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I just realized I never made a news post about Tarboy coming out, so I'll use this post to give a huge THANKS to everyone for your support with the film! It was a nerve-wracking few days before putting it out, wondering how it would be accepted, but the response completely blew away our expectations :O
We've actually got 2 more films we'll be putting out over the next few months. I'm just waiting for one of them to complete it's festival circuit. The sucky thing is that more often than not, the bigger festivals don't accept films that have been already shown to the public, so I hope you guys don't mind waiting a while :P
Tarboy's begining to make it's way around the net. In case anyone's interested
It's up on Deviantart here: http://jameslee.deviantart.com/art/TAR BOY-134560109
and youtube here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ACHVwA1 D8fE
Here's some random Tarboy II concept art...
If you're a fan of Hania's music, check out Roller Coaster Junkie here
We put a lot of work into this one and it's good to finally get it out on NG!
This is the first time I've ever uninstalled a new version of Flash. I really WANTED to love this program, there was so many new features that sounded cool but seem so poorly implemented.
I could get over the unfarmiliar interface, and even the clunky new features, but the fact that it couldn't even open my CS3 documents was the deciding moment to uninstall.
Is anyone else experiencing issues to this degree?
I can see where the bones tool and the 2.5d features could come in handy here and there, but it seems like whenever they give us a new feature, they leave out tiny little things that could make them incredibly useful. In Flash 8 it was the blending modes and Effects, but they could only be applied to movie clips. Why not graphics? Movie clips are such a pain to work with, and they don't export to video properly.
In Flash CS4, they gave us the ability to set up multiplanes, but no 3D camera. What the hell? The bones feature is so hard to properly control, I've yet to see anyone produce any work at anywhere close to the level that can be achieved in Solo or Anime Studio. Just a couple of extra controls here could really help us out.
My guess is that Adobe don't want Flash and After Effects to overlap too heavily or else customers might think that they don't need After Effects with a 3D camera already built into Flash. Hopefully with CS4 not selling so well Adobe will wake up and realise they need to put a little more polish on their new products in future.
Anyway, there's my rant.
Has anyone checked out Hania's new song in the audio portal? It's called "I want my life back" and it's freakin' awesome!
It's amazing how her voice and piano playing can be so captivating.
Till next time.