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On Sunday we submitted our Pip-Boy 3000 project to the NASA Space Apps challenge. This project, which I documented on my Instagram, was in response to the “Space Wearables” challenge pitched by NASA. We made a working space-themed Pip-Boy 3000 (found in the video game Fallout, which is an awesome game). Unlike most Pip-Boy replicas, ours has some really cool working sensors (including a REAL Geiger counter!) tracking real-time data. For an overview of our project, check out our official Space Apps page. There’s a short video there, and lots of info on our build!


Sonic the Hedgehog: Sonic 64, Nintendo 64Cancelled

Other Smash Bros Characters: MarioLinkWii Fit TrainerVillagerRosalinaLittle MacSamusIce Climbers,GreninjaMaroizard, Mega Man

Back in the era of Nintendo 64, it was preposterous to even THINK of Sonic and Mario gracing the same console, and here we are several Olympic games later, and now prepping for their 2nd Smash bout >:]

-The Regressor

P.S. How does Sonic even remotely resemble an actual hedgehog? He is so far stylized that he could easily have been a made-up creature lol.

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Software used: Autodesk Maya 2009, Photoshop CS4, After Effects CS4
Made while watching: X-Files

I want this model where is the download




This is a shot of the gargoyle being redone with a new body and better skeleton. […] I digitized all the models in my office. I had a sweet setup with a small blue screen and video camera. That’s how we did most of the weapons too as well as the disembodied hand (I just used my own hand for that).

Kevin Kilstrom, Blood character designer

A reminder than many of the greatest, most memorable enemies and NPC sprites were digitized, palletized pictures of handcrafted clay sculptures and models.

These days the whole process usually takes place inside expensive modeling software, takes weeks and months to complete, yet often results in finely crafted, super-detailed but ultimately forgettable characters.

A computer is just a tool, it requires an artist to produce art

This. It’s worth noting that all of Duke Nukem 3D’s characters, who were also impressively memorable, were all 3D models touched up in Deluxe Paint. It’s not the tool, but the result.



XKCD 1357 - Free Speech
I can’t remember where I heard this, but someone once said that defending a position by citing free speech is sort of the ultimate concession; you’re saying that the most compelling thing you can say for your position is that it’s not literally illegal to express.

A friendly reminder that freedom of speech isn’t freedom of consequence from XKCD

What ‘Free Speech’ means. And why I got so annoyed at Kenders saying it. With all the political dramas he writes you’d think he’d know this.

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