Getting dino-sore

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I returned to drawing the comic by hand. I was never happy with the 3d models as I kitbashed them together like some Frankenstein monstrosity to make them work. I plan on creating the 3d models from scratch. I will keep you updated with blog posts on the progress. Don’t expect to see finished models until the end of the year.

Like I mentioned we made out 1500 follower goal. Thank you everyone . When we made it to 1500 we where going to start the story segments.

When we get to 3500 followers, we plan to make an animated short every month.

Also be prepared to see slight adjustments in the character design. You input is valuable to us. Let us know what you think. We would love to hear from you.

This month I will be posting the concept art for our story segments for you to check out.

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Face your monsters!

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Cruz is still suffering from coffee deprivation! Be warned: Coffee deprivation is a serious problem. I you are suffering from coffee deprivation, don’t give up hope! There is help! Run to your closest coffee shop and buy a coffee!

 

Hydra! How you doin’?

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Cruz’s coffee deprivation is making his illusions much worse. It was a pain to put six heads on Alex.

How to train your dragon’s dragon.

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It’s a little awkward for a funny animal comic to have a anthro character has a pet of the same species as itself. It’s mostly played for laughs to point the illogical aspects of humanoid animals.

This joke is so re-taur-ded

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Have you ever noticed that in some comics, the artist will never show the characters below the waist.  This is probability why.  About centaurs, they look so awkward, I must admit.  I’ve always wondered why there is a ‘taur’ in centaur because a traditional centaur is half horse, half man. Not half bull, half man.

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.

Donuts

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First comic with the new 3d models.  And I am a day late :(. I need to swallow my pride and just use the scheduler again.

Our vain attempt at breaking the 4th wall. – Alex the Dragon

Alex 3d Model WIP

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The new 3d model of Alex . Still a WIP, but good enough to start doing tests and comics with. He is closer to the original design I did over a year ago http://maugryph.com/2013/02/18/dean-the-dragon-finished-3d-model-scene-lighting-and-animation-test/. I returned his skin color to a yellowish orange, and added the red fills that I was to lazy to do with the last model. I shortened his snout to make his expressions easier to read. I did a short talking animation test. I will upload that shortly.  Cruz is also ready, I will upload screenshots of the new model as well.