I just wanted to thank everyone who is still following me to this day. I can’t thank you guys enough for sticking with me through everything I have gone through this year whether good or bad, different fandoms I’ve gone through and more than likely still in those fandoms and with Ventus being sick most of the first half of the year. I don’t think I could have made it through all that without you guys. I’m truly grateful, mainly for @yunalesca and @castleoblivions who talked to me through the tears when I thought I’d lose my baby boy.
While this year has sucked times like 10, I have had a lot of fun talking to a few mutuals and my dear friends. I’m close to having 4k followers and I can’t wait to see what 2017 brings! Let’s make it a great year since so many good things are gonna happen and the games we’ll be getting, not to mention the juicy kingdom hearts 3 news. (; I hope you guys continue to follow me through the years to come! Ok, now that this shit is done, time for my follow forever! promptis ftw!
Am I the only one obsessed with how the ML Staff took time to animate Chat Noir’s breathing? I mean, they could’ve thought, “Oyeah, everyone’s focusing on Marinette in this scene, even Chat Noir himself, so let’s just have HER move, and maybe throw in a few blinks for Chat Noir and call it a day.“
BUT NO. THEY MADE HIM BREATHE.
Okay, so they actually do make people breathe all the time, but I think I especially noticed it in this scene because you can see his whole torso for more than one second, and the breathing looks so natural and UGH I just love the attention to detail.
So I thought I should finally take the time to start playing with Blender’s Python API to aid in the creation of my more complex ideas for animated designs. Turns out, Python was a lot easier to get started with than I thought, and when pointed to the BPY module, IntelliJ IDEA’s context awareness made learning the both the language and interface a lot faster for me. The code to create and animate this design was seriously only about 25 lines of code. First, I manually created one group of objects - one diamond, one radial segment, and one spear, each arranged at different positions relative to the center. Then it took about 15 lines of code to create 96 instances of that group and assign drivers to them, and 10 lines of code to describe their motion in that driver. SO SIMPLE! SO HAWT!
I really want to thank wavegrower for sharing some conversations with me about the process he uses to create his amazing work - which, as it turns out, is mostly programatic. It was awesome to have the chance to share some scripts back and forth with him over email. That connection with another talented artist in the field of motion graphics was the pivot point in overcoming my hesitation to start moving in this creative direction. Thank you wavegrower. :)
“Harry, it’s 11am. Time to wake up..” You sang softly, crawling into bed as you prodded at your sleeping boyfriend’s cheek. Harry really liked to sleep. Sometimes, you thought he liked to sleep more than he liked to spend time with you! Today was a little different, though.. Harry had practically slept through the whole day - you had tried waking him up a couple times earlier but he didn’t budge.
“Go away..” He murmured, voice gravelly as he turned and pulled the duvet up a little higher to cover his bare body. “Sleepin’.”
“I know you’re sleeping, but I made lunch for us and the grilled cheese sandwiches are getting cold.” You pouted, leaning down to press a kiss to his head. Harry responded with a small huff as his eyebrows knitted together, whining when you tried to pull the blankets off of him.
“I’ll eat later.”
“Fine. If you’re going to be like that, you leave me with no choice.” You sighed, pausing for a second before tackling him with tickles, your fingers dancing up and down his sides. Harry immediately bursted into laughter, a smile spreading on his face as he tried to push you off him.
“Y/N! Stop!” He snorted, making you giggle as you continued your torture.
“I’ll stop if you promise not to fall back asleep!”
“Then I’m not stopping for shit, mister!” You laughed, squealing as Harry grabbed you by the hips and flipped you over, the mattress bouncing slightly at the weight. “Hey..”
“Hey..” Harry mocked, nuzzling into the crook of your neck before pressing kisses to your skin. “You’re so warm..” He murmured, letting out a sigh.
My father picked me up from school one day, and we played hooky and went to the beach. It was too cold to go in the water, so we sat on a blanket and ate pizza. When I got home, my sneakers were full of sand, and I dumped it on my bedroom floor. I didn’t know the difference. I was six. My mother screamed at me for the mess, but he wasn’t mad. He said that billions of years ago, the world shifting and the oceans moving brought that sand to that spot on the beach, and then I took it away. “Every day,” he said, “we change the world,” which is a nice thought until I think about how many days and lifetimes I would need to bring a shoe full of sand home until there is no beach, until it made a difference to anyone. Every day, we change the world, but to change the world in a way that means anything, that takes more time than most people have. It never happens all at once. It’s slow. It’s methodical. It’s exhausting. We don’t all have the stomach for it. - Elliot Alderson from Mr. Robot
So I really liked what I was able to accomplish in my previous design, “Metal Eyes” - and after reading the comments posted on it in a few places, I thought that perhaps I should continue to explore these “cores” a bit more. This time though, I thought that I would add an aperture to the “Eye”. I actually learned a lot about a few of the different kinds of apertures and iris mechanisms that exist while implementing my own, and you’ll see two different kinds used in this design. A “swinging star” type in the sensors on the production line, and a “flexible blade” design in the analysis core that’s inspecting the sensors on the conveyor belt. Yeah, I made those aperture type names up, but that’s what they mean to me. It took a lot of work to get the design to this point, and the steps getting it here are really fun to watch, so if you’re interested, you may like to take a look at the process development gallery that I posted for this design. Those steps also tell a bit of a story, so please check them out. :)
Hey everyone! andybiersack-daily reached 1000 followers! Thank you so much for 1K!
Thank you so much for the follows and notes! It’s only been 1 month an a couple of days since I made
this blog. I never
thought I would get so many followers/friends and gain so much attention in
such a short time. This is
so amazing! You guys are awesome! And…
If you think someone is missing, it’s just your imagination∼ or maybe there’s no space anymore. For this gifset I excluded animals, monsters and aliens, that’s why Fiona is not in Ogre version and some are missing.
Remember these two?? haha i said once i wasnt gonna draw them but im weak as heck yeah. Something more for my Avatar Wolf AU with a lil poor animation of fire lol. You know that scene about Derek breaking the vault wall with his fist? I was think of that for this AU, maybe i’ll extend this later :D
Also, after reading some tags here, people thought I made Stiles an earthbender so to clarify I didn’t he is from the Earth Kingdom a non bender like Sokka, like in the show Stiles is human and he is equal to his surpernatural friends.
Suddenly wanted to try and make some pixel animations with my favorite skeleton brothers… so I made a pixel animation with my favorite skeleton brothers.
Not perfect, but I like how it turned out anyway and thought I could upload it. c: I still have a lot to learn about pixel animation and, well, animation overall. Might continue working on this and add more actions than just bouncing at the same spot when I have time in the future.
Hopefully it looks alright when I upload it here. >.>
I’ve officially reached another huge milestone. 1k?? 1K?! Holy Harley Quinn Batman. You guys are the sweetest, cutest, most amazing followers ever. I don’t think I’ll ever be used to the fact that so many of you took the time out of your day and thought that my blog was worth following but I adore every single one of you guys to the moon and back. I wish I could be a more attentive fic writer for all of you guys because you beautiful nuggets deserve the world in the form of your otps getting together, so I promise to jump back in once this horrendous writer’s block goes away.
Until then, I compiled a huge huge huge list of you beautiful lovelies. If I forgot anyone, I sincerely apologize and just know that each of you holds a special place in my cold, black heart. Mutuals are in italics.
Also, I will most likely be doing blogrates next, so keep an eye out. (◕‿◕)