Just a quick update. I just returned from a 4-day festival.
The Bits Update has been tested and will made available soon. Sorry for the delay.
Project E is still on, but postponed until some software bugs have been resolved. I won't go into details but these bugs are of such a nature that they impede the development of PE. Proceeding despite these bugs would just make PE a cumbersome MASSIVE figure that will eat my (and your) computer's memory, then I might as well continue using V4. I prefer PE to be done properly and efficiently, and not weighted down with work-arounds.
The Arcas Afterparty series will be continued as soon as I have my new PC's with me. I'm about to go collect them from cargo! Whoohoo! And btw, the Arcas Afterparty pics are not just doodles or wasting time. Besides having great fun making them, I am actually actively testing and experimenting with things like background figures, populated scenes, volumetrics and other things in preparation for the Disco Dragon. Hopefully with my new rigs things will speed up and improve.