Stolen Pixels #159: Rorschach Interview Part 1

By Shamus Posted Tuesday Jan 12, 2010

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Proof that my self-indulgence knows no bounds.

I’m limited in who I can have on Breen’s show. I can only feature characters that appear as ragdolls in the Garry’s Mod dB. (NSFW) Some of the interesting options include: Vin Diesel, Leon from Resident Evil 4, Superman, Link, and a Big Daddy from BioShock.

The database is mostly models that were ripped out of other games and ported to the source engine, but a few are original creations. They don’t always work perfectly, though. Sometimes the limbs don’t bend properly, and their faces can’t be manipulated. Still, it’s an interesting exercise finding usable models and dropping them into Breen’s world.


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14 thoughts on “Stolen Pixels #159: Rorschach Interview Part 1

  1. Volatar says:

    You linked to the Escapist thread about the comic raher than the comic itself Shamus.

    However, I can click a second link. It was worth it. Best Breen in a while :)

    1. Shamus says:

      Volatar: Thanks for the heads-up. Fixed.

  2. Colonel Slate says:

    I don’t know why, or what changed, but I’m getting tired of all the “nude” stuff that amazingly reached the front page after many many many months of normal things and interesting things being on the front page

  3. Drakey says:

    I may overstepping a line with the following comment. I hope it is read in the manner of the compliment that I see it as in my own head.

    Im sure that Garys Mod has helped you in uncountable ways in making your strips, however your a very inteligent and resourcful person. Its proven time and again in your comics, your posts, and im sure your workspace as well. You must have experience with other 3d tools, and other imaging programs.

    Im a believer in anything is possible. Is there not some way you could even photoshop sprites or pieces of them together to get the desired effect for the joke or image in your mind to make it to the screen? I know you could put any character or environment up there if you wanted them. It may take too much time in some cases, but trying begets learning, and learning begets ease.

    You can do It Shamus!

  4. Girl Gamer says:

    Sweet, I was hoping the Rorschach teaser was real.

  5. Eric J says:

    Very nice expression on Breen’s face in the last panel.

  6. Henebry says:

    Does the Gary’s Mod Rorschach allow you to change the pattern on his mask? That’s the vital thing for Rorschach.

    1. Shamus says:

      Henebry: Amazingly, his mask changes on its own. It scrolls outward from the middle, which does a decent job of behaving the way we expect.

  7. Yar Kramer says:

    Okay, this one was an actual burst-out-laughing comic. It helps that I can imagine their voices in my head; all three characters have particularly distinctive voices. In any case, I applaud you, Shamus!

  8. Sam says:

    I thoroughly look forward to the continuation of this series.

  9. Daemian Lucifer says:

    What was breen thinking anyway with calling a hero when he is a villain?

  10. Dev Null says:

    Does Gary’s Mod have a model for Alice – or really any of the characters – from American McGee’s Alice? I tried once to build one for Quake, but stopped because I wasn’t doing it justice, but I’ve always loved the artwork from that game…

  11. Saint_007 says:

    “Oh hell. This is going to be just like the Batman interview, isn’t it?”

    At first I thought he meant the Joker being interrogated in The Dark Knight. Then I realized that he probably meant Breen himself got on the business end of Batman’s wrath. That just cracked me up.

  12. mark says:

    Drakey: Nah, shamus is shit with photoshop! ;-P

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