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[SFM/GIF] Rain by Shutdp [SFM/GIF] Rain by Shutdp
"The best thing one can do when it's raining is to let it rain."

This originally started as a poster, then ideas popped up and this happened. I had a few problems with it, but I managed to solve them, for example the eyes, I didn't like how they were still, so I added a little jitter to give it also a more realistic touch, and I like how it turned out.
When I had the idea of adding the rain particles, it was mostly to test :iconargodaemon: tutorial about looping them, but in the end I didn't need it so.. I'll try again next time :XD:
Actually it's not like I didn't need it, it just wasn't what I needed at all, I tried to remove the jump between the last and the first frame just by finding the most similar frame and deleted all the ones after it (3 or 4 frames), and it seems I made it, or at least it's not obvious like it initially was..

P.S.
I'm starting to like the idea of putting a quote in the description, it gives a little boost.. If anyone is interested, this one was from Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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TsuriaDragon Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
This is amazing I can't wait toget an windows computer so I can get SFM wish value make this fir Mac as well. Loving the ponies videos everyone is animating looks so easy but I'm sure it's not still I wanna learn more to make cartoon like these ^^ great job friend :D
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Shutdp Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014
Thank you :D
I though it worked on the Mac though, it should work way better than on windows..
It seems quite easy animating and posing them, but it's not, I had so many problems, especially with posing, those models aren't perfect so it's normal. But after some time you start to get used to it. About the PC, I suggest you a good one, mine isn't so it can be hard to work with SFM sometimes (high CPU and RAM usage, low fps) D:
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TsuriaDragon Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
I wanna get HP Pavilion 23-h050 23-Inch TouchSmart All-in-One Desktop hopefully that one will run well for SFM
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Shutdp Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014
I'm not very sure, since it's graphics card is at Intel HD Graphics 4000 levels. I have an HD 3000 on a dual core i3 and I barely get 15fps with all off. You will probably get minimum 20fps, but I don't know if you'll get stable 30fps..
It will work better than on my pc, and it should take less time to render, but SFM is a very heavy software to run. The best setup for it should be an i7 or an AMD octa-core with a GTX 780 or an AMD R9, but you know.. Moneys..

It's just my opinion, but buying a tower pc would be better if you already have monitor and all the other stuff.. On amazon that pc costs 700$.. With that you should be able to get a quad core i5 or an octacore AMD (FX for example) with a medium GPU. Just NEVER get an i3.
Just a little suggestion, when looking for a new computer, and you need it to do heavy graphics stuff, always check if it has a dedicated or integrated video card. Dedicated are way more powerful than integrated, but of course pcs with dedicated tend to cost more.
It all depends on your budget. For example, my setup would be i5-4670k - 8GB RAM - AMD R9 270x toxic which would cost about 750€ (about 1000$), but that would be more a gaming setup, so it shouldn't have any problem with SFM.
If you want a pc which can run SFM without any problem, that's probably not one of them, it will work, but not perfectly.
I'm not forcing you to buy another computer of course, the choice is yours. What I said is all based on some experience and though, it can also not be 100% true.
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TsuriaDragon Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
Thank I hope I can find an well suited PC I only have an MacBook Pro an that won't work at all it's sucks :cries:
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Shutdp Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014
Actually a MacBook Pro should work fine with SFM, since Macs work better in graphics stuff than Windows, and also Source Engine works way better on Unix based OS. Well, it depends also on the age of it. If it's quite new, it shouldn't have lots of problems.
It's quite odd SFM isn't already on Mac OS, probably it will be released but we don't know when.

Anyway, there are lots of computer ready for you, you just have to find them. Or, build them. In the computer world, it's all about what you need.
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TsuriaDragon Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
Yeah I tried to download it yesterday but it didn't work ;n; I hope you make more videos looking forward to seeing them ^^
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Shutdp Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014
Trying with wine could work, but probably worse than on a Windows PC with the same specs, since it has to emulate all Windows libraries and stuff..
Anyway, thank you, really :D
I'm kinda out of ideas at the moment, I still have to finish a poster but.. It doesn't convince me that much. It's quite an easy one, but I don't feel like working on it in these days..
Ah need moar ideas D:
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