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Annoying 3D phraseology
show user profile  mike_renouf
So what winds you up? State your max terminology whines and whinges here.

1) people talking about "Edible Poly mode". Polygons are not edible. Even if they were, I doubt they would taste good.
2) "many vertices" is ok. "One verticy" is NOT good. It's "one vertex".


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3/15/2015 10:09:20 PM (last edit: 3/15/2015 10:09:20 PM)
show user profile  luxxeon
Yes, Vertex is singular of vertices. I hate hearing "vertexes". I'm guilty occasionally of referring to a singular vertex as a "vertice", but never use vertexES. That terminology drives me nuts.

The most common one I hear a lot, even by many pros, is the word "Bezier". The English pronunciation should be "Beh - Zee - Aye". Not "Beh - Zere".

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3/15/2015 10:32:22 PM (last edit: 3/15/2015 10:32:22 PM)
show user profile  herfst1
Fresnel. I always say it phonetically in my head and don't know what people are talking about when I hear them say it.
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3/15/2015 10:40:35 PM (last edit: 3/15/2015 10:40:35 PM)
show user profile  K-tonne
edible poly- that's just charming :)
next time they do it pinch their cheek and call them adorable

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3/15/2015 11:19:17 PM (last edit: 3/15/2015 11:19:17 PM)
show user profile  9krausec
Sometimes I say editable spleen. Then I realize I am an idiot. Haha. Apparently I also was under the misconception that coconuts grew on palm trees... guess what? They don't.

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3/15/2015 11:27:59 PM (last edit: 3/15/2015 11:27:59 PM)
show user profile  ScotlandDave
Yeah fresnel or 'frenel' as it is roughly pronounced.. Annoying that one..

Something that gets me is the kind of 'business talk' you get with clients, bosses, colleagues etc. You know this shortform way of speaking or emailing ( especially in emails ) - 'Client needs this asap' and 'client pushing for update' etc. Where they miss out all the connectives in a sentence. Words like 'a' and 'the' become an unnecessary encumbrance.. Damn that pisses me off. And when speaking in person, there's this managerial babbling way of talking that seems to be a universal thing, communicating in the most non-committal and often borderline meaningless stringing together of vague key phrases.. Well anyway, i know what i mean :)

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3/15/2015 11:48:49 PM (last edit: 3/15/2015 11:48:49 PM)
show user profile  Dave
"there's this managerial babbling way of talking that seems to be a universal thing, communicating in the most non-committal and often borderline meaningless stringing together of vague key phrases"

We say this about politicians, something like: "They can talk all day without saying a damn thing".

Had a similar interaction with my boss and a producer of a different company, neither of them could 100% commit to anything but both wanted to sound like the top-dog and so it went a lot like this:

Producer: "Here's some new work, let me know when you can begin"
Boss: "Great, we're always ready just let us know when"
Producer: "Fantastic, let me know"

I once watched an hour+ long video tutorial on rigging where the guy would pronounce hierarchy as "heresy"... it was killing me slowly.

"I flew over Egypt once"

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3/16/2015 1:01:09 AM (last edit: 3/16/2015 1:01:48 AM)
show user profile  jStins
Not a verbal thing, but I can't tell you how many times I've saved a 'bumo map' out of Photoshop.


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3/16/2015 1:31:19 AM (last edit: 3/16/2015 1:31:19 AM)
show user profile  FX
Not specifically Max but overused in the description of 3D terminology "thus" pisses me off, same as overuse of "absolutely" on tv, there's no need for either.

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3/16/2015 5:11:18 AM (last edit: 3/16/2015 5:11:18 AM)
show user profile  Garp
I'm tired of the grand adjectives everyone feels compelled to use. Everything is 'brilliant', 'fantastic', 'amazing', 'absolutely great', 'fabulous', 'terrific',... and always 'awesome'.
Can't an image or model or else be simply 'good'? It used to mean something.
When a piece turns out to be truly exceptional, how do you say so? There's no word for it anymore.
I call it the inflation of the praise currency.

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3/16/2015 6:13:43 AM (last edit: 3/16/2015 7:07:57 AM)
show user profile  jStins
Inflation of praise currency while words are continually devalued.

Awesome post Garp.


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3/16/2015 7:28:28 AM (last edit: 3/16/2015 7:28:28 AM)
show user profile  herfst1
"And whatnot..." <- gayest phrase in the world, makes me want to go punch anyone who says it in the face.

Not 3D terminology, I know, but yeah.
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3/16/2015 7:58:18 AM (last edit: 3/16/2015 7:58:18 AM)
show user profile  mike_renouf
Looks like I found an untapped seam of irritation!

There are a lot of radio interviews which piss me off these days, because the interviewee begins every sentence with "So...".

Interviewer: "What method did you use to solve blah blah blah?"

Interviewee: "So we pulled all the data together..."

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3/16/2015 8:38:00 AM (last edit: 3/16/2015 8:38:00 AM)
show user profile  herfst1
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3/16/2015 12:27:06 PM (last edit: 3/16/2015 12:27:06 PM)
show user profile  frostiebox
I hear edible poly around this office constantly and I work with dudes that have 15 years experience. LOLOLOL! My response is always "Mmmm, edible polys."

We have a cookie party every year, coming up around this time. This year I'm totally making edible poly sugar cookies. FTW!
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3/16/2015 10:59:32 PM (last edit: 3/16/2015 11:05:23 PM)
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