Finally the work flow was good enough I could devote a good solid amount of time to 10 Confessions. I mean, sure, our lights are about to be shut off for it but there’s no helping that right? I can’t suddenly procure a huge commission out of the blue. People come to me. So best use my time wisely.
Except when I sat down to do 10 Confessions – and I was going to knock out as many pages as I could mind you – to my horror nothing was working right. Every time I tried to render a panel, it just looked bad. For that matter a lot of things looked bad, to the point I couldn’t get any paying work done anyway. I thought I’d killed another video card… but in the end I could only figure out that the problem was in one of the 3D shaders I use to make things look all toonified. And nothing I could do would make it work right.
I honestly sat back and wondered what 10 Confessions had done for the universe to slap it around so much. I mean, every time I’ve tried to get chapter two done something has happened. It’s like trying to roll a boulder uphill by yourself, sometimes. But. Two days of fussing with Charlie the Computer later, I found a solution to the problem in a FREE shader offered by someone that just happens to create results better than the expensive one that broke. So now I’m sitting here going, oh, well that was for the best sort of now wasn’t it?
Blessings in disguise.
The only real downer is I only got two pages done when I could have done so much more. Dang it.