Monday, November 26, 2007

L2Machinima Release Date: 1/12/2007

One full month after its intial release date, L2Machinima will be released on the first of Decemeber. Why the delay you ask? Well, I initially wanted to do something, but after many scrapped versions of videos, and load screens and voice recordings, I was trying to find a style that I liked and how I wanted to present to my users. So, overall, I underestimated the amount of work and time this would take to do. Hopefully once I have a few tutorials out, I will be able to focus on the Christmas machinima contest over at

Another reason for the 1/12 release date is that my Project Coordinator told me that he'd cut my funding if I didn't get it out soon. When I pointed out to him that I don't actually get any funding, he told me that he'd just send me nasty letters.

So here I am, commiting again to a date that I hope I can make.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Site Highlight: DaFont

Ranking: 5/5

DaFont is my one stop shop for all my fonts, and with over 7,600 free fonts it never disappoints. From cartoon to exotic to dingbas galor, you can't not find something to fit with your production. This perfect resource scores high on the list because not only does it offer so many free fonts, and so many types of fonts, but it also offers the nifty feature of allowing you to enter a word or two into textfield, and then having all the fonts display with your chosen words. This makes finding the perfect look for your logo a snap!

Delay in L2Machinima

Yup, if you hadn't noticed by now, there was a delay in L2Machinima. However, it should be done soonish now, so expect it soon. To fill in the void, I'm going to try make a post everyday about an excellent resourse out there for Machinimaists!

The good news is that I changed the HTML code for the blog to so that it would point to my picutres on a permanent server rather than an image hosting service. That I don't get any of those ugly broken image links.

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Thursday, October 25, 2007


I've been working on my L2Machinima project for the past few weeks now and its all beginning to fall into place. I'm hoping for a release date of November 1st, thanks to the help of the web development team.

What you can expect from the release:
  • 3 full video tutorials, 1 on how to create a private server for WoW, the others are TBA
  • Over 80 resource links, all categorized and easy to find; individually assessed and ranked with a five star rating on their usefulness
  • Cake
I'm worried though that people will find them generally boring and useless, or others will cry that I'm revealing all the "insider tips and tricks," but I guess only the future will show eh. Although I'll be focusing on WoW Machinima (cause with nearly 9 million subscribers, were can I go wrong?), I'm hoping to one day move into may other games and even into custom model editng and using our own platforms to create the ultimate machinima experience.

Wish me luck!

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Widening the Blog

Yea, I was getting kinda sick of the blog being so friggen squished! So I made some small HTML changes and boom! Nice and easier on the eyes. So, for all of those who are interested:

Go to the Template Tab, and choose Edit HTML. Now, search on the bold items, and change the width value directly underneath it.
  • #outer-wrapper { - 1000
    • Changes the top and bottom header bars
  • #main-wrap1 { - 700
    • Changes the white of writing area
  • #sidebar-wrap { - 280
    • Changes the width of the side bar
  • .main .Blog { - 700
    • Changes the width of actual blog posts
Now for the tedious part. Look for every single link in there. It contains the picture for the nice curved edges. You'll need to change every single on of them. Just copy the URL, go to a new web browser page/tab, paste in the URL, and then save the image that appears. Make the edit to every image (change the width) and then upload them to something like imageshack. Copy the URL they give you and paste it over the URL in the template!
  • corners_side_
    • The side bar corners.
  • corners_cap_
    • The header and footer corners.
  • corners_main_
    • The main post area corners.
  • rails_main.gif
    • The bars that run down the sides of the main post area.
Now your done! Don't forget to save often, or you might loose all your hard work. Please note that this is based on my template (OC), so your might be slightly different. Experiment!

Monday, October 22, 2007

What's in a Logo?

A lot of work, thats for sure.

Oh, and trying to figure out what the hell you want:

Currently working on a Logo for my L2Machinima project. Its looking okay, trying to keep it simple and short (10 seconds), but interesting at the same time. Sticking to my green theme that I choose for the page. Still aiming for an October 31st / November 1st release with hopefully three tutorials: "How to Create a Private WoW Server", "After Effects for Dummies" and "Video Compression and You."

Looking forward to it.