Modo 302

Modo 302!! I just finished downloading Luxology’s newest version of Modo – version 302 – and I’m excited to crack it open and get to it!! The funny thing is, I haven’t had much of a chance to even study version 301 yet!!! This time however I took the time to download their accompanying “video training” material too (well over 1 Gb worth!!) I’d really like to come to grips with Modo because the results I’ve seen others accomplish with it are quite impressive!

There seems to be a lot going on lately – I upgraded Zbrush to version 3.1 a few weeks ago, and I actually started on a new tutorial on how to use ZBrush, Poser, and Tool Collection for Poser (a nominally priced 3rd party set of applications) to create injection morphs for Poser figures!

Then, two weekends ago while trying to do my weekly hard drive backup. Acronis (the backup software that I use) would get about 60% done, and then totally lock up my computer!! I was all of last week sorting that mess out. I believe it was a combination of a couple corrupted files and a bit of disk fragmentation that caused it – but I’m not certain. All I know is that I deleted the corrupted files (two jpegs), defragmented the hard drive, uninstalled Acronis – rebooted – then reinstalled it again, and it began working again, but there was a lot of trial and error during this process!

Anyway, hopefully I can finish my tutorial soon, and then get busy with Modo!! :o)

The Last Human…

I was just sitting here, thinking, about people and life in general. And the thought crossed my mind that someday there will come a day, when the last person will take his or her final breath. That day in the future is an absolute certainty – the only question is: When will it be, and under what circumstances will it happen.
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Words of Advice…

I’ve often heard it and seen it written before,

If you love someone, you should let them know

and for the longest time I believed this myself, but I’ve discovered that this is only the first half of an incomplete sentence.  The rest of which reads,

if you want to change things forever between you…

And the change part is more often than not, not what you were hoping for…

So my words of advice for someone considering such a fool notion, before opening your mouth, sleep on it – for like 5 or 6 years – the dream is almost always better than the reality.

Everything you see has a story

I found this sandal on the beach a week or two back, and for some strange reason I took a picture of it…  Today as I was going through pics, I stopped at this one again and just studied it… I let my mind go, and suddenly it was full of questions…

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What is Love?

I’ve asked myself this question before – trying to define it, establish rules and guidelines for its existence… Once, I thought love was actually the sum of all of the other emotions – the good as well as the bad – all crunched up into one gloppy, goopy sometimes blissful, oftentimes painful mess…  Other times I wasn’t sure that it really existed at all, that it was nothing but the byproduct of our thoughts longing for companionship…  Perhaps there is no one answer… The answer, if there actually is one, might be different for each of us… Who knows? [Read more…]

Always Warm and Sunny

Geesh… I wish the sun would come out and brighten things up.. I really need to get the hell out of the house for awhile…

Remember when you were little, and every day seemed to be warm and sunny? Remember that?? How in the world did that happen??  [Read more…]

Moment in the Sun

So I took a little drive today… Stopped by the lake, watched some people trying to catch some fish for a while, took a few pictures…  Then on the way home I took a route that brought me by some homes of friends that I once knew very well… First, by my ex-in-laws place… It’s vacant now, but it still looks the same… Beautiful front porch and small front yard along the main street of a Norman Rockwellesque small town…

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Incredible Story

I love history, especially the obscure or out of the way stories that are all but forgotten – but when told result in something that most of us know of.  What follows is the abridged version of one such story… [Read more…]

Why I Hate Love…

Actually, it’s not love, it’s the falling in love part that’s a royal pain-in-the-ass (and heart).   At this stage, everything is just f..king painful… [Read more…]

2014 A Year of Change And Loss??

Honestly, I’m not the superstitious type, and I don’t put much stock in black cats, walking under ladders, breaking mirrors, or the pitfalls of Friday the 13th – but, it does seem like something “non-positive” is going on this year – and it’s only the 16th of February! [Read more…]