Monthly Archives: January 2017
It is getting interesting!
Yes, yes, YES! I am making progress with my game. I have to admit that the story could have been a bit more “thought out”, but what is more important is that there will be loads of femdom, bondage, torture and fighting in it. The picture is from one of the enemies you will encounter. While creating enemies and characters for this game is very fun, making puzzles and other noncombat stuff is quite difficult. I want to make these as fun as possible, but I gotta admit I am running out of ideas…and I haven’t even finished the first floor yet. Quite annoying, I have to look for some inspiration. It should be more than “press switch B and then C to open door A”, or “try to find 12 of these items”.
The other problem is good quality, royalty free music. I have one music pack that suits the style of my game quite well, but I don’t know if this will be enough. I will spend some more time with youtubes audio library, I think.
But all in all, I am happy with the progress. It is so much fun creating this game. And I have literally thousand other ideas for more kinky fetish games that I hope I will develop in the future. But one step after the other…first I’ll have to get a short demo ready for playtesting!
My first animation!
Ok, I can’t upload this to my homepage, so you’ll have to check my tumblr post: CLICK HERE!
I have to say it is a pleasure to animate in Poser. When you know some useful information like “Use Inverse Kinematics” and “Parent to Object”, then you can do a simple scene like I did very fast.
One problem is the render time. This one is 3 seconds short and took about an hour to render! But for some small scenes like a short handjob scene or a faceslapping video it will be worth the wait. I messed some things up in my first animation, like the left hand. Also it would be so easy to animate her mouth so that you can not only hear but see hear moaning, but I added the sound afterwards and then it was too late. But there is always room for improvement, and for my first femdom animation ever, I think it is not that bad.
I am struggling a bit with my game, implementing elements like fighting, items, puzzles is a pain in the ass. I thought that would be going much faster and easier…but I want to make a game that you can actually enjoy and not one that you rush through just to see the pictures and videos in it. I still got two weeks before I want to release a short demo…that’s going to be tough but I think I can get it done just in time. Until then I will try to create some more pictures and short animations…I think the next animation will be a pov scene!
Starting out with animation and gamemaking…
I am finally getting the results that I want. Now I can start with getting into more…extreme stuff. And I will now start with the other part I have to learn: Animation. I think my games will need a lot of videos in order to make them enjoyable…videos with good and fluent motion. And that will be a serious challenge. But I am up to it, I think I can get this done.
10 days have passed since I have started the DARKTOZ project, and I am proud of my progress. I will start with the development of my first game right now, and I really hope I can release a short demo in the end of January. But, as always, let us take one step after the other. Animations will be a difficult task and I am not sure how quick I will get this done. They will take a lot longer than images, that’s for sure. But if done well, they can draw some attention to this site and my project.
I have also finished gathering materials for my first femdom videogame. Still have to look out for some good quality sound and music, but I have almost all the ingame graphics I need! It will a rpg type game and the setting will be the near future. But I’ll give out more infos about it when I’m making progress. So stay tuned for updates 😉
Finally getting somewhere…
Yes, I admit it, it got a bit darker than I wanted it to be, but overall this is the first image I would say I am quite happy with! I like her expression, her armor and her skin. Even the hair (which was a freebie) fits her perfect. Again, it took about two hours, but this time only because I had to adjust a lot. I had to fit the chains to the male sub, which is a pain in the ass, and the armor on the darkelf, also a pain in the ass.
And I know, my backgrounds are still not the best. Although they improved, there is still a lot of work to do. But I am happy to say that I like this picture very much, it is my first art I am proud of! I know that the comic speech bubbles annoy some of you, but you cannot make it right for everyone.
So, now that I am motivated, I should a) make another image right away and b) start out gathering materials for my first video game. It is about time!
Not fast enough
I really tried to rush things this time to see how fast I can get a small scene done. And I have to admit…that I spent more than 2 hours on this one! 2 Hours! ! ! I mean, look at it, it does still look grainy, the facial expression isn’t very emotional and I still think that my backgrounds suck ass! Damnit, I have to admit that things are not looking good for releasing a short game demo of my first ever femdom fetish video game at the end of january…but I have not given up on that deadline. I think I can do it, so maybe it is best to relax, calm down, buy a good skin for V4 at renderosity and start again tomorrow with a nice fantasy femdom picture. I am thinking about a cruel female dark elf or something similar…but I always get distracted when I find other assets that I could make good use of. And there is so much stuff that I am in need of, but I always forget buying…hair for example. It really makes a difference. There is some quality hair out there, but I think I will have to invest in some quality hairstyles if I don’t want my women to end up bald in the end.
I think I have a good idea to make the next image much better looking…but I did already improve a bit on the lighting. Still much work to do so I better stop typing and get back to rendering 😉
2nd day, 2nd picture
I am making progress, it is not very fast but I am slowly getting somewhere. I discovered the basics of lighting up a body and played around with it. For renders and to create an athmosphere it is quite essential.
I like this one a lot better than my first image. Although it is not even close to what I want to achieve, I think I am slowly getting somewhere.
I quite like her facial expression, but I am well aware that I should have spent more time on that pose. Right now I just want to make sure I get a picture done every day while I gather materials like soundfiles and music as well as other assets to make my first femdom videogame. I already bought some quality music and I think I will spend a bit of money on a graphic pack. I got to say I am quite happy with the improvement when you compare my second picture to the first.
It is true that my images are still not good quality material, but I think I can get there in the next 4-5 days. I already learned a lot and when I keep improving with that speed, I should be able to start working on my game pretty soon.
Slow and steady
Ok, I started to make some images. Finally! That is the good news. The bad news is: They look horrible. Just not good at all. This is turning out to be more difficult than I thought. Here is my first small comic page I created to test my skills…
Doesn’t look too good, right? Yeah, I know. To be honest I thought that things would be easier. I really have to learn Poser from the ground and up, otherwise I will not improve very fast. But on the other hand…this is the first image I’ve done. Many will follow and I still believe I will get better very, very fast. It is not that I can start out with a Femdom/Fetish/BDSM/Shemale Game right away, but I don’t think it can’t be done in the near future. I just have to work hard on my skillset and make some progress.
I figured out that picking up only free stuff and stuff that is very cheap might be the wrong way. You have to spend at least a little bit of money to get good results with the skin for example. I might be going for a set of extra facial expressions, too. It would be also good to buy 1-2 nice hairstyles. I only got the christmas-freebies from Daz right now, and a few have been found elsewhere on the internet (one is actually very good, check sharecg and the freestuff section from renderosity).
Yeah, all in all I am not very happy with my results. But that doesn’t drag me down. It will only push me to work harder. I will post this as motivation. And so that everyone can see my progress.