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16
Dec

The Dossier Series: One Who Smiles – Now Available

The most karate-tastic of all the dossiers in The Dossier Series, One Who Smiles, featuring the lovely Clara Ravens is now available in the Epoch Art store. Go pick yourself up a copy for only $9.99 USD.

In this dossier, Clara faces off against her sensei in a final trial to earn her black belt. But he teaches her a lesson she wasn’t quite prepared for!

And if you pick up a copy, please consider leaving a review and/or a rating on the product page to help other potential buyers. If you’d like to discuss anything in particular regarding this dossier, feel free to leave a comment in this thread and we can get a dialogue going.

21
Nov

Cloth Sims = No Concept Artwork

One Who Smiles - Frame 001Well, I had promised more concept art, but instead I’m just offering up the first frame of the comic to give you a look at the characters and the set. It’s what they call the ‘establishing shot’ in screenwriting and filmmaking. Anyway, Clara will be facing off against her sensei Ryujin as her last trial before earning her black belt. Fighting by her side will be one of Ryujin’s other promising students, a young man named Yoshi. In this intense battle, there is going to be some really funny moments as Ryujin teaches both Clara and Yoshi lessons in humility, patience… and smiling.

The reason I didn’t have time for concept art is because this entire set I decided to use dynamic clothing, which requires running a cloth simulation for every article of clothing. While this offers a more realistic look for their apparel, it requires extra time while the simulation runs for each piece of clothing. On each character. For every frame. Yeah…

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