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by SiliconClassics
Mon Jul 17, 2017 7:25 am
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: Onyx R10k IR deskside on the 'Bay
Replies: 33
Views: 757

Re: Onyx R10k IR deskside on the 'Bay

That's awesome! Did he have any old Evans & Sutherland kit?
by SiliconClassics
Thu Jul 06, 2017 3:13 pm
Forum: SGI: Computer Graphics
Topic: IRIS Vision
Replies: 3
Views: 220

Re: IRIS Vision

Been wanting one of these cards for years. Apparently they included a driver for 3D Studio for DOS. Would be really cool to see hardware 3D acceleration in 3ds4, even if it's just gouraud shaded.
by SiliconClassics
Fri Jun 09, 2017 6:34 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: your latest purchase
Replies: 552
Views: 16795

Re: your latest purchase

Beautiful PowerBook G4, been wanting a 12" model for years but finding one in good condition is difficult - most of them have bent cases and missing parts. I think it's one of the nicest laptops Apple ever produced.
by SiliconClassics
Tue Jun 06, 2017 10:59 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: your latest purchase
Replies: 552
Views: 16795

Re: your latest purchase

Yep, these will go straight to YouTube :)
by SiliconClassics
Tue Jun 06, 2017 9:07 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: your latest purchase
Replies: 552
Views: 16795

Re: your latest purchase

Picked up this lot of 1990s Softimage demo reels from an eBay seller in Quebec. Now I need to get a good VCR so I can digitize them.

Softimage Tapes.jpg
by SiliconClassics
Fri Jun 02, 2017 11:24 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: your latest purchase
Replies: 552
Views: 16795

Re: your latest purchase

Just bought this boxed set of MicroStation 5 from eBay. I remember tinkering with it on a family friend's computer as a kid (he was an architect) and thinking the interface looked much cooler than AutoCAD. Also had a pretty nice renderer. MicroStation.jpg Also that LaserJet 4 Plus in the background ...
by SiliconClassics
Fri Jun 02, 2017 9:15 am
Forum: Apple
Topic: Trying to Resurrect a Macintosh Color Classic
Replies: 14
Views: 987

Re: Trying to Resurrect a Macintosh Color Classic

So is it possible to resurrect dead optical drives by recapping them? I've seen tons of CD-ROM and DVD-ROM drives fail inexplicably over the years and always assumed it was the lens mechanism wearing out, but if it's just a capacitor problem then it should be easily repairable, yes?
by SiliconClassics
Fri Jun 02, 2017 8:25 am
Forum: SGI: Computer Graphics
Topic: 3D Studio R4 IRIX render node
Replies: 3
Views: 292

Re: 3D Studio R4 IRIX render node

Been wondering about this one too - sounds intriguing, but I've never seen or heard of anyone actually using it, and I've never run across a copy. Probably because Autodesk kind of got it backwards with this one - render nodes should be cheap, common machines bought en masse and networked into an in...
by SiliconClassics
Fri May 19, 2017 4:51 am
Forum: Hardware Wanted
Topic: Wtb onyx deskside systems
Replies: 3
Views: 362

Re: Wtb onyx deskside systems

Where are you located?
by SiliconClassics
Sun May 07, 2017 9:48 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Archaeological dig: old Indys from Acclaim Entertainment unearthed
Replies: 43
Views: 2124

Re: Archaeological dig: old Indys from Acclaim Entertainment unearthed

According to the Night Dive devs in this thread they did have a copy of the original source.
by SiliconClassics
Tue Apr 25, 2017 4:34 am
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: sgi crimsons. 2 of them
Replies: 17
Views: 948

Re: sgi crimsons. 2 of them

Would you consider parting one of them out? I've got a Crimson that needs a rear plastic panel and a power supply.
by SiliconClassics
Tue Apr 18, 2017 4:25 pm
Forum: SGI: Computer Graphics
Topic: SoftImage HALP!
Replies: 14
Views: 656

Re: SoftImage HALP!

Baby steps, haha. Looks like you're building a Cornell box? I presume you've got the Extreme version of Soft so you can get some radiosity going with Mental Ray?
by SiliconClassics
Tue Apr 18, 2017 5:12 am
Forum: SGI: Computer Graphics
Topic: SoftImage HALP!
Replies: 14
Views: 656

Re: SoftImage HALP!

You need to choose the selection mode (object, polygon, etc) using the buttons at the bottom right of the screen - this guide should be helpful. Then you need to hold down the spacebar while you click an item to select / deselect it. This online reference manual is a good place to start - it will te...
by SiliconClassics
Mon Apr 17, 2017 5:31 am
Forum: SGI: Computer Graphics
Topic: SoftImage|3d install
Replies: 8
Views: 348

Re: SoftImage|3d install

Jeremy Birn has a bunch of beginner Soft|3D tutorials on his web site. So does Ed Harriss. Probably a good place to start. There's also a New Riders book called "Inside Softimage|3D" that is probably the best guide aside from the original user's manuals. It goes for about $5 on eBay.
by SiliconClassics
Sat Apr 15, 2017 7:42 am
Forum: IRIX and Software
Topic: Hot Mix 16 Online
Replies: 7
Views: 417

Hot Mix 16 Online

Just made the contents of Hot Mix 16 available online. This compilation dates from 1997 and includes a catalog of the major software packages available on the IRIX platform along with some screenshots and promotional videos (including the one where Steve Jobs raves about the Octane).

Enjoy!

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