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Gyperboloid

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Re: Future of Anim8or - Time To Move On
« Reply #30 on: January 31, 2011, 07:51:16 pm »

Well, I think everybody likes ( even loves  ;D ) Anim8or for the same thing : its simplicity, little but with so many features e.t.c. All these about open source : Steve managed to create the Anim8or and give to it all these capabilities and keep it as it is for so many versions. By making it open source , people who will develop it further I think will just make it looks the same as the other 3d packages. And this is clearly represented in the users requests about different releases ( "make this, make that, as in this, in that program " ). So by time Anim8or will turn into just another 3d aplication out there
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Re: Future of Anim8or - Time To Move On
« Reply #31 on: January 31, 2011, 11:06:57 pm »

Well, some time ago, Steve did send me a message on the forum.  I was hoping he was going to compliment me, but I was embarassed to hear that I was causing problems by posting comments on Spambot threads.  He told me he was in Italy with a slow connection.  I didn't take it personally, even though I was so embarrassed because I was (I don't want to say "yelled at") by a guy that seems like an awesome, famous guy to me... and I stopped and apologized and begged for forgiveness  :-[.  But yeah, I don't know if it'll ever be accomplished, but I really wanted to impress him.

but anyway, Raxx, I am DEFINITELY joining!  I don't know if you've seen it yet, but I'm currently working on a model of myself!  isn't it just a perfect coincidence?  ;D

PS. (one more thing): it just doesn't seem logical to me that he would be ignoring all of us and cutting himself off. I'm starting to wonder and believe that something might have happened.  Even if I had a huge thing like this to run and I couldn't do it myself anymore, I would definitely consider an admin request.  It just doesn't seem right that he would just poof and cut himself off from everyone. something has to have happened.
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Re: Future of Anim8or - Time To Move On
« Reply #32 on: February 01, 2011, 02:39:36 am »

Ok, Steve finally emailed me so I have some good news and some bad news.

The good news is that Steve is still alive. He's got good plans for Anim8or.

The bad news is that he's got a lot of things going on, and his plans for Anim8or require him to overhaul a lot of major components. Those two things make for a bad combination. An update will not be coming around any time soon. It's pretty much what Texel said.

The good news is that personally I'll rescind my plans to leave and instead work on keeping the forum in good condition for him, if he accepts my admin request. Hopefully Steve will drop by sometime and say hello as well.

However, our current circumstances remain unchanged, and none of it is really unexpected. Personally, 3D graphics don't have as big a role in my life as it used to, so I have no other community that I intend to move to. You'll probably see me here until the end. However, I still recommend you guys join other communities if you haven't already, especially the ones still posting a lot of WIPs here, and use this forum as the supplement rather than the core.

I'll post a new topic about the collab as well to see who wants to join in on it. It'd be nice if we can get a good number of entries going.

And yeah CoriDavis, lucky you for having such a headstart ;)
« Last Edit: February 01, 2011, 05:39:21 am by Raxx »
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Re: Future of Anim8or
« Reply #33 on: February 01, 2011, 07:25:21 am »

Good to know Anim8or hasn't stalled, even if updates will be a long time coming.  I, for one, am happy to wait!  Any word on allowing new members to the forum yet?
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Re: Future of Anim8or
« Reply #34 on: February 01, 2011, 11:31:55 am »

So quick after the topic was started, but good news! :D
At least Steve still plans to keep updating Anim8or. And I will stick around until he does, of course.

Maybe if I hurry I can enter the current challenge.
And I will definitely contribute to that project, of course. ;)

I think one thing that is wrong with the forums is that they are still SMF 1.1.11. SMF 2.0 looks much nicer and has better security/spambot protection.
I hope you get promoted, Raxx. :)
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Re: Future of Anim8or
« Reply #35 on: February 01, 2011, 12:49:23 pm »

whew! made my Day..my Week!!!! thank you Raxx!
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Re: Future of Anim8or
« Reply #36 on: February 01, 2011, 01:53:29 pm »

Good to hear from steve again. I know he wouldn't just stop working on anim8or without letting us know. I haven't been using anim8or alot lately, but I still check the forum as often as I can. Let's use this good news as a positive start again for the anim8or forum!

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Re: Future of Anim8or
« Reply #37 on: February 01, 2011, 04:50:02 pm »

Good news all over !

Anim8or works fine as it is and will certainly do so until a new release is available. Don't worry Steve, time is on your side.

I sure hope that your request is granted Raxx, fingers crossed.
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Re: Future of Anim8or
« Reply #38 on: February 01, 2011, 08:26:19 pm »

This is a huge sigh of relief!  But it's not haulting my project for Raxx's video ;)
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Re: Future of Anim8or
« Reply #39 on: February 02, 2011, 01:11:46 am »

Hey, friends!
I've just seen this topic.
To be honest, I'll pay for a new impruved version of anim8or. Steve must be motivated, and his efforts should be rewarded.

I am using anim8or for all my job projects that includes 3d modeling and animations, along with AE and VEGAS. And, if some coleague of mine needs to make changes, I simply export the project to 3ds.
I've made dozens of tvID's, commercials and intros in the last years using anim8or as base 3d modeler and animator. And I'll keep using it.

Btw, anim8or runs perfect if you are using Windows7. I didn't have any problems. Even if I am still using 32b, I have no idea if anim8or runs on 64b. Very soon, I'll need to work with 64b. Enybody has any ideea?

PS: I think this is my first post for 2011, if I remember well. If so, Good to see you all again.
Daniel.
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Re: Future of Anim8or
« Reply #40 on: February 02, 2011, 01:41:24 am »

Btw, anim8or runs perfect if you are using Windows7. I didn't have any problems. Even if I am still using 32b, I have no idea if anim8or runs on 64b. Very soon, I'll need to work with 64b. Enybody has any ideea?

Hi Daniel,

I recently asked myself that same question just in case I need a new computer and .... what then, I have so much software which I would be reluctant to replace.

According to Microsoft :

Most programs designed for a computer running a 32-bit version of Windows will work on a computer running 64-bit versions of Windows. Notable exceptions are many antivirus programs, and some hardware drivers.

Drivers designed for 32-bit versions of Windows don't work on computers running a 64-bit version of Windows. If you're trying to install a printer or other device that only has 32-bit drivers available, it won't work correctly on a 64-bit version of Windows.

etc.

so that's a relief ;)



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Re: Future of Anim8or
« Reply #41 on: February 02, 2011, 09:08:14 am »

Btw, anim8or runs perfect if you are using Windows7. I didn't have any problems. Even if I am still using 32b, I have no idea if anim8or runs on 64b. Very soon, I'll need to work with 64b. Enybody has any ideea?

If you change the computer be careful about graphic card choice. I guess the main problem sits in driver quality. From my experience ATI/AMD inferior to NVIDIA.
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Re: Future of Anim8or
« Reply #42 on: February 02, 2011, 09:57:41 am »

Well that just made my day!

Edit: Just noticed saakhmet wrote the same thing as me :)
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Re: Future of Anim8or
« Reply #43 on: February 02, 2011, 01:12:27 pm »

As Headwax says:
ANIM8OR IS NOT DEAD,
i'll continue to use it and sometimes to be active on the forum, but like Steve, I don't have a lot of time for this.
The only think i hope is that Steve has no time because he has a lot of work, a family or something like this and not because he has problems.
Hope to see you all on this forum (the only one I am in) for a long time.
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Re: Future of Anim8or
« Reply #44 on: February 02, 2011, 09:43:32 pm »

expect a note from Steve in the next couple of days or so.
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