Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Happy New Year

Hi everyone.
It may be a bit late, but I hope you had some nice hollidays and 2015 started well for you.

I had a difficult time at the end of 2014 and 2015 didn't start any better.
A lot to do. I am at work from dawn to dusk and even at weekends.
Good thing is I am getting better with Blender, bad thing, I don't have much time for Poser and I still have issues with my pc, which is now way too loud to let it run over night, while trying to sleep beside it. The pc seems to finally run properly. Wow, finally.... after one year of downtimes again and again... (the pc was completely new and not cheap)
But to keep it from overheating again, the service set the chasis fans on maximum all the time...
And I said in detail before purchasing, that I need a render pc that is as silent as possible.
50-60db? That's not silent.
Besides these troubles, which are slowing me down, I am also fighting a flu for a month now, since I didn't cured it before christmas because of stress getting another project done.
The more I want to expand my blog, the more problems appear.
We will see what 2015 will bring us.
So far I hope I can give you a little pleasure with the posted picture.
But I also have again a small update on the old "Wilderness" animations before Octane




A quick question at the end:
What do you think about me putting my video clips on patreon but without the watermark and WITH sound?
With the method per uploaded video, not per month, of course. You see how rare I post lately.
Every video would still be posted here for free, but just as it is now, without sound and with the watermark.

How does this sound? Fair? Not fair? Would that be something some of you are interested in?

Give me your thoughts about that.
If it seems good, I would spend these endless hours to finally organize my sound fx library again and add some pepper.

Cheers
Knight77

39 comments:

  1. I like that patreon idea.
    Glad to see your still alive.

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  2. I have really missed sound since your early work. Don't really care about the watermark but would be happy to support you on patreon.

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  3. Of course posting it on Patreon would boost your supporters. Even though I'm not familiar with it, I would definitely use it. Hope you get better :)
    On another note, I really love the blue castanics, keep up the good work!

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    1. Thanks :)
      Yeah the blue hair has something special
      But I like a red head as well^^

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  4. hey man, me again, thought I would check out some of the new works! but this happened before with UL, I download the link and extract it with WinRAR and then when it goes to play it's blank on windows movie player. I was wondering if you had any thoughts or suggestions of what to do for that, I did the free download from UL btw if that helps any.
    -J

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    1. oop, meant to say it happened before when I downloaded a link for more recent things, cant remember which though cause that one was me skipping ahead of downloading from beginning to newer pieces.
      -J

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    2. Don't know what this causes this problem.
      Could be anything without more specific details.
      have you looked up a video codec?

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  5. Best wishes to you too knight, hope you recover fast. Anyway, loooong time lurker here, I only posted once before, but I guess it's time for a honest opinion. I have never done such a thing as paying for a clip, so I will most likely be still lurking here watching the content with watermark and no sound. The one I would definitely buy though is and old one of yours: "Wolf attack!". It is still one of my favorites.

    I hope we will be receiving more stuff soon, but take your time to recover. Out of interest... if you have any problems with your pc still, what are them?

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    1. Thanks for the get-well wishes
      The good thing is, nothing will change for you ;)

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    2. So I have been thinking knight, I would actually pay in some cases, but it really depends on the vid. I love the blue girl deepthroating clip, and without the logo (and with sound), I think I would pay for it. I can't really say how much though, but that is something you would have to decide and me judging if I agree with that price.

      How are you doing now by the way?

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  6. If you still made sound optional on Patreon I'd support it. Either way Patreon certainly will open up some options for you in terms of money, you might even want to consider doing commissions I'd certainly pay you for some personal work. You could even apply the whole watermark no watermark gimmick to the commissions, the person whose paid for the commission gets a non-watermark version and unless they say otherwise you post a watermarked version here if you want. Just some ideas.

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    1. I think I still won't do commisions. No time for it. That's why I won't make the monthly fee, but the pay per video clip method

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  7. Hi. I want to see your animation. But there needs a pas word to open.
    Have I mis someting?

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    1. Are you serious or are you joking? If its the latter please stop its bad enough when people actually ask that question for real. If you're serious then the password you seek is on the right side of the page outlined in green with the word password above it (Its hard to miss if you actually try looking for answers yourself). Seriously try looking for it before you ask, you'd save yourself the embarrassment of being cast in the role of the fool. I can't decided if we should consider you just lazy or really dumb either way you really should do a bit more snooping around before you come and ask for something. I mean stop and think with logic, it would make sense that Knight would probably leave the password in a easy to find spot right? His main blog page would be a good logical location yes? Evolution gave you an advanced brain use it.

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    2. calm down man. he doesn't speak English fluently.
      the password is listed on the sidebar.
      hope your own 3d animations are going well Rastakax

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    3. Yeah I might change the blog design and the sidebar.
      There are way too many colors there.
      Even with the green bars it is possible to miss if you are new on this page.
      There is too much visual chaos.
      I think best way would be a new page for some things, that the mainpage stays more minimized

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    4. Hey Anon1 get yourself tested mate, you may have a serious anger management problem. One helpful line would have sufficed, but you go ahead and write a whole paragraph of insults. Be more tolerant man.

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    5. Yeah I was dealing with a bad hangover when I typed that, so I was not in good mood at all. I'm normally much more pleasant so now that I'm sober I feel super ashamed of my behavior earlier. I'd just like to say I'm sorry for the outburst.

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  8. Your proposition is fair and if you should opt into Paterson, I look forward to the chance to support your work. .... totally let it get soft to write this comment

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  9. Patreon is a good idea.
    It will help you with the money and the publicy.
    I certainly look forward the opportunity of support your work.
    Your art rocks, specialy the redhead ones! ;)

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  10. While I think Patreon is a great idea, both to earn extra money and to raise awareness (among other things that will raise...), I -- at least for now -- won't be able to contribute.

    College sucks the wallet dry...

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    1. I know man, I know ;)
      Well it stays the same here, so don't worry. Only thing that could change is the file hoster, but that can only be better for you guys.

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  11. I myself am on a rather tight budget and thus don't get to spend much around so I'm probably not really one to speak, but I think the patreon could be quite a good idea. As for the audio, there could be sources for better sounds. Those you used in some of your former pieces weren't really great, to be honest. At least those few I saw. But hey, nobody's perfect and I believe that if the situation really calls for it, you will improve and I will once again be left with nothing to grumble about.

    On a side note, you switched the ULs for the videos on this post, so the one under her getting it in her front gets you a download for anal and the other way around for the second. Just to let you know.

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    1. If you know sources for better sex and blowjob sounds please tell me.
      I don't know of any other than from video and game files.

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  12. have you ever tried to add cumshots to your animations? Damn every time all of your castanic animations it makes me sad that it don't end with, creampie, cumshot, facial, bukkake, etc... the moment guy(s) increase their speed I'm like "do it man/guys! fill her/cover her with your cum!"

    and about the patreon stuff... no watermark version sounds good but dunno about sound version only for patrons... unless after week or two you would release version with sound for free (but still with watermark)

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    1. Yeah cumming is a bit tricky. Poser don't have a liquiq simulation so it's hard to get that done within Poser. But I am working forward to that with Blender.

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  13. any chance for using cloth armors (mostly elbow gloves and stockings + high heels or just stockings) for Castanic girls? Damn cloth armor in Tera are so lewd specially the mid-high level ones

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    1. Yeah, working on that, and trying to fix the problems with Poser clothes which doesn't work so well with LaliBits :(

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  14. I use water cool for the CPU, it have lower the PC noise.
    The GPU fans do not run at full with Cycles or Octane render.

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    1. The CPU isn't the problem. The TWO graphic cards, which produce a lot of heat are the problem ;)
      They need to be cooled.
      Difficult topic.The shop, were I bought my system, said it is impossible to get the 780GLH more quite...

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    2. Hi, It have some water cooling options for graphic card GPU.

      Here I find one from Corsair,
      http://www.corsair.com/en-us/landing/hg10

      http://www.techpowerup.com/207317/corsair-releases-hydro-series-hg10-gpu-liquid-cooling-bracket.html

      Search with Google for GPU cooling, it have others builder for water cooling.

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    3. Oh here the link for your 780 graphic card:
      http://www.corsair.com/en-au/hydro-series-hg10-n780-gpu-liquid-cooling-bracket

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    4. Thanks for these helps ;)
      I found these watercooling systems for GPU as well. They are cool, but work only with the reference design cards (gainward phantom isn custom design) and you loose all warranty if you use it.
      the cooling is ok now, only the noise is a bit much, but while rendering at night, I simply put something in my ears, that makes it a bit better^^

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  15. hello knight,
    I just checked out patreon web site and searched for knight77, no listing. I have a problem with UL because the site is in german. which I don't speak. I would be happy though to support you with paypal if patreon accepts that. you give a whole new meaning to the lord of the rings. one touch that would be nice is a story line with stills and gifs. say like the she elf tries to take a talisman but alas she gets caught and abused. maybe no watermarks but a story line.

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  16. I would support you, make it happen!

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  17. I hate patreon very very much but thats the most fair patreon ive ever heard

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  18. If you want a 'quiet' pc you'd have to build it yourself. Quiet does not come cheap and you won't really get it from standard commercial systems.

    If you want it to run relatively silently you either need to WC the whole thing or get a big case that can accommodate 200mm fans that can run at drastically lower rpms than standard 120mm's and still move more air and use either an Evo212 or AiO WC for the CPU.

    That won't help much with the ungodly amounts of heat 2 780's put off, but it's still not quite as bad as an amd system would put off lol.

    You'd probably have to swap out the 780's for 970's that have similar rendering power at a much lower TDP, meaning it's fans can run much slower/more silent.

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    1. I can understand your heat problems though. I've got a single 780 lightning running 1180MHz core @ 1.175v and it gets Hot during the summer when ambient temps are considerably higher.(76 vs 66 during the winter inside)

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