The Thane MOD *Keep Thane Alive***FINAL UPDATE**The Thane MOD *Keep Thane Alive*2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The day has arrived, and users are now able to download the ThaneMOD from nexusmods , and moddb . *Remember: the Installation Guide included with all packages is your friend.* There is yet one more surprise....Ottemis, one of the original creators of the Thane inspired Hoodie, has graciously extended her Texture library by creating brand new (and exclusive for the ThaneMOD) Thane-centric HR Hoodies. These are available for BOTH genders. Currently they are being offered through the nexusmod site, along side of the ThaneMOD. We will eventually include them directly with the "packages", in our next version release. Thank you for this wonderful addition.
Over the past 10 months, the ThaneMOD team has had Eurekas! and set backs. We
How to Render in Daz3D with XPS models (complete)This is a tutorial about the way I render in Daz3D.How to Render in Daz3D with XPS models (complete)10 months ago in Personal More Like This
It may not be the best way to go about rendering in Daz, but it's how I do it.
Step 1. Load your models into XnaLara/XNA Posing Studio.
By going into File> Add Models> Model Name.
I'll be using the Commander Shepard model by nach77 and Husks by Melllin .
You can load as many models as you want.
Step 2. Pose the models.
I'll be kindly borrowing a backdrop from AlienFodder ,of Thessia.
This is the scene I'm aiming for:
Now that my scene is done, I'll move onto Step 3.
Step 3. Export the scene as a obj. file.
Then make sure copy textures is checked.
Then hit OK, and select the folder you want to Export it to. Then name and save your Obj.
I named mine: Thessia's Last Stand.
Step 4 (Optional). Step four
What James Vega hatin' says about youThere are many factors that make a particular character resonate with a particular type of person. I find it fascinating when a character, especially one that gets so little actual story time in the Mass Effect games like James Vega, inspires such vitriol in an engaged audience. Everywhere his story is discussed, someone posts a nasty comment that they hate him or call him names.What James Vega hatin' says about you3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
I'm not arguing that the game creators didn't drop the ball on his story. He could have been much more interesting. But the qualities that Vega's fans see in him don't go skin-deep. Even his physical appearance hints at a hidden depth, which almost always affects other areas of life and character development. This is the reason why I started writing the James Vega origins story, The One That Got Away, to show how these shallow elements, hinted at in the game and the boring Homeworlds comic, could have been made into a really interesting story and likeable character.
Facts About Garrus VakarianMy personal favourites are Penis Related....Just sharing, they're funny to me.Facts About Garrus Vakarian3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Anyway, please enjoy.
*C-Sec labels anyone attacking Garrus Vakarian as a Code 45-11.... a suicide.
*Garrus Vakarian just says "no" to drugs. If he said "yes", it would collapse Omega's infrastructure.
*Garrus Vakarian doesn't shower, he only takes blood baths.
*Scientists have estimated that the energy given off during the Big Bang is roughly equal to 1GVHs (Garrus Vakarian Headshot)
*Garrus Vakarian does not sleep. He waits.
*Garrus Vakarian counted to infinity - twice.
*If you can see Garrus Vakarian, he can see you. If you can't see Garrus Vakarian you may be only seconds away from death.
*When the Boogeyman goes to sleep every night he checks his closet for Garrus Vakarian.
*In fine print on the last page of the Guinness Book of World Records it notes that all world records are held by Garrus Vakarian, and those listed in the book are simply the closest anyone else has ever gotten.
*Garrus Vakarian is c
The Mass Effect OC team Competition!Oh it is on like Donkey Kong! We have quite the large list of talented contenders already and are still looking for more!The Mass Effect OC team Competition!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The challenge? To create your own team of original Mass Effect characters and display them using a medium of your choice. You can draw them, make them using 3d models, write character dossiers or upload an interpretive dance with yourself acting out all your characters. First Captain Planet gave you the power, now I'M giving you the power to choose as you will how to display your kickass team!
The prize: 1000 DA POINTS!!!
The deadline: 31st of October 2013
- You cannot use characters from the games. They can be related but must otherwise have all original character stories
- Your characters must have names. Backstory to each would be nice but not compulsory
- One team per entry
- The minimum number of characters for a team is three. The maximum is seven million, twenty eight thousand and two.
- You must be prepared for the community to comment on you
Thane Mod Released!Update 3: If you are using/trying to use/gave up on using Thanemod, and have been getting errors when trying to run ME3Explorer to add .mods and .tpfs (textures), please post on the me3 explorer forums : http://me3explorer.freeforums.org/Thane Mod Released!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
A. That you are using ThaneMod
B. What version of ME3 Explorer you are using. Even if it is the one that ThaneMod came with. The version is an old & outdated version of ME3 Explorer, & likewise has become the major suspect to the issues being reported on the forums since ThaneMod was released.
Update 2: It is highly recommended that you use the ME3 Explorer that comes with the Thane Mod. More updated versions of ME3 Explorer oddly don't seem to work. Otherwise, everything seems to be fine. For me personally, I just can't get any other mods I've been using to work with it, but that just appears to be capability issue beyond my control.
Nearly a year in development and the Thane Mod is finally released.
Quoting from the Thane Mod tumblr ma
Echo SquadEcho Squad2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Among the Quarian Fleet Marine Forces the are special forces operatives. These Special Operations are grouped in to small squads to handle things that aren't all quite full upfront fight. Once such squad is Echo Squad. Unlike other squads such as Dagger and Shadow, the four man team Echo manages to find its way in and out of trouble repeatedly.
Dani'Breizh Vas Yaska
Dani'Breizh Vas Yaska is what you might call a hardened free spirit. During her pilgrimage Dani found herself working as a "courier", transporting materials and messages that just couldn't be sent the usual means. After her pilgrimage she went to work on one of the mining ships the fleet has. She had actually settled down and married, contemplating beginning a family but during a mining accident her husband was killed. That was about 7 years ago. After that she just wanted to unleashed that fury on
Flirting with TuriansJust a little mindless Shakarian because I can't resist...Flirting with Turians1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Read more from Garrus and Jane: The Diary of Jane: http://fav.me/d5cz0r1
From the Personal Memoirs of Garrus Vakarian.
It was one of those conversations that I wish, in retrospect that I had never really started. Jane didn’t like me bringing it up and I didn’t really like finding out something that I had always suspected. It ended well, but not because I won the ... argument.
It began innocently; she was washing a teacup at the kitchen sink. I came up behind her and nuzzled her neck. She squirmed away, skipped over to the kitchen door and with a lascivious smile beckoned me into the yard with her index finger.
“If you want it, catch me if you can.” Jane said and sauntered away out into the yard.
I’d been lead on this merry chase many times before; all through the house and half the yard. The last time, we ended up making love on the potting ta
Character Feature: Shyla ShepardThe seemingly indomitable Shyla Shepard has lived a harsh and tragic past. After losing her family at sixteen to a bloody Batarian pirate attack on an Alliance colony, the young fighter joined the Alliance military only to lose her entire squad in a deadly thresher maw attack. In the years since, these early scars have forged a new identity out of the shattered ruins of the child whose family died on Mindoir. Known for her “tough but fair” approach, Shepard’s fight against the geth incursion broke new grounds for humanity when she became the first human Spectre on the galactic Council’s elite forces. But recent rumors have put in question Shepard’s loyalty to the Alliance forces. Our investigator setup an exclusive interview to delve into the truth behind the legend.Character Feature: Shyla Shepard4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Was the destruction of the Normandy part of an elaborate undercover setup, or an encounter with an unk
My 2 cents about educationON THE SUBJECT OF SCHOOLS, I FELT COMPELLED TO CHIME IN. If you can afford an expensive school then take it if you like but if you can't then obviously don't go to an expensive school. Just like you wouldn't buy a car you couldn't afford.My 2 cents about education2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The best thing about the "good" schools are the students because when you hear a school is great everybody flocks there, including many of the most talented... but notice I said "many" and not "all" the most talented.
"Superstars" can come from city, any shape, any color, ANY AGE. We've seen it many times before.
The best way to cultivate talent is to interact with other talented or potentially talented people. It just makes us all work even harder. I had the great fortune of being in the same school and year with Pixar's James Robertson, Dani Strijleva, Ben Su and John Lee. And these are just a handful of the very talented people from my year. Just by being in the same class, this has influenced me to work harder than ever when I really didn't w
Bioware and the end of the Mass Effect seriesThis is something I felt compelled to write;Bioware and the end of the Mass Effect series2 years ago in Personal More Like This
both as a gamer and the influences that helped shape me as a developer.
Almost a year from when I touched my last save file, I finally "finished" the Mass Effect series. I played all the DLC and I beat the game, one last time. It was a somber ending, because it put a final end to a character I have played since 2007. I have games that I love, games stretching back to my childhood, and games that I would consider myself to be a huge fan of. I can count on one hand though (and not using all my fingers), franchises that have sucked me in and crafted characters that made me care about them in such a way, that turns this 6'5 developer into your everyday excitable fan (not Justin Beiber level though, that'd be just plain crazy). The Mass Effect series is one of those few titles.
I have looked up to Bioware for many years. Combined with my love for Point & Click advent
OC Comp Winners!!!I can't believe we are finally here, and after such a long journey! It is my pleasure to announce that the winner of the OC Competition is... :iconlabandplz:OC Comp Winners!!!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Axios is interesting, powerful, flawed, sympathetic, and could go either way on the paragon/renegade scale. He is something completely different, yet he fits into the ME universe beautifully. Dinky-Mew has clearly worked hard on creating this solid, realistic, plausible, character, with huge potential to be developed in many ways.
For Res specifically, his mind trick is going to be delicious, and have some unexpected consequences when he meets Shep. Axios is both an abused victim and a spoilt brat, not a common combination. He has much learning to do, a
James at 16In this weeks' chapter we follow an important day in the life of James at sixteen years old. To this end, I've gone back on what I said before (that I wasn't going to try to find concept pics of James at every phase of life) and now bring you a picture of what I think James looks like at this age. Incidentally, I think this is much closer to James than the last one I chose. Teenagers change a lot anyway.James at 163 years ago in Personal More Like This
Also, a new playlist for adult James.
Check out the new TOC and Extras Library too:
The pic (Actor: José Eduardo Verástegui):
Mass Effect 3 Mercer ModFor those of you that STILL don't know why I've not been doing anything productive recently it's because I've been working on a mod for ME3 that replaces Kaidan Alenko with Alex Mercer.Mass Effect 3 Mercer Mod1 year ago in Personal More Like This
This is starting to feel like an important thing… so I gave it it’s own tag on my tumblr blog #ME3MercerMod
Check out the progression of the mod there.
I’m attempting to make a link to said tag on my blog… it appears that tumblr needs time to figure this shit out.
in the meantime I had a small realization while working out bits and pieces of the mod…
because of the stupidly inefficient way ME3’s PCC system works, Kaiden’s armor retexture available in the N7 Collector’s edition/Digital Deluxe Edition etc. is actually a completely separate mesh along with the retexture. What does this mean? It means I can replace it with a whole new mesh and set of textures… and I FUCKING D
Mr. and Mrs. Krios - Art Feature!Thank you to those of you who swiftly responded to my poll shout out in my last journal. The next art feature you want to see is Thane and Shep, together. Awww.Mr. and Mrs. Krios - Art Feature!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
So prepare for joy, tragedy, feels, and lots of awesome art!
Thane and Tinve (final version) by Mabiruna Regrets by MellorianJ
Having a chat with Thane by MellorianJ I Will Meet You Across the Sea by marianne-khalil Bedtime Story by Narbensammler
Thane and Shepard by RipperJo One Last Time by mappeli ME: Bedrooms are mainstream by Suika-Tei
' v')S2('- ' by K-cetus I want you by DenTrickster Don't leave me... by NeLLyN
Beloved by Ebelar :thumb346522599: Present! by SubetaK
Comm: Thane and Shepard by Vaahlkult Elizabeth Shepard by SolarDiamond Thane and Shep commission by Vierna-Drottingu
:thumb358622392: The end by RinaCane Thane and Shepard for Fae Tian by Makena
:thumb316759602: fuck off by mappeli :) by K-cetus
50 vs. 2 by SKJeter i miss you by DenTrickster Thane and Shepard by MariahGem
Cuddlefish ThaneXFemShep by Meiphon Silhouettes by ysucae Forever Yours by Sorceress-Nadira For you... in a desert, darkly by Sempaiko
I've got you, Siha by astridbjork Shepard And Thane by rockcod Abandon All Hope by MellorianJ :thumb
Garrus' Part Time Job"You wanted to show me something, Shepard?"Garrus' Part Time Job3 years ago in Personal More Like This
"Come here, Garrus."
"What's this? http://allofmyfeels.tumblr.com/post/21242085236/an-old-very-old-it-appears-mcdonalds-chicken " *plays the audio clip*
"It seems to be a, uh...a commercial."
"And can you tell me who's acting in this commercial?"
"Oh, come on! Admit it!"
"As your commanding officer... I have the right to know about your previous assignments."
"Alright, dammit, I'm acting in the commercial!"
"Don't you dare tell anyone about this!"
"Oh, I don't know... I think Tali deserves to know."
"Who's the best sniper?"
"Who wrote the book on long range?"
"That's right, McD, I did."
"Can I go now?"
"You sure can, Mr. Chicken Selects."
Romance pics: Yay or nay?Had a few people asking to see everything from a 3d pic of FemShep sitting on Vega's lap enjoying a beer and a tender embrace to seeing Kelly and Samantha from ME High share a soft kiss. Many people interested in this stuff? I won't be doing any nude stuff or perverse stuff because I want this page to be relatively kid friendly but if you guys want it I may be able to be convinced....Romance pics: Yay or nay?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Once I finish all the ME High characters I may do a few solo glamor sketcheds of Tali, Miranda, Jack and the rest too.
Contest: Challenge to James Vega HatersThe Grand Experiment has reached a new stage.Contest: Challenge to James Vega Haters3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
As some of you may know, I've been actively testing the sentiment of Mass Effect gamers about the character James Vega, a new addition to the Bioware Family. I was not a lover at first, but I grew to like him and was really surprised when I saw the volatile response this character engendered in many ME fans. I wanted to know why.
It started with an Opinion Piece "What James Vega Hatin' Says About You" on the Bioware Social Network (here on dA), followed up by a poll, which currently looks like this:
I don't know why it didn't occur to me until right now to post the poll here too, so here it is: http://abstract1106.deviantart.com/journal/poll/3020504/
Now that I have a better idea about where people stand on this oddly controversial charac
Mass Effect ReferencesSome time ago, I created a tumblr account (which can be found here). I'm not sure if I will ever get around to posting anything in it (or figuring out how to use it), but if anyone wants to make requests there, feel free to do so.Mass Effect References4 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Characters (Generic or nameless):
Asari Dancer - mature warning, sexual themeAsari head referenceBatarianC-Sec OfficerElcor
**UPDATE #3** VOTE ON HOW TO GIVEAWAY 100 PREMIUMSPlease this Journal so everyone can see it!**UPDATE #3** VOTE ON HOW TO GIVEAWAY 100 PREMIUMS3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Hello again, everyone! Last week, I posted **UPDATE #2** PLEASE READ - 100 Premiums Project. It turned out to be quite popular and really got us a bunch more donations!
For those of you who do not know, I, winehaus am collecting 63,600 points in order to give 100 3-month premium memberships to other deviants this holiday season. The purpose is for you and other deviants to donate and spread the word and holiday cheer!
We currently have 39,920 points as of ~7:00pm on Satuday, October 20, 2012 Eastern Daylight Time.
This means that we are over 62% into the project!
There are exactly 66 days until December 25, 2012.
In amount of time, we need
Something awesome is happening with Sailormoon!UPDATE: IT'S A NEW ANIME SERIES! NEWS IS HERE.Something awesome is happening with Sailormoon!3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Check out this article on Crunchroll for all the details!
"In celebration of its 20th anniversary, the original Japanese voice actors will once again reunite for an appearance which will be streamed live from Nico Nico. They will recount nostalgic memories, divulge behind-the-scenes secrets, unveil 20th anniversary merchandise, and surprise the fans with an exciting new announcement."
Emphasis is mine.
AHHH NEW MERCH!? AHHHHHH NEW ANNOUNCEMENT?!
BEGIN WEEK LONG SPECULATION!
EDIT: Apparently a bunch of people don't know that the English manga is already being republished in the USA with updated transl
Sci-fi/Space/3D DD's - March 2013Sci-fi/Space/3D DD's - March 20132 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Sci-fi/Space/3D DD's - March 2013
Fairy by Epar3D
:: The Red Creation :: by vincebagna
Archon by Raelsatu
Space explorer by tsonline
Midday massacre by arsdraw
Wasteland Churches by Brosa
2013 personal work by ThibaultFischer
A Second Home for Humankind by ValentiniaK
Applibot #8 by ChrisBjors
Site Update: More Like This Available to EveryoneIn our continuous effort to improve the deviantART experience, we're publishing weekly Site Updates to keep members informed and to gather feedback. Below is a list of recent changes to the site, bug fixes, and feedback that was brought up by members in the last Site Update.Site Update: More Like This Available to Everyone3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
More Like This: Now Open to Everyone!
In October, we launched More Like This to Premium Members, with an additional Limited Preview open to all deviants. During that time, we continued to test and improve it, with the help of everyone in the community who gave feedback or made use of our provided improvement tool. We're pleased to announce that as of today, More Like This has been launched to everyone. Many thanks to everyone who provided feedback and browsed through art to help us make the More Like Th
To all the Mass Effect FF writers and OCs' ownersRecently, :iconezri-krios: has been running an interesting competition. The rules were simple; you just need to create an OC, write a short snippet about them, or create a visual snapshot. The comp became quite popular. There were many enteritis of rather interesting OCs. From guns for hire to veterans to officers, From cannon species to hybrids to new races. All of those characters offered new opportunities; All of them screamed for their story to be told.To all the Mass Effect FF writers and OCs' owners2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Unfortunately, there can be only one winner.
But that doesn't mean the other characters are less interesting or enjoyable. They all are very good, and the winner is the one who fits Ezri's story, Resolution, the best. It saddened me to see many of those characters gone. Many of them might be scrapped and never see the light again. Ok, some will come for a small cameo in Resolution, but will it serve them justice? No. Creating a character that's deep and interesting isn't an easy thing. It is fun, but it's also tiring. And, I can