Just today, I was able to buy a sub for the company I'm doing freelance work for
Now THAT is the way to do it.
Good on ya!
AND... thanks for the well wishes everyone.
You all make coming to the forum well worth the trip every day just to see what you've all been creating.
As of today you guys and gals are stuck with me for another year. Sub purchased and activated. Yay!
I do have some projects waiting in the wings that I want to work on and I think I will use this 'subscription cycle' as a means to work toward getting some of that fleshed out at least to the point of where I can determine whether or not they might be for public consumption (as opposed to just satisfying my personal curiosity). This particular project is primarily a hand drawn endeavor but I want to use A:M extensively for set and environment as well as prop creation (for consistency etc.).
Other projects are many and varied but I'm quite curious if I can pull it off
There is something... a thing... that I probably could use some advice on creating that I would imagine will require the use of Sweeper but I'm not entirely sure what the ideal approach will be.
Think... a huge pile of trees and branches forming a dark and foreboding mound with a cave-like entry near the front and center.
This might be a useful test for the new Bullet Physics feature in A:M after a bunch of branches are created.
There is also the Treeez Wizard that might get at least part of the job done.
This image isn't large and foreboding enough but is the closest I could find with a quick google search: http://www.livingwil...d-rats-nest.jpg
In reality this mound of branches and limbs was what was cleared off of the top of a hill and pushed over the banks of a dam while creating a pond. All of the trees that were once covering the plane at the top are down at the bottom of the dam blocking the former path up the hill.
At any rate, I don't think I want to draw this same environment over and over again from several different angles so it seems a likely candidate for 3D.
The entire setting of the story will likely be created in 3D as well if for no other reason than for reference.
Since the location is real I might do an on site survey but while a lot of the surrounding area might not have changed much I doubt the mound of trees is still there... it's been over 30 years!
If you've read this far... thanks for sticking with me.