2008-10-24 16:51:47 by MindChamber
So Im itching to mess with clay again. My MindChamber, came out pretty pimp , being the first time I made a figure with joints and all.(PS , yes those are working LEDs, thanks for the help Wade)
I think I want to smell that funky Polymer clay in my fingernails once again. People Voted on A-Bot, as the next figure I should tackle
The catch here is making him a posable figure is no longer enough, I also want him to have the same visualizer that he has in the Audio Portal. Then after more thought I'm figuring he might as well transform,
There has already been a transformer made with an MP3 inside it. MP3 Soundwave
Making a custom mp3 soundwave to look like A-Bot would be easy enough, But I want to add a bit more.
I want the legs to have the speakers and the speakers to work, as well has having a visualizer, which will probably make him top heavy but I do have some ideas to correct that.
The Real problem is, I cant find a decent MP3 player that has a visualizer. Simply because visualizer on portable mp3 players would make no sense and kill the battery. Still, I can't believe no one has made a mod for this yet, people love overkill, and a visualizer on an mp3 seems overkill enough to have been made into at least one model. I just gotta find it.
The closest I have found was Mobiblu Boxon
The player is flat, and has a wide screen, and even has a visulizer at the bottom. only problem is how small it is. I want a full screen visualizer.
another option is to get this player, and simply add movies to it with songs that I like , and the visualizer looping in the movie. but that would be really lame and last option.
"Back Door Pats"
just curious what people thought of this. A BackDoor Pat is when a really popular or established flash artist, that you may admire, gives you a compliment over PM or email, but doesn't actually post a review.
Some people think the review system is a joke, or maybe they think their message would be missed.
I dont know about you , but If an artist I truly admired posted a review I would know.
I would be so honored, excited and flattered that he posted his thoughts with the rest, that to me it just means more, like publicly tipping his hat, in a crowd where others can see. When you get that backDoor Pat, its like.. eh good job kid, but if you say I was here, I'll deny it.
Maybe I'm just too cynical, and I simply don't take things for face value but. There's a reason we love to read our reviews its because we really want complaints as well as criticism public for all to see.
Anyways, as for the Mp3 player. let me know if any of you got any ideas. thanks.
I plan to use the T-Qualizer Cap, for the visualizer. Its thin and durable, and should work just fine.
Ok So I downloaded SpeedRacer from Xboxlive the other day.
I figured why not, at the very least I will grab a few animation tips from the overly cartoony cg Race scenes. What I got was a lesson in some of the most creative Directing, editing and film making to come in a long time. The cuts from scene to scene are artistic in thier own right, the zooming in, overlaying of characters, are all original, and unique. No question the editor of this movie had to have ha a background in animation just to keep up. Forget about, for a minute, the drama behind the Wachowskis, forget the weirdness, the claim that they didnt write the Matrix, forget any of that. These Guys are geniuses, and in my eyes, whether they wrote Matrix or not, they are the only ones who couldve pulled that off.
SpeedRacer as most of you guys know is an adaptation of the 60's anime of the same name. The show shocked kids and family alike for its unusually real consequences, but goofy dialogue. Mobsters ran the tracks, Corruption, dudes got shot. Its made for a weird cartoon, and even weirder live action movie adaption. The scenery and actors have this gleem to them, very robotic and fake, but I say that in realest way possible. Almost like the Duracell family commercials, but just like the show, they deal with these real world dilemmas.
Things like Speeds older brother dying, race drivers being tortured by the mob to lose races, and Giant corrupt Corporations that control and fix races so they can control the markets. All of this has this very surreal uneasy feeling it gives you, but it works! I have no doubt in my mind this was all intentional. Its the same surreal feeling you got when you watched the first Ninja Turtle movie.
Here comes the turtles all smiling and happy with their pizza, like the show, then BAM, Master Splinter is bloody ,sweaty, chained to a fence, and one of the turtles is dying in a tub. LIKE MAN.
what happened here!
The acting runs the gambit of grounded and heartfelt (John Goodman) to the incredibly stale and fail (Christina Ricci). Which was probably unintentional and does hurt the film a bit, but that's all immediately forgotten once a race starts. The intense colors will make your eyes bleed, and the imaginative way to which the drivers use their cars as weapons has never been done before till this movie. The whole movie has this incredibly fake feel to it, explosions are colorful, the dirt that kicks up is incredibly cartoony, but the magic here is not that they are making you believe this world looks real, but that it feels REAL.
The Wachowskis didn't just create a simple movie tie in, they created a work of art, and possibly the next cult classic that will no doubt be shown in film classes for years to come.
Lets make sure people keep funding these guys'/gals' visions and pick up the DVD.
To all the non-believers, I have this to say:
TAKE THAT WEAK SHIT OFF MY TRACK.
Listen guys. This isn't some Newgrounds fat joke, I'm being completely serious about this, and I want you to take me serious for a moment please. This is very important and most of all hard for me to do... I'm a chubbychaser, a porkpoacher, whatever you want to call it. I'min love with them fatties and i've known it since i was like 5. I grew up in a pretty strict catholic environment and eventually came out at age 16 to my family [which didn't go well]. No I'm not Catholic I'm Atheist. Point is I hate myself for it. I absolutely hate the living core of myself for it. For many reasons.
One, I hate being labeled. I hate being labeled with the reputation that BBW lovers have developed for themselves.
Two, growing up all through my childhood I've always heard nothing but negative things about chubbychasin' , most of this being bullshit, i know. But that stuff still is engraved in my head and still goes through my mind whenever I feed someone. Therefore, I have trouble accepting the fact that I love them fatties.
Three, I am not a hogpounder, and do not prefer excessively fat and/or very rotund-like girls. If you get out of breath getting up the stairs to my bedroom, then there's a problem, I'm just a dude that likes plumpers who also happen to be women... if that makes any sense.
Four, I have no self confidence. BBW lovers have lots of that. I might seem like am self confident. But all I do is hide my chubbies into the back seat of my car, and act silly.
[There are more reasons, but prefer not going through them.]
I had to say this because starting from today, I plan on actually getting over the fact that my bullshit insecurity about my sexual preference has taken over me, and I am oh so fucking sick of it. I need to grow up and go on. One thing I want to make clear is that there is a difference between a chubbychaser, and mountain climbing, and I am not a pervert. If you catch me making any fart sound effects, or any sexually themed topics. Do not consider that I might be coming on to you because you are Phat (pretty hot and tempting :) . BBW lovers don't like you cause you're a thickie, they just like girls. Besides, the sexually related comments, art, animation and such that I make public of are always intentioned to be taken as sarcasm [except for this news post of course]. So if you have a problem with me and my genetic glitch, you have 3 possible answers:
A: Go fuck a fatone, you stupid cunt.
B: Go to arbys.
C: were can I get sum.
Take your pic.
-HVH (Humpy for Very Heavies)
p.s. let me emphasis on this. fat jokes and chubby jokes make me lol. Nothing there has changed.
This just had to be known because of the fact that never flinching when some size5 girl walked past me, had people thinking I was gay :(
Well Madness Day is now over and Im still settling down from the buzz.
There was alot of really cool submissions this year, and Im glad I was able to be a part of it this time.
I hope I didn't creep too many of you out with my freaky submission.
It was fun hustling on that thing and The last two days before I submitted were killer but it was fun to finally upload something again.
Nothing really compares to the high you feel while you wait there all giddy for your submission to pass judgment and read all the cool and retarded comments. Especially the retarded ones, Those never get old haha.
Anyway if anyone was curious how I was able to stay up for so long have a look at my Blam Juice!
The tank flavored Exlixir with enough vector nector to keep you animatin' for days on straight! haha
Actually I have planned to have these available for the next time we do an east coast con.
But here's the cool part. I had these done purely for sample purposes and to get an idea of what the cans would look like., The fact that these cans will be at the next east con is still up in the air, and the final design isnt even finalized, so that makes these puppies some pretty neat collectors items.
So Just to show how amped making that submission got me, I will be mailling one out to the first 5 five winners of Madness day..
Hope you guys enjoy them
BTW, just know Im doing this personally so after the winners give their address info to bob they need to do so again for me, just make sure you have BLAM JUICE IN YOUR subject.
Btw I uploaded the Movie to youtube,I was getting alot of PMs about how my movie was crashin comps etc. Its really is just a quick and dirty flash so ya, its not gonna play all that great on lower end computers, so I uploaded it, but the compression raped it, so if anyone has better suggestions let me know.
And Sadly so am I,
so if any you goons wanna go at it, then hit me up before I pass out.
Haven't posted in a bit, so heres what Im doing.
Rise Of PBot is still in the mix, though I do stop here and there to either work on another quick project or to make art for the game for Rise. Another thing I'm excited about is being tapped to join a group of artists from NG that I highly respect. I've been asked to create a flash as a submission piece, and I'm excited over the idea of testing my worth. The first shot you see is a more stylized version of mindchamber that I hope fits better with the group's aesthetic and fun style. The second pic is the Second level art of the Pbot game which I sent off to FrostedMuffins.
and the last shot is a quick glimpse at some of the annoying characters that have been chasing Pbot down for that flash. more info to come later.
Larger image here
last week and the weekend before was pretty busy around here. Personally I used the week to finish up my collab piece, and shake off the buzz from the BigApple Con. So heres my thoughts on a couple of things,
BigAppleCon was great. It was pretty damn awesome to meet such an amped up and excited group of NG fans. Catching that vibe was totally invigorating and helps me and Im sure alot of us to push forward.
The booth ran great I thanks to the awesome fans and artist and rallied by my side to make this possible. Everyone was who helped was really appreciated, and I just want to say it again, thanks. Nothing gets the point of a 'Site run by fans and artist' across better, than a booth run by fans and artists. Everything I feel about what went down, Luis already explained in his blog, I just want further state that this is exactly how I feel as well. Seriously. Thanks.
Also The booth looked pretty awesome and here's to hoping for a more impressive one the next time we do this.
Metal gear Collab is looking pretty awesome (pun intended). I sat through a bunch of submissions, and alot of them are actually funny.. Gasp! After my little rest up I finally sat down and finished my collab piece for the collection (I actually have two, but the first one is really just a simple gag).
As you can see from the pic, Fred just caught Snake stealing his Fruity Pebbles. Yes, It is as stupid as it sounds. I say if I added up the hours it took to complete this it would be around 2 and a half days.
so don't expected the hottest animation in the bunch, but you can definitely expect the dumbest. XP
Now that all my little side jobs are out of way, im gearing up to get ready to work on a big NG game with Tom once hes off castlecrashers. This doesnt mean I've forgotten about my Rise of P-bot cartoon. Its definitely coming along. Just a bit more, slowly. I also decided to make a game that coincides with the release of the cartoon, and that's being programmed by Frostedmuffins, the programmer for redbaron. So doing the art for the game and the movie at the same time cause a few hiccups here and there, but it is coming along.
This weekend I saw the new Hulk movie. All I can say is, Shit that was great. Originally I wasn't going to. A lot of bad press and negative hype almost doomed this movie in to a DVD rental for me. Then I realized that what I was doing was exactly the same thing that happens at NG , I was letting the opinions of a few elitists judge for me what is, and is not entertainment. Well fuck that, fuck them! I needed to see how bad this movie was for myself.
And I'm so glad I did.
In a nutshell the Hulk plays out like a mixture of "The Fugitive", "King Kong" and a dash of "American Werewolf in London," for good measure. All of this is interwoven with great dialogue, and at times even better acting. The movie really captures the destitute life of Bruce Banner, and the curse he bares. Something that the show did very well. (While on that subject, fans of the original show will definitely be in for a treat)
There aren't many action scenes, but the ones there are incredibly visceral and violent. The Introduction to each creature was done exceptional well, revealing only bits and pieces of anatomy using a documentary style of filming. Even without these sparse CG scenes the story is still strong enough to keep you interested in the characters. Granted there are a few silly moments towards the end, but if you never had a problem with the ridiculously cheesy microwave gun at the end of "Batman Begins", then you won't even flinch with these. The Hulk model still looks fake, but at least he isn't neon green like the first movie. I still believe if they simply kept the face real and kept the body CG this wouldn't be an issue. It worked great for Mr Hyde, but I'm sure the reasoning is that the far set eyes and monkey like nose of the Hulk is something that is iconic of the character and cant be realistically done with a human face.
It was excellent and I rank it up there with Ironman.
We'll be giving these out at the BigAppleCon next week
I think they came out pretty sweet. At first I was a bit put off that they are a tiny bit dark, but I love how rich the colors Look. Its pretty cool to see my art in solid form and on something you can actually hold.
I did get a few gripes about the statement on the card as being a bit pretentious.
"The Most creative Group of Artist, animators, game designers, and musicians on the Web"
I dunno, I think its true, and isn't pretentious at all. maybe if I said "The ONLY Group of..." or " The Most Talented group" or " The most respected" <---LoL
In terms of the sheer amount of creative talent, we are certainly the biggest. And being creative doesn't mean we don't still have room to grow... Y'know?
I think its safe to say we ARE the most creative group on the web, and it really makes me proud.
With only about two weeks lefts to the BigAppleCon, Ive been hustling getting postcards designed, making Games and Videos list of the the flashes we will be displaying, and trying to come up with new or different Items to have presented at the Con.
Well The First of these just came to the office which was the Embroidered NG tank Patch. Theres just something cool about feeling the stitching of the Actual tank in your hands. On top of that it has an adhesive back so you can pretty much stick it anywhere. Its a nice subtle way to show your NG love.
The 3inch version is great for shoulder patches and backpacks, while the 1.5 inch version would go perfect on a blank cap. more news about the Con as it arrives. Even had some made of my Logo for myself.
In other news, have you guys tried FlashPlayer10 ? Its still in beta but damn is it blazin' I tried out Baron, Newgroundsrumble, and DadnMe, and all the games are superfast now. I have yet to see any real errors aside from some highlighted buttons looking misaligned, check it out.
.......... Has sadly been delayed. With so many things going on, I just wasn't able to submit it on Pico day.
P-bot felt so bad about the situation that he came by and personally apologized for the delay.
Tom wasn't sad anymore.