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2016/08/15 - Week 53 - Dead...

Other stuff I did:

Thing to doProgress
Rise from the ashes...later...

2016/08/08 - Week 52 - Finally back on track (almost...)

Other stuff I did:
- Haha I forgot about the other stuff I did section XD
- For the last few weeks I've been kind of a mess due to several reasons, but I'm slowly getting back on track and improving my efficiency and whatnot, so I'm hoping I'll be able to start to balance all the Electronic Mind Studios stuff with schoolwork (in the past whenever I worked on SS my grades and schoolwork would lower, and vice versa).
- I should probably make a blog post at some point soon too XD
- Maybe a Vlog...I'm sick so that could go really well or really badly haha.

Thing to doProgress
Homework
English
Maths
Biology
Physics
Music
Business Management
Vertex Toastie
Finish Hierarchy View
Add Collapsing
Add Scene Distinctions
Expose All Settings
Tidy/Seperate API
Fix Skinned Mesh Renderer Bugs
Realtime AO/GI
Freaking post something on the thread!!!
Product Stuff
Work out how to package Vertex Toastie, Shader Sandwich and Realtime AO/GI
Like, should Shader Sandwich include it all by default, should Vertex Toastie contain the realtime AO/GI stuff as well, how do the three help eachother out and connect if sold seperately, etc
Just don't want the final package to be too expensive if people only want certain things, but at the same time don't want to rip myself off (want more film gear dammit! haha), and need to make sure I don't accidentally give people bad deals either.

2016/08/01 - Week 49 - Realtime AO and GI Stuff!

Other stuff I did:

Thing to doProgress
Vertex Toastie/Shader Sandwich GI/AO!
Switch to Render Textures
Fix Hierarchy Traversal
Add Disk Smoothing
Add Multi-Object Culling
Add One-Child Culling
Fix Over Occlusion
Add GI Bounce Lights Properly
Add Area Lights
Add Interface
Tidy Interface
Debug Debug Debug!!
Homework...
English
Biology
Physics
Maths Methods
Business Management
Music Style and Composition
Film Making
Location Scout for Julia's Short
Get back to writing Malia's Monsters/Predispositions/Other Titles I Can Think Of
Film Julia's Short
Moirai stuff...must...make...MOIRAI!!

2016/07/25 - Week 46 - Yay no school for a week, time for productivity!

Other stuff I did:

Thing to doProgress
Finish Vertex Toastie!!
Fix Time Interp Bugs
Expose Per-Object Settings
Fix Scrollbar Bug
Fix Duplicate Bug
Add Time Splitting For Large Meshes
Add Subdivider
Fix Weird AO Shader Slightly Lighter Bug
Add Role Choosing
Fix AutoBake Issues
Fix Collider Issues
Fur Shader Tutorial
Record
Edit
Upload
Vertex Toastie Tutorials
Basics
Advanced Settings
Using in Realtime
Finish Shader Sandwich 1.3 or 1.4 or whatever XD...
Vertex Toastie Integration
Metal Workflow
Full Defferred Support
Improved Interface (More Visible Scrollbars And Sliders)
Fix Tessellation Smoothing
Add Math/Stretch, Color/Split, and Blur/Gaussian
Correct POM Intersections

2016/07/18 - Week 45 - Get Next Update Out Aaaahhh!!!

Other stuff I did:

Thing to doProgress
Fur Shader Tutorial (Finally)
Record
Edit
Upload
Finish Vertex Toastie
Fix Interface (White text etc)
Add Per-Object Settings
Add Controller Object/Saving
Add Time Interpolation
Maybe Add Dirt-Mask Shaders
Answer backlog of emails because I suck...

2016/07/11 - Week 38 - Another tutorial, maybe a short video?

Other stuff I did:

Thing to doProgress
Another Shader Sandwich Tutorial
Think of something...
Record it...
Edit it...
Write script for short film

2016/07/04 - Week 36 - More tutorials + Get back on top of school

Other stuff I did:

Thing to doProgress
Finish Tutorials:
Hologram Shader
Another? Probably not, computer dying...
Add Drawings Page
Finish Updating Shader Sandwich Documentation

2016/06/27 - Week 35 - Forgot to update the checklist again...

Other stuff I did:

Thing to doProgress
Upload Shader Sandwich V1.3!
Post on the asset thread...
Finish Tutorials:
Beginner Set Update
Water
Hologram
Finish three weeks worth of homework by Wednesday...
Add Music Page
Take down CRD?

2016/06/20 - Week 25 - Aaaaand I'm Back!

Other stuff I did:
- Wow, been a while since I updated this! Will try and fill it all out promptly and use it more often haha XD
- Alright, so I'm currently working on many different incomplete systems in Shader Sandwich concurrently. I've got the volumetrics system, the global realtime AO system, improved pluginability (yes I know it's not a word), presets, complete re-working of shader generation, code viewer/editor, custom layers, vastly improved interface etc etc. And they're all tangled up! So I've got to work out what t
- Alright, so improved pluginability and re-working of generation are intertwined, so that's tricky. Presets will also come under improved pluginability. So I think improved pluginability is the first step.
- Also begun watching the X-Files from S1, am enjoying it :D.

Thing to doProgress
Back to Shader Sandwich V1.3...Finally XD
Prepare Codebase for Plugin Support
Add a Few Test Plugins
Get the Interface Working Nicely

2016/06/13 - Week 24 - VCE eats into my life.

Other stuff I did:
- Final week of the hiatus. Hooray, school started! And I was not prepared whatsoever for the amount of homework, so that through me for a loop a bit. Am used to it now, but yeah, this week I was pretty much swamped and I was so bad at scheduling my time it took me most of the week to complete it haha XD

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2016/06/06 - Week 23 - Desperate attempts to film.

Other stuff I did:
- Continuing the hiatus:
- This week was a bit of a let down. We planned to film but the days kept falling through, set availability, the actors having work, all that sort of stuff made it impossible to get everyone 'round. It kinda bummed me out, not gonna deny. I mostly just spent the week toying with the footage we had, working out the look of the Dark Void, that sort of stuff.

Thing to doProgress

2016/05/30 - Week 22 - Filming bits of Moirai!

Other stuff I did:
- Went on a hiatus for a few weeks from updating the checklist, but here's what I did during it:
- So I managed to get everyone together twice that week to film, Monday and Friday at the Amanda's house set and Claire's house set.
- Monday didn't go too well, everyone was stilling working out how to work together, and I was mostly just in shock at having 5 other people around me, much less needing my direction haha XD. So yeah, I took some pretty bad shots, mic was unplugged in a couple, the footage was mostly unusable. It was pretty fun though :D
- Friday was quite a bit better! We started to get into the groove of filming and managed to get a good 7 mins done. I didn't handle making sure everyone was involved though, due to a large number of scene's just having the leading role. Next shoot I'll try and disperse the group scenes better throughout it.
- Oh yeah, I also started watching Teen Wolf. Despite the crappy name and mediocre first half a season it really expands into quite an engaging and reasonably complex show, was pleasantly surprised! :D

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2016/05/23 - Week 21 - Alright let's actually get something done!

Other stuff I did:
- For those wondering I technically started this week a day early, just wanted to leave behind the uselessness of the last one haha :D
- By the way, the reason I hadn't recorded any tutorials in a while was because I was in the process of getting a much better microphone, figured I should just wait, but it took longer than expected haha :D

Thing to doProgress
Finish Volumetrics:
Simple Unlit Untextured
Double Object Flythrough Correct
Volume Baking???
Convert Shader Generation Code to new System
Get Started on SSPOM
Create Hologram Shader Tutorial!!!!

2016/05/16 - Week 20 - Volumetrics are such a pain!

Other stuff I did:
- Yeah I did basically nothing. I've been trying to add a catch-all method of volumetrics for Shader Sandwich but none have really panned out the way they should have (mostly due to Unity bugs grrrrr). So I'll have to settle on having a couple of different systems, ah well :/
- Oh, I just remembered I did publish an amusing VFX test (here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6FJFSjwChII), so that was fun :).

Thing to doProgress
Finish the Generalised Volumetrics Implementation (Aaaahhh, so many edge cases :( )

2016/05/09 - Week 19 - Moirai Related Stuff...

Other stuff I did:
- Sorry I didn't update the checklist this week!
- Just did a ton of Moirai stuff, wrote Episode 2, began to plan out locations and also worked on some VFX shots.
- Other than that, I celebrated Christmas down in a small town which was pretty fun :).

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2016/05/02 - Week 18 - Custom Code and Code Viewing for Shader Sandwich!

Other stuff I did:
- Watched North by Northwest, was an incredibly enjoyable film. My favorite scenes were the waiting for Kaplin scene and the auction exit. The entire film was just really fun to watch though :D.

Thing to doProgress
Plan Shader Sandwich Interface (for all the new features)
Add Code Viewer
Re-work Code Generation to support selecting elements
Separate Layer types, Mapping types and Blend Modes into separate files.
Add built in volumetrics

2016/04/25 - Week 17 - Back into Shader Sandwich!

Other stuff I did:
- Welp, just ended up watching Hitchcock films instead XD.
- Watched Vertigo and Shadow of a Doubt. Both were really great, but in all honesty I preferred Shader of a Doubt more (just for pure entertainment value). However I have a feeling Vertigo will hold up better on multiple re-watches.

Thing to doProgress
Upload "The Wolf's Lens" Behind the Scenes Video!!!!!
Create Shader Sandwich Quick Tips
Write 2nd Draft For Pilot
Begin Next Release
Fix All Known Bugs
Add Proper 2D Shader Support
Provide Options For Smaller Export Size
Update everyone (Add Blog Post and Forum Post)

2016/04/18 - Week 16 - Sudden Inspiration!

Other stuff I did:
- Went on a trip down to Lorne and went horse riding :D.
- Was part of a rubbish production...

Thing to doProgress
Write Pilot Episode Script for "The List Flows"
Continue with TWL BTS Video (Almost Done, I Swear!)
Start Planning Next Shader Sandwich Release
Stop Ignoring Website XD.
Add Checklist to Home Page

2016/04/11 - Week 15 - Back with a usable computer!

Other stuff I did:

Thing to doProgress
Really need to get a blog out...
Film another short film.
Create Shader Sandwich Tutorial
Update Shader Sandwich Documentation
Create TWL VFX In-Depth Video
Model Myself
Head
Hair
T-Shirt
Arms
Pants

2016/04/04 - Week 14 - Can't do much sadly.

Other stuff I did:
- Am once again stuck with really old computer, can't do much...
- Made tabs load asynchronously with a loading bar.
- Reprogrammed the GUI System for the Browser...again...

Thing to doProgress
Add Floats to Browser
Post Blog About Projects
Add Iframe Support to Browser
Reprogram Layouting in Browser

2016/03/28 - Week 13 - Focus...

Other stuff I did:
- Added the ability to click on images to zoom in (In blog posts)
- Made a bunch of music
- Improved (my)browser HTML parsing
- Added tabs to browser
- Started working on second level for Dream Game

Thing to doProgress
Make Dream Game Demo
Record Quick Video on TWL VFX
Post an unfinished video cutup?
Upgrade Checklist
Alter Task Names
Rename Weeks
Sort by Tags
Sort by Completion
Be More Prominent (On home page?)
Shader Sandwich Tutorial and QuickTip

2016/03/21 - Week 12 - Wandering...

Other stuff I did:
- Started working on a surreal game, will see where it leads...

Thing to doProgress
Think of thing to do...
Fleshworld Short Film?
Browser?
Generic Sci-Fi Short Film?
Shader Sandwich Tutorials?
Charlies Rainy Day?
Surreal Dream Game?

2016/03/14 - Week 11 - Ok, /now/ lets finish Shader Sandwich V1.2!

Other stuff I did:

Thing to doProgress
Finish Shader Sandwich V1.2
Custom Lighting (Seperate Specular, Diffuse and Ambient)
Finish Mask Update (Deleting and Moving)
2D Shader Support
Add Cell Blur/UV Set Effect
Add More Procedural Textures?
Add Depth Pass
Improve Preview Window
Fix Bug Report Window
General Interface Tidies (Tooltips, flatter look etc)
Make Sure Every Version Works
Upload
Publish

2016/03/07 - Week 10 - Finish Shader Sandwich V1.2!

Other stuff I did:

Thing to doProgress
Finish Shader Sandwich V1.2
Custom Lighting (Seperate Specular, Diffuse and Ambient)
Update Masks System (RGBA masks, deleting masks etc)
Grab Pass
2D Shader Support
Add More Effects
Make Halloween Video
Make Halloween Site :D
Port U5 Standard Shader to U4

2016/02/29 - Week 9 - Lots of Shader Sandwich Tutorials!

Other stuff I did:

Thing to doProgress
Create Shader Sandwich Tutorials
Mask Quick Tip
Tessellation Fur
Shell Fur
Toon Quick Tip
3rd Person Fadeout Quick Tip
Color Keying
(SS) Add Custom Lighting Channel

2016/02/22 - Week 8 - VFX Breakdown and Shader Sandwich Tuts

Other stuff I did:
- Updated website a bit (improved login/registration system, removed clunky parts and added a Short Films section (in the Creations menu!)
- Started working on prelimenary work on the CG environment for a short film.

Thing to doProgress
Create VFX Breakdown for The Wolf's Lens
Update Logo
Update Homepage Slightly
Create 2 Shader Sandwich Tutorials
Finish Beginner Tutorial Part 3
Create advanced grass tutorial (with video)
Continue Working on Mini-Spaceship Video

2016/02/15 - Week 7 - Actually complete last week...

Other stuff I did:
- Played SOMA by Frictional Games! It was absolutely fantastic, probably their best game yet. I don't think it was as scary as it could have been, but it makes up for it with an incredible and thought provoking story.
- Went back to the location and filmed during the cold nights for a total of 6 hours...

Thing to doProgress
Finish Thriller
Finish VFX (so many shots...)
Tidy cuts
Replace bad shots
Remove lense motor noise
Update Logo

2016/02/08 - Week 6 - Release SS Bug Fix and Finish Videos!

Other stuff I did:
- Watch Dynamo on Loop (Not by me/amazing, see it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sb6AqhT9quA

Thing to doProgress
Add Tags to Checklist
Add More SS Tutorials
Fix Lava Tutorial
Record Part 3
Add Fur Tutorials
Text
Video
Images
Save Short Thriller
Add Intro
Somehow Stuff in Backstory
VFX
Pass confusing mess off as an art film...
Finish/Upload V1.1.1 Bug Fix Update
Finish Bizzare Mini Spaceship Video
Start Next SS Version
Add Refractions/Grab Pass
Add Custom Lighting Channel (woot!)
General Restructure
Everything Modular
Layer Types
Mapping Types
Better Masks Handling
More Visuals
Layer Types
Mapping Types

2016/02/01 - Week 5 - Update Documentation

Other stuff I did:

Thing to doProgress
Create updated checklist
Update SS Documentation
Tessellation
Layer Fading
Normalless Diffuse Mode
Distance Effect
Misc Settings
Fix Lava Tutorial
Record Video Tutorials
Part 2
Part 3
Answer backlog of emails...
Make new portfolio on website. Remember you do many things, split them up.
Animation: Charlies Rainy Day
Modelling: Houses
Modelling: New/Better Portrait
Programming: Shader Sandwich
Web Development
VFX work (Make something new, everything you've done is rushed or outdated!)
Music: A few good instrumentals of varied style.
Create Freelancer.com account.
Film short thriller
Scout Abandoned School
Prepare VFX
Purchase Lens+Lights
Complete Script
Organise Shoot
Film
VFX
Edit
Render
Finish/Upload V1.1.1 Bug Fix Update

2016/01/25 - Week 4 - Make new portfolio!

Other stuff I did:
- Recorded "Why Don't You"

Thing to doProgress
Update SS Documentation
Update youtube channel art
Create SS Trailer (URGENT!)
Manage sale day!
Make new portfolio on website. Remember you do many things, split them up.
Animation: Charlies Rainy Day
Modelling: Houses
Modelling: New/Better Portrait
Programming: Shader Sandwich
Web Development
VFX work (Make something new, everything you've done is rushed or outdated!)
Music: A few good instrumentals of varied style.
Create Freelancer.com account.
Re-render original Charlies Rainy Day (ongoing).
Re-record dialogue.
Import/re-create any neccessary animation.
Re-make other sets.
Re-render.
Edit and render.

2016/01/18 - Week 3 - Pretty much a failure, although I probably did an equal amount of work, just on the wrong stuff XD

Other stuff I did:
- Way too much....
- Added tons extra to SS
- - Mobile optimizations (float -> half, Halfasview, interpview)
- - Normalless Diffuse slider
- - Layer Fadeouts over distance
- - Distance Effects
- - Commenting Code
- - No vertex generate if unneccessary
- - No Shader support/No Forward Add support
- - Local Mapping
- - Fixed a few bugs (Line endings, Feedback line wrapping, clicking sliders no deselecting number inputter, default texture color being blue, mix amount sliding being inaccurate, Offset being 1 bug)
- - Added several new example shaders (Wax, POM, Tessellated Fur, Selection)
- Fixed some misc bugs in SS, will be in next version. (Mapping 2d to 3d, Name of normalless diffuse, somtehing else...).
- Started working on the SS trailer.

Thing to doProgress
Make portfolio on website. Remember you do many things, split them up.
Animation: Charlies Rainy Day
Modelling: Houses
Modelling: New/Better Portrait
Programming: Shader Sandwich
Web Development: Shader Sandwich
Music: A few good instrumentals of varied style.
Create Freelancer.com account.
Make toy browser display Google 100% correctly and be usable.
Forms
Text Boxes
Buttons
Proper Selection
Floats
Finish Tessellation update
Update Documentation
Add Mobile optimizations as well.
Market Shader Sandwich update.(Can't, update didn't go through fast enough.)
Post on forums (CGSociety, umm... BlenderArtists?
Re-render original Charlies Rainy Day.(ongoing)
Re-record dialogue.
Import/re-create any neccessary animation.
Re-make other sets.
Re-render.
Edit and render.

2016/01/11 - Week 2 - Almostish success

Other stuff I did:
- Delay image loading in browser.
- Fixed URL handling in browser.
- Website: Added support for me to mass email blogs.
- Added recieve email option in profile

Thing to doProgress
Finish Tessellation update
Bug check + feature finish
Add code commenting
Fix Feedback box bug
Add Mobile optimizations as well.
Re-render original Charlies Rainy Day (ongoing).
Re-record dialogue.
Import/re-create any neccessary animation.
Re-make other sets.
Re-render.
Edit and render.

2016/01/04 - Week 1 - Completely Failed :(

Other stuff I did:
- Make A Man Called Sam Trailer: Youtube Link.

Thing to doProgress
Create Freelancer.com account.
Create more portfolio pieces.
Desk?
Shopping Center?
Other house + some older works maybe? Portrait?
Make toy browser display Google 100% correctly.
I don't know, floats and forms I guess?
Market Shader Sandwich more.
Post on forums (CGSociety, umm... BlenderArtists?
Maybe do a voucher give away :).
Re-render original Charlies Rainy Day (ongoing).
Re-record dialogue.
Import/re-create any neccessary animation.
Re-make other sets.
Re-render.
Edit and render.
Begin writing Charlie's Rainy Day first draft.
Write brief outline, just let it flow.
Actually start writing it.