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Update

Moar Update


*totally copy pasting from Twitter*

My light table recently arrived. It looks so spiffy and black. The carpenter gift it to me because he used spare woods. No charge at all!

Overall, the budget for the table went only towards the Compact fluorescent lamp, the choke ballast the plug and translucent methacrylate plate. 47€ which is pretty cheap for a custom made light table. It is a DIN-A3 table, pretty much the double of a normal folio.

Can’t wait to make good use of it, dur-hur-hur… *rubs together its mechanical hands in a craftily manner* But first, I need to see if it overheats… Carpenter said to leave it with the light on for a couple of hours to see if he needs to make a couple of wholes to the box.

Will wait a couple of days before I can start blocking the first animation pictures upon it. Next days will be for scheduling the blocking.

Storyboarding, which is my common trade *taps table* I need to chose though which of my animated stories should be maketh first… *ponders*

Since they are personal projects and I have this spare time to waste on it for my final animation reel… I’m so excited about it.

*typing normally*

With all this, as I mentioned above, I need to chose which of my animation stories to make first. I have several ideas, some of them are just an animation showcase/practice, and the others have an story based upon something like my fiction ideas and certain manga. I’m terribly in a deep dilemma because I don’t know what to make first. When I manage to make up my mind I’ll post the pre-concept of it in this place.

Regarding the AMV, had plenty of problems with my Sony Vegas being unable to handle Matroska videos, rendering me without enough beef for the AMV itself. As you all know, Sony hates Russians.

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Flawful


Today it was a quite inoperative day. There is a small flaw in something I must to fix first before doing anything else.

Hope we get the laptop repaired today.


Update – Sony hates Russians


Damn, got some problems. I’m using SONY Vegas for my next AMV but, it seems that it is unable to read Matroska format videos, and I’m having a big deal of pain trying to convert these videos to a readable format for my Vegas.

More or less I have the excerpts of music I’ll use for the AMV. It will be more or less 8 minutes long, to stick to be below the 10 minutes cap, and will have multiple music composition, which will be my first try at doing this.

It will take more than expected. Perhaps tomorrow I’ll finish to convert the video files and crop all the scenes from the episodes in order to make an appealing composition following the music.

The light box, looks like some day of next week my carpenter will have it mounted up. I hope it ends in perfect conditions to be used but that reminds me I need to do the rest of the electric work (cable, wires, lamp…). Anyway, I need that box ASAP.

My gunsmith is Class 1 Rank 3 of gun-smithing and Class 1 Rank 1 of Synthesis. I don’t know if he will ever reach the top class ranks but anyway, an advance of 1 Rank in a day with x2 EXP for an hour is more than nothing at all. Will help a friend to get him a Lucky Hua-Po. It seems these demons are able to enhance in blacksmithing plus also giving a bless of luck, which is also needed to craft weapons with a pinch more of fluke of success. Looks like they also fixed a bug involving the durability of the armor and clothes never wearing out. CAVE is also trying to fix the issue with the render engine of the models, which for some (or most) of the people, players never loads after a long while after sighting the player. Sounds horrible. I have been suffering these issues myself during PvP, on which I was receiving damage from someone but I actually never seen the player dealing me the blows, nor even could I avoid him due to him being so invisible…

Hope everything gets sorted out.  Peace.


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As it name implies, this needs quite the overhaul before it suits my needs.