The best kind of ramen is the kind that’s made fresh, just for you! Instant Ramen LIVE!
For those who were unable to make tonight’s yet-again-impromptu livestream, the time-lapsed YouTube edition:
By gosh, I think I’ve found the magic combination for converting from Justin.tv autoarchive into a format that won’t get artifacted too badly on YouTube. H.264, WHY haven’t I used you sooner? XD It exports hella fast into a nice, small little thing that uploads to YouTube in about 10 minutes.
What do you doods think, anyway? Is time-compressing the streams into 10-minute fun-size versions awesomesauce, or do you prefer watching at the original speed? (Because I can easily toss the stitched-but-otherwise-unaltered versions on my server if you wanted to loot those.)
Also had quite a few doods in the audience/chat room this time, just some passers-by who were curious about the software and thought this was fan art. XD
In any case, I’ma try to assemble the actual wallpapers before raid time. As for what’s next… uh… oh yeah, something for NSFW since the next episode is TRIPLE COMPLETE BIRTHDAY (one of the hosts, a frequent guest and one of the TWiT tech director doods).
What? Another time-lapse release of the last Instant Ramen LIVE broadcast? Okay!
We’re… getting there as far as video quality goes. But I get the feeling that it’s not going to change much if I go past 1mb/s, since it appears the other half of the problem is something that can’t be fixed (video compression hates line art… which is what this IS, and is less glaring when I add moar color). But now I’ve gotten a means of speedily extracting, polishing and punting to YouTube. :D
Now it’s just a matter of getting more doods to show up and watch, so I can open up Skype for what would ideally be a 3-way+ sass commentary. Yeah, I should be doing these streams much earlier in the evening.
The next part (Blastoise dual-wielding the giant Hydro Pump cannons) will be
I didn’t know whether to flag it as a WIP or completion, but the video below documents more or less what goes on from ink to color and… oh, just watch the damn thing already.
Low bitrate is looooow. Sure, it’ll load pretty fast, but holy crap all the jitter and artifacts and ew. You can be sure I’ll crank up the capture bitrate for future streams and captures. :P
But yes, if you have ever wanted to see how Instant Ramen gets drawn and polished, look no further! This particular piece probably won’t be exported as a standalone piece, but will be included in the immediately-following wallpapers I’m drawing up for Blastoise (crouching with his spear, summoning the pressure cannons for Hydro Pump, and a third one I’ve not yet wireframed).
I would like to livestream as much Instant Ramen as possible, though in reality, odds are I’ll probably stream just the major pieces and commissions.
Semi-related: drawing this kinda makes me miss Blastoise’s PSU/PSPortable2 form. I may go pick up the latter again…
It’s one thing to have Instant Ramen get run on a well-known podcast… it’s something else entirely when it gets turned into a print (via giggleloop) and sent to the freaking TWiT Brickhouse and unboxed live on the internets by the tech staff.
It’s pronounced “Aya-ronny,” by the way. POINTS FOR EFFORT THOUGH. XD
I only regret that King Leo had already left for vacation… because holy crap that would have taken the wow factor to 11. Oh well. :P
Unfortunately the Justin.tv archive videos will expire in a few days. I’ve got the FLV files looted and they are playable, but I cannot edit them because everyone and their cat is freaking over the lack of audio (VLC screams bloody murder over “LOL undf error”). I did the initial streams without audio since, well, there was nothing worth sending up (aside from, uh, my Pandora Radio stream). I guess in the future I’ll just have to suck it up and let Blastoise stream with audio. :P Of course, future broadcasts will also enable doods to call in and sass it up via Skype~