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The cost of hiring one of mjn.mixael's coworkers to complete a model is about $300.  How much would you be willing to contribute?

$1
2 (2.7%)
$5
4 (5.3%)
$10
8 (10.7%)
$25
4 (5.3%)
$50
3 (4%)
$75
0 (0%)
$100
1 (1.3%)
$150
0 (0%)
$200
0 (0%)
$250
0 (0%)
$300
0 (0%)
Snuffleupagus (i.e. naught but well wishes)
53 (70.7%)

Total Members Voted: 75

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Offline Goober5000

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Re: MjnMixael Makes Characters
Try clearing your cache and cookies first.

 
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Wow. I did that, and now in the little box where the button is it just says, "Fatal Error" when I click it. It doesns't even go to Paypal anymore.

 

Offline Sololop

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Well heck, here, I'll donate for the cause.

Didn't have any PayPal trouble myself. Maybe a browser issue?

 
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Didn't have any PayPal trouble myself. Maybe a browser issue?
Deerrrrrp. I didn't even consider that. And ayup, Firefox worked just fine. I guess for whatever reason it just didn't like IE8.

 

Offline Goober5000

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woot!

I shall ping Sandwich for the update.

 

Offline kruai

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Didn't have any PayPal trouble myself. Maybe a browser issue?
Deerrrrrp. I didn't even consider that. And ayup, Firefox worked just fine. I guess for whatever reason it just didn't like IE8.
Whaaaat. Nobody likes IE8. There's your problem right there :P

 

Offline Goober5000

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Re: MjnMixael Makes Characters
Congratulations everyone... we now stand at $325!  Hooray! :D  Thank you to all who donated!

Now to decide what to do with the extra.  If we can hit $600, maybe we can commission a second model. :)  If not, we can probably dump the excess into the HLP donation bucket.

 

Offline Black Wolf

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Re: MjnMixael Makes Characters
It may yet cost extra for both the Zod and the armour.
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Offline sigtau

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So now that the money is in posession, what's the status of getting the character made?
Who uses forum signatures anymore?

 

Offline Rga_Noris

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MjnMixael is on vacation. I'm assuming it is as simple as sending him the donated money via paypal and then he pays one of the guys in his studio.
I think I'll call REAL Mahjong 'Chinese Dominoes', just to make people think I'm an ignorant asshat.

 

Offline mjn.mixael

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Re: MjnMixael Makes Characters
Yup, that's what we'll do. Goober, I'll email you the details in a couple days when I get back to the office.
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Offline Galemp

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Re: MjnMixael Makes Characters
Is this a tax-deductible contribution to a non-profit organization? :nervous:
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My accountant Guido says yes.
Did you hear that fellas? She says I have a Meritorious Unit.

 

Offline mjn.mixael

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Re: MjnMixael Makes Characters
You $300 at work!

My studio's modeller (I call him Big C) has spent the day working on this. He sent me an email with a screenshot that I will share with all of you.

He says "I really wish there was a straight on reference image I could use for this. It's a bit difficult to judge some of the proportions. I'm working to finish the basic overall shape of the creature. After that I'll spend a few days adding in the muscle forms and tweaking proportions"

I already gave him all the hi-res Volition renders of the Vasudan and some screens from some of the cutscenes. But he's right, there isn't any good reference images in terms of getting the proportions right.  :doubt:

However, it's a fantastic start! He is going to texture and rig him too.

Just a note: Save your breath, he doesn't read the forums. I'll be working with him to make sure we get a quality model for the community to use.

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Offline Rodo

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Re: MjnMixael Makes Characters
I don't know who rendered this one, but it might be of help to you (if you don't already have it).

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el hombre vicio...

 

Offline Snail

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Tell Big C that he just made a lot of people on the internet very happy. :P

 

Offline Mars

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Red Rover to Big C, Red Rover to Big C - They named a big water gun after you, over?

 

Offline Black Wolf

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How much more for the armour?
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Offline mjn.mixael

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Re: MjnMixael Makes Characters
Wut?

The Armor is included. He just hasn't gotten that far yet.

EDIT: He apparently finished up a lot more yesterday afternoon!

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« Last Edit: February 16, 2011, 08:58:24 am by mjn.mixael »
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That's looking pretty nice. Is he going to be doing the textures too?