Just wanted to share a cropped sample of one of the desktop wallpapers bundled with the DCV-enabled first episode of Dark Rift. Those who bought Clara Ravens Episode 3 Epilogue know that the DCV-enabled comics are bundled with additional ‘bonus’ content, including character bios, 3D character turntables that you can spin with your mouse for 360 degree views, and desktop wallpapers. As with Clara Ravens Episode 3 Epilogue, Dark Rift will have 3 different wallpapers (one of which will not contain blatant nudity, but will be sexy, for those who want to have a wallpaper to safely display on their monitor without suffering the judgement of friends/family) with each wallpaper in 6 different, common monitor resolutions.
Here is a cropped and scaled down version of one of the wallpapers featuring Polly. You can see her teasing you as she climbs up some crates to get to a case waiting on top of a storage cage, but teases you by showing you the goods as she ascends.
Wanted to share with you a commission I did last week. These two were extremely fun to set up, though they were disappointing to render. I gotta be honest; the more I work in Octane, the more disenchanted I become with it. The developers boast the unique ability of the GPU renderer to make changes on-the-fly and see the results real-time. While this is somewhat true, the thing they don’t tell you is that a scene with only a moderate complexity will bring even the strongest PC to its knees, making it virtually impossible to control your mouse enough to hover over the ‘pause’ button to make changes. If/When your PC checks back from rendering to give enough control to move your mouse, it lasts for possibly one second, then is gone again. The developers point out that the ‘solution’ for this is a 2nd GPU to offload all non-rendering computer tasks. I don’t know about you, but a ‘solution’ that requires I buy more hardware (also after I’ve invested $600 just weeks ago on a new 4 GB vidcard) isn’t a ‘solution’ at all. I shouldn’t need
The feedback we’ve received regarding the Dynamic Comic Viewer has been wonderful and it appears that users have really embraced this new format and are clamoring for more. Our initial iteration of the software was as feature rich as we could muster without going completely overboard, as we wanted to first gauge your reactions and hear your feedback. Now that we are satisfied that what we’ve produced is something you enjoy and want more of, we intend to continue adding to the software to help it reach its maximum potential.
That’s right, everyone… The store is officially live and chock full of goodies! Well, not quite ‘full’. In fact, it’s rather barren. But it’s running, it’s been tested and found to be working in all browsers, and Clara Ravens Episode 3 Epilogue is there waiting for you to get your hands on, as well as the Dynamic Comic Viewer! So I’ll save you a lengthy ranting blog post as I’m sure you’re eager to get to the first official DCV-enabled comic, so click on the banner above or click the store link and go get yourself some Clara!
Big thanks to the two guys who’ve been working tirelessly over the last couple weeks helping me get this up and running, despite working late nights to 3 a.m. at some points. I literally couldn’t have done this without you guys, and you deserve the recognition even though I know you’d rather stay anonymous. Thanks a ton!
Oh lastly, if/when you buy the comic and have had a chance to read it, please drop by the store again and leave a review of the product for other potential buyers. But please, keep it spoiler-free!
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Additionally, I’ve reset a few downloads. Note that downloads are set to 3 attempts for each individual product, and download link expire in one week’s time, so be sure to download your purchases right away and email me through the “Contact” box if you are having problems. You can get to your account page here: https://www.epoch-art.com/my-account. I understand you are spending your hard-earned money for my stuff and I want to make sure that you are able to get it!