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12
Mar

Want a free copy of CR4?

Clara Ravens LogoThen help me identify the font used to make the Clara Ravens logo…

I made the logo for her comic almost five years ago, and while I have the .psd saved in high res, the name part of the logo (attached here in the post with all the extra stuff removed) was rasterized in the .psd because it had been taken into 3ds Max (back before I switched to Maya) in order to “3d-ize” the text.

In between waiting for renders to complete for Clara Ravens Episode 4: Colombina’s Illusion, I’ve been learning Adobe After Effects. I want to do a badass animated logo for Epoch Art, as well as ones for all of my comic titles, for use in teaser trailers and other promotional material. I will be making a teaser trailer for CR4 if/when I can identify the font used to make the logo. I cannot find it in my font library, possibly because I’ve gone through, I don’t know, like 6 or 7 computers since 2010? It’s possible it’s not even on my current hard drive. And, because I “3d-ized” the logo, it has proven difficult to identify using online font recognition software like whatthefont and identifont. I’ve even flattened it, removed the beveling, and forced the perspective back to make the logo flat letters. Yet still, I have been unable to have any software recognize it. I submitted it to the expert font identifiers at whatthefont, but no one there has identified it, either.

So I’m crowd-sourcing this. The first person to identify the font and provide me a link to it so I can verify that it is the correct font (be aware it might even be a commercial font because I’ve bought font packs back in my desktop publishing days) will get a free copy of Clara Ravens Episode 4: Colombina’s Illusion when it is finally available.

31
Jan

DCV v3.0 – PLEASE UPDATE IMMEDIATELY

The Dynamic Comic Viewer (DCV) software was updated some time ago to version 3.0 and we did a stealth update on the website, but it is imperative that you download it if you plan on purchasing any new comics, including the upcoming Dossier 006: Fire in the Ice.

Just go to the DCV page HERE to redownload the software.

There were minor enhances and bug fixes, so it isn’t really a ‘version 3.0′ so much as a ’2.01′, but that is what the developer chose as the iteration number, so who am I to judge? Just go download it as soon as possible. It is backward compatible, so it will play all of your already purchased comics and dossiers with no issue. You can simply delete your old DCV folder from your hard drive and replace it with the new one.

Any questions, just ask in the comments below. I fully expect to get like a hundred emails when Fire in the Ice releases that it won’t play because they are trying to open it in v2.0 and they didn’t read this post (or the note on the product page). DON’T BE THAT GUY. Pointing, laughing, name-calling, insults to your manhood, and general public ridicule will follow.

24
Dec

Merry Christmas

Hey Folks,

From Epoch and his team, have a Merry Christmas.
Enjoy these days with friends, family, loved onces.

And off course a happy New year… even if it’s still far away.

Thanks for your support and i think you’ll join me in hoping for new Epoch adventures next year.

Ciao,

Xip

22
Oct

Today is Yesterday’s Tomorrow

Clara Ravens - Stretchy TanktopSo, as I watch these days tick by and make progress on this comic in a speed befitting a tortoise in a certain race with an arrogant rabbit, I am often presented with tough decisions that will dramatically affect outcomes. This past week was one of those times.

The character of Hugo I decided to build on the Daz3D Genesis mesh because he is a fat guy and he needs to be wearing a suit. Since Genesis uses a hyper-conforming technology for vertex matching called Tri-Ax, I thought it would be the best way to put Hugo in a suit and have a viable character that can work in my scenes without a lot of needed fixes on the fly in regards to his suit fitting.

Boy, was I wrong. Everyone knows Genesis works like fucking garbage in Poser. The DSON importer works okay, but the

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