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by Pauven
Mon Jun 28, 2021 3:48 pm
Forum: Chameleon MediaCenter (CMC) Support
Topic: Windows 11 - Will you upgrade and will CMC support it?
Replies: 5
Views: 205

Re: Windows 11 - Will you upgrade and will CMC support it?

I have no idea. I have zero visibility into what users are running or watching, I like to provide privacy. That's quite commendable. At my job, we used to track the browser, the OS, and a lot of other statistics. You would be amazed by the information a browser or programming language could track. ...
by Pauven
Mon Jun 28, 2021 8:30 am
Forum: Chameleon MediaCenter (CMC) Support
Topic: Windows 11 - Will you upgrade and will CMC support it?
Replies: 5
Views: 205

Re: Windows 11 - Will you upgrade and will CMC support it?

Do you know if any CMC users run the home version? I have no idea. I have zero visibility into what users are running or watching, I like to provide privacy. It's quite possible that someone has mentioned this to me in an email, but at the moment I don't recall any users ever mentioning this. If I ...
by Pauven
Sun Jun 27, 2021 3:14 pm
Forum: Chameleon MediaCenter (CMC) Support
Topic: Windows 11 - Will you upgrade and will CMC support it?
Replies: 5
Views: 205

Re: Windows 11 - Will you upgrade and will CMC support it?

Paul, do you think it will be able to run CMC? So far I haven't seen any changes that would prevent CMC from running. It's possible that there could be some minor compatibility tweaks required to get proper functionality and GUI appearance in CMC. My intention is to fully support Win11, though it's...
by Pauven
Tue Jun 15, 2021 12:34 pm
Forum: Chameleon MediaCenter (CMC) Support
Topic: chamconsoft.com ttext
Replies: 1
Views: 184

Re: chamconsoft.com ttext

Hey Jamie, Sorry for the slow response. My main PC's hard drive died Sunday morning!!! I've been struggling to get back to normal operations. The good news is that no data should have been lost, as I have all data backed up in real-time to multiple locations. Though with such a massive amount of dat...
by Pauven
Mon May 24, 2021 4:37 pm
Forum: Life-size Movie Props and Replicas
Topic: [DIY] Jack Sparrow's Compass (Work in Progress)
Replies: 9
Views: 700

Re: [DIY] Jack Sparrow's Compass (Work in Progress)

It took much more effort than I ever expected to print the new design, as some of the parts have extremely thin areas that were being held together with the minutest amount of printed plastic. I had to add chamfers and gussets to various parts to make everything thick enough to print, plus carefully...
by Pauven
Mon May 24, 2021 3:45 pm
Forum: Life-size Movie Props and Replicas
Topic: [DIY] Jack Sparrow's Compass (Work in Progress)
Replies: 9
Views: 700

Re: [DIY] Jack Sparrow's Compass (Work in Progress)

:D Thanks Jamie! It's a fun hobby that forces me to improve my skillset at every turn.
by Pauven
Sat May 22, 2021 10:22 am
Forum: Life-size Movie Props and Replicas
Topic: [DIY] Jack Sparrow's Compass (Work in Progress)
Replies: 9
Views: 700

Re: [DIY] Jack Sparrow's Compass (Work in Progress)

Solving Printing Problems with a Redesign In my earlier test print, which I used to validate trim panel gaps and test metailized tapes, I didn't have any vertical walls to print. Because of this, I didn't realize until I had pretty much finished the model that those features don't print well vertic...
by Pauven
Thu May 20, 2021 8:06 pm
Forum: Life-size Movie Props and Replicas
Topic: [DIY] Jack Sparrow's Compass (Work in Progress)
Replies: 9
Views: 700

Re: [DIY] Jack Sparrow's Compass (Work in Progress)

Designing the Lid The shape of the compass' main body dictates most of the size of the lid. The horizontal dimensions are the same, and by counting pixels in reference screenshots, I'm able to calculate the height of the box lid and dome. On the top, I again counted pixels to figure out the spacing...
by Pauven
Wed May 19, 2021 7:47 pm
Forum: Life-size Movie Props and Replicas
Topic: [DIY] Jack Sparrow's Compass (Work in Progress)
Replies: 9
Views: 700

Re: [DIY] Jack Sparrow's Compass (Work in Progress)

Metalized Tape Research My metalized tape samples arrived yesterday, so I have been able to do some testing with them. I got some copper tape (good for making electrical slug barriers in your garden), aluminum tape (often used in HVAC duct work), and some decorative washi tape, which is essentially...
by Pauven
Tue May 18, 2021 3:38 pm
Forum: Life-size Movie Props and Replicas
Topic: [DIY] Jack Sparrow's Compass (Work in Progress)
Replies: 9
Views: 700

Re: [DIY] Jack Sparrow's Compass (Work in Progress)

I finished designing the parts for Shapeway's brass casting. In addition to the sun dial support arms and the windrose hemisphere, I went ahead and modeled the drop ring to make it a near exact match for the original part. image.png Here's another angle of the four parts (the 3-armed support brace i...