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Official Off-Topic Thread 2015

on: February 03, 2015, 09:03:23 am
A bit late, but yeah. Here is a new OTT topic. Will keep the other one stickied for a bit longer.
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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread 2015

Reply #1 on: February 03, 2015, 01:16:37 pm
Anybody remember this? The new Inkscape release has this algorithm implemented. Haven't tried it yet, but maybe that's of interest to some of you.
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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread 2015

Reply #2 on: February 03, 2015, 02:33:16 pm
Keeping with the topic of art tools... If I ever did know I could zBrush right from my browser, I had forgotten!

Let this be a public announcement that this still exists: SculptGL

Too fun, even with a stupid laptop trackpad, and it has a Wacom tablet plugin and all! :o
You can keep the mesh and stuff at the end, so it's always worth a try :y: Especially if you're not used to creating 3D art, like myself :lol:
There's also downloadable versions for grumpy people who don't want to depend on tools over the Internet (again, myself) so that's an option if you want a simple, standalone zBrush tool ;)
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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread 2015

Reply #3 on: February 04, 2015, 11:44:34 pm
I am finally able to successfully grow grass in my aquarium! Here's about 3 months of growth:



Here's one of my blue rili shrimp :)



Full 10gal tank.



And food porn perhaps? Made some bacon-wrapped scallops.

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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread 2015

Reply #4 on: February 06, 2015, 10:03:49 am
I just found This free /OSS font, which should be of interest to all pixelers: not only is it designed to remain sharp at low res (lower case 'o' = 3px is taken as a base measure), it is put together from tiles, using another tool I wasn't aware of until now, fontile. It also has a range of variants, including ones that are specifically intended to look interestingly pixelly even at high res.
These two screencaps of the website show them pretty well:




(zooming this second shot illustrates how good a job the designer has done at making it render clearly when tiny)

@Crow
It's very variable. Personally, I have made some pixel art to put through, tried putting previous (not designed for it) pixel art through, and tried others pixel art, including pro stuff (eg from Capcom and SNK games, and smaller stuff like Mario).. I just can't bring myself to agree that the mix of crisp lines and blurred volumes that it generally produces, is a good aesthetic. I'd propose that both of those elements are ones that need tight control in order to avoid overdoing things. Tuning the parameters may improve things, I guess. They definitely need to find a way to fix that known crash bug (the GUI even tells you to save!) on larger canvases; crashing is far less acceptable than merely not working.

For those who are using the development / hg version of Inkscape, a number of interesting changes have been made since the release. My favorites are BSpline bezier mode / LPE -- it makes aligning curved features just as easy as aligning polygonal features --, Perspective LPE,  and Simplify LPE (yeah, this is just like the standard Simplify function, except nondestructive, so a lot easier to tweak level of simplification)

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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread 2015

Reply #5 on: February 09, 2015, 08:41:07 am
the new alien game is hot as fuck but im too afraid to play her beceause she is scary

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so why you should let me write about the cults of teh old gods: i can map them to teh pixel artists on this forum

helm is a cleric of hastor, who is extinction of a differetn sort: www.pixeljoint.com/pixelart/20143.htm
the yellow king in all his glory. a meditation on hastur, a meditation on meditations

ptoing is a cleric of demogorgon, and one of his monkey heds is helm the other is ilkke. so we can see that he is also hastur of a different sort. the c64 is hastur's strongest machine. when ptoing draws meditations on the robot he draws metitations on the flesh, hastur is the face hidden in the map which must not be seen, he is the face in the flesh, in the wood, in the metal, in the stone. but ptoing is funny where as helm is grim. ptoing knows jokes and what they're for, helm only knows PRAXIS, when helm makes a joke it is frightening. this is because he is not german but greek

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anyway obviously i shouldnt put this in the off topic thread, i should start a thread for it. i did this but crow shut it down before it started. crow is ziz, or odin, or some such. he is a god of birds, this is plain. but he does not allow us to fly

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im not gonna start the thread again without some mods permission, it doesnt have to be on wayofthepixel but i will write it somewhere if not here. hastur loves meat angels, he is himself a fallen angel

-- i do not wish to insult you doods, i wish to venerate you
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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread 2015

Reply #6 on: February 09, 2015, 08:39:44 pm
tocky, answer me this, what does this have to do with this thread?
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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread 2015

Reply #7 on: February 09, 2015, 08:46:00 pm
the off topic thread or the tiamat one? tiamat is all gods, we should know them all. its a symbol palette for a pixel art that needs to know why it has chosen these symbols and no other, noone else udnerstands helm the way i do, even if he loves me not

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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread 2015

Reply #8 on: February 09, 2015, 08:46:53 pm
I will send you a PM.
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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread 2015

Reply #9 on: February 09, 2015, 08:59:33 pm
ok i think i have intelleged your message ptiont though you speak in riddles

basically i need a CVLT of TIAMAT thread for this. it can extend the why we should listen to tocky, but i made with that thread and i need a new one to say what i wish to say. iff i am not allowed new threads i will post in the off-topic thread - the problem is i might make a new thread everyday because i am a tiamat cultist. i understand this. my plan is to not do this. not all threads should be tocky

i will relate it back to pixel art, the way of the pixel, more often. i will talk about the secret techniques

bruce lee also knows hastur but he is a fighter and not a cleric. in a way he is a mad monk, like the scribe who writes the necronomicon

anyway i havent read the whole thread, just the most recent posts. it is foolish to ask me to do all this. it is right that it should be in the old off-topic thread and not the new one
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