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Title: What do you think of a weekly Terragen Twitch stream?
Post by: cyphyr on December 07, 2017, 08:29:16 PM
A weekly Terragen live stream/podcast possibly using the Twitch platform.

"Terragen Fridays" or "It's Terragen Tonight!!" or "Terragen Time"

I'm really not sure or that confident but here is the pitch.

It would be a weekly show maybe 8pm to 9pm UK time on a Friday. (is that too frequent, could I hold that commitment)
Quite low key, not a tutorial show as such however that would be a major part of it.
There would be a theme for each show that would be announced  a week before so people could ask questions and make suggestions.
There will be guests who can share some of their techniques and inspiration.
It would hopefully link into the rest of the burgeoning Terragen ecosystem.
It will highlight Terragen products and software that is relevant to Terragen, for example new Xfrog trees.
It would review places where Terragen has been used commercially and hope to get an interview with the artist.

I'm sure there's plenty more to add please don't hold back and throw your ideas into the pot.
I'm also sure that much of this is not so easy to achieve as it is to write down.

I've never done anything like this before and frankly it's quite terrifying but hopefully I could get some other old hands to take the reigns now and then.

So what do people think?
Would you tune in?
Would you want to contribute?
Would you help advertise it on relevant channels?

Title: Re: What do you think of a weekly Terragen Twitch stream?
Post by: Xenoyia on December 07, 2017, 10:36:39 PM
I would love + watch that :D

Times seem alright, dont have to do it every week but I'd tune in whenever it was up.
Title: Re: What do you think of a weekly Terragen Twitch stream?
Post by: Oshyan on December 07, 2017, 11:18:16 PM
We would very happily provide any support we could. Weekly might be a bit much, then again it might be a great boost to community interaction and excitement! If you're up to it, it may be worth trying. Of course there's nothing wrong with fortnightly, and it's fun to say. ;)

- Oshyan
Title: Re: What do you think of a weekly Terragen Twitch stream?
Post by: Dune on December 08, 2017, 08:00:57 AM
It's a nice idea, but I won't be in, as I exclusively work offline. I can watch, though  :P
Title: Re: What do you think of a weekly Terragen Twitch stream?
Post by: Hetzen on December 08, 2017, 11:04:55 AM
I've not used Twitch. I do subscribe to a few Youtube channels that stream. Is it better?

I think in principle it's a good idea. Weekly as Oshyan says maybe too much to come up with content that regularly. We also have a community in very different time zones, I've not done a TG live stream, how did that work out in terms of online 'views'?
Title: Re: What do you think of a weekly Terragen Twitch stream?
Post by: bobbystahr on December 08, 2017, 03:35:54 PM
It's a nice idea, but I won't be in, as I exclusively work offline. I can watch, though  :P

Ditto as my workstation stay away from the net but I'd certainly tune in and if possible participate as I could use flash drives if I needed to add TG content to a comment. but maybe a bit earlier for those of us in the colonies as 8 P M is 2 A M here and I'm aiming my head at a pillow around 2 A M.
Title: Re: What do you think of a weekly Terragen Twitch stream?
Post by: cyphyr on December 08, 2017, 03:50:29 PM
Err I make it 8pm UK time is 2 pm in the afternoon in Central Canada.
Title: Re: What do you think of a weekly Terragen Twitch stream?
Post by: otakar on December 08, 2017, 04:33:49 PM
I'd watch but it would have to be a recording. 8pm UK time is middle of the work day for me (on a weekday).
Title: Re: What do you think of a weekly Terragen Twitch stream?
Post by: bobbystahr on December 08, 2017, 08:41:53 PM
Err I make it 8pm UK time is 2 pm in the afternoon in Central Canada.

heh heh, damn typos...thanks...I'd still be there ...
Title: Re: What do you think of a weekly Terragen Twitch stream?
Post by: DannyG on December 10, 2017, 12:12:01 AM
Richard,
   NWDA will provide any and all support if needed

Nice initiative
Title: Re: What do you think of a weekly Terragen Twitch stream?
Post by: bobbystahr on December 10, 2017, 01:49:39 AM
I guess I missed the first one...a rehearsal happened and I wasn't here...gonna go again?
Title: Re: What do you think of a weekly Terragen Twitch stream?
Post by: cyphyr on December 10, 2017, 08:11:41 AM
OK well it looks like people are positive about the idea.
I've got to sort some stuff out to make it work, set up the channel, make a banner etc. I wont be starting until the new year so very provisionally the first broadcast will be Janurary 6th 2018.
I'll post more nearer the time and maybe make some sort of Facebook announcement.
Title: Re: What do you think of a weekly Terragen Twitch stream?
Post by: luvsmuzik on December 10, 2017, 11:27:06 AM
A simple step by step instruction on how to use Twitch...like...download Twitch here...(it is free? or it costs...this?) would be helpful .
Anything Terragen related would be fantastic...keep it movin' cowpoke! :)
Title: Re: What do you think of a weekly Terragen Twitch stream?
Post by: bobbystahr on December 10, 2017, 04:29:51 PM
echo  luvsmuzik and am looking forward to at least tuning in but have no camera or mic on this computer...
Title: Re: What do you think of a weekly Terragen Twitch stream?
Post by: Seth on December 10, 2017, 05:00:44 PM
https://www.twitch.tv/
It is a kind of Youtube.

just for fun : http://bfy.tw/FUYY
Title: Re: What do you think of a weekly Terragen Twitch stream?
Post by: rupertbg on December 11, 2017, 06:46:45 AM
Keen to contribute! I have self-taught knowledge of Terragen though so not sure how much I really know. If someone is telling me what to show / cover then could be easier? Reach out anyway if you want help making content / presenting
Title: Re: What do you think of a weekly Terragen Twitch stream?
Post by: D.A. Bentley on December 11, 2017, 11:02:15 PM
Err I make it 8pm UK time is 2 pm in the afternoon in Central Canada.

8pm London/UK is 12pm Pacific (Los Angeles/Seattle) so that would be perfect I think.  I could watch during lunch.  :)

Title: Re: What do you think of a weekly Terragen Twitch stream?
Post by: N-drju on December 12, 2017, 06:41:40 AM
Are you really sure you could enlist help from other software companies like Xfrog or DAZ Studio? And for what purpose?

For one thing, I know that DAZ Studio and associated "artists" are crazy ape bananas about copyrights and stuff like that. Even despite their purported, cheery claim that "all copyright to the image and project files is exclusively yours!". My teeth hurt each time I ask them these questions...

And why Xfrog? Maybe it's a gross simplification but they only participate when we click "Populate now" button goddammit! :D

Also consider this - I could participate (somehow) but if I am forced to register somewhere I'll probably pass... I have to many one-time accounts / profiles already and have no need for another. ::) Seems like everyone just begs for registering these days.
Title: Re: What do you think of a weekly Terragen Twitch stream?
Post by: Dune on December 12, 2017, 07:14:30 AM
Quote
Seems like everyone just begs for registering these days.
Email addresses can be sold  8)
Title: Re: What do you think of a weekly Terragen Twitch stream?
Post by: cyphyr on December 12, 2017, 09:10:49 AM
Indeed they can and it is very annoying having to sign up all the time, remember new pw and go through a process Arrgh!!
I have tow email accounts one for business, family and friends and one for general rubbish. Stuff I have to sign up to generally goes on the second acc or if it's a more permenent long term interest then I'll use the main one.

As regards Twitch you don't have to do anything to watch the channel but you do have to register to post questions and comments to a live "chat room" running down the right-hand side of the screen. Personally I find chat rooms move too fast for me to catch up on and respond to so I'll probably just ignore it. However if we want to reach out to a wider audience it may have to be watched.

What would be easier for me would be if a thread was set up here (or facebook, I'll set up an event page) that people could post questions to.

As regards people contributing we'll have to see how this works. I've seen twitch channels with several people chatting at the same time with their camera feeds overlayed but I'm not sure if this is  done automatically or they are using a live video editor. For the start it will just be me waffling along as I create a couple of scenes and chat about the process.

Suggestions of scene topic and waffle topic greatly recieved :)
Title: Re: What do you think of a weekly Terragen Twitch stream?
Post by: N-drju on December 12, 2017, 11:11:40 AM
In depth explanation of the blue nodes with examples on all possible values / modifiers and respective effects.

C'mon, I dare you. ;D
Title: Re: What do you think of a weekly Terragen Twitch stream?
Post by: cyphyr on December 12, 2017, 11:26:19 AM
In depth explanation of the blue nodes with examples on all possible values / modifiers and respective effects.

C'mon, I dare you. ;D


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I have barely even a rudimentary understanding of why the blue nodes I use do the things they do!
But once a simple format is working I would like to throw it open to experts in many fields :)
Title: Re: What do you think of a weekly Terragen Twitch stream?
Post by: luvsmuzik on December 12, 2017, 01:54:10 PM
Kids.....
We would have to start with "history of noise 101 when applied to computer graphics" Really?
It doesn't matter is you just jumped into using something new or have been at it a while. Find something you like and find out how it is done.  No one, except a few, is rich enough to buy "the complete beginners guide to all things blue nodes"
Just be glad we have moved on from dot matrix printing for amusement. ;D
Title: Re: What do you think of a weekly Terragen Twitch stream?
Post by: Dune on December 12, 2017, 03:21:13 PM
Hilarious gif  ;D  If the time zone is right (and I'm home) I may well watch and chime in, likely by chat or something (if I can see how it all works). Never done it.
Title: Re: What do you think of a weekly Terragen Twitch stream?
Post by: agent unawares on December 13, 2017, 02:32:46 AM
For one thing, I know that DAZ Studio and associated "artists" are crazy ape bananas about copyrights and stuff like that. Even despite their purported, cheery claim that "all copyright to the image and project files is exclusively yours!".

???

No we aren't. Who bit you? If you downloaded a file without a commercial license and someone told you not to use it commercially then this is your own mistake.
Title: Re: What do you think of a weekly Terragen Twitch stream?
Post by: N-drju on December 15, 2017, 11:45:15 AM
Hahaha, I knew it cyphyr. ;D But on the other hand, if you use them then I guess you know how to achieve certain effects better than I do. :) Or are you just using clip files to do blue-related things?

@ agent_unawares - I guess DAZ Studio as such bit me. I know what I saw - this text is somewhere near the very beginning, when you start to download the software. ::) "Own what you make, royalty free" - rings a bell? Maybe DAZ itself does not communicate its policy clearly with associated content providers and that produces the overwhelming mess and DAZ legal team scratching their heads each time I ask them questions. ::) While content providers themselves rarely answer any questions at all...

Enough with the rant. Back to TG Twitch stream if you don't mind?
Title: Re: What do you think of a weekly Terragen Twitch stream?
Post by: agent unawares on December 15, 2017, 07:25:30 PM
@ agent_unawares - I guess DAZ Studio as such bit me. I know what I saw - this text is somewhere near the very beginning, when you start to download the software. ::) "Own what you make, royalty free" - rings a bell?

You do own what you make, royalty-free. The only thing you can't do is redistribute models and textures, which is obviously not kosher just as giving away models bought from XFrog, etc., and the EULA goes well into this.
Title: Re: What do you think of a weekly Terragen Twitch stream?
Post by: DannyG on January 23, 2018, 01:41:32 AM
I know it's challenge time, but is anything happening with this? This could be very beneficial to new users that might be getting a bit spooked by the WIP's for The Cliff Challenge. Again NWDA will help in anyway
Title: Re: What do you think of a weekly Terragen Twitch stream?
Post by: cyphyr on January 24, 2018, 03:14:05 PM
Yes, thanks for the prompt! :)
I've been ill over the past month, bloody cold and flu.
I have created a you tube channel and I'll upload videos soon.
I figured actually going live is a bit much at the moment lol.
So SOON™
Title: Re: What do you think of a weekly Terragen Twitch stream?
Post by: PeterParker on January 26, 2018, 03:09:07 PM
Yes, thanks for the prompt! :)
I've been ill over the past month, bloody cold and flu.
I have created a you tube channel and I'll upload videos soon.
I figured actually going live is a bit much at the moment lol.
So SOON™

It´s very easy to set it up.
Maybe you should use OBS. It´s a stream Program which is easy to config.
Don´t be shy and set up a live Teststream so you can figure it out how it works :-)
Found you on Youtube and left an abo.
Title: Re: What do you think of a weekly Terragen Twitch stream?
Post by: Zairyn Arsyn on March 12, 2018, 03:11:02 AM
I know it's challenge time, but is anything happening with this? This could be very beneficial to new users that might be getting a bit spooked by the WIP's for The Cliff Challenge. Again NWDA will help in anyway
Same, I'm down with this, with my twitch account that's going to waste and gathering dust.