In-case you're wondering where the heck I've been. I'm not as active on deviantART as I used to. So, I'm not really updating anything anymore. Life's just been busy really. Just a long awaited update from me.
Aero Glass for Win8.1 v1.1Forum OP: http://www.msfn.org/board/topic/170850-aero-glass-for-win81-10/
Read the forum posts for help on installing the program to your system!
Aero Glass for Win8 1.2After months of test and development, the final version of Aero Glass for Win8 has been released!
Forum thread: http://www.msfn.org/board/topic/163725-aero-glass-for-win8-12/
Official Site: http://glass8.berlios.de/
Current changes from bigmuscle [version 1.2]:
* inactive frame blur/color balances are not altered by theme opacity settings when user set them manually
* blur deviation settings is applied everytime colorization is changed (so no DWM restart is needed now)
* custom theme resource can now be loaded globally from HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
* glass is disabled when running on a battery
--> HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\DWMisableGlassOnBattery (DWORD 0x0 / 0x1 = default)
* implemented glass reflection (aero stripes only)
--> HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\DWM:ColorizationGlassReflectionIntensity (DWORD 0x0 = disabled (default) / other values = enabled)
OP from bigmuscle on MSFN:
Dual booting! Hopefully I'll keep my second OS.So, I've returned to Windows 7, while keeping Windows 8 as my main OS. I'm doing this for many reasons. I wanted to look over my old Windows 7 themes and see if can update them and because I'm dying to play Grand Theft Auto IV, for some reason, it doesn't like Windows 8. For now, I'm moving over some programs over to this fresh install of Windows 7.
Aero Glass for Win8 RC4 [OUTDATED]THIS IS OUTDATED!!! PLEASE REFER TO THIS: http://wango911.deviantart.com/journal/Aero-Glass-for-Win8-1-1-399223728
THIS IS FOR ADVANCED TESTERS ONLY!
Release info here: http://www.msfn.org/board/topic/161788-aero-glass-for-win8-rc4
Before I begin, I'll let you know right now, I'm not the developer of the program. The developer is "bigmuscle". I only linked his forum and info about the program here, so people in deviantART can be informed and have the opportunity to test it.
--------How do I use this?--------
WARNING: Any damage done to your system is not mine or bigmuscle's responsibility, take caution when using this program as it's currently an unstable build.
You first MUST be running Windows 8. Supports x86 and x64 builds!
Download the DWMHook (Release Candidate 4) here: http://developer.berlios.de/project/showfiles.php?group_id=13124
Garry's Mod screenshots, wow 1 year.As I look back at my old deviantions of my Garry's Mod screenshots, I see a major difference of what I did then, and what I do now. I have to say my technique has changed, now looking back at my old work, I sometimes say, "what the hell was I smoking?", but it's not a bad thing. I once used JPG as my format for screenshots, but all the nasty tiny pixelations I see, made me turn to the TGA format (in console devshots_screenshot) which was beyond superior to JPG and could be easily turned into PNG in Photoshop without the loss of quality. My old computer was also a part of my work. Unfortunately now I don't possess my old machine, which had a better anti-aliasing engine of 16xQSA (but it was super laggy) compared to my new one maxing at 4x, oh well. Now when I try to make a new screenshot, I think too hard, compared back then, it was whatever my gut feeling, I think it's just me trying to apply technique in EVERYTHING. Good artwork isn't just technique, it's the composition and quality.
Windows 8 Aero Glass, this again?Okay the project by the Win China guy is dead. But, there is still hope, but not in DLL form, but in EXE form. This program: http://glass.codeplex.com/ , actually in some way brings back the transparency effect to Windows 8, the only problem with this program is that the transparency is the entire window, and only works for Powershell and Command Prompt. The source code is free to modify, the programming language is C#. So anyone who is literate in the C# programming language, can modify this code so transparency is only the window borders and isn't dependent on two EXE files, and hopefully bring back Aero.
Windows 8 Aero Glass Project UpdateJust checking in an update on how the project is going. So far the project is still in development, but silently. Unfortunately, Microsoft was of course being a prick, and decided to send a DMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act, U.S. Law) notice on the M$ China Guy, consider the files provided for him weren't going to be public or sold. So who know what happens from here.
Stalk the MDL forums here for updates and more info: http://forums.mydigitallife.info/threads/36931-Aero-Glass-in-Windows-8-RTM-by-re-instating-the-Aero-Source-Codes/page13
Windows 8 Aero Glass is now in BetaAfter updating myself in Windows 8. I decided to look up how the aero revival project was going and i noticed this: http://www.msfn.org/board/topic/158331-aero-glass-for-windows-8-rtm/
As of right now, this is very buggy, and a bit unstable, so use at your own risk. I recommend separate HDD or virtual machine.
New laptop.On Sunday, I purchased a new laptop, since it was about 3 1/2 years with my old HP G60. Based on my old laptop's condition, it was seriously time to get a new laptop. So I went to Best Buy and bought my laptop HP DV7 for about $850 (laptop and case). I have to say it runs incredibly fast. Enough talk here's the spec comparison.
My old laptop HP G60 (early 2009):
AMD Turion X2 Dual Core RM-72 2.1GHz
320GB HDD 5400rpm
4GB RAM (maxed out)
LightScribe DVD/CD RW +/- Drive
16" (1366 x 768) screen
Altec Lansing Audio
My new laptop HP DV7 (late 2012):
Intel Core i7-2670QM Quad Core 2.2GHz, 3.1GHz w/ turbo-boost and Octo-threading
750GB HDD 5400rpm
8GB RAM (16GB if maxed)
DVD/CD RW +/- Drive
17.3" (1600 x 900) screen
Please Listen.I just got an email from a concerned parent. Her daughter has an account on DA, and apparently she copies and traces my drawings. I looked on her profile and confirmed that, yes, she did trace and gave minimal (sometimes no) credit. The reason her mother messaged me was because a few people were apparently sending her harsh messages asking her to give credit. She even got a few death threats.
Listen...I'm going to say this all again because I guess it needs reiterating: When it comes to my art, I do not mind young artists copying or tracing my drawings in hopes of developing their skills, or because they are still learning the way of things. If you see someone posting a traced or heavily referenced drawing that does not mention the original picture, please DO NOT immediately jump to aggression. If something like this (art theft/style theft) really gets on your nerves, then I understand why you might be angry upon seeing it, but you must find the maturity to take a breath, and
COMMISSIONS [CLOSED] COMMISSION STATUS: CLOSED
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Paypal only unless stated otherwise
Canines only (you may ask about other species)
Feral and anthro accepted
Digital reference(s) required
Payment expected before I start
Original drawings for saleHello !
Make Sure you stay tuned for 2017,
As I Will be soon selling original drawings
You will be able to acquire and possess real original drawings
at reasonable prices
EXTENDED-Draw Our OC's Contest --OPEN-- We had many people asking so we decided to extend the contest to give everyone more time!
We have been planning this for a while and finally it's official:
Reminel s and Naitei s "Draw-Our-OC-Contest"
WHAT TO DO
Draw our OCs Shinzui and Lilinoe together
Gallery of Shinzui and Lilinoes Art
Name: Shinzui no HahenGender: MaleHeight: 1,78mRace: born GoodNightAnimal- turned to Traumdieb, Mage Class, Kitsune (fox demon)Birthday: unknownAge: un
Commissions CLOSED Rules:
- I accept points / paypal. I'll set a widget if you are paying with points. I'll note you my e-mail if you are paying with paypal.
- Please don't rush me.
- I have the right to deny any commission.
- I'll refund only if I haven't started on your commission.
PLEASE FILL THIS FORMAT:
Type of Commission:
Pixel Icon ( not animated ) 300 / $3
MY ANIME OPENING IS DONE!!!For my manga:
300 point giveaway+feature!Hi there! Nice to meet you my dear friends It's my giveaway again.
There will be 3 winners in total! (100 points for all)
And here the rules:
Subscribe to my channel.
any video you like.
Fav this journal.
Make a journal about this giveaway.
Comment with your journal link.
Kiss your mom
2000 points raffle - ENDEDI want to get 1000 watchers until Chrystmas so I decided to do a points raffle.
From now I will do adoptions\commissions for Paypal because I need Overwatch. This is why I want to give my rest of points.
-Watch me. (don't watch me just for winning this raffle)
-Repost this journal.
-Favourite this journal. (favourite this just if you want to join this raffle)
-Comment if you enter.
Also, will be only a winner what will get:
-A fullbody of his OC
The raffle will end when I will get 1000 watchers.
I will chose the winner in RANDOM.org
The Simple Character Creator FormulaThis is a copy-paste (with some additions) from my Tumblr blog (http://spaztique.tumblr.com/), but it must be reposted.
Twilight of the Hakurei, the club-wide comic tennis/RP (http://walfasstationwagon.deviantart.com/gallery/41877816), is turning out just as I suspected: AMAZINGLY. However, one thing that really astounds me is how well the character system is working. If you're not familiar, it's simply this:
1. Pick the character's biggest strength that affects other people. Note the key phrase, "that affects other people." For example, "He's really good at cooking," is not a strength: that's just a regular skill that only applies to one area of life and doesn't really affect others. However, "He's a fast learner," or, "He pays attention to detail," or, "He's very generous," is a strength because it applies to more than just cooking, but any other skill and especially relationships.
2. Pick the character's biggest weakness that affects other people. Once ag