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bio website area.autodesk.com/blogs/jean
location Montréal
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seen Mar 12 '13 at 14:43

I am a C++ software developer turned product manager. My job at Autodesk is to ensure you want to buy our next version of 3ds Max. I like cooking and throw clay as a hobby (yes pottery).

Lego bricks were my favorite toys as a kid. I provided my children with my old collection and I am enjoying rediscovering the vintage models and walking on loose bricks during the night.


Jan
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awarded  Nice Question
Jan
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awarded  Nice Question
Jan
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comment How can I create synthetic imagery (rendering) of LEGO models?
I believe LEGO does their boxes and manuals using Maya. I wanted to write about that but couldn`t find any publicly available information. Someone, somewhere has all the bits it takes :)
Jan
13
comment How can I create synthetic imagery (rendering) of LEGO models?
with the peeron measured colors and the "Arch and design" materials, you can get photorealistic plastics that are perfectly matching reality. with a calibrated background, you could get a an image that no one could tell it`s 3D. (I am assuming you have all the lego parts properly modeled, with the studs and lego embossing)
Jan
13
comment How can I create synthetic imagery (rendering) of LEGO models?
you're supposed to model the missing parts yourself :) That make it a workflow that isn`t meant for all.
Jan
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answered How do you store your built models for long-term display?
Jan
6
revised Is there a logic to the way The LEGO Group fills the plastic bags?
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Jan
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answered Rebuilding the Millennium Falcon 7965 with unsorted bricks?
Dec
13
comment How can I store LEGO bricks as long as possible?
Have you tried carbonite? It does wonder at protecting space smugglers from harm.
Nov
30
comment How to make a 1 ldu offset?
wow a bounty! thanks!
Nov
28
comment How to make a 1 ldu offset?
Well, I was impressed I could came up with the principle. I'm away on a business trip however and couldn't really afford to browse the bricks for a solution. I'm sure I would have dismissed the puny fence. By the way, for your crash, get yourself a standalone solid state hard drive and use syncback to backup your stuff.
Nov
28
comment How to make a 1 ldu offset?
That was a hard question :)
Nov
28
answered How to make a 1 ldu offset?
Nov
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awarded  Enthusiast
Nov
22
awarded  Nice Question
Nov
21
accepted What are LDUs and how do they relate to LEGO bricks?
Nov
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revised What are LDUs and how do they relate to LEGO bricks?
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Nov
21
accepted How are the LEGO instruction manuals made?
Nov
21
asked What are LDUs and how do they relate to LEGO bricks?
Nov
17
comment Does longterm storage in a connected state harm the studs/tubes?
the wheel breaks when removed from the tire. It is especially true when removing them from the smaller tire. Keeping them assembled is the only way to not break these. Do you feel it is useful on a longevity question enough or do you want me to delete this. I do not mind.