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Overly Dark Render Problem in 3DS Max 2009

Posted on Nov 21, 2008 | Last Updated Sep 4, 2012

Fix to dark render problem in 3ds Max 2009 where render looks fine in preview render window but not the final output file.

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3d, 3ds max, 3d studio, 2009, render, dark, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

My Dark Side

Posted on Jun 4, 2003 | Last Updated Nov 19, 2011

Poems on personal selfishness, greed and other unsavory emotions.

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Smile on a Mask

Posted on Jun 5, 2004 | Last Updated Nov 5, 2011

Poem to say goodbye to a love fallen apart.

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smile mask poem, poetry

How can I help fund the Shawn Olson Creative Arts?

Posted on Jul 18, 2004 | Last Updated Nov 7, 2011

You can help fund Shawn Olson by spreading the word, adding links, or donating.

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donate money, donations, help, support, benefactor, fund

Shawn Olson maps featured on CS Nation

Posted on Jan 18, 2006 | Last Updated Nov 9, 2011

CS Nation, a leading Counter-Strike community, has featured information about some of my maps.

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counter-strike, news, feature

Selecting a Percentage of a Collection Randomly in MAXScript

Posted on Feb 3, 2016 | Last Updated Feb 5, 2016

Example MAXscript for collecting random subsets of an array based on a percentage.

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maxscript, random, percentage, selection

too far behind

Posted on May 27, 2003 | Last Updated Oct 31, 2011

Poem on staying focused on goals, keeping high standards and avoiding drift.

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goals, value, poem, poetry

All Days Pass

Posted on Jun 20, 2004 | Last Updated Nov 5, 2011

Poem on the futillity of life. It's not really what I believe naturally... but it's how I feel on certain days.

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human vanity, poem

Ambitions and Weekends

Posted on Jun 9, 2008 | Last Updated Nov 12, 2011

Essay on being self-aware and realizing that the human psyche has some hardwired contradictions and paradoxes.

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human, self-aware

Monster of Despair

Posted on May 5, 2003 | Last Updated Oct 31, 2011

A poem by Shawn Olson on keeping life in perspective in rough times.

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fighting, despair, personal loss, poem, poetry
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