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None of the Above / Re: So that new Star Trek TV series
« Last post by DangerousDave on February 12, 2016, 02:36:15 PM »
I haven't watched some of the more recent VOY and ENT stuff outside of Netflix, but I never felt bad effects were ever Star Trek's problem—if anything I feel like the usual problem with modern shows is in regards to compositing. Even DS9's early CG still holds up quite well in HD (at least the ships—the Great Link stands out as just terribad.) Things like transporter effects and phaser blasts have become college-level visual effects. As long as they don't cheap out and say "you'll do that in post" with all the effects they're going to be fine.
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None of the Above / Re: Light Echoes - A Space Engineers Machinima
« Last post by Capac Amaru on February 12, 2016, 02:34:38 PM »
Learning as we go. The first episode has a lot of establishment. I was worried about the opposite problem, that the second episode was too talky and not enough action lol.


Space Engineers is the main game. We used BeamNG.Drive and 7 Days to Die for the dream sequences, and Kerbal Space Program for the solar system map. Got a few other ideas in the pipeline. We've got a fairly good green screen set up for Space Engineers, so we can hopefully squeeze in a lot of unexpected footage to widen our potential shooting options.

Apparently even one of my IRL friends had trouble telling us apart too. We're trying to use framing and characterisation as workarounds.

The computer is a trade off, its already been edited to make it more understandable, but while the characters don't understand it I don't thinks its too huge a problem for it to be hard to understand. It is making a kind of sense. There is a formula to its dialog. Except for the new language setting, its complete nonsense lol.

If/when we need actual functional communication with the computer, we'll probably upgrade it to a real voice of some kind.
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Fiction Discussion / Re: Making Brains
« Last post by Sarmas on February 12, 2016, 02:18:00 PM »
Wow. Where do I sign up!  8)
The rabbit brain in the image looks a lot like Flood sppore to me.

It does seem like this methode seems like a more promising methode than just freezing your brain and hoping to somehow thaw you out.
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None of the Above / Re: Light Echoes - A Space Engineers Machinima
« Last post by DangerousDave on February 12, 2016, 02:06:16 PM »
Saw both episodes, I thought it was pretty solid. 'Murican comment here that I sometimes found it difficult to tell who was who; I'd also recommend compressing and/or normalizing y'alls voices because they tended to get lost in the background sometimes.

I felt the first episode dragged a bit, and there are points in both where it seems just like things weren't tightly edited, as opposed to deliberately long sequences. The computer was just really hard for me to understand half the time (partially because they're making "nonsensical" responses, it made it hard to naturally parse things). I think things were better by the second episode because there was less dead air, and you had a fun interplay of the two characters.

Definitely looking forward to more episodes :) What game(s) are you using to record?
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Fiction Discussion / Re: Making Brains
« Last post by Tar Alacrin on February 12, 2016, 01:04:08 AM »
Wow, thats fascinating. Holy moly. I'm spooked.
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None of the Above / Re: Light Echoes - A Space Engineers Machinima
« Last post by Capac Amaru on February 11, 2016, 03:12:23 PM »
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None of the Above / Re: Light Echoes - A Space Engineers Machinima
« Last post by Capac Amaru on February 11, 2016, 04:30:57 AM »
Your accents are adorable...

I enjoyed it though!
Not at all what I expected. And I have no idea whats happening, but I supposed thats to be expected somewhat in the first episode.

Excited to see where it goes.

That's ok, the characters don't either.
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None of the Above / Re: So that new Star Trek TV series
« Last post by Capac Amaru on February 11, 2016, 04:30:06 AM »
They should set it in the same time period as the original series and use the remastered graphics style.
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Fiction Discussion / Making Brains
« Last post by Capac Amaru on February 11, 2016, 04:27:55 AM »
http://gizmodo.com/brain-preservation-breakthrough-could-usher-in-a-new-er-1758022181

"But unlike conventional cryonics, which attempts to preserve the biological components of a person’s body or brain, this new school of cryobiology envisions “synthetic revival”—a process in which the complete database of a single individual’s neurological information can be used to create a new digital version. The revived digital brain, also known as a whole brain emulation, could be uploaded into a computer simulation or robotic body. But because the system involves destructive scanning, the biological components of the original brain would be destroyed by the toxic chemical bath during the preservation process. Following preservation and stabilization, these brains would be cut into extremely fine slices, and then individually scanned. Together, the collection of digitized brain slices would represent an uninstantiated individual."

Sounds oddly familiar somehow....
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None of the Above / Re: Light Echoes - A Space Engineers Machinima
« Last post by Tar Alacrin on February 11, 2016, 03:00:09 AM »
Your accents are adorable...

I enjoyed it though!
Not at all what I expected. And I have no idea whats happening, but I supposed thats to be expected somewhat in the first episode.

Excited to see where it goes.
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