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  1. Ola Tomas, Will v10 bring any change to the use of existing 9.1 plug-ins? Incompatibilities with 64 bits plug-ins or total disparition of others parties codes... Maher
  2. Is there any trick or plug-ins still working in last iteration of EIAS that allow to confine particles emission in a controlled shape dimensions. The native particles plug-ins only allow a square or cubic shape. Thanks. Maher
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    Build that city, Cyberpunk kit for free

    Sure Tomas, Here 2 videos links : https://youtu.be/q1HLnWruLgI https://youtu.be/7Li9H7fYdcM
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    Build that city, Cyberpunk kit for free

    If someone ever want to buy the KB3D SteamPunk kit, be aware that I've already done all the work of importing the models in EIAS, retexturing, creating Master Materials and (yes, I'm obsessive/compulsive) doing HighRes QT spins for all the buildings
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    Particles generator?

    Ola Tomas, I got the Dante plug-in but I'm missing the documentation. Do you have it and if yes, could you please email it to me? Thanks Maher
  6. I'm looking to replace my old MacBook Pro (mid 2014) for a new laptop like the new 16 inch MacBook Pro. I supposed it will come with Catalina and cannot be downgraded to an older MacOS so I need to know if EIAS 9.1 and all my plug-ins will run fine on that OS or if I have to wait to the new version of EIAS. Thanks, Maher
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    EIAS 9.1 and Catalina

    Ola Tomas, Can we use a Catalina Mac as a rendering slave node with Renderama, Camera 9.1 and plug-ins already 64 bits and spool jobs done in EIAS 9.1 from an older Mac? Maher
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    Build that city, Cyberpunk kit for free

    Hello Steve, you make me realize that I didn't need MForge! I totally forgot the native Anisotropic shader... In the KitBash textures folder you have roughness and shininess maps. I understand that shininess correspond to specular channel in Animator but roughness/glossiness doesn't have équivalent channel in EIAS. May be it could be placed as a reflection map since an object with a rough surface won't reflect directly like a mirror but would rather scatter the light in all direction. Tomas, thank for the clarification for the new way to handle material in v10. I think that I will postpone all my kit bash translation until the release of v10. Maher
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    Build that city, Cyberpunk kit for free

    I bought yesterday the kitbash3D SF prop kit called «Greebles». For only $45, it's an incredible value. If one of you ever go for it, be aware that I have created independent EIAS animator files for each objects after working tediously to recreate correctly (as best as I could) all the textures and materials. The only non native plug-in used is MForge. There is a lot less textures in that kit then in the CyberPunk mini kit so it was a fairly straightforward process. I'm doing now the same EIAS importation for the free CyberPunk minikit. Doest anyone know what is the equivalent in Animator for a roughness texture file? Thanks, Maher
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    Build that city, Cyberpunk kit for free

    Wow! This is a great ressource. Is there any format of those kits that would bring the models with textures in Animator? Maher
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    Particles generator?

    Hello Tomas Yes, in 9,1! Could you sell me that plug-in or should I try to reach Blair? Maher
  12. Color and displacement maps of the moon here, if you are not already aware : https://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/4720 Maher
  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. 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
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    Upgrade request

    Thanks Tomas! Maher
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    Upgrade request

    Ola Tomas, I also need to upgrade my NX shaders to 64 bits version. Thanks, Maher
  17. Hello RDM or Tomas, I've just installed High Sierra on my MacBook Pro and I've followed steps 1 to 4 of the above procedure. (I get the «anywhere» in step 3). Still cannot launch Animator. I've tried to reinstall the OSX Universal Dongle Installer but get a failed message. Please help! Maher
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    Reduce polygon count

    Rhino 3D (Mac and PC) also have a reduction of polygons tool.
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    Computer Lite Glow

    Do you really need that the blinking LEDs illuminate the environment and do you have another main source for the lighting of the scene? There is many solutions possibles for your problem depending of the level of realism you want to achieve. If there is a lot of blinking LEDs, it will be probably simpler to fake the average illumination of the whole set. If there is only a few LEDs on at a time, it will be probably more cost/time effective to get real illumination from those few sources. Maher
  20. I've bought Silo a year ago and I'm starting to learning it seriously. The FACT file format export doesn't work at all and I've found that the OBJ export work well with Animator but no success with textures or UV mapping. Is there a secret trick or a plug-in that I should now in order to bring UV and textures in Animator? Thanks, Maher
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    Importing from Silo into EIAS

    I've just downloaded the beta of Silo 2.5 for Mac and the fact import/export seem to work pretty well. However, I idn't try yet to export with textures. Maher
  22. Students of the Leningrad University in Russia had contacted me because they're doing a adaptation of a science-fiction novel from a well known Russian writer. They are on a thight budget for their project and they «borrowed» an auto-gyro Calidus like mine from a russian owner because it look like futuristic enough technology and could be used to do some ground scenes. They learned about my 3D model that I've modeled from Rhino 3D and rendered in EIAS for some painting tests and they ask me if they can use it for some 3D space scenes. I'm glad to share it with them if it can help, but since all texturing and lighting was done in EIAS, the Rhino file will only give them geometry. If they download the trial version of EIAS, will they be able to use my EIAS scenes (involving no plug-ins)? And what are the limitations of the trial version (other than the no plug-ins part) like limits in term of resolution or duration length for animations? Watermarking? Will I be able to open their tweaked files with my dongle protected version of EIAS if they need rendering horsepower or plug-ins add-on? This is clearly on a basic non-commercial purpose. No one is being paid for their contribution to this students project. Thanks, Maher
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    Feature Roadmap

    Really Tom, the activity on this site is so low, you really need to keep up posted with some "proof of life" so we won't believe that EIAS isn't really dead... Maher
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    Replacing an object by another

    Thanks to everyone who replied to my question. sorry if I didn't acknowledge it before but I was away from my computer for a long time. Maher
  25. How animate/toggle the visibility of an object so it can be replace suddenly in an animation by another completely different? The only way I can do that is to start 2 successives animations by toggling on/off my objects and stitching together the rendering. But there is an Animate Visibility box in the object properties but I can't find a way to automate the appearance/disappearance of an object in the time line... Maher