Archive for the ‘shit happens’ Category
I wasted almost two whole days sorting out issues with my brand-new internet access (FTTH yay!). I think I have almost every issue squashed. Now I’m just waiting for a replacement Gigabit Ethernet adapter.
I’ll post a modeling progress update as soon as I have more to show.
This is no good, I’m sleep-deprived again… I have spent most of the day trying to come up with a metallic look that I like.
So far? Nothing really horrible, but nothing that I like either.
I’m trying to create something that doesn’t look painted and has a little amount of wear visible. Not too much, but not too little that it won’t be visible at all. I’ve even tried using some of my previous metal materials without much success.
I tried adding a bit of rust too, but it doesn’t look right either and whatever scratches or uneven brushing I tried to add wasn’t really noticeable enough, or looked fake.
I should make the yearly “post-Christmas sickness” a scheduled task or something because it happens with clock-like predictability.
I’m not dying, at least I don’t think I am, don’t worry. I’ve been taking my meds and resting the last couple of days.
And here I thought I was being productive 😀 Turns out I’m having a few problems with the bikini project >_<
I was doing some test weight painting yesterday and after a couple of mismatched test uploads, it dawned on me that I made two huge rookie mistakes:
- I decided to use a custom shape rather than the stock shape for my reference which causes alignment/proportion errors in-world.
- My straps all go through a part of the leg that is designed to collapse on itself when the legs are spread, it is literally not possible for me to weight paint something to stay “above” the body in this location.
I thought about lattice-ing the mesh back in place but it wouldn’t solve the strap placement issue so I decided to try my best at re-creating it all. Not really from scratch, but close.
A few “before & after” pictures, I know it doesn’t look like much changed besides the lighting, but the straps ride quite a bit higher. I did manage to reuse the crease work that I did, I haven’t decided if I want to redo those yet.
This is going to take a little while…
I feel pretty stupid about it, it is such a waste of time and I should know better right?
I got my second shot of Moderna vaccine yesterday and it did make quite an impression 😀
On today’s menu: mostly resting and hydration.
I guess working out is off the table at least today given that my back feels like I’ve been run over by a train repeatedly.
I complain a lot but this is nothing that some R&R cannot cure, but I do feel sorry for those that have to go to work the next day.
This one is on me again, I made a mistake during last round of update and forgot to package two left wrist cuff animations (left cuff to collar left/right ring).
So unfortunately, it is update time again, wrist cuff hotfix time:
- AI Basic wrist cuffs.
- ER Chrome wrist cuffs.
- Classic leather wrist cuffs.
- Heavy Metal wrist cuffs.
- Laminated wrist cuffs.
- Lined Chrome wrist cuffs.
- Meat Market wrist cuffs.
- Paw Mittens.
- Vermilion wrist cuffs.
Once again, I apologize for the inconvenience.
I am so sorry for releasing another update this quickly but when I removed the chain slack on suspensions I didn’t do it right and as a result, it would create taut chains when it shouldn’t.
This isn’t a critical update, but I still recommend it.
I’ve tried to rest my wrists since last friday, I suspect I might have strained them a little too much.
I don’t really have enough progress to show for today, I’ll post pictures tomorrow.
Sometimes I wonder if I should ask for a different day to visit my family for Christmas, because I always end up catching whatever the kids dragged in that year.
It’s not too bad at the moment so I’m hoping it will resolve itself in a couple of days.
Hopefully before 2020 rolls in -_-.