Monday, April 28, 2008

196 - Rage & Rapture

The picture which is shown during the end credits and hopefully as a poster in my wall some day.
Excellent work by Keora - see more of her works from this address!

A plot?! Bah, you don't need such nonsense!

There is someting that looks like a plot in this music eerie, creepy little music video: an undead shadowpriestess blows up foul alliance and other fiendish things with an instacast shadownova.

Keep your eyes wide shut and you might see some companion cubes too!

Last but not least - this video is made to /salute the champion of shadowpriests, Beckon. He was/is one of the few PvP dudes whose videos (the PvPriest series) I liked to watch.

Beckon is also
the reason why I rolled a shadowpriest.

The whole thing took 11 hours+ to render.

More streams + downloadable versions are coming.

Earlier posts about Rage & Rapture (from latest to oldest):

Even more screenshots
Announcement + first set of sceenshots

195 - Kake Buk Island: Screenshots

Slowly but surely getting there. I really underestimated that how fast (slow) the making of KBI would be. It is taking a lot longer than I expected, to speed it up I'd need to turn off my perfectionist setting.

Two new screenshots, the third is already seen in motion in the teaser.

Nope, no magic bullet at all!

I'll render Rage & Rapture overnight.

Friday, April 25, 2008

194 - Rage & Rapture: Screenshots

Indeed.. this turned out to be something bigger than just an oneday project. A lot more challenging to make than I expected - but a rewarding project anyways.

I'll be rendering it during the weekend, depending on Kake Buk's progress too.

A few little things about Rage & Rapture:

  1. There's a guest artist featured on the video. I got a really really really nice looking picture shown to the end credits. It's an amazing piece of work, I insta wallpapered it and I wanna get it to my wall.
  2. This is also the first movie where I use Unreal Tournament 3 backgrounds.
  3. I fucking hate murlocs.
  4. There's something weird in the picture with the Spirit Resser.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

193 - mGrRGmlllgrG... rwGrlmWrrLWrrlgrLRG?!

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

192 - Graphics macros for WoW!

This isn't anything new anymore. There's a couple of macros circling around the net which improve the graphical thingies of WoW.

I got mine from WorldofRaids.


I made a little video about the macro, clickclick to download!


High setting

Low setting


And the macros are..

For higher quality:
/console farclip 777
/console horizonfarclip 6226
/console groundeffectdensity 256
/console groundeffectdist 140
/console smallcull 0
/console skycloudlod 3
/console characterambient 0

For lower quality:
/console groundEffectDensity 16
/console groundEffectDist 1
/console horizonfarclip 1305
/console farclip 177
/console characterAmbient 1
/console smallcull 1
/console skycloudlod 1
/console detailDoodadAlpha 1

So what do they actually do? Quoting World of Raids:

• The vegetation can be seen from miles away (grass flowers etc) plus there seems to be FAR more of it.
• The "bloom" effect seems to be more vivid.
• The view distance is greatly increased.
• Everything seems to be more sharp and crisp.
• The weather effects appear to be more intense.

Monday, April 21, 2008

191 - A new video on the works. Again.

So I thought I'd release something small and quick before Kake Buk episode 1. An one-day weekend project again. But.. things aren't so simple.

The idea of the video is this: an undead female (shadowpriest of course!) goes from place to place blowing up alliance or other foul fiends with an imba shadownova spell, sometimes smashing dwarf skulls with a two-handed mace.

All this happens to a Drum'n'Bass song, "Rage & Rapture" by Quadrant & Cease.

I thought this would be very easy and fast to do, but the perfectionist inside me has an alternative opinion. Especially the "I WANT EVERYTHING TO SYNC TO THE MUSIX FFS!" perfectionist part.

This song, like many other DnB songs has a little section of beats - which is about roughly 15-17 frames long, going throughout the song. After this small amount of time, the scene changes.. and there will be lots of these cuts (no emo kids, not that kind of cuts). More tweaking, more time - a lot of phun!
As you can see from the screenshots, I am going for a really bleak, gloomy and creepy look for the video.

There's also a little texture change on the video, I changed the red skeletal mount to the White Deathknight Charger. That is one bad ass mount, hope Blizz someday adds it officially in-game.

*cough* WOTLK *cough*

I saved the most shocking news till the end.

There will be no murlocs in the video.

Saturday, April 19, 2008

190 - ShipWreked

And now.. something from someone else.

A little, beautiful chill-out piece made by RobGee.


You want to download this one. Seriously! High-quality streams (in addition to the DL's) available at WCM.

As for the video, I really gotta say that it was one of the most inspiring ones I've seen lately.

I'll definitely try to make something similar one day. For that the only thing that I need is a high quality 320k release of song X.

Friday, April 18, 2008

189 - Teaser Time!

What.. what what, a teaser?

Alternate YouTube link

Thursday, April 17, 2008

188 - The GnoVibrator Returns!

This video contains fucking and boobsies.
And a GnoVibrator.

GnoVibrator Commercial from Lex Pro on Vimeo.

Approved by me, Lex made a gnovibrator commercial!


So I give you.. the one and only OFFICIAL BS-APPROVED WoW model viewer for GnoVibrator!

click click

Download and start shaking!


I am not responsible for lost girlfriends or marriages caused by gnomish vibrating. IRL or non-IRL.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

187 - I'm Making a Note Here..

(I have no god damn clue what it says, but I think that the group of French women outside my house holding signs like "Soulstone Me Hard", "I wanna ride your dreadsteed" is a result of this. Or then it was just a dream.)

Friday, April 11, 2008

186 - ..And a Huge Success!

Let's start this post off with some vibrating:

And there we have it, Never Stay Tuned 3! It features a section by me (when you see a crossdressing gnome and a pink-haired tauren, you're there) which features rockets, emo racism and profanities.

Next up, we have something that Pinkhair pasted on IRC.

A really, really cool video featuring the Portal ending song (Still Alive) - starring an Amiga computer:

As mentioned in the previous post, I will machinimate the song to a WoW version as a sequel to "The Device.." someday.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

185 - This Was A Triumph...

So let's celebrate it with a wallpaper!

Views at the current time of writing:

45 899 views at
49 831 views at WeGame
1640 DIGGs
7828 / 21 874 views at youtube (my own /
2137 views at

On the press:

WoW Insider
Got more links? Post them in the comments and I'll add 'em!

Some day.. I will machinimate "Still Alive" as a sequel for this video. I just need to get the full song ideatizied in my head :)

Unfortunately I do not have any cake to offer you, as it is a lie - so is the pie.

Monday, April 7, 2008


HD720p (XViD) @ Filefront
HD720p (x264) @ Filefront
HD720p (x264) @ Megaupload
(had to add the xvid version, people had issues with the first x264 at FF)

Vimeo stream
Veoh stream stream
YouTube stream

Victims of Science - The Device Has Been Modified
(song download, mp3)

Background story

Before watching or reading forward: if you have not played the Portal game (I haven't either, yet) - read this. It contains a lot of spoilers - this was a warning.

Short version:
What happens when you install GLaDOS on a mechanostrider? Watch this video and find out.

Long version:

Once upon a time, there was the gnome kingdom of Gnomeregan. Lots of gnomes lived there, some of them vibrated. One day in the year 1985, the gnome kingdom did a company merger with Aperture Science.

In the same time, an instacast shadow nova spell was added to the warlock class.

In 1986, the development starts on GLaDOS (Generic Lifeform and Disk Operating System). The Aperture Science Pirate Hats (tm) are sold out almost immediately in every store.

In 1987, the most stupid fucking idea in the history of stupid fucking ideas takes place. GLaDOS is installed into a mechanostrider.

But.. some idiot had copied the entire discographies of Linkin Park, My Chemical Romance and Bullet For My Valentine on that 5.25" floppy disc.

As these bands and their music causes vomiting, diarrhea and irresistable desire to cut oneself with dull plastic knives on a human being.. well, you can guess what it does for a machine.

Rick Astley releases "Never Gonna Give You Up". The song becomes an instant success.

In 1989, the mechanostrider goes crazy and kills 99.98% of the gnomeregan population. With laserbeams and radiation.

Swish, swoooshh - oh my!

How To Paladin IX wins 12 Oscars. They include the best movie, the best direction, the best male actor (Shepiwot), the best music and the best spinning scene.

In 2029, the remaining survivors of Gnomeregan are turned into mindless cyborg slaves. Some are forcefully mutated into MechaMurlocs.

But, one gnome managed to survive. She just slept through the entire incident.

The Weighted Companion Cube is not in this movie - it demanded a too big salary.

Making of + SCANDAL
It took exactly one day, Saturday to make this machinima. Oh come on.. there is no better way to spend a saturday than to sit in front of your computer making machinima!

This whole thing got started when Vesta pasted a YouTube link to the song by Victims of Science.

I downloaded the song.

I listened it on repeat during a Karazhan raid.

I had to machinimate it.

Let's jump to the scandal part: the Portal Gun you see originated from MMOwned. Yes, MMOwned.

I barely can look myself in the mirror now.. feel so dirty! (To my defence, the original .mpq from that site did not work so I repacked it and saved the day).

BONUS VIDEO! I made this short clip very quickly. It just shows how to install GLaDOS into a mechanostrider :)

Saturday, April 5, 2008

183 - Weekend Side Project

Allrighty then, a little preview pic of a side project I'm currently working on. This machinima is relatively fast to make compared to the others in progress, so I thought why not.

And why yes, here we go! I blame Vesta for putting that song playing in my head.

I played it on repeat during a Karazhan raid and the little voices in my head told me that you must machinimate this!

The plan is to complete the whole thing during this weekend.

Update 2: the project file is halfway now, and a new pic:

Update 3: mechanical murlox!

Update 4: Almost all done! Colourization finished, next step is to add credits + a few little tweaks. Here's two colourized pics:

Update 5: Done now, starting the render in a few minutes. I'm not yet sure when I'll release it to the big public, prolly after other movie by a certain french gnome :P Most likely I can't resist myself.. the fine people at #machinima will get to see it definitely :)

One last preview pic:

Last but not least, this was a damn fun machinima to make. It actually took more effort than I expected, I hope you all like it :)

Update 6:

I did render the vid over night, everything went well except it didn't. The current version has one epic fail typo and the artist's name is totally wrong (this was not my fault, it was wrong in the id3 tag of the MP3 file I originally got).

However, I uploaded the video to GameTube before realizing the error. I won't post the link here now because I really don't want a version full of faill to be spread round the net. If you want to see the current version, come to #machinima @ Quakenet IRC and I'll give you the link.

The corrected version will be rendered today.

Update 7: Added a new intro to the movie which explains more about the backgrounds. Also some little tweaks here and there had to be made.

Njet, it is not Nik.

Friday, April 4, 2008

182 - Gnomish Eyebeams of Doom

As the gnomes are preparing to destroy the alliance from the inside, they should be able to shoot beams from their engineering goggles. If not to enslave alliance, then to destroy the evil space onion overlords from space.

Pinkhair's gnome is giving a presentation to you what it all will be about when the other alliance races must bow before their new, vibrating masters:

Thursday, April 3, 2008

181 - So Sick..!

I'm So Sick got two things recently.

One: second platinum on WCM.


Wednesday, April 2, 2008

180 - Patch 2.4 Movie

Footage from Twilight's Hammer (EU) realm on Patch 2.4 launchday.

It also features a very unskilled and n00b shadowpriest, I wonder who that is?

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Goodbye, adios, näkemiin. The End.

I have decided to stop making machinima.

The reasons for this are many: PvP movies get better average scores even though they take zero effor to make. Also this whole machinima thing is pretty stupid. No one really wants to watch music videos made with a computer game, let alone some weird drama or comedy.

Thanks everyone, it was a fun ride.

I will not finish any of my current projects, I have deleted all my project files and cancelled my WoW subscription. Tomorrow, I will have all of my movies removed from all of the machinima sites they are featured in.

I am going to get a life. So, I'll say goodbye to you all with one of the best songs ever made:


p.s. I have one hidden message to everyone of you before I leave. That is for all you special people, all you need to do is to paint this post.