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More graphing of brush shapes for egaku.io, my free multi-user digital painting web/mobile app. Multiplying the raised cosine by a hardness factor and clamping it seems to be the way to go for hard brushes.
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Graphing brush shapes for egaku.io, my free multi-user digital painting web/mobile app. I think a raised cosine should make for a nice soft brush shape. Now I have to figure out a way of morphing it into a hard brush. It's tempting to just multiply the z axis by a hardness factor and clamp it to 1.
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American cartoons always get reindeer wrong. Reindeer aren't brown and they don't have greyhound's faces. To me, they have a face like a cow or a moose mixed together. Frozen got it right, but I heard people got confused and didn't realize it was a reindeer. 🤦‍♂️ I grew up in an area that had reindeer. I know them as animals that very easily get run over in the summer because their coat is often the same grey colour as the road. mastodon.art/media/39Ttzbk-BlQ mastodon.art/media/3gVyGBGJhub

Ugh, half of the front page pictures on DeviantArt is naked chicks. Can y'all grow older and get over your hormonal teens and twenties, so the rest of us can get actual good artwork on the front page?

@ekaitz_zarraga There's a code commit log here: github.com/egaku-io/midgard/co
So, I can at least prove that I'm working on it...

@ekaitz_zarraga Anyway, while I'm doing that, I want to touch up the websites a bit, which is why I want to commission some artwork. I have some talent myself, but I feel it's best to delegate tasks that aren't programming so long as I'm not working on this project full time. I have more money than time.

@ekaitz_zarraga As for how far along I am now? I have gotten quite far with the skeleton code. I'm aiming to have something released before the end of Q1 2018.

@ekaitz_zarraga I can't really demonstrate it anymore, because it required the Java plug-in, and nobody uses that anymore.

@ekaitz_zarraga There's nothing to demo yet. I did something similar to it some 10 years ago. It was called Sketcher: mastodon.art/media/VfoZcwCTgiU

If programming is like playing the keyboard, then...

C++ is Beethoven
Java is Mozart
Python is Dave Brubeck
JavaScript is Skrillex
PHP is Scooter
BASIC is Dr. Alban

Funny how you constantly see artists who are open for commissions, but the moment you actually need one...

Ugh, Steven Universe has become one of those shows where the fans get weirdly obsessed with it and ruin it.

I'm asking every artist I like if they can do those egaku.io illustrations. None of them have replied yet. This is good stuff:





I draw too, but I can't draw like this without cheating (copying by eye). If I didn't have a bit of talent myself, I'd probably be less picky about this, and it would be easier to find an artist.

You know you're not a youth anymore when your dad is retiring and just had his last day at work. He's been a journalist in my home town's newspaper for as long as I can remember. I spent a lot of time in his office when I was a kid, so it's like a goodbye for me too.

@EmergencyBattle @pathfinder @he_xie @marionline @banjofox Ended up writing polite replies to everyone. Thanks for the good advice! I was at a loss for what to do there for a while.

@banjofox The advice in that book is good but so plain and obvious that it's easy to forget.

What's the nicest way of turning down applications? If I reply, it's a rejection. If I don't, it's a snub.

I've been at the receiving end of both: The reply is a blow to your ego and makes you feel like a loser. The lack of a reply preserves your ego more but makes you mad for being snubbed.

I can't acknowledge an offer I'm not going to accept without also having to reject it.

The worst is apologetic rejections. Does anyone else think it's almost better to be blunt like it's no big deal?