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12:00 AM
That guy is going to be a cinematographer one day. He has an amazing eye for shots and exposure
 
^^
He would make a fantastic cinematographer
I think he would make a good director also, but that's much less proven
 
I haven't seen him do any of the directory stuff
 
Filmmaker IQ came out with a video also today about camera lenses
@GiantCowFilms Me either
 
@TARDISMaker That guy is cool
 
Except a few shots from his first film
@GiantCowFilms Yeah
He has fantastic content
 
12:11 AM
He does
BTW, on the subject of the force awakens, here is a really really cool article: newyorker.com/culture/cultural-comment/the-george-awakens
 
@RadishofKnowledge what?! ever been to walmart? More "overweight" people use them then handicapped
 
@GiantCowFilms I want to see a film of his
I wonder if he's uploaded any to youtube or something...
 
@HATMAN and @Gwenn congratulations on the first page of the Winter Bash!
PS @HATMAN let me know if you want me to change your name (back).
 
@GiantCowFilms That's a good article
 
The thing that I liked best is the fact that people are realizing that you can't have star wars without Lucas.
I think he might need some oversight, and yes, do let someone else write the dialog and direct the actors, but let him do what he does well, which is make starwars starwars.
 
12:34 AM
I agree
Also, don't let him get caught up in technology :)
Or we'd end up with a bunch of greenscreen shots
 
@GiantCowFilms what are you up to, I haven't talked with you since this morning.
 
12:56 AM
@David School Work, playing pool (we just bought a table) and messing around with soft body sims
I think these experiments will end in a BSE question
 
@GiantCowFilms pool, awesome!
you any good?
 
I nearly beat my dad
except I pocketed the white ball on my eight ball shot D:
@David Not really
 
how many shots you miss in a game?
 
my family is better than me, and they suck.
@David Over half
 
@GiantCowFilms :) but that is to be expected if you just got it.
 
12:58 AM
We don't even call shots we are so bad.
 
@GiantCowFilms ouch
 
Our games are quite long, as we chase that little ball round and round the table
 
@GiantCowFilms "I'm going to try to hit one of my balls, and hope it goes in the hole" Player2: "Which hole" Player1: "who cares, I just want it to go in!"
@GiantCowFilms it looks so easy when you play on the computer...
 
XD
@David Yeah
our table is slightly tipped
and I can hardly hit the ball with the queue
 
@GiantCowFilms level it, not hard. (does it have screw feet?)
@GiantCowFilms why?
 
1:01 AM
@David No
@David I'm a klutz, with zero cordiation
Also, you try holding a wooden stick with a hoof.
 
ok, then jack up the low end, and put a shim under the low foot. lower and check level. repeat, till it is good.
@GiantCowFilms cant, I dont have hoofs. :)
 
We tried that with cardboard, and it just squished the cardboard, Not sure if we have wood. And I have no idea what you mean by a shim.....
 
A shim is a thin and often tapered or wedged piece of material, used to fill small gaps or spaces between objects. Shims are typically used in order to support, adjust for better fit, or provide a level surface. Shims may also be used as spacers to fill gaps between parts subject to wear. == Materials == Many materials make suitable shim stock (also often styled shimstock), or base material, depending on the context: wood, stone, plastic, metal, or even paper (e.g., when used under a table leg to level the table surface). High quality shim stock can be bought commercially, for example as laminated...
@GiantCowFilms really? a shim is just "anything used to take up space"
 
Oh
I know nothing about construction
 
I cant even imagine, not having a piece of wood.
 
1:06 AM
@David My dad probably knows how (He's done roofs, tiled floors etc...), I just don't know how to convince him to bother.
 
@GiantCowFilms you dont need a piece of wood. go to the garage, or shed and get any thin and strong thing. plastic would work. (if the table is close cut up milk jugs will work)
 
@David in wisconsin maybe...
 
@RadishofKnowledge sure, and around here. Are there no "overweight" people around you?
 
Why is it everytime I go on the site I see a new random tag. lol
 
@iKlsR what is your user name on LoL
 
1:09 AM
 
@David colorado mate, you can't breath if you're fat
litterally
 
@iKlsR I cleaned up 7 yesterday...
 
@RadishofKnowledge I quit but I just so happened to start playing Sunday.. found it on my laptop after 4 months
 
2nd lowest obesity rate of the states
@iKlsR lol
 
@David bbl, gotta go for now
 
1:10 AM
@GiantCowFilms bye
 
@RadishofKnowledge really? interesting.
@GiantCowFilms ok later
 
@RadishofKnowledge I honestly just play to kill time, waiting on builds etc.
Silver 4 now..
I gave up on climbing a long time ago.
Every fricking game people fight and feed.
When im playing I fight every fight even if I know ill lose
Tower dive at level 1 etc. lol
fkc that game man
 
@iKlsR what are you talking about?
 
lol
@iKlsR like that works...
 
My mains are Karthus mid, Warwick jungle, Lucian, Leona and Rumble.. main main is Rumble, I can literally win any game with Rumble if I want, im serious
like some hard carry 20/0 shit
 
1:13 AM
wow
 
@David league of legends
 
i main kha zix jungle
pantheon top
 
@RadishofKnowledge I'll win 18/20 with him, fun champ
 
and nasus mid
 
@iKlsR GCF will not like that last one
 
1:13 AM
@iKlsR cool
 
his ult is a game changer
 
the bomb one?
where you get slow?
 
he lays down some rockets yep
 
I usually win lane and then roam with tps
Teamfights just lay that baby down, flash in with Q
burn..
 
1:15 AM
i like teamfights with pantheons ult
 
Ironic really, he is arguably one of the hardest champs to play properly
 
panth ult too long to channel
 
@iKlsR yeah, and kinda outdated, right?
 
people walk out of it
 
1:15 AM
@iKlsR only if they can...
if they're in a team fight they ussually just take it
 
@RadishofKnowledge yep, his heat passive is tricky but once you master that you become an unstoppable god
He and Lucian got me to Gold 5
 
lol
i never got past the classic games. ranked is too scary
 
yh im the guy who will go on 15 loss streaks
i dont care really
 
i dont talk in game (mute everyone)
i literally just play
 
1:17 AM
okay
thats cool
 
@iKlsR what other games you play?
 
kerbal space
 
Kerbal, Dirt, Cod, Battlefield, Fifa anything really
I prefer point and click mobas tho
I love Banished
 
i can't play battlefield
 
like plant and build houses
etc
 
1:18 AM
@iKlsR NO, I really dont not like that kind
 
thats always fun
 
Anyone want a CS:GO key?
 
@David shootersA?
 
I also have a just cause 3 key as well
 
@iKlsR for steaM?
 
1:18 AM
@RadishofKnowledge only some
 
ya
 
I like any driving/racing
 
I got 3 games when I bought my new processor christmas
 
@David what gameas mostly?
 
@David gaming on a modern machine is pretty sweet
you should see Project Cars
It's beauuutiful
100fps on ultra settings
 
1:20 AM
@iKlsR O, I have seen their trailer, look awesome.
 
there are actually some decent blender racing games out there
 
@RadishofKnowledge beamingng, an old miscroft rally racing game, one in the 18 wheels series, etc.
 
What I want one day is to build a flightsim rig
and fly planes
Something about landing a plane gets my blood pumping
 
i like huge wooden boats, lke from total war series
 
@iKlsR ever tried miscroft's old plan sim? beaming ng has planes now.
 
@David yeah, i did microsoft flight sim. it was pretty good actually
 
I want to try that
 
the other old game i played recently was half-life II.
 
@iKlsR you haven't heard? beamng.com
 
yeah thats why I asked
I have an old old old old demo from when they ran their kickstarter
think 2013
the physics is sick
 
1:26 AM
@iKlsR wow that is neat!
@iKlsR it is way different (and better) then the demo (I have both)
 
I need to try it again
 
@gandalf3 you wrote your reply on BA twice
 
around version 4 they changed the physics, made it much easier to drive. but it handles a bit different now.
 
@RadishofKnowledge I also wrote both two days ago T_T
 
1:30 AM
Good to know they showed up finally XD
 
both blender: i want to do stuff that style
 
2:21 AM
@iKlsR Has anyone taken it yet?
 
@gandalf3 Nope, I'll send it in the morning. Have 2 monitors of sql poring over atm.
 
lol
 
(ノಠ益ಠ)ノ彡┻━┻
 
 
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5:09 AM
in Site Design Discussion Zone, 13 hours ago, by Courtny
@David Thank you David, our team is going to try and get this new site design launched by the end of the month.
 
 
3 hours later…
7:49 AM
@David :) @X-27 made it onto the second page as well.
 
 
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3:29 PM
@Gwenn with 27 hats :-)
 
4:21 PM
To all contest lovers, I have a bunch of steam keys lying around. For all future contests, I'll be giving away keys to the winners. Not cheap games either, some AAA like Just Cause 3 ($59) etc, well maybe some cheap ones like Spelunky ($29). Anyways, this should encourage more participation/effort.
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What contest?
 
Any future contests held on meta.
 
Cool
 
@iKlsR What about my HDR Challenge, for which I am going to probably set a new date now.
BTW, new question:
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Q: Is It Possible: Tape Measure Bending With The Soft Body Sim?

GiantCowFilmsMetal tape measures behave in a very interesting way. When they are held out horizontally, for some length, they bend, but when they bend, both segments around the bend stay absolutely strait and the bend forms a fairly tight crease. I've been trying to create something to this effect to create a...

 
If it's a contest, just ping me and I'll decide what it's worth.
 
4:31 PM
Okay
 
All paid and fun games.
 
@David look at how I used to vote before you squashed the fun out of me:
+1 for "Hello potential informants!" :) — GiantCowFilms Aug 13 '14 at 3:54
 
lol
 
@GiantCowFilms good q, I'd probably use dynamic weights
or a rig :P
 
@David Yes please, I'd appreciate not having to wait
 
4:33 PM
or shapekeys
 
Both of those are out of the running, @iKlsR
What I need to do here (with the corn plants) could not be animated by hand, unless I had 500 people working for me for a year.
 
I don't know how rigid you can get
 
Blenders Sims kinda suck
 
At some point you have to realize that simulation takes more work than just animating it :/
 
@HATMAN Not when you are doing 500 of them
 
4:34 PM
lol, ok. That is fair
 
@GiantCowFilms I had forgotten about that. Oops.
 
@GiantCowFilms You want to use a cloth sim I think, i have reasonably good results so far
What do you need them to do?
 
@HATMAN Sure
@HATMAN Pretty much everything you can do to a corn plant
 
I think it might work
 
@HATMAN funny enough, I tried a cloth sim, and had even less luck...
 
4:46 PM
Crank up structural and Bending, put some damping on it, and don't make it unrealistically heavy
It should work pretty well
BTW, by crank up I mean max out
The issue I have is the end flattens, and I cant figure out how to pin it to an object
 
Did you use my starting file?
I pinned it to another object.
 
No
 
In a way that can work very very well for cloth sim
take a look at it
 
BTW, the animation in the beginning is a bad idea
 
 
5:21 PM
WTH! How did that get nearly 3k views?!
 
oh you made that?
proceeds to add a dislike :P
 
5:50 PM
@HATMAN Hows progress on the tape measure? If you get stuck, could you post what you have anyway? If its close it might work for the corn.
 
 
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7:02 PM
@GiantCowFilms Busy atm, will later
 
7:34 PM
Okay
 
 
1 hour later…
8:34 PM
ATM's are always busy
 
lol
 
8:51 PM
@HATMAN done
@GiantCowFilms I made you unfun?
 
@David Yes, you were the "good" example
:P
 
@iKlsR COOL. what contests are you going to be giving these out for?
 
4 hours ago, by iKlsR
If it's a contest, just ping me and I'll decide what it's worth.
 
@GiantCowFilms Ok, I now wonder how you use to vote before I set you right. :)
@iKlsR this is only on BSE right?
 
@David yup
those little contests on meta
When our design launches we have quite a bit to do
We need to prune tags (again)
Update scope (apparently hotkeys are a thing now)
And maybe maybe we could discuss allowing some more code in the scope
who knows
fun times ahead.
 
9:17 PM
@David Did you read the comment. I voted because I thought his salutation (which doesn't actually belong) was funny.
thats bad
now I vote solely on content - or if I'm begged enough.
@iKlsR Alright, I think my contest will get a blog post
 
okie
 
@David @HATMAN @RadishofKnowledge @Gwenn @gandalf3. What time frame would work for you for the HDR contest?
 
OH
 
Which contest?
 
My HDR one.
 
9:18 PM
everyone, who do we want to interview at the end of the month?
I'm creating a straw poll
@gandalf3 could you compile the names
 
@GiantCowFilms I thought there was already a deadline?
 
if you aren't too busy
 
@iKlsR XD I was about to ask who the candidates were :P
 
I'm shifting it due to the fact that everyone was to busy.
 
They are on the meta post
Let's run the poll for a week
it will be Ton
 
9:20 PM
@iKlsR Sure
 
I know it :D
 
lol :D
 
will be super sweet with our new layout by then
 
\o/
 
@David @HATMAN @RadishofKnowledge @Gwenn @gandalf3 Please vote on when you want the HDR contest, You can also suggest an alternate time: strawpoll.me/6460037
Also, if you need a particular type of HDR for the contest, I might be able to process and publish it in time if I have one. (I have shot a lot, they just aren't processed).
 
9:32 PM
I could ask Greg to spare any old ones he's not using either if you need hdrs. o.o
 
9:51 PM
@GiantCowFilms um.... 2018.. i have a free week in july
 
Vote for the next blenderhead to invite to our chatroom!. Invitee will be picked in a week, at midnight on January 13th 2016.
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Hm.. I just realize we've already invited ideasman before
oh well.. It's such a pain to change :S
 
@iKlsR Specifically my HDRs :P
the point is for them to get used.
 
10:16 PM
@gandalf3 my vote is @Adriansnetliss
 
11:12 PM
Gleb Alexandrov
BTW, we should be able to pick four or more
Reynante and Greg Zaal are a close second
Then for fourth I would certainly pick some sort of developer
BTW, everyone has voted for different people so far
 
I voted for me.
 
@gandalf3 Do python controllers' functions run sequentially or concurrently, when using modules?
@NᴏᴠɪᴄᴇIɴDɪsɢᴜɪsᴇ Bretch now has two votes
 
I don't know any of these people.
 
None?
 
König's last name sounds familiar, but that's it.
Probably for a different reason, thought.
 
11:22 PM
@EBrown Ton is the.. I think CEO of the Blender Institute (?)
Andrew Price is known mostly for his tutorials
So is Kent Trammell
Bretch was the guy who originally wrote Cycles
@iKlsR I think we should
The problem bring that some things would not be answerable
At least not with reasonable effort
 
@someonewithpc Not too sure
Why would it matter? Everything should be executed every logic tick afaik
Unless of course the always sensor is set to skip logic ticks or something
 
wut
Wow, Troy James Sobotka
I had many a long chats with him on irc years ago
 
?
 
His art style is very unique
was
 
??
 
11:32 PM
he doesn't do much anymore, shut down his blog
 
I had no idea who he was the whole time he's been here :P
Then I was all :O
 
@gandalf3 I could get data races
 
@gandalf3 Wanna update the meta thread
 
Although I have devised an experiment to test wether it's sequential or not
 
@someonewithpc I guess treat everything like it could be executed concurrently/in any order. I.e. expect any state and handle it accordingly?
 
11:34 PM
That's what I have now
But I realised I need to restructure it
 
@EBrown lol
@gandalf3 No Mike Pan.. grrr
 
D:
oops
 
BTW, is Ton the CEO of the Institute? Or is it the foundation?
 
@iKlsR No one mentioned him on the meta :O
 
really
btw, since none of these people might actually consent to a live interview, always consider a runner up.
we still have to mail them and agree on a time.
 
11:36 PM
right
This is a vote to pick who to send an invitation
@someonewithpc He is the #1 supreme chancellor of the Guild of Suzanne
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@RadishofKnowledge I should have had a write-in spot..
idk how to edit strawpolls, if you even can :/
 
Probably can't
Since there would be new options people might want to vote for
@gandalf3 Just start a new one, unless many people outside chat voted already
 
hrmm
might be too late, restarting probably would just make this mess bigger D:
lesson learnt
 
@gandalf3 it would...
 
11:55 PM
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
my pet flamingo was on my keyboard
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I want a sloth
sloths are like the chillest
 
@iKlsR o.O
 

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