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General Category => General Anim8or Forum => Topic started by: Jdez on July 04, 2009, 08:50:19 am

Title: DotAn8
Post by: Jdez on July 04, 2009, 08:50:19 am
Just a question. I am wondering where the DotAn8 Magazine went to. I have not noticed any new issues on there site so have they changed sites/stopped production/changed names/whatever?
Title: Re: DotAn8
Post by: kreator on July 04, 2009, 09:47:03 am
At the moment, I will be quite honest with you, The contributions from members of the anim8or community have been extremely poor,  apart from Ensoniq5 and Falloffalot , who have been major contributors to the magazine. Other offers of Contributions have just never materialised, and it is sad to see that the majority of users are apathetic to  the magazine or unconstructive in other ways.

So, at the moment a planned issue that was in the pipeline has been put on hold until I have some reasonable articles.

However, I am now producing my own Video Tutorials, These are full quality Videos  with narration, something else that is lacking.

It is planned to have a full range of video tutorials to help new users to the program to get the most from Anim8or.
Showing modelling/texturing/Boning/Skinning/Animating
For an insight go to http://www.dotan8.com/html/anim8or_tutorials.html
It will eventually be a lot cleaner with thumbnail choices (as Youtube) but with better quality!

Some help I am giving one anim8or user by way of video,  

http://www.anim8or.com/topic=2419.msg17877

Dotan8 (http://www.dotan8.com) is still and will always be online.
I would just like to see it put to more use .

If you have any ideas/contributions to either the magazine or any videos that you can produce then please do let me know.

Prove me wrong and show me that you are not as apathetic or fickle as I might suggest    





Title: Re: DotAn8
Post by: Jdez on July 04, 2009, 11:25:19 am
Ok I'll Try.
Title: Re: DotAn8
Post by: Arik_the_Red on July 04, 2009, 03:03:19 pm
Kreator,

If I get my goblin vid beyond basic goblin, would you like anything about its development? When done I hope to have it complete, with music, and sort of a first of several in the same theme.
Title: Re: DotAn8
Post by: kreator on July 04, 2009, 04:22:01 pm
Kreator,

If I get my goblin vid beyond basic goblin, would you like anything about its development? When done I hope to have it complete, with music, and sort of a first of several in the same theme.

As you full well know Arik, I am very keen for any sort of Article that will benefit the Anim8or community.
Title: Re: DotAn8
Post by: Jdez on July 13, 2009, 01:16:41 am
I have written A short scripting tutorial for DotAn8 how should I give it to you?
Title: Re: DotAn8
Post by: ENSONIQ5 on July 13, 2009, 04:02:16 am
I found a tutorial on original texture creation I made a while back in PDF format, I think Dotan8 went on hold before it was published.  Kev, if you don't have it let me know and I will FTP it to Dotan8 for any possible future issue release.  I am VERY short on time at the moment but I am planning to start a big project as soon as my work situation stops taking up every moment of my spare time, and I intend to keep a running journal during construction that could eventually be formulated into a tutorial or "making of" kind of thing.  I expect this project will take between one and two years, however, so it won't be anytime soon!

TO ALL ANIM8ORS!  If you have time PLEASE have a think about the things you have worked out for yourself regarding Anim8or, or hurdles you have successfully crossed, and have a go at building some sort of tutorial, and contact Kreator to arrange forwarding it.  The Dotan8 Magazine is an EXCELLENT resource that is sadly missed at the moment, please help your fellow animators by contributing your time and talents.
Title: Re: DotAn8
Post by: Jdez on July 13, 2009, 04:58:54 am
hear hear
I have used the old DotAn8 magazines a lot in the past and I wish they would come out again! all it needs are a few more contributors...
Title: Re: DotAn8
Post by: kreator on July 13, 2009, 07:00:26 am
I found a tutorial on original texture creation I made a while back in PDF format, I think Dotan8 went on hold before it was published.  Kev, if you don't have it let me know and I will FTP it to Dotan8 for any possible future issue release. 

Thanks Tony, Yeah FTP it  and I`ll hold for the issue I have on hold at the moment


I have written A short scripting tutorial for DotAn8 how should I give it to you?

Hopefully, its a Txt format file..... you can email it to me at admin@dotan8.com


Title: Re: DotAn8
Post by: Jdez on July 13, 2009, 10:47:00 am
I was thinking about that but I wasn't sure if you checked it at all anyway thanks, I'll send it right away...
Title: Re: DotAn8
Post by: kreator on July 13, 2009, 08:12:32 pm
Thankx Jdez have it in hand now first one with an ASL article ...Despite all the promises from other users...many thanks again.
Title: Re: DotAn8
Post by: ENSONIQ5 on July 14, 2009, 11:08:33 am
Texture tut uploaded to Dotan8\Tutorials.  I learned rather a lot about motion scripts making the steam tractor thing recently, hopefully I will have some free time soon and I will see if I can put any of what I learned into a format that might make it helpful to others.