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Course Related => Course Specific => Course Related Archive => Suggestions => Topic started by: Ormannov on April 25, 2007, 12:02:07 PM

Title: The Theatrette situation.
Post by: Ormannov on April 25, 2007, 12:02:07 PM
its great to see how so many people have embraced the dailies. i hope more and more people show their work. its a shame how the pc/mac combo arrangement in theatrette is held back by having an old mac singular  button mouse, which makes it impossible to  navigate in Maya. could this be fixed somehow? I know that dailies will move to the studio when its up and ready....but the studio, being the studio, having like some sort of a curse is not up, ready and fixed. So for the interim, is it possible to get a PC 3 button mouse. Consider it an investment.
Title: Re: The Theatrette situation.
Post by: chicken on April 25, 2007, 12:10:28 PM
You could always bring in one from home I suppose...either that cannibalise one of the mouses from the Studio in the meantime...Just waltz in their and swap it over, its not like they'd pull you up on it? Not stealing just...re locating..*ahem* :) That and somehow dispose of the mouse they do have so they have no other option than to replace it...
Title: Re: The Theatrette situation.
Post by: Ormannov on April 25, 2007, 03:45:21 PM
You could always bring in one from home I suppose...

true, but in all seriousness i shouldn't have to. if the uni can buy THX cert speakers and all these copys of DF and maya *cough*why are they not installed yet*cough* then it could afford a freaking mouse. 
Title: Re: The Theatrette situation.
Post by: chicken on April 25, 2007, 04:19:24 PM
it could afford alot of minor things like that but it doesn't seem to want to. The question is, who do we really speak to regarding these problems? otherwise we may as well be shouting into the aether...
Title: Re: The Theatrette situation.
Post by: Ormannov on April 25, 2007, 04:48:22 PM
The question is, who do we really speak to regarding these problems? otherwise we may as well be shouting into the aether...

good question,
well i guess heres a good start... its a thread for course suggestions.
Title: Re: The Theatrette situation.
Post by: Jeebuz on April 26, 2007, 11:50:30 AM
Personally I think updating the mouse in the theatrette and embracing the technologies associated with right clicking will really act towards putting us on par with most home based PC systems. Right clicking seems to be current industry standard, so its important that we get to grips with it before hitting the workforce at the end of the year...
Title: Re: The Theatrette situation.
Post by: zam on April 26, 2007, 06:03:48 PM
or if we wanted to go all-out deluxe we could always get a mousewheel added on...  OHHH THE TECHNOLOGY!
Title: Re: The Theatrette situation.
Post by: chicken on April 26, 2007, 06:44:05 PM
knowing csu we might be lucky to get a steam powered mouse contraption...
Title: Re: The Theatrette situation.
Post by: Atcote on April 28, 2007, 09:22:02 AM
I can't help but to notice that what we've achieved here, is realizing that this apparently IS our problem, yet not our responsibility.
Odd, I tend to think of that as a type of contradiction, but here it makes some kind of horrid sense...

Anyway, someone must have an old mouse lying around, just waiting to get to a new home. Anyone willing to take one for the team?
Title: Re: The Theatrette situation.
Post by: Jeebuz on April 28, 2007, 02:14:31 PM
Sadly it must be done. I'm sure our course fees are tied up in more important issues, like paying the IT guys for doing the wonderful work towards installing our Maya licenses.... well... it will be wonderful work once they do. I know it will be. Maya is pretty wonderful.
Title: Re: The Theatrette situation.
Post by: ~matt~ on April 28, 2007, 02:37:48 PM
i have a usb mouse for a pc, if thatll work??
Title: Re: The Theatrette situation.
Post by: rdarnz on May 01, 2007, 01:20:32 PM
Should do...
The theatrette setup does have a USB port, doesn't it?!!
Title: Re: The Theatrette situation.
Post by: Coma1 on May 01, 2007, 02:07:12 PM
Depends on if you have a 12 metre long usb cable to run from the machine to the front of the room. HAH... Im looking into the one button situation.
Title: Re: The Theatrette situation.
Post by: rdarnz on May 01, 2007, 02:09:24 PM
Depends on if you have a 12 metre long usb cable to run from the machine to the front of the room. HAH... Im looking into the one button situation.
Can't say I do!
Do 12 metre USB cable even exist?! I've never seen one...
Title: Re: The Theatrette situation.
Post by: Coma1 on May 01, 2007, 02:10:40 PM
we are looking at a solution to have the wireless reciever at the machine and a wireless mouse at the front. problem will be solved, and hopefully without to much poop.
Title: Re: The Theatrette situation.
Post by: ~matt~ on May 01, 2007, 07:16:58 PM
 ;D its all good someone will work it out .........  but if its ever needed i have a mouse lol ............. what are the ones at the lecturn plugged into now?
Title: Re: The Theatrette situation.
Post by: Coma1 on May 17, 2007, 12:29:20 PM
the cable was cut and joined to some other cable, so its a mouse with a f*** off long cable due to several cables being joined together. yuck.
Title: Re: The Theatrette situation.
Post by: Jabba_Wocky on May 24, 2007, 04:38:07 PM
How about a 30m network cable? dam thing is like a snake, always coiling up around peoples feet and swallowing power boards. tangles galore!