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today cetasaurus and i made pokemon-themed jack-o-lanterns :)

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Did some hiking in preparation of my senior portraits next Sunday and took a few Senior portraits today!

Posted October 28th by Helius
Helius

  • Found my vape
  • Found my spare phone
  • Tried to fix my battery, failed because it's cheap chinese junk that wasn't even sautered to begin with; the connection was held together with glue that wore off
  • Played some freecell on my phone, got worldwide 1st place a couple times
  • Sorted out my car situation some more -- it's complicated but should theoretically have a car this week
  • began the process of tech job searching
  • probably going to chill and play minecraft a bit (Got a nice big underground region in my custom-gen world that's lit up now and I have a great space in there for a base)

  • Posted October 28th by King Frog
    King Frog

    Went to my son's soccer game this morning. Then went to his pizza party afterwards. Then I went home and worked on some college homework and then played some Gears of War 4. Then relaxed at my inlaws house.

    Can we get some pictures of your jack-o-lanterns?

    Posted October 28th by Q
    Q
     

    Migrated a UE4 project to 4.18 and switched from dynamic to the newest stationary lighting. My project is now optimized to hell and back! Yay.

    Posted October 28th by mariomguy
    mariomguy

    What project are you working on, mariomguy? Is that unreal engine 4? isn't that made by epic megagames?

    Posted October 28th by King Frog
    King Frog

    Can we get some pictures of your jack-o-lanterns?

    This is my lopsided bat! I was too lazy to actually do any carving.


    susurrous really committed though.


    Edited October 28th by Cetasaurus
    Cetasaurus
    formerly KM8

    nice job sus

    Posted October 28th by s.o.h.`
    s.o.h.`
     

    Working in a pub kitchen with a Dia de los Muertos festival happening right outside.

    Fook me, lads.

    Posted October 28th by nullfather
    nullfather

    Ive been watching stranger things all day. Maybe Ill get some studying done. Maybe not.

    Posted October 28th by S.O.H.
    S.O.H.
     

    jackolantern

    Tell sus he did a fantastic job.

    Working in a pub kitchen with a Dia de los Muertos festival happening right outside.

    What is that?

    Ive been watching stranger things all day.

    Great show. When is that second season supposed to come out?

    Posted October 28th by King Frog
    King Frog

    Great show. When is that second season supposed to come out?


    Yesterday. I am 5 episodes into the new season and I have to say.... its not as good as the 1st.

    Posted October 28th by S.O.H.
    S.O.H.
     

    What project are you working on, mariomguy? Is that unreal engine 4? isn't that made by epic megagames?

    Yeah, Unreal Engine 4. The engine's made by Epic Games. The project in question is the manatee quiz game for Mote Marine. In the upgrade from 4.16 to 4.17, just updating the project file to the new engine wasn't enough: there was an issue that stopped it from packaging right. By migrating everything to a fresh project, however, I was able to update smoothly and also switch back to a stationary setup for precomputed GI. In my initial tests it was actually FASTER to have a dynamic setup because I could remove the computation of GI and expensive materials altogether, but now that Epic made improvements I can get it to run near 4K in exceptionally high quality!

    ...Not without crazy build times, though. 1 hour :(

    Posted October 28th by mariomguy
    mariomguy

    Yesterday.

    :O I guess I'll add this to the other 4 things I'm watching at the moment.

    its not as good as the 1st.

    That's.. disappointing to hear. What's so different about this season compared to the last one?

    The project in question is the manatee quiz game for Mote Marine.

    I didn't understand any of that but.. you're working on a quiz minigame inside another game called Mote Marine?


    Edited October 28th by King Frog
    King Frog

    That's.. disappointing to hear. What's so different about this season compared to the last one?


    Good question. Its not a bad season persay, the kids are doing a phenomenal job and dustin keep cracking me up but it just does not live up to the hype left behind by season 1.

    Im going to finish episode 6 and take a long break from the rest of the show. If Im still interested Ill finish it up in the winter.

    Posted October 28th by S.O.H.
    S.O.H.
     

    my fiancee and i went to the annual halloween party and got smasbed. like we do everybyear. i was a viking and she was a satan

    Posted October 29th by poptart!
    poptart!
     

    most of hte day was sleeping while the night was playing VtM: Bloodlines.

    Posted October 29th by tnu
    tnu

    Cleaned the house, worked, and fell asleep around 10p yesterday. morning shift starts at 9a today ;_; I hate waking up at 6a.

    Posted October 29th by Castrael
    Castrael

    Did a lot of research for a paper due on Friday -- comparison between laws in US and China meant to attract FDI. It's gonna be my first medium-sized paper in Chinese. It's kind of interesting actually.

    Also watched some horror movies on my laptop, skipped out on the halloween party most of my classmates went to. Pretty lame and anti-social of me, but whatever.



    Posted October 29th by Agis
    Agis
     

    VtM:Bloodlines


    I just bought this on Steam because it finally went on sale. Heard a lot about it over the years and now I finally get to experience it.

    Posted October 29th by nullfather
    nullfather

    @helius – thats super cool! i hope all your portraits turn out well :)

    @xhin – wow it sounds like you had a v productive saturday. i hope that you will end up getting your car on time and i hope you are able to find a tech job soon :)

    @Q – it seems like your saturday was p busy as well. but im glad you got some time to relax in addition to going places and doing things :)

    @mariomguy – i didnt understand a lot of that im sorry but congratulations on getting your project optimized!

    @nullfather – im sorry you had to work :( i hope that the festival wasnt too disruptive

    @SOH – nice ive never seen that show but ive heard a lot abt it. good luck w your studies :)

    @poptart – neat that sounds like a fun time :) i hope that you and your fiancee enjoyed yourselves!

    @tnu – i hope that was relaxing for you :) did you enjoy VtM: Bloodlines?

    @castrael – it sounds like you had a p productive saturday too! im sorry you hate waking up so early though :( i hope you dont feel too tired today

    @agis – wow! thats amazing that you are writing papers in chinese. im glad that you are finding the topic of your current research interesting :) you dont have to feel lame for skipping sometimes ppl need to take that kind of time for themselves :)



    nice job sus
    Tell sus he did a fantastic job.

    ty both ^.^

    Edited October 29th by Susurrous
    Susurrous
    Boo!

    I didn't understand any of that but.. you're working on a quiz minigame inside another game called Mote Marine?

    No, Mote Marine is the name of the aquarium that will be exhibiting the game. I'm making the game for them.

    i didnt understand a lot of that im sorry but congratulations on getting your project optimized!

    Haha, I'll try to explain it. Some games like Sonic Unleashed on the Xbox 360 will have static lighting that never changes: all the nice, glorious light bouncing and everything is calculated beforehand and baked into the world. You'll have your usual object textures, and then a separate lightmap and shadow maps to take care of how light and shadows work. Other games use dynamic lighting so the time of day changes, shadows change, and the light intensity and color changes as well. However, this means you can't get light bouncing. Any RTS games like Starcraft, or games like Epic's Fortnight will be made with dynamic lighting. But because it's being calculated in realtime, the lighting needs to be really simplified. As such, you can't get the beautiful lighting of static games.

    I tried switching to a static process to see if that optimizes and improves things. We'll see!

    Posted October 29th by mariomguy
    mariomguy
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