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About mabad

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    Veni, vidi, drinki (Coffee)

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    Manuel
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    Abad
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    R20.026 Studio
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    Germany

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  1. mabad

    C4D Cafe Youtube channel massive update

    Very generous. I have just subscribed. Thanks
  2. mabad

    Phishing Text from Credit Card Companies

    Two years ago I received a fishy e-mail saying that my credit card had been blocked because misuse had been detected. As my complete name was in the email (which I don't use to write anywhere) I decided to call, but not the number on the e-mail, but the number on my credit card. They told me to call that number, as it was a real email. As I travel quite a lot and have to pay at hotels with the card, someone had got the data of my credit card. First they did a 1 $ payment to paypal, and after that it was about € 700 on different e-shops. Luckily the bank blocked the card. But I had to report the theft to the police to reclaim back my money. In the end of the € 700 only about € 150 made it to my account, but that was a scary experience, as I was abroad when I was notified. Anyway, as for today I block the card for usage in any country that is not where I am, and get e-mail and message notifications for every payment I do with the card. You can never be careful enough. Although I never enter my credit card details in any e-shop which does not use encryption, and don't save my credit card in any e-shop to "pay quicker" the next time, I got hacked.
  3. Hey @jed, very interesting idea. I suppose that making the circles in 3D, instead of 2D, and letting the 4th circle pass through the 3 points would be so crazy, that the effect you got there would not be so smooth. I like it. The concept of an arc/circle passing through three points is similar to the one that says that through 2 points can only pass a line, but with a twist @Eterea, you gave me the idea of building this one. Thanks for using it in your clip, it was probably for much less than a second, but the result was very good. I loved that video.
  4. A good while back, a member of the Cafe asked for a solution to have an arc always pass through three points. At the time I wrote a COFFEE script, which was quite hairy, but did the job (in most cases ) After the release of C4D R20 COFFEE did not work anymore and decided to give a go to that script using Python. To get better equations on how to locate the arc, I got to this page, which had the math to get it always working. So I coded the script, and today as a gift for the C4D community, I want to make it available for you all. Just open the file and move the points A, B and C around. The arc will follow the points. Point B is always the middle point. Have fun with it. If you find the script useful, please let me know. ThreePointArc_R20_python.c4d
  5. I believe that AMD CPUs get hotter than Intel ones. I am talking about my experience, though this was so many years ago, that it might not apply now. Check the maximum allowed temperature for the CPUs to get an idea on how many degrees they support. With that you will be able to check which cooling you need to plan.
  6. A vectors is a collection of values, which together define something. In space it can be a position, or a direction with a set of three values representing x, y, and z In colors it can be an R,G,B value. in this case it the three values (red, green and blue) are going to define a color As they are a set of values they are not limited to 3 dimensions. You can, e.g. define a car by its fuel consumption, weight, power, acceleration rate, price, model, year when it was built. To your question, the 2D vector (with only x and y dimensions) defines a position on the UV where something has to happen. If you read the last lines of your screen shot, there is explained what this 2D vector values can represent.
  7. I also had once problems with a motherboard. Problems start to happen when you execute memory intensive programs, and when the code has to access the faulty memory, or where the motherboard cannot read the memory properly, then you get a nasty blue screen. I used a program called memtest86. You can start it from a USB stick and goes through several runs of checking the memory of the computer. If a test fails it is suspicious, if it always fails at the same point, you can nearly be certain that something fishy is going on with the memory or the motherboard.
  8. mabad

    Cinema 4D R20 available NOW!

    I got it today. The only thing I find a little bit weird is the "Quickstart Cinema 4D 20" document. I believe MAXON should be thinking in phasing it out. Its content has practically not changed in the last three versions. I find the public tutorials in Cineversity more valuable than that. It is rather a kind of long marketing brochure but not a "Quickstart" guide. BTW I received at the start of the year a communication from MAXON indicating that, if I would like to receive an download copy of the next release I had to sign up to the ePorfolio. If I would not register they would send me the USB key, but at an additional cost. (25€ if I recall correctly). So I got to download R20 today.
  9. mabad

    Modelling Pipe Connections

    I still have a render on my gallery with the outcome of your building tutorial Link to building. I learnt a lot of interesting things following that one. I'm not so active these days either. Work is more demanding than a while back and it leaves less time for hobbies.
  10. mabad

    Modelling Pipe Connections

    Hey Wolfgang!!! you're still around. He, he, I remember those and your building tutorial. Very Nice learning experience.
  11. mabad

    Lego Technic Motorcycle

    It looks like you are having fun building those. They are really nicely done. Out of curiosity: do you own the real models, or are you just working with the building instructions?
  12. mabad

    New Female Character

    Cerbera is right. I believe I have a page of the Grimoire, which I got a long time ago showing the face loop possibilities. I'm afraid I don't have the name of the page author to credit him. In all "good reference" wires I have the 5 point poles appear where the mouth/nose loops meet the eye loops and where the mouth loops meet the eye loops at about the cheekbones.
  13. mabad

    CD IK Tools and Cinema 4D 19

    Today I received Cinema 4D rel 19. This is the time, when I would contact Cactus Dan to request a new license for his IK Tools. This year I'll spend a some time thinking about him and his willingness to help, and hope he is having a good ride wherever he is now. Dan, we are not going to forget ya!
  14. After seeing the short it kind of brings to my mind a mix between WarCraft and StarCraft cinematics. I have never played Diablo, but this short might be more in that direction. Are you working for a gaming company doing this kind of job? This one is excellent, and I can imagine it as being part of a commercial product.
  15. My "Old timer title" withdrawn. After nearly 12 years at the cafe I'm a "Noble Beginner", the badges of the challenges I participated gone MIA .....

    Hmmm, is someone showing me the door? ::): 

    Just tell me, you can be direct to me. :cowboypistol:


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