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  • Listening to: Dean Martin - Volare
  • Reading: badly
  • Watching: the world go dim
  • Playing: with sharp objects
  • Eating: crow
  • Drinking: heavily
I'm currently available for freelance work. I can do game assets, logo designs, website banners, technical illustrations, graphics, etc. I'll be up front on what I can do and what I can't and will not waste your time. Payment is also negotiable but will usually be 'whatever you can spare' ^-^ hehe. So if you ever wanted a 3d version of your logo, an illustration for a class project or a presentation, a spiffy banner, etc. drop me an email. :)

  • Listening to: Marty Lloyd - American Dream
  • Reading: Dan Simmons - Hyperion
  • Watching: Inside I'm Dancing
  • Playing: Frontlines: Fuel of War
  • Eating: Stale Sammiches
  • Drinking: Soapwater
Finally learned the zbrush/3dsmax pipeline. :D
  • Listening to: Sheri Jackson - Ticket
  • Reading: Tutorials
  • Watching: Moon
  • Playing: Nexuiz
  • Eating: Cookies
  • Drinking: Soapwater
Well, self-imposed break from all things 3d for the holidays over. Back to business.
  • Listening to: The Gathering Field - Bound To Be
  • Reading: Iain M. Banks - The Algebraist
  • Watching: Pandorum
  • Playing: Mirror's Edge
  • Eating: Cake
  • Drinking: Heavily
...and these new DeviantArt features confuseth me. *sigh* Why is the gallery not anymore arranged from newest to oldest? What's the use of the featured folders sidebar. Is the portfolio builder worth it? Can I haz your cookie? What's the answer to life, the universe, and everything?

Still trying to get out of the country and find me a menial job™ abroad just so I can be closer to the game industry and actually find a job there without having to wait for a studio to sponsor a work visa or something. My skills are quite mediocre and I'm not worth it, sadly. I hate being born here.

Blah. *raises beer in a toast to hopeless dreams*
  • Listening to: Whiskeytown - 16 Days
  • Reading: William Gibson - Neuromancer
  • Watching: geckos thumping tails in territorial displays
  • Playing: Evil Genius
  • Eating: BLT sammiches sans les tomatoes
  • Drinking: the ocean
I should really update my gallery with all the new stuff I've made for Planetstorm. But I'm too tired after the grueling grind we went through for yet another release for Phase 4 of the Make Something Unreal Contest.

Anyway check out strangelet's new poster for our game universe: Wheresoever Tread..., featuring the work of the AFF: Planetstorm team including lots of upgraded stuff and lots more in the works as we speak.
  • Listening to: Enya - Carribean Blue
  • Reading: Carl Sagan - The Demon-Haunted World
  • Watching: the moon
  • Playing: Planetstorm
  • Eating: Peanut butter on toast
  • Drinking: More coffee
  • Listening to: Collective Soul - Over Tokyo
  • Reading: Carl Sagan - The Demon-Haunted World
  • Watching: District 9
  • Playing: EVE Online
  • Eating: Tuna
  • Drinking: Coffee
I made an unwrapping and texturing tutorial! :D

Difficulty: Beginner to Intermediate (but can be difficult, especially if you're new to everything 3d, I'm not so good at explaining stuff :P)

Note: this tutorial requires you to already know the basics of modeling as well as decent know-how in GIMP/Photoshop (I used GIMP in this tutorial but the techniques can easily be replicated in Photoshop). You can skip through parts you know already.

Programs required: 3d Studio Max (9 preferably or higher), GIMP

Description: This tutorial will teach you how to unwrap and texture a simple box for game resources. The end result should be a metal crate. It's rather complicated, but don't be daunted, practice makes perfect. :) Believe it or not, I've already tried to simplify most of the steps here. It's usually much more complicated than this. So it's recommended you do everything to a T at first try, then experiment with variations on your own later. What's more important is that you understood WHY I did the things I did, rather than HOW.

Visit this link to read it: How to unwrap and texture a box

EDIT: Fixed the link. I put a : instead of a ", go figure. :P
  • Listening to: Stephen Micus - To The Evening Child
  • Reading: St Leibowitz and the Wild Horse Woman
  • Watching: Humans devolve.
  • Playing: EVE Online & Fallout 3
  • Eating: Irradiated Sugar Bombs
  • Drinking: Dirty Water
I iz now 23!

2 days before my birthday, a tooth started aching like a bitch, should've pulled it out long ago really. So I had it pulled out and as a result didn't get to eat much cake. The dentist stole my tooth. Evil greedy bish. And to top it off I just found out that the tooth fairy is a lie!

So was Santa. I'm disillusioned. Was I raised by shameless liars? What next? That bunnies don't lay colored eggs?!
  • Listening to: Slightly Stoopid - Officer
  • Reading: Terry Pratchett - The Colour of Magic
  • Watching: Walls
  • Playing: EVE Online
  • Eating: Plutonium
  • Drinking: Liquid Hydrogen
Listen up children.

Click this

And hit the button called Vote for this mod and you will be guaranteed a ticket to Valhalla! ;P

Seriously, we'd appreciate the votes. :) We've worked long and hard for planetstorm to reach this level, and we're still working.

Thank you

*bows and jumps into the cliff*
  • Listening to: Shane Mack - Lie To Me
  • Reading: Terry Pratchett - The Colour of Magic
  • Watching: Walls
  • Playing: EVE Online
  • Eating: Tourists
  • Drinking: Rainwater
A wiser person than me (only one of him exists) once told me, 'There are two kinds of people in the world; those who believe there are two kinds of people in the world, and those who don't.'

  • Listening to: Gorillaz - Re-Hash
  • Reading: Jeff Long - Deeper
  • Watching: Walls
  • Playing: Neverwinter Nights 2
  • Eating: Tourists
  • Drinking: Rainwater
Was going through my files today looking for something when I came across lots of my old pictures. Decided to upload some of them to DA. :D

Most of them date back to 2005. I know, 3 years isn't that long a time back, but heck, back then I was seriously only a noob in digital art. I was simply playing around in max having only the faintest ideas of what I was doing. :P Still, most of them didn't turn out that bad. Lord! I can't believe the stupid things I did back then. Heh. I would sometimes set up scenes that took hours to render out (which now would probably only take me a couple of minutes), simply because I placed some volume lighting thing or somesuch crap which did the scene little good and brought my PC to its knees. :P Still, I really did learn a lot over the years.

Joining Angels Fall First proved to be the catalyst for me learning more. The first ship I did for them is also still my favorite. :P The Rakshasa Bomber featured as my most beloved work. It was actually only the SECOND model that I actually used unwrapping and standard texturing practices. All my older works were textured VERY haphazardly. Given that I had only recently learned unwrapping when I did it, I'm still amazed that it turned out the way it did.

Anyway, uploading em all. Some are shitty, the rest are alright, if I may say so myself. I'm still limited by my rig (which SUXX), but at least my rig now is better than my old one. My old pc was a p4 with 256 RAM and a 64MB GeForce MX card... working in that was a pain. I mean for real. Max crawled every time the number of faces exceeded 50,000. Apps were always crashing. I lost a lot of work that way, including a project I had worked on for a month :( - the Sulawesi Station. Simply opening files took aaages. It's a wonder I stuck through with it. :P And more, actually get something done with it.

Anyway. Just reminiscing in my old gray years... time flies so fast. *sighs* Where did my youth go? I'll be retiring soon. I'm 22! ROFLMAO :D

*me runs off to find cookies*
  • Listening to: Sister Hazel - Beautiful Thing
  • Reading: Starless Night - R.A. Salvatore
  • Watching: Churches Burn
  • Playing: Fable
  • Eating: Crow
  • Drinking: Heavily
That's all! :D


And oh, Angels Fall First: Planetstorm. :D
  • Listening to: Butch Walker - My Way
  • Reading: Crystal Balls and Tea Dregs
  • Watching: That suspicious CNN hologram
  • Playing: Nexuiz
  • Eating: Kittuns in Puppy Sauce
  • Drinking: Heavily
Visit our ModDB Page NAO! :D…
  • Listening to: Rob Dougan - Furious Angels
  • Reading: Crystal Balls and Tea Dregs
  • Watching: More Gay Movies
  • Playing: Nexuiz
  • Eating: Frozen Peanut Butter and Cigarette Butts
  • Drinking: Muddy Puddles :(
I'm hongry. :(

I can haz cheeseburger?
  • Listening to: Machinae Supremacy - Gimme More (SID)
  • Reading: Writings on the wall: mene mene tekel... um..
  • Watching: More Gay Movies
  • Playing: Nexuiz
  • Eating: Rice and Random Dead Things
  • Drinking: Coffee with Chocolate and Antz
That is all. :P Went through hell when my PC started to slowly die. I made it come back though, like Jeebus!
  • Listening to: The Offspring - Spare Me The Details
  • Reading: Writings on the wall: mene mene tekel... um..
  • Watching: Gay Movies
  • Playing: Baldur's Gate 2: The Throne of Bhaal
  • Eating: Rice and Random Dead Things
  • Drinking: Coffee with Antz
Blurb. :O

The Holiday Doldrums always suck the creative out of me. Asides from leaving me bloated of course. :P

New Year's resolution: Manage my time more! Be more productive. And goddamn it, what happened to my exercise regimen?! ;P LOL. Weight gain regimens are so friggin boring. :( But I have to! I'm a friggin stick. :P

I need to finish the Sulawesi station too. I've unwrapped it, thank goodness. Now the much more difficult (but thankfully more enjoyable) job of texturing six sections! :P

*injects dedication*

  • Listening to: Eels - Mr. E's Beautiful Blues
  • Reading: Writings on the wall: mene mene tekel... um..
  • Watching: Boring Filipino Teevee
  • Playing: Nexuiz
  • Eating: Rice and Random Dead Things
  • Drinking: Beer :D
I lost! *sob sniff sob* :D

Blegh. It was cool tho, I learned a lot more about 2d digital art in a month! ;P

Now back to 3d work! I've been slacking a lot lately :hmm: *sigh*

And on the other news: IT'S CHRISTMAS!!! Now I can finally test my new Stinger on Santa's sleigh. Doubt he'll swing by though, he never does. :devil: It's why I bought the launcher in the first place.

I still need a radar dome or something...

SSM - Surface-To-Santa Missiles! YEAH! :D

/me runs off to bang head against wall.
  • Listening to: Stroke 9 - Do It Again
  • Reading: Writings on the wall: mene mene tekel... um..
  • Watching: Boring Filipino Teevee
  • Playing: Nexuiz
  • Eating: Rice and Random Dead Things
  • Drinking: Choclit and Hemlock Tea
Competition's over, and now it's just waiting for the results. :P Not too optimistic with it tho. ;)

Anywayz, I'm still stuck in making the Polaris Concordat Sulawesi Station, I'm itching to finish it and start helping with the AFF UT3 mod, AFF: Planetstorm. YAY! :D

I just discovered the source of the universal answer of everything: 42. And the answer is unexpectedly cool. LOL. It was first used in the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, whose creators were fans of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (or Lewis Carroll as we know him). Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through The Looking Glass were two of my favorite books when I was younger (I read them when I was about 10) and I still love them :P. The opening verse in Jabberwocky was what I chose for a motto in our high school yearbook. LMAO. 42 apparently held a mysterious significance to Lewis Carroll. :P

Rule 42, The Hunting of the Snark: "No one shall speak to the Man at the Helm"

Rule 42, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland: "All persons more than a mile high to leave the court"

And he claimed his age to be 42 even while he was still in his thirties!!! Weird...

Anyway, I want to read 'The Hunting of the Snark'. If anybody knwos of an online free copy, please share. ;)
  • Listening to: Lifehouse - You and Me
  • Reading: Anne McCaffrey - The Ship Who Sang
  • Watching: Boring Filipino Teevee
  • Playing: Nexuiz
  • Eating: Rice and Random Dead Things
  • Drinking: Choclit
Voting has finally started at ModDB. You can view the gallery at:

Concept Art Competition

My entry is entitled Suppression. Vote for me! Thanks ;P
  • Listening to: The Kooks - She Moves In Her Own Way
  • Reading: Roger Zelazny - Unicorn Variations
  • Watching: Boring Filipino Teevee
  • Playing: Nexuiz
  • Eating: Rice and Random Dead Things
  • Drinking: Mulk and Choclet and Kofi