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Posted by Marius Oberholster on Thursday, April 13, 2017 Under: WIP
Hey all!

This week's vlog!


GOD is super awesome!!

 - Productivity
   Obviously I've written about this a few times and I am so thankful that GOD made this week stand out among others! In two days HE helped me draw 81 or 82 frames for the storyboards (that excludes the few I had to leave out because of error or poor drawing, hahaha) and a new tutorial for Cycles. I cannot say thank YOU enough!! GOD is so good!!

 - New tutorial
   On Saturday morning, and I mean really early, GOD enabled me to quickly record the flag tutorial before going to sleep. I am so jazzed about it and the result is amazing! Andrew Price had done a flag tutorial in the same week and uploaded it around Wednesday I think and I initially didn't want to do it in my pride, because my goodness, I know how to make a flag in blender! hahaha. I hate pride!! Anyway, I submitted and checked it out and at about the time he did the weight painting, I paused it and was off to make one in an anime style using the cloth sim!
If you want to see that example video as well as the tutorial, you can check out the cards and description, or you can just click here for the post. :D

 - Sprinkle (surprise)
   Onto Exodus. This week the boils plague came up and I was really baffled by the whole sprinkle thing. As you guys have seen in the hieroglyphics with the pillars, I took it in the modern sense, like you would sprinkle salt, but that is not what the word signified. It meant to distribute. Which it still does today, but not with the same amount of force. Moses was to throw it into the air so it could become a fine dust in the air that would cause boils to break out on everyone (incl animals) in Egypt except the people of Israel and their animals.
   The definition reads:

sprinkle

SPRINKLE, v.t. G., L.

1. To scatter; to disperse; as a liquid or a dry substance composed of fine separable particles; to besprinkle; as, to sprinkle the earth with water; to sprinkle a floor with sand; to sprinkle paper with iron filings.

2. To scatter on; to disperse on in small drops or particles; to besprinkle; as, to sprinkle the earth with water; to sprinkle a floor with sand; to sprinkle paper with iron filings.

3. To wash; to cleanse; to purify.

Having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience. Hebrews 10.

Webster's American Dictionary of the English Language, 1828.
(more)

My personal fav there is the disperse one - that allows for some really cool effects that I don't yet know how to do, hahaha. GOD will show me in due time - no need to fear - I just got part of the solution! GOD is so good!

 - East wind
   In the locust plague, the Bible says:

And Moses stretched forth his rod over the land of Egypt, and the LORD brought an east wind upon the land all that day, and all that night; and when it was morning, the east wind brought the locusts.
Exodus 10:13, KJV

I was thrown for a loop here. Not because I didn't understand what was being said, but because I was unsure about the direction of the wind. Was the wind going toward the East, did it come from the East, was it just called that because they didn't think of another name, like the spice wind? I wasn't sure. So I asked around and my suspicions were confirmed by a friend who also said that the East wind simply comes from the East and because I wanted to be absolutely sure, I googled it and sure enough - originates in the East and blows west (Wikipedia - East Wind).
   Sounds like a stupid thing until you're dumbfounded by it! hahaha.

 - Bees gone!
   Praise GOD the bees are gone!!! The keeper who helped us didn't have to return. What happened was the bees kept trying to build a new hive, but they couldn't do it. They seemed to have little to no organization without the queen. One day they would be on one branch and the next on another and one day they even hung on a few twigs, hahahaha. So so grateful that they are gone!! GOD is so good to us!!

 - Halfway drawn
   We have a total of 6 chapter to cover (7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12). This week, I wanted to get the story boards done for chapter 9, which they are, and chapter 10 is close to being done (still need to finish the drawings for the locust plague). Chapter 11 is a fairly short chapter, but chapter 12 is super long by comparison. It has all the preparation for the Passover, the final plague as well as their exit from Egypt with GOD's armies. With all that has been done and what still needs to be done, I consider the storyboards halfway. I really do ask GOD to help me finish the story boards this week! The animation is a big thing and there is still a ton of modelling to do. GOD will help me get this done and I can't wait to see the final! :D

 - Dialogue problems
   The dialogue is extremely sparse for the amount that goes on. With music and sound effects and gasps, etc, it will be a lot fuller and more powerful, but I wonder if the amount of narration isn't lacking... It's really something I have to talk to GOD about, but when I sit and watch the rough cut and I see hear those masses of silence, it's really bothersome, hahaha. I want to stuff some talking or sound in there, haha. I'll see what GOD leads me to do and will have to take it from there. A lot still needs to get done! :D


 - Old code embedding
   In creating the post for the flag tutorial, I found that there was no way (that I know of) to center a scaled embedded video. The new code doesn't allow for it. All it does is stretch the video to the frame that will contain it. That means you can't center it with the HTML text align handles - that was until GOD showed me a clever trick to get around that. Now, remember, you do it at your own risk! All you need to do is go back to your older posts that you have embedded videos in, copy that code and simply change the video's unique identifier at the end of the source link. You know that alphabet soup ID. If you do that, you can once again center it using the handles! :D
GOD is awesome!!

 - Easter
   Unfortunately, I don't have the energy or the time to do something special for Easter, but I do wish you all a happy Easter and that you remember that this has nothing to do with bunnies or eggs, but the gift of CHRIST's payment of our sin debt! Our freedom was paid for by our PASSOVER LAMB! I love that it coincides with the Jewish Passover too (just like when JESUS held Passover with HIS disciples before being crucified).

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  progress  wip  storyboards  exodus  7-12  kjv 

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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