On Tue, 8 Feb 2011 20:29:55 -0800 (PST), Tom Plamann
I'm well, thanks. Good to see you back, Tom.
My shop is so packed I can't even get in there to work much, but I'm
doing more woodwork than ever, albeit in a handyman style. (mostly
decks and porches, fencing and carports)
What design software are you using in that comfy office of yours?
Master Architect or SoftPlan? Vectric Aspire? Corel?
Some flavor of CAD? Or are you slummin' it with a pencil and drafting
machine? I'm still researching the investment in Aspire and a CNC
router table. April 15th will tell me if I still have any seed money
left for a downpayment.
Education should provide the tools for a widening and deepening
of life, for increased appreciation of all one sees or experiences.
It should equip a person to live life well, to understand what is
happening around him, for to live life well one must live life with
awareness. -- Louis L'Amour
I am using AutoCad and then importing the .dwg files into Cinema 4D to
convert the home into 3D.
I can get incredible renderings and walkthrough with this program.
Also, after using Windows since 1989, I made the switch to Mac two
Didn't think I would ever say this but WOW! Not only increase in
stability, but much better speed and rendering.
Of course it probably isn't a fair comparison seeing my beast of a
machine is a decked out Dual QuadCore Mac Pro with 32GB ram.
It's just nice not to have to run virus protection in the background
and I have yet to crash it. Happy days.....
Don't use a mouse anymore either. Wacom tablet.
Yeeeeesh...... I'm feelin like a geek.....
That's a beast alright. You think you can youtube us a few scenes?
I have been using Vectorworks and Strata since 1991 on macs (mac since
84) and rendering walk-throughs with a decent amount of lighting,
frame-rate and resolution can sure gobble up the power in a hurry.
Strata has a program which doles out the rendering processes to a
variety of networked machines sharing the processing load. IIRC, that
pgm (RenderPro, IIRC) can take input from others as well. Personally,
I have never needed anything like that. Thumbs up on the Wacom
Stability? My lowly G4, the one that does on-line duty, has been on,
without a crash, since I installed OSX in April of 2000. I mean
powered up..on.. (except during power failures and upgrades, of
That geekness goes away.... *smirk*
On Wed, 9 Feb 2011 08:37:15 -0800 (PST), Tom Plamann
<g> Y'think? Whassat, $15,000 worth? Ram and computing power speedy rendering. You probably have 1+ gig of fast video ram, too.
I went to the MAC store and got one up to $11,035 without the CAD or
graphics software. Ouch, and Enjoy!
Don't think that there aren't virii out for the MAC. There certainly
are. There just aren't nearly as many. _Do_ protect yourself if you
download from other computers, Tom.
I have an old artZII 6x9 Wacom but haven't set it up with the new Win7
computer yet. Tablets are great.
Education is when you read the fine print.
Experience is what you get if you don't.
-- Pete Seeger
Worked fine. The work is extra fine. Thanks for posting large
I'm guessing that's wallpaper in the music room, right? With anyone
else I wouldn't have to ask, but I wouldn't be surprised if you said
you did it up in veneer and shaded the leaves with heated sand. Very
nice choices on the stone and tile, as well.
The fireplace looks to have a single glass door with a curtain
firescreen in front. I never saw that before - screens are usually
behind the glass, and the glass is usually a pair of doors. So I
guess the glass door retracts to the side into a pocket. Or does it
go up? Your design? Very clean look.
Good to hear from you!
Scarey Strange I was just thinking about this morining while I was looking
at my Flickr wood working pictures this morning, wondering what you would
think about my bedroom furniture that I designed and built last year. LOL
Hope your family is doing well these days.
I'll look for some of those stairway pics.
I took the website down because it was getting out of hand and
I wasn't feeling comfortable with it. It was turning into something I
didn't want it to be.
Tom, are you doing any of the work on those mantels?
I remember you started carving and were very good very quickly.
And why was the mantel carved on site instead of in a shop?
Nice pics as always.
On 2/8/2011 4:31 PM, Tom Plamann wrote:
This one hasn't dropped in lately...
Just finished a new house with an attached INSULATED shop <G>. Not as big as
I'd like (it's 29'X29') but it isn't as cold as my older metal building.
Hopefully moving in in the next 2 weeks.
"Tom Plamann" wrote in message
Just thought I would pop in to say hi and see if any of the old timers
were still here.
Hope everyone is doing fine and staying safe.
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