Dr. Of Machinima

A blog By Dr. Nemesis following the progress of Binary Picture Show's work, as well as other Machinima.

Broke, but not dead!

November18

Well, it’s been a while since the last update (starting to become the norm for me) and theres been some good news and bad. The Good is, as some of you know Beast won an award at the recent Machinima Expo held in Second Life. I’m pleased about that, but I couldn’t attend, which leads me on to the bad news.

My computer is at the end of it’s journey, its broke and I need a whole new one.  Considering all the things I’ve had to spend money on moving to a new contry, I won’t be doing that for a little while.

It’s not all bad though. The harddrive is intact so all my hard work is just in stasis, AND I’ve managed to install my Motionbuilder on the 2 and a half month old netbook thats been keeping me sane so far, and it runs!!

Yeah, it works on my Eee 1000H

Yeah, it works on my Eee 1000H

I obviously can’t rock the same polycount on here than I could on the PC, and if it was the latest version of the tool it might not run as well, but atleast I can do bits. I just need to get Milkshape 3D on here and I can get some content in there. Sets, props characters, etc. I can’t actually make Digital Memory on here. I can either do the simpler parts (design the Robot’s somewhat intricate HUD for example) or I can start on something new until the new comp works it’s way into existance. If I take that route, the film prolly wouldn’t be pretty, but maybe that would be an added chance to focus on creativity, who knows.

posted under 3D, Animation, Machinima
2 Comments to

“Broke, but not dead!”

  1. On November 18th, 2008 at 6:02 pm Ricky Grove Says:

    Hey, I really like the new look for the site; cleaner and easier to read. Sorry to hear about your computer going on the fritz. Hard to believe that MB runs on the little Eee. Hard to believe. Why not start on something new? A short film might be just what the doctor needs. If I had the money I’d send you a new computer right now!

    Congratulations on BEAST winning a jury prize. You know what? You had the highest vote count of any of the films nominated, so if we had a Grand Prize you would have won! Sure wish you could have come. That would have been wonderful.

    Take care!

  2. On November 19th, 2008 at 3:05 am Dr. Nemesis Says:

    Hi Ricky, thanks for the comment. The new computer will come, will just take time 🙁

    None of the movie ideas that live in my head are very compatible with netbook speeds (and really, who makes Machinima on such underpowered machines any more?) so I’m definately confused. I’ll have to think back to what Ideas I had in my Quake 2 days!!