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In Topic: Anyone still around?

01 December 2020 - 12:32 PM

The way things are going, very soon the forums will be buried under a wall of spam; it started slowly, but it rapidly accelerating (the Education forum is pretty much a write off at this point, and the Help forum is starting to go the same way).


As it appears none of the moderators are still active (reported loads since the forums came back up, but no action at all, so am forced to conclude the forums coming back up was an unintended side-effect of whatever they're doing to the site to promote the new VR app), there's probably going to be no good way that this will end.  PMs to the forum mods don't work either as their PM boxes are turned off, so there's no way to get the message through that there is still life here, but it's being drowned in crap.  Not that it appears the powers that be care at all about their former product or it's users anymore, anyway.


For those who did sign up when it was still active, TMUnderground is still around and has some life (though not as much as it used to), so you can always drop in there to discuss movies and all such wonderful stuff; I'd love to have someone else to talk to other than the usual suspects over there :)


Sadly, forum signup died a death when the site wound down it's more active phase a few years back, but it's still got life (and, more importantly, no spammers!), although the movie site side is now no longer working as well as it was (it won't allow uploads any more, but then the MS site doesn't either and I think most of us now host our stuff elsewhere, anyway).


So, if you're a former member, drop by!  If you can't remember your password, drop me a PM and I can reset it for you (I think the reset password functionality has gone whappy over there, too!)


Those who aren't, there are still various useful and interesting things to check out; the movies site still has over 10k movies on it from various engines, and there are a fair few decent ones on there.  And the forums still contain some interesting, helpful and amusing topics that might at least answer some questions or give you ideas, so don't despair that all life has fled from MS in particular and 3d animated movie making in general.... it's still out there!



In Topic: Regular Maintenance

30 November 2020 - 12:58 PM

Sadly we appear to have become spam city again since the lockdown of the forum got lifted (unintentionally I'm sure, as I've reported a ton of them since posting reactivated and no sign of any moderators to clean up).

Sadly, I suspect that someone will.norice eventually and lock posting again like they did before. Either that, it'll just get worse and worse til no one wants to wade through the dross to find anything and these forums will finally end up completely abandoned...

In Topic: Free addons

05 November 2020 - 11:23 AM

I just wanted to add to the thanks for the hard work Brian has done drawing together everything into the one archive; you're a scholar and a gentleman, sir, and I was able to snag a few mods I didn't even know had come out and would undoubtedly have disappeared into the ether without your sterling work of curating this one-stop shop! ;)

In Topic: Privateer - Target of Opportunity now playing on Vimeo/Youtube!

05 November 2020 - 09:23 AM

Thanks Baz; it didn't turn out too bad for my first foray into MS for quite a few years.  Couple of rough shots here and there, and a bit talky (which is due to having to set the scene), so glad you enjoyed it.

In Topic: Halloween

05 November 2020 - 09:20 AM

Copied and pasted from my review on YT -


The music fit really well with the scenes; good placement there, really brought the tension to life. While I understand how hard it is to get VOs these days, the only thing that detracted was these for me, I'm afraid; they all sounded like the same voice (guessing you had to do them all yourself). Using something like Audacity to tweak pitch, tempo and bass can really make the difference. Nice jump scare scenes, great lighting, great atmosphere; well constructed... overall a very good little short! I liked it a lot!