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Nov
25
2018

November ProgBlog #3

Yeh yeh I'm late again.  Much shenanigans happened on the weekend taking 11yo, a bunch of her giggly friends and 13yo to Bounce (9yo was meant to come to but he'd sliced his toe open on Thursday by deciding it was imperative that his iPad be unlocked on the way to the car rather than in the car after he'd clipped in and thus he didn't notice the kerb I'd parked next to), and then one of the girls stayed over (which I found out was happening on the day, fortunately I'm cruisy).

Also I didn't visibly progress as much as I wanted.  As far as the work is concerned well I'd love to tell you how any times my perfectionist tendency has kicked my sorry tail to the kerb repeatedly (aka I kept redoing the thing because I wasn't happy with something or other and because of how the scales intersect it was really hard just to remove the section that was causing the problem) but I've long since lost count.

Nov
19
2018

November ProgBlog #2

I progressed!

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Nov
18
2018

Struggle

restraining a friend

Thud.  Rattle rattle.  Thud thud thud.  Rattle rattle.

Shu'karr glanced at the time on his comm, wondering how long his triad leader had been here already.  Tsa'run always made it a point to be at least fifteen minutes early to meets.  Shu'karr had rocked up half an hour earlier than their appointed time, and from the sounds of things Tsa'run was well settled in.  Shu'karr quietly shut his bag into a locker and walked to the doorway to the training room.

He only just saw the familiar form of Tsa'run in the mirrors that lined the training hall, in his favourite corner that was difficult to spot from the doorway unless one knew where to look.  He had that intense look about him that made him so intimidating to watch and even more to face off against, and while it seemed like he was concentrating on beating the stuffing out of the wooden dummy he had chosen, Shu'karr had no doubt that his presence had been noted.

Nov
10
2018

November ProgBlog #1

I missed two aaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.

Anyway.  I'm currently stuck with the dance animation because the characters didn't end up where I wanted them to be due to a severely truncated tumble run.

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I originally planned for Zara to do a proper diagonal with at least a slight run-up and 4-5 tricks.  Then I had a problem of Rei's tumble run being not nearly as long because she's just learning and doesn't know nearly as many tricks as Zara, plus she does a slower and more graceful one that doesn't utilise a run up.

Oct
20
2018

October ProgBlog #4: cartwheels are harder than spins

And that's pretty much the extent of this progblog XD

This week has been pretty slow on all fronts.  9yo had a cold again so we couldn't go out and do much, so we just chilled and reconnected, which of course meant not much work getting done.  It also wasn't helped by having to make a hundred million phone calls to government departments.  I don't do phones so it was exhausting and I had to go hide for a little while afterwards.  I did get some villainous upgoats done, but even though I made some big swatches it didn't occur to me that I'd end up with a foxgoat til after I'd done it.  Sigh.

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Oct
15
2018

It gets better...

embers big songpic

Please excuse the banding, jpg hates me sometimes.

I sent this song to a couple of friends who were having a rough time, as it's pretty uplifting and the lyrics seem to be about not giving up no matter what life hurls at you.

 

TeamAustralia on steem is currently trying to fund a hayrunners truck, and the not giving up theme seemed appropriate there too.

I'm pretty rubbish at explaining why I do anything so have each frame with associated short stories that have something about overcoming whatever life hurls at you because three short stories in one day is easier than explaining stuff.

-=[o]=-

Oct
12
2018

October ProgBlog #3: momentary confusion

I did the other two progblogs pretty much back to back and managed to forget that and thought I was doing 2 now but apparently I'm up to 3, getting old in my old age and a bit more sleep wouldn't be remiss either.

I still have a process/progress video for Embers but I've decided I'm way too lazy to edit it and just need to finish Embers because it's already November next month and while I would love to make a tiny bit more steem for hayrunners I also want to progress all the other stuff (including the stuff I'm "supposed" to be doing! XD) and end of year stuff is ramping up so things are going to get busier soon.  Fortunately the gymnastics end of year display didn't clash with the dance end of year concert!

Oct
05
2018

October ProgBlog #2: nearly forgot!

And if I don't do it tonight it will be late again as busy weekend is busy!

The process video wasn't done in time so it may make the next week's progblog or alternately it may never see the light of day, depending entirely on whether or not I finish Embers over the next week.  I did finish frame 3:

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Oct
01
2018

October ProgBlog #1: running late!

Because I was struggling with editing the video and the spacebar on my keyboard has decided to play silly buggers, something has come loose on the right side so when I hit it on that side it doesn't always bother to do its job and is depressing unevenly.  I have had to switch to using my left hand to do space and am finding it awkward and infuriating.  So I'm going to try one of those clackety mechanical monstrosities and give this one to 13yo as he has a really ancient keyboard  that we had lying around and it's a bit more worn out than this one is.

So here I'm working on light 1 and shadow 2 in the second frame.

 

Meanwhile I've actually finished  the second frame:

Sep
24
2018

September ProgBlog #4: and some totally unrelated updates

This weekend was busier than usual with 13yo and 11yo having states.  Both of them did pretty well, 11yo got a silver on beam (level 5 is tough!) and 13yo got silver on pommel and rings and gold on floor and parallel bars as well as second in All Around.

Now there's just end of year stuff to go! 11yo has been busy at fornightly dance rehearsals as she's in the opening performance for the end of year concert.  Now I just  hope it doesn't clash with the gymnastics end of year display!

I eventually decided I would post the video of me doing shadow 1 because while it's a bit on the boring side it is kind of the most important shadow layer as it sets the base for both light 1 and the other two shadow layers.