Archive for August, 2013

Cat Pot Holder

Posted on Friday, August 30th, 2013 at 8:53 am

This is one of those items that I wish I had made.

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catpot

Recovered

Posted on Thursday, August 29th, 2013 at 2:43 pm

Well, I have recovered most of the files I lost.  It was a lot of logistics and knowing where to go to find stuff in some cases, but I have recovered the vast majority (98%) of the files I lost to the freak accident.  And I grabbed a bunch more while I was at it.  This 30M wifi connection is great for downloading stuff quickly.  It would have taken much longer without it.

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So it’s done, and I can move on.  But it’s afternoon and the heat has returned after a few cloudy cooler days.  So I’m sitting back and taking it easy.  Need to make a store run.

Lost Downloads

Posted on Tuesday, August 27th, 2013 at 10:05 pm

Had a weird event, the vanishing of a folder with over two gigs of 3D content that I had downloaded online for the last several weeks.  I had cleaned up a lot of archives, getting rid of unneeded formats, etc.  I had it ready to transfer over to an external drive, and then suddenly it wasn’t there.

 

All I can figure is that it inadvertently gotten gang selected with items destined for the trash, then got dumped.  Unfortunately, I downloaded some files since it disappeared.  So I may have overwritten a few of the files.  I’m running data recovery, and most of the items are zipped.  But there are some loose folders with textures, and I may need to go after them again.  I’m hoping for good luck as the recovery scan hits the home stretch.

 

Argh!

Give me shelter – SQUAWK!

Posted on Sunday, August 25th, 2013 at 7:45 am

Been helping Doug make a new home for his parrots.  12 X 18 standing cover, made of 4X4, 2X6, and 2X4, with a metal roof.  The structure is there, the metal roof goes on today.  The work days tend to be short because of the August heat.

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After three days of being online, the new freebie has had 31 downloads.  Do I know how to undersell or what?  Not worried about it, as it is not posted in the mainstream locations.  I haven’t given up my druthers about where to post.

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Quadbot, in modo.

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quadbot

Mowing

Posted on Thursday, August 22nd, 2013 at 1:21 am

In Bryan, moving and moving sheet metal, and wearing out my fingertips at Music School.  It’s been awhile.

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Stayed a couple of days at Lake Somerville at Welsh Park again.  Some interesting cloud images.  Lots of impressions.

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About to release my first Poser freebie in four and a half years.  I’m in no hurry.

Bar Stool

Posted on Friday, August 16th, 2013 at 7:18 pm

Modeled a bar stool this morning.  It went rather well, until I exported it into Poser and tried to create materials for it from scratch.  Argh!  I’ve forgotten all my Poser material tricks.  They’ve been replace by modo tricks (which I like much better).  Oh well…..

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barstool2-1

Brenham

Posted on Thursday, August 15th, 2013 at 2:19 pm

Hanging out in Brenham, the home of Blue Bell ice cream, for the short run.  Internet connection is 30M.  I like it.

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Got medication for another 90 days, with refills, before I left Austin.  Trying out a new one that may be more than just maintenance.  It may actually reduce my need for the meds, which would be a blessing.

Dawn

Posted on Tuesday, August 13th, 2013 at 8:28 am

Dawn has been out for four days, and I’ve been able to work on the figure for about half a day. The first step is import Dawn from Poser into modo and adjust the shaders for future reference.  Here’s a zeroed Dawn, in default mode upon import, and with the shaders adjusted.

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I’ll be moving around the next few days, so I probably won’t get much chance to work on the figure for a while.  I have to go into Austin this evening to get my meds refilled.

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dawnimport.

dawnshaded

 

Burning ban

Posted on Wednesday, August 7th, 2013 at 11:29 pm

I ignored the burning ban in progress and burned 25 backup DVDs today.  It got to 105°F this afternoon, according to my weather menu.  A busy day indoors, and I got it finished before bedtime, along with a bunch of other stuff.

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I even had some time to try out some new photo manipulation software (as if I needed more).

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Two things

Posted on Monday, August 5th, 2013 at 8:59 pm

“Only two things that money can’t buy,
That’s true love & homegrown tomatoes.”  Guy Clark

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Well, been bouncing from house to house in the Elgin compound, sitting for people who are out of town.  Back at the pool after a couple of days at cowgirl’s.  It’s air conditioning during triple digit weather.  I can’t complain, the duties are light, the internet is familiar.

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I need to burn DVD’s, stuff like that.  Looks like I’ll get the chance to do so.  A trip to storage in the morning.