Tag: The Medjai Mistake

23
May

Legacy of the Batutut – Coming Late June

Clara Ravens - Concept Art for Dossier 007: Legacy of the BatututHere’s the first of several promotional images I’ll post over the next couple days for Dossier 007: Legacy of the Batutut. I’ll be set building next week as well as finishing off the Batutut, who are the characters that Clara will be facing off against.

I know that I had promised that Xip and I would collect all the poll data and come up with several concepts for a second round of voting to come up with a winner for the next dossier concept, but I came up with a concept almost right away and wanted to see if it would be viable for a dossier. The experiment involved growing fur on a bunch of Planet of the Apes-type simian character meshes. After no less than four attempts at growing believable fur with Poser’s Hair Room, I managed to get something that I actually liked and looked believable. Also, with the help of my buddy Erogenesis, I learned how to export Daz3D’s Genesis meshes to native Poser .cr2 file-types, which

15
Aug

This is a New Post

Clara Ravens - Colombina's Illusion OutfitI didn’t know what to name this post, since I think I’ve named about a hundred blog posts “update” at this point, but that is in fact what this is.

So earlier this week I went and updated the scene files for all of the sets for Clara Ravens Episode 4: Colombina’s Illusion, since they were all originally set up in Octane v.1.0. The only thing that really took a little work to fix was going back and adjusting scaling of certain textures that used scaling (since Octane 1.5 and above changed the way scaling works). I ran some tests, and noticed that my color correction was now off, likely due to ‘behind the scenes’ changes in Octane 2.0 vs. 1.0, since there was nonthing else (like camera response type) that would affect image color that I’ve changed. It wasn’t an insurmountable issue, however, as I was able to create new color correction layers that would correct frames rendered in 2.0 and make them match the already finished images. So we are back to work full time on this, but there is still a TON to do. A LOT… TONS… Just so you know. It might get quiet around here, as I’m just going to be rendering frame after frame, with no real news to share. So be aware.

In other news, I bought a new computer chair to replace this broken one. Should be arriving next week. Which is great, because this chair doesn’t stay straight anymore. Lesson learned. STOP THROWING SHIT.

Nothing new to show, so I did a quick render of Clara in her outfit in Episode 4, using the lighting rig I set up for the character reveals for Dossier 004: The Medjai Mistake. Hope you enjoy.

6
Aug

The Deep Dive to Social Media

San Diego Comic Con 2014Well, I’m back on the grid and ready to drop some updates. But to be honest, the notion of writing a long-winded blog post to fill you all in on my San Diego Comic Con 2014 experience, update plans for the DCV, social media launches, and the state of my liver after the heavy boozing over the last two weeks seems exhausting. So I’m just going to let this one flow ‘stream of consciousness’ style and see where it takes us. I hope to be brief. I also hope I’m wearing briefs because I just pissed myself with boredom (that’s a thing, right?).

First off, SDCC 2014 was incredible albeit lacking in energy and pizzazz. This year felt… smaller. I don’t know quite how to describe it. Missing was the grand spectacle of previous year’s booths, which would blow your mind as you first walked on the exhibit floor. Also seemingly in smaller numbers were the cosplayers. I honestly don’t recall seeing even one single Power Girl. Seriously. How the fuck was there no Power Girl cosplay? That’s usually the go-to cosplay for chicks who want to show off their magnificent rack. And finally, the crowd itself just seemed to be lacking the enthusiasm and energy of years past. It was a very low-energy vibe I got this year…

22
Jul

The Medjai Mistake – Now Available

In case you’ve been struck blind and cannot see the enormous site header, the latest release in The Dossier Series, titled The Medjai Mistake, and featuring the lovely Clara Ravens is now available in the Epoch Art store. Go pick yourself up a copy for only $7.99 USD.

In this dossier, Clara explores an ancient store room in the temple complex at Karnak. She tries a little of the pharaoh’s booze and ends up regretting it wholeheartedly. Or does she?

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.

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