January 18th, 2006

2016, fenris + phoenix

another late nite session with blender


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blender render, of course; little mirrored, chromish drops, a dupli-spun tree, dupliverted grass from a tutorial I read, and more concentrated fun with textures and alpha blending.

grass tutorial -- http://lib.hel.fi/~basse/blender/tutorials/grass/grass_tut.php




trying to get my chops ready for cussedness' 'The Blood Arcane'. I'm about a third of my way through the book and have three or four scenes to choose from, none of which look anything like this. But hey, every drop of practice. :) There's a "cloth" tutorial on my list, which uses 'proportional editing', which... I need to understand, sooner better than later. I'm sure there's better methods for things (and there's always softbody cloth, but...), but... well... yeah. one step at a time, even if the step is largely lateral.
2016, fenris + phoenix

Gen-chan denied

In your case, the committee members agreed that while the colouring technique was unique and interesting, it doesn't quite work with the Comic Genesis site design. We felt it looked rather lost on-site -- brighter, more solid colours seem to work better. Secondly, the Gen-chan only fills the upper half of the provided space; ideally, a Gen-chan should fill as much of the box as possible.


Back to the drawing board... eventually... :)

oops, I was going to link to the previous entry, but I'd hotlinked to the upload on their server, and I guess they deleted it when it was denied. So... too much effort to show you what they rejected, I guess. Maybe I'll up it to my 'misc' pics later. :)
2016, fenris + phoenix

It's random night! I'm going to take a shower.

What should I be splitting my time on?

writing DFN
1(7.7%)
the blood arcane cover
1(7.7%)
playing with blender
0(0.0%)
GUD
0(0.0%)
reworking Detritus
0(0.0%)
building a submissions tracker
0(0.0%)
submitting stories/poetry
0(0.0%)
cleaning my room
0(0.0%)
cleaning the house
0(0.0%)
figuring out who owes me for hosting
0(0.0%)
khodesigns redev
0(0.0%)
subtitled-japan tweaks
0(0.0%)
nighttrain redev
0(0.0%)
drawing a comic
0(0.0%)
drawing a http://www.crowncommission.com/stripfight/index.php comic :)
0(0.0%)

and...?

PAINTING!?
1(6.7%)
converting rockmage.com animals to SVG
0(0.0%)
answering outstanding emails (EEP!)
0(0.0%)
trying to learn some music software
0(0.0%)
er... speculative literature classifieds section (blush)
0(0.0%)
sketches I promised shuushin ages ago, that he probably doesn't need anymore?
0(0.0%)
reading issues of f&sf
0(0.0%)
reading issue of grasslimb
0(0.0%)
er, update lots of places on new address (and name) -- this is an old, old task, and deserves a lot more attention in daylight, now that I have ultra-flexible daylight
0(0.0%)
integrate 'alternate' user registration system with irc server -- for poemranker, imaginaries, ...
0(0.0%)
see about turning a simple invention into reality
0(0.0%)
fix my motorcycle (replace rear left taillight assembly)
3(20.0%)
other things that I really think I should put off until more of the above is done
0(0.0%)
something I forgot completely!
1(6.7%)

What did I forget?

What else?

You can't be serious!?

Okay, I give.

Yes
1(10.0%)
Yes
2(20.0%)
Yes
7(70.0%)