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Vizfizz
01-20-2006, 11:37 PM
Hello EI Users,

I'd love to hear from you. This thread is to talk about your accomplishments using Electric Image. I've used this program in a number of capacities. Final shots for film (Star Wars Ep II & Terminator 3), previsualization (Behind Enemy Lines & K19: The Widowmaker), broadcast design work (Fox Sports and ESPN), and print.

How about you? What do you use EI for?

threedeworks
01-21-2006, 12:35 AM
Hello EI Users,

I'd love to hear from you. This thread is to talk about your accomplishments using Electric Image. I've used this program in a number of capacities. Final shots for film (Star Wars Ep II & Terminator 3), previsualization (Behind Enemy Lines & K19: The Widowmaker), broadcast design work (Fox Sports and ESPN), and print.

How about you? What do you use EI for?

hi brian and leonard, thanks for setting up this forum here at this great CG resource!!

i'm doing mostly architectural visualizations with EIAS. Electric Image was my first real 3d app, and i started to learn with version 1.5. i bought a licence of 2.5 broadcast (the first affordable version, but still very expensive for me at that time), together with formz, after effects and photoshop, when i started to look at CG as my work. later, a lot more CG tools and 3d apps (especially lightwave, which plays nicely together with EI) added to this basic setup, but animator and camera are still my most used ones when i have to create fast images of high quality :)

work hard (yes!), render fast (still true), retire young (too late! LOL)

cheers

markus

richardjoly
01-21-2006, 01:56 AM
Hi Brian.

My name is Richard Joly. I have been working for 28 years as a fireman for the city of Montreal, Canada. 10 years ago I moved to the Training Center. We keep our firemen up to date with all kinds of stuff in a rather large facility. To explain certain concepts and architectural notions usefull for our men, I started, eons ago, doing 3D visualisation with the brand new EIAS 2.0! Been using EI since for all the 3D animations we put in the videos.
http://www.rdn.qc.ca/images/3d-images.jpg

Over the years I became more and more interrested in 3D and started doing work for other clients. I made animations for the last 12 shows for the Montreal's Planetarium.
http://www.rdn.qc.ca/images/Planetarium.mov

I worked hard, rendered fast and I really will retire young...!

Vizfizz
01-21-2006, 02:07 AM
Hey Richard,

Stuff looks good. Glad to hear you're finding work. 3D has so many applications, the possibilities are unlimited.

I remember when 2.0 came out. I was so excited. lol. I still have old versions of the software and sometimes for grins I open them up just to remind myself how much things have changed.

Hows life in Montreal? I'll be up there working on a movie in April.

richardjoly
01-21-2006, 03:11 AM
Hey Richard,

...
Hows life in Montreal? I'll be up there working on a movie in April.

Life in Montreal is whatever you like it to be. Party downtown to the wee hours of the night or a nice stroll in the Old Montreal. Temperature in april should be quite acceptable (for someone living up north...) since you'r from L.A. you should bring a little wool...

A little get together is in order. You are hereby invited for a nice evening in my humble house. We'll chat over a nice meal, wine and porto... My contact info will follow privately.

English is not my native language so, polish your french...(kidding)

plsyvjeucxfw
01-21-2006, 05:55 AM
My name is Kurt Fillmore. I'm at the other end of the EIAS scale. I'm a hobbyist, got in with the 3DToolkit and bought my copy of EIAS 5.0 off of E-Bay (felt the need to get Modeler while I could).

I've been learning and cranking out a few shots. I've used Modeler to design and build a few things around the house including my backyard deck, and a privacy screen for my wife's teaching desk at her school.

http://home.comcast.net/~787kfillmore/movies.html

Am now enjoying Silo, and hope to get my U.V. mapped models into Animator via OBJ2FACT.

I hope to learn more from this new forum, and contribute when I can as many new users hit the hurdles that I found when I first started.

Vizfizz
01-21-2006, 07:46 AM
I hope to learn more from this new forum, and contribute when I can as many new users hit the hurdles that I found when I first started.


Hey Kurt...

Welcome to the EI forum. Everyone has to start somewhere. The 3D toolkit is an excellent value and investment for learning animation. My very first 3D program was CAD 3D on the Atari ST. (The forerunner to 3D Studio Max). After that I went onto AIM 3D, Topas, and finally to Electric Image. Been with it ever since, though I've also added Maya and a few other packages to my toolkit.

I want to build a thriving EI community. Keep hanging around, you're bound to learn something. :)

Brian

HAWK999
01-21-2006, 08:02 AM
Hey Brian,

when you do go to Montreal, don't forget to go for a smoked meat sandwich at Schwartz
on the main (St-Laurent st). It is quite unique!(not to mention the St-Viateur st bagels...)

My name is Jean-Luc Grenier and I'm a artist painter, sculptor and I use EIAS to research
forms and textures. I love the great render engine and it's speed.

I'm from Montreal also, but have been in Vancouver for about 18 years.I want to thank you again for starting this forum.

Jean-Luc
www.studiogrenier.com

Richard Joly, bonjour et a la revoyure!

Kurt, I like your simple deck building movie.

Creet
01-21-2006, 08:12 AM
Hello averyone!

My name is Vladimir. I actualy interested in EIAS since that moment when I saw "Megapolis" picture. That is fantastic. I'm already downloading EIAS. I know, thats bad, but what can do 17 years student without money if he wants that software? :-)

It is nice to see, that "forum master" is so cool and pleasent person. I guess it will be great.
Good luck for everyone and sorry for my broken English.

Vizfizz
01-21-2006, 08:43 AM
Hey Vladimir...

Welcome. EITG provides educational discounts to the software if you are a student.

http://www.eitechnologygroup.com/store/edu_store.html

There's also the 3D toolkit which provides an older version of EI that will help bring you upto speed.

http://www.dvgarage.com/prod/prod.php?prod=3dtk

Let me know if you have any questions.

Brian

Creet
01-21-2006, 09:07 AM
Thanks Brian for links.

I will try to be an active EIAS forum user and share my emotions and experience (when I get it) with everyone.

And also, I love the atmosphere here :-)

manuel
01-21-2006, 09:41 AM
I'm already downloading EIAS from eMule. I know, thats bad, but what can do 17 years student without money if he wants that software? :-)
That sort of posts are very much frowned upon at CGTalk. Plenty of threads get closed down once they go down that route. So please Creed, for your own sake and the sake of this brand new forum, don't ever mention any P2P software. You can't expect people like myself who actually paid for their copy of EIAS to condone the use of cracked software.

Sorry Brian, I'm not trying to do your job here, just had to get that one of my chest.

Anyway, back on topic. I'm a traditional 2D animator and I bought EIAS a few years ago to teach myself 3D, thinking that 3D would take over the world. That hasn't happened, in fact I've been very busy with my 2D stuff indeed. So much so that I never get around to actually finishing anything in EIAS. Plenty of unfinished ideas scattered on my hard-drive. One day though...

In short, I'm just a 3D-dabbler.

bronco
01-21-2006, 11:21 AM
hi, great to see that the voting and brians efforts finally paid off.
thanks!

well, i started using EIAS some years ago at ramjac, learning from the "grand-master" of automotive animation - Jens C. Möller :)
most of the community will know him, and Patrick, as the creators of Xpressionist, Obj2Fact and rodeo.
two years ago i started my own little freelancing career. EIAS served me well over the years.

oh, and i am the founder of the cult of the bouncing teapots! (rodeo beta test) ;)

uwe

Reuben5150
01-21-2006, 12:07 PM
Well for those who don't know me, my name is Reuben Flounders and i am also a hobbyist.

I also started out with 3D toolkit and upgraded to v4 pretty quickly, i found that EI was fairly easy to use and the render quality very nice, the work of Malcolm Thain, Paul sherstobitoff and a few others had a big impact on my decision to go with EI, guess i've been using EI for about 5 years now and have a pretty good knowledge of the program.

I see myself as approaching pro-level yet there's still a lot i want to learn, i'm never happy ;-)
i've produced various tutorials and material for http://www.electro303.com/ and EITG, i'm also part of the beta team :)

I'm proud of what i've achieved so far with EI, starting from nothing really, not greatly educated and i didn't really know what i wanted to do for about 10 years after finishing school, i discovered "3D" by chance really and have been learning on and off since then, its pretty hard having a fulltime job and family to support and trying to get somewhere with CG on the side, but i'm making progress i think...


Reuben

halfworld
01-21-2006, 12:28 PM
Those videos certainly made me chuckle Uwe :)

So, hurray for the forum! I work for an Arch Vis firm in the UK, mostly the second half of the production line (once the model is in Animator right through to compositing/ DVD encoding).

I started doing hobby 3D in EI 6 years ago or there abouts, just using it for graphic elements in my College/Uni work (my degree is in New Media). I was lucky enough to get offered a job using EI the day after I graduated!

You can see some of the work i do here: http://www.watsonassociates.net - Note the website isn't finished and the gallery is of mostly Pre-GI images - I strongly believe that 6.5 has heralded a second age for EI.

Just as an aside, I do all my modeling in Form•Z (zed ;)
Ian

I should add: With the help of a couple of others I am putting together a set of Training DVDs for EI. So, coming soon :)

3DArtZ
01-21-2006, 04:28 PM
Hey Brian and the rest of my fellow EI users!
I'm very happy to see an EI spot for us here in cgtalk.

I'm still bummed about Animation:Master's forum being removed.... but things happen.

I work mainly with industrial clients doing previs work. I use EI for product renderings and would be lost without it.

Brian, thanks for setting up the area!

Mike Fitz
www.3dartz.com (http://www.3dartz.com)

cthurston
01-21-2006, 04:48 PM
I'm stunned! EI has found it's way to CG Talk! I wonder how many of the other applications that have forums here are older than EI? Glad to see it though.
Curt

Vizfizz
01-21-2006, 05:16 PM
That sort of posts are very much frowned upon at CGTalk. Plenty of threads get closed down once they go down that route. So please Creed, for your own sake and the sake of this brand new forum, don't ever mention any P2P software. You can't expect people like myself who actually paid for their copy of EIAS to condone the use of cracked software.

Sorry Brian, I'm not trying to do your job here, just had to get that one of my chest.



Manuel

I very much agree with you. We all know that illegal software exists out there. Its easy to say, "well as long as I'm only learning...its ok." I also know, that in other countries, obtaining cracked software is a piece of cake. When I was stationed in Korea (when I was on active duty military) I was stunned to see actual computer stores that sold cracked software. They included everything down to a photocopied manual. The internet has only made it worse.

I will update the forum rules and goals to reflect no discussions about obtaining illegal software.

Oh and Creet.. I'm not coming down on you. Its easy to be in your shoes. Just try to take advantage of the inexpensive alternatives I listed in my previous post and you'll probably feel much better about it.

fahl5
01-22-2006, 01:14 AM
see the next one

fahl5
01-22-2006, 01:54 AM
More versatile in classical Music and still more creative to produce some nonsens with Cubase SX and a couple of noble VST-Plugins, i am an more enthousiastic than talented 3D-hobbist. The 3D-app-"career" brought me via ebayed Bryce and Vue to an ebayed EIU5.
Matt Drummond, Tomas Egger and Christobal Vila done their part to hold me, meanwhile my progress working through 3D-Litrature (Lance Evans, Ken Brilliant a.o.) is still quite poor and the stunnig and breathtaking shortfilms, that may lend my musical VST-thoughts a equivalent visual shape are still far.
Here is at least the current state of my Ken Brilliant "digital Human"
http://www.renderosity.com/viewed.ez?galleryid=1139999&Start=1&Artist=fahl5&ByArtist=Yes

Great to find the EIAS-Community with their own Forum at CG now.
Thanks to all reponsible
Steffen
(from Berlin - Hi Markus)

SteveW928
01-23-2006, 02:50 AM
My very first 3D program was CAD 3D on the Atari ST. (The forerunner to 3D Studio Max).
Brian


WOW! That just blew me away Brian. I didn't know that at all. I was also an AtariST user as well as CAD 3D. Though I was REALLY just playing around back at that point... lol

I'll have to tell one of my 3D Studio using friends I was using it first... that should get a laugh out of him.

-Steve

SteveW928
01-23-2006, 03:02 AM
Hello, my name is Steve Wilkinson. I started with EI back right around the transition from 2.75 to 2.8 (had 2.75 for a few weeks before I got my 2.8).

I had dabbled with 3D a bit on and off back since the Atari ST (as Brian made me aware of again), but really started doing actual work in it with EI while working with an industrial design firm.

I went on to work for an advertising firm for a brief time until they went out of business. I now work in IS/IT full time (which is what my training / schooling is really in), but have kept 3D as a hobby. I still do a 'job' now and then, with my most recent being work on a series destined for PBS on India. I hope to keep always keep 3D at some level of hobby status and do some work now and then with it. I just enjoy it too much to drop out of it.

My time has been really stretched for the last year, as in addition to working full time +, I am also a full time student. Pretty much any time left just has to be family time (no kids yet) and hopefully a bit of sleep in there somewhere.

But, congrats to EI users everywhere on this forum. I'll hope to participate here and there as I can. Yikes... I just noticed that Brian linked my tutorial pages up. It's cool, though they are REALLY REALLY old. LOL (My whole site never did get 'finished', I really need to change that 'coming soon' graphic... a couple years into it now).

-Steve

:arteest:

Vizfizz
01-23-2006, 04:25 AM
WOW! That just blew me away Brian. I didn't know that at all. I was also an AtariST user as well as CAD 3D. Though I was REALLY just playing around back at that point... lol

I'll have to tell one of my 3D Studio using friends I was using it first... that should get a laugh out of him.

-Steve


Hey Steve,

You ought to get a kick out of this. Cad3D is considered Max's grandfather. :) Check out the links. Its a great history lesson in the 3D arts. I loved the Atari. Great machine.

http://www.asterius.com/atari/cad3d

Jedt3D
01-23-2006, 12:13 PM
Hello everyone
I'm Jedt Sittidumrong from Thailand. User and also reseller of EIAS since 5.0. Happy with EIAS and happy with you guys in every communities. I'm willing to help as much as I can.

threedeworks
01-23-2006, 02:49 PM
WOW! That just blew me away Brian. I didn't know that at all. I was also an AtariST user as well as CAD 3D. Though I was REALLY just playing around back at that point... lol

I'll have to tell one of my 3D Studio using friends I was using it first... that should get a laugh out of him.

-Steve

ha, that's really interesting - here the same, i was an atari ST fan, too. there was also a dutch program called ARKEY which was able to do 'complex' 3d hidden line renderings :)

cheers

markus

FelixCat
01-23-2006, 03:29 PM
Hi, Brian, congrats for this new forum.
My name is Felix Albert and a EiAS user since the transition from 2.75. I loved the reviews of Eias in MacWorld back then, and when the moment was right i jumped in, and never leave. I have a little design and advertising company and use EiAS for animatiosn and complement for ilustrations. Always i try to do short movies with the app, but no time enough and, in my web site i have an spetial seccion for the intents... maybe someday :rolleyes:

Great forum indeed. Thanks

FelixCat

MagicEgger
01-23-2006, 04:04 PM
Hi,

I’m Tomas Egger, a Visual FX Director in Brazil..
http://www.electro303.com/electro303/05-bench-Art/articles/002-TomasEgger/Tomas_Egger-US.html
I’m a EIAS huge fan.
and my goal is always push EIAS to the limits.
;))

Thanksss

Tomas Egger

willbrown
01-23-2006, 05:43 PM
Hi! I work as a graphic designer at an Aerospace company. I started my career as an illustrator, but the company changed job classifications about 10 years ago.

I've been doing visualization animations using EIAS since 2000 when we got 2.9. I use it for scenario illustrations. I also use it to create interesting textural effects for graphic design and multimedia.

The most unusual application I've had for EIAS was animating a turntable demo an award I designed using Silo. The demo was used for proofing the award design with my internal customer and for communication with the vendor that produced the award. The award was one of those laser-etched leaded crystal glass objects. The vendor used my Silo model to etch the 26 awards created for the project.

Vizfizz
01-23-2006, 05:48 PM
Welcome Will.

philsphlop
01-23-2006, 06:19 PM
Hello Everyone,

I am Phil Martin with EITG, Sales/Shipping/Customer Service. I know so many of you through orders and emails but I have learned so much more about all of you reading these posts. I find it all fascinating. I have been with EITG since '99 in Pasadena, then Santa Ana, then San Clemente and now San Antonio. I personally don't use the software but I am totally amazed at what you all can do with this software. So much talent.
My congratulations to Brian for getting this forum started and all of his hard work in maintaining this forum.
I am sure I will be communicating with all of you in the future....I know I do "spam" you with emails.
Best of Life to you all through this new year.
Phil

AVTPro
01-23-2006, 06:28 PM
My name is Alonzo Von Threet. I'm an artist. I live in Buffalo, NY.

I moved from Buffalo to NYC 15 years ago with a paintbrush and a rag to become an artist. I ran into EIAS, and I'm not sure what happened next but all I remember is, teaching in a few colleges, being a CG specialist for a fortune five, running a business on broadway, TV shows, commercials, magazine covers, industrial design, architecture, music videos, nice suits, pretty ladies and fat checks. :)

Then I got on a furry train with wings and wound up back in Buffalo. Must have been a bad chicken wing or I fell asleep on the subway reading an EI manual...maybe I just dreamed it all and I'm really just hobbyist/part freelancer in Buffalo hoping to do film shorts with 3D one day? Well right now I'm teaching EIAS to rollover and bark minus the dog bites it's working GREAT.

Heel boy, Heel!

I love the new FBX import for Maya/MotionBuilder intergration (MA/B) After Effects support and endless possibilities.

For many years EIAS was the one and only professional 3D app on the mac. I've beta tested EIAS for a few years now. It's simple and fast and you can get great things done.

http://homepage.mac.com/avtpro5/iMovieTheater37.html

http://homepage.mac.com/avtpro5/iMovieTheater7.html

http://homepage.mac.com/compusa9/iMovieTheater5.html

http://homepage.mac.com/avtpro5

http://homepage.mac.com/compusa9/FileSharing9.html

http://www.eitechnologygroup.com/community/gallery_characters.html

Glad to see EI being exposed for Hollywoods best kept secret.

I want to help create a better world to live in.

harryb
01-23-2006, 11:32 PM
Hi Everybody,

I've been an EIAS user since 1997 or so. All of my demo reel's animations and a few large illustrations were all made with EI. For anyone with QuickTime 6.5 or higher, here's the URL to my demo reel:

Harry's Demo Reel (http://www.harrybsmith.com/movie.html)

The first minute is interactive media using LiveStage and Flash but the other two minutes are animations and illustrations. I hope you enjoy it! Feel free to visit my website too:

Harry's website (http://www.harrybsmith.com)

I'm amazed at all the great work in this forum!

Reuben5150
01-24-2006, 12:07 AM
My name is Alonzo Von Threet. I'm an artist. I live in Buffalo, NY.

I moved from Buffalo to NYC 15 years ago with a paintbrush and a rag to become an artist. I ran into EIAS, and I'm not sure what happened next but all I remember is,.

Ahh ha ha, thats great Alonzo :)

And you still have the coolest name.


Reuben

BDismukes
01-24-2006, 06:42 PM
I have been an EIAS user for ten years and have been surprised to find how few in the 3D community even know about it. Well thanks to this forum and those who maintain it, I am finally starying to feel like I am no longer sitting at the kid's table at the 3D banquet. For those of us who just can't get enough of those flying logo reels, mine is here: http://homepage.mac.com/b_dismukes/iMovieTheater5.html There are a few other examples of EI there, one of which is a car commercial for which I apologize. It's not my intent to further pollute the airwaves, but a guy's gotta eat.

Vizfizz
01-24-2006, 06:45 PM
No problem Brad...you're welcomed here. Show your stuff!

harryb
01-25-2006, 09:21 PM
My name is Alonzo Von Threet. I'm an artist. I live in Buffalo, NY.

I moved from Buffalo to NYC 15 years ago with a paintbrush and a rag to become an artist. I ran into EIAS, and I'm not sure what happened next but all I remember is, teaching in a few colleges, being a CG specialist for a fortune five, running a business on broadway, TV shows, commercials, magazine covers, industrial design . . .


Your work is wonderful! And there's so much of it. So, have you ever been an astronaut? I think that's the only thing I couldn't find on your bio ;)

AVTPro
01-26-2006, 02:23 AM
No. I have not been an astronaut ...yet. But :) you never know, I hear they are commercializing Space Trips. I would have to be a extreme million to go right now tho.
But I'm not going to rule that out either.

Funny!! You saw that? I must have written that in one of the ReadyRigs documents. Yes, guilty. I'm notorius for making publication as an opportunity to express my soul LOL.

Thanks so much for the compliment. I appreciate it.

Just had to add, I was a Major Matt Mason kid. (Not that Matt) If know who he is, you will understand why I had it out to be the kid in space. I feel 3D in EI is a very likely alternative. I can space travel, without a million dollar ticket and it's a lot less likely I'll get sliced up by some space alien I created :wavey: :thumbsup:

AVTPro
01-26-2006, 06:41 AM
Ahh ha ha, thats great Alonzo :)

And you still have the coolest name.


Reuben

Thanks Rueben. I hear that a lot about my name.It's my real name on my birth certificate. I think my parents have more imagination than I do. They deny it but I think they wanted me to be an artist. :arteest: Once, a guy I barely knew told me he stole my name and went around introducing himself as Alonzo Von Threet at bars to impress girls. (LOL) So, he bought me a drink as conpensation.:beer:
Alonzo is Nobleman, Von= of, Threet is a clearing in the forest. 1-2-3-T (Three-T) like the number. Nobleman of the clearing in the forest.

Brad I absolutely LOVED YOUR Demo. Talk about outer space. What a celestrial experience watching it. Very Clean and Smooth.

I totally DIG the music. Very nice professional Porfolio. The opening scene was very artsy and creative. Composition was great. You don't see stuff that clean that looks that good anymore. This is the kind of stuff that gets me in the groove to work.



:thumbsup: :bowdown:

SGSCreative
01-26-2006, 08:59 AM
Hey There fellow EI Users.

I've been working with EI since version 1.5 when I was introduced to it in Hollywood along with Form Z. Back then I created Movie Trailer titles, like Mission: Impossible, for film, and this was in 1995-1998 on the first PowerPC's! It was the fastest rendering system I had seen then and it still is today.

I went on my own 8 years ago and I have been cranking out all kinds of work since. I've been fortunate enough to have found a niche in Infomercials and Multi-screen shows, as well as creating Large Format Stereoscopic 3D shows and HD content.

You can see a retrospective of my work at my website http://www.sgscreative.com . All of the really wide screen shots in my demo reel are three screen or more shows projected on 20' X 30' screens. There is no way I could have created all of the work I have over the years at the sizes I have in the time frames I did with any other 3D program.

BTW, I just moved back to my wife's home town of Houston, TX about a month and a half ago. I usually deliver all of my work over the internet from my home office!

It's great to see EI users in this forum. Everyone's work looks great!

Thanks Brian for starting this for us!!!

Martin Kay
01-26-2006, 08:59 AM
Its nice to see EI on CGtalk, and hello Rueben from the UK. I always look at the forums, but don't post much- not too keen on that 'other' largely unmoderated forum...
I'm largely 'retired' now having been in some branch or other of visual media for over 40 years, mostly as a photographer. I bought EI originally for £1500 when it was at 2.7 as a 'special offer'. This was to access some rendering oomph out of mesh constructed in formZ. When c4d reared its cheap and cheerful head I largely jumped ship to it, mostly for being able to raytrace, and still output huge files.

EI, through 2.8 to the early Universe really looked as if it was heading for the rocks... Meanwhile c4d, although adding this and that feature was no longer that cheap and was still only quite cheerful. I'm at 8.5 with c4d, and although there are a few useful additions in the latest 9.5, its still essentially the same program with its dubiously cheap and cheerful rendering and mesh handling. Ok, I know that Hypernurbs are good, especially with the Ngons available now. Basically, in c4d, nothing looks quite right. Bump maps look awful compared to EI. C4d is largely the product of software engineers and it shows.

As I no longer work on a Mac I have downloaded the DVDGarage demo of the cutback Universe to see how it runs on a PC. I remember how awful Universe ran compared to 2.9, (on the Mac) and see that EI have claimed to have rewritten the openGL implementation. How does EI run now? It used to be a real doddle working in 2.9. I'm really not inclined to waste money upgrading to the latest c4d and currently I'm thinking of buying back in to EI on the PC, especially as the app is really competitively priced now. Is the software package for both platforms- I can't figure out from their site what's what.

Martin K

Reuben5150
01-26-2006, 12:18 PM
Hi, i'm pretty sure you get Mac and PC versions on the disk, also the new open GL performance is way beyond the 3D toolkit or EI v3 + versions.

If you are thinking of buying i'd really recommend the v6.5 demo, the program has improved so much in recent years.

BTW, I run EI exclusively on the PC and its pretty solid.


Reuben

harryb
01-26-2006, 09:03 PM
No. I have not been an astronaut ...yet. But :) you never know, I hear they are commercializing Space Trips. I would have to be a extreme million to go right now tho.
But I'm not going to rule that out either.

Funny!! You saw that? I must have written that in one of the ReadyRigs documents. Yes, guilty. I'm notorius for making publication as an opportunity to express my soul LOL.

Thanks so much for the compliment. I appreciate it.

Just had to add, I was a Major Matt Mason kid. (Not that Matt) If know who he is, you will understand why I had it out to be the kid in space. I feel 3D in EI is a very likely alternative. I can space travel, without a million dollar ticket and it's a lot less likely I'll get sliced up by some space alien I created :wavey: :thumbsup:

Hi Alonzo, didn't read anything about your wanting to become an astronaut but that's a great idea about the commercial space trip stuff. Just for fun (and because the ship is so cool) I modeled Space Ship One and White Knight. Maybe we could make an animation for Virgin Galactic? They're going to need promo stuff, right? I'd trade my time for a free trip.

You know I'm only half kidding here. I already accepted a partial payment as a ride in an Albatross fighter jet from one of my clients. . .

Sky's the limit (or slightly beyond).

Martin Kay
01-26-2006, 10:33 PM
Hi, i'm pretty sure you get Mac and PC versions on the disk, also the new open GL performance is way beyond the 3D toolkit or EI v3 + versions.

If you are thinking of buying i'd really recommend the v6.5 demo, the program has improved so much in recent years.

BTW, I run EI exclusively on the PC and its pretty solid.


Reuben

Turns out I can upgrade for about £247 inc shipping, so I'll do that.

Martin K.

Guet-Apens
01-30-2006, 01:22 PM
Hello all,

Nice to see a new area for the EIAS community. My name is Stephane CROUZET and I use EIAS for over 9 years. I work for the company I created with my brother, Guet-Apens, and we are doing CG Images and Animations.

You can read all the history here : http://3dny.org/?p=16
See some of our work here : http://www.guet-apens.com
Note that the DemoReel is outdated, but we are currently finishing a new one.
And see our last work which is not so outdated :-) here http://www.guet-apens.fr/voeux/gaparis_voeux06us.htm

See U.

Vizfizz
01-30-2006, 07:28 PM
Phillip...

So nice to see a representative of EITG here. Welcome. Keep your eyes peeled to this forum...we're gonna try to make your life a bit more busy.

Brian

vislaw
02-01-2006, 02:16 AM
Congrats to everyone for getting this forum started. I was busy on a project and didn't realize EIAS was approved until today.

I go way back with EI to 1993. I married a marketing director for Apple and moved to California from the midwest and she hooked me up with EI via a project involving the architectural market. I started teaching digital media at a small college and got the school to buy a couple seats so we could use EI in our curriculum. I began using the software in a freelance forensic animation business and eventually wrote a number of articles for litigation publications as well as some industry mags like DV and Publish.

I got a sweet position doing multimedia for a joint Apple/MTV campaign at the MTV Beach House while it was in Long Island and got to do some nifty animation that was incorporated in the VJ segments.

Eventually I decided I needed to get serious and went back into forensic animation full time. I remember visiting the Electric Image offices in Pasadena and still remember fondly the great staff that treated me so hospitably.

I used EI for almost every project I was involved with. In 1999 my company worked for the defense of two marine pilots who struck a ski gondola in Italy. We rented a roomfull of G3s and had the pilots live with us for a week so we could have their input on the flight dynamics. We could have never done the project without EI. We were pleased to have the animation featured on CBS 60 minutes and it played on all the morning news shows. Luckily I stuck our web address on the footage as it generated a huge amount of interest and some good business for the company.

Version 6 has been fantastic for us. Though my core animators are Max users, they all consider me a miracle worker and can't believe some of the turnaround times I've had on projects that they've gotten f*cked up in one way or another. EIAS has literally saved my company's rear on numerous occasions.

Glad to be here.

Mark Johnson
Forensic Arts

alisdair
02-06-2006, 06:09 PM
Hi everyone, my name is Alisdair Jones and I'm primarily a broadcast designer living in Toronto, Canada. I've been using EI for over 9 years and EIM is still my main modeler. I've been doing broadcast work for almost 16 years. For the first 10 years I worked in the graphics department at CTV ( Canada's largest private broadcaster ) and since then, I've been freelance, working from home.

Here is some of my EI work:

http://homepage.mac.com/alisdairjones/PhotoAlbum.html

and here is my latest broadcast reel ( all the 3D in the reel is EI )

http://homepage.mac.com/alisdairjones/iMovieTheater103.html

Thanks to all for starting this forum.

-cheers, Alisdair

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