i was making a happy gif set and then i

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clique six dynamics (as ranked by my followers): #1 - lucas friar & riley matthews 

if it wasn’t for you, i don’t know if i would have survived in new york. // if we’re lucky and we believe that life knows what’s best for us, sometimes we land on the right someone to talk to. 

probable phancept:

“as soon as phil gets home from a long trip away from dan, dan always runs down the stairs and envelops him into a big hug. even though he does it nearly every time, it’s always a pleasant surprise for phil. “i missed you,” dan murmurs into phil’s neck as he hugs him. “you too, dan. but i’d appreciate it if i could set my bags down?” phil laughs. dan steps back briefly, but quickly wraps his arms around phil’s neck as soon as he puts his luggage down. he leans in and kisses him, and phil wraps his arms around dan’s waist. “you’re a soppy mess,” phil whispers against dan’s lips. dan just smiles and leans in once again.”

creds: @phanconcept (good lord, i love your posts <33)

Hella Hearts - 1 of 4

Higher quality versions: G+ | Ello | 2x@Dribbble (4, 3, 2, 1) | 960x960 @ Imgur

A few years ago, I had the idealized shape of a heart on my mind, so I created a design set titled “I Heart Math”. Last weekend, I started a new design set, in which I decided to revisit the shape and colors in the “I Heart Math” set, but use some of my newer production workflows to make like a zillion hearts - because I’m just feelin’ that good these days. I thought I would also give myself a new conceptual guideline for this set: Allow the object instances to intersect with each other. Normally the thought of this is repulsive to me because I generally only consider my designs “good enough” or “valid” when the objects -do not- intersect with each other. I’m happy that I tried this out though, because these designs are super beautiful. :)

The objects in this set were animated using the Blender Animation Nodes addon. I’ve really got to hand it to Jacques Lucke for his continuing work on the addon to improve performance, increase stability, add new features, and be so actively engaged with the community to both solve problems and provide amazing transparency into the development of a consistently amazing tool for other artists and developers. I’d like to congratulate him for making it to the 1.5 release of what is currently my favorite part of my animation toolbox; It’s been a lot of work getting it to this point, and that effort is incredibly appreciated! Thank you! :D

To anyone wondering - yes, the shader on these hearts is SubSurfaceScatter rather than Diffuse. Lessons learned: Path Tracing - 12 minutes per frame to get it looking good in the shadows; Branched Path Tracing - 3 minutes per frame. Branched Path Tracing will make your computer 100% unusable while it’s rendering though - so plan to let that render sit overnight, or while you’re away for a good chunk of hours. Also, if you’re having issues with Blender crashing after only rendering a few frames of your animations, you should try using the “Lock interface during rendering in favor of giving more memory to the renderer” lock icon in your Render Settings - it solved a crap-ton of problems for me. Thank you again for that tip, Jacques!

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This design is number 1 of 4 in a set titled “Hella Hearts”, and uses assets originally created in a set titled “I Heart Math”

aHHHHHH I CANNOT STRESS HOW HAPPY I WAS WITH THIS HUG DUE TO THE FACT THAT YOU CAN SEE HOW THEY BOTH REACT TO THE TOUGH SITUATION AT HAND! CAS STRAIGHT UP JUST NEEDED A HUG AND DEAN KINDLY ACCEPTED AND GAVE IT TO HIM. CAS IS COMPLETELY DISTRAUGHT AND ENDS UP MAKING THIS LITTLE and quite literal :( FACE THAT, MIND YOU, BROKE MY HEART. AND THEN WE GET DEAN LAUGHING WHICH IS CLEAR MECHANISM TO COVER UP AND THEN ENDS UP JUST LETTING THE REALITY OF THE SITUATION SET IN. DEAN HAS ALWAYS BEEN KNOWN TO BE THE TOUGH, ‘MANLY MAN’ THAT COVERS UP HIS FEELINGS, AND HE DID ATTEMPT IT BUT HAVING SWEET BABY CAS IN HIS ARMS MADE HIM DROP THE ACT AT LEAST FOR A BIT. I WILL ALWAYS TREASURE THIS DESTIEL HUG NO MATTER WHAT THE WRITERS DO AFTER THIS POINT BECAUSE WHETHER OR NOT YOU SHIP DESTIEL OR NOT. CAS AND DEAN LOVE EACHOTHER IN A PROFOUND WAY. WHETHER IT BE APPLE PIE LOVE OR BROTHERLY LOVE. THESE TWO DORKS JUST LOVE EACHOTHER.

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      “Hi, I’m Harry Judd! And I’m here to tell you about my exciting new book, Get Fit, Get Happy. Now sure, there’s certain aesthetical benefits. But there’s more to it than that! I wanna change the way people think about exercise. …”

Filmed by David Spearing


See the opening shots of this video captured in a beautiful gif set by @dailymcfly . I wish I could make gifs like that one day.

And another Valentine animation for the road. Thank you all for the positive feedback, these four gifs I’ve been making are the result of my first time using the program they’re on and I wasn’t expecting so much attention! I’ll have updated and more refined versions of the entire set up within the next week or so. In the meantime, maybe check out some of my other projects

Happy early Valentine’s Day everyone! ;)

Yesterday I joked with some lovely folk that thanks to my new graphics card, we’ll now be able to see Blackwall’s beard in all it’s ultra glory.

Well, everyone, I tried it last night and look at how beautiful that beard is on the ultra setting!

And on a serious note, when just running around the world, I went from 22-24 fps on high (old graphics card) to 57-58 fps on freaking ultra (new graphics card). 

This a happy Hippo makes. 

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@LaurenJauregui: When you have to respond to your waiter’s facial expression after you tell him you order with “I’m hungry, don’t judge me.”

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So long as we chose to keep in touch, as long as we refuse to drift apart, this won’t be goodbye.

Favorite Friendship right now [Sunati & Rae] from Always Human by @walkingnorth