Colorado Springs CO
Joined on 1/15/05
Well, hi Willie D! You're welcome. :)
You're welcome! :)
Ooh, I have Flash MX as well and you're free to review anything I have made.
Sure thing! ...except you've submitted the same number of Flash animations as I have! xD We'll have to change that. Someday.
Great read, exedor.
Goodluck on your future flash projects!
Being one of the recipients of your tips, i am thankful!
I'm glad I was able to help! :D
Thanks for taking the time to point out mistakes and areas to improve. Really helped!
I hope to actually help people, rather than just dogging on them and offering nothing, so comments like this bring me joy. I'm glad something here was helpful. :)
Well, I'm doing writing at the moment, working on two story ideas at the same time. And I like to draw too. Maybe some advice for doing sketches? (Look at my user page for art.)
This was helpful though, I prefer not to use the computer to draw the things I want.
Thanks for the tips man (on my page and here). It's really helpful. Much appreciated :D
damn, you are a soldier amigo.
i only ever buy from amazon, because the quality on ebay sometimes is just not there....and living in the middle of the desert like I do, I don't really have the luxury of waiting 2 weeks for something to arrive via camel....and then have to send it back via carrier pigeon...at a premium rate....wait two more weeks....pray that the seller honors my return....then wait another 2 weeks for the Post Sandworm to arrive.
It is a shame that GIMP actually sucks and even old versions of the Creative Suite still ship for $100+. Flash MX isn't really worth the time, due to the general instability. It also is more time consuming, and the long-term value is minimal when ya remember that you don't get paid in the precious sands of time.
Paying for software like the Adobe products instills integrity into an artist, I think, and encourages dedication....because you freakin' paid for it.
One product I can reccomend over others is BLENDER! Blender rocks, it's as versatile as it is intimidating. I was able to learn enough to start having fun in an afternoon. It might feel like the uncool choice, but it's not like driving a car. It's not a status symbol. It is a tool, and any lack of confidence in the program is a lack of confidence in yourself.
GOOGLE is always my best friend, you can ask it anything. If you are going into a professional environment you'll want formal books, which also have a higher retention value than digital reads, but I don't actually have $50 to drop on last years copy of "Teach Yourself C++".
I also don't understand how and why someone feels it's alright to undermine the liberty a program like Blender stands for by selling "courses" for it online...
my final rambling comment is that I learned the hard way that it's better to drop $50 on a very nice keyboard than constantly play "keyboard lottery" with 5 different $10 keyboards, hoping one of them rocks.
Thanks for the amazing tips! I got a question, is a pen/tablet really neccesary?
The comment was appreciated.... albeit dripping with sarcasm.
I believe I already had a range of things posted up that covered demo reels as opposed to the single voice test the submission you had commented on had been.
Thanks for all the links in here however, I follow an love the works I find from those guys a bunch, so will check out those tutorials when I get a chance to.
This post is so comprehensive, I might just send noobs here, instead of scrambling around for the appropriate links! How's things in the EGB, still competing for stats?
I purposely went back to check on this one kids animation http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/630619 , who was trolling for YT subs... because I had written a slightly harsher version of your own review, but I just got frustrated and let it go :p Glad to see you had the balls to hit Submit.
Balls. I gots them. :3
Hey Exedor -- by any chance, would you happen to have links or tutorials for Stencyl?
Let's just say, coding a shooter, let alone a bullet hell, is proving difficult. I know how to change backgrounds and textures and load in music and fonts, but know nothing about the actual coding. >_<
oh wow, yeah its been a while since I watched an oney tutorial, I just kindof watched all his stuff even though I wasn't even doing animation hahaha, but yeah thanks man I bookmarked your post
Check out Jazza's and tell me what you think. :)
"you can't help anyone who doesn't want help"
So true. And some people pretend they want help but don't.
Like people in art school who can't take constructive criticism.
Did you just level up or am I just not paying attention?
Either way, you're almost to level 60, man!
Yup, I'm like a day or two into my trek toward the last level! :)
thank you for the review on my animation
and thanks for this information
i ll look into it
and would like to know why havent you tryed to upload an animation
or maybe help someone
i saw some of you pics and your backgrounds are amazing
you could easly colaborate if you show how good you are
Actually, I would love to get some of my ideas out for the world to see. The last several years have been brutal, and all of my free time has been taken up just trying to survive. I'm mostly thru training on my new job, so hopefully, I can have the freedom now to start getting my ideas back up and running. :)
you put alot of time into this thank you for the tips
Exedor is UOTD? Awesome