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Min Seo and the Bug by JV-Andrew
Min Seo and the Bug
Just a wee test.  Decided to do something that wasn't a flesh fest... original scene screwed me big time so I ended up just doing this instead - the lights were rendering specular only despite being set up correctly - I'm guessing scene had too much stuff in it despite not being excessive (it was more or less what's here except I was using Ruth's Redemption instead of Level 19, a scene I've used successfully several times in the past without light issues).

Rendered in DAZ Studio (eventually)
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Adobe offers different rates to everybody just to try and suck you into their web of subscription dependancy.  I don't use subscription-modelled programs because I don't trust that type of business structure... so I'm not exactly surprised when I saw this - I was just disappointed that it's come to this

www.creativebloq.com/adobe/ado…

"From time to time we run tests on Adobe.com to help us ensure we are providing the best experience possible for our customers. These tests cover a range of items, including pricing and may or may not be presented to all visitors to Adobe.com. We are currently running a number of tests in Europe.”  i.e. the usual obfuscatory bollocks.

At least our ideas are still safe... well, only until we're all chipped, hehehe
  • Listening to: Back In Black (AC/DC)
  • Reading: The Story of Civilization - Our Oriental Heritage
  • Watching: Continuum
  • Playing: Alien: Isolation
  • Eating: chilli
  • Drinking: coffee (back on the decaf)
Well, I rarely seem to have time for any hobby stuff these days, but I just had to make some time to check out CA's latest release ALIEN: ISOLATION

I'm not going to give away any "spoilers", mainly because I haven't played far enough into it to be able to do that.  The atmosphere is simply awesome - it is perfect Alien movie design combined with Jeff van Dyck's masterful sound direction.

The main story has you playing Ripley's daughter heading to a space station in hope of finding out what happened to her.  It's pace matches the original movie perfectly i.e. slow and creepy... you very much feel like you're living a movie experience.  But for those that want straight into the action, there are a couple of game modes that are sure to set the pulse racing, including one where you're back in the original Alien movie playing as Ripley herself from a scene towards the end of the movie!

Yeah yeah, talk is cheap, so let's see the shiny shiny... here's me playing the first section of the storyline up to "first contact" with the beast (and I don't mean my neighbour's uncle!)...

  • Mood: Joy
  • Listening to: Spend The Night (The Donnas)
  • Reading: The Story of Civilization - Our Oriental Heritage
  • Watching: John Carter
  • Playing: Alien: Isolation
  • Eating: fish
  • Drinking: hot chocolate
Amirah by JV-Andrew
Amirah
A dialled character on Genesis 2 Female rendered in DAZ Studio.
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Creative Assembly confirmed their new game is a standalone expansion for Total War: Rome II... Total War: Attila forums.totalwar.com/showthread…

I've played this game series since the Medieval Total War (2002), as it's by far the best realtime historic battlefield game (it's not a battlefield simulator, but it's as close as you can get while keeping gameplay fun and exciting... real battles are largely a boring affair for 99% of the time and pure terror for 1% and that doesn't translate into engaging gameplay).

The changes to the campaign look VERY interesting... now you can raze towns and retreat (scorched earth tactics) and if you don't repair settlements, the disrepair will now be reflected in the battles (collapsed walls etc).

Towns and cities are now dynamic... buildings can be destroyed by fire, and poorly maitained settlements will be harder to defend (walls will not miraculously build themselves in time for battle unless you've taken care of that in your campaign management).

The family tree is returning and will carry more weight in campaign as each person will live longer in game due to shorter time period covered in campaign... the campaign centres around defending your faction against the invasion of Attila the Hun, so it all takes place in less than 100 years.  You can play as Romans (east or west, empire split by the 400's), Saxons were in demo - but it would appear we will not be able to play as the Huns (I hope this turns out to be wrong, but comments indicate campaigns start before Hunnic invasion and you have to defend your lands against it and the pressures it puts on other factions migrating west from the Hunnic pressure).

The gameplay already looks good, but it should as it's off the back of Rome 2... so it's like the Roman equivalent of Fall of the Samurai (Shogun 2) or Napoleon (Empire) standalone expansions.

Release date still not confirmed other than sometime in 2015.
  • Mood: Optimism
  • Listening to: Still Got The Blues (Gary Moore)
  • Reading: The Story of Civilization - Our Oriental Heritage
  • Watching: Lilyhammer (on Netflix)
  • Playing: Total War: Rome II
  • Eating: chilli
  • Drinking: coffee (back on the decaf)

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'Jabba'
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United Kingdom
Born and raised in Scotland. Moved to London in 1995 when I was still a session musician, and have remained there since.

I used to do a bit of art in my school days, was pretty good with pastels. Started dabbling with digital art around 2006, and have (hopefully) been improving since then.

Looking to revive my musical side while keeping up with the digital art side.
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Adobe offers different rates to everybody just to try and suck you into their web of subscription dependancy.  I don't use subscription-modelled programs because I don't trust that type of business structure... so I'm not exactly surprised when I saw this - I was just disappointed that it's come to this

www.creativebloq.com/adobe/ado…

"From time to time we run tests on Adobe.com to help us ensure we are providing the best experience possible for our customers. These tests cover a range of items, including pricing and may or may not be presented to all visitors to Adobe.com. We are currently running a number of tests in Europe.”  i.e. the usual obfuscatory bollocks.

At least our ideas are still safe... well, only until we're all chipped, hehehe
  • Listening to: Back In Black (AC/DC)
  • Reading: The Story of Civilization - Our Oriental Heritage
  • Watching: Continuum
  • Playing: Alien: Isolation
  • Eating: chilli
  • Drinking: coffee (back on the decaf)

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deskridge Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014   Digital Artist
Thanks for the :+devwatch:!
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JV-Andrew Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No worries... thanks for the art  ;)
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corpor8chic Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Professional Digital Artist

Hello There…. Welcome  to our group… :iconblackartsociety: 


We are so happy to have you as a member and hope that you will enjoy being a part of this group.  


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artbypaulfisher Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much for the favourite :)
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StoneSorceress Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Welcome by StoneSorceress

welcome to the Stone Sorceress gallery Jabba
please enjoy our visits :D
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lucia45 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the :+devwatch:!
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Vaskania Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the watch!
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tman300 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014
Enjoyed my visit to your gallery. Interesting themes and renders. Thanks. :)
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JV-Andrew Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
glad you like  :)
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