The picanogfx news feed! 3D, Catgirls, Explosives, and Raccoons --- what more could a guy want? Sun, 17 Sep 2017 01:01:01 GMT en-us Long week, long break, wish it was longer -picano Sun, 17 Sep 2017 01:01:01 GMT This was supposed to be a simple render and not supposed to take too long... so much for that~ Oh well... <br><br> I felt it was only appropriate to use one of my favorite quotes from No Game No Life as it definitely applies to my mindset this week. I had wanted to do more... but ran out of time. <br><br> Anyway, the summary and conclusion of last week's events! Car was stolen Friday morning(?), found Friday night, returned Monday, cleaned / repaired Thursday. The Omaha police were surprisingly fast, the impound lot / towing people were super friendly, and my father-in-law is amazing with cars --- fixed up the broken ignition and a lot more for a fraction of the expected cost. <br><br> <center><a href=",434"><img src=""></a></center> What a week... -picano Sun, 10 Sep 2017 01:01:01 GMT So, I had hoped to do more with this scene... but Friday was almost complete wash. Got up to go to work to find my car not there. Fortunately it wound up at an impound lot sometime in the evening --- but it's on hold until at least Monday since the police did catch the thief driving it. <br><br> Not quite sure what I'll do for this next week. I think it'll be a lazy week so I can finish Utawarerumono 2 / start 3 and read some of the books that arrived! Maybe I'll use it to fix up Belle's body a bit more? Her shoulders do need some work. <br><br> <center><a href=",431,432"><img src=""><img src=""><img src=""></a></center> Fluffy fluff~ -picano Sun, 3 Sep 2017 01:01:01 GMT Second render of Belle V8! Lots of minor changes that you might not notice off hand (or ever). The actual scene is a bit lazy.. but I really like how it came out. <br><br> For anyone curious about the list of changes in V8 thus far: <ul> <li>Body mesh base resolution increase</li> <li>Reconstruction of feet + toes (+ socks + shoes)</li> <li>Mesh refinement + re-rigging up upper legs, lower torso, and pelvis to prevent weird flat butt when sitting</li> <li>Leg "pole" adjustments for better posing</li> <li>Resolution bump + re-rigging of pants</li> <li>Tail particle fur optimization</li> <li>Addition of belly button</li> <li>Arm "pole" adjustments for better posing</li> <li>Fattened up fingers and re-oriented thumbs</li> <li>Finger "roll" adjustments for better posing</li> <li>Overall head / face re-structuring and re-texturing</li> <li>Improved inner mouth texture</li> <li>Added lips, both as mesh and texture</li> <li>Optimized hair generation, fixed base mesh to more evenly distribute child hair particles</li> <li>Ear fluff!</li> </ul> <br><br> <center><a href=""><img src=""></a></center> Delicious -picano Sun, 27 Aug 2017 01:01:01 GMT First render with Belle V8! I had a few setbacks... such as previewing always crashing and my main computer crashing some time over night. But, at least I got this render out there~ <br><br> Not all my planned updates for her are in place yet, but I hope you can enjoy the fluffy ear fur and updated hair! <br><br> <center><a href=""><img src=""></a></center> Working hard~ -picano Sun, 20 Aug 2017 01:01:01 GMT This week's render is rather lazy but... its for a good reason. I'm putting as much effort as I can into upgrading Belle for V8! Not sure how much of this effort will be apparent in my renders... but her base model will be more detailed, she'll have more textures, particle hair will be optimized, and hopefully she'll be easier to pose. <br><br> Of course, any improvements I make to one model eventually end up on <a href="">all of them</a>~ <br><br> <center><a href=""><img src=""></a></center>