Laserjet 2550 Series Toolbox (v2.9) Download

Lots of people having issues finding Toolbox software on HP’s website. Well, I too really needed it. Fortunately I found a hold of one, so I stripped it down to just the Toolbox/Drivers and I’m putting it on here to help everyone out. Files were removed/no ISO upload because I don’t want to pay for extra space! Download 2550 Series Toolbox 73.5 mb Note: Due to missing files, follow through...

June 24, 2011 | 50 Comments

Dell Unknown Device Driver – NTN0530

Fresh install of Win7 on a Dell Inspiron 2305 and all the drivers Dell linked me to did NOT resolve all unknown drivers. The missing one: Winbond IR Receiver (NTC5572D) Here you go. (12.1mb) Needed if you have a device in the device manager with Error Code: 28. Viewing the properties of it in the last tab and cycling through the dropdown you will find a string like this “ACPI\NTN0530\4&28EE259&0”...

MDT 2010 – Renaming Administrator Account (Including for Sysprepping)

If you are using Microsoft Deployment Tools you may be looking for a way to rename the administrator account, here I will show how to rename for a Standard Client Task Sequence and a Sysprep And Capture Task Sequence. Standard Client Task Sequence: Open up your task sequence and find  the Eject CD task. Create a custom task of type ‘Run Command Line’ and enter the below command: wmic useraccount...

3DSMAX – Sword of Darkness Tutorial (Part 8 – Conclusion)

Update (4/13/2011): Old tutorial but I did receive feedback long ago so I added to the FAQ  and added renders that were sent to me. FAQ: I’m having trouble with the spines when making the blade. It always comes out with strange results and/or missing pieces. Somewhere, there is an unfused edge. In each spot where vertices meet, be sure you are doing a drag select and fusing, recheck all...

April 14, 2011 | 4 Comments

3DSMAX – Sword of Darkness Tutorial (Part 7 – Pommel)

The pommel can certainly be the hardest piece of the whole model were putting together unless you go about it in the best way. I spent countless hours (and many retries) trying to model this piece, and I even cheated on it for the renders. This part of the tutorial took me the longest to create because I wanted to try to find a better way to make this part...

April 14, 2011 | No Comments

3DSMAX – Sword of Darkness Tutorial (Part 6 – Blade)

The blade should be a breeze as well, don’t let its look scare you as its quite simple. The first thing we are going to do is an outline of the upper portion of the blade. Starting at the ricasso, where the blade starts unsharpened. When drawing the outline, exclude the edges on the blade. Take a look at this example: Complete a side of it, and mirror to the...

April 13, 2011 | No Comments

3DSMAX – Sword of Darkness Tutorial (Part 5 – Quillon)

With the knowledge gained for those who never knew how to use surface tools (spline modeling) from the crossguard this should be a breeze. The quillon is the simpler section of the crossguard, with a depression as well. The first task to do is draw the outline of the shape of the depression, and make it so it can be surfaced. Then draw an outline around the shape which will...

April 13, 2011 | No Comments

3DSMAX – Sword of Darkness Tutorial (Part 4 – Crossguard)

This part can get somewhat tricky. Looking at the reference, we can assume that the crossguard is symmetrical in more than one axis. This means we have only a small section to model, but knowing how to do this can be somewhat odd for most beginners. The idea behind this piece is to model half of the crossguard from the reference, excluding the bottom half of THAT half. Afterwards we...

April 13, 2011 | No Comments

3DSMAX – Sword of Darkness Tutorial (Part 3 – Grip)

This part of the sword should be an easy start for anyone. Its nothing more than a curvy cylinder with other cylinders a couple places. Lets get started… Above is the image displaying simply what we want to do. The sword’s grip gets thicker in the middle and has grooves at each end (only one end in the above picture). It will look nice and smooth in the end. The...

April 13, 2011 | No Comments

3DSMAX – Sword of Darkness Tutorial (Part 2 – Layout)

Now that we have all the references to work with, we need something to guide us for our modeling. Using our nice big resolution picture of the sword, we’ll lay it down onto a plane to assist us in building an accurate model. Using the top view port, lay down a plane (Objects > Plane Object). We know the resolution of the picture were using, so lets change the size...

April 13, 2011 | No Comments