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Sunday, May 25, 2014

Been a busy few weeks...:) I LOVE Idaho!

I love Idaho...:) Shhhhh, don't tell anyone how awesome it is here...:) Just kidding, kinda! Now that I work for the USDA Forest Service, I need to promote responsible use of the amazing beauty and infinite recreational opportunities here! Be safe and enjoy what we have here! I totally agree that we need to do whatever we can to preserve this for future generations!

Just a little tree hugger in me. Semper Fi!

Finished a bridge with my good friend! 24ft long X 60in. wide. Tough mother...:) I'll try to get copies of the pictures.

Usual home/yard cleaning/organizing.

Last season, I worked as the Smokejumper Staff Assistant for the BLM at the NIFC.

This season, I started work at the USDA Forest Service, Boise, ID Headquarters. So much information and happenings to keep track of.

Monday, 05/19/2014:
Get to know you and basics of my job training all day, then a WCT (Work Capacity Test) Only had to do the light so far, 1 mile in under 16min. I got 14min...:)

I'll be doing a lot of special project assistance, and gophering...:)

Tuesday, 05/20/2014:
Front Desk meet & greet training. Learning how to help people get the info. they need.

Picking mushrooms? Check here for latest info.

Need firewood or burn permits? Check here for more info.

Wednesday, 05/21/2014:
Delivered new furniture to the Atlanta, ID Ranger station. Their grading the roads and getting the cabin and ranger station ready for this season. Last year, the area suffered some severe wildfire damage.

Last season was intense, and it's looking like this season could be the same or worse!

Be sure to check the USDA websites for current road closures and recreational impact before heading out.

Did some PA (public affairs) for the Becker Integrated Resource Project.

Thursday, 05/22/2014:
Shot some video of 2014 Wildfire training in Idaho City. Channel 7 was there as well.

My video is for the USDA Forest Service: Should go into training footage. I'm not sure if I'll be able to show you this stuff until it's packaged and approved for public consumption. Super cool (I mean hot) video! I was up and close to the Terra Torch and fire line. "Nothing like the smell of Napalm in the morning." Ok, not exactly napalm, but a strong diesel smell.

Friday, 05/23/2014:
Completed my RT-130 Annual Fire Safety Refresher at CWI! More to follow...:)

I have to get my bright yellow Nomex firefighter shirt dirty(Super NOOB)! Just a little hazing from the veterans...:)

My USDA Forest Service uniform is awesome! I'll get some photos when I suit up again...:)

Continue to work on MOA Eot*'s, trying to keep up with them while working!

I'm being presented with a plethora of learning opportunities and really am enjoying life! Hopefully, financial security will come with that...:)

Have a safe and awesome Memorial Day weekend! Semper Fi fellow veterans!




Saturday, May 3, 2014

Few projects in the works...:)

I've got a few things going on...:)

Posted updated videos to Psychedelic Aire's Pinterest site.

Worked on MOA Eot's until about 3:00am...:) Added a few new tidbits to the MOA Eot's with more to follow.

I still have lots of little tweaks to make in Adobe After Effects, and of course still working on props, characters and scenes in AnimeStudio Pro...:)

Finishing up building a bridge for an old buddy of mine. Like a real bridge! 24ftX60in heavy duty, badass bridge! This thing could hold a small car...:)

Thank you for supporting MOA Eot's! Only 11 days left!

Have an awesome weekend!


Tuesday, April 29, 2014

You will be assimilated...again...:)

I get probed...I mean...fingerprinted by our Government again...:)

New not-so TOP SECRET mission! Oh, ok, maybe not THAT cool.

I get to serve my country again, yay! USDA Forest Service. I'll be doing Administrative stuff for a special project this summer. No really, Administrative stuff...:)

It's not like I have a secret Ninja training school deep in the mountain or something (as cool as that would be).

Cranking out the MOA Eot*'s, still working on props for animations, and finished another MOA Tarot Card - The Empress card. Only 74 more to go...:)

Please help us keep creating awesome MOA stuff by donating to our MOA fundraiser! Thank you so much for your support!

Time to crash out so I can get probed/fingerprinted today...:)

Have an awesome day!


Sunday, April 20, 2014

Working outside before the rain comes...:)

Usual Spring landscaping/cleaning. Looks like rain for a few days starting Tuesday???

More MOA EotDs coming up...:)

CANI-Constant and Never-ending Improvement- Anthony Robbins...:) popped into my head for some reason. A flashback from my motivational speaker days of network marketing...:) Hmm. lets see...Shackley, AMWAY, Quorum, Insinc, Quickstar, BSA, etc., etc., etc...XYZ your friends, family and any willing soul, "I have an opportunity you have to check out! Let me take you to a meeting, I mean an intervention, I mean an exorcism, uh, I mean coffee. Yah, coffee."...:)

CANA-Constant and Never-ending Animation- Dude Jaway...:) Always a work in progress.
(not to be confused with KONA gold) but hey, consciousness is shifting a bit, so maybe we'll see CANI CANA KONA in our lifetimes...:)

Check out the Moments of Awareness fundraiser going on. Any and all support is greatly appreciated!

Happy Easter!

Have an awesome day!

ps. Happy 4/20!

Monday, April 14, 2014

Finished the MOA EotD and there is a new fundraiser!

Finished the MOA EotD for today!

Here's our new MOA Eot* fundraiser!

Please help out in any way you can...:) Thanks for all your support!

Working on my AnimeStudio props. I'm building my keyboard at the moment...:) Eventually, it'll have working buttons and dials(sort of)!

Have an awesome day!


Saturday, April 12, 2014

Saturday night's alright, alright...:)

Cutting wood, screwing wood and burning wood...:) Woody kind of day.

A friend and I have been building lots of other things from an old house we tore down. Very cool!

You should see his tool(s)...for working with wood...:) What!!! Nice tools...:)

I'll be back at the MOA Eot*'s soon. Stay tuned...unless you prefer to be out of tune, that's totally your call...:)

Enjoy your Saturday night's, alright, alright....woooohooo..oo...oo....(in case the tune wasn't already in your head)...:)

Have a great weekend!

Friday, April 11, 2014

WTF...:)

The earthquakes in Oklahoma have been associated with Fracking...:) Peace and I wonder if it's inappropriate to say...Duh!...???

A bit late on today's MOA EotD animation, but I should have it up soon enough.

Been helping/learning woodworking with an old friend.

Hope you have an awesome evening!

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Landscaping season...manscaping maybe in order...:)

The weather is thinking of getting better...NOT! Well, maybe...:) I've been helping a friend tear down an old house and build some things like a bridge and deck.

We've just started landscaping our yard and there is a ton of stuff to do. I'm just waiting until I can open all the doors and windows and clean the house.

I'll be working on animation most of the day today. I figured out how to make Dude Sr.'s tie-dye work better...:) You'll be able to see it in the next MOA Eot* animated video.

There is only 14 hours left on the MOA Eot* fundraiser! Any support is greatly appreciated! I'll have to scale down to just the EotW/M/Y when I start working for the USDA Forest Service in May. When we can just focus on MOA and Psychedelic Aire, I will be able to crank out the Daily Eot's again.

Keep tuning in for more Psychedelic Aire and MOA creations!

Have an awesome day!


Friday, April 4, 2014

Busy Friday...:)

We have lots to do today! Meetings and creating more animations...:)

We'll see what the universe has in store...:)

Only 40 hours left! We need your support and the MOA Eot* fundraiser is a great way to do it! Anything you can do is greatly appreciated! Thank you!

Rainy day, so it's great for working indoors on some more animation and stuff.

Have an awesome day!

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

The sky is falling!!!

No April fools (well, I'm kinda a fool). No, it's snowing up here...:)

I don't think the world is ending (as we know it, maybe) or unless some aliens are making an expressway and need to move our planet. 42...:)

I'm finishing up two new songs for our new album beep beep beep. Animation will take a while longer on those...:)

Back to working on the MOA EotD and other animations. Don't forget, there is only 4 days left on the MOA Eot* fundraiser! All your support is greatly appreciated! Thank you!

Have an awesome evening!

Monday, March 31, 2014

Where did the month go?

Wow, that flew by...:)

Spring is showing signs of hanging (until it snows again)...:) Animals are all acting Spring like.

I might have to play the keyboard a bit...:) Otherwise, more animation stuff.

Only 5 days left on the MOA Eot* fundraiser! Help keep the Energy flowing if you can!

Thank you for all the support over the years!

Have an awesome week!

Sunday, March 30, 2014

More creative learning...:)

I have some more tutorials to do for AnimeStudio Pro...:) More animation on the way...:)

Stay tuned for the upcoming Eot*'s. Only 6 days left on the MOA Eot* fundraiser! Thanks again for all the support!

Have an awesome day!

Friday, March 28, 2014

Spring, Spring...:)

It's trying...:)

A little rain (snow) occasionally up here.

Working on animation stuff...:) I'm trying to make the 8 views of my main character, while learning lots of other cool stuff!

Only 8 days left on the Moments of Awareness Energy of the (Eot*)...fundraiser! Thank you for all the support!

Have a few Eot*'s to do, so have an awesome day and weekend!

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

More music and video...:)

I finished the new Psychedelic Aire music video: "Octagon!" from our upcoming CD beep beep beep

I used a combination of programs for this animated music video:

AnimeStudio Pro

Adobe: After Effects, Photoshop and Premiere Pro.

Our CD Spectrum is available for sale on CD Baby, Amazon and iTunes.

Worked outside on the yard today! Clearing pine needles, collecting fire wood and scraps, etc. etc.

I love Spring!

So many projects...:)

Please support our MOA Eot* fundraiser any way you can! Thank you!

Have some more Moments of Awareness Energy of the Day(s) to work on...:)

Have an awesome evening and day tomorrow!

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Freaky Time...:)

Time is doing that shifting thing again??? It might have something to do with animating? I'm working at 30 frames per second (fps), and setting keyframes for correct timing can be challenging! I have a ton of respect for all the animators that came before and improved the art.

It's amazing to think of the talent, time and patience these artist have! I'll keep trying and hopefully get the knack of it...:)

Animation used to be and sometimes still is completely hand drawn!!! Frame by frame!

I'm trying to learn and integrate Poser with Anime Studio, but have to be really cautious not to put in too much detail. My computer can barely handle what I'm asking of it now...:(

Poser allows for 3D character creation. Right now, I need to get the 8 major poses of my Dude Sr. character, and 3D can make that a lot easier if my computer can process it!

One big challenge I have now it trying to get the Tie-dye t-shirt to look and work right. It's a combination of lots of vector shapes, and gets out of whack when I move my character too much. I'll try some other shirt options, but really love that Tie-dye!

There is only 17 days left of the Moments of Awareness Tarot & Astrology Eot* fundraiser! Please help support our campaign and keep the Moments of Awareness & Psychedelic Aire manifestations going! Thank you for all your support!

Well, back to creating! Have an awesome day!

Monday, March 17, 2014

Continuing the adventure...:)

Working on Moments of Awareness Tarot & Astrology Energy of the Day's...:)

I have a good workflow for those, but have limited time to customize them because of rendering times. That should improve. Hopefully!

Peace just got me the upgrade for AnimeStudio Pro 10! Wooohooo...;) it also teases you with Poser Debute, which is for 3D character creation/animation.

I'm still trying to learn AnimeStudio, but the ability to create my characters in 3D and bring them into 2D is a tempting challenge!

Don't forget to support the MOA Eot* fundraiser any way you can! Thank you for all the support!

We got a little snow this morning, but it's supposed to warm up some more. It's actually snowing now???

Well, back to animating...:)

Have an awesome day!

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

More Energy of the Day on the JA-Way...:)

Working on Moments of Awareness Energy of the Day, Week, Month animations some more...:) Daily process.
The MOA Eot* fundraiser is Live! Please support MOA and the amazing Tarot & Astrology products!

I rendered a version of Psychedelic Aire's Octagon music video, but I need to tweak a few things and re-render. I may post the first version when possible.

Spring is rolling in with moisture. The creek is flowing fast!

Keep creating!

Have an awesome day!

Friday, March 7, 2014

So many projects...:)

There are so many projects in the works, it's hard to focus on just one!

Moments of Awareness Energy of the Day, Week, Month animations are caught up, but now I need to improve and adjust some things...:) (that's an ongoing, never-ending process.)

The MOA Eot* fundraiser is now active! Please support MOA and the amazing Tarot & Astrology products!

Updated Psychedelic Aire a bit, and will build an animation page that consolidated animation related stuff. (I need more content for that one, but will do what I can.)

I should get my Octagon music video up soon, then other silly animations!

Keep creating!

Have an awesome day!

Thursday, March 6, 2014

The process continues

I've been trying to keep up! Creating a daily, weekly and monthly Moments of Awareness Tarot & Astrology animation has many challenges...:)

I use AnimeStudio Pro 9.5 for the animated Dude Sr. SmithMicro just updated it to 10.0, but I'll have to wait on upgrading just yet...:(

The basics:

Peace Jaway does the Energy reading for the day, week and month.

I take those readings and create the voice-over in Adobe Audition or SONAR X1 Essential. Do some sound sweetening...:)

(Lately, I use Adobe Audition for the voice-overs, and SONAR X1 is best for music and soundtrack creation.)

I take the voice-over audio and bring it into Papagayo. This allows me to sync the Eot* text with the voice-over audio. Once the audio and text are synced, Papagayo will output a data file that sets the keyframes for the lip-sync in AnimeStudio. ?????

(this process makes the animated Dude's mouth use the proper phonemes for the Eot* text and audio....makes him talk.)

Once the animated portion is set-up, I render the animation into a QuickTime file so I can import it into Adobe Premiere Pro for compositing.

In Adobe Premiere, I combine all the different media components into the final Eot* video and render for YouTube.

I've run into numerous challenges along the way, and many more to follow. "Trouble ahead, trouble behind, and you know that notion just crossed my mind, Grateful Dead, I will survive." (highschool yearbook quote by me.)

As other much wiser philosophers have mentioned, these challenges are learning experiences along the road of dust in the wind throughout time, blah, blah, blah.....it is, we are, I am, BE...:)

The entire process from start to finish is currently 8-12 hours per Eot* video! 

I have been trying to help out another "Old veteran buddy" deconstruct an old house so he can recycle/reuse the amazing old growth, rough-cut and absolutely beautiful lumber. Hard physical labor (hurts so good.) He'll create some amazing woodwork from what we salvage.

The Spring weather is allowing me some indoor time to keep creating, so hopefully I can get caught up on the Eot* animations and get some more fun stuff created.

Enjoy the process and life! Have an awesome day!





Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Back at it...:)

Trying to get the lip-sync software working Papagayo for AnimeStudio. Working on MOAEotD for today and tomorrow. Have an awesome night!

Sunday, February 23, 2014

More EotD/EotW and only 54 hours left...:)

Finished some more Moments of Awareness Tarot & Astrology Energy of the Day/Week animated videos!

I'll be starting on Feb. 24, 2014 soon.

Mostly trying to produce those and establish an efficient workflow, but should be working on more Psychedelic stuff soon as well.

Only 54 hours on the Psychedelic Animation fundraiser! Thank you for all the support!

Have an awesome day/night!

Friday, February 21, 2014

EotD animated videos...:)

I finished two Energy of the Day animations for Moments of Awareness Tarot & Astrology. Yay...:)

February 20, 2014 and February 21, 2014.

This is the current daily project to get my AnimeStudio Pro animations and Psychedelic Aire music out there.

I'll be working on producing the MOA EotD for the day, week, month and year. Lot involved, but we should be able to get this workflow going!

There's only 4 days left on the Psychedelic Animations fundraiser!

Thanks for all your support and enjoy!

Have an awesome day!

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Arg! Not pirate related...:)

My computer can't handle a lot of what I'm trying to accomplish! I'm trying to reduce file size and settings to no avail...:(

I'll keep trying different options until I can upgrade.

For now, I have to try less complex artwork and scenes.

I wish Centurylink would let us at least get higher speed internet! It's not available where we live, yet.

Oh well. New day, new challenges...:)

Have an awesome day!

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Only 9 days left! Other creative updates...:)

I only have 9 days left on my Psychedelic Animations fundraiser! If you can support my Psychedelic creations, please do. Thank you for all your support in this endeavor!

I finished a portion of my Octagon After Effects and Photoshop animation. The main AnimeStudio Pro 9.5 Dude Jaway Sr. character animation portion is done and working in After Effects!

Here are some of the tutorials I'm going through for this and future animations...:)

Adobe After Effects tutorials:

41. The Blue Planet: Video Copilot -  Very cool rotating Earth tutorial!

40. Earth Zoom: Video Copilot - Awesome Earth zoom!

Creating the AE Cosmos: Comets, Meteors & AsteroidsCreative COW Library: Neat particle effects!

52. Dead Planet: Video Copilot - Excellent Dead Planet tutorial!

Importing 3D models into Adobe's After Effects: Great tutorial, I was going to import the 3D planet I made in Photoshop, but found it easier and more efficient to use the The Blue Planet tutorial directly in After Effects. Still a great tutorial!

Adobe Photoshop tutorials:

Make Your Own Planet in Photoshop!: Creative Whim - Simple and good planet making tutorial!

3D MOON AND PLANETS: PanosFX - Also another great planet and moon tutorial!

Spaceship Concept Design Pipeline in Photoshop: digital-tutors - A very in depth Photoshop tutorial for creating a spaceship. It goes through the entire process from concept through completion. Very awesome! This site is one I would love and need to subscribe to. It covers professional design for working and aspiring creative types...:)

It's weird. It's almost like I have this obsession with Space, Planets and the Universe??? It's like, all connected some how...:)

I'm working on some more After Effects stuff first, then some more Photoshop.

Have an awesome Sunday and week ahead!


Saturday, February 15, 2014

Yay! First contribution! Thank you!



I received my first contribution! Thank you so much, and the first Psychedelic Animation AnimeStudio Pro portion is rendered and ready to be composited in After Effects. The next step…:) Thanks again and stay tuned…:)


Another beautiful cloudy day to stay in for work and play...:)


Dude Jaway Jr. says my Dude Sr. guy should be riding an asteroid through space...:) Tutorial time...:)


See/hear you online...:)


Have an awesome day!

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Updated Psychedelic Aire web site...:)

I had some glitches that should now be fixed???...:)

I had some wrong info. in my Addthis links that should be working now...:)

Psychedelic Aire

Signed up to Pinterest. Yay!

Other sites:

Vimeo

YouTube

Google+

LinkedIn

Facebook

Feedburner

I'm sure there is much more I can do!

I will be updating my Gallery pages ASAP to be easier to navigate. I was in love with my sprite menu, but that will be prohibitive when I update my galleries with old and new images. Stay tuned!

I need to work on my AnimeStudio Pro 9.5 Dude Sr./Octagon animation...:)

Have an awesome rest of your day!


Back at it...:)

I have finished the initial Dude Sr. Octagon animation! Now I'm going to figure out how to get it into Adobe After Effects for finishing touches and release to the world!

Psychedelic Animations crowdfunding campaign.

It's raining again up here in the mountains...:) The road had almost washed out, but still sort of drivable...:)
This could be an interesting fire season around the West???

Have an awesome day!

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Braved the slush...:)

Our road is washing out quick with the much loved and needed rain/sleet. Going to work on animation more before signing up to more social networks...:) Have an awesome day!

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Crowdfunding novice...:)

I totally jumped in before doing the research! Oops! In an effort to further my creative endeavors, I started an Indiegogo campaign. Psychedelic Animations. -->

I've just started reading the how to information, so this will be a bit rough for now. Basically, I'm attempting to crowdfund the ability to do what I love and hopefully create music and animation that people will enjoy! I've been working relatively non-stop on my first animated character Dude Sr. (yes, me in animated form). The process is very challenging! Part, learning the software. Part, realizing the years of life experience into animated form. Part, misc. computer/software/brain crashes.
I'm using AnimeStudio Pro 9.5 and Adobe After Effects CS4, Adobe Photoshop CS5, and Adobe Premiere Pro CS5, occasionally Adobe Illustrator CS5 and of coarse Adobe Dreamweaver CS4.
I know, old but able to run on my 32bit DELL.

I keep forgetting to eat...:( Maruchan Ramen is in the nuke-box now...:) Still love the stuff! We like to add a garlic clove for flavor and  immunity boosting. I'm trying to hold a knife like a chef (thank you Peace and Top Chef...:) So far no lost digits!

We have the Olympics, Fear Factor and Outer Limits on in the background! Wow! Amazing athletes and crazy people/stories. I thought I was some kind of freestyle skier back in the 80's when my friends and I would Dead Head to Colorado and ski Keystone and A-Basin...NOT...:) I remember when snowboarding was banned from most ski resorts a Long, Long Time ago....We were lucky to pull (accidentally) do a flip off a cliff.

Well, I've been rambling, so I'll get back to it. Have an awesome Wednesday and I'll talk to you all later.






Monday, February 10, 2014

Reworking Tie-dye...:)

I'm working on my AnimeStudio Pro Dude Sr. character, and screwed up on my tie-dye...:(
This particular tie-dye has tons of vector layers and I accidentally modified the main layer and distorted it bad. Now I'm fixing that and should be able to animate him...I hope...:) Sun is shining! Yay...:) Have an awesome day!

Saturday, February 8, 2014

CAD software.

I've always dreamt of owning/using AutoCAD, but have not pursued an Architectural degree, and at a USD cost of $4,195 it is way out of my realm at this time. I'm downloading a trial version of AutoCAD 2014 for fun. There is a popular program on the market used for the WikiHouse stuff called SketchUp with a cost of USD $590 that makes it attractive. I'll look into both options.
Just an F.Y.I. When my highschool career counselor asked what I wanted to do for a living, I narrowed it down from an infinite number of things to three: Pilot, Architect and Commercial Artist. I really want to do all three+. I started college in 1988 in Business Aviation/Pro Pilot program while taking tons of art/computer classes. I ran out of money before finishing flight school, and have tried on numerous occasions to finish without success. I will not stop trying to do all three...:) Finished my degree in 2011, and am working on Animation/Music as I continue doing the things I love. Some day I'll make a living doing those things. Had to just do it. Keep learning and creating! I sense Kickstarter in my future...:)
Have an awesome day!

House building idea...:)

Cruising Facebook, I read and looked into an amazing product. Thanks Jan Stover. Here's the idea...:)
Create and print a home design with WikiHouse then cover it with Concrete Canvas. Voila! I'm sure all the other necessary infrastructure stuff can be implemented utilizing numerous Earth friendly techniques and materials. Hemp based products can cover most of the other home requirements...:) It's the dream, that is getting closer to manifestation! Have an awesome day!

Friday, February 7, 2014

Been hard at it most of the week...:)

I've been working hard to finish my Dude Sr. character in AnimeStudio Pro 9.5. I had a way too complex bone/animation rig, and kept crashing my old computer. Tried tech support, but they can't just give me a new computer...:) Took a day to play Battlefield 4 Xbox 360 because my system crashed after a Windows update...:( Blue screen crash. Not cool Microsoft!

I'm working on my Dude Sr. character more, and watching some tutorials about facial shading/highlighting from Incredible Tutorials. These guys do a great job with tutorials!

More snow (2-3") and more on the way (4-9"). So, I'll stay indoors and work before relocating it...:)

Have an awesome day and weekend!

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Day of rest, sort of...:)

I'm awake when the sun is up, sort of...:) Still working on animation (had lots of computer crashes and had to try some new techniques). Moving along, well my character is...:) It was working great, until I tried to do too much and had too many programs running...:( Had to hard-boot). Well, back at it. Have an awesome day!

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Catching up on Solar and Micro-hydro energy...:)

I got tagged in a conversation with Peace and the Stovers of Owl creek Gazette about solar energy, and showed a new site Sun Electronics and revisited one of my favorites RealGoods. Both have been around a while and have lots of information for Off-grid renewable living.

I was up until 9:30am last night (yes, all night) working on my animated Dude Sr. (Anime Studio Pro 9.5) and made some real progress...:) Kind of on a weird schedule lately. Once caught up on the daily events and happenings, I'll be back at it. I hope to start a render tonight if I can make it all work...:)

Catch you later and have an awesome evening!

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Must, stop, must stop facebooking...:)

I've been sucked into Facebook for a while, and should continue creating! It is nice to catch up, laugh and hear our computers plunking...:) Have a great day!

Friday, January 24, 2014

Up all night learning and researching.

I was up all night learning some great Anime Studio techniques/tutorials from Incredible Tutorials and Content Paradise. Awesome! I was also trying to understand more music theory and specifically how to play piano notes on the guitar. This was more for visuals of the finger positions on the guitar. I'll be working on switch layers for one of my characters. Switch Layers are image/vector layers created for making quick transitions of poses in graphic software.  This is just one way animators can make different phonemes (mouth poses) to make it appear an animated character is speaking specific words/sounds.

I'm trying to figure out how to make my character play the actual notes on a guitar. Next step after creating guitar fingering poses, is to make the poses transition in realtime to a MIDI/audio track...:) I've watched some really cool animations by Animusic that do this with custom software, but haven't figured out how to make this work in Anime Studio or After Effects, yet.

It's cold outside so I'll stay indoors and keep working on animation, music and the MOA Tarot deck. Mostly the animation, and once I start rendering, the Tarot deck some more.

Have an awesome evening...:)


Thursday, January 23, 2014

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Found some cool stuff for my music software.

I've been using Cakewalk Sonar X1 for audio production, and like most of my software and equipment, I'm just finding out how to use it...:) I tried Amplitube a long time ago, and loved it but it timed out. I just found out I could unlock it today plus I got a couple other freebies from IK Multimedia. Musicians First. Cool new toys to create with! Yay! Going to go split some firewood then back to animating the Dude with AnimeStudio and trying to integrate that with Adobe After Effects. I need more computing power and hard drive space bad! Any willing contributors??? Dreaming of an Alienware supercomputer and a few LaCie 4big Quadra 12TB RAID hard drives would do...:) We've had fairly good luck with the LaCie's so far. We did set one up wrong and lost 3 years of data, so some of the replacement LaCie 4big 9000264 4TB Spare Drive Bare Drives would be nice also. If configured correctly, they have been work horses. Have an awesome day!

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

The Adventures continue...:)

Great conversations with Peace and tons of support from her and Dude Jaway Jr. in my career aspirations...:) Thanks! Let the adventures continue. I should be working on more animation and Tarot cards soon. Have an awesome evening!

Monday, January 13, 2014

Time flies...:)

Reviewing my MOA Timeline for today. Thanks Peace! I use this and the MOA Energy of the Day daily when possible and have found them to both be very telling of that days energies to consider. I highly recommend checking them out!

This timeline was custom tailored for me. Get your own custom MOA Timeline and other great astrological products @ Moments of Awareness.

Tuesday
Jan 2014
14 Enter: 01-14-14
Exact: 01-14-14
Leave: 01-15-14
Mercury Square Jupiter Transit to Natal
You could find yourself mentally acute and in a problem-solving mood. However,
there is a real possibility that the decisions you make today and the solutions
you find may have to be re-done tomorrow.

Website fixes...

I had to fix/update some html/css on the Psychedelic Aire website. It should be more mobile friendly (maybe?)...:)

Thank you Peace for the helpful web link (for reference when ya get back to workin' on your site).

Going to work on Animation "Dude" some more.

Keep creating.

Finished one more MOA Tarot Deck card, and the arms, legs and feet of my AnimeStudio character. Peace had some great suggestions for animations to work on as well. Posted a new tune Octagon at my Reverbnation site and should be able to keep working on the latest CD. Much to-do! Have an awesome day!

Sunday, January 12, 2014

More snow...:) Good day for creative endeavors!

It's been snowing for a while as Peace has said. I'm waiting for a little more before moving it...:) Looks like a good day for working on the MOA Tarot Deck and other creative stuff. Only had one number for the Powerball...:( Hopefully, we'll make a great living creating cool stuff for your entertainment! It's so weird how much cat fur accumulates on our stuff??? Have an awesome day!

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Snow, Cats and Fractals oh my...:)

Done with the snow relocation so far, cat boxes cleaned, now trying to learn how to animate fractals in AfterEffects for music video...:) Blog you later.

Snow...:)

Looks like a bunch of snow out there...:) Must relocate off driveway...:)

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Cut firewood, back to Tarot Deck...:)

I cut some more firewood and worked on The Magician card for the Moments of Awareness Tarot Deck. Back to work on the Tarot card, then maybe some animation with AnimeStudio Pro. I watched a cool tutorial on animating fractals on Adobe AfterEffects I'd like to try for more Psychedelic Aire music videos. So much to create. Have an awesome day!

Monday, January 6, 2014

New tune, animation and Tarot Deck...:)

One new tune done, 11 to go. Working on my animation dude and another Tarot Deck card today...:) Have an awesome day!

Friday, January 3, 2014

Working on Animation and a Tarot Deck

I finished the Left forearm SmartBone Action on my first AnimeStudio Pro 9 character. Now I'm working on The Fool card for a Tarot Deck for Peace and Moments of Awareness. Hope you had a safe and awesome New Year's Eve! Have a great night. Back to work...:)