Saturday, October 30, 2021

It's Been A While


Photo by Craig Adderley from Pexels

Usually, folks enjoy the cooler Fall weather. Well, I'm struggling to get my new PC set up. I still need a USB Type C port free [there's only one so I need a Type C hub] and one of my hard drives is occupying it. I've been trying to stuff my 3D models from 2 old hard drives to two new 5 TB ones and moving pictures, 3D models, creations, stories and story ideas, old copies of my stories in case I have to prove to Amazon KDP [again] that yes, I did create those stories, and old receipts and utility bills etc for proof to Department of Family and Children's Services that I am, indeed, low income. Sigh. All of these things and more live on my many hard drives.

 I still have to get the files from the MSI machine onto them, but first I'm getting the most recent stuff organized. I've been working on this for days and days, which are melting all together!

I also still have to get my files transferred over from the incredible overheating Surface, and then there's files on the Lenovo laptop I used before the Surface, and I need to get the PC ready for a friend, that makes 4 computers needing my attention besides the shiny new Omen.

The 4th, by the way is a Chrome OS machine and the only one without any problems that's fit to give away!! I will combine the others into a Render Farm. But that project will have to wait.

In the meantime, while files chug away, I am learning how to do Unreal Engine 4, in which I hope to bring Adia, Scientist to life. So I'm also learning how to import 3D models from DAZ Studio over the DAZ to Unreal Bridge [is that like the Rainbow Bridge, I wonder?]. Then I can use the same models I use on my book covers to animate and act out my stories!! I might even use the settings to do my livestream. All on the back burner.

I have been doing test renders and all I can say is WOW! That was fast!

I am constructing a render on a commuter train car to be used in a future story.

I am also recruiting my daughter Maggie to help me update my X-Ray entries on Adia, Scientist and teaching her how to edit and catch my [too-many] typos. I have plans to fix all the typos in Adia, Scientist and formatting problems in anticipation of releasing it in paperback and hardcover.

But first, I have to get my PC fully set up.

I installed Thunderbird to manage my multiple email accounts and am moving all my newsletters to a new email. This is a nightmare, and all because of ...


See my next Blog Entry. This one's too long.

So, until I'm fully set up, my livestream is on hold. I will probably have to start from scratch :( But hey, that's life! Omeniae will get set up, and I will be on the air again! Probably, I'll start with short ones once I get the camera plugged in. That hard drive is now receiving my backup files. When I'm done, I can unplug it. Here's hoping it's on the USB C port!

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