XTIN: Reincarrion

XTIN: Reincarrion

by Jeremy Ray
Join the Ultimate Master of Tantra as his prowess saves the universe from evil dragons and space zombies.
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XTIN: Reincarrion

Join the Ultimate Master of Tantra as his prowess saves the universe from evil dragons and space zombies.

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@sisterstrawberry: I didn't realize there was a name for it. It's o.k. but not quite my favorite thing. Kinda simple, may be great driving music or great for lifting.
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Also available on Patreon at the $5 donation level. This one is only modeled on the top, at least for now, since that's the only angle I'm planning to shoot it from in the Kickstarter video. If/when I model the bottom, I'll upload a newer version.

This is another midrange shot model. I've vaguely got the idea that these ships change in appearance the closer you get to them. It may become a more extreme effect as the story progresses, and is probably unpredictable. Who knows with dragons? You can never tell what to expect.
@Jeremy Ray: I agree. I was never fond of djent. That seems to be the predominant sound right now.
@sisterstrawberry: Yes, it's heavily influenced by 90's metal, but also dark ambient electronic. I've been trying to find newer metal but everyone's trying to do the same sound.
this shit is heavy metal
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Available on Patreon at the $5 level if you want to look at it. It's a decent model for a mid-range shot. If I needed to look at parts of it close-up, I'd build separate sets. No need to load the model down with detail that won't be seen.
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Watch my sweet promotional trailer on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUS9POhoHGY


Progress on the Kickstarter video - continues. I managed to rig Rau so his neck spikes don't bend. His wing ribs are bendy, but maybe they should be. It isn't a big issue here, they're barely visible. The shot would be finished but I tried a level of lighting that doesn't fit with the rest of the trailer, so now I have to go back and light it darker. Other than that though, it's good. I've got five seconds I need to fill with space stuff from REINCARRION, and then it's done.

I gained a Patron today, which puts me up to six. I want to thank all the patrons who are supporting me. It's encouraging to know there are people out there who want the comic to continue, especially as I'm preparing to launch the Kickstarter. It might actually succeed, who knows.
I'm getting close to finishing the trailer, so here's a tiny preview. I'm getting a little adventurous here as I know little about character animation. I'm still working on the rig. Rigging this guy is tough. I think I've figure out how to rig the neck spikes so the don't deform wrong. Maybe. The wings though, that's tough. I'm managing but only because they don't have to move much. They're not supposed to flap or fold up against his body. I can pull this shot off but there may be poses in the comic that would require creative camera angles to pull off. Or I'll have to figure out how to rig the wings right.

BTW this is a lo rez model of Rau. There's a higher rez version but I'm not going to try to rig it until I know what I'm doing better. It was hard enough rigging this version. Not mentally challenging, but Rau has four feet and two hands and those wings. And the neck spikes. There are so many vertex groups to work with.

I'm considering incorporating as much 3D into the comics as I can, not as a drawing aid (or crutch) but to keep the skills up. And to keep up to date. I'd like to do more animation in the future.
Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/user?u=512425

Watch my sweet promotional trailer on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUS9POhoHGY

I'll be launching a Kickstarter soon since Patreon has proven unpopular. I've been working on a Kickstarter video and I'm pretty pleased with how it's turning out. I thought it would eat up a lot of time, and it has, but IMO the trailer is doing a better job of capturing the feel of XTIN than the books have. I think it's important to see XTIN move into the film medium, even if it's just a few shots of a corridor in a Kickstarter trailer. It will be a little more than that, but I can create a lot of atmosphere just with sets and music. If I can get REINCARRION funded I may try to do more with video after it is completed. Let's see what's possible.

If there is anything you want as a reward, let me know.
Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/user?u=512425

Watch my sweet promotional trailer on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUS9POhoHGY
Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/user?u=512425

Watch my sweet promotional trailer on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUS9POhoHGY
Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/user?u=512425

Watch my sweet promotional trailer on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUS9POhoHGY
Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/user?u=512425

Watch my sweet promotional trailer on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUS9POhoHGY
Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/user?u=512425

Watch my sweet promotional trailer on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUS9POhoHGY
Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/user?u=512425

Watch my sweet promotional trailer on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUS9POhoHGY
Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/user?u=512425

Watch my sweet promotional trailer on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUS9POhoHGY
Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/user?u=512425

Watch my sweet promotional trailer on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUS9POhoHGY
Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/user?u=512425

Watch my sweet promotional trailer on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUS9POhoHGY
Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/user?u=512425

Watch my sweet promotional trailer on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUS9POhoHGY

Next up is a two page spread, which might go quickly. Then three more to wrap up issue one. I'm considering doing a Kickstarter to fund issue 2, or to bring new readers in. I've been told creators are getting new readers through their Kickstarter campaigns now. I'm going to look into it. I feel like it's a big longshot but, it could work? I'd feel much better if I had thousands of readers, but, I'm up to five Patrons now. That's five more than zero. I've got a little more free time now than before so I'm going to finish this issue as quick as I can and see if anything can be done with Kickstarter. I've got a small freelance job I don't plan on giving up, but it wouldn't take much to get me to where I could spend the rest of the week on XTIN. We'd all rather that happened than not happened, right? Any tips, comments, or suggestions are helpful and appreciated.

About this page - this is the inverse of what I drew, with a few tweaks to make it almost work. On it's own, the other version was better, but it didn't fit with page 16. Hmmm.

Storywise it's meant to be a little mysterious. In the first take on REINCARRION, the guru explains that the dragons manifest the ships. I haven't done that yet in the rewrite. I should know better by now, but I still think it's o.k. to throw out something cool and let it simmer away in the reader's mind for awhile.

If you read the first take on REINCARRION you recognize the silver dragon type (bottom). The other is the first appearance of the green dragon type. Silvers make the Nawa ships, Greens make the Tyrannophainen ships. I put some notes and sketches about the green types on my Patreon, at the $5 donation level, which you can sign up for here - https://www.patreon.com/user?u=512425 Remember, another angel gets its wings everytime a new Patron signs up. Every dog gets an extra year of life too. Spring comes a month earlier and the solar system gains a new planet, so what are you waiting for?
Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/user?u=512425

Watch my sweet promotional trailer on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUS9POhoHGY