The collected works of DaJuice

Very nice. 8)
The bottom one looks slightly better in IMHO. Can I request a 1408x1024 version?
Thank you. :D
I like the blurring as well. I'm gonna try to see how it look as an xpm, hopefully it doesn't degrade it too much.

edit - It looks good as an xpm.
Awesome, how did that come about?
Freaking awesome! :shock:
It's not a gold release, it's still beta. SESI will release new builds weekly, until all major bugs are discovered and squashed. Then it will go Gold, it was the same with 6.1.
I tried Sodipodi on Windows a couple days ago. It's kinda cool, but still pretty buggy and limited. I've spent a little time with Illustrator and that seems a lot better.
Hey foetz, thanks for this build. :)
I believe there was an icon made for firefox already, but I couldn't find it, so I made this one. Maybe someone else will want to use it. I do wish iconsmith had more colors in its palette. :?

Image

Right Click > Save
http://www.geocities.com/stehrani3d/firefox_icon.gz
I drew a couple more icons. They're pretty fun to make actually. :D Aterm, deerpark, firefox, and xchat. FTR files not included.
note: the firefox one has been updated from the last one I posted.

http://www.geocities.com/stehrani3d/icons.tar.gz (Right Click > Save)

Image

Hope you like them.
Hi there,
For each .fti icon file you will need a corresponding .ftr file. These ftr files should go in /usr/lib/filetype/install/ and the fti files should go in /usr/lib/filetype/install/iconlib/. Here is my firefox ftr for example:

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TYPE firefoxExecutable
SUPERTYPE Executable
MATCH tag == 770069;
LEGEND web browser
CMD OPEN      /usr/nekoware/bin/firefox
CMD DROP       /usr/nekoware/bin/firefox $SELECTED
ICON           {
if (opened) {
include("../iconlib/generic.exec.open.fti");
} else {
include("../iconlib/generic.exec.closed.fti");
}
include("/usr/lib/filetype/install/iconlib/firefox.fti"):
}



Things to take note of:

Obviously replace the firefox part of "firefoxExecutable" with the correct name for a given app. If it were a script instead of an executable you'd write that instead.

Supertype: Either executable or script

Match tag numbers: First go to the directory of the executable/script that you want to give an icon, and check to see if it has a match number already. Use the command tag -q myapp to do this. Usually developers are supposed to tag their stuff and you should not use a number that has already been taken by another program, but it's not like there are a ton of apps on irix, and the chances of picking a random number that has already been used is small. I used "tag 770069 firefox" to give firefox that match number as you can see. Also make sure not to forget this guy at the end of the number ---> ;

Legend: what you type here is the description you get when you right-click > Get Info. A short description of the program.

The last part of the .ftr is self-explanatory. This is a bare-bones ftr, they can have more funtionality besides drag & drop added to them.



Once you have your fti & ftr files in place change directory to /usr/lib/filetype and make sure you're a super user (type su, and then give root password). Enter "make -u". After it has finished doing its thing, log out and then log back in. If everything was setup correctly your programs should now have shiny new icons. :)
You mean like a database of them somewhere? I have no idea.
Thank you debug, very neat. :)
JacquesT wrote: I just cannot understand this mentality to 'move on up' every year with a new release of the latest and greatest software....(READ AUTODESK (Maya) HERE!!!) :evil: .


Bug fixes, new features, workflow improvements

No studio today would be competetive using old software like Softimage. I started with Houdini at version 4 and it is now at version 9. The amount of advancement in the software since then has been enormous , with no signs of petering off. These programs are nowhere near "done".
JacquesT wrote: I can understand new features and improved workflow, but bug fixes should be released as patches, not 'pay to fix' upgrades every year.

Sidefx releases daily builds of Houdini with bug fixes. You don't have to pay for them and they are available to users of Houdini Apprentice (the free learning edition).

Are there really sooo many advances in the program build and interface + features that it justifies a new release every year?...Hmm.

Yes. For Houdini at least. Can't comment on other apps, but if you read some of the sh*tstorm threads about new maya & 3ds releases on cgtalk, they are telling.... But hey, that's Autodesk for you. :lol:
Hello nekochan, I just wanted to say hi to the great people here.

I'm not really new but it's been a long time since I've last posted. After my Trinitron display gave up the ghost (the only sync-on-green monitor I owned), I stashed the Octane in the closet where it sat neglected for the next few years. Recently my girlfriend and I moved into a new place, and this was the second time she had seen me lug the big green thing into a new closet. Naturally she asked wether I was going to hold onto it or maybe sell it/get rid of it. I can understand the question, it was kind of silly to just keep it sitting in the closet for so long. Well, I decided it was finally time to get her up and running again.

I hit up craigslist and found a decent-ish Dell LCD that supports SOG for $25.
The first thing I realized upon boot was that the white LED bulb in the lightbar had gone out. Other than that everything is okay. It's good to have an IRIX box again. :D
Yesterday I went ahead and did a little restoration on the skin, based on recommendations from a couple of threads here. I used Mr. Clean Magic Eraser and Mother's Back to Black.
Here is the front panel prior to the cleaning:



And here it is after scrubbing the paint/blemishes off with the magic eraser pad:



It works very well, but be aware (and this has been mentioned by others) that this can definitely take off some of the texture in the plastic and leave you with an un-even looking surface. Use as little pressure as you can to remove the paint/blemishes. Either way I would not recommend using these pads unless you are also going to apply some kind of wax as well.

Here are a couple of pics of the machine after applying Mother's Back to Black:





It's probably hard to tell in the photos, but it gives the color a noticeable bit of extra luster without making the surface too shiny. I like it a lot.
Other random thoughts/questions:
I would have thought Octane drive sleds would be more plentiful and easier to come by.
External SCSI CD ROM drives are a bit more expensive than I was expecting. What models do you folks use?
Are there any compact PS2 keyboards that work well with sgi boxes?

And finally... I think I have the bug again. The Octane will soon be joined by a Fuel.
Cheers all.
Thank you guys for the warm welcome and the pointers. I will update the thread when the Fuel arrives (and post hinvs as well).
Krokodil wrote: Welcome, that's a very clean and nice Octane. I am afraid to polish mine for fear of messing it up lol.
But all in all they are very nice machines and I hope you love yours as much as I love mine.


Thanks Krokodil. In all honesty, I thought I had messed it up, but the MBTB evened everything out pretty well.

vishnu wrote:
DaJuice wrote: I realized upon boot was that the white LED bulb in the lightbar had gone out.

All the bulbs on mine are out except the red one (which is the one that's only on up to successful POST or thereabout), why they felt they needed to use incandescent bulbs is a design fail that defies logical explanation... :x


Yeah it's a mystery. This machine does actually have a LED modded lightbar, The LED just gave out for whatever reason.
The diode in the Octane lightbar lit right up after poking and nudging it a bit. It's fine now. :oops:

The Fuel arrived! It's heavier than I was expecting for an ATX style chassis. The metal/plastics were not in bad shape but I gave them the machine the same treatment as the Octane. Please let me know if my photos are too large/excessive, I don't want to abuse the servers. Originally I was going to link to images on my photobucket, but photobucket is no good anymore.

Before & Afters:


Pretty modest Octane. :]
Purchased years ago from reputable.com and recently revived: http://forums.nekochan.net/viewtopic.php?f=10&p=7385005



hinv

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Location: /hw/node
PM10250MHZ Board: barcode GRX181     part 030-1284-002 rev  B
Location: /hw/node/xtalk/15
IP30 Board: barcode GPZ799     part 030-0887-003 rev  M
Location: /hw/node/xtalk/15/pci/2
FP1 Board: barcode 55723C     part 030-0891-003 rev  E
PWR.SPPLY.S2 Board: barcode AAC8081096 part 060-0038-001 rev  D
Location: /hw/node/xtalk/12
GM20 Board: barcode GSE838     part 030-0957-003 rev  S
1 250 MHZ IP30 Processor
Heart ASIC: Revision E
CPU: MIPS R10000 Processor Chip Revision: 3.4
FPU: MIPS R10010 Floating Point Chip Revision: 0.0
Main memory size: 512 Mbytes
Xbow ASIC: Revision 1.3
Instruction cache size: 32 Kbytes
Data cache size: 32 Kbytes
Secondary unified instruction/data cache size: 1 Mbyte
Integral SCSI controller 0: Version QL1040B (rev. 2), single ended
Disk drive: unit 1 on SCSI controller 0 (unit 1)
Integral SCSI controller 1: Version QL1040B (rev. 2), single ended
IOC3/IOC4 serial port: tty1
IOC3/IOC4 serial port: tty2
IOC3 parallel port: plp1
Graphics board: SSI
Integral Fast Ethernet: ef0, version 1, pci 2
Iris Audio Processor: version RAD revision 12.0, number 1
PCI Adapter ID (vendor 0x10a9, device 0x0003) PCI slot 2
PCI Adapter ID (vendor 0x1077, device 0x1020) PCI slot 0
PCI Adapter ID (vendor 0x1077, device 0x1020) PCI slot 1
PCI Adapter ID (vendor 0x10a9, device 0x0005) PCI slot 3



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Graphics board 0 is "IMPACTSR" graphics.
Managed (":0.0") 1280x1024
Product ID 0x3, 2 GEs, 2 REs, 0 TRAMs
MGRAS revision 2, RA revision 0
HQ rev B, GE11 rev B, RE4 rev C, PP1 rev H,
VC3 rev A, CMAP rev E, Heart rev E
unknown, assuming 19" monitor (id 0xf)

Input Sync: Voltage - Video Level; Source - Internal; Genlocked - False
Channel 0:
Origin = (0,0)
Video Output: 1280 pixels, 1024 lines, 60.00Hz (1280x1024_60)
Video Format Flags:  (none)
Sync Disabled
Using Gamma Map 0
Monitor Type:  unknown
Gain (all color components) - 1.000000 (nominal)
It had some stickers over the case to prevent tampering. The seller said it was used by the government but I have no info beyond that. It has a clean install of 6.5.30. I still need to set up a user and get some software on this guy. :)



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Location: /hw/module/001c01/node
IP34 Board: barcode NRZ574     part 030-1707-005 rev -B
Location: /hw/module/001c01/node/cpubus/0
IP34PIMM Board: barcode NPJ964     part 030-2024-001 rev -B
Location: /hw/module/001c01/Ibrick/xtalk/13
ASTODY Board: barcode MZK255     part 030-1726-005 rev -A
Location: /hw/module/001c01/Ibrick/xtalk/14
IP34 Board: barcode NRZ574     part 030-1707-005 rev -B
Location: /hw/module/001c01/Ibrick/xtalk/15
IP34 Board: barcode NRZ574     part 030-1707-005 rev -B
1 800 MHZ IP35 Processor
CPU: MIPS R16000 Processor Chip Revision: 3.0
FPU: MIPS R16010 Floating Point Chip Revision: 3.0
CPU 0 at Module 001c01/Slot 0/Slice A: 800 Mhz MIPS R16000 Processor Chip (enabled)
Processor revision: 3.0. Scache: Size 4 MB Speed 400 Mhz  Tap 0xb
Main memory size: 1024 Mbytes
Instruction cache size: 32 Kbytes
Data cache size: 32 Kbytes
Secondary unified instruction/data cache size: 4 Mbytes
Memory at Module 001c01/Slot 0: 1024 MB (enabled)
Bank 0 contains 512 MB (Standard) DIMMS (enabled)
Bank 1 contains 512 MB (Standard) DIMMS (enabled)
Integral SCSI controller 0: Version QL12160, low voltage differential
Disk drive: unit 1 on SCSI controller 0 (unit 1)
Integral SCSI controller 1: Version QL12160, single ended
CDROM: unit 6 on SCSI controller 1
IOC3/IOC4 serial port: tty1
IOC3/IOC4 serial port: tty2
IOC3 parallel port: plp1
Graphics board: V12
Integral Fast Ethernet: ef0, version 1, module 001c01, pci 4
PCI Adapter ID (vendor 0x1077, device 0x1216) PCI slot 1
PCI Adapter ID (vendor 0x10a9, device 0x0003) PCI slot 4
PCI Adapter ID (vendor 0x1045, device 0xc861) PCI slot 5
HUB in Module 001c01/Slot 0: Revision 2 Speed 200.00 Mhz (enabled)
IP35prom in Module 001c01/Slot n0: Revision 6.210
USB controller: type OHCI



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Graphics board 0 is "ODYSSEY" graphics.
Managed (":0.0") 1280x1024
BUZZ version B.2
PB&J version 1
128MB memory
Banks: 4, CAS latency: 3
Monitor 0 type: DEL 16404
Input Sync: Voltage - Video Level; Source - Internal; Genlocked - False
Channel 0:
Origin = (0,0)
Video Output: 1280 pixels, 1024 lines, 60.00Hz (1280x1024_60)
Video Format Flags:  (none)
Sync Disabled
Using Gamma Map 0
Monitor Type:  DEL-16404
Gain (all color components) - 0.000000 ; range [1,10]
I have posted hinvs for both machines.

strong_epoxy, it's a Sony a6000 with either the 16-50mm kit lens or Canon FDn 35mm f2. The kit lens is not the greatest but most of these were shot on a tripod which let me work at f8 and beyond where that lens does just fine.


Alright, it's clear I have a problem. :lol:
I recently acquired mopar's very nice Octane2: dual 600 R14k, dual head and dual channel V12, 3.5GB of RAM, two 73GB 15,000rpm drives, PCI cardcage with a couple of fibre channel cards. I will get around to posting a proper hinv for it. I'm really curious where it originally came from and what type of work was done on it.

I also found a great deal on a new-in-box 1600sw and MLA for $100 on ebay. It was a local seller, 5 minutes from my work. :shock:
Very nice guy and he told me he used to work at Bell Labs where they did "simulation and model development for education" on Octanes.
Also, thank you to recondas, 3dchris and Jack Luminous for their efforts in making the Octane2/1600sw combo workable.
Thanks. :)

And you know, I haven't asked mopar about the machine's origin, maybe he'll chime in.
Ahoy. Finally getting around to posting hinv for this puppy.



hinv -v

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2 600 MHZ IP30 Processors
Heart ASIC: Revision F
CPU: MIPS R14000 Processor Chip Revision: 2.4
FPU: MIPS R14010 Floating Point Chip Revision: 0.0
Main memory size: 3584 Mbytes
Xbow ASIC: Revision 1.4
Instruction cache size: 32 Kbytes
Data cache size: 32 Kbytes
Secondary unified instruction/data cache size: 2 Mbytes
Integral SCSI controller 0: Version QL1040B (rev. 2), single ended
Disk drive: unit 1 on SCSI controller 0 (unit 1)
Disk drive: unit 2 on SCSI controller 0 (unit 2)
Integral SCSI controller 1: Version QL1040B (rev. 2), single ended
CDROM: unit 4 on SCSI controller 1
Integral SCSI controller 2: Version Fibre Channel QL2310, 33 MHz PCI
IOC3/IOC4 serial port: tty1
IOC3/IOC4 serial port: tty2
IOC3 parallel port: plp1
Graphics board: V12
Graphics board: V12
Integral Fast Ethernet: ef0, version 1, pci 2
Gigabit Ethernet: eg0, PCI slot 2, firmware version 0.0.0
Iris Audio Processor: version RAD revision 12.0, number 1
PCI Adapter ID (vendor 0x10a9, device 0x0003) PCI slot 2
PCI Adapter ID (vendor 0x1077, device 0x1020) PCI slot 0
PCI Adapter ID (vendor 0x1077, device 0x1020) PCI slot 1
PCI Adapter ID (vendor 0x10a9, device 0x0005) PCI slot 3
PCI Adapter ID (vendor 0x1077, device 0x2300) PCI slot 1
PCI Adapter ID (vendor 0x10a9, device 0x0009) PCI slot 2
Dual Channel Display
Dual Channel Display


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Graphics board 0 is "ODYSSEY" graphics.
Managed (":0.0") 1280x1024
BUZZ version B.1
PB&J version 1
128MB memory
Banks: 4, CAS latency: 3
Monitor 0 type: Unknown
Dual Channel Display option
Monitor 1 type: DEL 16405       Monitor 2 type: Unknown
Input Sync: Voltage - Video Level; Source - Internal; Genlocked - False
Channel 0:
Origin = (0,0)
Video Output: 1280 pixels, 1024 lines, 60.00Hz (1280x1024_60)
Video Format Flags:  (none)
Sync Disabled
Using Gamma Map 0
Monitor Type:  DEL-16405
Gain (all color components) - 0.000000 ; range [1,10]
Graphics board 1 is "ODYSSEY" graphics.
Managed (":0.1") 2560x1024
BUZZ version B.1
PB&J version 1
128MB memory
Banks: 4, CAS latency: 3
Monitor 0 type: Unknown
Dual Channel Display option
Monitor 1 type: Unknown         Monitor 2 type: Unknown
Input Sync: Voltage - Video Level; Source - Internal; Genlocked - False
Channel 0:
Origin = (0,0)
Video Output: 1280 pixels, 1024 lines, 60.00Hz ([email protected]_60)
Video Format Flags:  (none)
Sync Disabled
Using Gamma Map 0
Monitor Type:  unknown
Gain (all color components) - 0.000000 ; range [1,10]
Channel 1:
Origin = (1280,0)
Video Output: 1280 pixels, 1024 lines, 60.00Hz ([email protected]_60)
Video Format Flags:  (none)
Sync Disabled
Using Gamma Map 0
Monitor Type:  unknown
Gain (all color components) - 0.000000 ; range [1,10]


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IRIX64 Cobalt 6.5 6.5.28f 07010238 IP30


scsicontrol -i /dev/scsi/sc0d1l0

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/dev/scsi/sc0d1l0:  Disk          COMPAQ  BF07289BC4      HPB1
ANSI vers 3, ISO ver: 0, ECMA ver: 0; supports:  16bit synch linkedcmds cmdqueing
Device is  ready


scsicontrol -i /dev/scsi/sc0d2l0

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/dev/scsi/sc0d2l0:  Disk          MAXTOR  ATLAS15K_73SCA  DT60
ANSI vers 3, ISO ver: 0, ECMA ver: 0; supports:  16bit synch linkedcmds cmdqueing
Device is  ready


scsicontrol -i /dev/scsi/sc1d4l0

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/dev/scsi/sc1d4l0:  CD-ROM        PIONEER DVD-ROM DVD-305 1.03
ANSI vers 2, ISO ver: 0, ECMA ver: 0; supports:  synch
Device is  not ready


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sc0d1l0:  Disk         COMPAQ  BF07289BC4      HPB1  Serial: DNA1P630
sc0d2l0:  Disk         MAXTOR  ATLAS15K_73SCA  DT60  Serial: C809Y3ZK
Jack Luminous wrote: Very nice !!! My Octane 2 with dual head is also named Cobalt. You copycat you !! 8-)

Aw dangit, I had a feeling I wasn't being very original. The Fuel is named Radish, because the shade of red is so close to that. I couldn't come up with any blue foods other than blueberries so I looked at shades of blue, and cobalt seemed awfully close to the Octane2 skin. :P

jan-jaap wrote: Nice Octane and a beautiful photo as well. Tripod & long exposure?

Yup, you got it.

vishnu wrote: Two V12s each with a DCD! :shock: Do you actually run it with four monitors? Permanent fastfan?

No, the setup is tragically underutilized at the moment, just a single 1280x1024 Dell monitor. When I eventually upgrade to a multi-monitor setup for my PC the Octane2 will get hooked up to that. And it does not run any louder than my SSI Octane.
ivelegacy wrote: where have you found the dual carrier :D ?

It came with the system, I haven't made any upgrades to it.
I know there are others but here's my attempt at it.

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Thanks guys, it was made in Houdini 15 on PC. If there is interest I will try to get Houdini 6.5 installed on the Octane2 and see if the same steps can be applied. It's been a while since I used that version so I'm not sure which modeling tools are missing. Either way, it shouldn't bee too bad.
foetz wrote: maybe we can use this thread as a call to arms so to say and see if more members contribute their version of the logo. would be great having some kind of collection here.

Cool, I like that idea.

duck wrote: Being the lazy guy I am I just extruded a nurbs tube. Your curves are pretty darn nice though, props.

snap.png

Nice, thank you for sharing. :D
Hi recondas, that sounds good once I get some more displays in here, and thanks very much for the pointers. I can't actually find Multipipe though. I'm pretty sure I had a free supportfolio account from years and years ago, but I'll be damned if I can remember the login. :|
recondas wrote: now glamorously renamed by our open source friends as GLOMP . :D

Oh come on... :| :lol:

Well good to know that folks in the community still have it. Is this perhaps something that admin could add to the FTP under /Graphics or /Drivers? There doesn't seem to be a way to sign up for the new customer portal unless you are a current sgi customer.