I wanted to post something months ago, but during the week I am so exhausted when I come home and I put if off again and again and again.
It has been nine months now since the last post, which is an incredible long time for you guys, but for me time was just passing by. Not really in the good - "Oh yeah, I have so much fun"- way. Rather - "Oh damn, I have so much to do"- way.
My days got into boring routine: Go to work in the morning, working 7-11 hours, coming back, checking stuff like HF and go to sleep, sometimes playing a bit of Tera, but that's it.
At the weekends I am trying to do a bit of 3DX with Poser and trying to learn stuff with Blender, so I can switch completely to it for my 3DX.
I had a big motivation downtime because of my pc.
You may remember the problems I had with it shortly after buying. Well it got even worse.
But to sum it all up: in the two (well, less than two) years of owning, I had to work with just one graphic card for more than 8 months, one was allways in repair, plus more than 2 months completely without any working pc. So all my motivation went down, because everytime I wanted to start something, the pc was broken somehow....
I got it hopefully fixed now. But "fixed" isn't the right word for it. I had to invest another big amount of money to make it work. Which also required a big load of work and nerves to deal with.
So I was basicly just too lazy to post anything, because it needed some brain-activity, which I couldn't spare.
Because of that I lay all my Patreon plans and whatsoever on ice, because it means keeping things updated and do social networking, advertising and stuff. I just can't handle it right now.
If was doing this fulltime, I could make it happen, and a lot of cool stuff would come from this. But it is just a hobby of me and right now, I don't find enough time for it.
On the other hand, if I demand money for it, I may be more motivated, because it brings me money xD.
I will think about that. I definitly need a plan for it to work out properly.
BUT, yes there is a promising butt...
But I am still working on 3DX, because I love making it.
I just can't do it as often as I want to and I am also not often satisfied with the results or the possiblities Poser gives me.
Poser is a great tool and a lot of artists like the awesome Erogenesis do great stuff with it, but I am not investing more time into it. I am concentrating on Blender.
But for a lot of questions, I can't just ask my normal friends with Blender knowledge: "Hey man, how can I make a rig for nude figures, where the vagina will spread correctly?"
Or: "Damn, I've got all these awesome nude figures for SFM, but I want them to use in Blender, but the importer doesn't work well. Do you have any idea to solve this?"
Help is a bit rare for these specific tasks.
I know that some 3DX artists are using Blender as well, and some SFM Modder work with Blender as well. I need to find and contact them somehow, maybe I will get the help I need.
When I am through with a retopo of the the castanic game figures, I also want to get in contact with Ellowas, who is a great rigger and animator with Maya and 3D Max.
Sadly Blender is a bit out-of-date when it comes to import games files.
It may can export Unreal files without problems, but the import script is old as shit and still "in progress" (which haven't been touched for more than 2 years).
Unreal animations doesn't work, but at least importing the meshes is working "ok"...
(Still bugs with bones and postioning, but that can be fixed easily)
Blender would even give me the tools to make 360 degrees videos for your Oculus.
I have done that for other content, and it would be awesome.
Maybe even interactive with Unity.
I was working with Unreal Engine 4, which is also free, but they are not quite as good for VR than Unity.
But that's still future talking for my 3DX as long as I don't have everything working in Blender.
That's how it is now.
If you have any questions, feel free to ask. I will try to respond as soon as possible, but please don't be frustrated if it takes some time.
I could use an assistant to handle all that. Female, good looking, beeing perverted as I am, in Germany... anyone?.... no one?... damn...