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windows thumbnail tips

September 6th, 2008

if you’re like me, you have windows folder options set to view thumbnails. we deal in a graphic medium and are constantly working with LOTS of images, so it only makes sense. however, there’s some functionality that’s missing or cumbersome which forces us to double click on a file to open it [...]

a widget is a “cut & paste” normal map for small detail items like nuts, screws, rivets, etc. normally, you wouldn’t want to shift-drag tons of little bolts on a model & then rip the normal maps. widgets are created with your detail mesh and a special light rig to fake the normal directions. the [...]