Nick Longanecker is a goat

Just wanted to leave this hear. My jaw drops every time I see work from Nick. Keep it up <3

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Can you elaborate?

Troll… just move along…

Not a troll. Nick is a popular designer in Glowforge-oriented social media groups. He also has several designs in the Glowforge Catalog and has made video content for the company.

https://www.instagram.com/isimplymake

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Nick is great but but you’ll find the real GOAT on Todd’s channel.

See, aren’t vague references infuriating?!

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Sorry, i was laughing so hard. I remember it meant something good, but my mental image of a goat pumping out complicated designs with a braid in the billy goat beard wearing little glasses at the tip of its nose had me rolling. When i calmed down a bit, i googled it. I really shouldn’t be here before coffee.

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So I asked midjourney to make “a goat using a laser cutting machine”… and man, that goat has skills:

I mean he seems kind of stuck on backlit panels, but if that’s what sells on Goetsy, then so be it.

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I always read these like this:

“… is a goat” = Bad. Calling someone an annoying farm animal or referring to a “scape-goat”

“… is the GOAT” = Great. Meaning the Greatest Of All Time (G.O.A.T).

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OK… now it makes sense!
I knew nothing about this Nick guy. Now I do!
Thanks!

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I think it’s triple funny for me because yesterday i was attempting to draw a goat. No backlit stuff though…if that’s what sells, i should consider it…maybe when my goat stops looking like a blob with a beard…:rofl::rofl:

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I’d never heard this at all until now…but, I do know who Nick is.

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While this is a really random post with no context, Nick is an awesome designer. I love the work he’s done with the new paper/plastic patternply material from Smokey Hills. I think I’ve got some of that stuff in my stash somewhere (unprinted), but I can’t for the life of me remember what it’s called.

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“PatternPly Flex”

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Thanks. I actually meant that I couldn’t remember what the base material is called. :slight_smile: I am pretty sure I have some of it from long before lasering became a home hobby.

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Really helpful guy* <3 love his work <3

Someone won an art contest with midjourney results. I skimmed, but didn’t read in detail.

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I read this article. Fascinating. I can see both sides. The ‘artist’ was very upfront about how he created his piece…and it was entered in the digital art category…so I’m not sure what the big deal is. Personally, I don’t think 'real 'artists have to worry about their work or the creativity being supplanted. It’s another art form.

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To me this looks kind of like the advent of digital photography.

There was a time when only Real Photographers shot photos for newspapers, and weddings, but then one day really high quality gear became affordable… and the internet was full of lessons… and suddenly there was a glut of photos that people were literally giving away. Sure, lots of the photos were crap, but lots were good enough. Heck, even I have had photos in magazines and newspapers and I am no great photographer! People like me give the pros fits and devalue their work. I can understand why they hate hobbyists.

I reckon something similar will happen again to illustrators thanks to this kind of software.

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There is a lot of ongoing discussion about how this might be a little more complicated than something becoming easier because of technology. Here is another recent article along that line:

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Good article.

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