Pay Attention!

comic-43We talk about many fascinating subjects… Also, I survived my first college animation class. You can watch my final animation project here if you desire. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jnY5lUYITqU

Have a safe holiday season. Take care.

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Cruz has a Surprise

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I got a new tablet. Yay. Now I can watch Team Fortress 2 machinima in the coffee shop and annoy everyone. – Alex the Dragon

Update: forgot to add a question mark. Fixed

The Joy of Nature

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Recently I have been messing around with two popular tools used for machinma. SFM and GMOD.  SFM reminds me a little of Adobe after effects. Posing characters is awkward because you have to hold on to control to move the joints. It could be a very useful tool for animation because it has both live movement tools and lip sync. Getting you own characters into the engine is another story. It’s very complicated.

And then there is GMOD. I am addicted to it at the moment. While I had a blast playing around int the sandbox and doing stupid things, posing a ragdoll with the gravity gun is one of the most frustrating things ever. I found a plug in that makes posing easier. similar to how you would move joints in a 3d modeling program. GMod is fine if you want to make silly, choppy, and YTP animations. SFM is the tool I will use if I can get my models in to the freaking program.

The Ironic Cheetah

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True story.. minus the fainting part.. – Alex

For the last couple weeks I have been playing Destiny with Cruz and a dear friend that moved away a few months earlier.  I feel torn about the game, it’s a blast with friends but it’s mind numbly boring when your alone. And it has one of the most disappointing final boss fights I’ve ever experienced. Not to mention that the ending was shallow, like bungie just gave up halfway though production and said ” lets just package it as-is.” It also suffers form Halo-itis. 343 Guilty Spark = Ghost. The Covenant = The Fallen. The Flood = The Hive, etc. The game play itself is like Borderlands and Halo had a baby, which IMO is completely fine. I love the art design and the open world environments. It’s just a shame that the game is so repetitive. I can’t stop play it though, which is oddly ironic.

Dept. of Silly Hats

comic-29I thought is would be hilarious to try some ridiculous looking head gear onto the characters. – Alex the.. well.. you know

Shadow of the Colossal Ants.

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One of my favorite games is ‘Shadow of the Colossus’ even though your forced to ride the ‘glitchy horse from Satan’s bosom’ TM to get from one colossus to the other. The boss fights are epic in that game, in fact.. the boss fights arte the only creatures in the game. Play the PS3 version unless your a fan of slowdown. -Alex the Pale Germanic Drake From the Desert.

C’mon Baby Light My Fire

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It was amusing to make a small dragon fit on a couch. I can be a little more artistic with single panel comics, but it’s not always the best way to tell a joke. It works well with this one though. – Alex the dragon

Careful Maybe

dragon chasing a cat becasue he is hungry vore nom nom nomI basically made this comic solely for the third panel. Since this is a ‘gag a week’ comic Alex and Cruz, stand around a lot. It was nice to give it some movement – Alex the Dragon