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What is the Shawn Olson Creative Arts Website?

Posted on Dec 19, 2002 | Last Updated Oct 30, 2011

Shawn Olson Creative Arts is a website created, owned and maintained by Shawn Olson. It features thousands of pages of writing, photography, art, videos and more.

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Copy and Paste Object Properties in 3ds Max

Posted on Nov 19, 2014 | Last Updated Nov 19, 2014

MAXScript for copying properties from one object to multiple other objects.

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maxscript, copy, paste, property

Sprite Tools

Posted on Feb 25, 2013 | Last Updated Mar 7, 2020

Sprite Tools is a free MAXScript for working with Sprites in 3ds Max. It can create sprite cards from animated textures or convert sprite sheets into animated textures.

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sprite, maxscript, 3ds max

Subjects in the Classroom and Life

Posted on Oct 19, 2002 | Last Updated Oct 26, 2011

A discussion on the utilitarian value of the subjects our schools teach. This editorial on education was one of the last pieces Shawn Olson printed as a Messenger writer.

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educational subjects, subject relevance in education

The Life of Clarence Himes

Posted on Oct 19, 2002 | Last Updated Oct 30, 2011

A biography of Clarence Himes by his grandson Shawn Olson.

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clarence himes, grandpa, biography

Using Object Layers

Posted on Aug 9, 2004 | Last Updated Nov 7, 2011

Tutorial on using object layers to add depth and creative possibilities to graphic projects.

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object layers, graphic design, tutorial, corel photopaint

But Words Will Never Hurt Me

Posted on Jan 6, 2018 | Last Updated Feb 2, 2018

Editorial on negativity and entitlement amongst online communities.

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entitlement, negativity, trolls

The Mask of Rogue 7 - Chapter 1

Posted on Dec 9, 2002 | Last Updated Oct 30, 2011

Part one of the Mask of Rogue 7 science fiction series by Shawn Olson.

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mask rogue 7, rogue seven, science fiction

Filter XML Data Based on Dates in ActionScript

Posted on Oct 12, 2009 | Last Updated Nov 12, 2011

You can filter your XML data based on dates in ActionScript to limit results in a component's data provider to one that is relevant to the given task.

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flex, flash,xml, dates, e4x, as3, actionscript

April 2007 Print Newsletter

Posted on Apr 23, 2007 | Last Updated Nov 11, 2011

The April 2007 Newsletter includes two articles by Shawn Olson and one essay by John Dalmas. Also some cartoons.

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