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  1. That's good mate, what kind of job are you after, more cg orientated?

    Sorry for the slow reply, been abroad for the past week or so on a much needed break.


    Thanks for the kind words both of you. I'm still aiming for a game art related position, but if I can show a few examples of nice renders (ie, a car render) in the portfolio to interest arch viz and CG companies then that's more potential possibilities for a job.


    Re-viewing this work that I've not seen for a few weeks makes me notice all the things I wasn't at all happy with. :blank:

  2. Decided I'm finished with this model for now.


    Ended up correcting a few little issues I had with the front of the vehicle, and made the decision to just leave a faint silhouette of the interior through the glass after speaking to a friend.




    I'm not 100% happy with the indicator on the side of the vehicle, and if I were to go back I'd put some sort of transparency map for the glass instead of it being all one depth.


    The render and lighting could also use some work. Rendering in Vray with a HDRI instead of MR (which it currently is) might be something I'd like to look into if I went back to it...but I'm done for now. Progress and moving onto something else.

  3. Hey that's pretty swish!


    You might want to check out The Fountain DVDs at Eat3D if you're wanting to do something along those lines, really nice tutorials.


    Also check out this guys stuff for inspiration on the apartment stuff, he's got one and he's just landed a job at Crytek.



    Cheers, still got a fair bit to be getting on with though.


    I already have those DVD's, yes. I don't think I'll go anywhere near the scale they attempt in them though, but I'll most likely give the HP one a quick skim-through before starting that project as a sculpting refresh. Something more like this hopefully.




    I know of that kid and his work as well, he's a year or two below me when I was on my Uni course. His work is very good, and an ideal measurement of what it takes to land a junior position these days. Well done to him I admit.

  4. Ash has my bloody job man! Nah he's good. I'm gonna hang around for a bit and see what opportunity arises.


    PS. Your site is offline atm mate :)

    Did you both apply for that character position at OutSo then at the same time? Still in at TT then? Or working some other job in the area? (think I may of misunderstood your post, ha)


    And yes, took my site down the other week. Going to try and just reboot my online site with totally fresh new content leading up to the summer, then start applying again. That's my timescale anyway.


    New content is going to work out like this hopefully:-


    Car Model

    FPS weapon (high poly + bake etc)

    A new Modular Apartment Building (I know I had one before, but upon reflection it's not good enough to land a job)

    Sculpted Statue or Water Fountain asset



    Anyway, car model progress is here below. Still got a lot to add and tidy up (wing-mirror, window rubber edges, etc) and also model a medium interior (which I've just started over the last couple of days).



  5. Cool!


    What... er... project are you working on?

    He's all about the Lego games. I'm sure he doesn't mind me sharing. :wink:


    Ash told me he's recently moved on from TT as well by the way. Hope it's all going well up there man.


    Myself, 3d wise? Along with keeping a job that ticks me over money wise unrelated to all this, I've been working on things here and there... but I've only really kicked back into it since the New Year.


    Currently working on a car model for my portfolio, hopefully I'll be able to chuck a render up on here in a week or two if I keep working at it.


    Hope you're all doing well by the well.

  6. Maybe it was just me, but The Social Network really didn't have a profound effect on my life...I saw the DVD cover the other day, with things like AMERICAN LANDMARK IN CINEMA and BEST OF IT'S ERA and it's like "...really?".


    It's a great little film, but feels really inconsequential.

    I agree that it is still a great film, but for me it didn't pull any emotional strings like the best films do. It felt like nearly 'documentary' territory in parts.


    The stand out thing about The Social Network for me was the editing...it was pure class in that department. Soundtrack also needs a mention I suppose.

  7. No thanks, if you're not going to give me the slightest clue then I'll give it a miss. To be honest ballet isn't really my thing, and even if it was a demonically possessed ballet dancer I don't think I'd be too interested.

    I'd go as far to say that the film being based around ballet is of so little relevance to this film. The film is a psychological thriller, that is its genre and its premise...not ballet.


    For me this is the best film of the past 12 months (or of those in the Oscar running). It should win best picture for me, but with how Facebook has been the 'in thing' for the last year for media outlets, Time Magazine etc etc to report on then unfortunately it's a foregone conclusion as to what will scoop that award.


    Please go see this film though. I can't recommend it enough to people.


    I find it difficult to choose my favourite Aronofsky film, or to put them in any order. Hmmmm, maybe Requiem for a Dream, The Fountain and Black Swan are my top 3 films of his. Couldn't pick a no.1 though.

  8. Sorry for the delay guys!


    I offer £50.

    Hi Tellyn' date=' sorry not being on here since last week (had to sort out a replacement car this weekend you see).


    But if you're happy to go ahead with this, then that's OK with me...seeing as you've outbid Murr's offer. Unfortunately FFTA sold on ebay, but I'll throw in KuruKuru like I said. I'll send you a PM with the details.


    I'm not buying anything, but kent represent!!


    I would have probably bought the SP, had it not gone :(

    Cheers Rummy, and yes, Kent represent!


    I remember you from years back when I was on here more often. Hope you're doing well. And yes, looks like you're going to miss out this time on the item. I think I'll close it for Tellyn now, as wouldn't seem fair to now offer up someone else to improve the bid. Sorry.


    7pounds for yer shiney plankton?

    Hi Fubar. This hasn't got the headphones just so you know, they're rubbish anyway I admit, so it's no loss.


    I'll do it for £9, postage included in that price. And I'll throw in a copy of Sonic Rush (cartridge only though). Interested?

  9. Cheers for the welcome back Dyson, and for chucking a bid down for RDR, helps it along.


    I edited the ACWW details, and then edited them again. ha. Cheers for the reassurance regarding the compatibility with hardware.

    I'll take the


    'GameBoy Advance SP NES Edition & Super Mario Bro's Classic (boxes both in mind condition)'


    Off you dude.


    Also, just to be competitive, I'm willing to have a bidding war with Murr for the GBA SP.

    You two are going to have to do battle then. Got your pokemon's ready. :heh:


    I'll throw in the GBA SP Headphone Adaptar, and KuruKuru Kururin as well for the highest bidder out of you two. And if FFTA doesn't have any bidders on ebay when it finishes I'll send that as well. Quite the deal really.


    If you'd like I'll throw some images up of it for you both if you'd like? Let me know.


    I've not put the mains charger back in the box because I'm worried i might knick the box somewhere on a corner...that's how well I've looked after it.


    So offer away Murr and Tellyn. :smile:

  10. Hi guys, it's been a long long while since I've been around here.


    And I actually feel like a completely taking the mickey signing into here to make a thread to advertise my sales....but what can I do, I need the money, and I feel certain titles here may be of interest to people.


    ...you never know, this could very well signal my return to posting here more often.


    And with that I shall introduce what I currently have on eBay. You can buy in confidence obviously as I have much feedback in the 'feedback thread'.


    Killer 7 (including free copy of Sonic Adventure 2)- GameCube


    Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker Ltd Ed. (free copy of Burnout 2 - disc only) - GameCube


    Final Fantasy VII - PS1


    Final Fantasy Tactics Advance - GameBoy Advance


    Animal Crossing Wild World - DS (US copy but works on all DS consoles iirc)


    Red Dead Redemption - Xbox 360


    Alan Wake (includes DLC card) - Xbox 360


    So that's the eBay listings. If anyone wants to offer and do a deal outside of eBay for anything that's yet to have a bid against it, then let me know, as I can end the auction with no bids and carry on from here.




    I also have a few things that I've not put on eBay which I'll list here below.



    Electroplankton (Japanese shiny box version) - DS


    KuruKuru Kururin - GameBoy Advance


    Nintendo DS Browser (original ver. not lite) - DS


    GameBoy Advance Headphone Adapter - GameBoy Advance


    GameBoy Advance SP NES Edition & Super Mario Bro's Classic (boxes both in mind condition)




    Any of these above items I'll accept offers for, except the NES SP Edition as it's mint (for that it'll take £35 to prise it from me with the Mario NES classic game).


    Many thanks for having a little look, and I hope you find something you're interested in. Hopefully I'll start to stick around here a little, as it feels like it's been years.


    I hope you're all doing really well. :smile:

  11. sure - lemme know what you're after ~ i wanna get work done as soon as possible :smile:

    Many thanks.


    I'll collate some stuff either this evening or tomorrow and I'll PM you with some more information. Thanks again, and for offering this opportunity. :smile:

  12. I believe the updates are being done on what network you are associated with. University networks are most likely to be first considering the way facebook started out.


    Hating the new layout though. On the the last update it took time, but I could always see its change there was for the better.


    Really struggling with this one..........and I'm going to say it's a good thing, as I'm less likely to spend my time on there now and can actually do something productive instead.

  13. I may be interested Bluey if it's at all possible.


    Just in need of a logo for my name/description of what I do, and a way to brand my portfolio which is in my sig.


    I requested this off a friend recently but he's let me down, and I've had to ask more than two three times.........so I've given up.


    Again, it's just a logo for my name which I can then brand the top banner with, and then also add to images of my work in the corner.


    Sent me a PM whenever you're ready to take it on (no rush really) and I'll try and get examples of the sort of thing I'm after sent to you. I might be vague, but it just needs to look smart in a presentation sort of way.

  14. Just had a little play around in PS to see if I could replicate it. Only thing I can say to check is the 'shape dynamics' which you have set on the brushes........and there check that the size jitter is at 0%.


    Is this the same brush btw, and you've just increased the size, or is it a different brush. I'm guessing a different one though.


    Just leaving the spacing at 25% for these brushes is standard (the soft fading out at edges brush), so again I say check the jitter settings. I also have smoothing ticked for those brushes as default as well.


    Btw, is that CS4?....looks pretty nice interface wise (still using CS2 here).

  15. What a load of bullshit. I can't play any of my XBLA games while offline. I can't even use my Castle Crashers theme while offline. I thought that this only applied if you had to recover your gamertag, not if you used your HDD with a different console.


    Was this a system that was sent off to MS, as they should have done the transfer there and then.


    If it's a system swapped in-store then yeah, you'd need to transfer the licenses even if you have a new or old HD. Licenses are tied to the gamer tag I believe, and those licenses in that gamer tag can only be tied to one system at a time.


    You can only do this transfer once a year as well, so make sure you're going to be using that console for the foreseeable future.

  16. Have they sorted out the UK text messaging service yet to use with it, as before it was being charged at a premium rate to update your status by text, and not just a usual standard rate or taking free texts off your contract?


    This made me think the whole thing was pointless to any of us in the UK.


    I only ever use it now to keep track of certain well known people, and to see what they have to say.