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by this_barb
Thu Oct 29, 2009 7:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Which is better: to learn 2D or 3D animation?
Replies: 32
Views: 2781

Re: Which is better: to learn 2D or 3D animation?

Generally a workflow for a 3D model is: model, rig, texture, animate Whereas the flow for 2D would be: draw, ink, color Depending on detail, the first step of creating a 3D model will take just as long as all 3 steps of drawing a 2D figure (if not longer). One important detail: The 3D model is reusa...
by this_barb
Thu Oct 29, 2009 7:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy 40th birthday, Internet!
Replies: 2
Views: 569

Happy 40th birthday, Internet!

You are 40 years old today! How does it feel? Joints creaking yet? I remember when you were just a wee toddler having no more than 4 users connected. Now you have billions. Thank you for transforming modern society.
by this_barb
Wed Oct 28, 2009 11:07 am
Forum: Skill Development
Topic: How much convenience can you stand?
Replies: 29
Views: 2997

Re: How much convenience can you stand?

Something I find myself growing increasingly intolerant of these days are coincidences in stories. I didn't think much of them until giving some thought to the structure of VNs. Unlike other formats, VNs tend to follow the daily exploits of the protagonist. So there's usually very little opportunit...
by this_barb
Wed Oct 21, 2009 7:15 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Too Much Worldbuilding?
Replies: 18
Views: 1421

Re: Too Much Worldbuilding?

Pulling from the world of VNs, I'm reminded of the "Nasu-verse". I think one of the biggest failings in Fate Stay Night was Nasu's insistance on explaining the rules of the Grail War, Masters, Maguses, Servants, classes, etc. over and over. Some of that detail was necessary. But I found the impleme...
by this_barb
Mon Oct 12, 2009 10:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Smoothing Lineart
Replies: 20
Views: 3172

Re: Smoothing Lineart

rioka wrote:You can use the pen tool in Photoshop but that takes a bit of learning curve. Other than that, you can use Manga Studio which I find to be very easy to use - just trace over your lines and you get nice clean edges.
Yep, not to mention it takes about 2-3x as long as the raster methods.
by this_barb
Sun Oct 11, 2009 10:18 am
Forum: Skill Development
Topic: Overall difficulty of VNs
Replies: 11
Views: 1425

Re: Overall difficulty of VNs

It is far harder to properly model, rig, and animate a 3D model than it is to draw a picture. It is far harder to hack code and debug than it is to use Ren'py's scripting language This is not to say that making a good VN is easy, but its difficulty is nothing in comparison to making a good video game.
by this_barb
Fri Oct 09, 2009 5:01 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: "living in Communist country - the simulation game"
Replies: 8
Views: 1142

Re: "living in Communist country - the simulation game"

I hope you actually have experience living in a communist country or know someone who does.
by this_barb
Sun Oct 04, 2009 9:57 am
Forum: Skill Development
Topic: A question about freeware graphic resources.
Replies: 15
Views: 1900

Re: A question about freeware graphic resources.

Whether or not you are selling your game has absolutely no bearing on most free assets. It's pretty rare for it to be a factor, in fact. Not true. Stock often does not allow permission for commercial use. Whether something is "commercial", I personally have found, is a very big factor. There are th...
by this_barb
Wed Sep 30, 2009 9:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Copyright Infringement? (New problem. See my latest post)
Replies: 17
Views: 1783

Re: Copyright Infringement? (New problem. See my latest post)

A "character" is copyright.

A character name is not.

Regardless, a party can use the DMCA if they want and it is up to you whether you want to fight it or not.
by this_barb
Sun Sep 27, 2009 11:31 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Enchanted Gem, episode one (a small practice vn)
Replies: 4
Views: 677

Re: Enchanted Gem, episode one (a small practice vn)

Naming the character or not doesn't really detract from gameplay for me personally.
by this_barb
Fri Sep 25, 2009 10:27 am
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Reusing Music from Your Other Projects
Replies: 8
Views: 754

Re: Reusing Music from Your Other Projects

As a gamer, I actually appreciate reused (or maybe remixed music). For example: the fanfare in Final Fantasy (I would hate if they changed that anytime soon), or the Tristram theme in Diablo.
by this_barb
Thu Sep 24, 2009 4:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Harddrive, may it rest in peace.
Replies: 13
Views: 847

Re: Harddrive, may it rest in peace.

That's why it's always a good idea to have a backup drive or even use mirror raid.
by this_barb
Wed Sep 23, 2009 4:57 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Playing Games vs. Making Games
Replies: 22
Views: 1916

Re: Playing Games vs. Making Games

I'm not sure why, but I think part of the reason is that I know if I find an idea I like, I can't do it anymore because it's already been done. Just saying, plot devices exist because they've already been done before. There is nothing wrong in using what other authors or artists have done before you.
by this_barb
Thu Sep 17, 2009 1:50 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Ideal resolution?
Replies: 8
Views: 996

Ideal resolution?

I'm thinking ideally it might be 800 x 600 or another 1.33 ratio resolution, but I'm just guessing. Right now, I'm drawing my characters at approximately 6000 pixels in height and it is a LOT of work. Since, the image will eventually be scaled down anyway, I wonder what the most common resolution is...
by this_barb
Mon Sep 14, 2009 9:11 am
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Need some opinions from experienced game makers.
Replies: 18
Views: 1509

Re: Need some opinions from experienced game makers.

Alright. I've gotten a pretty good idea of what is to be expected now. Samu-kun brought up something I overlooked, that of partners wanting creative input. As individuals, do you usually like to have a hand in the creative side of the story, none at all or only in certain situations, and if possibl...