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Redstone Magic, animatic

While browsing videos on youtube recently, one of the youtubers I was watching at the time made a request if someone with vfx know-how could make a quick intro piece for them. So I figured while I’m still on the look out for paid work, why not take a break from ToT related material and give it a go!

Suffice to say, despite some rage moments with getting the camera inside After Effects to function on tight bends and angles like I wanted to, within 2.5D space, it turned out pretty alright. But I still look forward to when I can replace my current machine for one that works so I can get back to doing some real 3d! I might even redo this within Lightwave! It’d certainly be a lot smoother. Though I’d have to work out another method for transitioning the red stuff (known as Redstone dust in Minecraft) to fade on so it looks like there’s power flowing through it. So in that way, After Effects has a good advantage!

But enough of my rambling on, here’s the video. ^_^

Complete with some nice SFX obtained through Freesound.org , still the best source for SFX under a creative commons licence I’ve seen.

If you’re in to Minecraft, and perhaps want to learn some interesting circuit systems, feel free to dro by Redstone Magic’s youtube and show your support with a thumbs up if you like it. The owners also starting to do some Lets Play videos too.

Finally, I am making sure I keep to my word! The next chapter of UNTITLED is up, and the next shall follow next week! If I forget, you all have permission to spam this post telling me to hurry up! And I shall give you all a totally legitimate excuse about how I forgot because I was busy battling cyber-ninja-pirates in a galaxy far, far away… and then post the next chapter up immediately.

Until next time.
~Shea

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Getting back to writing

After lazily disregarding my promise to post a new chapter or section of a novel each week since I started doing so, months later I’m making sure I’m getting back to the habit. Next week I’ll be trying to put up a chapter each Friday night, which will hopefully stir me back into writing as its been so long since I wrote anything outside of the story-boards for Tales of Thyilos.

I’ll have to re-read back on everything I’ve written thus far to make sure I’m up to scratch with what my narrative direction was, which is a good excuse to re-draft earlier pages.
The Chapters I’ve put up are Chapters 10 through to 14.
Though I am posting u UNTITLED at the moment, I am going to re-read all of Samurai 2020 and re-write that lost chapter so that it can finally be put to its rest. Or at least, put the draft version to rest.

Comments/opinions on my work is a muchly appreciated thing from the constant barrage of spam. 🙂

Lastly before I go, it seems the Beta Demo for ToT will be released on the 30th. Mainly so I can exploit the last moments of time to make sure that we really have done what we can before the public release.

Till next time! ^_^
~Shea


Novel update

It’s been a long while since I updated any of the books, mostly due to forgetting due to a busy work schedule at TAFE.

But I’ve gone about and made sure to post up more chapters of Untitled. Chapter 6 to 9 are now available for reading, and I’ll be trying to get back into my routine up putting up the next chapter each week on Friday night.

Also, some new vids and artwork coming soon.

~Shea