FWLIW, I didn't like it, got the latest version that was out about a
year ago. I hate the texturing job it does, the lighting isn't worth
the bother, and it isn't as easily "automatic" as the side panels would
have one believe, if one is doing something that's a bit unusual or
complex. I ended up just sticking with my 3D modeling software.
((Yeah, know - one of these days, I really *will* get some stuff re-
rendered and on-line, at least the files that my computer didn't chew up
=:-o )) If you have to do a lot fo it, as with anything else, you
develop a system that speeds things up.
Hmm, maybe I should try to sell my copy, since I don't use it <L!>
Sorry. A guy I know was using it, and they no longer sell what he had.
I found another similar product, but it wasn't the same. I wanted the
3D Home Architect software because it was quick and easy and I already
knew how to use it, and I knew that it could do exactly what I needed.
I'm happy to pay for intellectual property if the cost is reasonable
and the product is available in a convenient manner. If not, there's
always my old friend BitTorrent. Likewise, I don't know when the
record companies and movie companies are going to wise up. If they had
an enormous catalog of music available online (like is available via
BitTorrent) and the cost was only $0.25 track, I would never consider
BitTorrent. And if I could download a movie for $2.00 or a TV episode
for $0.25, again, BitTorrent would be unneccessary. But these
companies ignore customer satisfaction at their peril.
Yeah, other users can access your files, but only in the one folder
that you designate. And as soon as I'm done downloading a file(s), I
remove everything from that folder so it's always empty, and I shut
down the BitTorrent client. So people can only download from me
whatever it is I'm in the process of downloading, and only for a very
short time until I remove it and shut down my client. BitTorrent is
built on the premise of sharing, hence the access to this shared
directory. They're trying to distribute the sharing as broadly as
possible--that's by design. There's absolutely *no* practical way that
anyone can access your system beyond your shared folder, assuming
you're using a reputable BitTorrent client.
It's reasonably safe.
Kris Krieger wrote:
Do you know what an *open port* on your machine means?
If you allow files to enter your machine, you have an open port.
Open ports allow duplex traffic, that is, stuff flows both ways.
Try to use bit torrent with Norton running and see what happens.
The thing that makes bit torrent risky is that its happening in real time
and there is no way to stop an evil deed.
Downloading files from a newsgroup, which is my preferred method, deals with
If you play with BT long enough you will get burned, bad.
Guy's and Gal's, I dislike bi-fold doors.
Sure they could save a bit swing space
but at the expense of running over a toe,
I've used them but only as a last resort,
oh and the're finger pinchers too.
I'd go sliders, either a pair of mirrors, or
nice looking stuff, and if you need to
completely open a closet, use accordions
or an attractive curtain.
I used a curtain with a soft red light in a
wide closet, makes a nice warm glow and
is ideal as a night light, so you can get up
I agree. I like sliders, too. My wife doesn't, though. She says you
end up with wasted closet space in the middle where the two doors
overlap. I'm thinking you might miss 4" of closet space, which can
easily be accessed with a reach-around. (Please, this is a family
show.) What can I tell her to convince her? I think bi-folds look
cheap, and sliding doors feel more substantial.
Ken S. Tucker wrote:
Say Sasy, [sasy]...
Off hand John, I'm part twinky and have some
affinity with the ergonometics of interior design.
Front-end, I'd buy time with curtains, instead of
wasting money on bi-folds. I even think a curtain
is as good or better than an unforgiving bi-fold,
and serves the same purpose, even better.
The bi-fold is harsh, I'd go the curtain, as it is
soft and forgiving, easier to move too.
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