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New Computer!

Journal Entry: Sat Feb 10, 2018, 1:33 AM
Hi all,

Bought a new computer about a week ago.  I'm in the process of setting up everything.  Need to download and re-instal a huge amount of 3d files and some more mundane stuff, Like updating printer/scanner software, other similar stuff.

Hopefully, once thats done all the older series will work.  Otherwise we start from scratch in a brave new era of 3d art.  This will fix the problems I've had using Genesis figures.  So I'll have a whole bunch of new characters and sets to use.  Then if I can just figure out how to effectively use Iray.

Dale

Computer go BOOM!

Journal Entry: Thu Jan 25, 2018, 2:36 PM
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Hi All,

This morning when I turned my computer on.  The monitor stayed black.  I think its the Graphics card, which has already been repaired a couple of times.  Anyway.  So time to bite the bullet.  I found a refurbished one on the apple website that should fit my needs.  Its still pretty expensive. But there was no point in waiting.  Lightning fast delivery time.  Should be here tomorrow by 8 PM if there not screwing with me.  I didn't pay extra for overnight delivery either.

Well new computer = good news.  Now for the bad news, or perhaps bad news.  I'll do a data transfer directly from the old computer.  I was able to make contact with the old computer using the bluetooth on my laptop.  So I know its just the screen thats dead.  But I won't know if any of my incomplete series have survived until after I do the transfer and test them.  So ross your finger people.  Might have to start over from scratch if things go horribly wrong.

Dale

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Merry Christmas, and Happy Holidays!

Journal Entry: Sun Dec 24, 2017, 5:54 AM
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Merry Christmas to those of you that celebrate it.  And Happy Holidays to the rest of you!

New years coming on fast.  Hopefully things will be a little more creative in the coming year.  Hoping to get a new computer sometime after the first of the year.  No set timeline on that yet though.

Surprising results on the last poll.  No ones ever really commented in posts about the idea of the looser being a slave to the winner.  But that clearly blew most of the other categories out of the water.

Have a good day regardless of your belief

Dale

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Lifestyles of The Rich and Not so Famous

Journal Entry: Sat Nov 25, 2017, 7:22 AM

New poll. What kind of trophy should the winner g

Journal Entry: Sat Nov 4, 2017, 11:38 AM
Hi all,

New poll up.  Basically what it says.

Dale

Happy Halloween Everyone!

Journal Entry: Sat Oct 28, 2017, 10:16 PM
Well Halloween is almost here.  I've done a few posts re-working older art on that subject.  Otherwise I'm still in the artistic doldrums.  I've piddled around with a few things.  But haven't progressed far enough to post anything significant.  Some of this is just being busy around the house.  The unseasonably warm weather has given me extra time to work outside.  Which mostly means my artistic endeavors have been limited to slapping stain on the outside of my cabin

I've also found that social media is a big drain on my available time.  I recently had a need to join Facebook.  Something I had tried to avoid in the past.  And probably should have avoided.  That quagmire of political and religious posts has a few redeeming qualities.  I've found some Facebook groups and pages having to do with art subjects or Science Fiction subjects.  But boy do they take a lot of time

I did post a few new links at the top of the catfight video section of my front page here at deviant.  These are mostly mainstream movie fights.  A couple fro  Mission Impossible, Fast and Furious, The Mummy, and Scorpion King movies.  Some of you may find enjoyable.  And on that subject.  If anyone knows of other links to good catfight material.  Please let me know, and I may add them to my collection.  I would prefer no links to professional wrestling, or Online producers of catfight material.  Mainly thinking theatrical type stuff.  Movies, stage, Tv. or amateur productions.

As winter approaches there is hope that I'll get back into my own groove and get some new art produced.  The unseasonably warm weather is finally giving up a bit.  And as it gets colder I have more time to stare at my blank computer screen in Daz Studio.

Dale

Kim or Diane Poll

Journal Entry: Fri Jul 28, 2017, 9:00 PM
Hi all,

Trying to work on HomMovies Studio match.  I think I may have had a poll on this before.  But, Hell, That was like back in 2014.  So I figured I'd start a new one and see where things stand.

Dale

Good News

Journal Entry: Fri Jul 21, 2017, 10:30 PM

Atomic Blonde

Journal Entry: Mon Jul 3, 2017, 12:51 PM
This looks interesting if your into spy girls, and gun girls.

www.atomicblonde.com

And I imagine some of you have guessed.  The computer had to go back to the shop.  Which is why there haven't been any recent updates.  Hope to have it back before the end of this week.

Dale

Not quite right yet

Journal Entry: Fri Jun 16, 2017, 5:02 PM
Hi all,

As stated before.  Computer is back.  But there are some issues still.  Das suddenly refuses to not find my smart content.  No idea why.  It gives me a warning that it can't connect to some Database.

The other problem.  Is the computer refuses to shut down and stay shut down.  After I shut it down.  It suddenly turns itself back on.  Had to pull the plug to keep it off.

But I can do some renders now.  So I'll try and get a little done while I decide what to do about the other problems.

Dale


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Computer fixed!

Journal Entry: Tue Jun 13, 2017, 2:11 PM
Hi All,

Computer is fixed!.  But not home yet.  Probably I'll have time to pick it up Thursday or Friday.  So with a little luck I might have some new art out on the weekend for the more popular series.

Dale

Developments and lack thereof

Journal Entry: Fri Jun 9, 2017, 7:57 PM


Hi all.

Still awaiting the return of my big computer.  Going on 3 weeks since it failed on me, and at the shop for about two.  If I get really lucky, I might hear from them tomorrow.  But I'm thinking maybe the beginning of the week is more likely.  I'd really like to get back into working on the art I've been doing on the big computer.  But for now, I'm still stuck using the laptop.  I'm getting better at using this thing for renders.  But its basically just busy work.

Ive been watching the polling for "The Challenge"  Very close still, and I see that Ivy has pulled ahead of Analon for the first time in about a week.  When I get the big computer back.  I may try and wrap up that match.  Though I'm still considering my options as to how to do that.

Just a quick update for those of you wondering what the heck is going on.

Dale

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Grinding to a halt update 3

Journal Entry: Fri May 26, 2017, 4:58 PM
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Looks like video card needs to be repaired.  Not super expensive.  But they need to send it out for the work.  Probably won't have the computer back till late next week, at the earliest.  Pretty much sucks, I'm on vacation this coming week, and thought I'd be able to move some of these stories along.  Still may do something on the laptop.  But it won't be related to anything already started.  Need the big computer for that.

Dale

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Grinding to a halt update 2

Journal Entry: Tue May 23, 2017, 2:48 PM
Well, the matter is now in the hands of the High priests of technology.  They've promised to sacrifice many goats, (and charge me for them I'm sure) tho the Techno gods in the hopes of resurrecting my computer from the scrapheap..

Probably be at least next week before I have it back.  In the mean time.  I may get so bored that I decide to work on something new on my laptop.  Unfortunately, I can't work on anything that you all want to see completed, So it will be something new and completely original.

Stand by for more developments.

Dale


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Grinding to a halt update

Journal Entry: Mon May 22, 2017, 12:14 PM
Not looking good.  Still need to get the computer to the shop.  Perhaps tomorrow.  But my laptop is set up to do 3d as well.  I just don't like using it.  Anyway.  I tried transferring a scene file to the laptop and did a test render.  Total garbage.  So in a worse case scenario, the need to get a new computer.  All the files on the old computer may not work on it.  Which would mean loosing the ability to work on any series that still needs to be completed.  HomeMovies, The challenge, all of it may be gone

Even fixing the old computer is just a temporary solution.  It might allow me to finish current series.  But at some time its going to be replaced and I might be in the same dire straights.  I have a question into Daz forums on the problem.  We'll see if they have any ideas on how to make these files work on my laptop.

Cross your fingers

Dale


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Grinding to a halt

Journal Entry: Sun May 21, 2017, 3:18 PM
Hi Everyone,

Bad news I'm afraid.  After shutting down my computer and restarting it this afternoon.  The screen stayed black during start up.  I hear the startup chimes, and everything seems to be working otherwise.  I can even access files from the computer using my laptop.  But I can't get the screen to come on, so I can't work on anything.

If anyone has any trouble shooting suggestions for an iMac that seems to be running, except for the screen feel free to make them.  I already tried zapping the pram with no luck.  Still looking online for answers, but the only page I've found so far suggests it needs a logic board replacement.  Did one of those about 2 summers ago.  I was toying around with the idea of replacing this unit sometime early next year.  But I need this one running till that happens.

In the meantime.  It is possible I can work on my laptop.  To do art that is.  But once the big computer goes into the shop.  I won't have access to the files on the current series that I'm working on.  I could start new stuff on my laptop.  But I honestly hate working on art on the laptop.  the screen being much smaller really makes it more difficult, plus there are memory limitations.

Well, I guess that covers the bad news.  Likely if the computer goes into the shop.  It will be there most of the week at least.  I'll still be able to keep in touch and keep an eye on things with the laptop of course, but not much else,

Dale


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Spy Games Group

Journal Entry: Thu May 18, 2017, 5:16 AM

The consequences of restrictions

Journal Entry: Tue May 2, 2017, 8:04 AM
Hi All,

I do like deviants gallery.  But I'm starting to wonder if its effecting my creativity.  Since joining Deviant.  I've had 2 pictures pulled by management.  Both torture related.  (and disclaimer:  Real torture, in the real world is far different than a fantasy picture, and therefore not to be tolerated.  Why am I interested in the fantasy element.  No idea whatsoever.  I just am)  Anyway, as I was saying.  Two pictures were pulled.  The first one was because it showed a dildo in the picture, which is against Deviant rules.  The other was electro torture.  And one end of the cable was clipped to the victims nether regions.  The nether region part was what got it pulled.  In more recent times.  There seems to be artists getting away with a lot more explicit art.  Though Deviant does sometimes shut them down.  I'm honestly not sure whats allowed at deviant anymore  I used to submit most of my art to Sexy amazons first.  Over there they have very few restrictions.  So whatever popped into my head went onto the screen and into the gallery.  Just can't do it that way over here at deviant.  So my more extreme ideas usually don't get made into a picture.

This brings us to the "SS babe buys it" series.  Theres been an interest in Tammy taking her defeated SS trooper back and torturing her for info and fun.  But Deviants restrictions, make it risky to go at this with absolute freedom.  For the record.  I don't usually get too bloody or into too much gore on these things.  But using whips, electro torture, sexual torture, and chemicals are a possibility.  So far I have built a rather kick ass interrogation room.  The question is how best to use it, and where to post it.

I'm sort of just rambling there.  But the whole question about whether Deviant effects the type of series i do is a real question.

Back to the "SS girls buys it" series.  For those of you interested.  Giselle now has been choked out (maybe killed)  And for those of you interested in that type of ending.  I hope you liked it.  For those of you wanting more.  Perhaps she's still alive and Tammy will take her to her lair for a more thorough debriefing.

Dale

Ghost in the Shell and other subjects

Journal Entry: Sat Apr 1, 2017, 10:56 PM


Hi all,

Just came home from seeing Ghost in the Shell.  I thought it was really great.  Visually stunning.  Good story.  Hope they do enough business for a sequel.  Though I had the Theater to myself.  But I went to a late show, and I don't live in the big city.  So maybe the earlier shows was packed.  Scarlet Johanson did her usually fine job in an action role, along with her co-stars.  Even had a bassett hound in a recurring role (which is my favorite dog breed).  The ending I thought was a little unusual.  But not bad.

Last weekend I spent several hours doing a render in Iray.  The experiment failed.  I'm still having trouble getting morphs to work in Genesis 2 and 3 character.  But in addition to that.  The render I did which was a simple character profile took nearly 2 hours.  A similar render in 3delight normally takes me, oh, say, less than 15 minutes.  The finished image didn't look too bad.  But the lights I placed in the picture.  Did not really help much.  No idea what I'm doing wrong.  Is there some trick to getting the lights to illuminate the scene and cast shadows in Iray?  Its definetly not intuitive.  Or the problem with the morphs is effecting the rest of Daz in Iray mode.

I posted a few new Music Videos in the Musical interlude portion of My page.  A vid by the chainSmokers, and The Gorillaz.  Both pretty neat to watch.  Check them out.

Dale


Couple of things

Sat Mar 11, 2017, 11:04 PM


Hi All,

First off.  Went to see "The Great Wall"  It has a fantasy element to it.  But I'd recommend it to anyone with an interest in sword play movies.  Theres even quite a few women warriors in it.  Sadly there not fighting other people.  Rather (spoiler alert).  There fighting a bunch of creepy reptiles.  Still, worth a look if your into amazons of the Chinese variety.

No Sale is nearly complete.  A few more images in the main story.  And maybe a short epilog if I decide to pursue an idea I had.  Still thinking on it.

Gripe of the day:  What is the advantage of these continuously scrolling galleries everyone is going to.  It makes it nearly impossible to view an entire large gallery.  If you don't finish in one sitting.  When you come back you need to start over at the beginning.  It doesn't even always let you back to the gallery where you left off, if you go to look at a full size image.  I'd much prefer individule pages like was here before.

I've got this coming week off again.  So you may see a few more updates if things go well.

Thats all for the moment.

Dale