Tried a face tracking w/ avatar thing

same problem I had with the 3DS is that if I’m looking at the screen it thinks my eyes are closed

oh and it plays up my left eye being slightly more closed

it’s still in beta so they’ll be advanced options eventually but yeah

tips for incoming art students: critiques

remuslupinly:

this is the final post from the series of tips for art students (specifically who go to scad).  here’s a link to the post on technology and lifestyle and classes. i’ll be posting a masterpost with a link to everything shortly

Critiques are hard, but essential. The only way to get better at them is to participate in them.

Show up to critiques even if you don’t have your work. You can apply the advice given to others in your own work. 

Everyone’s critique is valid. Your critique is valid, no matter skill level. Don’t be afraid to comment on someone’s work even if you don’t feel yours is as good.

While your work is being critiqued, it is not necessary for you to dominate the conversation. If you find yourself responding to every comment made on your work with more than thirty seconds of commentary, it’s time to learn to sit back, nod, and listen.

Listen closely to what the person is saying and do not use that time to formulate a response. It is acceptable to just nod okay, and to ask questions back.

You are not under interrogation.

You do not have to do everything suggested. It is very important for you to internalize and think hard about the critique you’ve been given, but if you  truly disagree with the advice given the last word is always your own. Even when the suggestion comes from a professor.

Creating something that you aren’t happy with, but think your professor will like isn’t a fulfilling task. 

 When the critique of your work is over, write down everything you’ve heard so you can visit it later.

Critique is a time to help each other produce better work. It is not a time for you to devalue your peers’ work or to make yourself sound impressive.

Be aware the people have different tastes. If you often say “In my experience…” or “I, personally…” you need to ensure you are not acting only of your own bias, but suggesting something that will benefit the artist and relates to their purpose.

You’re all sitting in silence and no one wants to talk, and it’s awkward. Say something. Try to say something. Get in the habit of breaking the ice instead of wallowing in the uncomfortable silence.

Learn balance. Take critiques seriously, but not so much so that you are emotionally harmed. No one wants to make you cry, and if they do they aren’t worth listening to.

Always remember to point out positives! Negatives are not the only parts of critiques.

Some days, critiques are really rough. It’s okay. Go home, relax and try to let it go. This is not the end of the world.

pixelatedcrown:

here’re some monster fite progress gifs from the last two days! the first was a bug I ran into that caused the attacking player to disappear off into the sunset and the second was me trying to fix that but instead causing them to rocket backwards so fast that the menu starts to warp. the last is from just a moment ago - currently making more animations!
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pixelatedcrown:

here’re some monster fite progress gifs from the last two days! the first was a bug I ran into that caused the attacking player to disappear off into the sunset and the second was me trying to fix that but instead causing them to rocket backwards so fast that the menu starts to warp. the last is from just a moment ago - currently making more animations!
Zoom Info
pixelatedcrown:

here’re some monster fite progress gifs from the last two days! the first was a bug I ran into that caused the attacking player to disappear off into the sunset and the second was me trying to fix that but instead causing them to rocket backwards so fast that the menu starts to warp. the last is from just a moment ago - currently making more animations!
Zoom Info

pixelatedcrown:

here’re some monster fite progress gifs from the last two days! the first was a bug I ran into that caused the attacking player to disappear off into the sunset and the second was me trying to fix that but instead causing them to rocket backwards so fast that the menu starts to warp. the last is from just a moment ago - currently making more animations!

pixelatedcrown:

here’re some other monster fite progress gifs that I haven’t posted here! first we’ve got some (in progress) idle animation for foo, second me testing a new method for calculating distance (with accidental bug smooches) and the third is a quick overview of the arena environment inside of maya!
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pixelatedcrown:

here’re some other monster fite progress gifs that I haven’t posted here! first we’ve got some (in progress) idle animation for foo, second me testing a new method for calculating distance (with accidental bug smooches) and the third is a quick overview of the arena environment inside of maya!
Zoom Info
pixelatedcrown:

here’re some other monster fite progress gifs that I haven’t posted here! first we’ve got some (in progress) idle animation for foo, second me testing a new method for calculating distance (with accidental bug smooches) and the third is a quick overview of the arena environment inside of maya!
Zoom Info

pixelatedcrown:

here’re some other monster fite progress gifs that I haven’t posted here! first we’ve got some (in progress) idle animation for foo, second me testing a new method for calculating distance (with accidental bug smooches) and the third is a quick overview of the arena environment inside of maya!

tips for incoming (art) students: classes

remuslupinly:

another from the series of tips for art students (specifically who go to scad).  here’s a link to the post on technology and lifestyle

Don’t take hard lecture classes. Don’t take easy major classes. You’re not here to just pass with a good grade, you’re here to prepare a bulletproof portfolio and you can’t do that if you don’t learn anything. 

Always show up to class even if you don’t have your work finished. The lectures and critiques are important and will help your currently unfinished work.

Remember to check your syllabus!

If the supplies are not immediately needed, wait/plan to buy them. Ask classmates to share the cost of supplies with you.

Search online for books.  You will have better luck with supplies at Blick or Utrecht.

Take care of your supplies. Clean your brushes properly. You can make them last for a long time.

Always use a cutting mat under your work when using an Xacto — otherwise you will destroy the flat surface you are cutting on.

Change your Xacto blades often! You can buy a big pack of replacements for pretty cheap.

Plan how to get to class before you go. The bus routes and building maps are in the Resources tab of your MyScad.

Let the buses leave their stop. After they start moving, they are not allowed to pick you up even if they only reach the end of the street.

Don’t leave trash in your workplace — especially in buildings you are about to leave.

You are here to learn. It’s not a cool to not care, and it’s wasting everyone else’s time. 

You may have been the biggest fish in your pond back home, but it is time to let go of that and open yourself up to learning, regardless of what skill level you are at compared to your classmates.

Don’t burn bridges. If you’ve got a group project, you want to prove to your peers that you’re awesome and reliable. Building good relationships in school can help you get a job later.

Make friends with your professors. They are here to help you and help you with your professional development.

Work on maintaining and updating an online portfolio from the beginning of your career.

Don’t go to class under the influence.

Research is real work. Take your pre-production work seriously. This makes the finished work easier, and will still be valid and useful if your final work is unsuccessful.

Do not print right before class. Do not mat your work right before class. 

Prepare your files before you print (PDF or Packaged InDesign File), and don’t print at FedEx. Budget for time printing - especially during midterms and finals. And for the love of god, be nice to the people at Creative Approach.

Have your files ready before you present: keep them on a flash drive or uploaded already to the Dropbox. Use a PDF or JPEG for presentations - never an InDesign file or PSD unless instructed to. 

If you’re having trouble with presentations or even just how to phrase a question, try writing it down first.

Take DeVincent for speech. He’s awesome and will make the class scary. (This is coming from someone with a stutter!)

RateMyProfessor is your friend.

Turn in your work on time, finished or not. The feedback is more important than the grade.

Don’t make excuses. Learn to take responsibility for your actions.