A Girl Stands Under Moonlight
Posted: August 29, 2020
This is a big post for me, so bear with me, haha.
So! I’ve had a good friend telling me to play Nier: Automata for literally ever, and I finally caved. So far I’ve only completed 1 playthrough, but, I immediately fell in love with the design of the lead PC, 2B. Even a game marked by beautiful designs for characters, she remains a stand out and I’m really looking forward to making more with her.
On another note, this is BIG post for me: this is my last work using the Mental Ray engine. I’ve been using that engine since, Jesus… 2009 I think? It’s been a long while and a LOT of my tooling and experience is built around it. Because of that I’m basically having to rebuild ALL my stock content for the new engine, which… not thrilled, but, y’know, waddaya gonna do? Mental Ray was dependent on CPU not GPU, and I had to have three catastrophically powerful servers rendering my works… it was a lot of power burned to keep using the old tool-set, basically.
Going forward I’m using a newer GPU based solution and I’ll be able to render on my gaming PC. As scary (and I’ll be honest, somewhat sad) as it is to be closing the Mental Ray chapter, I’m really excited for what I can do with my new engine.
As always, thanks for your support, and if you got this far, thanks again for reading. :) Have a great day!
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