Wednesday, March 28, 2012

YouTube beginning to Suck!

So I have noticed now that Google has decided to try to take over the world with its own branding...
Everything is beginning to suck..
Kind of like EA taking over video games and making everything awful.
Not only does youtube care more about marketing and making money than actually HOSTING accessible user videos, but as of late, the website has had terrible technical reliability in the past month!
It takes me several attempts to upload a video and often it says it is 100% processed only to say on another screen that it was cancelled..
come on youtube !:( :p


Friday, March 23, 2012

Having thoughts of traveling to Turkey!?

I was doing some research and found out some thing about Turkey! Although there are a lot of positives in the culture... There are many that have me running away!
see this article below:

'Honor Killings' Have Morphed Into 'Honor Suicides' in Turkey

And Later I was reading an article about rock climbing.. It was written by Turkish Muslim man earlier this year..
Here is little quote that kind of freaked me out.

"Although Turkey is a secular country, over 90% of the population is Muslim. That is mostly because, according to Muslim “law”, the punishment for changing one’s religion is death. You get your religion handed to you at birth, just like your nationality. In eastern Turkey it is frowned upon to dance with the opposite sex, sing, wear makeup, expose your arms or legs (not to mention your bosom), and have sex outside of marriage. If you are a woman, you do not need to wear a scarf. If you ask someone if they “had fun”, you are asking if they had sex. According to the government of Turkey, fornication or homosexuality outside of marriage is not illegal, but according to the Muslim culture, it is not permitted. You won’t be permitted to take a local up to your bedroom. (Hotels are required to turn their guest list into the local police every night.) "

Things I sort of knew already, but something about the idea that being Muslim and Muslim Law are one in the same.. something about it lacks civil liberty.. granted I do believe in God.. I just disagree that this is his Law.
just a thought


Sunday, March 18, 2012

It has been many many many years... But today I learned a NEW english word!!!

Thanks to KK, I was chatting with her on FB chat when she busted out this one! "planophrasia" ... I know WTF right!?
Turns out it really is a word after all..
  • planophrasia
    planophrasia Wandering speech; usually used to refer to a flight of ideas in manic syndromes. 
Love it when the foreigners have to teach me English! Thank you education system!!.... :p


Been motivated all night!! Finally getting my Portfolio page updated with some old old old work that was desperately needing a place to go! I design and make all kinds of things that really have no purpose.. but I feel like it's a waste to leave them in a folder on my computer.. Simply by putting them into a blog I feel like they are finally out of my mind. Somewhere I can see them if I want to reference them ever.. at the same time I do not have to worry about storing them on my HD.
Earlier I watched Gnomeo and Juliet! It is a super cute movie that is a quick and easy watch. I couldn't help but think of my own situation)) miss my millie))
Been listening to Lana Del Rey and her "Born to Die" album a lot thanks to KristyK! Great background working music! My only complaint is that the CD is too short!
Alright! getting back to adding things to my portfolio page! Check it out! 

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Shipping Crate modeling in BLENDER!

I found this tutorial online that showed the basics of modeling.. It was about 4 hours long and took me atleast 4 times that amount to make something similar! haha I actually wish I had a teacher that could work with me through this. Unfortunately the community college that is near me does not offer classes this "advanced".
Sad because this is a huge part of the developing industry! Regardless I will continue to "self-teach" so that I may have skills that can help me later in life!

Below I will list 11 program renders.. prephotoshopped:

Below are screen shots taken during modeling:

Saturday, March 3, 2012

BALLOONS!!! & Learning Blender!

So I am super excited to have hardware that can actually render the software I have been longing to play with for going on 4 years now!!! I downloaded the Free program Blender from there website last night and spent the day working on a balloon tutorial!

It started with taking a basic UV Sphere, and then of course modeling it to look more like the shape of a balloon. For the most part getting started was pretty easy, but for some reason simply tieng the knot around the balloon took me like 45 min! It was my first time actually modeling in 3D and it was a lot of fun.

Below I will put a bunch of screen shots but I will start with the finals!

main size 1920 x 1080
2 screen display 3840 x 1080 
Closer Up Definition 800 x 400
Close Up of Knot and Reflections 800 x 400

Podomatic! Testing Testing Podcast


Thursday, March 1, 2012

New Hardware! wooot

I have to admit... It is a little more difficult than I had originally thought it would be. Keeping up with several blogs.. making daily devotionals.. and working freelance all take there toll. I find I do not have the time I think I do.
I still want to equal my time with socialization, games at times, and of course I need to eat better!!! But lately I have found myself in kind of a rut. I imagine that part of it has to do with the fact that I am still waiting for tiger direct to send me a replacement monitor!!
Last week I got my new computer and monitors, but one of them had two dead pixels and the entire screen had a somewhat blurry look to it.

After contacting tigerdirect customer service I was issued a prepaid return label and told they would ship out my other monitor immediately! :p It must've been a joke because I am still waiting for them to ship my replacement! They have already recieved mine!

Regardless I am happy with my purchase.. With the things I spend time on every day it is crazy just CRAZY that I have not invested sooner into getting a working and proficient system.
Originally I spent $600 on the tower for a 2TB Hard Drive, Intel I5 Core, and 6 gig Ram with integrated graphics. After Updating the ram to 12 gigs and putting in a GT 520 1 gig EVGA graphics card, my pc is now a rock star!
It has a total of 4 gig video memory available compared to like 300 mb on my laptop.

The computer shows that I only have a 4.9 rating, but overall it is much better than what you can get anywhere I have seen for under $700 dollars. Add the two full HD 1080p LED monitors and you can have a great setup for just under $1000. My videos render so fast! Not to mention photoshop, Cinema 4D, and just about everything else opens up and runs without hiccups! Even games like League of Legends or Counter Strike Source play on high settings all around, even though this it has just an entry level graphics card, it still makes all the difference when working with HD video.

Lately I have been gaining my voice again.. it seems my legs dooo work so I am starting to get moving as well.    btw, I am going to take over the world)) just saying. :p

check out what random things I have been working on by going to my portfolio page!
for example here is a mock logo i designed a week ago:
click to open in portfolio page in a new window

Ok I am going to work on my resume, and then I will finish the last old 365 video from my laptop.. I reallllly want to start doing those videos again.. I felt soo much better day to day when I was expressing myself.
Time to get back... 2012 the year for no fear! lets do it! Postive action will result in positive reaction. Your choice and JOB to see it this way)
much love :)