Id-Type: Gelatinous Fibrous.
Huge 100 ton floating monsters that roam the sulfur rich skies in the NETERS™ universe. These immense creatures, or ids, are a kind of terrestrial jelly fish or hydra. Cloud Tigers generally have anywhere from 6 to 10 powerful tentacles. They use their muscular three-finned tails to push themselves through the heavens; all the while held aloft by concentrated helium within bladders that rest atop their bulky bodies. It is believed that they reproduce asexually.
- The Process -
... this critter started life as a box in my favorite modeler application - Hexagon.
Imported into what's probably going to end up as my main app; Blender. Using the feature rich program, I created seams to unwrap 'em, and generated a texture map.
After moving the 'islands' around, I generated the map, exported the pdf file and painted over the image map in Pixelmator.
Brought the texture back into Blender, applied the tex to the model and played around with the settings until I got the look I want using the Freestyle settings in Blender.
The entire process took about 3 hours.
For any and all NETERS™ related stuff - read more
The first draft is complete. The first full edit will be done next month, then it's off to a professional edit and, 'Sun Juice Mechanics' will be available for purchase. SJM will be the second novel under the Daathrekh Publishing banner. I'm gonna need to get some reviews as soon as possible ... need a blurb to add to the back cover, etc.
Issues two and three of NETERS™ (read more), is in the works; as well as the novella which will be available early next year. Back on track ya'll.
Whats good family? I already posted this over at the NETERS site, so I thought since I haven't posted anything for March, why not drop said post here too.
NETERS™ started out as an online comic almost 15 years ago. I didn't start at the beginning of the story arc, I just jumped right in. Back then it was called The Infra Project. Then it went on to be known as Code Infra, and finally I settled in on Neters.
Anyway, I'm nearly finished with the Neters novella. It's the missing back story. It covers in dramatic prose, everything you need to know about how and why things are as they are in the Neters universe. I'm having a ball working on the remaining chapters. I may add pics, haven't decided yet, but yeah ... almost finished.
So now ... for an UNEDITED preview of the novella, just click on the above pic and read.
Added two new links to the link(s) page. See the previous post ... it'll make sense. The diversity found in Black speculative fiction is beautiful and bold. I love the worlds birthed from the cole-black third-eye from brothers and sisters who create without apology.
... and speaking of links, I discovered that I had to update my links to my NETERS comic. It seems Ka-Blam is revamping their site and my links had to be updated. read more