Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Time is Flyin'

FINALLY. I have finally managed to get my new portfolio site up! is live peoples! Which is not only an exciting relief to me, but means the new Triangle Dude Comics website is next on the list of things to be doing and getting done.

Unfortunately, and there's always an unfortunately isn't there? I'm also in my last month and a half of this semester... so... while I may have gotten one website done in the first half of the semester, there's definitely no time to work on Triangle Dudes during the second half. I got homework comin' out the WAZOOH! Where ever that is... So when can we expect to see the new TD Website? I'd say sometime after christmas, in the new year, after this semester is done and done.

Can't wait to starts makings arts again

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

What's new?

So it's been like a month and a bit and there's new stuff, but not too much new stuff to talk about. Mainly, I had a two week break where I worked half the time but still managed to get some stuff I wanted to do done.

I beat Mario Galaxy finally, then proceeded to beat the second one as well. There were a lot of new cool ideas in the second one, just as good if not better than the first one. Also, I finally beat Zack and Wiki - second last level is the hardest puzzle ever (thank you YouTube for your walkthroughs). Now I'm working on Final Fantasy Tactics, ya, a GBA game! I beat the story, but of course I gotta get that last special character.

I got a list and I'm goin' through 'it, I have video games clogged up in the waiting list, a couple have barely been touched. They shall be beaten before buying new ones! Oh, and Plants Vs. Zombies is great, I beat the story, then a Steam bug wiped my save file from the face of the internets... GREAT GAME THOUGH!

Finally, school's started and I'm gonna be doing some cool modeling stuff in class. Perhaps I shall post about it? Yes? We'll see how much time I got.

And finally finally is a new website I'm working on! It's basically a single "ME" page, providing links to everything I'm involved with as well as being a place for potential employees to check my portfolio and view my resume. Check it out below. The pictures cycle through a selection and that logo in the top left spins... just like real gears do!

So the nice thing about redesigning this site is that I'll be using the basic style and architecture to make an updated Triangle Dude Comics website! New features will include having the most recent comic displayed on the front page, no more clicking extra buttons to see what you all want to see. And ya ya, I'll get on the new comics... not for a while though. School's eatin' time again.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Happy Bday... to ME! :D

Yesterday was my birthday! Woo! :D That is pretty kool. So what did I do? I had to work! bleh. But I got to see some family and spend time with friends so that's what counts!

I played some "Settlers of Catan," which is this wicked fun board game. I got Super Mario Galaxy 2, Dragon Quest IX, Fantastic Mr. Fox, Venture Bros. Season 3, and some Fantasy Warhammer! AWESOME.

Also, my brother made me a super kool wicked rad card... TRIANGLE DUDE INSPIRED!

Hahaha, so good. Those things in panel 5 are from Silent Hill for those who are wondering what the heck is goin' on.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Tau Dreadnought Update

So after some helpful critique and input I've changed it up a bit and I think it looks much better now! Arms got a little shorter, and most notably the chest actually looks decent now lol.

That is all...

Now the 3D printer just needs to be finished set up... come on!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Tau XVX Crisis Dreadnought-Suit

SO. My school's getting a 3D printer! It's currently being put together and I'm hoping that I'm going to print out my new creation... the Tau XVX Crisis Dreadnought-Suit. Yes. It's a Tau Dreadnought. That's the basic concept.

Now the printer we're getting isn't as high tech as those $30,000 dollar ones, it's called Makerbot. As a result there are certain limitations when it came to my Tau Dreadnought design if I ever hope to print it out. The printer isn't super high-res, and it can only print vertical angles of 45 degrees. As a result I'm going to have to print this out in multiple pieces, which is okay, but I also had to make sure certain angles on the suit were at 45 degrees. I'm happy with the way it turned out though! :D

Loads of pictures below :D

The initial concept on the left, some studies on other crisis suit parts and what I wanted mine to look like, and finally, below, is a size comparison.

Click to see 'em bigger! :D

Here's some fluff and stats and what not (for those warhammer players out there):

Tau XVX Crisis Dreadnought-Suit

Once a veteran has proven themselves in a Broadside Battlesuit they may have the opportunity to wear the newly created XVX Crisis Dreadnought-Suit. While most suits in Tau development departments are becoming increasingly agile the Tau have not turned a blind eye to the much less mobile, yet heavily armed, XV88 Broadside Battlesuit systems.

Now, it seems two very different design philosophies are developing within the Tau R&D departments. The newly created XVX Suit has travelled down the less mobile design path. The past wars have seen great success with Railguns against heavily armored targets, and Infantry firepower has always had a dominant weapon on the battlefield. However, Tau have never had an answer to the heavily armored units which are left unscathed by Infantry firepower whilst simply being too innefficient for heavy weapons to pay attention to them. The XVX Crisis Dreadnought-Suit is the answer to this nagging problem within the Tau army.


Shas'ui: 90 Points, 3WS, 3BS, 6S, 5T, 3W, 2I, 2A, 8Ld, 2+Sv
Shas'vre: 105 Points, 3WS, 3BS, 6S, 5T, 4W, 2I, 2A, 9Ld, 2+Sv

Unit Type: Infantry

Equipment: The model is equipped with an XVX Crisis Dreadnought-Suit complete with Advanced Stabilization System. The suit may carry a Personal Crisis Ion Cannon (+15 points), an Airbursting Plasma Projector (+30 points), and Twin-Linked Missile Pods (+18 points).

Optional equipment upgrades include: Multi-Tracker, Targetting Array, Shield Generator, Blacksun Filter, Drone Controller, Stimulant Injector(special issue), Ejection System(special issue), and Failsafe Detonator(special issue) for their respective points costs indicated in the Tau Battlesuit Armoury.

Personal Crisis Ion Cannon
Range 48", Str 7, AP 3, Heavy 3

Airbursting Plasma Projector
Range 18", Str 6, AP 2, Rapid Fire, Large Blast Marker, No Cover Save

Special Rules: The Unit's Suit grants them the Acute Senses special rule. Independent Character, may not join other units.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Scott Pilgrim Yes

Ever hear of Scott Pilgrim? Well you're about to so sit down and pay attention. Scott Pilgrim is this awesome guy who fights evil dudes and gains experience in life... there's more to it than that, but all you really need to know is that it's great. Great fun to read and look at and drool over.

I had bought the first book after hearing about it through surfing the netz and thoroughly enjoyed it - I planned to slowly buy the rest of them and read 'em. THEN, I learned that it was being made into a MOVIE! Also a video game. Soo I jumped on that Amazon Site and splurged (well okay, they're not that expensive) and got the rest of the books. The last one is ordered but isn't released yet, July 20th.

So why did I go crazy and get 'em then and there? BECAUSE, because, because not only was the first one great, but the movie is coming out this summer! August 13th people. I read through 'em lightning fast and can't wait for the movie - also... it's sparked me into maybe revisiting... a TRIANGLE DUDE graphic novel I started a long while back...

Check out the other Trailer here. It's gonna be great. Did I mention it's directed by the same guy who did Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz? Yeah. Super Rad.


SO! The release date for Pokemon Black and White has been revealed! WOO! September 18th, holy smokes, I can't believe how soon that is! Bulbapedia 'twas where I heard it from, also, here's a link to some Footage. Also! Triple's battles! WOAH!

Another important thing to mention is that Jirachi is now available as one of those Mystery Gift things you can get via Nintendo wifi download. Jirachi is available in gen. 4 pokemon games in North America and Australia until July 16th!

Unfortunately my wireless router isn't compatible with my old school original first version Nintendo DS... and the Nintendo wifi USB connector Nintendo used to sell is no longer made or supported and isn't compatible on my Windows 7 64-bit system... might have to try installing it on a different computer... I can't miss it!

Battlefield Book

Another part of Tactics David? You betcha. I think I already mentioned I had been making Battlefields for it - well just one. That's enough for now, but if I want to make more the resources, systems, and pipelines are all in place for me to whip 'em out.

I won't put the Battlefield Book up yet, it'll be part of Tactics David V3.2, but there isn't much in the way of changes from 3.1 yet sooo... instead I'll tease ya'all with some pictures.

Here's "Bramble Creek Crossing"

Suggested Players: 2 Players / 2 Teams
Suggested Purchase Limit: 50 - 100

Sometimes the calmest of locations can become a heated battlefield. Set in a lightly forested area, this seemingly innocent creek crossing is a hotbed for death and destruction.


Ya, more. I'm pretty much done for now... time to venture onto some... "other" things. Muhahahaha.

Check 'em out at here at ma Turbosquid page-a-ma-jig.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Battlefields and 3D

So right now I'm in the process of making some 3D assets for use in some sort of Battlefield Book for my Tactics David game. Basically, it's just going to be some pre-made scenarios and map layouts... but in 3D! So it'll look hyper rad.

Here's a gander at a Plan View of a testing Battlefield at the moment...

And here it is in an Isometric View...

I've also been making some assets as I said. I've decided to put these assets up on Turbosquid as I make them, because... why not? Take a peak, it's basically just some houses, a tree, and a small bridge at the moment. You can see 'em up on my page, vorgus, at the Turbosquids places for stuff.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Starcraft 2

Anyone else excited for Starcraft 2? Well when I went on Youtube a couple days ago, on the front page, was a commentated Starcraft 2 match. Ya, it was in english - no jibber jabber my brain doesn't know - so I was instantly hooked. Now I'm quite excited and can't wait to start building my own bases and destroying my own enemies.

For now I'll be content watching the videos every once a while. I found HDstarcraft's Channel a pretty easy and enjoyable commentator to follow along with.

It really does get exciting - and these Starcraft players kick so much butt...

July 27th... soooo cloooose to the release date. Starcraft 2.

Tactics David V3.1

Ya, I'm still working on it. Is it out of boredom, passion, or homework procrastination... probably some of each - and that works I guess.

Anywho, I'm putting up Version 3.1 now which has a fair deal of changes and updates. The most noticeable change is the addition of pictures and visual elements to the Rule Book.

Check it out here: Tactics David V3.1

A list of revisions can be found here: Revision List V3.1