December Already

Man time flies.  Seems like I was just celebrating my birthday (back in April) and now it’s Santa’s turn.  Oh well…the clock keeps ticking.

So as you all probably already know and have known, I finally got my way and we are redoing the third person infantry portion of the game.  Like pulling teeth my friends, like pulling teeth.   It’s not quite the way I wanted to do it, but beggars can’t be choosers right?  Ramp wrote a new tool in order to let me do my job a bit more efficiently and so far, it is the cat’s pajamas.  For all you young folk, you can look that phrase up.  As of today, I am really close to having all of the blends done (the ones needed for the beta), and then I go back to modeling the German and British paratroopers.  Yes, the Frenchie para is all done.  Ramp ran a little batch query and you will be surprised to know that there are almost 900 separate blend files in the current game.  900 different things that a trooper can do (that includes all weapons).  Woah!  A lot.

On my personal side of things, I have started dedicating at least one hour to illustration, drawing, sketching, whatever you want to call it.  It helps keep my lowly skills on a decent level.  I’m also playing Eve Online of all things, turns out it is pretty fun.  It’s all a time killing thing while I anxiously await Bioware to release the Ashley Williams download content for Mass Effect 2.   What?!

3 Responses to “December Already” »»

  1. Comment by JWilly | 12/09/10 at 12:10 am

    We’re all eagerly awaiting the rollout.

  2. Comment by mwhitman | 12/09/10 at 4:10 pm

    Looks good so far.

    Glad yo got to finaly re-do it.

    Keep up the great work.

    !S MW.

  3. Comment by hchris | 12/11/10 at 5:48 am

    For me personally the third person redo was always top on the priority list of what the game needs.

    I am really glad that you finally could get work done in this area.

    Thanks for the update!

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