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by borgcone
09 Jun 2022, 16:57
Forum: Off Topic..
Topic: Steinie's U3DA Game "What is it?"
Replies: 338
Views: 137808

Re: Steinie's U3DA Game "What is it?"

Let end this "blurred" quiz from me. Another "What is it?" please. ( Deleted an image here on July 24 2022 UTC. I didn't know that we were not allowed to screenshot Street View ) Canal Street (direction SE to NW), New Orleans, Louisiana (Street View) The blurred photo was taken in 1966. Street light...
by borgcone
21 Apr 2022, 06:18
Forum: Off Topic..
Topic: 3D Artists Reporting Back
Replies: 891
Views: 340830

Re: 3D Artists Reporting Back

Finis wrote:
21 Apr 2022, 03:17
... forest fire. ...
Too sad! Hign Wind, Critical Fire Weather Possible. Forest fire from at least two points.
Rain...? fire map, forecast, narrow area, interactive brief rain map
by borgcone
09 Apr 2022, 14:05
Forum: TechForum
Topic: Environment/Reflection is White in MaterialEditor!
Replies: 25
Views: 6209

Re: Environment/Reflection is White in MaterialEditor!

... For those who always want me to try tS 7.6 I can say I have tried it 3 times now and I usually deinstall it just a couple of minutes later. ... I've also had the same feeling for a long time (10 or 15 years! :shock: ) till I recently understand the detail pros/cons of tS6.6 (and other tS versio...
by borgcone
09 Apr 2022, 08:41
Forum: Off Topic..
Topic: Steinie's U3DA Game "What is it?"
Replies: 338
Views: 137808

Re: Steinie's U3DA Game "What is it?"

- The street is long. ... - There are two rows of those lights close together as if in the median of a boulevard. If so then this is a large street. ... - There is little or no traffic. There may be a small car parked. As Finis pointed out at the beginning, the width is important. We can know sever...
by borgcone
08 Apr 2022, 07:26
Forum: Off Topic..
Topic: Steinie's U3DA Game "What is it?"
Replies: 338
Views: 137808

Re: Steinie's U3DA Game "What is it?"

I might be blocking the next quiz from others. Let's go ahead a bit. The black-and-white billboard matches well with: 3a.jpg As bitkar wrote, it says "MAY 3". This is the double-edged sword I wrote. The "Tuesday" narrows the list of possible year, but probably it's not easy to know the place by brie...
by borgcone
08 Apr 2022, 06:19
Forum: TechForum
Topic: Environment/Reflection is White in MaterialEditor!
Replies: 25
Views: 6209

Re: Environment/Reflection is White in MaterialEditor!

All raytraced reflections are pure white in the material editor regardless of any settings. Environmentmaps ... but who uses Environmentmaps today anyways. ...The shaders are computationally too expensive to test them directly in the scene. Besides that I would'nt have interactive response to param...
by borgcone
06 Apr 2022, 11:16
Forum: TechForum
Topic: Environment/Reflection is White in MaterialEditor!
Replies: 25
Views: 6209

Re: Environment/Reflection is White in MaterialEditor!

I don't have any solution and am not sure at all. - Isn't any custom shader interfering with reflectance shaders? - Isn't any file path specified in tS (e.g. menu "File" - "Preference") interfering with reflectance shaders? - Does the LWORKS.TSR file have an original (i.e. obviously old) updated-dat...
by borgcone
30 Mar 2022, 14:14
Forum: Off Topic..
Topic: Steinie's U3DA Game "What is it?"
Replies: 338
Views: 137808

Re: Steinie's U3DA Game "What is it?"

The trees in this photo seem to be of warmer climate in contrast with the ones in Vladivostok (photo of the quiz in the last year).
by borgcone
30 Mar 2022, 13:19
Forum: Off Topic..
Topic: Steinie's U3DA Game "What is it?"
Replies: 338
Views: 137808

Re: Steinie's U3DA Game "What is it?"

All of you are on the almost right track. Observant! The lower black-and-white billboard. There is at least one more room for improvement. It narrows the list of possible year but perhaps it could mislead you to wrong place. The blur by camera-shake is making ghosts of the white text to not only lef...
by borgcone
29 Mar 2022, 08:37
Forum: Scripts and SDK
Topic: CustomShader not recognized by TrueSpace
Replies: 10
Views: 1130

Re: CustomShader not recognized by TrueSpace

Oops sorry, ignore my paragraphs (especially about dialog). The String "Custom Checker" is nowhere located in my testshader.tss so it must come from Truespace since the removed shader had that name. The string "Custom Checker" is defined in the SDK sample source "sdk_ts43g2\Samples\Shaders\CustomCol...