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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread 2014

Reply #50 on: March 19, 2013, 01:33:28 pm
@Charlieton: Thanks!  :)  I guess I forgot to explain the premise of it.  In short, it was testing the output assembly language from the SDCC C compiler, targeting the zilog z80 (as a representative of other 70s 8 bit processors still widely used today), and testing certain handwritten optimizations (that can be implemented with a strict rule set) to see which ones were most effective, and which ones were most able to be implemented into compilers targeting the z80 (and similar processors.)

Overall I got 1st place in computer science, along with another student, so it looks like I'll be going to states!  I also got a 1st place corporate award (and money) from MIT, George Mason, the Central Intelligence Agency, the Air Force, in addition to a few honorable mentions and a grand prize from IEEE.  Ten times better than I expected, I was just hoping to place! :D

@Seiseki: Thanks!  Not sure game design will eventually turn into my profession (I'm aiming more towards a CS and an EE/CE double major), and my pixeling/art skills are still rather lacking, but it's definitely a forming hobby of mine :)  Just gotta get back to drawing and/or find some good artists to work with.

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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread 2014

Reply #51 on: March 19, 2013, 03:03:58 pm
So I ran into a problem with graphicsgale and I would appreciate some help. I right-clicked on the 'Tool' section from the Toolbar and pressed on dockable. The tick went away and now the tool section just moved to the side where I can't access it.
I can neither right click on it or move it in any way.
Please someone help me if they can.
(Sorry if this is on the wrong board)

EDIT: I fixed the problem now by Deinstalling and re-downloading the programm. You can lock this topic or remove it or whatever you guys do.
« Last Edit: March 19, 2013, 07:11:36 pm by Dragonfly »

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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread 2014

Reply #52 on: March 20, 2013, 11:36:00 am
Poser and Poser Pro are available for extra cheap (70% off) until Thursday, if anyone's interested.
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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread 2014

Reply #53 on: March 26, 2013, 12:42:57 am
Not really off-topic but I don't want to start a new thread in the Pixel Art board...just wanted to show you my new pixel-art piece, CC if you like: http://www.pixeljoint.com/pixelart/76933.htm :) Cheers!

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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread 2014

Reply #54 on: March 26, 2013, 01:14:49 pm
Not really off-topic but I don't want to start a new thread in the Pixel Art board...just wanted to show you my new pixel-art piece, CC if you like: http://www.pixeljoint.com/pixelart/76933.htm :) Cheers!

I have no C+C besides what's already been said on PJ.  And, congrats, this is excellent!   :y: ;D

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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread 2014

Reply #55 on: March 26, 2013, 01:49:05 pm
Thank you !
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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread 2014

Reply #56 on: March 29, 2013, 01:39:10 am
@ skw:
The general look made me wonder if you'd started the artwork in a vector program. Might be worth considering if you do anything else in similar style.
Hah, "witch house" is a genre of music? Neat.

Recently started using these warmup methods:

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Basically 1: make two points then connect them freehand with as straight a line as you can, and 2: make three points then connect them with a curve (must hit all three points).

I've found this good for improving my speed and accuracy, particularly with 'left handed' strokes ( where you draw from right to left rather than left to right) since I'm right handed (right handed strokes are easier for me).
I refined the idea a little with :
* reuse endpoints (target intersections or line ends/midpoints rather than only separate points), and
* S-shaped curves are not acceptable (as they aren't possible with a conic curve aka 3-point curve)
If you insist on being pessimistic about your own abilities, consider also being pessimistic about the accuracy of that pessimistic judgement.

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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread 2014

Reply #57 on: March 29, 2013, 01:24:02 pm
Quote from: Ai
The general look made me wonder if you'd started the artwork in a vector program. Might be worth considering if you do anything else in similar style.
No, I made everything in ProMotion. Here's some step I saved in the middle:
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Yeah, I think this would look nice if done in vectors :)

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Hah, "witch house" is a genre of music? Neat.
Well, it probably isn't but you have so many sub-genres in this type of music (i.e. "waves:" "chillwave," "darkwave" etc.) that it surely deserves an exclusive term.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_7XJHiLSKKk
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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread 2014

Reply #58 on: March 30, 2013, 02:56:01 am
I've always been fascinated by detailed woodcut artwork. For years, I've wanted to try some digital techniques to get the effect.
Finally got my hands on Andromeda Cutline, an ancient Photoshop filter.
Made a little workflow tutorial for my first try:

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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread 2014

Reply #59 on: March 31, 2013, 06:07:47 pm
I'm interested in this filter. Does it work on windows 7 x64 photoshop cs6?