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  1. I'm watching The Next Generation, for the first time. First off, I'm thinking of just skipping ahead to the third season, since I hear that's where it gets going. Maybe I'll give the second season a chance. The first season, after the first two episodes, kinda bums me out. It's maybe a little fun, but such a mess.. Maybe I like Q. Mostly I think he's pretty ridiculous. Also, Space Jellyfish. Ben. You're watching The Original Series, or at least skimming it at a leisurely pace. Why don't you tell us about it?!
  2. 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.
  3. BigJKO's Thread of 3D Shit

    I haven’t posted here in a while! Last week we got a Rokoko mocap suit at work. So get ready for a lot of mocap videos from me. Here’s my first:
  4. Marvel movies

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

    Ah, that's a bummer. I think 3D World is probably my favorite "3D" Mario game. It perfectly blends the tight level-design of the 2D Marios with the more free-form movement of 3D Mario and it just keeps introducing new and genuinely fun mechanics throughout. To each his own! I hope 3D World isn't the last time Nintendo makes this kind of Mario...
  6. Movie/TV recommendations

    Yes! Blank Check's Griffin Newman! It was very weird to finally watch him in something, because I'd gotten so used to listening to him on the podcast. But he's really good as Arthur/Mothman! Really looking forward to Season 2.
  7. Movie/TV recommendations

    I've started watching The Tick and am really enjoying it. It's very different from any superhero show out there and although it sometimes goes a bit too broad, comedy-wise, most of the time it's a whole lot of fun especially Serafinowicz as the always-earnest Tick.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. RTX 2000 series GPUs

  11. 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.. :/
  12. 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.
  13. Best news of 2018. We desperately need Jean-Luc Picard back in our lives.
  14. 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.
  15. [DevLog] Cwine!

    So.. I started redoing the code for my Public Domain Jam, an interactive comic called Die Sieben Raben (still available here, but dreadfully slow to load) (it's responsive and all!) But it wouldn't be fun to just make a more efficient runtime code for this and call it a day, I'm also making a messily coded, probably inefficient, visual editor for making similar comics. I'm dreadful at naming things, so it's just called Cwine* for now. The editor runs on the web server along with the runtime, just because it felt like a natural choice. That means I'm messing about with lots of EaselJS and shit, which I've never done before. Saving to a JSON file also took me ages to figure out. But, I now have a simple node setup. Just the panels with speech bubbles for now. Black lines are for when a panel automatically shows a new panel, white dotted lines for when a choice is to be made. It's all hugely messy, but the code is up on github albeit a few days old. My hope is I can get a functional version of this editor finished before the Big Winter Wizard Jam of Jollies, so I can make a new interactive comic for that! TO DO's Get that property panel actually working; It is currently not working meaning I can not change any properties (except the position of the speech bubbles and how the panels are linked up) Load images from the /img folder, so you can drag and drop new panels in. I broke the saving to JSON file, but HOW HARD CAN THAT BE TO FIX RITE?! More nodes besides panels (e.g. Random, Condition, etc.) Make a comic about toblix *Comic Twine
  16. [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!
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. BigJKO's Thread of 3D Shit

    Thaaanks root! Been doin' some Blender sculpting practice! Here's good ol' Hellboy!
  20. 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.
  21. Marvel movies

    Here’s a fun review from someone who has no Marvel knowledge at all:
  22. 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!
  23. Plug your shit

    Hey, I’m back again with my regular shit-plugging. This time it’s a Silly Loop: