Wednesday, December 29, 2010

In case it wasn't obvious...

If it wasn't already painfully obvious, I'm out of the game, so,
Consider this my official resignation. 

The site will stay up indefinitely, as will the MediaFire links, etc., and I'll still be around to answer questions and help out new designers and builders, but it would really be unwise to expect any new releases on this blog. 

I'd still like to do the big collection of tutorial videos I've been meaning to do for over a year now, so hopefully I'll still be able to make one big lasting contribution to the community.

Beyond that, you should all be familiar with my protégés by now, and if I can get them off their lazy asses (I'm one to talk), I should be able to pass on all my unfinished work to them. I'm always willing to take new creators under my proverbial wing, so if you'd like to get into this stuff, as regards the designing, or if you want to get yourself an unlocked copy of one of my old models for customizing, never hesitate to send me an email.

Apologies to anyone who is still waiting on one of the many models I once claimed I would inevitably complete. The reality is, they just aren't going to hit the market with my name attached (maybe with a credit for assisting, but that's it).

In all honesty, I wanted the Claptrap model to be my last great hurrah, but someone beat me to the punch, and did a rather magnificent job of it, if I may say so. So that's really the end of my designing career.

The being said, there should be a very fun video uploaded in the next month to my YouTube channel, so be sure to check that out.

zomgEdit: Here's them videos. Enjoy.

So if I might leave you with one last thought,
Keep it up kids, the community churns out amazing things every day.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Anyone want free stuff?

I don't want to alarm anyone (not that anything I say could really be alarming anymore), but I'm getting rid of a bunch of my stuff, and if anyone in the DFW (Dallas - Fort Worth) area, specifically Denton and surrounding cities, wants some pre-made models, I'm looking to empty some shelf space.

Anything I can't give away is gonna get burned, which should make for some very fun YouTubing.

Shoot me an email if you're interested. My deviantArt account should give you an idea of what I've got. I'm keeping a handful of the more "important" models, but a lot of the rest has just gots to go.

UPDATE: I've scribbled a list of the stuff I'm definitely keeping. Everything else is free to claim. (see comments)

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Obligatory Birthday Post

Pretty self-indulgent, eh? Twenty-four years old. Guess there's no escaping it, I've become some sort of...


dun dun DUNNN!

Anyhoo, lookit!

So, the big problem is the Claptrap is grey. I don't know the first thing about using textures derived from materials libraries in .MAT form, so if anyone has some tips, they'd be much appreciated. There are plenty of other models that use the .MAT stuff too. I've been working with the original game on PC thus far (usually play on PS3, got the core game for PC on the cheap), but I'm planning to get the GOTY edition when it comes out in a week, so that'll add some cool stuff. 

Anyway, sorry about not...really...doing anything lately. Finally found some employment, which is good, but means I basically have no free time during the week. I'll try to get one some releases soon, getting most of the actual building done on weekends. Also hoping to get going on some more tutorial videos soon.

In the meantime, the Final Fantasy Papercraft group blog is making headway, so watch that instead of watching me do nothing.

...stay tuned?

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Final Fantasy Papercraft

Just thought I'd let you guys know, the new group blog just went live. We're (and by we are, I mean Zinarei is) still working out some of the details, but for the most part, it's ready to go. Figured it was time to pull the trigger.