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Michael
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Canada
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Posted - 11/24/2006 :  12:17:40  Show Profile  Visit Michael's Homepage  Send Michael an AOL message
I'm low on wit today, so bear with me =)

Richardsan posted this challenge link to the Stratalist yesterday:

http://www.cgsphere.com/

Hey, it's just a sphere. Let's send in some Strata entries and see how we do =)

I've loaded up their template file and matched the camera settings as closely as I could. You can download the file for Strata 3D CX 5.0.1 here:

http://www.stratacafe.com/misc/sphere_template.s3d.zip

The lights and background grid are as they were in the template file, I've left those in for consistency, but I think you're allowed to tweak the lighting as you see fit.

If you have an earlier version of Strata 3D, the VRML file from the CGSphere site seems to work best:

http://www.cgsphere.com/project/

I'm rendering mine now =)

(note that a block size of 1 in your raytracing settings is pretty much required to pick up all the tiny grid lines, especially some of the horizontal ones.)

Michael Luscombe

rodrigo
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Chile
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Posted - 11/24/2006 :  13:28:56  Show Profile  Visit rodrigo's Homepage  Click to see rodrigo's MSN Messenger address
Oooooh, more to do instead of working.

Evil Michael.
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Michael
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Canada
2688 Posts

Posted - 11/24/2006 :  13:35:20  Show Profile  Visit Michael's Homepage  Send Michael an AOL message
Hey, if you're going to goof off, I can't stop you.

Might as well goof off in 3d =)

Michael Luscombe
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rodrigo
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Chile
9 Posts

Posted - 11/24/2006 :  14:06:09  Show Profile  Visit rodrigo's Homepage  Click to see rodrigo's MSN Messenger address
Unstoppable goofiness in 3d: sounds good :)

http://www.duarte.cl
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Michael
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Canada
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Posted - 11/24/2006 :  15:35:16  Show Profile  Visit Michael's Homepage  Send Michael an AOL message
http://www.cgsphere.com/gallery/details/?submission_id=357

=)

Michael Luscombe
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mex sara
A Regular

Australia
181 Posts

Posted - 11/24/2006 :  21:42:22  Show Profile  Visit mex sara's Homepage
thanks for making the file michael ... i was trying but i was only getting almost
right in fact i was going in circles with it

hope all is well mx
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JeffrySG
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USA
543 Posts

Posted - 11/26/2006 :  19:43:03  Show Profile  Visit JeffrySG's Homepage
I kept on trying to tweak the file I had but I was having trouble getting the front of the frame exact. I should have thought of putting the preview file in as a backdrop to help align it! Thanks for posting it Michael! If you haven't already, you should email your setup file to Richard so he can add it to the CGSphere site.

Here are two entries I uploaded a few days ago, rendered in Strata, and modeled in Wings3d (and Strata too).

http://www.cgsphere.com/gallery/details/?category=Show%20All&view=rating&artist=&main_app=&limit=6&fimit=90&submission_id=389
http://www.cgsphere.com/gallery/details/?category=Show%20All&view=rating&artist=&main_app=&limit=6&fimit=384&submission_id=346
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Marky
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USA
84 Posts

Posted - 11/29/2006 :  13:58:16  Show Profile  Send Marky an AOL message
Maybe it was right in front of me but I can't find it. When is the due date???

Mark
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Michael
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Canada
2688 Posts

Posted - 11/29/2006 :  14:03:12  Show Profile  Visit Michael's Homepage  Send Michael an AOL message
I don't think there is a due date, per se. I think it's just more of an exhibition of images created within pretty strict parameters.

Michael Luscombe
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Dasch
Regularly Educational

Canada
1164 Posts

Posted - 12/04/2006 :  16:50:02  Show Profile  Visit Dasch's Homepage
I've submitted 4 images:

Thanks for the template Michael.
I had a lot of fun over the weekend with this.

Dasch
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Michael
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Canada
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Posted - 12/04/2006 :  17:37:43  Show Profile  Visit Michael's Homepage  Send Michael an AOL message
No problem, Dale. Some nice looking entries there.

Hopefully someone takes your lead and runs with it =)

Michael Luscombe
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Dasch
Regularly Educational

Canada
1164 Posts

Posted - 12/04/2006 :  18:29:15  Show Profile  Visit Dasch's Homepage
Well, I know mx has some entries doing well there, as does JeffreyG.

Dasch
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Michael
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Canada
2688 Posts

Posted - 12/04/2006 :  18:32:06  Show Profile  Visit Michael's Homepage  Send Michael an AOL message
yes, I've got one in, richardsan has at least one, and there are a few others from the Stratalist on there.

Michael Luscombe
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ycarry
A Regular

France
194 Posts

Posted - 12/07/2006 :  12:36:00  Show Profile
Great challenge and Strata users entries too!
Why not send a 'Lex de Azevedo Red Strata Sphere' logo (at least for pub)?
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jpro
A Fountain of Information

USA
4991 Posts

Posted - 12/07/2006 :  12:44:30  Show Profile  Visit jpro's Homepage
good idea

Jean
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Michael
Admin

Canada
2688 Posts

Posted - 12/07/2006 :  17:16:18  Show Profile  Visit Michael's Homepage  Send Michael an AOL message
Giant Link Alert!

http://www.cgsphere.com/gallery/?category=Show%20All&download=&view=date&artist=&main_app=Strata%203D%20PRO&fimit=0&limit=30

Michael Luscombe
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Dasch
Regularly Educational

Canada
1164 Posts

Posted - 12/08/2006 :  11:00:01  Show Profile  Visit Dasch's Homepage
quote:
Originally posted by Michael

Giant Link Alert!

http://www.cgsphere.com/gallery/?category=Show%20All&download=&view=date&artist=&main_app=Strata%203D%20PRO&fimit=0&limit=30

Michael Luscombe



Wow. Cool. How did you isolate just the Strata submissions Michael?
BTW: I've got the top row all to myself =)
- Wait - that's only cause it's sorted by date.

Dasch

Edited by - Dasch on 12/08/2006 11:04:00
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Michael
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Canada
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Posted - 12/11/2006 :  12:29:16  Show Profile  Visit Michael's Homepage  Send Michael an AOL message
One more for the list:

http://www.cgsphere.com/gallery/details/?submission_id=1301

Michael Luscombe
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richardsan
A Regular

194 Posts

Posted - 12/11/2006 :  20:11:26  Show Profile
man...too bad that link to the UB of strata 5.1 in your comments doesn't work, eh?

; ^)


Edited by - richardsan on 12/11/2006 20:12:00
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Michael
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Canada
2688 Posts

Posted - 12/11/2006 :  20:17:26  Show Profile  Visit Michael's Homepage  Send Michael an AOL message
I won't argue with you there. But it's out there, if someone really wants it =)

Michael Luscombe
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Brian Lawson
A Fountain of Information

USA
5217 Posts

Posted - 12/11/2006 :  20:17:28  Show Profile  Visit Brian Lawson's Homepage  Send Brian Lawson an AOL message
It isn't a link. It is a valid URL though.

Brian Lawson
Strata technical support
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