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I'm sorry that I've been so quiet lately. The latest animation that I'm working on has been far more time consuming than I expected.


Two nights back, I was working on it when I got a Blue Screen of Death. The following night, I went to load the file, but got a message saying 'Incorrect file structure'. I searched around for what this meant, and found that the file was damaged and needed to revert to a backup. Only... for three months I neglected to create any backups. I had thought about it, but never got around to it. I opened the file in a hex editor, which revealed that half of the file was blank, which meant that three months of animating was wasted. As you could imagine, I was feeling fairly sick last night.

But I didn't wast to leave it there. This morning I opened the file in a hex editor again and opened a copy of the same file from before I began animating. I found the end of the remaining data in my animation file and located the same piece of data in the original file. Then I compared the blank data in the damaged file to the good data in the original file and found that there was only 480 bytes difference between the two files.

Optimistically, I copied the good data from the good file and overwrote the blank data in the damaged file. With proverbial fingers crossed, I opened the file in C4D... It worked! I am a dummy!  :happybounce: Woohooooo!  :squee:     
 
Actually I remained very calm. :unimpressed:

The display and project settings were back to their default settings, but that's nothing to cry about. I've enabled auto-backups and will create incremental saves at key animation milestones so that this doesn't happen again.

Anyway, I hope to get this finished soon.
  • Mood: Relief
  • Listening to: Journey Soundtrack
  • Reading: The Long Earth
  • Watching: The Weather
  • Playing: Tokyo Jungle & Terraria
  • Eating: Deviled Sausages
  • Drinking: Hydrogen Oxide

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Shannon
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I've always had an interest in art and animation, but I didn't actually create much of it until fairly recently. The beginning was when an uncle gave me Flash 4 as a gift. It was old, even then, but I didn’t know this at the time. I gradually learnt the ins and outs of it and created some simple animations. Nothing too fancy of course, but enough to get some practice.

After I finished school, I went straight into a Multimedia TAFE course. Amongst other lessons, we learnt about using Flash to make animations and interactive content, as well as 3D modelling and rendering. I greatly enjoyed the course and felt that I got a lot out of it, but I had no luck getting a job in the industry.

After a year of unemployment, I went back and did another TAFE course, this time in surveying, which is hardly a creative line of work. I decided that I didn’t want to lose my artistic edge, so I started drawing again.

I’ve threatened myself that I’ll get a DeviantArt account for years now. Finally, here it is.
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BlackChaos666 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the watch! : )
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solo-ion Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014
Sure thing.

:)
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IFreischutz Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Thanks a lot for the watch! :heart:
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solo-ion Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013
Sure thing. You're creating lots of great and funny pieces of art. I like to keep up to date. :)
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IFreischutz Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Professional Filmographer
^v^
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Hyperfisk Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Professional Filmographer
hey, thanks for the fave. glad you liked my making of.
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solo-ion Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
I watched the whole thing straight after I commented. It was really excellent. It's been a long time since I've found anything that good on the Internet.
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Hyperfisk Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Oh wow, thanks! :D SO good to hear that!
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Kikile-Zlovetch Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for the watch !
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solo-ion Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
Sure thing.
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