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  1. Modest Tech: The NX Generation (Nintendo Switch)

    I’ve played a bunch of two-player team mode, which is my son’s favorite. It’s excellent, with the free-form movement and fun co-op mini games. My son seems to like it more than the linear board game. The rhythm mode is a bit janky. The gyro registers an extra move sometimes when you don’t want it. But it’s a fun mode for anyone not interested in the board game aspect. I tried the boat mode with my son. It seems fun, I think I’d love to play it with other grown ups but my son thinks it’s too stressful.. I havent played enough Mario Party in general to know if this is better than the other ones. But I think it looks fantastic, and I like it more than MP10.
  2. Idle Thumbs Hiatus

    Yeah, this is what happened back when the site didn’t have any new articles and when the first podcast stopped. The community survived through that, just smaller and quieter. It’ll eventually become noisy if/when the Thumbs get back together. But don’t feel like you *have* to hang out here in the meantime. You can always come back later. Or just hang out in the slack, which is still pretty active.
  3. RTX 2000 series GPUs

  4. RTX 2000 series GPUs

    I'm not an expert in this stuff, at all, but we never pick the Quadros at the office because they're way more expensive and don't have a better GPU render benchmark than the same generation's Ti cards. The new Quadro GP100 seems like a very powerful card, and it beats a single 1080 Ti on benchmarks, but for the price of one Quadro GP100 you could buy nine 1080Ti cards getting about 7x the speed of that single Quadro.. :/
  5. RTX 2000 series GPUs

    Maybe Nvidia were so quick to release this, without much game support, because of the professional 3d market potential. A lot of studios use GPU render engines for their 3d work (we do almost all our 3d in Octane Render) and the performance boost from just the most basic implementation of the new RTX cards is quite big when it comes to GPU rendering. So they can sell to the more serious professional studios who can afford the stupid high price tag and then when more games are compatible with RTX, the price will have dropped to something slightly more suitable to the consumer market? I don't know, pure speculation, but I think studio GPU rendering has become big enough of a market for Nvidia at this point.
  6. Best news of 2018. We desperately need Jean-Luc Picard back in our lives.
  7. Filmmaking

    I remember some festivals wanting films that specifically haven't premiered online yet, so yeah, don't make it public just to be safe.
  8. [DevLog] Cwine!

    Hey! I really wanted to work on this again. I've always thought it was cumbersome to get images into the project. You have to overwrite panels if you want to update them with a new image, and so and so. The solution to that would be actual local folder access, so that you'd point Cwine to a project folder and throw assets in there and always have acess to them and they'd update automatically. Doing this in a web version is a pain. I considered adding Dropbox support, or something, but it just sounded like a pain to implement. So, *naturally*, I decided to just rewrite the whole thing as a desktop app instead! It's still very early, but I've got a project folder browser operational, which was the big part! I tried out Electron at first, but I feel like trying to juggle all the different frameworks and shit to just make a simple UI layout and the canvas node view is just not worth it, so I decided to learn JavaFX which I'm finding super fun to use! Anyway, it's still super duper early, but here's hoping I have a functional version soon! Also, most importantly, here's the swanky, new logo!
  9. BigJKO's Thread of 3D Shit

    Thanks everyone! I spent the evenings this weekend on some hand-rigging practice. Was a lot of fun. Always wanted to figure out how to properly rig some cartoony, but sharp, fingers ala Wreck-It Ralph. Plenty of stuff to figure out still, but I'm happy with it so far.
  10. WIZARD JAM 7 // Welcome Thread

    Here's a handy tweet, if you want to try doing this by hacking a GBA bios and running it in an emulator.
  11. BigJKO's Thread of 3D Shit

    Thaaanks root! Been doin' some Blender sculpting practice! Here's good ol' Hellboy!
  12. BigJKO's Thread of 3D Shit

    Thanks you two! It's Now Get Busy which was released under non-commercial Creative Commons license for a Wired magazine CD.
  13. BigJKO's Thread of 3D Shit

    Hey! I decided to just make my own little thread for posting my 3D experiments, instead of clogging up the Plug your shit thread constantly. Here are some of the latest experiments. And my latest attempt at cartoon face rigging: And this thing, whatever it is: Anyway, STAY TUNED! for further attempts at 3D shit. For fun, here's my first ever 3D art ever posted online, back in 2002.
  14. Marvel movies

    Here’s a fun review from someone who has no Marvel knowledge at all:
  15. Plug your shit

    Ah, yeah, that does sound a bit like the Meat Circus music. The song I used is a cover of part of an old song called "Powerhouse": The cover was by The Underscore Orkestra. Ben, I was looking for it way back when I first started working on Tiny Tires. I had this idea that one of the tracks could be driving around a Rube Goldberg machine, with this track playing. Don't think I'll ever do that, but ever since I've been looking for any excuse to use it. Finally!