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Blender to Cura Scaling

  • #art
  • #software
  • #3d
  • #blender
  • #blog

A non-rant! Wow! I’ve been working on some 3d printing miniature sculpts for D&D using Blender, and since my slicer of choice is Cura, I decided to spend some time to really get to know the scaling between the two.

A Bit on Executing Character Concepts in 5e

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  • #tabletop-rpgs
  • #dnd
  • #game-design
  • #rant

I feel a bit like I’m struggling upstream when trying to create some kinds of characters in fifth edition Dungeons & Dragons.

The Mysteries of Commission Pricing

  • #blog
  • #art

I mean that they’re mysteries to me, not that I know enough to reveal them for you.

This Thing That I Need

  • #blog
  • #software
  • #rant

This blog is rapidly devolving into a series of rants. I’m sorry.

How to Give Your Artist a Good Description for a Commission

  • #art
  • #self
  • #blog

I’ve read a fair few briefs in my time so far, and I’d like to give some advice.

Some Thoughts on Talent

  • #art
  • #self
  • #blog

I had a fantastic talk with NordicForge and Caconym on my Twitch art stream this morning that prompted some more detailed thinking.

Fate Issues: Too Easy Because the GM's on Your Side

  • #fate-core
  • #blog
  • #tabletop-rpgs
  • #game-design

A continuing series on the #CommonComplaints of #FateCore This is true if the GM’s not interested in making the story actually challenging for the PCs.

Why Corel Painter Pisses Me Off

  • #software
  • #rant
  • #blog
  • #art

Spoiler Alert: I like it, but I don’t. It’s complicated. even 2018 is slow and stuttery on my machine, which runs Clip Studio Paint and Adobe Photoshop just fine Even just doing simple UI things take a long time Jitters and UI stutters drive me insane Various layer blending problems white edges around some transparent layers Why have “Default” and “normal” both?

Computer Color Is Broken

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  • #rant
  • #software

Another art software rant This is the title of a MinutePhysics video that talks about how most color blending done on computers is mathematically incorrect, leading to ugly, muddy colors when blended together.

Vendor Lock In

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  • #rant
  • #software

A brief rant on software selection & data control. I hate vendor lock-in.