Shrew

Male
from Seattle

  • Activity

    • Slightly increasing my journal rate by 0.08%

      7 years ago

      Shrew

      Not even sure who still watches me.

      But! I am still doing things. In fact, I am streaming me doing things. Hopefully. Will try and be regular about it, we'll see how that goes. Linky

    • 7 years ago

      Shrew
    • 8 years ago

      Shrew
    • Sup

      8 years ago

      Shrew

      So I haven't written a journal entry in a year, but I feel like some blatant pandering is in order.

      I just submitted a tee design to Threadless, and I need votes to try and get it printed.

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      Click the image to be linked to the voting page, repost if you feel like being nice. All help is appreciated.


      So uh, yeah. That's about it. I'm gonna go work on some other drawings.

    • 8 years ago

      Shrew
    • Do you ever...

      9 years ago

      Shrew

      ...stop to think and not start again?

      ...

      I don't remember what this journal was going to be about.

    • Halo: Reach, 26 games in

      9 years ago

      Shrew

      "I know this game is awesome because I'm currently getting my ass handed to me and I'm still having fun."

      Oh, my good lord. Where do I start?


      To start off: the early access codes granted access to two playlists and two maps. Everything else won't go live till Monday. So it was a bunch of 4v4 Grab Bag and 8 player FFA on Sword Base and Powerhouse. No Arena, no Invasion, none of that. That said, it was fun as fuck.

      smiley9.gif Most importantly, Covie Slayer. First and foremost, you will learn to fucking love Covie Slayer. The elites this time around are nothing short of badass, and absolutely nothing in the world beats rolling across the 50-foot gap between you and your opponent in mere seconds, suddenly appearing in front of his face, and hammering the shit out of him. Which brings me to my next point.

      smiley9.gif The hammer. Dear, fucking, god, the hammer. Words can not describe. I am not a poet.

      smiley9.gif Also on my list of favorite new toys, the Plasma Launcher. Learn it, love it, live it, guys, cause that thing is fucking amazing. Just charge that baby up, lock on, and even if you don't stick your target, he'll still be fucked by the clusterfuck of grenades that ensue.

      smiley9.gif Headhunter is a fucking blast. I was fortunate enough to witness one Skullamanjaro (sadly not me), and it was nothing short of epic. The whole gametype is surprisingly fun, the one thing I wish they had done is combined Headhunter with SWAT. Because SWAT (and they have that, by the way), is fucking amazing. Doubly so in Reach (Sprint... + SWAT... + DMR... it's just amazing). That said, I think I will let this picture do the rest of the talking as far as Headhunter is concerned:

      SkullParty.jpg
      That's me dead in the middle of that pile of skulls. By the way.

      smiley9.gif The Jetpacks. They work. I can't describe how or why, but they do. Somehow, they are fun, balanced, and they fit into the gameplay. Major props to Bungie. If I think any of the power ups are too powerful, it would actually probably be Invisibility. Somehow all the Loadouts are balanced. I don't know how they did it, but it's awesome.


      All that said, the gameplay is completely different. Prepare to be knocked on your ass for your first few games, cause this game is something so completely different you simply won't be prepared for it. More than anything else, the degrading accuracy thing takes a whole new mindset to play around. I certainly don't mean this as a bad thing, but it simply doesn't play like Halo any more. But good god it's amazing. I highly recommend, and look forward to playing everyone come Monday. See you guys out there.

    • UPDATE

      9 years ago

      Shrew

      Downloading the Beta.

      At like a kilobyte a second.

      Fucking Live servers.

    • Halo: Reach

      9 years ago

      Shrew

      So, the Beta comes out next Monday.

      Anybody feel like marathoning some Halo 3 or ODST this weekend? I'll probably be on a fair amount tomorrow night and probably throughout the weekend, plus I'll be one Halo 2 PC a fair amount as well. If you didn't already know, my tag is LivingL3g3nd, find me and send me an invite, I'll be happy to play.


      Oh, and as for my Halo game, as of now, things look like this:

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      So far, so good. I'll keep you guys posted.

    • 9 years ago

      Shrew
  • Comments (1718)

    • HurriHam

      7 years ago

      Shaving is bad, beards are furry.. like kittys

      • Shrew

        7 years ago

        I have to shave for work, actually, otherwise yeah, I probably would let it go.

    • TheNamek

      7 years ago

      Hello!

    • Sean Tango

      8 years ago

      I love complex character animation personally but I find it impossible to do the level of detail I want by hand. I just don't want to pay $6000 for motion capture that marginally works.

    • Sean Tango

      8 years ago

      Hmm. I got a student license for Autodesk Entertainment Suite so I have Maya but have been mainly using Max. I'll try and learn it but I'll probably be using Max more. I'm just more used to it.

      Do you ever try applying Motion Capture to bipeds? I've used Brekel for my Kinect but it's way to and takes forever to correct in Motion Builder. I tried a trial for ipisoft but it's very slow. Currently I'm just hoping the Organic Motion will release a cheap version with their Kinect capture release. It actual captures full 3D models with a Kinect integrated with other cameras to create a 21 point biped as opposed to perceive death image. It's difficult to find cheap MC.

    • Sean Tango

      8 years ago

      Do you prefer to extract models or make them yourself? I personally feel that making them makes them end up looking better because you can keep the same feel while using better NURBS subdivisions to make it look smoother.

      Also, for character modeling, I use Max but I'm wondering if Maya is a better solution.

    • Alex_vanPutten

      8 years ago

      he probably knows.

    • Alex_vanPutten

      8 years ago

      I let him know about the 64-bit, so he'll be doing that ass soon as he can afford windows 7 (so effing expensive), but until then he said he's going to use Ubuntu.

      Thankfully he left it open to expansion, in terms of RAM. The whole point of this build was to see if he could build something good for not that much money. I'm sure he'll get more ram, as soon as he has the money.

    • Jalnor

      8 years ago

      Post this stuff somewhere so people can download the models to work on them.

      I can't guarantee how much I'll be able to do for you for the next couple months, I'm in the middle of a bike trip to California, so I have intermittent internet access at best, as well as the fact that I'm currently working on my own game, but I'd definitely like to help you out here and there.

      I would also be interested in doing more steady commission work, but I obviously need to be in a more stable situation before I can do that.


      Cool! I look forward to you being able to join in bigsmile.png As for posting the models... well, I'm only really working on the BC-305 and F-306 (Oh and Midway Station Mk2) - I'd sort of like to get those two built mostly myself. But with limited means to do that now, I might well be uploading them soon wink.png The others so far are either complete, not started or not mine lol.png

      In reply to theironpaw, #3:

      seems cool man, i might be able to do some team modeling for you, I'm afraid i cannot do animating, currently in a team of 15 animators working on a intensive 10 week project to submit for a movie festival.

      but i can help you with some parts like modeling etc but will have to be in my spare time tongue.png

      I have legit Copy of Autodesk suit 2010 and I am currently studying professional game development in Art "eg. 3d" at the Aie in canberra australia.

      give me a holla if you need me for anything.


      Sounds pretty cool bigsmile.png Are you good with characters, or would you prefer to do ships?

    • Alex_vanPutten

      8 years ago

      Check your email :D

    • Alex_vanPutten

      9 years ago

      Started working on the warthog, but since I'm having trouble finding any useful references (i.e. the in-game model, preferably from Halo 3), all I have so far is the tire.

      I modeled and UV'd it in about a day, and spent most of today working on it's textures (still WIP). Not too impressive a feat, given the simplicity of the model, but at least I've got something done.

      hogtire.png

    • Alex_vanPutten

      9 years ago

      What can you give me on the Warthog? I think I can take another crack at modeling that beast.

    • Alex_vanPutten

      9 years ago

      You still have room for one more on your game development team?

      I think that, it being summer an all, I might be able to model something for ya. You have anything in mind?

    • Alex_vanPutten

      9 years ago

      I have to babysit AND I have to write my junior research paper. I don't think imma have time to play it this week.

    • Alex_vanPutten

      9 years ago

      It should go public at midnight, but I've got school in the morning. Otherwise I would be up and playing that like a FIEND.

    • gundam114

      9 years ago

      Hey, you played awesome, it was my side which provided suckage, message me on here next time your online =D

    • gundam114

      9 years ago

      Hey, give me a shout on here if you hop on.

    • sithhead2

      9 years ago

      In reply to Shrew:

      Yes I did.

    • gundam114

      9 years ago

      Hey, add Mcdoogleh, would love to hit up an early game with ya =)

    • Alex_vanPutten

      9 years ago

      School gets out in about 5 or 6 weeks, so that's when I get more free time.

    • Alex_vanPutten

      9 years ago

      All my extra time that I get to work on 3D stuff is spent on this current animation, but I might be able to help anyways.

      What did you have in mind? Note that it won't be my first priority, and I won't be able to give you a deadline for when I could have it finished.

    • sithhead2

      9 years ago

      Check the RT newspage. I don't think there was an alert for it.

    • jackiebot FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold me irl

      9 years ago

      He mentioned torrenting a program.


      Torrents = BAAAAAAAAD

    • bunig

      9 years ago

      From what i've seen (even in zbrush), people still use 2 spheres for eyes.

    • bunig

      9 years ago

      Ill be going back to Tennessee.

    • NeoNK1

      9 years ago

      it is their weapon of choice. they like things that go boom!

    • sithhead2

      9 years ago

      In reply to Shrew:

      I had a dumb and like I'm sure most people are, thought the light side always pointed to the sun. More than half a second thinking about it reminded me that it's always one side pointing towards the earth, so the "dark side" is lit up just as much. : /

    • sithhead2

      9 years ago

      Sir, you need to check your messages.

    • MichyGeary FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Red vs. Blue Forum Moder

      9 years ago

      Ok. What if I have someone who knows how to do it?

    • MichyGeary FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Red vs. Blue Forum Moder

      9 years ago

      If you're trying to replace the motherboard on a laptop, don't bother.

      Why? smiley3.gif

    • MichyGeary FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Red vs. Blue Forum Moder

      9 years ago

      Thanks so much. smiley1.gif

      As I am a computer hardware dumbass, how do I figure out which sort of motherboard I'll need? Will all computers that are the same make (e.g. "Dell Inspiron 1520") require the same motherboard, or do they differ even among those?

    • Alex_vanPutten

      9 years ago

      No, it's multiplied by 3 every time.

    • Alex_vanPutten

      9 years ago

      So little time to work on it.

      I'm gonna take Ajem's suggestion, and do Mark V armor, but way more bad-ass.

      That will take concept drawings of my own, and a lot more imagination than I am aware I possess.

    • i_r_caboos

      9 years ago

      Doesn't count

    • iamsam9895

      9 years ago

      Why? You live like, right next to it smiley6.gif

    • Alex_vanPutten

      9 years ago

      I soon realized that the best course of action is to simply go pant-less. It is impossible to ruin what is not there.

      Of course, that was the theory...

    • iamsam9895

      9 years ago

      Coming to Seattle for Sakuracon, bringing my girl. You going?

    • Alex_vanPutten

      9 years ago

      I think M rated games are 18 and up. Not like it matters, anyways. Amazon.com never checks my age when I buy video games.

    • i_r_caboos

      9 years ago

      Yes. That is, indeed, Cybertron.

    • Hale

      9 years ago

      Good times indeed! Can't wait for the next PAX to roll around. Kinda bummed I can't make it to E-PAX, but oh well. Seattle shall forever be the place to be.

    • sithhead2

      9 years ago

      Go find that damned halo spot.

    • armeav8r

      9 years ago

      Hey there. Go fuck yourself AND the horse you rode in on. You're an idiot.
      You COMPLETELY missed the point of the image which isn't surprising. Foreign countries and the desire for Obama in office doesn't matter AT ALL. They have no votes and should have no influence at all. They've made themselves third rate countries and only dipshits like you, Obama and other assorted communists want to make the U.S. in their image.

      Please see a doctor about that rectal/cranial inversion thing you've got going on there.

      Don't bother coming by my profile EVER again. You're not welcome. Have a nice day asshole. smiley1.gif

      Post edited 1/12/10 7:23AM

    • sithhead2

      9 years ago

      You need a new avatar now.

    • Alex_vanPutten

      9 years ago

      It's that armor concept I was telling you about. I'm doin a digital, color version of it at home as well as a pencil shaded one for school, and that little bit is just a part of the reflection in the visor.

    • i_r_caboos

      9 years ago

      Yeah, I wouldn't rush, though. I'm probably going to wait until Halo Reach comes out so that I have more cutscenes to work with.

    • sithhead2

      9 years ago

      In reply to Shrew, #2:

      I saw that arm dude. It was nasty.

    • Alex_vanPutten

      9 years ago

      I have AVG anti-virus. I just couldn't find the install-disk, so I was without virus protection for a couple hours.

    • Silvac

      9 years ago

      Sweet :D

    • Alex_vanPutten

      9 years ago

      Holy balls, seriously? 80%? Fuck, I knew the price was just extraneous bullshit.

    • Alex_vanPutten

      9 years ago

      And yeah, that's the girl.

    • Alex_vanPutten

      9 years ago

      How much of a discount do you get?

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