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#364

That is too hard to do unfortunately, because you tell me what up, down, left, right, means on a 3D surface looked at from an arbitrary angle and distance, regarding a fixture of arbitrary rotation and scaling. :frowning:


#365

Ya! What fixture is it that they used because I want to try that?


#366

lots of bumper bars and LOTS of time and care


#367

You could have the movement slave off whatever is used to determine the resizing of parts. Up and down arrows could correspond to the up/down resize sliders, and same with left and right.


#368

I have a mouse where I can scale DPI, so for really fine stuff I scroll way in and use my ‘slow’ mouse setting. It does help.

Even so, there are always places that your fixtures ‘jump’ or ‘slide’ around because of corners and seams.


#369

Due to the very long time it takes to edit these finals videos (5h per video), the schedule for their release is a lot more spaced out. Next up is the Category B Finals on Thursday 18:00 CET. 7 cars going head to head! :slight_smile: Make sure to have beers ready.


#370

As tempting at that may be, I probably should refrain from having some beers while @ work.


#371

As the saying goes, “With beer there’s no fear, but with liquor it’s quicker.”

I suppose that applies to getting fired from your job, too!


#372

The finals of the 50s Family (Euro-Style) category - seven finalists, who can eek out the win? Which car is your favorite? Find out what the judges decide:


#373

No wonder I hat so much trouble getting my wagon out of the family sport demographic…all that downforce!


#374

On the plus side it corners harder at 100mph than it does at 30 :joy:


#375

Biggest surprise for me has been 2 of the judges!

Don’t know why but I thought @strop was older (than he sounds) and that @NormanVauxhall was English.

I had no preconceptions about @pyrlix.

:rofl:


#376

That’s no mistake. I am older than I sound. And I’m even older than I look :joy: I still get asked for my student concession card.

I graduated nearly a decade ago, and that was from a 6 year degree


#377

My English is terrible enough to vanish any possibility of being English


#378

It was the Vauxhall part of your name that made me think it (wrongly!). :frowning_face:

As for your English, I work in education and believe me most of out students might as well be non-English when you see their writing or even hear them speaking! :rofl:


#379

I am german! HALP


#380

All three of you speak better English than my neighbor - and I live in the middle of America!

(He was born right here in Kansas. So were his parents.)


#381

And the Category C Finals are out! :slight_smile: Very competitive field, great finalists. Who’s taking the win!?

Enjoy!


#382

So I don’t know how I didn’t notice this about @Grimbrand’s car in the preliminaries but I noticed this something in the finals. And this comment at 8:14…

"The rear is very Shelby Cobra and the front is very Dodge Charger

I had a minor *triggered* moment there :face_with_symbols_over_mouth:. I just… mmmm…

I can’t fault you guys because it wasn’t even close to as hugely successful as its Ford twin and wasn’t a hugely popular car in general so I don’t expect even car enthusiasts to know about it buuuuuuuuuuuuuut.

It was a clear homage to a 1967 Mercury Cougar.


#383

If I hadn’t been such a noob when the competition started, I could’ve found a way to fix my suspension too, instead of being unable to get rid of the leaf springs up front. DOH!

What can I say? I was pressed for time.

Just for the record - this wasn’t intended to be a Cougar “clone” but I definitely took some styling cues. It is, after all, the car I own.