In November, Beams will start selling life-sized Pikachu plushies in Japan. Like real Pikachu, they’re 0.4 meters tall and weigh 6 kilograms (about 13 pounds). And yes, they come with a tote bag, for whatever reason.
I don’t know why you’re on my dash, but I genuinely hope you and everyone working on Kotaku gets AIDS and anal cancer.
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Jordan Matson, a US Soldier has joined the Kurdish YPG Forces.
"For all who didn’t know I’m in Syria fighting for the YPG against ISIS. I am ok, won’t be able to get on the net very often. I was hit by a mortar a few days ago during a 6 hour firefight but I’m fine. Delivered an ISIS bastard to hell. Please keep me and the other americans and kurdish fighters in your prayers. I appreciate it. I’ll try and have some photos to upload when I get a chance.
Respect & Many thanks
I think this is a sensible way for Americans to fight Isis, on their own time, pejorative and money. I can respect this person.
This was originally going to be a technical post, but I decided to see if I could build a proper animation instead. It’s certainly not my best, and not really that great at all, but it’s more than I’ve been able to do this past week, and it still shows off (to a small extent) what I originally wanted to show off in the technical post.
So an interesting amalgamation of factors came together to create this post and what it centers around, which isn’t actually the animation itself.
If you have been following my (slow and finicky) progress on the Frozen girls, then you probably know that I had made two separate models - the “realistic” and the “fantasy” versions. Which required me to do all of my work in duplicate. I’m sure I’ve said it here before, but I’ll say it now: I hate doing things I’ve already done once. Absolutely hate it.
Eventually the Frozen girls got to the point where I just didn’t want to work on them anymore, and they got shelved.
While trying to pull myself out of this lull I’ve been in the past few days, one of things I learned in 3DSMax is that Skinwrap, a tool I’ve been using to quickly rig Mesh A to the skeleton of Mesh B by way of making them as close as possible, most visibly seen being used with the clothes I make for nude models, doesn’t only translate skin data, but also morph data.
That means that, if I Skinwrap Mesh A to Mesh B, and Mesh B has a Morpher on it, then if I apply any Morph Targets to Mesh B, they will be applied to Mesh A as well, as well as the Skinwrap can do it.
This got me thinking.
The Caliente Body Project that I have been using (and still need to release..) uses Morphers to adjust the body - breasts, ass, waist, shoulders, legs, arms. Morphers in 3DSMax are functionally identical to flexes in the Source engine.
Now, a long-standing request I have had in the past is the ability for body flexes (more commonly, expansion for the inflation fetishists out there). I have rejected this methodically for one reason, and one reason alone: bodygroups cannot have flexes. If I were to add body flexes, then it means that either there can be no bodygroups, or they would have to be separate models. I have stuck rigidly with the idea that bodygroups are more important to me than body flexes.
However, I have since revisited that idea. My lull gave me lots of time to think, amidst my rookies getting flanked and killed in Xcom Long War. One particular train of thought led me to the realization that splitting bodygroups into separate models isn’t that big a deal, because that is actually exactly what I do when building them anyways. In fact, it would be less work to split them into separate models, than it is to bodygroup them.
I have tested the water with a few model releases previously, and it seems no one really cares too much about the inconvenience that more models introduces, over the convenience of bodygroups. I know that it personally doesn’t bother me.
Now, combine the realization that skinwrap translates morphs, the fact my Caliente Body uses morphs, the fact that morphs can be translated directly into Source flexes, and the conclusion that multiple models isn’t any worse than bodygroups.
What you get are models with both bodyflexes and “togglable” clothes; togglable in the sense that there are variations of clothes, provided as separate models.
That is what this post is about. And that is why I have waited until now to post these variants of the animation above.
These are not separate models for Elsa, as the deprecated “Fantasy” vs “Realistic” iteration would be. These are all the same model, simply with a few different flexes (four of thirty, to be precise; of those thirty, ten are for the breasts alone) applied by different levels. There are no other changes made at all (as evidenced by the clipping hair).
I haven’t gotten around to compiling the dress version of Elsa 2.0 yet, nor have I put together the Anna version yet. However, doing so will be fairly trivial, seeing as, like the old Fantasy vs Realistic iteration, they will use the same body, and thus the same flexes.
What more, I am actually far happier with these jigglebones - both rigging and constraints - than I was with the previous versions, which was another factor in my shelfing them. I don’t think I ever showed off the old jigglebones, but trust me - these are better.
Once I put together the Anna 2.0 model, their dress variants, and then some lingerie for both (because I have the meshes and it’s arbitrarily simple to fit them to the Caliente Body Project mesh), I am hoping to finally release these girls.
I won’t say I am out of my lull yet, but things are looking up. I’m at least producing content again.
I apologize for the long post, and I thank anyone who managed to read it all. As always, click the animations for the 1080p versions, and as always, please feel free to drop a comment.
Digging the one with the smallest titties there.
An animation of how the French Montigny Mitrailleuse machine gun (circa 1863) worked. 150 of these guns were used by the French Army during the Franco-Prussian War.
Pretty cool. I heard they got very little use of these though.
i need a job where i can make lots of money and be my own boss and not have to work very many hours or early in the morning and have no duties and there’s no uniform or dress code and i can swear
I was gonna suggest you sling rocks, but that requires a supplier.
Maybe cook your own?
Reblogging for Doom 2’s 20th anniversary!
Nobody ever does these when I reblog them.
FedEx has amusing aircraft mechanics in their employ.
oh fuck this is great
anita sarkeesian more like william… sarkeesian
look i cant have “it” on all the time alright
I think one of the things I dislike the most about Sarkeesian isn’t that she’s a charlatan and a shit person. Well, ok, that’s pretty much why, but those fucking earrings of her, those big fucking earrings, they bother me something remarkable.
I don’t even know why.
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I know a lot of people think that just because the right to bare arms is an amendment here in the US, everybody should have guns and it would unconstitutional to think otherwise, but with all these shootings, I keep leaning on the side of no guns for the US.
I’m sorry, but people simply cannot be trusted in these recent days. I’m not comfortable in my own school anymore, and there’s been talk of shootings every day for a couple years not. It’s depressing and a little scary.
>US population 314 million
>315 million guns in the US(not accounting for illegal guns owned by criminals)
>roughly 100 million legal gun owners
>8 thousand homicides per year
>more than 100 thousand defensive gun usages a year
Am I missing something? or have you simply done no research on this subject?
Yes, you are, the 100 000 number is an extremely conservative estimation by anti-gun groups, the statistics gathered by the FBI is way higher.
Iwasawa Saki by Kasanui (http://www.pixiv.net/member.php?id=4855)
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SWD “Terminator” single shot shotgun. Built by cobray in the eighties, this hot mess of a gun fires a 12gauge cartridge by launching the bolt/barrel rearward towards a firing pin. According to those who have used one they are unpleasant shooters to say the least. The example posted here is from a firingline.com article. I found this while looking for a suitable way to build a 20 gauge zip gun, however, word has it that the ATF shut this design down due to some home gunsmiths using them to create magazine fed open bolt full auto nightmares. Check your local laws kids!!!
The ATF argued that someone had milled out the other side of the receiver and put a magwell on there to make it feed from a magazine, and I have to say I’m extremely skeptical of that statement, there are way better ways to make an automatic weapon (such as making one from the ground up, in a sensible chambering, such a .32ACP, 9x19mm, or .22LR, or shit, manufacturing an auto-sear for a self-loading shotgun), and I can’t really see in my head how you’d make it actually FEED from a magazine (or how to make it cycle).
The story goes that Cobray had gotten a contract on making some new advanced shotguns (supposedly some precursor to the AA-12), but that it fell through at some point. They were then sitting on a bunch of shotgun barrels they didn’t really know what to do with, so they decided to try and cut those losses by turning them into shotguns as cheaply as possible.
If they had made them actually actually hammer-fired, like built a basic break-action gun, complete with a rifle stock (they could have molded one out of cheap polymer or something, maybe given it a pistol grip) they still might not have recouped that loss, but they’d probably have been allowed to sell them without the ATF stepping in and stopping them.
I have also heard a rumor that there’s supposed to exist a few 10-Gauge Terminators somewhere, I shudder at the thought of it’s recoil.
Good god I hate Ashcraft so much.
I hear Patricia Hernandez is alarmingly retarded though, got any good examples of her being a tard?
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