Tuesday, October 8, 2013

3D max toon shading technquies

hand crafted using fall off material in 3Ds max, and mental ray shadow contour
Using this tutorial: http://vimeo.com/2335564

ink and paint adjustment, setting: variable width, 0.5-1.0, color white, background white.

Making some small steps toward E-depth anime...
Except I think there's a need to rerig the models, unless I find out on how to render it with outline without changing the material on the rigged models.

Friday, August 2, 2013

chinese funny names

Chinese has it's own version of funny names: (rumored)

 1 long 
2 bolt 
3 ​​big
4 come
5  dog 
6 guard
7 silly
8 Fortune 
9 poop
10 two 
11 fat 
12 smelly

Date 1 gentle 
2 Ni 
3 Leg 
4 di 
5 goals 
6 pit 
7 years 
8 age
9 doll hair 
10 fur
11 left over
12 girl
13 hero
14 little sis
15 fat 
16 dawn 
17 dog 
18 Tiger 
19 spend 
20 Phoenix 
21 village
22 Eggs 
23 village girl 
24 cow 
25 wood 
26 Jade 
27 love 
28 money
29 stone 
30 beauty
31 hair

中國農村為小孩命名原則認為把小孩取比較不起眼的名字(俗稱賤名)比較好養不會夭折 這套民間法則根據陽曆出生月份和日期起名字

月份 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
日期 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30. 31

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Manga studio 5 wacom tablet trouble shoot

Just in case another person met the same problem I had:
My wacom tablet pressure sensitivity was not working in Manga studio 5.

Today I bought manga studio 5 and installed it just fine, and found out my wacom tablet intuos 4 pressure sensitivity isn't picking up inside the program.
Other older programs I am using works fine like photoshop cs3, paint tool sai both still pick up the pressure sensitivity.
I tried asking the forum first, but its holiday and no one is in.
I tried going online and find older versions had similar problems.
I tried reinstalling and no improvements.

I found out how to fix my own problems after hours of research:

My tablet driver had not been updated since version 6.05.
The latest driver is now on Wacom website, 6.3.6
Once I downloaded the new driver for window 7, it's all fine: http://www.wacom.com/en/support/drivers

Hope this helps another new user who met the same issue. 

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Christine Chong,

Good news! Your order from Ka-Blam Digital Printing (Order #44844, Order #45294) shipped out to you today.

Your Shipping Info: USPS Priority.

Thanks for choosing Ka-Blam!


The Ka-Blam staff

O_o WOW, sudden speed increase. :D *thumbsup*

Both chapter 1, and chapter 9 has been reshipped today.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

the printing problem

All other issues are here and ready to ship

I am going to wait for missing issues while starting to send some out. I need to do some shopping for the packaging tomorrow. Those who ordered the whole package will unfortunately have to wait the longest, I will include some additional gifts to make up for it. 

Thursday, May 16, 2013

shu fa

I was just looking for 2 sets of written calligraphy for Shenshu's reference from two poems.
I ended up taking up 1.5 hour taking in other side references.
One of the constant problem that I have with Shenshu is the amount of scattered references and endless research pit. In a way, that's a good thing, but sometimes it's hard to stop and just do it.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

ugh, no more cell shading

That's it. Edepth is not going to have cell shading on the next chapter. I can't take it anymore. >.<
Now that i look back... it does look like I change medium on this manga every 6 chapters or so... or shorter.


Even though its not really good for the manga series to be unsteady with the medium, I need to stay inspired.

This isn't some goddamn animation where I have no choice but to color cell shade other wise die from extra workload etc.