After I finished some assignments and did some studying I went right back to work.
I put in around 5 hours yesterday and another 3 today. I found out what was slowing Flash down so badly and fixed that. Sometimes it still goes slow, since it's a pretty hefty file. But it's almost done.
I hit a brand new snag, where one part was animated at the wrong framerate. I couldn't change that without ruining the timing of the entire piece. I think I have it solved now though.
I'm exhausted and going to bed. Tomorrow after my classes I'll put on the finishing touches, and it should be hitting the portal tomorrow evening. Cool!
I'm trying to finish this off and export it so I can submit it, but the file is becoming way too bulky and it continually crashing on me!!
This is getting frustrating as hell. I just hope I can have this finished soon :(
My guess is nobody really cares what I have to say about the redesign, so I won't be giving any in depth opinions here. I will say that I'm not a fan of the new portal layout, but I'm really excited for some cool new features like the notification and project systems! Cool!
That's all I have to say about that.
In past dev cycles with DYHT, I have found a crew around Christmas break, and then submitted over the summer.
Currently, I tried to be a little more ambitious with the project in a way that won't be apparent to anyone who is currently a part of it, as I haven't told any of them :D
But, I can tell you one thing, when I'm running this far behind schedule I will NEVER attempt to do it this way again. It's been way more then work than I had predicted, and every little hitch becomes instantly 10 times bigger because of it.
In essence, the project is ready and done, with the exception of one part. Once I have that final part, I basically just have to cut and paste it in and I'd be done. The unfortunate thing is that if this part was handed in tomorrow I'd still be a week or two off from submitting due to school. Next week is the busiest I've ever had in school. Nobody wants to hear me complain about school though.
I've decided that once I finally submit this next installment I will be taking a break from the series. I haven't decided if it will be a permanent break or not. I thought the series could be continued indefinitely until I felt the creativity ran dry. I don't doubt the creativity of the community, just whether or not I want to do the same thing over and over. I have a few ideas for ways that I could reboot the series with new twists and I might try that later on.
In conclusion, I hope we'll be seeing this submitted soon! As much for the sake of everyone who put their hard work into as for my own!