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Sigma last won the day on August 22 2015

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    3D Artist
  • Birthday February 25

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    John Emerson
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    Consultant / Freelance 3D Artist
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  1. What movie is this?

    I keep trying to come up with an answer @blackdog, all I can think of is "The Big Lebowski". But that just doesn't seem right....
  2. The random model thread!

    Working on a fully working (with internals) 1847 Colt paddington style revolver. Currently going through and fixing the major areas where mistakes were made before moving onto all the internals (which are far easier... mostly screws/springs). Booleans are my friend! :
  3. Altered Carbon

    Binge watched this over the past couple days. I think what you have to remember is this is a classic Dick Tracy (crime mystery drama) set in a dystopian neo-punk universe. Once you accept that, it becomes much more palatable.
  4. What movie is this?

    Too easy. Your turn!
  5. What movie is this?

  6. What movie is this?

    @Radu: Predator?
  7. Looking for a game development team.

    @joro.jur The advice being given here is hard-earned knowledge through the School of Hard Knocks (experience). The reason @Puddy, @'RZL, and @FrieChamp are saying to scale back on what you are trying to accomplish is because we can tell that you are underestimating the complexities of a single project, if not multiple projects simultaneously. To contextualize why this is so difficult, look at Valve. Presumably their company structure is set-up to be flat and allows employees to work on whatever project(s) their heart desires. How many new innovations does Valve produce? How many new products, IP's, services, etc . . . Not that many. The reasons for this are a great multitude ranging from interest levels, fatigue, to turnover in personnel and lack of clear direction due to flat management styles. To clarify, it is like trying to spread too little butter across too much bread. The covering of butter is not adequate to provide a tasty treat on any portion of the bread. Whereas if you use a smaller piece of bread, the butter fully covers the bread. Do not assume you will have more butter because resources are always finite, particularly when first starting. I would also reiterate what @Puddy had said about expecting people who likely work full-time and have some years of experience working on hobby projects. They are projects of passion, but time is not limitless. If I only have X amount of time in a day, and I intend to devote 1 year to a hobby project, then my full effort should go into that single project and not be split between others so that I maximize the output (result). So you are better served to scale back what you want to do, be specific, give a time frame to work on it (e.g., 1 year), and be receptive to feedback. Furthermore, as a 15 year old you are going to struggle to find people willing to work with you. That's the reality. So again, scaling back and demonstrating knowledge, experience, and understanding of scope will increase the likelihood that you are successful. No one is saying a 15 year old cannot do it, but we are saying to tread cautiously and understand that you are attempting to be a project manager, which encompasses a great depth and breadth of knowledge. Read, a lot, on what others have accomplished and how they did it. There is no perfect model, but recognizing your own limitations is critical to being a good manager.
  8. Star Wars

    Just saw it last night... I'd have to write an essay (and started to but abandoned it as it would take all day to write). But I thoroughly enjoyed it. I don't go into movies with expectations, so for me this was a 9/10. A lot of room to write in for Episode IX and the next trilogy.
  9. What have you watched recently?

    Watch Bright in 3 days time when it premiers? Looks silly, or completely BA. Not sure which way it's gonna go. . . but I'm excited.
  10. Stephen King's IT

    When you have access to post production fixes, it makes it difficult to build true suspense through use of more traditional special effects (tricks and hiding to create "the unknown". The Exorcist will forever be ingrained in my mind due to how much build-up there was.
  11. Goals for 2018?

    1. Learn Modo. 2. Continue work on current game. 3. Prepare portfolio for career switch (est. 2019). 4. Get a dog? Probably get a dog... if not a house then dog. I want a dog. Boop the snoot.
  12. What's going on with your life?

    Hey gang. Just got back from my honeymoon in New Zealand. Loved it. 3 weeks of fast-paced bliss and adventuring. A lot of nature photos taken for source materials and I feel rejuvenated to tackle 3D projects again.
  13. There is still a very real chance for "violent" video games in Olympics however. Keep in mind that many sports (e.g., archery, skeet shooting, bi-athlon, wrestling, boxing, etc . . .) are in-fact violent. It is a matter of application and acceptability though. The question becomes what constitutes too much violence for the mandated purposes of the Olympics (international cooperation and peaceful competition). I think what is likely to happen will be games with very high skill ceilings and excitement (e.g., RTS's like Starcraft or realistic racing games [although how this compares to actual racing I don't know]) and team games that are not overly-gorey (e.g., LoL or Dota) would be likely candidates whereas first person shooters are less likely to be approved by the committee due to their inherent "promotion" of violence (particularly those with high-gore/violence).
  14. Nah, we will see speed runs of Super Mario Bro.'s. Racing games maybe.
  15. What movie is this?

    Watched the movie... can't think of it's name. Had to look it up. I was one word off. Dang!