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Jay Versluis on
What does “Delivery Status not updated” mean with USPS tracking

Friday, 13th July 2018

Hi Bob, that is a long time to wait for your package indeed. I'm no expert, but in all likelihood, packages are never really lost during transport. They may be delayed and spend a bit of time in a van or a warehouse, but ultimately they're either delivered to you, or returned back to the sender. All I can suggest is that you wait and keep an eye on the tracking information. I remember back in the UK there was a procedure to escalate things with the post office, if you have reason to believe that your package has been lost. Perhaps there's a similar procedure with the US Post Office too? Good luck, and I hope your package will reach you soon!

Zohaib Akram (CaptainZakram) on
My new HP Z600 Workstation

Wednesday, 11th July 2018

Hi xor, I’m still kind of confused as to what you did to bridge the 8 pin and 6 pin on your gpu. I’m planning on getting a EVGA GTX 970 SCC which has a 8 pin and a 6 pin connector so how could I make them work so I don’t have to replace the stock PSU which only has one 6 pin. Any help would be appreciated.

Bob Ge on
What does “Delivery Status not updated” mean with USPS tracking

Wednesday, 11th July 2018

It is what happening to me now. The status of my package was “out for delivery” in the morning of last Thursday (07/05/18), but it has been not changed since then. An alert “awaiting delivery scan” was showed online on 07/06/18, thus I immediately reported to the USPS website. But they only told me to wait for some time. After that, I went to the local post office, but the clerk did not find my package till now (07/11/18). A week has passed, I feel extremely angry for what happened. Do you konw are there any possibility that my package will come back to me in the future week? Thank you.

kevbailey111 on
How to export 4k video with Premiere Pro CS 5.5

Wednesday, 27th June 2018

Great article which has helped me out enormously. Got my old Premiere 5.5 editing and outputting 4K. Just one minor revision needed. The bullet points for altering frame size need amending as the order in which you do them is wrong. You have to do it in this order or the dreaded "Invalid framesize/framerate for this Level. Please lower the Frame Dimensions, Frame Rate or increase the Profile and Level and try again." keeps popping up. • ignore the TV Standard (it’s a trick question), pick PAL or NTSC – it doesn’t matter • set the Pixel Aspect Ratio to Square Pixels • set the Profile to High • set the Level to 5.1 • set the Frame Width to 3840 • set the Frame Height to 2160 • change the frame rate to match your footage (unless you’re doing some conversion magic)

xor on
My new HP Z600 Workstation

Friday, 22nd June 2018

Hi again, Ok, my z600 is up and running- like a charm. I didn't use the adapter though, as the gauge on the one I've got looked suspectedly thin. But I found this blog: http://nerdralph.blogspot.com/2016/03/hacking-gpu-pcie-power-connections.html So I just bridged the last 2 pins of the graphic card so it thinks it has a 8 pin in it, and it works like a charm directly with the 6 pin output of the PSU. The performance of the system is pretty amazing!

Allan Innes on
How to hide lights in DAZ Studio with NVIDIA Iray

Monday, 18th June 2018

Thank you, Jay...you are quite awesome...because of your plain and clear tutorials I am thriving in Daz...but only because of your tutorials in truth... I believe I know what I'm seeing...and what is actually the problem in my case... I am using a very good plugin called "Throttlerender"...it is incredibly useful...with one exception... Even though the render emitter is turned to OFF, the actual WIRE FRAME of the lights and cameras remain in the render...it is a throttle render problem...they disappear in the actual Daz render option... So, it's my fault...and something that I hope ThrottleRender will correct... Thank you, Jay...and please remain a Super Survivor for all of us... Allan...

Tom Wagner on
How to copy and paste materials in Blender

Sunday, 17th June 2018

Perfect explanation, easy to follow. Good job! Thank you.

Jay Versluis on
How to hide lights in DAZ Studio with NVIDIA Iray

Saturday, 16th June 2018

I'm not sure which wireframe you mean - can you link to a screengrab or a render?

Jay Versluis on
How to create DAZ Character Morphs with Blender

Saturday, 16th June 2018

Thanks Allan :-)

xor on
My new HP Z600 Workstation

Saturday, 16th June 2018

Hey Jay, thank you for the quick reply. I forgot to mention that this particular graphic card needs only one 8 pin PCI-e, instead of 2x6 the original NVidia 970 has. I already have an adapter 6 pin to 2x 6+2 pin ( of course I will use only one of the two), precisely this one: https://www.ebay.de/itm/PCI-E-6-pin-to-2x-6-2Pin-6-Pin-8-Pin-Power-Splitter-Kabel-PCIe-PCI-18AWG-Draht/401517323955?hash=item5d7c4c26b3:g:4MMAAOSwH1VaxDsO For the external PSU, I plan to use the one I have in my other computer, which is a Corsair HX 850W. I'm not very concerned about how is going to look like, actually I bought the system for rendering (Softimage,Maya) and Zbrush sculpting. I'm just waiting for the card, hopefully Monday I'll have a working system one way or another :).

Jay Versluis on
My new HP Z600 Workstation

Saturday, 16th June 2018

Hi xor, congratulations on your purchase! Amazing specs indeed. The Z600 is a fascinating machine, I'm sure you're going to love it. I can certainly understand your dilemma - here's what I'm thinking. I'd probably try the GPU with the internal power supply first. It should be capable of delivering 650W, which should be able to deliver the 225W for your GPU and leave enough oompf for a couple of hard disks and a USB gadget or two. Don't worry about the molex connection, it's wired directly into the PSU and has no knowledge of much or how little power it's supposed to draw. Even if you put a 650W drain directly on it, it will deliver (hopefully you'll never have to do that). Which leaves the adaptor. If you can get a 6pin to 8pin, go for it. That's the easiest solution. Soldering things is always an adventure, I was surprised that it worked out in my case (I don't do this very often). As far as I know, it doesn't matter if you draw all the power from a single 6 or 8 pin, or if you use a splitter for that, at least not in regards to the power draw. Some GPUs expect power on both connectors, even if only a single source is used (which is a ridiculous design - but I guess it leaves options in case the user would need to split the power draw across two PSUs). On the off-chance that your PSU should blow, you can get a new one for $80. I guess an external PSU would be a last-restort option, but it'll be an ugly hack, and it might be noisy, so I'd go for the elegant internal option first. Good luck, and let me know how you get on!

xor on
My new HP Z600 Workstation

Saturday, 16th June 2018

Hi there, I know it is an old topic, but maybe you could help me still with a piece of advice. I just bought one z600 myself- it has 2x6 cores 5650, 32 GB Ram and I want to fit an Asus Turbo White 970 Gtx in it. I chose that graphic card because it blows the heat out through the back and directly out of the case. Now, the problem is obviously the power, the card specs state a hefty 225W power drain ( it also needs a 8 pin PCI-e). I am a bit afraid to adapt that molex to 6 pin thing like you did and to use a converter 2x6 to 8 pin, as I read Molex don't provide enough power (way under the 75W needed) and that it could melt and fry. The second idea would be to use a single 6pin to 8 pin adapter, as I also read that the 6 pin can provide much more then the 75W specified. But twice as much? There is a video on Youtube with a guy mounting a Gtx 960 using a 6 pin to 2x6pin adapter, but that card consumes way less than the mentioned Asus 970 Gtx... I would be very thankful for your thoughts on this. P.s. I am not even sure the PSU can deliver the load, in which case the plan B would be to use a second PSU just to power up the graphic card with.

Allan Innes on
How to create DAZ Character Morphs with Blender

Friday, 8th June 2018

Thanks for this great tutorial, Jay... I am very happy that you are now a "SUPER SURVIVOR"...!!!

AllanInnes on
How to hide lights in DAZ Studio with NVIDIA Iray

Thursday, 7th June 2018

But I CANNOT get rid of the white wire frame in the render, Jay...I am struggling...

Mark Hanson on
About My Name

Sunday, 20th May 2018

My grandmother was Ida Versluis and born about 1896. She was one of 11 kids. From Walker and Grand Rapids, Michigan

manu on
How to create a pillow in Marvelous Designer

Saturday, 28th April 2018

didnt work, l dont know why the programm keeps using gravity and the pillow becomes a flat cloth no matter what

qwerty on
How to turn a 3D object into conforming clothing in DAZ Studio

Wednesday, 25th April 2018

Had the same problem and think I found a solution. Before you do the transfer, export the object first as a .obj file to "DAZ Studio (1 unit = 1cm)". Then import it again, now it worked for me...

bode cabrito on
How to enable Hardware Acceleration in DAZ Studio

Sunday, 15th April 2018

thank you very much man

Will Young on
Grouping and Parenting in Blender

Tuesday, 13th March 2018

"If you’ve made a mistake in the selection order, hit A to de-select everything and start again." You don't have to deselect everything; you can just hold shift to deselect anything that shouldn't be a child. To select a new active object to be the parent, just hold shift and right click on it.

Will Young on
Grouping and Parenting in Blender

Tuesday, 13th March 2018

"Note that if you miss this opportunity, there doesn’t seem a way to do this later: I haven’t managed to find a way to even display groups in the current scene." To view and rename your group after creation, go to Outliner and choose Groups from the drop down filter that by default says All Scenes. Your groups will show up there and you can rename by double clicking on them.

Jay Versluis on
How to render the current viewport in Blender

Monday, 5th March 2018

I hear you, Jeff! I'm using many of the "hobbyist" 3D apps and none of them work like Blender - especially when it comes to setting up the camera. Great to hear this little post has helped you!

Jeff Fennel on
How to render the current viewport in Blender

Sunday, 4th March 2018

Wow...thanks for this! I've been struggling with this for days. I'm a Max guy and it has been quite frustrating.

EsportsAdvance on
Hotel Dusk: Room 215

Thursday, 1st March 2018

I have great memories playing this game. Great too see I'm not the only one who enjoyed it. Cheers!

Saurabh Makkar on
How to clear temporary files in Adobe Premiere Pro

Wednesday, 21st February 2018

Aah.. 25+ gb freed!! Thanks for sharing this tip :)

Robyn on
12 Procreate Brushes: Stitches and Sequins

Sunday, 18th February 2018

Use chrome instead of safari

Jay Versluis on
12 Procreate Brushes: Stitches and Sequins

Saturday, 17th February 2018

Thanks, Crispo - that's great to hear. Hey I'm curious, are you on Procreate 4? And do the downloads work on this site? I can't afford a new iPad right now and I'm stuck with Procreate 3. Downloads are working fine there, but I keep getting the odd report from users who seem to have a problem on the latest version of iPads and Procreate. All the best!

Jay Versluis on
How to use Bump Maps in Blender (Cycles)

Saturday, 17th February 2018

Hi Michael, that's not easy to diagnose indeed without seeing the particulars of your shader. I'd probably put a plain colour into the diffuse channel for now and see how the bump effect looks. If it's absolutely smooth, check that the bump strength is set to something adequately high. Play with the height and distance values and see what happens. Good luck!

Michael on
How to use Bump Maps in Blender (Cycles)

Saturday, 17th February 2018

For me, the bumpmap doesn't render... It's on the material but once I render I only see the material's color on my object, not the Bumpmap texture :( What could be wrong?

supercrispo on
12 Procreate Brushes: Stitches and Sequins

Wednesday, 14th February 2018

Wow! Such a nice gift!!! Very useful brushes, already love them all! Thanks a lot :)

Jay Versluis on
12 Procreate Brushes: Stitches and Sequins

Tuesday, 13th February 2018

It works great with Procreate 3 as described, but since I don't have an iPad that can cope with iOS 11 or higher, I have no way of testing it with the latest version of Procreate. You can always scour the Procreate forums and see how you can transfer Procreate 3 brushes to the latest version, or how to load brushes from the web into the latest version of Procreate. If anything needs to be done at my end, please let me know and I'll do it. Good luck!