Sunday, August 31, 2014

Around the Apartment

It has been a while since my last post. Adopted a new pup into the house and have started school again. I'm currently working on several zBrush projects so more to come! Enjoy a few pictures of the new pup and a praying mantis found while taking her out.









Sunday, August 10, 2014

Back to Banoi - Dead island mod

While we are all waiting for the upcoming release of "Dying Light" next year for our next zombie thriller game, I thought I would take another look at Dead Island to find out if the game play could be enhanced a little bit. So after a little work, I'm proud to upload and release "Back to Banoi"!



**Pictures taken with Weather mods from these two links Resort Weather mod Morseby City weather mod

Dropbox:

INSTALL:
Extract to ...My Documents/Dead island/

Changes:
- Added firearms throughout the game and made them almost a requirement for large area clearing.
- Shops now sell firearms and ammo, you'll need to use them to survive. But I did not make it unrealistic.
Act 1 - Shotguns and 9mm, Act 2 - Auto Rifles, shotguns, and one vender with Desert Eagle, Act 3 - Single shot rifles and guns more common for open jungle.  
- The infected know you are out there, and they want to find you.
- Head shot kills are the easiest way to stop your enemy, but if you need to beat them down you can
- All weapons have been re-balanced! 
- Harder difficulty, watch your back, their bite is lethal.
- In the city, RUN RUN RUN! It will take a team to clear some areas unless you stock up with alot of ammo and are a great shot.
- Be prepared to beat the crap out of the big zombies to bring them down!

How I did the weapon classes:
Wooden: Weakest weapons, break easy! The default had weapons like sticks extremely strong. 
Metal: Thin weapon - Easier to break, less stamina use | Thick - Tough but cost more stamina to use
Spiked: Lots of damage!
Heavy Blunt: Tear them down to bone! Try to get them on their backs and go for the head.

I wish that I could completely redo all the textures and add more in for this game but the developers made that very hard to do. This mod is compatible with all mods that effect the maps. If you want to add different mods but keep my shops info, just don't replace Shops.scr in the data folder. If you have information on how to edit maps or modify spawns (I have tried the spawn mod out there and its terrible, game glitches too bad for me to realistically use it), please contact me at JLHaskins2008@hotmail.com! Happy Gaming!

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Smile

I look back on memories and mainly I see smiles through the dark, smiles where in other places nothing but exclamation marks take place. That's what you have to do sometimes, focus on the smiles and not the rest of it. No matter where you go, no matter the language barrier, no matter the history of the place, you will always find smiles under every surface. And sometimes that's what makes the journey worth it - to find a surface so cold, and to feel that warmth deep inside break through. We always have plenty of time to worry and frown, but so many missed chances to smile. Keep your memories bright...and the ones you push down, try to find a smile.

zBrush Project - JellyFish

I was at work last night and wanted to take a break from my female project so I asked my gf what to draw and she told me "A purplish blue Jellyfish", so here it is.





Sunday, July 27, 2014

Cabin in the Woods Year 2

Gathered up everyone and we all headed back into the mountains of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Here are a few of my shots, the rest can be seen in my album.


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Full Album - Link

Monday, July 21, 2014

zBrush Project - Jane Doey

A continued study of the female anatomy and many attempts at trying to make it look realistic.







My attempt at female underwear, my clothing program didnt understand the mesh without underwear so here we go.


Thursday, July 3, 2014

A Tribute to Jacob Bronowski



Jacob Bronowski (18 January 1908 – 22 August 1974) was a Polish-Jewish British mathematician,
biologist, historian of science, theater author, poet and inventor. He is best remembered as the presenter and writer of the 1973 BBC television documentary series, The Ascent of Man, and the accompanying book.

"The world can only be grasped by action, not by contemplation...
The values by which we are to survive are not rules for just and unjust conduct, but are those deeper illuminations in whose light justice and injustice, good and evil, means and ends are seen in fearful sharpness of outline." -Jacob Bronowski

Books

  • The Poet's Defence (1939)
  • William Blake: A Man Without a Mask (1943)
  • The Common Sense of Science (1951)
  • The Face of Violence (1954)
  • Science and Human Values. New York: Julian Messner, Inc. 1956, 1965.
  • William Blake: The Penguin Poets Series (1958)
  • The Western Intellectual Tradition, From Leonardo to Hegel (1960) - with Bruce Mazlish
  • Biography of an Atom (1963) - with Millicent Selsam
  • Insight (1964)
  • The Identity of Man. Garden City: The Natural History Press. 1965.
  • Nature and Knowledge: The Philosophy of Contemporary Science (1969)
  • William Blake and the Age of Revolution (1972)
  • The Ascent of Man (1974)
  • A Sense of the Future (1977)
  • Magic, Science & Civilization (1978)
  • The Origins of Knowledge and Imagination (1978)
  • The Visionary Eye: Essays in the Arts, Literature and Science (1979) - edited by Piero Ariotti and Rita Bronowski.