I would love to learn Autodesk 3ds Max (my goal is to use it for 3d architectural and product visualization) and Adobe Premiere Pro (I need to study the technical aspects of editing and hopefully move on to other offline and online NLEs). I fear at this point in my life, it might be too late to embark on such career-changing endeavors, especially that the learning curves for both these programs are reputably steep. What is the easiest and best way to learn these programs, and can I do it on my own? [more inside]
They no longer sell Max Factor 2000 Calorie Mascara in the United States. There is no substitute. Where can I still buy this product? [more inside]
Is there a name for the genre that Max Martin's pop hits from the late 90s - early 00s fall into? (You've probably heard them, even if you haven't heard of him.) [more inside]
Where can I find the Max Bemis "I [Heart] Sports" shirt? [more inside]
What are the extra rails for on the PDX Max? [more inside]
Is there a Mac (PowerPC) optimized build of Firefox 3.0.9 available? [more inside]
We’re hoping to rent a camper van in Melbourne (approx April 13), drop it off in Brisbane a week later. Any advice? [more inside]
Where can I get cheap photocopies in San Francisco? [more inside]
Live instrument(s) plus Max/MSP or PD or other live-interactive audio setup. What are the richest, most musically interesting pieces you've heard in this genre? [more inside]
Mac Mess Filter: help me choose personal database software. [more inside]
I'm a little unclear on the concept - Does the lack of a fink binary distribution for 10.5 mean that every package has to be built from scratch?
What book writing software exists for Max OSX? [more inside]
I moved my monitor and Mac to another room and now everything is pixelated. [more inside]
3D-filter I need to know if there is some sort of web plugin that can show full 3dsMax creations on the web. Spin, Zoom and Tag, more info after the link... [more inside]
I have about 300 pictures that were sent to me as .max files. I have since learned the .max files are Paperport's proprietary file format. There is a Paperport Viewer available for download, but I am looking for something that can convert them to .jpg. The Paperport program would be ridiculously expensive to purchase for only these files. Any Mefite's know of software that can convert these files? I've considered just doing screen captures, but that's a lot of work one pic at a time. Ideas?
Strange behavior on Firefox / OSX. I think it might be a problem with cookies. [more inside]
Ever been screwed out of a rebate? Office Max/Brother owes me $50. Is this common? Any recourse? [more inside]
MusicFilter: I really like the track "Happy" by Max Sedgely, and "You can't go home again" by DJ Shadow but I don't really know this genre of music too well. What other artists/tracks can you recommend that are in this style? It's a sort of deep funk house type thing.