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OrionPax/Jeff C Thread
« on: 2017-07-29, 07:11:49 PM »
Hello SGDK2 community.

I'm going to start this thread to get the attention of OrionPax.

If you're reading this OrionPax, please comment.

I'm sorry for creating a thread just to do this, but I feel this is probably one of the better ways to do this.

Thanks,

Tracy

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Re: OrionPax/Jeff C Thread
« Reply #1 on: 2017-07-29, 08:43:15 PM »
I'm about. I don't check forums often but Ben relayed that there was a post to me, how can I be of help?

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Re: OrionPax/Jeff C Thread
« Reply #2 on: 2017-07-29, 10:35:49 PM »
It is so very nice to meet you finally.

My name is Tracy. I'm a software developer.

I'll ask these questions in order.

1. Where did you learn art? Were you formally trained? (I bet you were!)

2. What happened to your website, spaceballs? It doesn't seem to be up anymore! I want to see more from you!

3. Do you still make art?

4. What graphics program do/have you ever used?

5. Do you use a tablet like a Wacom tablet?

6. What are you doing now?

7. How many years have you done art and how long do you expect to continue doing it?

8. It has been nearly 11 years since you first released FTS. May I have your express permission to use your SGDKGFX (FTS) in a commercial project if we can negotiate some terms for the project?

*Is there another way to contact you besides this website?*

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Re: OrionPax/Jeff C Thread
« Reply #3 on: 2017-07-30, 12:11:23 AM »
Nice to meet you. I'll try to answer in the order of your questions.

1. Mostly self taught actually. I mean I read books and tutorials online. This is a side story but I did meet Bob Ross once in NJ (mid 90's). As for Pixel art, check out https://pixelation.org/ I learned so much from that community.

2. Spaceballs was a game I was working on with a few friend. We had it pretty far along aside from the netcode. http://web.archive.org/web/20031231225033/http://www.spaceballs.org:80/

3. Yes and no. http://opx.deviantart.com/ you can find some of my old work.

4. Mostly Abobe software but also free tools like The Gimp, Blender, Audacity (audio) as well as the editor built into SGDK2 (which I helped design with Ben)

5. I use a Wacom intuos 4,  9x12,  at the time of FTS (2005) I think it was an intuos 2. (not that you need either for pixel art)

6. That's complicated :) Lot of things happened in that 10 year or more time frame. Thats a talk over a long drink :)

7. Since I could write my name I was hooked, as a preschooler, I was drawn to art and learning. At now 36 I know much better artists than me, some of whom are near 15 years my junior!

8. Despite whatever my old readme.txt says, feel free to use that old tileset for whatever you want. Credit would be nice but its fine either way. Though I'm curious what you have planned.

I do have a facebook, https://www.facebook.com/jeff.cruz.5686322
« Last Edit: 2017-07-30, 12:29:39 AM by Orion Pax »

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Re: OrionPax/Jeff C Thread
« Reply #4 on: 2017-07-30, 08:55:08 PM »
Thank you for commenting OrionPax. It's nice to get in touch with you. Thank you for taking the time to so urgently respond.

1. That's very impressive. You're so talented. You should do this as a main job!

2. Spaceballs looks very interesting, I like strategy games.

3. I like your deviations. Most of these look like tattoo designs.

4. Ah okay. GIMP is nice.

5. I'm using a Wacom tablet as well. It serves my artistic needs. It's hard to believe that you sprited FTS without using a tablet!

6. I see

7. Haha!

8. Thanks! I'll keep you updated!

Thanks again for taking the time to respond to this thread! I'm sorry for taking up your time. You're the best!