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Anonymous

January 17, 2021

Dude, Thank you so much for the new 2021 content dumps. They all look amazing.

LordAardvark

Thank YOU for the kind words!

Anonymous

January 15, 2021

I think there is something wrong with Blue Star Episode 2's download. It won't play and says it's in a format that is not supported even though Episode 1 plays fine.

LordAardvark

It works fine for me. What are you viewing it in and on? We'll look into it.

Anonymous

January 15, 2021

So since Pornhub deleted all your stuff can't you use xvideos or something?

LordAardvark

And then get booted off there in a year or three? Miss me with that, thanks.

Anonymous

January 15, 2021

Thank you for the content dump, Aardy! I approve of bringing comics back as a format. And, I have a small reminder regarding the site updates. The new comics & galleries subpage should have a link to it on the front page. The only way I can find it currently is from the tweet announcing it. Unless that's just me and and an old front page version from the cache, that's a bit of an inconvenience.

LordAardvark

I am planning to nag my web developer to add it to the front page tomorrow!

And thank you for the kind words. It means a lot to me, especially in the wake of such a huge push to get out something that frankly 99% of people will never see nor appreciate (the content dump), and a format that I honestly think most of my regular viewers will be ambivalent toward at most and honestly completely unaware of at least (the comics).

Anonymous

January 15, 2021

In Tales from the Lizverse, Elizabeth 4 (the one under the desk) is wearing a black-and-white dress/outfit. Is that outfit available for download? I didn't see it listed under any of the categories in the asset section. Is it something you didn't want to release publicly, or was it something that was only partially completed? Additionally, were there any other authors who made outfits for the Curvy body type (either the old one or the new Daz5 version)? Outside of the outfits you've made, I haven't seen any others.

LordAardvark

That particular Elizabeth is actually not mine. It's an EXTREMELY old port of the raw Elizabeth models (not lewd) by Revzin. Can probably find it on the Workshop.

I'm sure there are other authors who have made Curvy outfits, but I don't know of any. So far as I can tell, I seem to be the only person who really supports them. Which is just as well, since they are my models.

chiefbeardking

January 14, 2021

Oh Lordy, when you have the time after setting up site things etc. , you can find a guide in the Pragma-Engine wiki for the current recommended workflow for rendering SFM animations in PFM (titled SFM to PFM Workflow). Looking at the #PragmaFilmmaker tag on Twitter shows someone managed a short animation last year, so it seems possible to do something small at least. The workflow involves unlocking transforms and detaching rigs in SFM after you have completed your poses or animations in it (which I don't understand being a user of another program). Would you be willing to give the workflow a quick try to see if it works at all, even just for a single poster?

LordAardvark

Yeah that's what I Imagined you have to do, given my current understanding of Pragma's limitations.

It's a pretty big inconvenience, since detaching rigs can take a few seconds to process, per rig. And you have to do it for every model across every shot (camera angle change). Though I may still experiment with it later this month. Would like to do a side-by-side comparison of a render in both SFM and in Pragma.

Anonymous

January 14, 2021

Have you tried using Pragma Filmmaker yet or produced/published anything with it? I see from one of the previous questions that you've talked some with the Pragma developer. From the few videos I've seen, it seems like it's better optimized than Source Filmmaker, and it looks like it'll have some cool features. At this point, though, it sounds like it's far from being done. Would you recommend checking out the beta, or do you think it would be better just to wait until it gets ironed out into a proper release? I ask as someone who use SFM on a more casual level.

LordAardvark

I'm not sure where Pragma is right now in terms of usability. I am all but certain it has no native animation / posing tools yet, and last I checked, it didn't properly support IK rigs either. Both of which make it rather unwieldy.

When Pragma gets to the point that SFM sessions can be imported into it and play back correctly, then I certainly want to experiment with using it as a rendering engine. Build animations in SFM, render in Pragma.

And then when Pragma gets to feature parity with SFM, I intend to yeet SFM straight into the recycle bin.

Anonymous

January 12, 2021

Hi Aard, I'm sorry if you've answered this question a bunch of times but is getting the Left and Right controllers for flexes only possible through .vta and not through .dmx files?

LordAardvark

It's possible, but it's not nearly as simple as it is in VTA. How it's implemented is up to the DMX tool developer. Game Zombie's DMX tools for 3dsmax, for example, requires you to paint the left and right sides with vertex painting. I don't know what process the DMX tools for Blender involves.

Anonymous

January 1, 2021

You were talking about this Pragma sometimes. What exactly is it? I dont know that. A better alternative to SFM? Do you think also Blender models will work in it ? or only source?

LordAardvark

Unfortunately, the creator of Pragma has a tendency to litter Pragma information across various threads, rather than keep it to one megathread.

So open all of these threads up as tabs and check them all out at your leisure, to get the full idea of what Pragma is and what it is (and will be) capable of! 

Anonymous

December 30, 2020

Greetings Again, A problem just arose when using jill_rehd_dazv5. SFM crashes when adusting flexs. Breasts, butt, etc. As soon as I touch the slider it crashes to source filmaker launch screen. I verified integrity of game files and it did find errors and corrected it. Tried again with the slider and crashed. Checked files integrity and it found 35 failed files and it reaquired them. Goes in circles. I tried a different session with jill in it and it worked. Something to do with this current session I guess. Any advice?

LordAardvark

If it's working in other sessions, then my only guess is it is something wrong with that session.

Does the problem persist in fresh sessions made in fresh starts of SFM? If so, feel free to jump into my Discord and ask in #sfm-assist. You can find the link on my Patreon's about page, at the very top in big letters. Hard to miss.