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Subject: Darth J's WIP and Freebies (Take 2)
Tomorrow is always the day after today.
I've changed a few things meanwhile.
Though not meant as such the shop can be used as a full building. For this reason there is a first floor.
The shop is divided into 3 compartments, allowing you to keep it small (3.50 m deep), medium (7.00 m deep) or large (10.50 m deep). Just make the unnecessary parts invisible. Or, as there are so many different material zones, first make everything invisble, then only colour the parts you need.
Every wall, floor, ceiling and roof has been prepared for seamless tiled textures. They all measure 3.50 m x 3.50 m (the program uses real-life measurements), which is also the exact size of the outer side wall segments (such as the bikini-clad one).
The release of the shop front has been postponed because of another "job" : my office is being refurbished -the thorough way- and I am making a 3D model of the proposed new layout. As I suspected from the 2D plan : it doesn't look good. Under non-disclosure for the moment but when all is revealed I'll show you some of the flaws.
The delay won't be long though.
Quote - Cool - thanks Darth :thumbup:
Looking forward to the shop, when you're able to do some more. Much appreciated :biggrin:
I'm being kept busy at present with trying to render a ridiculous quantity of Sam's Dalek figures in one scene...
@ Darth - no problem, it's worth the wait.Coppula eam se non posit acceptera jocularum.
Above render shows a lesser fine example of interior design included in the Masterplan for our New Office.
The new entrance door - once a window with a central heating unit in front of it - opens straight onto one of the counters. That counter will be continuously submitted to a chilling draft, outside on the loading bay the average temperature during winter is about 5°C - 10°C.
Also an incoming customer will notice that counter first and head straight for it, while he/she should go to the waiting space until being called.
Not to mention the uncareful customer whom just barges in and bumps straight into the customer that happens to be standing at that counter.
See my "Logistics Centre" download for an overview
Does anybody in the construction business know how long it takes to refurbish an office ? Including moving out the furniture (among which 2 pieces weighing about 400 kg each ) and computers, demolishing board walls, breaking out brick walls for 2 doors, removing a heavy airco unit, then constructing new doors and board walls, laying electric wiring for our computers. Installing those computers (hard and software). I'm not even undisclosing safety measurements. How long ? Because here as this refurbishment cannot interrupt our daily operations from monday to friday they should be able to do all that in just 2 days, during the weekend.
Just a few weeks ago simply installing Windows 7 software already took several days.
But we can work it out !
Enough guys ? A whole army-sized underpaid Polish workforce you mean.
The wiring (electricity, phones, computers, counter-ATM's, etc ...) is an electrician"s nightmare : installed by different companies, nobody knows the full picture. Repairing something usually already takes days before they find the right wire(s) and/or cable(s).
The worst part : in maximum 4 years we move out to new premises. But they have to install new open counters because it's part of our "modernised" image.
A close-up of a holed sorting table, forged in solid steel a long time ago. Colour sample in traditional "Administration Grey" taken from a live specimen.
As the name implicates the most common use is for sorting mail in a post office. All mail collected during the day (postboxes, customers,...) is tossed out on this table, followed by a basic sorting and control of postage. Ah, taxing mail with insufficient postage, that was the funny part of the job. But we don't do that anymore.
"And though the holes were rather small, they had to count them all. Now they know how many holes it takes to fill the Albert Hall."
The battle of the Bulge was fought :
a) in the Ardennes, on the other side of the country.
b) during winter.
Despite the many battles being fought on Belgian soil, some (in)famous and some forgotten, this battle wasn't. And besides the name this little building (visible in my render if you can take your eyes of the quadruplets) has nothing to do with that battle.
So it wasn't "Waterloo" either.
Guess ! Guess !
Aargh... I feel like I should know the answer. But not a scooby doo either... been racking my brains every now and then the last couple of days.
Never been to Belgium and I'm pretty poor on geography... and history... truth be told, unless I have a starting point of reference and research material (e.g. Google) on my side. He he.
So why I think I should know the answer... I don't know. I'm bloody awful on both those subjects in any sort of pub quiz, etc :laugh:
Oh well... I will await someone else guessing... or Darth revealing the answer... and then either kick myself or take comfort from the answer being obscure
Meantime, having fun playing with that shopfront just now, whilst waiting for my september Poser forum comp entry to hopefully finish rendering...
Yes, you got it.
Most people would think that the name "Spion-kop" or "Spy-head" refers to the former function of the high dune on which the pavillon is standing as an outlook-post for several armies and customs services.
The actual building is the third version dating from 1955 and built in solid concrete. The 2 previous ones (in wood) were destroyed by German troops in WWI and WWII. This part of the Belgian coast is still popular with German tourists though they don't cause as much destruction nowadays.
Is it already 39 years ago that I spend my holidays there ? Gawwwd ....
Sharecg sent me an Open Letter today : despite the annoying flashing banners and adverts they are still losing money. So their new Master-Businessplan under consideration is to let members pay, 9.90$/year.
So I would have to pay to provide you with freebies which would be one step too far. Moving my freebies to Renderosity would be the only solution though this means far less freedom.