Discussion in 'It's About the Art!' started by Stezza, Jan 6, 2016.
Herc . rendered in Carrara
Did this one for the latest Carrara Challenge over yonder..
Used Comic Life 3 for the comic look... obviously lol
Oh that's a winner if I ever saw one Stezza.
did another entry this arvo.. all modeled & textured in Carrara
the floppy disc started off as a cube then I booleaned it eight times then duplicated it! lol
Hmmmm, not sure I would've thought to create them that way. I like.
That last one sure brings back memories!
Shhh! People will figure out how old I am...
~whispers~ You and me both.
I even remember the bigger version that went before it and used to have a drive that work with my Atari.
Those really were floppy. Never needed to deal with those, but they were still around when I got started.
Yes, I had a slew of the 5.25" disks as well. I even had a box of disks that look similar to the 3.5" Stezza modeled, but were thicker, and IIRC, held quite a bit more data on them. I needed a separate plugin drive for them, as standard desktops back then only had internal 3.5" and 5.25" drives. Geeze, it's been too long since I had to deal with those. ~shakes head~
you speak of zip disks... available in 25mb, 50mb, 100mb, and near the end 250mb capacity - made by Iomega.
LOL... I found about 300 on a back shelf near my PC. Surprising, they still go for about $1 each on ebay and amazon.
YES!! The 250mb were the ones I had (or still have somewhere on a top shelf in a closet). I figured someone would remember those.
I have my MSOffice 10 x 3.5" discs somewhere...
had to add a few more models I did.. the 5.25" floppy and a cassette tape with the dreaded tape tangle
Removable storage. We haz it! Or, we used to.
We started out with SyQuest drives (44MB per cartridge at the start) but used Zip disks in the department once they were available. The Zip disks were pretty good, and the drives weren't bad. The Jaz drives which Iomega brought out later, and which were a bit higher capacity tended to go bad in a blink. And the drives had a tendency to turn and eat the disks. It was the older, SyQuest drives and disks that we used the longest. They were a bit more reliable, overall. Which wasn't to say the the disks didn't sometimes go bad on us. But the drives held up longer. Not so high a capacity though. Iomega buried them eventually.
The last ones on the ground that I recall were the ORB drives and disks. They were really quite good, made by the people who had been with SyQuest. But they were too late into the field and the market dried up before they ever got much of a toehold.
There were probably others as well. But by the middle '00s small USB hard drives were cheaper, higher-capacity and easier to haul around.
It really was USB which put the removable storage options out of use. I'm pretty sure the SyQuest, Zip and Jam drives were all SCSI devices (no longer sure about the ORBs, but SyQuest definitely) and you were really limited by how many SCSI devices you could run in the chain. USB was practically unlimited in that regard.
~ROFL~ I'm sure I still have my WordPerfect, and Lotus 123, for DOS somewhere.
I taught my bro in law how to use WordPerfect and I didn't even have it.... lol
those were the days ... eeeek! seems like only yesterday.
I "wish" it was only yesterday. Well, to clarify that, I wish I was 30 years younger, as I was back then. ~sigh~