Sunday, December 26, 2010

Dymo Tries to Make a Game

It's been quite a while since the last episode. So here it is.

He woke up one day to find that he wanted to make people laugh.

He brushed his teeth and thought he wanted to make people cry.
He ate his breakfast and thought he wanted to make people sweat.
He drove to work and thought he wanted to make people bang their heads on the wall from sheer annoyance and angst.
He went to work, told the boss that he was leaving. He went back home to work with Blender.

After Dymo told the story, Gyro looked at him disdainfully. It wasn't fair that Gyro had to starve to death from lack of a muluctary source because Dymo had a mood swing. No, Gyro didn't eat, therefore he didn't die of starvation, but the Wii was rented, and he could probably die from not having it.
Dymo crouched over the computer going over his first model.

It seemed so easy at first. Like really, get a plane, extrude, grab, extrude more, rip a hole in it, maybe add some textures, add an armature, animate, render, and BOOM! You have an animation. Then save the IPO, program, repeat, and you have a game. Dymo found it wasn't anything like that at all. NO it, was terrible. It was, get a plane, extrude, hmm, doesn't look right, extrude, rip a hole in it, rip a hole in the monitor, throw it away, sulk for the rest of the month. It was hard.
He was in the middle of a sulk, and he saw that Gyro had bought a new computer and started trying as well.

At the end of the week, Dymo had a simple game that consists of two players trying to knock each other off a platform. It had no style or sense at all.
Gyro had in fact, got a fully fledged first person MMPORPG with editable characters and levels with 33 plugins and attachments.
For Dymo, it was very depressing and lowered self-esteem. It wasn't helpful at all.
Dymo promptly put the game in the bin and forgot about it from then on.

This is Dymo's game for anyone who would like to have a go:

It is very glitchy, it has no style at all, and I probably forgot to put the controls in. If I have then Player 1 moves with the arrow and Player 2 moves with WASD. Oh, and you will need two players for the most fun.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Ideas for the Blender Shop

Blender is great. We all know. But of course, sometimes we want more. In fact, right nor, I want more! So here are some ideas for some Blender Merchandise for anyone interested!

1. Action Figures.
Sometimes, characters seem to be yelling to be made into an action figure. I believed that Proog and Sintel were just speaking out to me.

2. Soft Toys
The second best thing would be a soft toy, and a Baby Dragon toy would be cute, wouldn't you think?

3. Proog's Stick

I have always wanted a walking stick. No, I am not crippled, but walking sticks are classy. So what would be better than a walking stick? Proog's stick!! Seriously, they should manufacture them immediately.

4. Blender Licensed Games
With the release of such peripherals such as the Wii and the Playstation Move, Sintel and Elephants Dream could easily be a great game.

5. Blender Themed Christmas Baubles
Well, the Christmas seasone is nearing, why not have some Blender Logo hanging from your tree?

6. Portable Blender Player
I don't know if anyone is interested in this as me, but I was thinking of a portable Blender player, a portable device made strictly to use Blender, Blender Games, and videos. You can't always have a computer ready, and with the limited functionality, it probably could execute Blender efficiently.

7. Blender Story Books
Well, at the moment, there's only Big Buck Bunny is really appropriate for being a children's book, but it would a healthy reminder of Blender when you are not in front of the computer.

Of course, these are only ideas I made in three minutes, and they were completely born from my whim. I might not feel this way after a month, but they are still ideas!

This is Dymo

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He has many ambitions, some of which include art, while others include food. The common feature of all his ambitions is that they involve him staying at home. This comic is one of them.

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