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  2. I just uploaded a video that I made 15 years ago. Because CG is always perfect and clean, I went to a plant, just before it closed for good to take hundreds of pictures for reference. I took picture of everything that is messy, rusty and dirty. This is what real life is : chaos. If anyone is interested, I still have the original high-rez pictures. I still look at them before modeling and texturing just for inspiration. 3DCG is too artificial and it is not just the model and material, the placement of stuff also. There is tons of out of place objects scattered around. If it is too boring to watch, increase the speed of the playback in youtube. https://youtu.be/KshgvU591Z0
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  4. Paul P

    The best forgotten tutorials for EIAS

    Ola Tomas. Maybe you can find some middle ground between the current and LW. Maybe like formz ? Anyway, this is low priority for you now, so all good.
  5. Tomas Egger

    The best forgotten tutorials for EIAS

    Ola Paul! The system we use is one of the best, we didnt check yet the software license works, since we have tons of most important tasks to do :) btw: LW license is one of the easiest to find hacked on the internet. Thanks Tom
  6. Paul P

    The best forgotten tutorials for EIAS

    I like the way Lightwave currently handles software licensing. It's a bit old school, which is more trusting and forgiving. I also think the EIAS licence should allow installation on 2 computers from 1 owner, a desktop and a laptop. Installation only on 1 computer seems a little mean IMO. Of course, with the dongle there was no choice, but if there is a chance that the dongle may be removed, it is a good time to look at other licensing options.
  7. Tomas Egger

    The best forgotten tutorials for EIAS

    Ola my friends! The Hardware dongle company now provide a new system, a mixed option of Hardware or Software protection, if you use the software, you will be allowed to install only in one machine, same price is charged for the software license, but you dont need to ship the hardware dongle, one less cost, the CONs side, you can't jump from one machine to another. :( We are studying the possibilities. Thanks Tom
  8. ShaddamIV

    The best forgotten tutorials for EIAS

    Last year I started EIAS and it was not starting, i look at the back of my computer and the dongle was not there. I started to panic and looked around and it was simply gone. After a couple of hours of looking for the damn dongle, I looked into the vacuum cleaner. Lucky for me it was there. Not only this thing is expensive, it cost 75$ to ship it to Canada. It also prevent people from ever subscribing to EIAS if they ever implement a subscribe option (with the option to buy a full license also of course)
  9. Paul P

    The best forgotten tutorials for EIAS

    And get rid of the dongle.
  10. Tomas Egger

    The best forgotten tutorials for EIAS

    Ola my friend! Thanks for the ideas and for sharing the common problems with Apple, just a few examples, just imagine in a complex software like EIAS. - Next OSX will not allow 32bits apps anymore. - Apple killed Quicktime for windows and killed all 3rd party codecs on Quicktime X. - OpenGL will be not supported anymore too. Thanks Tom
  11. ShaddamIV

    The best forgotten tutorials for EIAS

    I know the feel, I have been working 3 years on an very ambitious app for iOS. I had to redo many things many times, because Apple is changing the language and sdk constantly. Apple is also changing the rules for the store at random without any infos on how to proceed. I finished the app 3 months ago, but we can't release because some pdf library won't sign on the store. Now I am doing my own gzip library, because it was my 3rd time changing library and they simply stopped compiling or complying with the store. But the thing to remember is to release more often with smaller feature list cause our customers are really tired of waiting for the new app, when the old app is full of bugs and lacking essential features (I was talking about our old app, not EIAS). In my humble opinion proper HIGH DPI support (for monitor and tv above 4k) is the most important feature. This is killing Lightwave, Strata, FormZ, Cinema4d and many others. I mean you can't use them unless you lower your resolution to 1080p and it becomes blurry on a 4k monitor. Lightwave is really useless on a 4k monitor or even 3k 27" Apple monitor. Their users are complaining and they don't care or don't have the resources to resolve it. I know what you have done with version 10 (I have not seen everything yet) and I know all the effort you have put into it. It is worth the wait and I believe that EIAS will take back it's crown as the fastest 3D animation and rendering software on the market soon. Please, also sell/rent/subscription EIAS 10 by small monthly payments to attract new users that don't have the money to buy the full app at once.
  12. Tomas Egger

    The best forgotten tutorials for EIAS

    Ola my friend! We learned doing v10 for sure.. our plan will be smaller upgrades next time, took too many time to finish v10. Thanks Tom
  13. Thanks for this new email. Blair sent me the update for Big Dipper 32 bits, but on the old email, and he didn't answer me on another query because he probably don't check very often his old one. Maher
  14. ShaddamIV

    The best forgotten tutorials for EIAS

    These videos should be made free by now. Pay Scott Simmons and put those fantastic tutorials on your website where they belong. Tomas, please, never do such a big upgrade at once, do it incrementally next time. Seriously working with EIAS9 on a 55" 4k monitor with windows 10 scaling is torture (because otherwise everything UI is minuscule). You could charge money for smaller upgraded version like the other software do. Waiting this long is "slow water drop torture".
  15. Ola Maher! You need to contact Blair directly: info@northernlightstactical.com Thanks Tom
  16. Tomas Egger

    The best forgotten tutorials for EIAS

    Ola Shaddam! We will release several new video tutorials for EIAS v10, dont worry :) I like VTC videos too and I talked with the creator, he is really busy :( Thanks Tom
  17. https://www.vtc.com/products/Electric-Image-Animation-System-7-Tutorials.htm This is money well spent and even if not fully up to date, it is still 90% relevant of current EIAS. Why is this tutorial series not in the tutorial page on the EIAS3D website? To learn EIAS, there is no better way in my opinion. There is also the old book : Professional 3d with Electric Image Universe by Lance Evans. Honestly EIAS is currently lacking good video tutorials that cover every function in detail in 4k or at least HD video. I will probably make some tutorial along the way when version 10 is released.
  18. Ola Tomas, Are you just in charge of providing the 64 bits updates for the Northern Lights plug-ins or can you also sell and personalize for new clients? Maher
  19. Frankg

    Scratches Shader limited to regions?

    Ah, this is exactly what I thought. I had a very good looking solution, but then EIAS crashed and I lost the result. Needles to say I struggle to achieve it again. By the way: Das Internet ist schon ein Dorf, oder? :) Die Uhr ist toll geworden. Regards Frankg
  20. fantomaz

    Scratches Shader limited to regions?

    I had same issue (Forumsuhr ;-) The only way was to break apart the model. And by the way: the shader did not the job, i ended up in creating a Photoshop textur to put it on the needed parts.
  21. Frankg

    Scratches Shader limited to regions?

    Hello Tomas, first only still, but who knows. Probably I need to animate it. I tried to set the shader only to selected polys and to limit the region which covers the model, but I get always the same result. The shader affects the whole model. regards Frankg
  22. Tomas Egger

    Scratches Shader limited to regions?

    Ola Frank! Animation or Still frame? Probably you will need to compose the multiple materials on EIAS 9.1 Thanks Tom
  23. Hi all, is it possible to assign the scratches shader only to parts of a model without cutting the model into parts? I have a watch housing which is partly polished and partly brushed, but the model is one single part. Best regards Frankg
  24. ShaddamIV

    Can I have more than 1 camera views?

    You did not say : not right now in 9.1 but it will in 10 Will there be another way to do it in version 10? It is not something really important, it's just that it prevent people (younger one) from working a certain way: a more modern way. Like I said, I like working in only one orthographic view that I can rotate around. Working axis aligned is not always possible either.
  25. Ok, I did not know that I also had to also install both 32bit libraries on my 64bit os. The two 64 bit one were already installed. So there must be some 32bit code hidden somewhere in EIAS that it link to. Thankyou for the quick response.
  26. Ola Shaddam! Dont forget to Run Camera as Admin and Did you install all four libraries from our download page? https://www.dropbox.com/s/yaf1m1njr5gj1tj/ReDistributable_Package_91.zip?dl=0 Thanks Tom
  27. Tomas Egger

    Can I have more than 1 camera views?

    Ola Shaddam! Not right now in 9.1 :( Thanks Tom
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