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bio website area.autodesk.com/blogs/jean
location Montréal
age 40
visits member for 2 years, 10 months
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.


Oct
17
comment What is oodammo?
instructables.com/answers/What-is-an-Oddammo-pistol
Feb
22
comment What is the male:female ratio of gendered minifigures?
There's worse than lady, there's C3P0
Feb
6
comment Technic axle corrosion? What happened here?
What is amusing is that this was written by you :).
Feb
6
comment Technic axle corrosion? What happened here?
Ah, yes I remember reading another recipe is used for flexible pieces such as axles.
Jan
25
comment How can I make micro-scale water?
oops. I somehow skipped "microscale". I'd use the same techniques regardless.
Jan
19
comment Do old LEGO bricks contain lead?
Ouch, "Protegez-vous" is a Quebec (Canada) magazine - their headquarter country.
Jan
14
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.
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
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.
Nov
7
comment How much heat can LEGO bricks withstand?
ABS melting at 105C/220F is most likely the reason why LEGO discourage the dishwasher for cleaning bricks.
Nov
2
comment What are some 3rd party mini-figure gun makers that distribute in Canada?
If you're that picky, you can certainly afford the custom fees. ;p
Oct
31
comment How much weight can a handle of Technic pegs and beams support?
A nice display of structural strenght is seen on the Millenium Falcon lego set 10179-1 : brickset.com/detail/?Set=10179-1
Oct
30
comment How are the LEGO instruction manuals made?
a) I've removed the information I do not have at hand b) I moved the rendering information to it`s own question c) I made the answer wiki. I hope it`ll help encourage contribution.
Oct
29
comment What is the basis of purism in LEGO building?
I was joking - maybe I should put smileys :)
Oct
29
comment What is the basis of purism in LEGO building?
I'd like to point out modifying minifigures using self-made props is ok to most. There are even shops that specialize in custom minifigures.