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CSU General / Re: Server Space?
« on: May 01, 2007, 09:35:30 PM »
i made a small tute on using athene here if it helps at all too...,67.0.html

Games / Re: Games Games Games
« on: April 28, 2007, 11:58:08 AM »
been wanting to buy shadow of colossus and okami for ages!

Movies / Re: The Mummy 3
« on: April 26, 2007, 06:13:49 PM »
im assuming rachel weisz was the love interest for fraiser?  im sorry but i couldnt f***ing stand her, or her douchebag of a brother.  best choice the studios could have made imo!  although jet li could possibly be the worst...  will the two cancel each other out?  lets hope so, because then we will still have a fantastically mediocre movie!

Suggestions / Re: The Theatrette situation.
« 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!

Movies / Re: 300
« on: April 25, 2007, 03:29:00 PM »
saw it yesterday, GODDAMN THAT WAS GOOD!

Movies / Re: 300
« on: April 23, 2007, 11:56:41 PM »
ummm first half of cast away where hes all podgy and pastely white

Movies / Re: 300
« on: April 23, 2007, 10:51:39 PM »
there was a HELL of alot of man boobage and abs. I mean GOD!

thats the only way you can have complete badasses kicking the s*** out of everyone and everything!

imagine if the spartans looked like tom hanks???

Movies / Re: 300
« on: April 23, 2007, 07:34:18 PM »
im still itching to see it!  been a big fan of everything ive seen of it so far though.  regardless of critics i think its doing so much good for the film industry in terms of how visually stylized and yet so successful it was.  hopefully hollywood will take it onboard that not every movie needs to look like every other movie to be accepted by the general public...

cheap tuesdays at forum6 tomoz...

Web / Re: Purple and Brown
« on: April 23, 2007, 04:34:59 PM »
haha that cracked me up man. great voices

Free Stuff / inspiration, reference, and other stuff...
« on: April 22, 2007, 01:58:23 PM »
read ALL this its worth it!

hello everyone on the forum, my name is zam and im a 4th year.  im sure you all, by the time you reach our elderly age will have sourced a vast collection of all things vfx.  but until then, i, and im sure a few more of the 3rd and 4th year'ers here would be more than willing to lend you all a hand and pass down what material and little knowledge we may have gained over the years!

ok, first of all, besides our course forum,
are fantastic.  i have been visiting the cgtalk forums for years and find it a great source of knowledge and inspiration.  some of the work on their is just incredible.  even if you dont post in the forums yourself, its still great just to browse through.
fxguide is owned and run by industry heavyweights from around the world and provides quality interviews and tips. cgtalks sister-site
also has a multitude of quality interviews and articles.

as far as textures go, i have found this site indispensable:
it does not have seamless textures that you might be after, but does has a massive library of raw photos at high-res for you to modify yourself.  just google search for creating seamless textures in photoshop, or play around with its filter>distort>shear filter if thats what your after.

like pete previously mentioned in another topic the library is full alot of quality training dvds for maya.  although they may be getting a little old now (like for maya version 4-6), the fundamentals are still the same.

and on to me!  through doing some work in the industry last year, i was graciously given a massive fx reel of just about everything you guys could ever want.  it includes quality footage of smoke, steam, fire, explosions, general smashing and destruction of all things imaginable, gun effects and muzzle flares, clouds, ink drops, noise and grain, analogue film effects like light bleeds, film scratches, all that yummy stuff and much more.

i also have hundreds if not thousands of high-res reference photos of metropolitan buildings, run-down buildings, clouds, mountains, rocks, waterfalls, stuff from all over europe, asia, and america, and more abstract stuff like cg-generated light effects that would be great for overlaying ontop of other footage.

i also have a large library of my own textures i have gathered over the years, some off the net, and some i have taken myself using the uni's digital SLR's.  it includes everything from dirt, grunge, rocks, metal, walls, grass, skies, and ink and paint effects.

i have a large range of video tutorials i have either bought or been given over the years, covering most aspects of this industry. i am more than willing to share these with anyone and everyone as they are indispensable and everybody needs these!

if anybody is interested in any of this stuff, then just send me a pm.  or alternatively, if you actually know who i am and are in 205 or 303 with me then just ask!

everyone else - feel free to add to this thread if you have similar stuff you can share with the course - obviously nothing naughty and pirated though...  ;)

if we all, as a course, pool our material and resources together i feel it will only benefit the knowledge, and possibly, the social interaction of everyone involved, as the course has tended to be a little introverted in recent years...

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