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Discussion in 'Offtopic Discussions' started by T.T., May 20, 2014.

  1. erico

    erico Advanced Member

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    Yep, volks are disguised tanks...such cars live forever.
    The paint seems to be holding up greatly! Are the seats original?
     
  2. DrHAX

    DrHAX The Author

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    No the seats are not original, well the rear is with a cover over it.

    I'll have to take some pictures with my DLSR..
     
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  3. jeeks

    jeeks Very Active Member

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    finally got around to learning blender! i'm still a noob and have to look up stuff all the time, but it's super fun :) one day i'll render a cool shiny handheld and set up a shady indiegogo campaign :D
    cabbage002.png door003.png
    also, turns out laptops suck at rendering anything fast so now i have to save money for a decent pc -_- fingers crossed that the pyra is the only bigger thing i'll buy in the next few months :D
     
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  4. ible

    ible Advanced Guard Tower

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    @jeeks looks nice! here's something (maybe simple?) to render :)
    it's a retro game phone combination :).

    i'd love to put a low-power proccessor (like an ESP32) in it, but then i'd be responsible for writing all/most of the software, which might be fun. if only i had hardware hacking skills. probably should try developing with the adafruit HUZZAH32 and one of their screens.
     
  5. erico

    erico Advanced Member

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    @jeeks , your illustrations are pretty good!
    Renders on laptops, for me, can only happen if the software is good enough, like Lightwave.
    I use Blender once in a while, but never for rendering.

    In your illustrations I see a lot of noise from the occlusion/radiosity/area light. Check settings for that.
    Rendering on a laptop is usually about knowing a lot of the render software. Such can make a 1 hour image render happen on 20 seconds with better results.

    You are on a good path with those results, study more of the software before forking for a brute force machine.
    Brute force machines are NOT the answer to rendering faster.

    For super fun with blender, try the liquid simulation and the bullet physics...they are unbeatable. :D
     
  6. jeeks

    jeeks Very Active Member

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    @ible thanks :) that paper prototype is cute! it's simple enough to try making a 3D model out of it (yesterday i tried to model my 3DS because it was right next to me, and jfc all that tiny detail everywhere!).

    @erico yeah, that noise is something else... i'm mostly rendering with 64-128 samples because higher sample counts take forever. when my roommate's not around, i get to use his pc, and then i can crank up the settings and have no noise at all (time is the same as i'd render with low samples on my machine) :D simulations of any kind take incredible amounts of time too, and low settings there just aren't worth the result :/ tried a cloth simulation with a low poly plane, it was super fast but also the ugliest thing i have ever seen D: same for capping light bounces, it just doesn't look as nice as a render with high settings.
    my other reason to get a decent pc are compute shaders. none of my machines does support opengl 4.3, so no fancy gpu particles and other cool stuff for me :( btw i'm not aiming for a render farm style pc, just something that's more powerful than a mobile graphics card :$
     
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  7. erico

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    I see. I never rendered with blender but there might be a setting that blurs the grains and overlay it on the scene, it seems most of the 3d renders have such.
    Talking about handheld 3d model, I did a GCW zero from scratch some years ago but never rendered a final version, here some tests.
    01.jpg 08.jpg
     
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  8. jeeks

    jeeks Very Active Member

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    @erico there's fsaa for blender render, but i prefer cycles which doesn't have that :/ i'll try out the blender 2.79 denoise feature soon, so maybe that'll solve my noise issues for good without me having to kill all my light sources..!
    nice renders btw! :D now i miss my zero... i still haven't finished the gba fire emblem on it :( (sorry for weird grammar, i'm out drinking with family ._. there's a "break" at the moment because half the group just went outside for a smoke :))
     
  9. blimpsgo180

    blimpsgo180 Still Fresh

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    I finished an arcade cabinet fairly recently. If it wasn't for the help of a talented former cabinet maker with his own wood shop, I would have never finished!

    The internals are pretty simple. The monitor is an HDTV. The controls come from a website that specializes in selling parts to hobbiest arcade makers called XArcade / XGaming. The controls are wired to a circuit board called the I-PAC, which maps them to either keyboard keys or game controllers. And the computer is a Windows 10 PC running software called Launchbox to launch from a game list to an emulator, though I'd like to switch the computer to be a Raspberry Pi. No reason the I-PAC shouldn't work with it.

    Took about a year and a half, on and off:

    https://www.flickr.com/gp/149895925@N04/GA20SJ
    https://www.flickr.com/gp/149895925@N04/D1104S
    https://www.flickr.com/gp/149895925@N04/T035jz

    Edit: having trouble embedding images so I'll just share the Flickr links.
     
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  10. Bosbeetle

    Bosbeetle Terminally lost

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    I'm making a very simple digital version of
    in java Ive got all the basics working except the gears....

    Maybe I'll hack in a load save system for boards. All in all it's very simple I plan to use it when I give my nephew the real thing so I can help him out if he's stuck. (or maybe if he's interested make the whole digital thing again together with him)
     
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  11. levi

    levi Still fresh, damnit!

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  12. blimpsgo180

    blimpsgo180 Still Fresh

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    Voila!

     
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