Friday, July 25, 2008

Moving

Hey everybody; well as I mentioned before I'm going to be moving, except it's going to be quite soon now. Starting Monday I'm going to be driving over 1000 miles to seek my fame and fortune, or at least to get into a situation which will allow me more time to make videos. I'm really hoping my car won't break down by the side of the road and I get killed by raiders, but we'll just see what happens. Assuming I make it to my destination, my internet access will be kind of sketchy for a little bit until I get everything straightened out.

The first part of the Noesis tutorial is done on my end, I'm told it will be coming out soon. I was hoping to have them both done at about the same time, but it looks like there may be a couple weeks delay. This one coming out will definitely be the more technical one. It's going to cover how to animate with the Source SDK, the other guide is going to cover everything else I do in machinima EXCEPT that. I'll give more details about them once they get closer to release.

My new mantra is going to be "August". August is when I plan to finish the Noesis guide by, and will consequentially be when I really start getting back to work on CP again. I'm excited about this since it's been on hold forever and now I've got more good people helping than ever before. I'm not making promises at this point, but it is my goal to be producing at LEAST two videos a month once the tutorial is done. Most of these will just be Freeman's Mind, but it's my goal to get all the groundwork done on the CP episodes, let other people take over the animation/mapping work in different areas, then while they're working on it, I should have time for FM.

Finally the new website is making progress, but the person helping me with the code is going to be moving too and won't be available to work on it again until mid-August. If I'm lucky, we should have the website up in late August, but it could take as long as September depending on how everything goes.

18 comments:

Mr. M said...

Well... Good luck with the Raiders thing...XD

Otto said...

Best of luck to you, Ross. It's good to hear you've gotten some things out of your way.

Joe said...

I hope you won't have any problems driving 1000 Miles,and its good to hear that your almost done the Tutorial,I'm actually looking forward to it because i suck at making stuff with the source SDK

kuangeleven said...

Good luck, be careful with zombies!
August? That means that we have to wait for the homepage for another month.
Would it be a huge demand to upload all the available subtitle files to your ftp directory? Taht way, when the homepage debuts all the subtitles will be ready.

catuchumen said...

Good luck, I am dying to listen to another episode of Freeman's mind! Oh, and dont die. xD

Ed said...

I hope your moving and all the other works go well Ross! I'm glad to hear that you're done with the tutorials. I'm dying to watch your new CP episode.XD

Chris said...

Good luck man. Be safe!

Ross Scott said...

joe: Well these tutorials are going to be aimed at people with no experience with the SDK and will cover everything I knew when I made episode 1 (and some more).

kuangeleven: I want to go over the subtitles first and make sure there are no errors and maybe add color coding to them as a bonus to distinguish speakers. Sorry for the wait, I'm trying!

Will said...

Well, if your car does break down, make sure you have your towel. Most useful thing in the universe.

Also, you have been telling us this new CP episode, when it comes out, is gonna be longer then any other episode. How long are we talking? Cause episode two 11min. Is it gonna be like 20min or am I going over?

Otto said...

Nope, you probably haven't actually gone over. But who knows, some plans change all the time.

Luděk said...

I´m really happy for tutorial,i´ve never learnt with Hammer,it was more difficult then gtkradiant that was really easy to learn. Sry for bad English AND best of luck on CP and FM !!!

Anonymous said...

could somebody give a link to tutorials if they are up already?

Otto said...

No, sorry, but they're not finished yet. Read the Blog Post.

KSuk said...

Hope you don't forget your crowbar :D

Anonymous said...

I read the blog otto

"The first part of the Noesis tutorial is done on my end, I'm told it will be coming out soon"


but thanks for trying

Otto said...

Not just that one sentence I mean, read the whole thing. Even the other blog posts if you're unsatisfied.

In this most recent one, It's even stated he will tell us more as the day arises. So we should know when it's out by information at this site.

Anonymous said...

Could you provide an RSS feed for Civil Protection and Freeman's Mind (the latter, especially). I'd like to be up-to-date when they're released.

If you could do it as a podcast feed that would be great.

Ross Scott said...

will: at least over 20 minutes, it's mostly dialogue, but I think it flows well. Unfortunately it's been postponed again, but there will be other episodes coming instead.

hlfan: While the videos are fine, your post wasn't really related to what's being talked about, they would go better in the forum.

anonymous dude: the final tutorial will be on DVD, I think they told me the final length for the first one is 3.5 hours.

anonymous dude: I'll look into that sort of stuff when the new website is up.