Monday, 16 September 2013
Current status of comic (and Project E)
Hey guys! FYI, I've been busy with the comic. I completed the girls a few days ago and now Lali's apartment is ready to start animating the first scene. She scenes in the university follow later.
Lali is busy studying and preparing for her role at Black Desk. So its a perfect time for little flashbacks and stories from her time back in university.
I filled up her apartment with all kinds of stuff, food, books, study material. Lali's got a new fridge (modified existing prop), a new tabletop with a sink and some very useful items here and there.
Its alot of fun to do bacause now Lali really starts to live! I had to think, hm, what does she eat? Drink?
BTW it was impossible to find a small fridge. All the 3D content sites only sell those huge American family fridges!!! So I made my own!
I also finally did some exact measurements of the girls and with this picture you can see exactly how small Lali is, or how tall Julie is (she's Dutch haha). I will also be measuring thing like cars and weapons to make sure they are life-size relative to Lali... obviously also dick-sizes haha.
Lali is 1.63m (5.3 ft) where Julie is 1.83m (6ft). Strangely enough Julie is 96% of a normal V4!! V4 is like 6 foot 2!
For the rest I adapted some existing building props for the extended hallways of the university. Fun fun! I also took the opportunity to clean up my runtimes and my download repository. I Tweaked some internet freebees and made Lali some nice guns for future comics, like a 9mm Glock 17, Glock 19, Glock 34 modified, the Taurus PT24/7, the Ruger PD95, the 9mm Imi Uzi, , a Finnish RK-62, a more detailed 1911 and M9 Beretta 9mm, and obviously the small concealable ones like the Walther PPK, or the Kel-Tec P11 like in the picture there. I hesitated posting it on AOD or Rotica bacause of the shit that just went down in that Navy Base in the US. Terrible shit again :(
By the way, there's been some inquiries into Project E and let me just quickly point you to the page: Project E Information. I'll quickly repeat what it says:
(While making the comic... ) ...I have been forming an idea of what Project E is going to be. The current idea is that it will compensate for where all other existing figures are lacking. We have a lot of good working figures out there with different qualities, low-poly advantages, freaky morphing abilities, superior bending etc... some of which cater for most 3D figure artists. But there are many that want more detail and versatility from a 3D figure.
So in doing this, forming an idea of what Project E will be, is a balance of many things, low-poly to high-poly in certain areas, more abdomen bones or not, making a new concept UV map but making the transition from V4 easy, and making it directly compatible with V4 without getting my ass sued to Kingdom Come by DAZ.
I don't intend to make the next standard figure out there, there is too much variation in the demands! But judging from what I've picked up, I wouldn't be surprised if that would happen anyway. In any case, I want to make a very nicely working, morphing and detailed figure resulting from Project E.