Dak's Odd Bits

Discussion in 'The Sandbox' started by Dakorillon (IMArts), Feb 2, 2019.

  1. Dakorillon (IMArts)

    Dakorillon (IMArts) Extraordinary Contributing Artist

    I've been wanting a place to ruminate, to dream, to talk about the various crazy ideas that run through my head that aren't ready for Prime Time.

    To complain sometimes, to moan, to collect snippets and samples and other Odd Bits.

    So, this is the place!

    Sneak up to the fire, peer over my shoulder, pour yourself a glass of your favorite and feel free to raid the fridge! And if this thread ends up being in the wrong forum, I'm sure some helpful house elf will move it!
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  2. Dakorillon (IMArts)

    Dakorillon (IMArts) Extraordinary Contributing Artist

    So, I've collected HiveWire Horse wish list item into one list in the past and I think I did it for Luna, too. It's a bit of effort to comb through the old files to find things, but it's kinda fun on days when the brain and body aren't working well, as organizing things is soothing for me. But, I don't know how helpful it is to folks, as most people have their own ideas of what they want to do.
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  3. Dakorillon (IMArts)

    Dakorillon (IMArts) Extraordinary Contributing Artist

    So anyway! now that I have been helpfully moved! I can continue! Yay! The house elves are so amazingly wonderful here! Thank you!

    I've really been thinking about the cool critters that have been showing up at Devientart for a while now. Based on Deer, Horses, wolves and Big cats, and then adding horns, wings, odd tails, everything more exaggerated and slender, and the color and patterns are amazing. I think they would be really cool additions for the HiveWire critters. Not direct copies, of course, but, inspired by.

    Once the Deer and the Horn pack come out, it would be immanently possible.
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  4. Rae134

    Rae134 Renowned CV-BEE Contributing Artist

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  5. Dakorillon (IMArts)

    Dakorillon (IMArts) Extraordinary Contributing Artist

    I think I missed those! Thanks for the head's up!
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  6. Dakorillon (IMArts)

    Dakorillon (IMArts) Extraordinary Contributing Artist

    Well, it's looking like some more list compilations are needed for various characters. Especially with the news about the new Dawn 2.0!
    I have huge wish list for a number of the animals, the characters and other stuff. I have a notebook that I keep for such things, I call it my DiVinci Book after the suggestion in the "Refuse to Choose" book. I have found that I have been miserly with it. Mostly due to the issue that people here have discussed before, and it's something you see in writer's circles, too. (Wouldn't be surprised to find it in music and other creative endeavors.) It's that I'm afraid that someone will "steal" my idea. It's more a case of someone being faster than me. Because, as I've learned in writing, 15 people can be given the same writing (or art) prompt/idea, and there will be 15 different executions of it. Then it's a matter of self confidence. Am I self-confident enough to go ahead and bring my idea to fruition, even if someone else beats me to the punch? Mine will likely be different from theirs, maybe better, maybe worse. But, having worked a couple of collaborations, I've found that even with the same starting idea, we will create in different ways.

    So, I should share my ideas more, as I am a creative person and I know that I have more ideas than I will ever be able to accomplish in this life-time!

    And the more skills that I gain, the better and faster I will get at creating in pixels/paper/words the things that I want to bring to life.

    For example, I just did a couple of pictures of centaurs, I have a lot of other ideas about centaurs, but the morph only really works well for Poser. So, I need to learn modelling so that I can make a morph that works for DS. Or, do what I did and that is fix things in postwork, as I'm very good at that! (Lots of practice!)

    I also have found that for me to be more creative, I need to be organized, and my "workspace" is not. I did, at one time have EVERYTHING in categories, neatly arranged, could find anything easy! And then I got a new computer, with different Drive letters, and so now I have to completely rebuild my categories...and I'm closing on 7K Products (might be over that counting ShareCG stuff) and that means 10's of thousands of items/groups! The task is daunting. But until I can find everything, my work flow is very slow and that is very frustrating for me.

    I have begun thinking about expanding my efforts outside the kiddie pool and I have begun with HiveWire products to get them categoried, AND I have my HW personal catalog pretty much up to date, just a few new things to add! But, that said, I have found that as I've tested for people, and I create new runtimes for each product, so that they don't overlap with things I already have, that I'm getting a mess there, now! So, I need to clean that up too. But, having my catalog and having my categories, helps me to see what I'm missing for the characters, and that makes me want to create the missing things! So that is a good by-product!
  7. Janet

    Janet Extraordinary Contributing Artist

    Dawn 2.0?
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  8. Dakorillon (IMArts)

    Dakorillon (IMArts) Extraordinary Contributing Artist

    Yes, Chris was talking about it in the Dawn thread.
  9. Janet

    Janet Extraordinary Contributing Artist

    Oh cool! Thank you!
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  10. Miss B

    Miss B Drawing Life 1 Pixel at a Time CV-BEE

    Yes, I noticed that too. :D
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  11. Dakorillon (IMArts)

    Dakorillon (IMArts) Extraordinary Contributing Artist

    Well, not sure where to post this, so I'll probably cross post in my Howler thread, too.

    I'm doing a webinar this Saturday, 2 March 2019, sponsored by Digital Art Live, called Tinkering with Textures. It's basically a quick and dirty way to extend your runtime resources. It is geared towards Daz Studio, although the concepts are usable in Poser. And it is going to be pointed more towards the beginner to kinda intermediate user. Basically someone who can't afford a lot of content, or want to get more uses out of they content they have, without just relying on Shaders, but are not content producers, themselves.

    If you know someone who might be interested, they can register right up through Saturday!
    DAZ Studio : Tinkering with Textures | Digital Art Live

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