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Blotto The Clown wrote:
Thirteenth wrote:

Amazing stuff. What do you do for a living, Blotto?

for a living, hmmm. I just finished my masters of architecture, but I havent found a job yet in my field (I also havent started looking, so that goes hand in hand :P). Each summer I work for a couple different people building things. This particular project was my little baby you could say. I was there for over a month and periodically people would come in and help me with things I didnt understand... such as valley rafters, I still dont understand those things. I never thought I'd have to use trigonometry in real life.

Its a great job building things like this, but its not to my own profit, which is sad. I like the people I work for so I dont mind, but I either need to find a job in a firm or break out on my own and start contracting my own work. Starting out on my own would require a significant investment in tools etc on my part though.

Well, whoever gets to hire you full time can consider himself lucky. You know your stuff.

Thirteenth wrote:

Well, whoever gets to hire you full time can consider himself lucky. You know your stuff.

thanky, I appreciate the compliment

Now I want to know about these valley rafters and why they are hard.

boogle wrote:

Now I want to know about these valley rafters and why they are hard.

Could be the hot women in the other raft. But that's not the time to get distracted.

boogle wrote:

Now I want to know about these valley rafters and why they are hard.

They valley rafters require a few double/triple angles that are not easily taken off a plan because of perspective. So you need to understand the formula for calculating the perspective shift (it require cos/tan or something). Failing this, you just line things up and take a few practice cuts on scraps <- the longer "I dont trust my math skills" method. I employed the second method

the valley rafter, as an fyi, is the rafter that follows the seam of the roof line between the glass section (gable) and the main roof area.

Ghostship wrote:

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my mame cabinet

If that didn't work

http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/inde...

what kind of screen did you use?

Ok, now I want to see the plans.

I meant of the valley rafters.

boogle wrote:

Ok, now I want to see the plans.

I dont exactly own the rights to plans. I am not sure if posting them on the internet is a good idea Its not like they would get reused, but they have copyright language all over them. I think it best I play it safe

Could you add some valley rafters to the MAME cabinet?

Gravey wrote:

Could you add some valley rafters to the MAME cabinet?

This would solve both problems.
*EDIT*
Neat. Its just fun with planar geometry. Parallel lines are your friends.

boogle wrote:
Gravey wrote:

Could you add some valley rafters to the MAME cabinet?

This would solve both problems.
*EDIT*
Neat. Its just fun with planar geometry. Parallel lines are your friends.

it usually just comes down to me not trusting myself with a multi hundred dollar piece of wood. I don't dare risk cutting it wrong. I understand the principle of the math, but I appreciate being to line it up in person.

Blotto The Clown wrote:
boogle wrote:
Gravey wrote:

Could you add some valley rafters to the MAME cabinet?

This would solve both problems.
*EDIT*
Neat. Its just fun with planar geometry. Parallel lines are your friends.

it usually just comes down to me not trusting myself with a multi hundred dollar piece of wood. I don't dare risk cutting it wrong. I understand the principle of the math, but I appreciate being to line it up in person.

Measure thou twice, cutteth thou but once. Care in all things shalt save thee from waste and error.

BTC - Nice framing and design BTW. Interested in what your skylight solution was.
MameCab In that photo it was just a 17" monitor with a piece of foam core in front of it. Since then it got a cheap 21" CRT which I decased and fixed into the cab.

Scary thing is, I couldn't figure THAT out, I was working on something important just seconds before reading this page of the thread.

Gravey wrote:
Blotto The Clown wrote:
boogle wrote:
Gravey wrote:

Could you add some valley rafters to the MAME cabinet?

This would solve both problems.
*EDIT*
Neat. Its just fun with planar geometry. Parallel lines are your friends.

it usually just comes down to me not trusting myself with a multi hundred dollar piece of wood. I don't dare risk cutting it wrong. I understand the principle of the math, but I appreciate being to line it up in person.

Measure thou twice, cutteth thou but once. Care in all things shalt save thee from waste and error.

I usually end up measuring twice, cutting once. Swearing several times, measuring three more times. Cutting one more time. Swear and start hitting things.

FlamingPeasant wrote:
Gravey wrote:
Blotto The Clown wrote:
boogle wrote:
Gravey wrote:

Could you add some valley rafters to the MAME cabinet?

This would solve both problems.
*EDIT*
Neat. Its just fun with planar geometry. Parallel lines are your friends.

it usually just comes down to me not trusting myself with a multi hundred dollar piece of wood. I don't dare risk cutting it wrong. I understand the principle of the math, but I appreciate being to line it up in person.

Measure thou twice, cutteth thou but once. Care in all things shalt save thee from waste and error.

I usually end up measuring twice, cutting once. Swearing several times, measuring three more times. Cutting one more time. Swear and start hitting things.

This sounds strangely familiar, followed by liberal application of a rubber mallet... Will post pics of my flooring project soon.

Actually I found that I was often more conservative than I needed to be and had to shave off a saw blade width or two.

The official GWJ Unofficial Swag page featuring 7inchsplit's awesome artwork:
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And I made the thing in your thing!

I stumbled upon some illustrations I did last year but never pulled together: a bunch of astronauts brutally murdering each other (linked for massive size). Warning: contains cartoon ultraviolence. Just inks at the moment, but I hope to do some more, fill it out and add color.

7inchsplit wrote:

I stumbled upon some illustrations I did last year but never pulled together: a bunch of astronauts brutally murdering each other (linked for massive size). Warning: contains cartoon ultraviolence. Just inks at the moment, but I hope to do some more, fill it out and add color.

wow... Nice job!

7inchsplit wrote:

I stumbled upon some illustrations I did last year but never pulled together: a bunch of astronauts brutally murdering each other (linked for massive size). Warning: contains cartoon ultraviolence. Just inks at the moment, but I hope to do some more, fill it out and add color.

I hate astronauts. Why do they want to freeze dry all our icecream? Jerks.

7inchsplit wrote:

I stumbled upon some illustrations I did last year but never pulled together: a bunch of astronauts brutally murdering each other (linked for massive size). Warning: contains cartoon ultraviolence. Just inks at the moment, but I hope to do some more, fill it out and add color.

I would so make that my wallpaper if my wife wouldn't think it's gross and change it the second she sits at the computer.

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No, it's not Dos Equis. It's a mug of nut brown ale some friends and I brewed over Labor Day weekend. A bit hoppy but otherwise excellent!

ARISE! AGAIN!!

Doodling off and on for a little over an hour at work today.

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Ugh, I haven't done anything creative since I've been working in IT. I am anxious to see any developments for Sculptris with it being under the Pixologic umbrella. The only thing I'd really like to see is real object layers, bouleans/merging objects or layers, and some of the nicer brushes like the polish ones and clipping ones.

I'd imagine it will just be integrated into ZBrush, but I hope they keep it a standalone "poor man's" ZBrush. I would also like to see a layer system for sculpting and painting (I've yet to even touch the paint process of Sculptris-- does it do layers already?), customizable brushes, customizable mats, a transpose toolset, and AO/Displacement/Normal baking. Give me those few things and I'd have the perfect sculpting package.

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My wife created this. I can't say I was to much help for this one. (she is also wearing it the wow priest costume, not the cud)

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You know, I wish I could say that I'll never see this happen in real life, but being married to Tanglebones you never know. I've been informed that there is more of a chance it'll be Darth Vader than a stormtrouper.

Like it really makes that much difference....XD

Here is a collage of pictures i did for my intro to illustration class
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Very nice. The goggles one is great.