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  1. Though not quite as advanced, you could try "Illuminate 2D" filter in G'mic plugin.
  2. Just curious, has it gotten worse since the Brexit vote, or more the same? You and your family are going through some very trying times, hope it gets better soon. I agree about the poor Kurds. I can't wait till they eradicate the fat useless whinny piece of dung currently residing in the White House.
  3. It's a little early for Halloween, but here's a radioactive skull I made.
  4. Direct link to Shape3D_1_2_6_0.zip via WayBackMachine circa 2010.
  5. Thanks Lynxter4, Pixey, LyonsDragon and Seerose. Here I made an exploding planet following THIS TUT.
  6. Thanks Seerose and Lynxter4 for the rep points. I made a beveled glass mug here. I followed THIS TUT.
  7. Amazon has the Ender 3 Pro by Creality for $269 USD. It looks good, though I can't come up with enough justification to buy one yet. I just finished a fluid animation based on THIS TUT. I changed up the shading and lighting, but that's it.
  8. See if it will export to .stl format. Blender can import .stl as an object. You'll still need to make the shading and animation in blender itself. Nice work. I don't have a 3-D printer, how much did that cost you?
  9. I recently discovered that I can export a 3-D object I made as a .obj and then import those into any blender project. Here is a wallpaper I made using various 3-D objects I made recently.
  10. I too am an Amazon Prime member, does this storage include everything, or just images? I guess I should look into it.. I'm pretty cheap in tech stuff. My internet (50Mbps/25Mbps) is $45 per month. My cell phone (Android) costs me about $100 per year, as I use tracfone. My main PC desktop (i7) is 8 years old and I only paid $500 for it. My Laptop (i3) is 10 years old. I run Linux on everything and is obviously free.
  11. Thanks Seerose. My friend Skully here, had to bite the bullet.
  12. Well sculpting that skull is a very slow process, but I'm going to try anyway. In the meantime, I downloaded a skull blend file under the Creative Commons licence to play around with and see how it's put together. I only changed the texture and animated the jaw to make it laugh.
  13. Thanks for the roller bearing idea. It was actually one of the easier parts to make. The wrist-pin and rod were easier, but the piston was a challenge. Mostly because I had to cut holes into it. Have you used Blender? From the videos I've seen, it looks like they mostly sculptured the skull. I have little to no experiencing with the sculpture layout. I guess I'll have to figure it out.
  14. Although I like my original design better, I went with a similar design I saw on turbosquid. It has more straight lines and so easier to cut into. I also made the roller bearing for it. I'm now done with pistons, I think I'd like to make a skull next. I've read it is very hard though....
  15. Hey check it out, I made a Piston and ConRod assembly. Aside from it looking like I used a hacksaw blade to cut out the piston skirt, I think it looks pretty darn good. I didn't even use an image to model from, it was done 100% memory. It took a few tries though....
  16. It's round, but the camera angle gives an optical illusion. The triangles you see are a result of my lack of knowledge about blender. I used the Wrist-pin cylinder to cut the hole into the piston wall and it wrecked the vertices. I don't yet have enough skill to correct that, or to use an alternative method. I checked out one of the pistons. It is very high quality and above my abilities at the moment. If I ever learn this monster, look out though. This one's a little better, I went with a different path.
  17. Yes, I saw and have that movie. It was pretty good. I added a wrist-pin and a recessed dome to it. I was going to add some valve reliefs, but decided against it since my Harley is low compression. Still crappy looking though...
  18. It's best not to feed the trolls. Anyway I'm currently working on a piston. Not happy with the result so far, it needs much improvement. Don't know how to yet.
  19. Eli, I added bubbles to the beer and some noise to the foam. I think it looks a little better. Yes, Blender is very difficult to learn. It's easier for the young kids out there, but I have few good brain cells left anymore.
  20. Thanks welsh. I played around with the camera settings to get a shallow DOF. I set the focal length to 50mm and the aperture to 1. I also imported an image and gave it some thickness using the "Solidify" modifier to make it look like a snapshot. I think the beer looks good enough to drink.
  21. Gotta love Windows........... When in doubt, always re-boot.
  22. Thanks. I think I've figured out how to make a head of foam for the beer mug.
  23. Yes I know, not great. Think of it as a work in progress. I need to figure out how to make a foam head on this puppy.