check out this neat stuff
doitforduchess:

twippyfan:

Ivory and Pearl gripped pistols. Heavily engraved. Luger, Mauser, Colt

Ohhh my GOD YES.

doitforduchess:

twippyfan:

Ivory and Pearl gripped pistols. Heavily engraved. Luger, Mauser, Colt

Ohhh my GOD YES.

dancesamdance:

sonickid1234:

ckck:

Seems like IKEA are really shaking things up this year. In addition to the previously announced TV set, they’re also going to release a digital camera made of cardboard called Knäppa (“Snap”). It’ll hold 40 photographs at a time and plugs directly into your USB port. While it’s not the prettiest camera the world has ever seen, I do love the idea of a screen-less digital camera that brings people back to the wait-and-see days of film.

whoa!!

OMG

The Basics of Emofuri: a shit translation brought to you by Lupin

princelupin:

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hey everyone! since i used Emofuri earlier and made a thing, a lot of people have been asking how i used it without getting so confused w/ all the weird text! and well, here’s my take on a translation for everyone. beware: my handwriting is shit so i hope it’s at least decent enough for you to read. i’ll be including some walls of text below each cap about what’s going on. not everything in the program has been capped and translated (roughly) by me. the only parts that are translated are the ones that i capped. and for all the translators out there who are can read Japanese better than me, go ahead and take a stab at translating + creating an english patch. this one is only temporary.

ALSO, I WILL BE CREATING A SEPARATE POST FOR CREATING AN ACTUAL PSD FILE (FOR EMOFURI) AND IMPORTING IT.

first off, what is EMOFURI?

E-Mote Free Movie Maker, or “Emofuri” is a program that allows you to create character animations using PSD files. It’s similar to Live2D, but way more easier to use since it won’t require dealing w/ lots of numbers. This program is most frequently used when making eroge dating sims. you can export animations through movie / wmv / avi / gif files (NOTE: the program may freeze and close by using E-mote’s exporting system. for the ones i made, i used a program called GifCam).

now if you download this program and see a bunch of weird garbled text (and not actual japanese), this is because your locale is set to English. this goes for anything that you download (whether it be game or program) that is in Japanese. I prefer having your locale set to Japanese to make reading it easier. To do that, follow these instructions. Don’t worry, if you do this, it won’t turn everything into Japanese.

OK! now since that part is covered, onto the program! click the readmore if you’re interested.

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Emofuri Art Set-up Tutorial Part 3

kirstenly:

If you’ve been following along, your entire character should be drawn and properly distributed throughout their own layers. If not, please click HERE to return to part 1, or HERE to return to part 2

In this tutorial, we will be covering the final part of setting up your PSD for conversion to MMO in Emofuri, setting up part boundaries.

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EmoFuri Layer Tutorial

shabnakh-adyr:

This is going to basically be a rehash of info that’s available in the manual, but hopefully this helps those who can’t translate the site. Most images are pulled directly from the oc creation manual, over here, which includes a very handy glossary of layers at the bottom. I can’t read Japanese in the slightest, so all of this is assembled with the help of Google Translate.

This guide will be an outline of all the available layers, and how to set them up in Photoshop, as well as import your .psd into EmoFuri.

Choose your template.

  • Decide how close you want the camera to be, and the angle. Templates are listed on the forum from easiest, to hardest.
  • Note that the .psd files included are completely customizable. You may alter the shapes and contents of the layers however you please.

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My Teaching-in-Japan FAQ

cubewatermelon:

I get a ton of questions about this still, so I figured it’s about time I made a more proper FAQ.

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rasputin:

Portuguese designer Susana Soares has developed a device for detecting cancer and other serious diseases using trained bees. The bees are placed in a glass chamber into which the patient exhales; the bees fly into a smaller secondary chamber if they detect cancer. 

Scientists have found that honey bees - Apis mellifera - have an extraordinary sense of smell that is more acute than that of a sniffer dog and can detect airborne molecules in the parts-per-trillion range. 

Bees can be trained to detect specific chemical odours, including the biomarkers associated with diseases such as tuberculosis, lung, skin and pancreatic cancer.

todiwan:

A Russian tank manufacturer has unveiled a new tram design that it plans to start mass-producing in 2015. These beautiful pieces of engineering will hold 190 to 270 passengers and will be able to traverse on even the older, worn out Russian tram tracks.

Read more about the so-called “Batmobile” trams…