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February 5th, 2008, 9:13 pm

#005 "WTF PANCAKES!!"

Making a G-Mod webcomic is weird. There are some things you just don't take into account or notice until the comic is actually published.

For example, this is my first time using a map from Episode 1. Meaning this is the first comic that's had HDR lighting enabled.

HDR alters the brightness considerably. (easiest way to think about it is this...ever gone from a dark room into direct sunlight? HDR simulates this)...so I'd take one screenshot, and because my in-game 'eyes' had adjusted by the time I shot the next panel, the lighting was completely different.

The worst part is I spent a good half hour getting our good friend Gordon Freeman posed (he's in the background of panel 3)...and thanks to the sudden shift in lighting, and the loss of detail when I resized the panel...he's little more than a blur.

Who knew? HEV suit orange actually works as camouflage!

Yup, not too happy with this one. I especially wanted the crossbow bolt to be a lot more noticable...but didn't pull it off.

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