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(10 replies, posted in VFX)

Wait. Teague... vfx... circle... The Circle... Teague... VFX FINKLE IS EINHORN!

(this doesn't make sense but kinda had that moment watching the Hacks vid)

*sad trombone*

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(22 replies, posted in VFX)

I only dick around in this world in my spare time so not super versed at living with software packages on daily basis. Proviso out of the way. If I were to gage (a la Saniss style) software in order of how much work I've lost through it's temperamentalness, then I'd have to put Maya at the top of the list. It's twice a year major update thing usually ends up bricking projects or flat out refusing to even open the program. Random crashes seem to be common place with that thing. It's why I end up doing dumb shit like involuntarily trying to Ctrl+S most everything whether you can or not. The amount of times a day I get asked if I want to save a webpage is becoming annoying - *sigh*. The love/hate relationship with it goes on. Mudbox would place second (most people I guess use zBrush nower days). It's hit and miss sometimes when trying to convert high poly count meshes to texture maps. AE would be in the middle and Photoshop at the bottom.

I had the non-commercial version of Nuke installed on my computer for about a year and never opened it once. Too scared to. It frightens me so. One day I'll open it...

Teague wrote:

And, yeah — I keep a copy of Photoshop 7 around, 'cuz nothing I do in Photoshop benefits from the newer builds.

I could totally live with CS3 (might be CS2 I'm thinking of) and be happy.

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(29 replies, posted in Creations)

It'll be barely visible once the set is fully dressed so the odd glimpse of it I'm okay with.

https://image.ibb.co/id8cfG/cgt_3.jpg

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(29 replies, posted in Creations)

I'm starting to think there should at least be a little traditional 2D animation in this somewhere so here it is... flames.

https://youtu.be/A2Ap8cVzQpM

It won't really be prominent in any shot so I'm happy with it.. for now. Also, it keeps the scene files lighter than running a simulation.

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(29 replies, posted in Creations)

A little update:

Since I'm taking my time over this, I've decided to suffer the extra work and ditched the flat look by adding a two tone colour and outlines. Sounds simple but actually a real pain.

Also a little look at a lightning flashes shader at the end of the video (unfinished).

https://youtu.be/RMLJuBuZlsU

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(29 replies, posted in Creations)

This is just an update.

My goal of a Halloween release has passed. Yes, I let it slide. I so wanted it to be done and a million excuses I can give here (I've been super unhappy with the sets I've built) but I'd rather not. I haven't lost a bit of love for this project. It will be done. I think I underestimated how much what my minds eye wanted and the effort and time frame I set myself to achieve it . As much as I could have hammered it out... I would have been ultimately unhappy with it.

So, this is just an update.

PS. I thank Writhyn for his stellar work. Watch this space... (not too closely =p)

God I hope one of us isn't right.

War of the Replicants will be a good one.

I'm looking forward to 'Rise of the Replicants' =p

"Her eyes were green!"

They had the sound cranked to 11 at the theatre I saw it in - damn dem synths were wonderful.

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(1,397 replies, posted in Off Topic)

This guy was asked the same question but had a different answer.

fireproof78 wrote:

"What instrument do you want to learn?" and they replied "All of them, at once............

.......using Marbles!"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IvUU8joBb1Q

The Wintergatan channel is worth giving a watch.

There's nothing quite like a thousand foot tall, and naked, advert when your weighing up life's options. That, at best, has got to be an inconvenience to your day somewhat. And here I thought adverts were obnoxious now. I wonder if there is an adblock palliative in this world...

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(622 replies, posted in Creations)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z01heFz … e=youtu.be

I have no idea of anything but my experience.

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(622 replies, posted in Creations)

Ran it. Immediatley closed before I even got a chance to look at it. And I was looking forward to posting my results too. tongue

(EDIT: Windows 10 if that helps...)

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(102 replies, posted in Off Topic)

I must have seen it at least once a year growing up.

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(33 replies, posted in Off Topic)

I would have switched shot glasses out of shot. tongue

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(102 replies, posted in Off Topic)

Not so much a reboot or a remake but a redo of the city establishing model shots in Logan's Run would be grand.

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(68 replies, posted in Off Topic)

Being a part time Trekker - I dug ST:D. Looking forward to see where they 'boldly go' with this.

And, as much as I miss the Klingons looking like seasoned metal-heads, I'm down with the new look.

'Navy in space'... I certainly felt seasick with all the dutch angles and messing with the 180 rule - the camera work was all, at least, interesting and at most, a bit distracting.

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(68 replies, posted in Off Topic)

'The Orville' episode 1: I almost liked it. I mean, it kept my attention to the end so...?! It turned out to be just a watered down version of both trek and family guy - never nailing the tone of either leaving me confused to what it was trying to be. In honesty, I would have liked it more if Seth McFarlane wasn't leading in it. He isn't a leading man. Don't get me wrong he has a fantastic character voice but a voice does not an actor make.

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(343 replies, posted in Off Topic)

This is rad!

How Not to Land an Orbital Rocket Booster
https://youtu.be/bvim4rsNHkQ

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(622 replies, posted in Creations)

Regan wrote:

Macro Keyboard MkII - this time with transport controls.

https://s1.postimg.org/5ahvcn1n3/Macro_Keyboard_mk_II_Front.jpg

https://s1.postimg.org/3o5g65t7z/Macro_Keyboard_mk_II_Side.jpg

WIP - Live looping MIDI controller - (just needs cased)

https://s2.postimg.org/l6110lfvt/Picture_204.jpg

https://s2.postimg.org/ymngtu43t/Picture_195.jpg

I/O plate

https://s2.postimg.org/t1oc6tm89/Picture_199.jpg

The Mk IV will never be this clean again

https://s26.postimg.org/d4da151hl/Picture_283.jpg

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(10 replies, posted in Off Topic)

There is few I can add to this... we all seem to watch the same stuff. Then again I clicked on a vid 10 years ago  - 'Car Horn vs Boat Horn' and the ilk still pop up in my recommended list. Regardless... here is my two cents.

Channel: OxfordUnion https://www.youtube.com/user/OxfordUnion
tl;dr: Basically an Oxbridge elitist AMA with fantastic guests and craic. Stanley Tucci being a highlight of late.

Channel: Cyriac https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9Ntx- … 1nQ5rTUP2g
tl;dr: A twisted After Effects animator. Fantastic art style helped by his crazy mind. Known for his fractals and bizarre.


Channel: Georg Rockall - Schmidt https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCG5h8y … zPnh0dG0SA
tl;dr: nothing beats a satirical brit's take on the world.

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(29 replies, posted in Creations)

This has been dormant for a while - I've not settled on what the ghost train should look like until today. render incoming...

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(622 replies, posted in Creations)

Macro Keyboard MkII - this time with transport controls.

https://s1.postimg.org/5ahvcn1n3/Macro_Keyboard_mk_II_Front.jpg

https://s1.postimg.org/3o5g65t7z/Macro_Keyboard_mk_II_Side.jpg

WIP - Live looping MIDI controller - (just needs cased)

https://s2.postimg.org/l6110lfvt/Picture_204.jpg

https://s2.postimg.org/ymngtu43t/Picture_195.jpg

I/O plate

https://s2.postimg.org/t1oc6tm89/Picture_199.jpg