won't be able to contribute to the challenge this round but I see some cool stuff.

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Post by Finis » 26 May 2015, 04:31

I took the weekend off and drove for the hang glider and para glider fly-in. No one launched Saturday due to strong wind. Sunday was better and several flew. The "golden hammer" award was given to a guy who missed the entire landing area and crashed in a ditch. No injury. A para glider guy was picked up by wind, put down, and dragged through the bushes. He tried again and flew.

I hiked to a rock formation I'd wanted to see and only got to drive once. A less experienced pilot went to the launch ramp about an hour before sundown but decided not to jump. I was driving the last truck down so I waited for her to pack up the glider. Sunset in the desert means rapid temperature drop plus 7000 feet altitude plus wind. Should have taken a jacket.
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