Pixar Typestry

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I still love using that "old" software Pixar Typestry 2.1.2b3 to do some whacky 3D typestuff. Some time ago i got myself a dual processor G4 running on Mac OS 9.1 and now i can't load any looks, textures, lights etc. anymore. It's not the system because the software is running just fine with OS 9.1 on my old PowerPC. Anyone know how to fix this problem? Pixar unfortunately does not offer any kind of support for Typestry anymore.

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duuuuh, it's sometimes the simple things that solve a complicated problem, i guess. i thought i did copy everything, but after your post, Rodi, i thought i should maybe do it again ... and now it works perfect again! thanks for ... whatever.

for all of you reading this thread, interested in pixar typestry, i'll post a mail i got from pixar's customer support:

> No, Pixar never did sell the rights to Typestry to anyone.
> It was simply discontined, and suppport stopped one year
> later.
>
> I will agree with you that it was a fabulous product, but
> Pixar restructured at that time, and moved out of PC and Mac
> products to concentrate on movies, and high end rendering
> software.
>
> We're glad that you enjoyed the product. Most reviews, and
> responses from customers was overwhelmingly positive.
>
>
> Thanks,
> Pixar Customer Support

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Did You install Typestry from disks? I think if you copied from your older computer, it may not include all the stuff (Real Technical, huh?) that it needs, like Pixar Stuff, in the System folder. I use Typestry on an Imac w/9.1. no problemol

Rodi

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Hi Simon,
It is interesting, however that you can go to:

www.valisgroup.com

they have the Looks CD, which contains about 2/3-3/4 of the original Pixar Looks CD and shaders. They also sell Mac RenderMan with Pixar Show Place. You Might want to check them out.

Merry Christmas,

Rodi

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I would like to purchase a copy of Pixar Typestry. Any thoughts on where it can be bought used.

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