Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Sunday, 27 January 2008 23:38:35 PHT

I hadn't expected painting textures would take so much time. Two days and this is the only thing I made. Still not used to it. Nevertheless, its good that I've made something close to average quality considering its been a long time (2+ years?) since I did CG.

In other news: ಠ_ಠ

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Monday, 21 January 2008 21:19:33 PHT

Not much work was done.

I spent the Saturday buying a new 400 GB hard drive (which has practically only 372.61 GB of space). It turned out to be a Western Digital Caviar SE.

The only problem was that the store had no stock of SATA data cables, so it took me quite a while scouring shops for one. I got one for PHP 30.00 (roughly USD 0.75).

Then I tested the new hard drive for defects, reorganized my files, made some DVD backups, and that was it. The weekend was over before I noticed.

Changed the inner shirt's color. I think this one suits him better. His color scheme should be monotonous and unextravagant.

I realized I made the mistake of giving tiny objects (the belt buckles) more UV texture space, which was practically useless since they're only a few pixels big compared to the other parts of the gunner 3d model.

Even the head's UV texture is using up too much space. The glove's texture is the one that needs more space, so maybe next time I'll readjust the UVs.

In other news, a man's family was involuntarily abducted by 14th century feudal Japanese assassins. He is currently seeking ways to finance a rescue operation.

Monday, January 14, 2008

Saturday, 12 January, 2008 21:55:27 PHT

So I heard over here that keeping a journal about the stuff that you do helps to force you focus on what you're doing. Well, I was getting lazy, and I thought to myself, instead of continuing to spend weekends just fapping to porn, this'll be what I'm doing.

I still have no Internet connection in my home computer, so updates will be slow. Weekly, probably.

The gunner model is the first task. I'm working on the textures right now. I figure buying a Wacom tablet would speed up the process (after learning how to use it), but I just don't want to spend right now.

After that:
  • fix wrist bone
  • model/texture weapons
  • idle and move animation
  • off to coding
  • ???
Not necessarily in that order.

I just found out that Blender actually does allow textured meshes to recieve lighting, and the feature was there, ever since the ancient 2.2x versions. The only problem is that the lamps should be in the same layer as the mesh object in question. Nevertheless, this thing should have been on by default.

In other news, King Leonidas of the Spartans announces his next preferred place of dining.

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