Saturday, June 26, 2010
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
It is a bit silly, but I could not help noticing two things when this imaged popped up while I looked up a word on Merrian-Webster:
- Why did it make me think of Sarah Palin (I do not particularry enjoy that thouight)
- Why is this lady holding a Wacom pen? Did nobody notice this graphic designer fetish?
Just an early morning thought. Or two. Back to work.
Woblogged by Earguy at 9:39 AM
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Judging by this blog it might seem that I have not been that busy, but I have been creating quite a few intermediate renders for my next Multi Dimensional Eye Virus animation. The process involves a lot of image textures rendered into image textures rendered into&hellip ad infinitum (well, not quite, though that would be great)
I just rendered the first tests for the next dimension. To the left you see a neat version, to the right a messy one. The final shot is probably going to be somewhere in between. And with more lights and some unexpected action.
Friday, June 18, 2010
In unrelated news: This morning one of our resident groundhogs was stupid enough to walk into our live animal trap
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Friday, June 11, 2010
A hopefully minor setback: The aforementioned Blue Screens started appearing more consistently and seemed to point at a failing hard drive. The occasional loud clicking sound was not encouraging. I had just about decided to go and buy a new drive, and install the entire system again: it is the system drive that seems to be dying, when my wife asked if it could be a loose cable. Well, theoretically, maybe. Opened up the machine, took the drives out, put them back in and booted up the machine. It finally finished the diskcheck (/repair) I had asked the system to perform, and has been rendering for four hours straight since (it had been crashing within two). So, fingers crossed!
Update: After chugging along nicely for the entire weekend, this Monday morning (June 14) it actually finished the two renders I need to move on, a total of 574 frames! I bought a new hard drive anyway, since I was thinking of re installing the system before the crashes started as the system was getting sluggish. Better to no re-install on a flaky HD, right?
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Tweaked the head a little and created eyes. Looked at this tutorial for reference, but I do not want the eyes to be so cartoony, so Bugs Life. Looked at quite a few more reference images. Question now arises: how realistic do I want this fella to be?
Monday, June 7, 2010
Because a Plug-in I'm using does not work on my 64 bit laptop, I changed a shader today without being able to actually render it. Looked pretty good at first when I could render it tonight on my desktop (running 32 bit XP) but I have the feeling something is off. Will figure that out tomorrow.
Gave my desktop a task to render. Went to check a few minutes later and was confronted with the blue screen of death. Maybe it did not like me pulling out the network cable. Oh well. Restarted it.
BSOD BS Update: And it crashed again. Not at frame 4, but at frame 49. Another nice Blue Screen starting Memory dump. Restarted it from frame 49. Still going strong at frame 63. I had rendered the same scene at draft quality before, with no problems. What the Fietspomp!