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Posted by Marius Oberholster on Thursday, January 19, 2017 Under: WIP
Hey all!

This week's vlog!


GOD is super awesome!

- Same day
   Some of you may remember on the previous video, that the aim was to finish the characters and add them to the city the same day. Yeah, I really underestimated the amount of work that was left to get them ready for that, haha. Some of the characters didn't have expressions. I had to see whether the shapekeys were maintained as they were made single objects. I had surprises from modifiers. Goodness, there was a lot of challenges this week concerning the citizens, but in the end, GOD helped me get them in and I absolutely adore the result! Thank YOU LORD!
   Like I mentioned, I still need to get the temple/veranda fixed in the final project and add some dust to the walkways for a touch of realism.

- Tutorials
   Technically, only one is a full tutorial, while the other is more like a quick tip. I've been itching to do another tutorial for a while and GOD hasn't allowed it, because of all the work that has to get done on the Exodus project, but I am so thankful I was allowed to do one last night!! Check out the New Style Candle tutorial!


Isn't GOD just the best!! :D

In addition to this one, I also got to do a quick tip, based on the same example video. I have been mystified by the whole character interacting with object premise (in this case, picking up an object) and when GOD finally revealed it to me, I was over the moon! You will not believe how simple it really is and you don't even need physics for it, which means no baking! A total must watch for a quick tip!


JESUS rules!

- Hebrew characters
   This week, I finally got to start with them! I only have two male characters (unfinished) so far, but they already have expressions - they, and their clothes, just need modification. For the female characters, I'm probably gonna have to go back to the Make Human step, to generate a woman and child with less Egyptian features as the others do. We'll see what GOD wants when I get to it - everyday is an adventure (not always easy, but definitely never boring!)

- Citizens floating
   This was a serious challenge! Blender has an amazing particle system - it really does. I am very impressed with how well it works, but, when it comes to really low detail objects and group particle emission, it needs some refinement. Controlling masses of objects is not easy and I want you to know that I'm not complaining about the issue - it just came up. When I got the characters in the scene and into the particle system, they were floating! haha.
Depending on the size of your characters to the surface they'll be standing on, this may be a varying problem, but in this case, they are puny in relation to their emission object, so it was obvious! hahaha.
   Take it from me, rather use hair as your emission method if you want to distribute very very small characters using a particle system or just keep the camera far away and moving! hahaha.

Like I mentioned, that is it for this week!

Biggest thanx to GOD for helping me with this. Without HIM, none of this would be possible! :D

Know JESUS yet? GOD is reaching out to you through these videos. HE loves you more than you can imagine and wants you to know HIM. Not because HE's lonely, but because HE loves you and paid a heavy price to enable you to go to Heaven, where HE is. See, we all have sinned in some way shape or form. That makes us guilty before GOD. If you have ever said that you hated someone, in GOD's standard, you have committed murder (James 4). If you've ever looked on a person with lustful thinking, you've already committed fornication with them in your heart and you are then guilty of sexual impurity. If you were to face GOD on judgement day, saying: "I was a good person" will be a void argument, just like it would be before a human judge. GOD knew that we would have to pay that penalty and that we could not pay it, even if we tried, but sent JESUS to pay the price for us. Your sins were put on HIM and the forgiveness that is there for you was by no means cheap - the cross was not padded and comfortable, neither was the death.
But, HE was raised up on the third day (after being crucified) and finished the work so that we may enter through HIM paying the penalty we were supposed to pay, but it is only valid for you, if you accept it and live for HIM.
If that is you today, please, follow this prayer:
"JESUS, I believe that YOU are real and I believe YOU died for me and was raised on the third day for me. Please forgive me for my many sins. I make YOU the LORD of my life, full time and to fill me with YOUR HOLY SPIRIT. Teach me how to live for YOU, help me become what YOU have made me to be, in JESUS' Name! Amen!"

To find out more, you can check out this link:
http://www.crossallegiance.org/knowJesus.html
It gives you access to free Bible translations, free teaching videos and more. Remember, this is a decision with eternal consequence, choose life, choose JESUS. :D

Have a great one!!!

Thank YOU!!!!!!

In : WIP 


Tags: god  jesus  holy spirit  blender  anime  make human  exodus  7-12  kjv  progress  citizens  egypt  hebrews 

About Me


Marius Oberholster Hey all! I've been doing CG work full-time since 2011. GOD has been with me, supported me and taught me all the way. HE tells us to do all things as unto the LORD and that is my goal. I do whatever I believe the HOLY SPIRIT is leading me to do and it's not always easy, but it's always worth it to be obedient! JESUS is awesome!! If you don't know HIM yet, follow the link above!

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