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Old 06 June 2008   #1
Don't you just love it when....

Someone comes up to you and says,

"umm.. we're needing to change this option on all the bitmaps in the scene, is there a way to do it in scripting?"

Then you spend 2 mins thinking and do it in 3 lines of code

28 scenes x at least 20 textures would have been a massive bit of work to do by hand!

Combine it with Paul Neale's batch process script and it's done in a few minutes otherwise would have taken hours!

Cheers Paul
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Old 06 June 2008   #2
And they STILL don't let you go home early.... I would think you are done for the day personally.... grab some coffee (or a pint IN a coffee mug) , play whatever play things you have there most of the day (COD4, Chess and Ping Pong here) and leave shortly after lunch.... Job well done!
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Old 06 June 2008   #3
You must remember when presented with that kind of question to:
  • Suck in air sharply thorugh lips, whilst scratching chin and shaking head ponderously
  • Say something like "I'll have to do a bit of research on that one. Leave it with me..."
  • THEN, play COD4, Chess and Ping Pong (Guitar Hero here) for an hour or two
  • Present at end of day to thankful tecnophobes
Of course, I would NEVER do anything like that
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Old 06 June 2008   #4
You know it would be nice to do that but just before I was asked to do said script my file corrupted whilst saving, and in the 15mins I spent researching, writing and showing everyone how to use and installing on machines max over-wrote my 3 autobackup files, I come back to my desk and go to get an auto-backup and... oh sh*t... no recovery save, original file is corrupt, 5 hours work down the drain! Just re-done it in 2.5 hours tho thankfully... So if i had taken the rest of the day off I'd have nothing to show for myself except 3 lines of code...

never mind...
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Old 06 June 2008   #5
Thanks Dave; I'll need to rethink my work flow... by the number of posts I have this morning... I think it's obvious I've already done something amazing at work today... :-)
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Old 06 June 2008   #6
Originally Posted by Kramsurfer: And they STILL don't let you go home early.... I would think you are done for the day personally.... grab some coffee (or a pint IN a coffee mug) , play whatever play things you have there most of the day (COD4, Chess and Ping Pong here) and leave shortly after lunch.... Job well done!


So true; peronsally, I like to get faster at minesweeper and my world's toughest game skills are impressive.

-Colin
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