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2010-10-10 03:39:28 by MikeE462

There is nothing worse that could happen mid-project than having your computer fry out on you. i am a very sad panda today... Luckily I build my own rigs, so fixing it wont be a problem, but figuring out what went wrong... well, that's tricky. I've narrowed it down to either the power supply, or (gasp) the mobo.

Thing is, when the PCU goes there's a good chance it took whatever it was connected to down with it. Less power, or a short, means safety features could have fried too, which would mean that fixing it could require more than just a new PCU... (sigh).

Fortunately, all my work is backed up on an external, so it's not likely that any of my 'stuff' is gone. As soon as I get my rig fixed, or acquire some denero to build a new one, I have a few new flashes to upload to the portal.

#1. Walkcycle Redux: It was kinda lame of me to post such a simple thing. I understand that now, and after viewing many of the entries by the frequent flashers, I know I need to step up my game to hang with the big dogs here at NG. So I'm keeping the walk-cycle, but adding in a nice animated background to go with it: a scrolling perspective, and off-synced loops that will hopefully make it slightly different as it plays continuously.

#2. A Game: It's a new take on an old classic. I'll let it describe itself, but I will say that it has 100 levels, a bit of humor, a smidge of cartoony animation, and hopefully it's fairly addicting as well. I've learned a lot about ActionScript while making it, and I don't think it will be the last (or best) game I make with Flash.

#3. A Short: I'm going to try my hand at a straight-ahead short. I want to refrain from using tweens and hone my traditional animating skills as much as possible, but I can't really say if I'll hold myself to that just yet. I've been watching JAZZA's vids a lot lately, and he incorporates tweens in such a way that it isn't very noticeable, and it actually looks damn good. I have to say his work, and that of Adam Phillips are two of my favorites on NG (though I honestly don't know if this is where they got started).

So, yeah... computer woes atm, but soon enough I'll be plugged in again and back to learning Flash. I guess now is a great opportunity to brush up on my real-life drawing and sketching.