Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 1 2
Results 21 to 32 of 32

Thread: Help?

  1. #21
    Disabled DerekDRP's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    No Truss Passing :)
    Posts
    2,211
    Quote Originally Posted by Illah View Post
    Focus and excel.

    You don't need to be 'smart' or innately talented to do that.

    Basically never settle for mediocrity. I know this sounds like stupid NFL Sunday pep talk, but the most successful people are extremely driven and always push for more.

    In the past I've set what felt like lofty goals, but when I feel that the goal is in sight, I reset those goals to be even higher. In one sense I'm perpetually dissatisfied, but that drive to keep pushing on is what keeps me from stagnating.

    I feel like you're looking for divine intervention - like there's some hidden talent within you that you just don't know about, or that there's some particular field that you just haven't discovered yet that you will fall in love with.

    Step 1: What do you want? What would you like to achieve? It boils down to the emotional - do you want to be respected? Powerful? Influential?

    Pick one of those and start wandering toward that goal. Oftentimes when lost focus on the end, not how you get there, and almost by default you'll choose the path that you like best. Then viola - you have a satisfying career.

    Of course this backfires when the end-goal is 'money'. There are a lot of self-hating lawyers who listened to their parents and followed that path simply for the cash. Happy lawyers are those who love power and victory, not money. The money is a nice side effect.

    Likewise happy doctors are those that love respect and affecting lives. Again, money is a side effect.

    Set your goals to be more emotional, visceral ones and you'll figure out the rest.

    Hope that helps.

    --Illah
    Yeah your right Illah I guess my first goal would be to get good in 3d studio max I mean really good.

    Second goal "which I'm working on is to learn japanese"

  2. #22
    Member masakabassist's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Wales!!
    Posts
    812
    Quote Originally Posted by Illah View Post
    Set your goals to be more emotional, visceral ones and you'll figure out the rest.

    Hope that helps.

    --Illah
    I fall into the materialistic category i'ts not as if my parents have even pushed me to that, infact they've always pushed the opposite - the emotional side.

    Dual Booting Ubuntu and XP
    Asus M2N32 WS Pro :drool:
    AMD X2 4200 (OC'd 2856MHz @ 1.4V)
    2GB Corsair PC5300 RAM (4X512MB)
    XFX 8800GTS 320Mb
    FSP 500W Bluestorm II PSU
    160GB WD SATAII Hard Drive


    F@H masakabassist Heat: masakabassist

  3. #23
    Disabled DerekDRP's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    No Truss Passing :)
    Posts
    2,211
    Quote Originally Posted by Hardin View Post
    Man I can't believe anyone could hate snow. I don't think I've seen snow stick to the ground in a long time.
    It's true I hate it and I can't drive in it I've tried before and it scared the crap out of me. Lets see why I hate it?

    1. You can really do summer activities like photography if you can't or don't like the cold.

    2. I hate the cold, I run like a little school girl & dive in to a car or the house when I see some one with a snow ball in their hand.

    3. slip and fall all the time in the crap even when I have snow boots on.

    Do I need to go on?

  4. #24
    Folding for Team 32! Ben333's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    New Hampshire
    Posts
    2,584
    ^I think you are refering to ice lol

  5. #25
    Member Hardin's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    Sumter, South Carolina
    Posts
    3,336
    Then I recommend living down here or even Florida. It hasn't even dropped below freezing yet.
    cpu-Intel Core i7 3770k
    ram-G.Skill 2x4gb DDR3-1600
    gpu-Radeon HD 7950
    motherboard-Asus P8Z68-V LE

  6. #26
    Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Stamford, CT
    Posts
    1,617
    Quote Originally Posted by DerekDRP View Post
    It's true I hate it and I can't drive in it I've tried before and it scared the crap out of me. Lets see why I hate it?

    1. You can really do summer activities like photography if you can't or don't like the cold.

    2. I hate the cold, I run like a little school girl & dive in to a car or the house when I see some one with a snow ball in their hand.

    3. slip and fall all the time in the crap even when I have snow boots on.

    Do I need to go on?
    Since when is photography just a summer activity?

    Some of the best photos involve snow?

    Intel Core i7-2600K @ 4.5GHz
    EVGA GeForce GTX 460 Superclocked @ 860/2025
    ASUS P8Z68-V PRO
    G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB
    CM Hyper 212 EVO
    ASUS VH238H 23"
    Crucial M4 128GB SSD + 2TB storage
    CORSAIR 750TX

  7. #27
    Member drenader's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    Austin
    Posts
    343
    Quote Originally Posted by jack222 View Post
    Since when is photography just a summer activity?

    Some of the best photos involve snow?
    He doesnt like the snow so doesnt go outside. not much more to say
    "Death gotta be easy, 'cause life is hard It'll leave you physically, mentally, and emotionally scarred"
    -50 Cent

  8. #28
    Disabled DerekDRP's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    No Truss Passing :)
    Posts
    2,211
    Quote Originally Posted by jack222 View Post
    Since when is photography just a summer activity?

    Some of the best photos involve snow?
    Maybe so but I don't like snow period mate.

  9. #29
    Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Posts
    1,353
    Quote Originally Posted by DerekDRP View Post
    I do understand most of it mate, but we have no 3d schools here all we have in our city is one collage that has 2d classes and web classes the rest is mostly maritime classes, sports, music.
    theres a good technical college in TVC. ive seen the flyers.

    you dont have to do it full-on - but just part time?

    your graphics stuff is darned good!

    (just beware that going to art school will confuse and disorient an artist, when he had the right idea all along...)

  10. #30
    Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Posts
    1,353
    Quote Originally Posted by DerekDRP View Post
    It's true I hate it and I can't drive in it I've tried before and it scared the crap out of me. Lets see why I hate it?

    1. You can really do summer activities like photography if you can't or don't like the cold.

    2. I hate the cold, I run like a little school girl & dive in to a car or the house when I see some one with a snow ball in their hand.

    3. slip and fall all the time in the crap even when I have snow boots on.

    Do I need to go on?

    ive got some darned cool shots of icestorms - trees sagging, branches in the road, even shots of the beach near portage point in a blizzard.

    miserable work, but its not just a summer hobby.
    theres no one that says you cant go out and play with the camera when you get frustrated with the graphic design.

  11. #31
    Member da_spork's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    Rolla, Missouri
    Posts
    266
    I saw someone recommend taking a CAD class and I second that. Your models really weren't all that bad. Even a vocational school around town should have a CAD class you could take or at least somewhere near. If you like the whole 3d modeling thing, I'd look into it...
    MSI K8N Neo 4 Platinum SLI
    AMD 3800 Venice at a beastly 2.8 gigglehertz,
    255x11 with 5/6 mem divider, all at a lovely 1.475v
    2x1gb OCZ pc3200 3-3-3-8, pickin the ladies up at 230mhz
    and all getting juiced by a 500w Forton Blue Storm
    heat

  12. #32
    Member Illah's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Location
    San Francisco
    Posts
    2,565
    Or even just mess around with CAD and 3DS for 6 hours a day...that's free

    --Illah

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 1 2

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •