Ikxi

3D Artist student
I have an artstation account too: https://ikxi.artstation.com/.

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Hey, this would probably be something for the devs of the websiteprovider.
Also this is really just nitpicking but my OCD hates it.

If I go to a post via the top right bell icon, it still shows that there is a new post in that channel on the left side, even though I'm currently look at that post.
If that number could update it would be great.

Probably just something to put at the end of developement and nothinghuge important.
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Sorting members on the right for online

Hi,
I think it would be best to sort the member list on the right for people who are online instead of rank or similar.
Or maybe making it longer would be nice.
That way you could see if someone was online to maybe strike up a conversation with.
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[SOLVED][Help] Weight Paint mode, can't focus on selection

I used the Vertex Selection in Weight Paint mode and now it works somehow.
It is a bug in 2.83.
Hey, need some help.
In Weight Paint mode I can't make the camera focus on the selection. It just focuses on something else.
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1 Week Feedback on the Community Website

Hello everyone,
I have been using the community website actively for nearly 1 week now.
I already made a similar post when the page was first launched and I will be addressing some of the points again, but also new points.
I will be mostly comparing my feedback with Discord as another platform to share things and communicate with other people to find help.
I also know that some of the problems are just the limitations of the platform, but it is also because of these limitations, that I want advise, using a different platform.

One of the only good things that stood out, is how easy it is to attach a picture or video to a post or file. But this seems standard and won't raise my opinion by a lot. It is also very easy in Discord.

The major thing why I do not like using the website is, that everything feels very slow. From loading the page, to going to a topic, everything always needs several seconds to load, even though I have fast internet and a fast CPU.
In Discord I can easily go from channel to channel without any loading times, only if my internet is a bit worse at times.

But also when giving someone an answer or when asking a question, it can take several hours for someone to notice and respond. And then again several hours for you to notice the response.
I know that you get an email when someone answers your topic, but I am not a person, who checks their email very often.

In Discord, it might also take some hours for someone to notice or respond to your message, but you can also easily be pinged and it makes a sound on your end, if you are still at your PC and you can see that someone answered and immediatly respond.
It is also better when multiple people have a conversation, as you don't have to jump between several comments the whole time, but everything is contained in one chat window.

Another point in favor of Discord is the voice chat and its innate function of screen share. You can easily share your screen with another person, if a problem is just a bit too difficult and can't be easily solved with a few messages and screenshots.
I already used this feature several times and wws able to help a few people in solving problems.

One minor thing is, that there is a lot of wasted space at the left and right edge of the screen and if that wasn't there, some posts would be better readable, than just on 1/3 of the screen. It would just be a quality of life improvement. Maybe you can change that yourself and it's not how the website was intended to be. (As I heard you are using a service provider to host this website)

Another minor thing too, when I collapse a category and go to a channel, the category then is always open again. This is just infuriating to me. And it makes the function worthless essentially.

My last point on the matter is communication. As a community you maybe just don't want to talk about your latest project or you don't always seek help. But maybe you also want to talk about general 3D topics or similar topics.
I also already had just mundane conversations about hobbies etc.
This is just not possible on the website, because of how it is build.

I hope you can take this feedback into consideration.

Have a nice day!
Ikxi
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Free Stuff (CC0)

Hello everyone,
here are a few links that I collected from the discord server, for those that don't know or just aren't there. Have fun and go wild.
(Everything is CC0)

Photogammetry textures/models:
http://www.treesdesigner.com/materials-library/ (9 different kinds of leave textures)
https://sketchfab.com/nebulousflynn/collections/cc0 (A collection of photoscanned museum artifacts)

Shaders/Materials:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TpWI2rU8iF0 (A series to create an amazing looking toon shader by a game dev studio)

Textures:
https://www.behance.net/gallery/2307804/Free-Texture-Pack (500 textures, 2.5GB, 27 categories)
https://texturebox.com/ (651 textures at time of writing)
https://texturehaven.com/textures/ (a haven of textures, up to 8k 16bit color)
https://texture.ninja/ (shown by TrANnyCyBOrg )
https://www.textures.com/freeTextures (shown by Natalie V )

Models:
https://3dmodelhaven.com/ (it's a 3d model haven, all said)

HDRI:
https://hdrihaven.com/hdris/ (more haven than you can take, up to 16k images only use with beefie computer)

Have fun blendering!
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General Help Advice Channel

Hello,
can this General Discussion channel also be used to ask for advice that isn't specific to a course?
Or would that be something for the Discord server or I think there was also a Facebook group?
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Ikxi - Introduction

Hello people!

I'm Ikxi. Currently a college student learning to be a 3d/game artist.
Love animation and rigging!

Also very active on the CGBoost discord.

Hope we can enjoy our time here!
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