Posted By: Addison Olthuis on August 17, 2017
Hey guys, quick announcement here.
Unfortunately I had to reinstall windows in the middle of making all the textures for the example scene, I accidentally clicked a bad link right from the Microsoft Edge main search page, which installed something that was really making my computer lag, and I started to get a bunch of phishing emails. So the lesson of the day is, don't let sketchy people sit outside your house and use your Wi-Fi, and don't click on news stories from the Edge search page. I also had a pretty gnarly crash on my bike, hit my head and got a bunch of road rash, which really made me realize that I need to take it easy. One good hit in the head and I won't ever be able to do what I love again, you definitely need to be sharp and on the ball to code and model.
Now all is not lost, just a couple days of work, and I admit that it couldn't have happened at a better time, the bad link not the bike crash. My SSD came in the mail, which I wasn't going to install until after the release, but I got to do install that while I relieved my computer from malware. I probably could have said fuck it and waited for the release but I didn't want to risk losing my passwords for the website, and since it was already past the deadline I thought it might help speed up my workflow, the big graphs in substance designer really start to slow down, surprisingly not in Unity though, I think its because Unity only has to render the final output, not the graphs from start to finish, even if those graphs are just a preview.
Another little gem I got out of this is that I'm finally able to use substance painter and designer at the same time. After months of trying to fix this issue it finally just fixed itself after I reinstalled windows, Algorithmic said its an issue with old network adapters and that I would have to upgrade to fix it, problem is I use Ethernet from my motherboard so that wasn't an option. Its a huge pain not being able to use painter and designer at the same time, so I'm gunna go out and say it, Everything happens for a reason.
So now that I'm 18 days late, some may be wondering when the pack is coming out. And the answer is, I don't know, probably only a few days. I'm just working on the store right now, which I totally had a brain fart and forgot about, so once the store is ready it will be ready to go. I still want to clean up the GUI a little bit, but it won't be a big deal for now. I also need to go buy an SQL certificate for some reason, I guess I could run the store without it, but its probably best to have, even though I don't know what it does exactly, if anything. I might not have the certificate by the time of release but it wont be too long after. I'm also going to wait a little bit before uploading to the Unity Asset store, like I said I want to cleanup the GUI a little bit, which isn't bad right now, I just want to pretty it up some more.
So there is my quick announcement, I apologize for the delays. Addios!