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- 22, Male
- Somewhere Beneath England
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Y'know, I honestly didn't think common sense was a superpower. And then I noticed that myself and everyone else I know lacks it.
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Level 2 Artist
Ranked as Civilian
Ups and downs, ups and downs. Like a rollercoaster. Or a malfunctioning toaster. But anyways, it's been a hell of a weird journey. I stuck with Blender despite knowing the shortcomings, and at this point it's not the limits of the software that are my problem. Plenty of issues I found before like particle systems that don't bog the game have been rightly circumvented. It might just be because of sheer stupid on my part leading me down a lucky path. Who knows. But then there are other issues. Like forgetting to save and losing an hour or two of work. I always know in the back of my mind that doing testing for linked objects or soft bodies might crash Blender, but a lot of the time I forget to save. Another problem is carpal tunnel syndrome. It's hit me hard. I can't even play guitar right now with how bad my hand cramps, and the shaking's making it hard to draw. I've been spending the last few months with either a mouse or a Wacom pen in my hand building models, testing mechanics, or painting textures, and it's become very apparent. All of this time spent at my desk is ripping my chair apart as well. I've completely smashed the cushioning flat, and rubbed off all the fake leather stuff. Sometimes I wake up slumped over onto my keyboard and realize I've got sheets of it stuck to my back. Sometimes I wish I wasn't so stupid, that way I could learn these systems and get things done faster. Or just code all this shit manually. But hey, I'm this deep in. Can't stop now. Well, unless somebody wants to help me. Then I could at least take a break.
Also, I would post videos or pictures or something, but all I've been working on is mundane crap. Stuff like testing fire, seeing if chained events occur, creating an inventory system (I'm going to kill myself trying to get THAT to work), and doing basic asset creation. So, nothing really cool I can show off. Still need to draw up the NPC and PC designs. And model them. I hate modelling humans. Every time I do I get weird deforms around the armpits where the breasts move with the upper arm on females, or I have trouble rigging the faces so the mouths move properly. I might just use animated textures for the mouths. Because FUUUUCK doing weight painting. God I hate weight painting. I hate weight painting almost as much as I hate guys who wear top knots. I'm ranting again aren't I? Sorry, lack of sleep. Time for a nap, then back to work!
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