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Doodeck
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Posted: Thursday, January 23, 2020 - 09:24 AM UTC
Getting tired of building models? Why don't you take a break and play a computer game of...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iURoYf-9KGA

Authors deserve some serious a$$ whooping...
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Posted: Thursday, January 23, 2020 - 10:33 AM UTC
Agree 100%. Jeez ....
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Posted: Thursday, January 23, 2020 - 11:56 AM UTC
Not sure what to say here...guess I’m just old fashioned and would rather waste my time building a 3D object than a 2D object that vanishes into the electron universe. I read a report the other day about maintaining cognition, in which model building was listed as a great activity for that. Wonder how “virtual” modeling compares. Certainly less messy! I wonder if there are virtual “paint spills“ or “carpet monsters”?

VR, Russ
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Posted: Thursday, January 23, 2020 - 12:07 PM UTC
Sorry, but I had to down-vote and leave comments for that one.

They should make a game that simulates playing a simulation. That might sell pretty well to that crowd.
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Posted: Thursday, January 23, 2020 - 01:29 PM UTC

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I wonder if there are virtual “paint spills“ or “carpet monsters”?

VR, Russ



I'm wondering how they propose to give me the virtual Xacto stab wounds that I get from every session
TheBuilder
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Posted: Thursday, January 23, 2020 - 03:11 PM UTC
It's interesting, but I'd rather play Goat Simulator
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Posted: Thursday, January 23, 2020 - 05:18 PM UTC
Now to play devil's advocate. What if a person who never built a model before plays the game and takes an interest in the hobby, not in the virtual world but in the real world? Do we scoff and say "you only build models because of some game"? Or do we welcome a new plastic fanatic?

To make this game a bit more realistic they need to have putty to fill massive gaps and sink marks and as long as they don't render Dragon Black Labels kits I don't see anything wrong with it.

RobinNilsson
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Posted: Thursday, January 23, 2020 - 06:35 PM UTC

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Now to play devil's advocate. What if a person who never built a model before plays the game and takes an interest in the hobby, not in the virtual world but in the real world? Do we scoff and say "you only build models because of some game"? Or do we welcome a new plastic fanatic?

To make this game a bit more realistic they need to have putty to fill massive gaps and sink marks and as long as they don't render Dragon Black Labels kits I don't see anything wrong with it.




You forgot a simulation of Dragons DS-tracks ....
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Posted: Thursday, January 23, 2020 - 09:42 PM UTC
They should have a nostalgia build section, where it's an old Aurora kit on a 1960s kitchen table with tube glue.
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Posted: Thursday, January 23, 2020 - 10:51 PM UTC

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Not sure what to say here...guess I’m just old fashioned and would rather waste my time building a 3D object that a 2D object that vanishes into the electron universe. I read a report the other day about maintaining cognition, in which model building was listed as a great activity for that. Wonder how “virtual” modeling compares. Certainly less messy! I wonder if there are virtual “paint spills“ or “carpet monsters”?

VR, Russ



The a carpet monster is a computer virus.

Never less imagine the electronic stash one could have? No needing magnifying glasses, just zoom in to see details. Adjusting lighting with a few clicks.
The terabytes of kits one can have, no Misses complaining about the stash anyway, passing hard drives or cloud passwords around when we pass. Looking like a pretty good alternative. Oh and computer judges, no more homecooking or a plane guy judging armor, etc. Lots of pros me thinks.
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Posted: Thursday, January 23, 2020 - 10:52 PM UTC

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Now to play devil's advocate. What if a person who never built a model before plays the game and takes an interest in the hobby, not in the virtual world but in the real world? Do we scoff and say "you only build models because of some game"? Or do we welcome a new plastic fanatic?

To make this game a bit more realistic they need to have putty to fill massive gaps and sink marks and as long as they don't render Dragon Black Labels kits I don't see anything wrong with it.




You forgot a simulation of Dragons DS-tracks ....



So the file degrades overtime till you cannot open it anymore.
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Posted: Thursday, January 23, 2020 - 11:27 PM UTC

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Now to play devil's advocate. What if a person who never built a model before plays the game and takes an interest in the hobby, not in the virtual world but in the real world? Do we scoff and say "you only build models because of some game"? Or do we welcome a new plastic fanatic?

To make this game a bit more realistic they need to have putty to fill massive gaps and sink marks and as long as they don't render Dragon Black Labels kits I don't see anything wrong with it.




You forgot a simulation of Dragons DS-tracks ....



Now now I want to encourage new modellers, not have them run away screaming.
RobinNilsson
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Posted: Thursday, January 23, 2020 - 11:36 PM UTC

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Now to play devil's advocate. What if a person who never built a model before plays the game and takes an interest in the hobby, not in the virtual world but in the real world? Do we scoff and say "you only build models because of some game"? Or do we welcome a new plastic fanatic?

To make this game a bit more realistic they need to have putty to fill massive gaps and sink marks and as long as they don't render Dragon Black Labels kits I don't see anything wrong with it.




You forgot a simulation of Dragons DS-tracks ....



So the file degrades overtime till you cannot open it anymore.



Any saved screen images will degrade over time so that they suddenly turn into a cloud of coloured pixels which slowly settle when you view it ...
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Posted: Thursday, January 23, 2020 - 11:56 PM UTC
It looks interesting at first.
But, is it still interesting once you get it?
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Posted: Friday, January 24, 2020 - 12:50 AM UTC
If you really want to do modeling on a computer why not just use Blender or Sketchup? It's free software and you're actually building a whole new skillset.