Mario Party 8 encodes some of its preview animations as video data. All frames of this data consist of three images representing the red, green, and blue color channels (with the green channel having double the resolution of the other two). Here is a sample of the textures loaded into the Wii’s memory to compose and display one frame of video.

driftless1900  asked:

Hi Robin! I don't want to bother you but i just wanted to know which glitch things/overlays that you used in the Antisepticeye videos and where you got them other than cutting up the footage and repeating it, etc.. also I am highly inspired by your work and stuff! You do such an amazing job and I wish I could be good as you someday!

Well.. I didn’t really use any “glitch things/overlays” :P.. I used combinations of a custom green Lumetri colorgrade, sawtooth wave warp, time-remapping, color channels and blendmodes, all within Premiere. Well, and a “analogue noise”-video I made in After Effects, on top of some shots.

And then tracking and replacing the eyes with a black mask, and adding back in the reflections on top of that, also in After Effects, for a few shots :)


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anonymous asked:

what type of shader do you use for fightknight? and where can I learn more about it?

It’s a very simple one that I made myself! basically, it takes the 3 separate rgb channels and converts each range of values to a specific color on a palette. the dithering is created by making every other pixel use one of two slightly different ranges.

a lot of the look of the game is from how the graphics are set up to take advantage of the shader. this is how the game looks with the shader disabled:

as you can see, each asset is using either the Red, Green or Blue color channel. the bars on the left demonstrate the value range, 0-255 for each channel. what the shader does is convert those values to…

something that looks like this! the three channels have been converted to 5 colors each, for a total of 13 unique colors (the same darkest shade is shared by all channels)

the final variable in how the graphics are set up is the fog. it can change colors too! for example, here I changed the fog to green:

and that makes the same palette look like this:

a pretty different look for just one change!

the nice thing about all this is that just through changing these variables I can make a given area look completely different

that’s it! thanks for the question :)


Humans only have three color channels in which we can see. The mantis shrimp have twelve channels, seeing colors we couldn’t even dream possible. They see the world in 11 or 12 primary colors, compared to our three, from the ultraviolet through to the infrared. Their compound eyes can move independently from each other and can even simultaneously detect four linear and two circular polarisations. This incredible crustacean also has two club-like appendages that can administer the fastest recorded “punch” (50 mph) of any living animal.

coloring (more like editing) process

gonna use this mob to finally explain my COLORING PROCESS.. and how i go from these base colors to the final product .. 

i always start with my base colors, which are almost always the same, so i keep a color palette to choose from. I usually pick the skin tone first and then change the hue for diff colors (I sometimes change the saturation and brightness too) The example below is the skin tone i use almost Always.. and of course it can be changed later on

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Hey! I made a Color Palette Challenge! So here’s some of my draws with it! 
You can also use my palette, just give me the credits! 
Also, you can visit my youtube channel and watch the coloring process!
Lots of love, Coco

Accessory Tutorial, Part Two: Textures

Another disclaimer: I do my textures the lazy way with accessories. I say lazy way but tbh this is really the only way I know how to do it. I don’t know how to get all fancy with baking and tbh, this method is good enough for me, so it’s the one I use.

What you’ll need for this part:

Blender (still)

A photo editing software that lets you save as .dds. I’ll be using photoshop but there’s also gimp, which is free.

Step One: Baking

I’ve already written a tutorial on how to UV map the way I do it, you can find that here.

After you get through with the tutorial linked above, you should have something that looks like this. What we need to do now, is create an image to bake our UV onto. 

To do that, press the New button in the toolbar under the UV window. A window will pop up. Make sure both numbers are set to 1024, alpha is checked, generated type is blank, and then press okay. Now with something to bake our UV pieces onto, we can actually get to the baking.

You’ll find the Baking drop down menu in under the camera on the right toolbar. Scroll down to where it says bake, open that drop down and set Bake Mode to Ambient Occlusion. Then, you want a bit of room for error, so give yourself a margin. I usually set the margin to 2. Then, when you’ve got that done, press bake.

Now you want to export your accessory out of Blender as a wavefront object.

If you make any changes to your necklace in blender at this point, like if you add anything or move any of your UV pieces, you need to RE-BAKE, RE-SAVE and RE-EXPORT or your textures will not align properly.

Again, it doesn’t matter what you name it or where you export it to, just make sure it’s easy to get to and you remember what you named it. I have a naming system that I use for making things. At this point, I exported the necklace as ‘aliennecklace_obj_001’

Step Two: Image editing software of your choice

I don’t really know how to explain this part, so I’m going to record myself doing it and post the link to the video. Head’s up, I was listening to music while I recorded this and it’s pretty loud, so turn down the volume on your speakers/headphones!

Here’s the video!

When you’re done with the image editing software of your choice, you should have three images:

A multiplier, which should be a neutral grey. The multiplier determines where the textures need to be.

A mask, which should be Red, Yellow, and Magenta, depending on how many color channels you want. If you only wanted one color channel, then you only need to color everything red. I want my necklace to have three color channels, one for each part of the necklace, which is why mine has all three colors.

specular, to be honest, I don’t really know what this one does, I just know that if you don’t do it right, your accessory will be all shiny. Sometimes I get this one right, sometimes I don’t. We’ll see if I get it right this time around.


I was in the mood for another coloring book page thingy, but wanted to make it more interesting so I made it gay. <3



Tried something new and simple while cramps were keeping me from doing anything else. ;) 


Arrow 5x22 - “Missing” - What We Know What We Hope

What We Know

Extended Promo


BLACK SIREN RETURNS — Black Siren (guest star Katie Cassidy) returns to help Chase (Josh Segarra). Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) organizes a birthday party for Oliver (Stephen Amell) while Lance (Paul Blackthorne) is furious after Rene (Rick Gonzalez) misses the custody hearing for his daughter.

Promo Stills

Cast on IMDB


Speed Weed & Oscar Balderrama

They never co-wrote together but they have written a lot of Arrow episodes

Speed Weed - 8 episodes

4x03 -  Restoration

Originally posted by akahazzap

4x07 -  Brotherhood

Originally posted by yet-i-remain-quiet

4x12 -  Unchained

Originally posted by smoakyarrow

4x21 -  Monument Point

Originally posted by lyricalarrow

5x02 -  The Recruits

Originally posted by jensenackesl

5x11 -  Second Chances

Originally posted by arrowsource

5x15 -  Fighting Fire with Fire

Originally posted by arrowsource

5x19 -  Dangerous Liaisons

Originally posted by andjustforthismoment

Oscar Balderrama - 9 episodes

3x20 -  The Fallen

Originally posted by callistawolf

4x05 -  Haunted

Originally posted by lyricalarrow

Originally posted by bridget-malfoy-stilinski-hale

4x10 -  Blood Debts

Originally posted by bigdeesmallworld

4x14 -  Code of Silence

Originally posted by queensarrow

4x20 -  Genesis

Originally posted by olivergifs

4x22 -  Lost in the Flood

Originally posted by feilcityqueen

5x04 -  Penance

Originally posted by candicesalvatore

5x05 -  Human Target

Originally posted by rayna-tw

5x12 -  Bratva

Originally posted by oliverxfelicity

I’m on board forgiving Oscar Balderrama for just about everything because of 3x20 but then I check the list. These two writers like to spring characters on either from other shows (Constantine, Human Target) or from Arrow (Roy, Sara, Noah).

There is a full Olicity episode while in the rest Olicity is reduced to moments.

There’s also the episode of the Wedding planning and the kidnaping of William.

So this all pretty much fits what I’m envisioning for this Episode: BS is getting into the show; Felicity is organizing Oliver’s birthday party; Oliver will finally find out Chase has William.

Billy Joel song 

“Close to the Borderline”

Blackout, heatwave, .44 caliber homicide
The buns drop dead and dogs go mad
In packs on the West Side
Young girl standing on a ledge looks like another suicide
She wants to hit those bricks
‘Cause the news at six gotta stick to a deadline
While the millionaires hide in Beekman Place
The bag ladies throw their bones in my face
I get attacked by a kid with stereo sound
I don’t want to hear it but he won’t turn it down
Life is tough but it’s just enough
To hold back the tears until it’s closing time
I survived, I’m still alive
But I’m getting close to the borderline
Close to the borderline

A buck three eighty
Won’t buy you much lately on the street these days
And when you can get gas
You know you can’t drive fast anymore on the parkways
Rich man, poor man, either way American
Shoved into the lost and found
The no nuke yell we’re gonna all go to hell
With the next big meltdown
I got remote control and a color T.V.
I don’t change channels so they must change me
I got real close friends that will get me high
They don’t know how to talk and they ain’t gonna try
I shouldn’t bitch, I shouldn’t cry
I’d start a revolution but I don’t have time
I don’t know why I’m still a nice guy
But I’m getting close to the borderline
Close to the borderline

I thought I’d sacrifice so many things
I thought I’d throw them all away
I didn’t think I needed anything
But you can’t afford to squander what you’re not prepared to pay

I need a doctor for my pressure pills
I need a lawyer for my medical bills
I need a banker to finance my home
I need security to back my loan
It isn’t new what I’m going through
But everybody knows you got to break sometime
Another night I fought the good fight
But I’m getting closer to the borderline
Closer to the borderline

Bruce Springsteen song

Missing by Bruce Springsteen

Woke up this morning, was a chill in the air
Went into the kitchen, your cigarettes were lying there
Your jacket hung on the chair where you left it last night
Everything was in place, everything was all right
But you were missing

Last night I dreamed the sky went black
You were drifting down and you couldn’t get back
You were lost and in trouble so far from home
I reached for you, my arms went to stone
I woke and you were missing

I searched for something to explain
In the whispering rain, the trembling leaves
Tell me baby where did you go
You were here just a moment ago

There’s nights I still hear your footsteps fall
Your key in the door, your voice in the hall
Your smell drifts through our bedroom
I wake, but I don’t move

Behind the screen pics

What we expect / hope

It’s Oliver’s birthday and two persons have special plans for him. Felicity and Chase.

Felicity planned a Surprise birthday party for him at the loft. But Oliver’s fighter mode is allways on alert and

Poor Curtis. 

The stills show Oliver happier than I ever seen him (on current timeline) this Season and a ravishing Felicity

I could just stay here watching these two for at least half an episode…

but Chase has other plans. The episode is called Missing and, even if the synopsis is really unhelpful, from the promo we can see Chase’s friend’s are taking Oliver’s friend’s:



Felicity and Diggle

I can be wrong but that woman in LoA like attire looks like Talia. I know Lexi is not listed on the Cast for the episode at IMDB but it wouldn’t be the first time people aren’t listed and show up.

Quentin Lance

Originally posted by fuckyeahquentinlance

Poor Quentin, is in for another daugther shock when BS pretending to be LL shows up at his home. And he’s taken. Chained and locked inside a shipping container.

Thea Queen

We know Thea is taken, from the stills. Shes locked with Quentin inside the same Shipping container. Who get’s to her? Maybe BS, or maybe Malcolm. It really depends on which side Malcolm is. If it’s Prometheus’s side then he could be the one taking Thea.


Oliver will confront Chase about all this. Chase’s friends have not only taken Oliver’s friends but they also have orders to kill them all.

I can only imagine how Oliver is going to feel. Desperate, willing to do whatever to get them back. Exactly like in the song

It isn’t new what I’m going through
But everybody knows you got to break sometime
Another night I fought the good fight
But I’m getting closer to the borderline
Closer to the borderline

Oliver will be “Close to the borderline”. 

But Chase has something else up his sleeve.

I’m almost sure this video call will about William.

Oliver will be a wreck but also unstoppable. And even if ARGUS agents look to be blocking Oliver’s path, I think that that still is from before Oliver get’s to Chase. After all their friends are taken I don’t think Lyla will stop Oliver, Diggle is in danger, probably the opposite will happen.

This will set up the finale perfectly. By the end of the episode we will have the opposite situation of what we had on the pilot. Oliver will be alone in Starling City; his family and friends will be at Lian Yu.

This is going to hurt so bad

Originally posted by vodkapoetry

Meanwhile in Flashbacks. Anatoly is arranging the boat to get Oliver out of the Island but Oliver is in serious risk of missing it. Kovar is torturing him.

I’m all for shirtless Oliver but the torture thing kind of ruins my buzz. Oliver had enough torture this Season already, Kovar want revenge. I get it. But I’m guessing something else is going on on that Island that has Kovar interested in being there.

Nevertheless the delaying of Oliver’s arrival to light the bonfire is mute because we know he get’s there. We know he gets there in time. The only question now is if Oliver kills Kovar or not.

Personaly I would love to know Dolph can pop up anytime but some how I doubt he’s still alive in present time.

This will set up the Pilot perfectly and with a kudos to the writers I’m pretty sure that knowing how things are going to end is not going to help us any. It’s going to be painful just the same.

Originally posted by softlysaygoodbye

There were some official spoilers  and non official BTS for this episode, find them under the cut.

Side note:

I’m so looking forward to this

Originally posted by klarolicityswan

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