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Post by splinters » 24 Jul 2015, 10:05

Cheers guys. I am off camping for the weekend but I have another 6 weeks of school holiday so I hope to make good progress on this. I was finding that TS was really struggling with some complex renders with volumetrics, HDRI etc. even on an i7 macbook with 1gb graphics and 16gb ram.
Stuck a 500gb EVO SSD in last week and not only does the machine boot in seconds and run buttery smooth....renders are much faster as well.

So, if you are experiencing the same, try a SSD upgrade!!

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Its finally done!!!!

Post by splinters » 21 Dec 2015, 00:45

Well guys, that's it. After god knows how many years I finally finished the book...or should I say books. It was such a big project that It would have taken decades to complete and I would, no doubt, have given up. But, by making it three books I was able to chip away at it and its done.
DSD is one of my oldest projects with WIP on the very early tS forum.
It feels very strange having finished this and at such a pivotal point in my life where I find myself out of the teaching profession for the first time in 22 years.
I will post a few of the finished pages up for those who have followed this rather long journey...might even be 20 years!

It might not actually be any good as a piece of literature but I stuck to it and completed it.

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Post by splinters » 21 Dec 2015, 00:48

A few pages from the website.
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Post by splinters » 21 Dec 2015, 00:50

And a few more...
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Re: Deep Space Doris

Post by Saul » 21 Dec 2015, 20:45

Oh dear

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Re: Deep Space Doris

Post by Dragneye » 22 Dec 2015, 02:20

Congratulations on the finish Splinters! Actually looks great.
Cudos to you for seeing it through.
As the new year starts... so do the new possibilities buddy. All the best to you in the new year Splinters.

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Post by Finis » 22 Dec 2015, 02:37

Beautiful work sir.

Best wishes for next year and your new endeavors after teaching.

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Re: Deep Space Doris

Post by jamesmc » 23 Dec 2015, 05:48

Let's see, 'you don't tug on Superman's cape' and
'you don't tug on Doris's purse'.

(writes note to self'...

wonderful story telling and artistry! enjoyed it!
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Post by splinters » 26 Dec 2015, 18:10

Thanks for the comments guys (yes, even you Saul). I still have one more project to complete/develop then its onto something new.
I still pop in here from time to time but work got the better of me over the last few years so progress was slow. Good to see some old faces (names) still around here.
I have tried other software (Sketchup is a standard in the classroom) but nothing offers me the familiarity and ease of use that tS does. I have not yet come across anything mechanical or organic that I cant make with the program so, for that reason, I plan to continue using it for the foreseeable future.

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Re: Deep Space Doris

Post by splinters » 09 Jan 2016, 19:30

All the DSD books are now on itunes including a trilogy version with all three titles in one story.
I made a new sampler book as well which is free to download. Thats imminent.

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