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Discussion in 'Scifi 3D Forum' started by George Mezori SCIFI 3D, Aug 18, 2003.

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  1. George Mezori SCIFI 3D

    George Mezori SCIFI 3D Scifi 3D Forum star 4 VIP

    Sep 10, 1999
    1). WAREZ - No warez discussions of course. You have to do that sorta thing somewhere else. We don't condone nor want to get into heavy debates about it. If nobody brings it up then neither should you. I don't care if somebody seems really lame and you know they have an unregistered product. Just don't reply OR tell them to search or something. This is not a debate forum and it's a huge waste of time to get into such discussions.

    2). TUTORIALS - Please visit the SCIFI 3D LINKS page for links to tutorials. If you have a new one let me know the URL. Otherwise we don't need to keep running threads asking this question over and over. Again... try searching

    3). APPLICATION SUPPORT QUESTIONS - This is not a tutorial forum. Please try to look thru your own help files, tutorials, search, look thru the LINKS page, etc. etc. before you ask stuff like "how do I save an animation". I generally ignore such threads. We want to help but it should be a good question... not a "take me by the hand" walk thru basic use. Also visit They are setup as the official peer review and support site for the community. Sometimes there are problems, as with all things, but they are pretty good over there.

    4). APPLICATION POLLING - Another thing we get TIRED of seeing is "which app is best" threads. This is like asking is Coke or Pepsi better? It's all a matter of preference. If you want to talk about the features of an app fine. But please avoid direct negative comparisons from one app to another. I KNOW there are some rules in this universe like... SI and MAYA's character toolsets are more robust than TRUESPACE's. But lets leave alot of this to the pros to compare apps. professionally. You can buy any CGI or video magazine and search their review articles on their websites to find product reviews. Very few of us here can offer a better opinion.

    5). BOOKS - There are alot of books out there but lets not discuss which are best here. It's not a book review forum. You can visit any book vendor website like and get reviews. Also visit the FAQ page on SCIFI 3D for a list of books and a general description.

    6). HOW CAN I SUBMIT SOMETHING? - Just send a pic or something to scifi3d at

    7). SWMA whereabouts? - That site has been down for years. Even if they did come back, which they often talk about doing, they would essentially have to come out with all new content b/c the old stuff is so outdated. So don't ask about SWMA around here b/c if a new SWMA comes out we will announce it. Otherwise the old content is pretty much useless nowadays. All the good things from there are on SCIFI 3D now. The old content is mirrored at IMPERIAL ARCHIVES in case you insist on seeking it out:
    New SWMA mirror:

    8). REQUESTS for CGI work - There is a separate requests sticky thread. PLease post your requests in there and if you are interested in filling this request please do so via PM(Private Messaging) so the thread does not turn into a monster thread. It's just a means to hook-up and find people. Do not run any long threads discussing your project in the forum either. PLease hook-up via PM and take the discussions to a private forum or email, etc.

    9). There is a "NEWS, SELF-PROMO, etc." thread now for these kinds of threads. PLease post all of these things in there. New website, new project, new plugin or software.

    10). Are there any free CONVERTERS out there? There are some that may work in demo mode for awhile like: DEEP EXPLORATION, NUGRAF/POLYTRANS, etc. Look these up in for more info. To IMPORT/EXPORT MAX files from one version to the next there is a script to go from MAX5 back to MAX3(and of course this would open in MAX4). It's called "BACK FROM 5". You can get this and other import/export utilities at two places:

    (11). POSTING images/animations in the forum? Please only leave direct links to each file. Not frontend links forc
  2. George Mezori SCIFI 3D

    George Mezori SCIFI 3D Scifi 3D Forum star 4 VIP

    Sep 10, 1999
    Message moved over for:
    Registered: Sep 00
    Date Posted: 8/4 2:40pm

    Reposting as requested...

    I found a free uploader script that I've configured, allowing anybody to upload images to my server space. As it seems a few people are without any decent hosting space, I thought it would be a good idea to make this available to anyone who wants to use it.

    The link is:

    The script says it can only work if files are renamed to "FILEn.jpg" where n is a number, but anything seems to work. However, it might be a good idea to prefix your username to avoid overwriting.

    e.g. "Iyidin_Kyeimo-test.jpg"

    The path to the uploaded image is then "*********"

    (where ********* is your filename)

    For example

    Results in:

    I've had this webspace for quite a while now and aren't really making much use of it... knock yourselves out...


    TK-421 .... why are you doing this post?
  3. The-Matt-Man

    The-Matt-Man Jedi Padawan star 4

    Feb 19, 2002
    I wanted to know if the public will be seeing any links to web pages of schools that offer programs in CG and animation.

    I know it isn't asked ALLOT, but it seems like basic knowledge that's usually asked about once or twice a month over in the FF forum.

    Schools I know of are (and these are in Florida):

    -Ringling School of Art (VERY nice campus, great school)

    -Full Sail (Audio program good, film and 3D programs maybe not so good, but they offer it)




    -International Academy of Design and Technology (I personally have mixed emotions about them)

    That's all I have for now. I'll update it if it's something that could be made stuck here.

  4. George Mezori SCIFI 3D

    George Mezori SCIFI 3D Scifi 3D Forum star 4 VIP

    Sep 10, 1999
    I don't think so. I'll leave this here for now. Next time I come back with something I'm gonna remove all of this so don't waste any of your time on it. This is why we have the GOOGLE link in the forum header. People just need to do their own research. There must be 1000's and 1000's of school's all over the world with these programs. Maybe a more appropriate thread would be somebody asking if anybody went to a particular school or something and wanted to know what they thought about the program. But even this may not net much info since there's not that many people here and we're from all over the world.
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