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  • Listening to: Rwby soundtracks
  • Reading: ArchViz
  • Watching: ffxv demo vids
I know it has been quite a while since Monty passed but I still find it very hard to believe he is gone. I still don't want to believe it as I write this and I guess its one of the reasons why I have refrained from writing about his passing.
I remember watching Haloid and then Dead Fantasy 1 and 2.I like many others, were inspired by how one person could great something that could take a team of people to make. His choreography was one of kind, flowed seamlessly and his ideas and weapons were out of this world. I also tried making my own brand: 13 versus 7 and trying to make Dead Fantasy's Rachel vs Rinoa fight. I still have all the ideas in my head and I still hope to make one to completion one day.

Sadly, I am very busy with Architectural Visualization which I also enjoy and I am very passionate about. I hope someday to do something in honour of Monty. Maybe a continuation of dead fantasy or a snippet of rwby. I remember him replying to me on his deviant art page about mocap and rigging when he wasn't so busy. I have also seen the people's lives he has touched like Shane Newville who is now a professional animator and works with Monty( how I envy that dude).He has also been very helpful to me about how he and Monty works.

Rest in peace, Monty. U were gone too soon. U inspired, wowed and challenged us to the best of your ability. Your legacy hasn't ended. It has just begun. Reborn in all of us, to continue anew, and create new animators that will remind us of your hardwork,dedication and brilliant mind               .



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Name : U.C. Melvis.

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dogfacelee Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2015
melvis na where you go na nobody dey hear from you
Piasecka Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014
Thank you for the :+fav:'es :aww:.
:heart: :glomp:
melviso Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014   Filmographer
U're welcome.
mezmacko Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Professional General Artist
Hey Mel,

I don't know if you've heard about the announcement at NT forums... actually, I got my info from Heavenly Nariko's post at Tumblr: [link]

I'll kind of miss the old days there.
melviso Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013   Filmographer
Yeah..I did.I posted my last goodbyes on the forums before it closed.
I will miss it as well.I remember the good old days when it was fun-the arguments,competitions,and most especially the fan arts.I am hoping to get on tumblr soon.
I just checked HN tumblr.There are some screenshots of a girl with blue hair.Seems like NT is making a new game?

Btw,how are u doing?
mezmacko Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Professional General Artist
By the look of it, yes, it seems like they're working on a new game. She looks similar to the early version of Kai, I'm kind of curious what NT will come up this time.

I'm quite fine, thanks for asking, I work a lot. I managed to get a job as a graphic designer, but I have a feeling, I'll not stay there for long.

Have you seen the trailer of the Heavenly Sword movie? If you haven't, check it out here: (it is rather terrible adaptation of the game, I must say.)
melviso Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013   Filmographer
Can't wait as well.

Congrats Mez,but why do feel u will not stay there long?

I didn't know the trailer was out.Thanks for the link.I feel the graphics is okay and I like the fact that there is a journey compared to the game.I still feel there should have been a journey by Nariko and Kai to where Shen was held.Along on this journey,they encounter characters,town,villages and bosses.Characters who help Nariko realize she can wield the heavenly sword.Infact,she should have traveled to kingdoms where her father had allies and convince them to help her rescue her father.The final showdown when she is alone fighting them,the allies show up and fight.That would have been nostalgic and would have made the game longer.This is where Naughty Dog excels,there are always a handful of  characters that the main ones encounter on their journey that makes the game more interesting and engaging.Imagine Joel and Ellie journeying and encountering only 2 other characters like in Enslaved(pigsy and Oracle dude).

However,the reason for their journey in this movie is just wrong and a huge step away from what made the game great.
I understand why they would want to change things up so as to give ppl a reason to watch it especially those who played the game but there is also nothing wrong with making the movie play out exactly like the game and I feel ppl will prefer to watch a replay of a game they have played in glorified graphics than an attempt to change it up.

Also her hair needs more work.What happen to the flaming red hair.Couldn't they have made it like that vengence has never looked so beautiful trailer?Though I know hair simulation in 3d is a very annoying,problematic thing to sort out.

They should have tried to stick to the game story and made slight variations.
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Apollo2D Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Hey buddy! Don't know if you've seen this program before but it's great for getting started in 3D sculpting :)


It's free and works great with a graphics tablet :)
melviso Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013   Filmographer
Yeah..I have tried it out before.Blender has sculpting features as well.I am guessing my 3d models are anatomically incorrect.I am still trying to get better in that area.
The models are low poly and I kinda prefer to paint normal maps than sculpt them.I think its faster and easier.I might move Cloud's facial proportions around to get the likeness more.Lightning's model looks okay.
Thanks for the suggestion,buddy.:)
Apollo2D Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
No worries at all man, if I find anything else I'll send it your way :) Always have plenty of reference material on hand to help you out as well, it'll certainly help when it comes to the human body and sculpting/illustrating it :)
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