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Max doesn't let me sleep
show user profile  cbflex
I think I have a serious addiction to 3ds Max. Whenever I start a project, I have trouble finding a spot to stop at, saving my work, and going to sleep at an appropriate hour. I find myself constantly saying, "Ok, I just gotta get this 1 thing done and that's it." and usually I either get it done and then do more, or I spend forever trying to get it done.
If I goto sleep on time, then I simply can't sleep because the problems in my rendering remain in my thoughts like a splinter, and I start thinking of new ways I could fix whatever was wrong with it.
Does anyone else experience this?
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2/3/2012 1:15:33 AM (last edit: 2/3/2012 1:15:33 AM)
show user profile  digital3ds
- Mike Sawicki

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2/3/2012 1:19:33 AM (last edit: 2/3/2012 1:19:33 AM)
show user profile  ccampbell
for 12 years now... love it!

$Entrepreneur = if((Designer + Engineer)*Programmer){Problem Solver};

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2/3/2012 1:23:02 AM (last edit: 2/3/2012 1:23:02 AM)
show user profile  Dave

That died about a year after employment. Don't get me wrong... I'm still psyched to be using Max every day, but I've learnt to not burn myself out on anything. Motivation to keep going is one thing, working efficiently so you can do other things (like sleep) is another.

"I flew over Egypt once"

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2/3/2012 1:55:48 AM (last edit: 2/3/2012 1:55:48 AM)
show user profile  donvella
I agree with Dave. Alcohol helps too :P

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2/3/2012 2:05:06 AM (last edit: 2/3/2012 2:05:06 AM)
show user profile  GirishDJoshi
I agree with Dave completely.

I have learned working overnight, extra shifts works only when you have a project of 1-2 days. Otherwise, following a good routine is very essential.

(6 30 AM, slept at 1 30 AM, surfing now on this pc, while the second pc loads 3ds max :P)

No seriously, get good sleep, get a life. Max will always be there.

3D ArchVis


Girish Joshi Photography

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2/3/2012 2:10:27 AM (last edit: 2/3/2012 2:10:27 AM)
show user profile  LionDebt
I've learnt what Dave and Girish have just said the hard way... I used to stay up until 8 or 9am just fiddling around with max... creating just absolutely anything, reading F1 docs, browsing youtube tuts etc... That was about a year ago now, and I completely burnt myself out, couldn't focus on anything other than 3dsmax (or a computer screen) for weeks.

In short, I've learnt to get by with less than 7 or 6 hours (sleep) every night, but if I don't get those between at least 2am and 8am... let's put it this way, you don't want to be waking up next to me!

Everything in moderation... if you really loved swimming, you wouldn't spend 18 hours straight under water, now would you...
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2/3/2012 2:29:12 AM (last edit: 2/3/2012 2:29:12 AM)
show user profile  killerbee2
best way to get rid of it is take a hammer and a rusty nail, before you goto sleep, hammer the nail in your foot, you'll think of something else then max.

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2/3/2012 3:46:42 PM (last edit: 2/3/2012 3:53:10 PM)
show user profile  Mr_Stabby
I used to stay up as long as there was something to do while i still had the cognitive functionality to do it, it led to some pretty odd day cycles since it was generally 24 hours up followed by 9 hours of sleep. After nearly of decade of that though it led to some pretty annoying health issues like constant headaches, blurred vision, declined immune function so i had a runny nose every day and epic rage if anyone were to disturb my sleep :p

I still think sleep is a waste of time but my body disagrees so whether you like it or not eventually you're going to have to adapt a more regular daily cycle and i think its better to do it voluntarily since it took me a whole bunch of sleeping pills to get it under control after such a long period of neglect. I got to say though there are benefits to having a routine bed time, i find myself much more persistent and clever then i was back then.

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2/3/2012 4:23:35 PM (last edit: 2/3/2012 4:23:35 PM)
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