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  1. Hahah, I started writing and realised how difficult it is to put my ideas into words! I'll eventually keep posting though
  2. Hey guys, I know it's been a while since I've been around on JR. However, I'm currently trying to formalize a philosophy I have developed over this last year (and which I find in a lot of other places too), and I've always thought back to the JR blogs as somewhere I have spewed out brain-droppings. Therefore, I think I'll continue to use this as not only a way to get my ideas out into text, but to stay active on JR. I decided to stick with this blog, since it's interesting to me to go back and read old posts to see how much I have changed as a person. However, for convenience, I am naming this series "Unnamed Philosophy", to distinguish the brain-droppings from me trying to write chapters about this philosophy. I hope you all enjoy this. Remember that it is a philosophy, so it will confront everything in life, dark and light. As someone that has embraced this way of thinking, though, I do think I have a clearer view on the world around me and myself. Enjoy your read.
  3. Does anyone have any experience in 3D asset making? :P I'd love some help on a game I'm developing.

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    2. Mecmax


      @Robbie I've seen such videos, they both give me hope and take away all my confidence in my own skills :P

    3. Jamie


      @Mecmax Nice to see you back btw :P (Start posting in the forums damn it :P )

    4. Mecmax


      Thanks, @Jamie ;) 

  4. So another post raised this question in my head. A lot of people fight to stop the NSA from monitoring your internet activity, or from companies selling your data to each other. This can be considered a violation of privacy, since your internet activity is meant to only be shared by you or with your permission. I am quite conflicted on what I think on this topic. A great interview of Edward Snowden (which I could not find now ) made me consider taking my privacy more seriously, and ever since I have downloaded the Opera browser, with extra VPN add-ons and such, hoping to make it more difficult for my information to be thrown around. However, I still think of how this actually solves any problems at all. Sometimes, on the other hand, I get ads on youtube that I find great and I understand that they have been specifically targetted towards me. The other extreme is spotify, which tailors playlists to my tastes based on every song I've ever listened to on their service, and it works marvelously. It's a weird dilemma and I don't really know where I stand on it. What do you guys think?
  5. I read the title and instantly, this video by the internet master CGP Grey came to mind: I think I agree with pretty much all that is said in the video. What do you guys think? This actually made me think of a slightly different topic. I'll put it in the forums.
  6. Mecmax


    Agreed, it's such a good program.
  7. Mecmax

    Random Thoughts

    That's what I have, and I do find it really nice And then, I have an immense external hard drive, which is one further down the line, in terms of speed to storage space But each one has its use, between music, photo and video storage, games, etc, which is great ^^
  8. Ahh, makes sense. Then do you scan your work, or how do you get it digitalized? I'd imagine you could trace the sketch on a drawing tablet alternatively. And how come the pencil marks still make it through? (They appear on a few of the frames of the animations)
  9. Those are awesome. What's a light box? I've never heard of it.
  10. I got a new laptop a few months back, and it's really doing me well! It's a Lenovo ideapad Y700, with very similar specs to your's. It's got the same graphics card, 16GB RAM, 500 GB HDD, 128 SDD, and an intel i7. On top of that, the cooling seems very on-point, a brilliant 4K resolution and wonderful built-in speakers. And after having a short, traumatic experience with Windows 8.1, I was very happy to find out that Windows 10 is much nicer (although there are already some things I hate about it compared to Windows 7 ). This is how the pc looks: It weighs a ton though, so I'm thinking through options for a portable, possibly unimaginably cheap laptop to bring to classes (coputer science classes). But for everything else, it's really great.
  11. Mecmax

    One Plus 3?

    I have no clue for this kind of thing I'm an unoriginal loser with an iphone Sorry for not giving in input
  12. Mecmax

    Random Thoughts

    Did you find a notable difference (compared to HDD I'm assuming)?
  13. Mecmax

    Random Thoughts

    Or 36 hours of sleep
  14. I'm sure the few people regularly on JR (except for maybe that one guy who left you the appreciative comment) all enjoy taking looks at your work ^^
  15. That was quite horrible Here's some compensation
  16. @SpencerCain I love the drafts of this pokemon-like game (Pixelated RPG I guess, Pokemon is the only one I've ever played)! I love this kind of drafting for any kind of project. Also, your pixel art still looks like something that could be in an animation or an indie game, it still looks pretty professionally made. Also, wtf is that video!!?? It's magical and scary (and awesome, since it's by adult swim).. And I totally get the trippy effect from the motion blur
  17. (Late as hell reply) Yeah, that's what I was thinking, since the smear is really obvious and at that point, unnatural, but it makes for a great example for the technique. I can imagine that it's a good way out of making less frames for an animation ^^
  18. Don't listen to whoever that is. When I go on JR Network I just catch up on everything you post, and without you there wouldn't be anything to read ^^ At least it's nice knowing that there's more than just us two and Jamie on JR
  19. I'm in Japan (home for the next month) so I'm gonna start playing in a bit and post updates ^^ What team should I join? I'm thinking instinct because 'back in the day I played pokemon Yellow rather than Red or Blue.
  20. that's frustrating! Hahah Maybe get a one of those sattelite-connected wifi routers for the trip, so you can catch all the magikarps!
  21. Woah, I had never heard of this smear stuff, it looks amazing! I feel like this knowledge will come in handy some day in my life I looked it up some more, and it kind of reminds me of "motion blur" in video games, which I actually hate usually (the first thing I turn off it a game is lagging). Anyways, once my programming skills get good enough, I'll be making pixel-based games, with which I will definitely look forward to making the art of! I've already made a pixel-based zombie survival game on the easy program Scratch, so I have some experience Keep posting stuff and making art! It's really awesome.
  22. Damn, looks like I'm gonna have to walk back to Japan once holidays are over, because airplanes are just too fast
  23. I'm guessing you're going to be ok, I really hope for the best for you. Stay strong! We'll be excited to hear about your ideas, and I'll be sure to remind you once you've gotten better!
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