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Oct. 28th, 2009 | 10:03 pm
location: bed
mood: flu-ey flu-ey
music: buzz
posted by: virginymph in neko_dot

So no pictures this update because I have to do this school thing ya know, however~ I haven't been in a few weeks because I've been sick, so now I will mention my brand spankin' new kickin' 1 tb external hard drive.

I'm working to build it up and have the beginning of a brand new song that I may ironically sell to a rock band or something. it needs chirp to it. Shame I can't come up with a good melody.

Oh well, c'est la vie, or whatever the saying is.

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Aug. 21st, 2009 | 10:52 am
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I need neeed neeeeeeeeed a render farm. I need to render in layers too. Here is my hair project.



notice something wrong with the shadows? well, I see it too. I'm going to use different lights for different objects, maybe light linking is what I need to learn how to do.

brighter, and the two curls are gone. I'm assuming I'd have to tone down the lights for the hair

The light here is at a higher angle. See how horrible those shadows are, bah!

Next: the raytrace render.


Sure, it's realistic, but it took over an hour and a half to render, and that's just too long. As I said, different lights for different elements seems to be the way to go. The body shadowing itself is a lot better in this render , the neck obviously needs to be much longer, I think I'll be working on that next.


Still, It's a lot better than some CG hair I've seen. Not to mention that the eyes actually match the hair *DANCEDANCE*

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Aug. 10th, 2009 | 11:37 am
mood: artistic
posted by: virginymph in neko_dot

I'm finally almost done with the character, I just need to edit the torso some. the feet and hands a modeled so he's got all his little fingers and all his little toes. Luckily I'm taking a bodybuilding class in a week perhaps so hopefully I get to see some really /fit/ guys. Right now the uke doesn't even have nipples and his chest is a bit too muscular, but I'm sure I can tone that down when I'm done. His hair is a brownish red color. I've decided to go with my original look for him, with untamed longish hair. I may also do the I love lucy color with his hair, who knows. I'm having serious problems with it. I may need to ask for help with the entire project, now that I think about it. There's just so many characters, not to mention I'm not the best @ portraying semes.

Oh well, now here's my uke's final face results.




I'm thinking I may have to make the ears longer so that they are able to be seen over the hair, or I could just make the hair a little flatter. I could also make it big in the back small in the front, but where's the fun in that? Oh, and I've modelled a mansion and a classroom, but I haven't uploaded either of those to photoshop yet. BTW, my rents got a kick butt computer with 8 gigs of ram and a 700 gig hard drive. Sadly, they only got a 32 bit version of vista, so I still can't use all of my ram to render.

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Mar. 8th, 2009 | 09:32 pm
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ah, I don't even know if this is an important step. The point is I'm happier with my model and am no longer stuck. While everything needs some intense photoshopping, I'm so very very close to being able to go to the next step once I have all the details in.


... as it turns out I skipped a step in the showing of my modeling. See, b/c much has changed, with the eyes and ears. This is the last decently symetrical full face picture I've taken of Dot.



I've heard he's a charming fellow. But here's the eye that I'm working on.
It's changed a lot even since I started modeling it, but that's fine with me XD and you too non-existent person. Falala. Well, I'm passed tired, so bubuy for now.

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Jan. 28th, 2009 | 10:53 pm
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Well, I've made the render images bigger. The quality would be a lot better. I also have a black version and a white version that I'll use for the actual uke. The racial issues are complicated, but basically I am black, regardless of the icon. I wasn't good at phototshop when I took the image for my sight. There's the whole nymph/fairy theme going on with my name and all. Point is, I needed a background babe, so I made a black one with a nice golden ambient color.



You notice the nose and lips are way too small? Well I think I'm going to make another version of this with all my flags on it. Jamaica/Barbados on the sides, and America and Israel in the eyes to fill up the holes. An MII (m2) somewhere too.

There will be black characters. I'll have a crazy character who will be my mary sue which are usually bad, but in writing more so than cg. I'm only writing down a part of my personality. The ecchi/eccentric part (though not really eccentric since my friend Enrique called eccentric basically rich person + cocaine and I am neither)


Now here is the real uke full force





Yeah, same dude. Are you seeing a certain trend in my style though. He's starting to look like a man with bow-shaped lips

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chibichibiwowow

Jan. 23rd, 2009 | 06:37 pm
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Well, I've finally gotten a bit farther. Made a chibi and toonified it. :.> don't know what to say except yay. It's a general chibi that I'm going to use for everyone, only making it larger or smaller depending on the character. Like everything here it looks strange, but that's fine.


I hope it's cute. It's cute, isn't it. Don't tell me this isn't cute. O.o Yes, I'm talking to my type free masses... well, chibi enough for you?

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Jan. 12th, 2009 | 11:00 pm
mood: accomplished
posted by: virginymph in neko_dot

^.^ I actually have a semi-handsome seme. I would glomp him if it wouldn't get my screen dirty. I haven't been attracted to any fictional cg characters yet, but this one I would have to say is actually handsome(the neko, while it has a pretty face has CREEPY ears which won't look good until he stops being bald and hairless) By the way, this isn't a very intimate one regardless of how it seems so. He is decent, and I adore that... he's all Dot's. I don't like my own figments like that and all mary sues should die.

So yeah, I was all like "just give me a miiiike" and my mom was like "yeah, we should have one on the bookshelf." My voice over problems are solved. Should find him a name.... I'm pretty sure his last name is Lovelace, I'm just not sure for a first name. I'm leaning towards something Japanese with two or three sylables. Rafu maybe. I just need something that won't clash with my texan/barbadian/jamaican accent thing I've got going on. I can pronounce Rafu with either a y or an african sounding pronounciation. Maybe Trinh which is famously vietnamese. Sadly, it means pure. That may be made up, but I like it. It's the name of a japanese composer who is sufficiently tolerated if not loved a little, by the government. Like all the seventies anti-war band that the old republicans like to listen to.

Here's my two versions. The only difference is the the shininess. :D






Yeah, he's bald. And yeah, his head is flat and odd looking. Still, tres mignon though. :D Look at those lips baby, earlier they were so so, and at some point horrifying. Now that they've improved the top half of the head looks bad. It's like I'm improving exponentially so once i finish the top half, I need to work on the bottom half, then back to the top, then back to the bottom... bleh.

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a random guy who looks kind of cool and the seme maybe

Jan. 12th, 2009 | 01:12 am
mood: tired tired
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I've attempted editing the seme some more, it is needed. He's got ears at least now, I've also started on the torso, but It's pointless to depict it in this post at the stage it's at.

I'm not sure to go with a thin-lipped seme:


or a medium lipped seme



I also ended up making a large lipped seme who I may use if I need a mob boss or a character like that.



I may just go for something between 2 and 3 for my final character. I hate the medium lipped seme's chin, but it's easierto remodel the chin than the entire face. I need to do something with the cheek to create some of the contrast you see on the third one. Right now I'm hoping that I can just make his cheeks hollow out more when he talks.

The face of the most final version actually looks a little different than the one in the middle. I changed the eyes, the nose and the chin cleft. I don't know how I'm getting dimples.

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-. - improvement

Jan. 5th, 2009 | 03:54 am
posted by: virginymph in neko_dot

:O) Okay, so I've improved my cg seme by sooo much. I was so ashamed by my first version of him that I actually gave up for a few months. I've improved though. It actually looks human and under the age of 45 now (i know, kya!!!) I wasn't aware of how bad I was at cg until I looked back on this. You wouldn't know what I meant unless I show you though. So here it is.

beforew


AFTER



So yeah, I'm aware that the first one is a lot shinier than the second one. Shiniest is always best when possible in the world of cg, but the detailing is less clear. The point is, he looks sooooo much better now I'm just going to leave him alone. I may change my mind when it's not four a.m. But for now, I'm so content. So I must gloat. He's going to have long black hair like his sister, which isn't on this site, but who came together, hair and all, in under a day. She's a four year old who dresses in gothic lolita so I'm not putting to much effort into aesthetic perfection. I just gave her gigantic eye sockets, a little mouth, and button nose. This guy was made using a chart of ideal proportion, pictures of rudolph valentino, and models.com. For that sultry eye shape I wanted him to look as asian as possible. Asian in that final fantasy slashable way. Meaning I'm doing an aristocracy theme, and still don't know of an appropriate japanese name for him. His character's a prick. I don't really like him so much, but his type is supposed to be attractive internationally :/ A bit gray but otherwise well formed.

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Dec. 22nd, 2008 | 11:21 pm
mood: aggravated aggravated
posted by: virginymph in neko_dot

ah, haven't been on in a while. Well here is why: crash. Yes, maya 2009 has been crashing and often. The autodesk forum admins are saying to get a new graphics card. I'm thinking f*** that. I'm going back to what I used to use.

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