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Member Since 30 Apr 2008
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In Topic: Mutant Lotus Pod - Trypophobia Warning!

14 January 2017 - 02:33 PM

Looking at it in daylight and with more brain-power, I decided what it was missing was some elevation in the Substance Lab.  Probably my final version -- if you play abound with it, please be careful using skintones if you're trypophobic.

In Topic: Duo-Point Ornaments 06b

26 December 2016 - 12:22 PM

Reworked the glint, changed the color pattern so it doesn't match as much between the ornaments, added a little fluidity in the Substance Lab, and thinned the surface cracks.  I think I'm done with it -- enjoy!

In Topic: Abandoned & Frustrated

10 May 2016 - 05:02 PM

. . .  I never had a problem using this server's resources . . .


I've never had a problem with Genetica downloading from the server either, unless I didn't have internet access at the time, which isn't the server's fault -- it's the program's design that requires access to download resources, instead of allowing the option to do it all at once.

Of course if Atlas stops paying the bill the server'll go down for good, at which point its flawless service up till then won't mean much.  IIUC the way things are set up now nobody else can do anything about it.  Which makes committing $539 US (today's price for Genetica 4.0 Studio) a bit of a stretch, especially for a gamer to use for making freely sharable content.

In Topic: Abandoned & Frustrated

10 May 2016 - 08:28 AM

Even if Genetica doesn't seem to be in active development any more, I still find myself using it occasionally. Its functionality is still great, the amount of features is still great, and the features are terrific in my opinion . . .


It's still my primary texture-creation tool!  It's just that when I get amazed and appreciative questions on how I did something and I point them here, what they find is still priced way too high for the hobbyist market even if it was active, still requires resources on this server for a lot of the features so is a very risky investment, and has a quirky (at best) interface that looks like it has no chance of ever improving.  Much as I still love it, how can I recommend it?

If Atlas is burned-out on it that's understandable, but there was talk last year of handing this to other developers or even open-sourcing it -- some kind of path forward.  A few weeks ago I finally upgraded to Studio because I needed to animate something -- you'd think a couple hundred bucks hitting his bank account from this would've struck a spark?  Apparently not.

In Topic: Swamp Goo?

02 May 2016 - 12:57 PM

I was going for scummy, but I'll take oily -- thanks!