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Leonard
03-01-2005, 02:31 AM
Dear CGTalkers,

Today I'm excited to announce the launch of our CGProShop, the new online store for the creative computer graphics community! The mission of the CGProShop is to provide the best outlet for creative computer graphic artists to purchase products directly related to their craft. Over the next few weeks, we will be adding many, many more products including software (electronic downloadable), model sets, DVD training and more.

http://www.cgproshop.com

To launch the store, we have a suite of Gnomon Workshop DVDs, CGTalk T-Shirts and Ballistic Publishing books. Next week, we will launch our Electronic Download service which will deliver the full set of Discreet Certified Plug-Ins and other software titles such as Shave and a Haircut. We will be aggressively adding products to the CGProShop.

http://leonard.cgcommunity.com/buttrock.jpg (http://www.cgproshop.com/products/merchandise/tshirts/buttrocks/index.php)
The CGTalk Buttrock T-Shirts that took SIGGRAPH
by storm are now available (http://www.cgproshop.com/products/merchandise/tshirts/buttrocks/index.php) on the CGProShop.
Plain ones are also available here (http://www.cgproshop.com/products/merchandise/tshirts/plainCGN/).


By offering you the best value and service in all areas, we expect the CG Pro Shop will become the defacto standard online store for all things CG related. We hope that you'll enjoy the service we provide on the CGProShop, and that you'll help support CGTalk by making your purchases on the CGProShop!

If you have any suggestions or feedback to make the CGProShop better, please feel welcome to email us at info@cgproshop.com.

Sincerely,

Leonard Teo
Managing Director
Ballistic Media

Peddy
03-01-2005, 03:30 AM
"we expect the CG Pro Shop will become the defacto standard online store for all things CG related"
something i dont doubt in the slightest. this is a big step, but a grand one that i can see benefiting the community endlessly. top stuff!

Anurizm
03-01-2005, 03:34 AM
awsome \m/ time to go check it out.

sphere
03-01-2005, 03:39 AM
Excellent! Will there be discounts for cgtalk members Leonard? :D

You should also start producing shirts with featured works on them, that'd be cool :thumbsup:

Anurizm
03-01-2005, 03:46 AM
Excellent! Will there be discounts for cgtalk members Leonard? :D

You should also start producing shirts with featured works on them, that'd be cool :thumbsup:

Indeed :) haha I can't afford any of the stuff in the store :( Do you take welfare checks or food stamps? :P

peanuckle
03-01-2005, 03:52 AM
Looks really neat I will check it out.

JDex
03-01-2005, 04:00 AM
Is this to replace Gnomon's store? And if so, will the academic sales be done through the pro shop, or some other means?

PS: You may want to re-proofread all of the "Topics Covered" entries... The Mental Ray : Lighting title shows modeling in maya topics.

Leonard
03-01-2005, 04:02 AM
Is this to replace Gnomon's sales? And if so, will the cademic sales be done through the pro shop, or some other means?

PS: You may want to re-proofread all of the "Topics Covered" entries... The Mental Ray : Lighting title shows modeling in maya topics.

Nailed it! Tim is updating the page now. Thanks for pointing it out.

We're not doing any academic sales - that still goes through Gnomon.

Thanks!

Leo

JDex
03-01-2005, 04:05 AM
No Problem... do I get a coupon? :D j/k
<impression="christucker:moneytalks">Unless you were gonna give me one!</impression>

Mungo J
03-01-2005, 04:06 AM
great shop! i'm saving for d'artiste already...

edit: if suggesting items is okay, i'd love to see 'raising the bar' (book) and the Jeff Lew dvd there...

Jozvex
03-01-2005, 04:18 AM
What a great idea!! Nice work!

:thumbsup:

ntmonkey
03-01-2005, 04:26 AM
Crap, time to ask for a raise...

peace,

Lu

skello
03-01-2005, 05:18 AM
navigation gets really buggy....selecting dvd's takes me to books sometimes:shrug:

http://www.cgproshop.com/products/dvds/dvd_index.php

Leonard
03-01-2005, 05:27 AM
navigation gets really buggy....selecting dvd's takes me to books sometimes:shrug:

http://www.cgproshop.com/products/dvds/dvd_index.php

Thanks for that! Tim says that he's fixing right now!

Leo

Schwinnz
03-01-2005, 05:42 AM
This is really cool.

The book section is kinda lacking though.

You should have a selection of game/video/illustration related theory. A selection of the best reference books on the human body, animals and architecture (general and by type).

/me wants a buttrock t-shirt ! :buttrock:

Leonard
03-01-2005, 05:59 AM
This is really cool.

The book section is kinda lacking though.

You should have a selection of game/video/illustration related theory. A selection of the best reference books on the human body, animals and architecture (general and by type).

/me wants a buttrock t-shirt ! :buttrock:

Excellent! Can you please suggest some good titles that you want to see, along with their publishers? That way, we can make contact them to see if they want us to resell their products. Always open to suggestions!

Best,

Leonard

Jozvex
03-01-2005, 06:08 AM
And maybe you could sell different sized chrome balls for people to make their own HDRI. It took me quite a long time to find a good place that sold reasonable sized ones. (ie not golf ball size). Hehe, maybe even white balls for lighting reference.

Hmm what else is there in CG..... 'CGTalk Buttrock Sticky-Tracking-Markers' for matchmoving?? Haha.

blueglitchman
03-01-2005, 06:21 AM
sounds awesome! you guys could sell 3D Total texture CDs and HDRI image CDs ;)

sphere
03-01-2005, 06:32 AM
I think any sort of cg related book would be useful, like Schwinnz said.
Texture cds would be alright as blueglitchman mentioned as well as an auction or buy/sell area for members.

arona
03-01-2005, 06:32 AM
im suggesting cg-academy DVDs :thumbsup:

Neil
03-01-2005, 06:37 AM
Wouldn't it make more sense to focus on stuff that is hard to find?
I mean having a CG library of books is good and all, but as pointed out, if you can easily go on amazon and buy it, what's stopping you? Amazon buys in insane bulk, unless cgtalk can figure some way to get the prices lower.

Are those cgtalk thongs still selling? ;)

Bonedaddy
03-01-2005, 07:08 AM
Looking good so far. I could see the design getting way out of hand once you add some more titles in there, though. Further organization may be needed.

You guys going to become an official reseller for the various CG softwares out there? (Maya, max, zBrush, photoshop, etc.)

Also would recommend selling greenscreen-type stuff. I remember seeing something around here awhile back about a glow-in-the-dark-type greenscreen? Lumaplast or somesuch? That and various onset kits and whatnot might be cool at some point.

Leonard
03-01-2005, 07:27 AM
Jason -- You're absolutely right about the design getting out of hand with more products! Tim and Rob are working on getting the design nailed for when we add more products in the upcoming weeks for better categorization!

Neil -- That's also a really good point. We've contacted many companies already to work on reselling their products but some simply are not worth it because we either can't compete on price to offer any value to our customers (e.g. books and Amazon), or the people making the products (as is the case with some smaller start-ups making their own texture or training DVDs) simply cannot resell their products because the margin for both reseller and manufacturer is so slim.

We can only do our best, and hope that the volume of people that do buy from CGProShop will give incentive for more companies to sell with us!

Next week we'll be rolling out the entire line of Discreet Certified Plug-ins, and we'll be starting to offer Maya plug-ins as well such as Shave and a Haircut shortly after, along with model sets and more.

Best,

Leonard

PS Neil -- Those CG Strings were a hit eh? ;)

Saban
03-01-2005, 07:33 AM
A way to limit the amount of items on the page at once would be fantastic, and a way to sort DVDs by type, like say, polygon modeling, nurbs modeling, texturing etc.

But looking good, D'artiste - digital painting gets me all hot and bothered.

Leonard
03-01-2005, 07:39 AM
A way to limit the amount of items on the page at once would be fantastic, and a way to sort DVDs by type, like say, polygon modeling, nurbs modeling, texturing etc.

But looking good, D'artiste - digital painting gets me all hot and bothered.

Saban - EXACTLY and this is what Rob/Tim are doing right now! It'll be implemented as soon as the next batch of DVDs go online - which are Stash DVDs btw!

Best,

Leo

Saban
03-01-2005, 07:47 AM
Another thing i noticed, and ignore me if you've already got a fix planned for this, but its easy to miss your bulk orders deals, maybe a link off the main page, or maybe a bundles section? Altough books are the only thing i've managed to find with a bundles deal, so it might be a minor thing.

Edit: yarr, forum code, my arch nemesis.

troyer
03-01-2005, 07:50 AM
But please be particular about adding books and other stuff :) and yes I'm really excited to see CGTalk advance in this direction. :bounce:

vrf
03-01-2005, 08:06 AM
I think the book section could use some titles from other publishers. You could probably avoid software-specific books, but you'd more need CG books than the inspirational-style books that Ballistic offers. Maybe some general technique books (think Jeremy Birn's Digital Lighting and Rendering.).

Unfortunately, the way publishers work these days, you're really going to be hit with high prices unless you can buy in bulk like Amazon.com does. Even Barnes & Noble's prices are higher (sometimes significantly) than Amazon's. (I'd love to support the "little guy," but I just can't justify ordering a title that is twenty dollars cheaper someplace else.)

troyer
03-01-2005, 08:17 AM
(I'd love to support the "little guy," but I just can't justify ordering a title that is twenty dollars cheaper someplace else.)

It's not only the books you're buying, you're supporting CGTalk and this what I was looking for, a way to support CGNetworks and CGTalk.

vrf
03-01-2005, 08:39 AM
It's not only the books you're buying, you're supporting CGTalk and this what I was looking for, a way to support CGNetworks and CGTalk.

Yeah, I agree with this for the Ballistic titles, which are exclusive to CGnetworks. I have Expose 1 and 2, which are about double the price of Spectrum (and I'm tempted to say not as good), but I bit the bullet to support CGNetworks.

But I wonder... If it came to, say, a Max or Maya tutorial book, would you honestly pay a significantly higher price to support CGnetworks? You might say so now, but when it comes time to pull out the credit card, I bet you would--like most people--go for the lower price. Especially if it's a lot lower.

troyer
03-01-2005, 08:47 AM
But I wonder... If it came to, say, a Max or Maya tutorial book, would you honestly pay a significantly higher price to support CGnetworks? You might say so now, but when it comes time to pull out the credit card, I bet you would--like most people--go for the lower price. Especially if it's a lot lower.

Well if I get assured that buying other stuff than the Ballistic Publishing books are also supporting CGNetworks, then yes I would consider it. Maybe Leonard can clarify this for us? I've donated money to various projects and websites because I appreciate their work. It's not that I've pockets full of money it's just that I see the peoples effort in keeping up good work and I want to support them because I benefit from it.

Leonard
03-01-2005, 09:00 AM
Yeah, I agree with this for the Ballistic titles, which are exclusive to CGnetworks. I have Expose 1 and 2, which are about double the price of Spectrum (and I'm tempted to say not as good), but I bit the bullet to support CGNetworks.

But I wonder... If it came to, say, a Max or Maya tutorial book, would you honestly pay a significantly higher price to support CGnetworks? You might say so now, but when it comes time to pull out the credit card, I bet you would--like most people--go for the lower price. Especially if it's a lot lower.

Vance -- You're absolutely right there and make a good point! The whole mission of the CG Pro Shop is to offer value and quality to our customers. If we can't sell products at a competitive price that's of value to you, then we won't sell it. It needs to make as much business sense to us as it does value to our customers.

Timon -- Absolutely. The proceeds of the CG Pro Shop go into funding the continual development and improvement of CGNetworks and CGTalk. But beyond that, we want to stay close to our mission -- to enhance the global digital arts industry, and to offer quality services for all our members and customers. The CG Pro Shop is setup to be a convenient place for you to be able to purchase things related to your craft. The string of products that we have lined up is quite comprehensive.

Best,

Leonard

alexyork
03-01-2005, 09:45 AM
wow you guys weren't kidding when you said changes were happening!

lemme have a poke around here...

Leonard
03-01-2005, 09:47 AM
wow you guys weren't kidding when you said changes were happening!

lemme have a poke around here...

That's not the only addition to the site. The next 4 weeks will be relentless. Stay tuned! :)

Leo

alexyork
03-01-2005, 09:52 AM
oops! noticed a small typo:

"If you want to remove an item, clisk on the ‘remove’ box next to the price"

that's on the How to Shop page by the way. < Edited, sorry. i guess we're all prone to typos!

no biggie :)


edit: i really like the style of the site. nice, clean and simple. makes a regular CGN customer feel at home. good job :thumbsup:

SuperMax
03-01-2005, 10:09 AM
Are all price US?

if so you may want to wite that somewhere since this is an internation community and these sites are hosted in Australia I think. So i can get a wee bit confusing.


Edit:

Sorry just saw it now even though i was looking at it for 5 mins!

All prices quoted are in
US Dollars (US$).
Click here to check exchange rates. (http://www.xe.com/)

heipei
03-01-2005, 10:44 AM
maybe you could make a "customer action shots" page for the stuff you sell, where customers can photograph their shirts/hdri-balls/motion-capture-systems in action and send the photos to you to be posted on the website. for reference look at http://www.thinkgeek.com/ which has that feature

anyway, cool idea, im about to check out the store now ;)

troyer
03-01-2005, 10:48 AM
Maybe it would be better if such "action shots" could be posted in the forum in some way. These shots don't make the shop look very "CGPro" :)

Jhotun
03-01-2005, 11:39 AM
At last i can order gnomon dvds without paying almost 40 bucks to fedex! Whohooo!

oshiroii
03-01-2005, 12:27 PM
Seems pretty intresting, especially becuase you don't nececairly have to pay with a credit card and since I don't have one :D If I'd buy something I'd probably ask someone with a credit card if he can order it for me, but still it's cool you guys think of this sort of thing. :applause:

Are you going to do the even newer gnomon dvd's too? I'm very intrested in the Story telling DVD's by Iain McCaig

Are you going to do bundles?

Sound very good, looking forward to seeing the development of this :thumbsup:

Kanga
03-01-2005, 01:49 PM
Much success with the initiative.

mummey
03-01-2005, 03:31 PM
Leonard: How about an Arteest shirt? :arteest:

imashination
03-01-2005, 03:35 PM
Can we have a "The server is too busy..." tshirt? ;-)

veljko-lemonade
03-01-2005, 03:36 PM
hi!
looks cool! keep it up!:)

although i think the cg logo t-shirts should be way cheaper..i mean its just a little printed logo and in the end it is a free comercial for the web site...These things that market the company name and logo are usually eather free or very cheap...
thats mine two cents atleast...

and please dont mention nike or rebook or something like that, which charge alot for their "logo only" t-shirts..its a diferrent thing entirely..

other than that i would suggest some more t-shirts with cool 3d art and writings like "SEX, RENDER, ROCK&ROLL", or something like that:)

alexyork
03-01-2005, 03:39 PM
how about a "two cents" t-shirt...

just my two cents. :)

Lee3dee
03-01-2005, 03:52 PM
Any chance that we can get a distributor of the books in the US? I think this is a great idea, but the 19.99 could be lowered for a t-shirt showing free advertising. Companies at GDC and siggraph do it all the time, but I understand that you need to make a profit too, so maybe 10 dollars a shirt would be more reasonable.

Sign me up for a "The server is too busy...at the moment" shirt :D

francis001
03-01-2005, 03:56 PM
Is it possible for you to carry Scott Robertson's/Design Studio Press titles? Or are they technically a competitor in terms of book publishing? It seems like your books and DSP books have a lot of the same audience.

RayenD
03-01-2005, 04:24 PM
Great stuff!

Would be even better if some of gnomon DVDs would be avaliable by electronic delivery. Any chances? I'd buy at least 8 right now.

Best success!

AirbORn
03-01-2005, 04:25 PM
Great step everyone! I am very impressed at the rate this online community is growing. Keep up the amazing work!

Leonard
03-01-2005, 07:13 PM
hi!
looks cool! keep it up!:)

although i think the cg logo t-shirts should be way cheaper..i mean its just a little printed logo and in the end it is a free comercial for the web site...These things that market the company name and logo are usually eather free or very cheap...
thats mine two cents atleast...

and please dont mention nike or rebook or something like that, which charge alot for their "logo only" t-shirts..its a diferrent thing entirely..



Any chance that we can get a distributor of the books in the US? I think this is a great idea, but the 19.99 could be lowered for a t-shirt showing free advertising. Companies at GDC and siggraph do it all the time, but I understand that you need to make a profit too, so maybe 10 dollars a shirt would be more reasonable.

Lee-A -- You can get also get Ballistic books from Budplant (http://www.budplant.com) in the US.

Veljko and Lee.A -- That's a really good point you make. Unfortunately we can't lower the price of T-Shirts because most of the cost is the actual garment and print screen which is all a standard price and we don't do have high volumes. The T-Shirts available on the Pro Shop all use high quality garments. Our quality control actually sent back half of our stock to the T-Shirt place because they tried to print it on thinner, cheaper garments to shave a few bucks but that stuff would never have lasted a wash! All the shirts that we sell use garments that are tough and I've had my buttrock T-Shirt worn and washed weekly for the last 8 months no problems. We never give away our T-Shirts at trade shows btw - for this very reason. It does cost us quite a bit to have these shirts made up and available to you.

Can we have a "The server is too busy..." tshirt? ;-)

Matt -- Maybe we should get some 3DFluff DVDs on the Pro Shop? ;)

Thanks!

Leo

Leonard
03-01-2005, 07:16 PM
Is it possible for you to carry Scott Robertson's/Design Studio Press titles? Or are they technically a competitor in terms of book publishing? It seems like your books and DSP books have a lot of the same audience.

Francis - Man you hit the nail right on the head! :) Scott/Design Studio Press are not competitors of ours. We're very good friends and enjoy an excellent relationship. We're currently still in negotiation and we're looking at stocking DSP books on the Pro Shop, along with some other boutique publishers. All in good time! :)

Best,

Leonard

zandoria
03-01-2005, 08:26 PM
Excellent! Can you please suggest some good titles that you want to see, along with their publishers? That way, we can make contact them to see if they want us to resell their products. Always open to suggestions!

Best,

Leonard

Here's one: The Animation:Master Technical Reference Version 11
http://www.cafeshops.com/zandoria.9928938

fredlovebot
03-01-2005, 08:59 PM
I would love to see a coffee cup with the buttrocking theme :)

imashination
03-01-2005, 09:32 PM
Matt -- Maybe we should get some 3DFluff DVDs on the Pro Shop? ;)

Thanks!


If I get my server busy shirt you can have all the fluffs you like ;-) I'll drop you a mail or hook you on msn/icq.

Equinoxx
03-01-2005, 09:38 PM
Looking excellent Leo, glad I can FINALLY get my hands on that Buttrock shirt, just ordered it :D

many cheers to all the guys at the office, you guys are doing a terrific job.

btw, would be nice if there was a direct link from cgtalk to cgproshop.com like there is on cgnetworks and ballisticpublishing.com ;) consistency and stuff . . .

Mibus
03-01-2005, 09:55 PM
btw, would be nice if there was a direct link from cgtalk to cgproshop.com like there is on cgnetworks and ballisticpublishing.com ;) consistency and stuff

There will be, RSN. (We're just preparing to upload it, but it's a hassle updating all three CGTalk servers simultaneously).

Garma
03-01-2005, 09:57 PM
hah! So this was what all the fuzz was about. I remember you guys acting mysterious some time ago about major changes and such, and nothing leaked :buttrock:

well proficiat folks. looking forward to the other improvements over the next month.

DevilHacker
03-01-2005, 10:34 PM
Hey Leonard,
When browsing items (such as some of the DVDs) I noticed that in the side of the page (left) there was general information about the DVD, such as this (http://images.snapfish.com/342%3C94%3A323232%7Ffp47%3Dot%3E2337%3D%3A%3B%3B%3D928%3DXROQDF%3E2323785343683ot1lsi)...

Now, maybe you should also add to the side information bar what software is used while using the DVD. Because some of the DVDs (like the new XSI ones) not only use the primary software (ex: Maya, XSI, Max) but also software like Photoshop and ZBrush…
Just a thought. It would be nice to know all software going to be needed while going through the steps of the DVD…

-Hope that made a little since, DevilHacker

MickyG
03-01-2005, 10:37 PM
This rocks for Australians...

Regarding the Gnomon DVDs, are you going to eventually sell all of them, or only specific titles? If theres one we want that you don't stock, could you make a special order from Gnomon?

And, if you do eventually become a reseller for the whole range, will Gnomons bulk discounts apply as well?

I just think I'll feel better knowing its being shipped locally and not overseas. Plus, I like getting your stuff two days after I order it:)

Leonard
03-01-2005, 10:44 PM
hah! So this was what all the fuzz was about. I remember you guys acting mysterious some time ago about major changes and such, and nothing leaked :buttrock:

well proficiat folks. looking forward to the other improvements over the next month.

Erik -- This is just one of many things that we're releasing in the next 4 weeks. I think what you are alluding to is much much bigger. Stay tuned.

Hey Leonard,
When browsing items (such as some of the DVDs) I noticed that in the side of the page (left) there was general information about the DVD, such as this (http://images.snapfish.com/342%3C94%3A323232%7Ffp47%3Dot%3E2337%3D%3A%3B%3B%3D928%3DXROQDF%3E2323785343683ot1lsi)...

Now, maybe you should also add to the side information bar what software is used while using the DVD. Because some of the DVDs (like the new XSI ones) not only use the primary software (ex: Maya, XSI, Max) but also software like Photoshop and ZBrush…
Just a thought. It would be nice to know all software going to be needed while going through the steps of the DVD…

Daren -- That's a fantastic idea. I've forwarded to Tim to implement!

This rocks for Australians...

Regarding the Gnomon DVDs, are you going to eventually sell all of them, or only specific titles? If theres one we want that you don't stock, could you make a special order from Gnomon?

And, if you do eventually become a reseller for the whole range, will Gnomons bulk discounts apply as well?

I just think I'll feel better knowing its being shipped locally and not overseas. Plus, I like getting your stuff two days after I order it:)

Mick -- The first 20 titles are purely for a trial run to see if they sell well outside of Gnomon. We hope to stock all Gnomon titles and have them widely available to local regional customers at attractive shipping prices.

Best,

Leonard

mummey
03-01-2005, 11:09 PM
Hey Leonard, any way I can see an Arteest shirt soon? ;)

Fus|on
03-01-2005, 11:20 PM
Wow you guys are really doing a great job for the CG community, excellent work.

Just my 2cents, in future you guys maybe can have a incentive programme where if you make a sale of maybe say over $200 USD or something then you get a free shirt, or if you buy 10 or 20 books then u can get anything free on the site that is less then $50. Ofcourse this will be all account based on individuals etc but maybe this way it could attract more customers from buying else where like amazon etc or just in general the "incentive" idea will bring the keen buyer here rather than else where.

I think you kind of get my idea, i know its hard in the early stages but maybe something to think about for the future maybe. Sorry if its just a time wasting statement.

Keep up the work !!

Ordibble-Plop
03-01-2005, 11:38 PM
We hope to stock all Gnomon titles and have them widely available to local regional customers at attractive shipping prices.



Being in New Zealand and in line to buy some Gnomon vids I very much like the sound of that.

Fus|on
03-02-2005, 01:18 AM
^ I'll second that :)

Zendorf
03-02-2005, 02:32 AM
Leonard, since you guys are based in Adelaide, are you saying that all the goodies from the Pro Shop will be shipped from there for Aussies? This is a great incentive for me, since I have been holding off on some of the Gnomon titles because of huge shipping costs!

Mibus
03-02-2005, 03:26 AM
Leonard, since you guys are based in Adelaide, are you saying that all the goodies from the Pro Shop will be shipped from there for Aussies? This is a great incentive for me, since I have been holding off on some of the Gnomon titles because of huge shipping costs!

All of the stuff currently on the Pro Shop is shipped from Adelaide.

Go over there and add some stuff to your cart, start the checkout process - on the page after you give it your shipping details, it'll tell you how much it will cost for shipping :)

Leonard
03-02-2005, 03:49 AM
I want to elaborate a bit on what Rob has said. Even though we ship from Australia, our shipping rates are extremely competitive because of the sheer volume of books that we move through (a few metric tons each month). We can ship the DVDs anywhere in the world at very attractive and competitive prices. We're also in the process of setting up warehousing facilities State-side so that we can fulfill orders from there.

Best,

Leonard

sphere
03-02-2005, 03:54 AM
Sounds good Leonard.
You could open up a shop in SA too and sit behind the counter ready comics all day :D

KarimHesham
03-02-2005, 05:47 AM
Excellent !!
i'm lucky to be cgtalk fan :)
but i wish u add more books all related about graphics !! so instead of going to amazon & search for million of graphics books we drop to the right place to choose the rite book :)
Viva cgtalk.com

Obraxis
03-02-2005, 07:38 AM
Can we have a "The server is too busy..." tshirt? ;-)

I would buy one!!! Seriously!!!

Rabatscher
03-02-2005, 09:36 AM
hi leonard,

great! 5 stars from me for that one.

one thing you could consider is the bookmarking of the page which says "[object HTMLImageElement]" as title. i haven't read every post here so if this is a repeat-post, just ignore the last paragraph and remember the first sentence ;-)

cheers
juergen

Mibus
03-02-2005, 10:00 AM
one thing you could consider is the bookmarking of the page which says "[object HTMLImageElement]" as title.

Which page?

Rabatscher
03-02-2005, 10:47 AM
internet explorer 6 - OK
opera 7.23 - OK
mozilla firebird 0.7 - FAILURE
mozilla firefox 1.0.1 - FAILURE

thats it.

well, i have got some serious connection problems with firefox (seems to be my workstation only) and the table tag

<img src="/shop/welcome%20letter/line_top.jpg" width="530" height="7"> </span> does have a little space (i think its the span) on internet explorer. removing the space should solve the "prob"

cheers
juergen

Rabatscher
03-02-2005, 10:58 AM
connection problem because of my workstation confirmed :)
the "add to cart - buttons" have this little line beneath it (attachment)

cheers
juergen

PS: sorry, pixel addicted ;)

KahlanAmnell
03-02-2005, 04:21 PM
This is quite impressive. I am checking out the shop as we speak and i must say that i like what i see.

Looks like i will be finishing this website deal faster then expected so i can snatch that check.
Great work guys.

Schwinnz
03-02-2005, 08:09 PM
Excellent! Can you please suggest some good titles that you want to see, along with their publishers? That way, we can make contact them to see if they want us to resell their products. Always open to suggestions!

Best,

Leonard

I don't know personally. I'm looking for good and complete reference content right now. I want to spend a few hundreds in a good collection. I simply don't know where to look.

Schwinnz
03-02-2005, 08:14 PM
That's not the only addition to the site. The next 4 weeks will be relentless. Stay tuned! :)

Leo

If you're too busy, send me a email. I need job. :deal:

Really. :)

Can't wait to see what's in mind.

loocas
03-03-2005, 12:09 AM
Leo,

I was trying to contact you via your contact form, but no one has replied to me yet. The message was reagarding the new CGProShop because I have something you might be interested in putting there.

Please, if you find some spare time, could you take a look at the message I sent you?

Thank you very much in advance and best regards,

- loocas

danniesanchez
03-03-2005, 02:24 PM
I was kind of hoping for some hardware stuff also. Atleast some suggest hardware. Perhaps not so much pc hardware as perpherals. and maybe some reviews. Finding good reviews are hard to come by, mostly alot of rooting through a bunch of sites that don't have CG work in mind. Anyway- looks good, the books/videos are my main interest. coolies

Vagab0nd
03-06-2005, 12:57 PM
I want to elaborate a bit on what Rob has said. Even though we ship from Australia, our shipping rates are extremely competitive because of the sheer volume of books that we move through (a few metric tons each month). We can ship the DVDs anywhere in the world at very attractive and competitive prices. We're also in the process of setting up warehousing facilities State-side so that we can fulfill orders from there.

Best,

Leonard
Is it possible that you would concider Canada as a base of operations? I have a contact that is currently shipping all over Canada and the US, they specialize in Role Playing Games and the like. They do a great job have a huge client base, and have an excellent reputation with customer satisfaction.
I know that this all sounds like a load or a pitch, but if you are simply looking for a redistributorship or HUB then perhaps you would concider joing forces with them? they are web based and they have a store front as well, located in Ontario Canada.

If that is somethign close to what you are thinking of doing Leonard you can email me,
info@nightmareindustries.ca

the name is Barry

cg219
03-06-2005, 02:16 PM
Just browsed through the shop again and noticed that there are 3d models up now. I was wondering, do you get these models from artists in the CGTalk community or will be putting up ads to get people to make models for the shop?

JakeJK
03-07-2005, 08:26 PM
Maybe some other DVDs than just gnomon. For an example Learning 3d character animation with Jeff Lew and PENs cool rigging DVDs!

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