Opening up shop

Hey there, I haven’t done much besides my daily post in a while, but I recently created a shop here on jumpingmonkeyart.com, where you can buy Minecraft Avatars and Youtube Intros. Check it out: http://jumpingmonkeyart.com/shop/

At the moment there is no merchandise for non-Minecraft users, but I will be doing some more options for Youtube intros soon, and maybe even some other stuff to buy.

Imaginary Grounds Sneak Peak

(http://vimeo.com/jumpingmonkey/igsneakpeek)

I wanted to show some of the stuff Iv’e been creating for Imaginary Grounds, and thought of posting some images, but I decided to man up, stop being lazy and make a small trailer (which took like half an hour… so much for manning up).

Almost there!

I have been testing the rig and I think it is ready to move up a version. I will make the new version available soon. Here is a little scene I made to test ittest

For the next update, I will add more shape key options, like: eye position, more mouth positions, body shapes (gender, fat, skinny, etc), and more if I think of any. I will also make the facial rig easier to use, as in the bone shapes and such.

Rig now supporting 1.8!

I just finished the new rig update, and although it is not yet available, I have successfully refined the UV wrapping to perfection, and go the rig to support 1.8 skins. Here is proof!1.8 skins! So, I look forward to making this available! See you then!

In case you haven’t seen the last post either, here is another sweet improvement to the rig: improved arm and leg bending!

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Future site update and Jumping Monkey character sneak peak

So, future site update, yeah, I’m pretty much gonna redo most of the site, graphics, style, layout, keeping the content mind you. But I’m also working on the official Jumping Monkey character… in 3d! So far Iv’e got the basic head and ears. Other than this I really haven’t posted the character on this site much anyway, but there are a few exceptions (https://jumpingmonkeyart.wordpress.com/2014/05/08/atists-club/) (https://jumpingmonkeyart.wordpress.com/2014/05/06/bananas-sketch/) And yes, I do realize that more than few projects have been put on hold in the process, but… aurgh! The ideas won’t stop coming! Anywho, here is the sneak peak. Jumping  Monkey 

It was my first time ever using the hair particle system, and I had a heck of a time getting the fur right, But it ended up turning out alright. But, he’d better be good because he is going to be on the header. So I hope that works out. And there are a bunch of other exiting things happening as well. Recently I was asked to create a simple checker board for Skip Wilson (https://skipcasts.com/) and he ended up using it a couple places (https://skipcasts.com/blog/post/1/) and the other is a scene kit tutorial that is for pros. Skip Wilson has really great tutorials that are helpful if you want to program swift, so I encourage all who want to to sign up.

A couple last thing before I finish up: I already have an operational Vimeo account, and I’m planning to do gaming videos on it and possible animations at one point. The comics site will be merged with main one during the update. And I think that’s it, see ya. 

My First Game

Hey! Long time no see! It’s been a while since the last time Iv’e posted on this site, mostly because of a short film I’m making (another story for another time), but I have been doing alot of shoot and miss (FAILED) projects(Minecraft maps, animations, comics and stuff that I might continue later), anywho, check this game out, I made it with Scratch and It’s my first time using the program, so the game is more of a test but you can try it out here. (tried posting it directly here, but it didn’t work) It’s for two people to play on the same keyboard. Enjoy!

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