Saturday, March 29, 2008

ItFR: The Return

Well, my (foolish) wish of getting a 8800GT video card back from Asus to replace the 8600GT I'd sent in for repairs didn't come true after all, but the next best thing did: a brand new 8600GT came in via Fedex yesterday, all in less than three weeks including shipping forth and back. Thank you Asus. I'm very happy.

Which means I can get back to playing NWN2 and doing visual work for Into the Forgotten Realms. I'm especially eager to test out Daronas' custom content.

Incidentally, did you all see the Unicorn he uploaded lately? Great stuff and I understand it's only going to get better as he polishes it. We'll upload a creature blueprint too to go along with it shortly.

Now here's a little screenshot to celebrate my return to the graphical world of NWN2.

"You dare disturb the one who rules Myth Drannor?" Hey, no dungeon would be complete without a good ol' fashion magic mouth! :)


Wyrin said...

first glimps I thought that screenshot showed the Monitor from Halo floating around the PC's head! Nice touch tho for a magic mouth spell

Ernie Noa said...

Wow. That's pretty cool! I really like that.

E.C.Patterson said...

Thanks guys! I’m glad you like the shot.

It’s true I tend to forget others may not see what I see in the same way. A shot like this can take a bit of time to figure out when taken out of context.

So what we see is actually a door. When the player tries to open it, it blazes yellow and a “magic mouth” appears asking for proper credentials before it allows passage beyond its threshold. The “magic mouth” is represented here by a “floating” mask from MotB, with yellow glowing eyes. Who said a magic mouth needed an actual mouth to speak ;).

Jclef said...

That bursting light through the doorway looks awesome - great job creating that shot, E.C., and grats on the new card! :)

E.C.Patterson said...

Thanks j!

Building on an up-to-date machine sure is more pleasant. The TS is a very high maintenance mistress.

donna said...