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Messages - RudySchneider

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Two places: Lucca, Italy and Austin, Texas. 6 months a year in each.

NICE!  My late lady friend and I used to travel to "the wild side" of Vancouver Island, to a town called Tofino.  We got to know the proprietors of the Tough City Inn there, who spent six months in Tofino and six months in Costa Rica. 

With all the trips you've taken to Italy, I'm guessing you've got family there?

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Moving, huh?  Oh, what a joyful treat [u}THAT[/u] is!  I retired two years ago in May and moved from Silicon Valley to a 55+ community in Lincoln, California.  Yeah, moving is a hassle, but I have to say, it was (one of) the best decision(s) I've made in my life!

So, just outta curiosity, Steve, where's your new habitat?

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Finished Works and Works in Progress / Re: Bicycle rider & Zoltar
« on: January 15, 2020, 12:48:56 pm »
Been a while since i posted a gif, but...

Or, I think you can simply insert it as you would any other image.  The only issue is that you need to click on the image in order for it to animate...


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Finished Works and Works in Progress / Re: Plastic Pollution
« on: October 27, 2019, 12:05:39 pm »
Yes, it seems cow farming --- not just dairy, but beef --- has come under scrutiny all over.

Yeah, I still stop by here and the LightWave forums pretty much on a daily basis, seeing what's going on.  I retired a year ago May, and reside in my palatial villa in the Swiss Alps.

Huh?  Oh, day-dreaming again, was I?  No villa, I moved from the Silicon Valley region to a 55+ community (6800 homes, 2 golf courses, 2 gyms, multiple pools, a community center with Sports Bar and restaurant) in Lincoln, CA, a bit northeast of Sacramento.  Best decision of my life!  And my old employer approached me about working part-time from home; "No more than 20 hours per week," I said, and sometimes it's as little as 4 hours!

Anyway, great to see your participation and creativity are still spot-on.  BTW, my 2nd wife, whom I lost to cancer in 1995, was born in Wellington, and we honeymooned in NZ back in 1985!

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Finished Works and Works in Progress / Re: Plastic Pollution
« on: October 26, 2019, 10:28:29 am »
Great animation, Johnar!  So, if they're considering a fart tax on cows, do they already have one on sheep?
Stats on NZ population by category:
People  Cows  Sheep
 4.8M    10M    20M

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General Anim8or Forum / Re: Arrgh! Hard Disk Crash!
« on: November 12, 2018, 11:20:02 am »
You may want to consider extending your stay, Steve...

With the GIGANTIC fires in both northern and southern California, the air quality is miserable.  I moved from Boulder Creek (in the Santa Cruz Mountains) to Lincoln (just a bit north and east of Sacramento), and smoke from the Camp fire (over 6700 structures GONE!) made it difficult to even see things a quarter mile away!

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General Anim8or Forum / Re: Arrgh! Hard Disk Crash!
« on: August 12, 2018, 11:20:00 am »
...Does this justify an extra trip to Italy? :)

At least you could console yourself with some gelato...

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General Anim8or Forum / Re: How to create a hollow cylinder?
« on: July 31, 2018, 01:21:10 pm »
Welcome to the Anim8or Group!  This is a very basic question, the answer for which --- as well as MANY others --- should appear in the Anim8or Manual, which you can find here:  http://www.anim8or.com/learn/manual/index.html

Good luck!

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General Anim8or Forum / Re: request/suggestion
« on: May 09, 2018, 09:57:06 pm »
Hey!  Don't forget about Gelato!

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General Anim8or Forum / Re: Looping Animation
« on: March 12, 2018, 10:52:47 pm »
Just a quick question, itsstillthinking...
Are you rendering out to individual frames and then combining them into a video using something like VirtualDub, or are you rendering to a video directly within Anim8or?  If the latter, virtually EVERYONE will tell you to NOT do that!  Using the first method also makes it easier to redo portions of an animation, or pick up from where the crash occurred.

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General Anim8or Forum / Re: Newbie Hand Issues
« on: August 18, 2017, 07:05:22 pm »
...that tutorial will come in handy !! ::)

I see what ya did there....!

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It's not just the orientation of an object that would make "correcting" the pivot point, but the symmetry of the object!  For instance, a cube is a symmetrical object, and you could locate the center of the object based on the planes defined by the faces.  But the same can't be said for more complex, non-symmetrical objects.  It's anybody's guess where the "correct" pivot point should be.

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General Anim8or Forum / Re: Pixie3D
« on: August 04, 2017, 12:43:11 pm »
Anybody else find this thread a little odd?

Odd?  In what way?  If you mean that "This is the Anim8or Forum, and how dare anyone speak of anything else!", then no.  After all, a handyman has a whole set of tools at his disposal to do his job --- hammers, nails, screwdrivers, wrenches, saws, chisels, wood, metal, torches, wire, twine, glue, duct tape, etc.  He certainly doesn't need all of these tools for each and every task he must accomplish, but it helps to know what each tool is and how it can help him accomplish the task at hand.  And sometimes it's helpful to know if he can substitute one tool for another.

It's no different for 2D or 3D graphics composition.  I would venture that every professional graphics designer or animator does not rely solely on one program. 

And even more importantly, information exchange --- regardless of how relevant it may seem at the time --- helps spawn new ideas.

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General Anim8or Forum / Where is everybody?
« on: June 25, 2017, 01:40:18 pm »
No posts since 18 June?  Really?  Is everyone off buried deep in on some magical Anim8or project?

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In my very best David Attenborough voice....

LOL!  I can see and hear the documentary now, "David Attenborough's 'Wild Software'..."

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