This one's for my pixel art videogame animation peeps out there
How to change, say, a clothing color on an animated character without having to redo every single animation.
I don't do any pixel art animating, but the concept(s) presented in that video BLOW MY MIND and I wanted to share in case you didn't know.
For newer people complaining about this or that not working/being too slow:
The admin pays for the privilege of hosting your account, for the server, for the bandwidth, in addition to donating their time to run it. There is no giant corporation behind the scenes making a profit off of your activity here.
Additionally there has been a mass sign-up event that no one expected or prepared for.
Perhaps have a little patience & grace and/or throw some funds in @stux direction to help manage it all.
Upon further soul searching, I have found that Silhouette might be a better option despite a lack of any local presence. The Portrait 3 (terrible name) has got the things I need and is about the same price range as the Cricuts. Will just suck to have to get everything for it shipped from the USA.
Hey Arters and Crafters, I have a cutting question.
Staples Canada is doing a CA$150 off deal on a Cricut Maker 3. I've been doing some sticker work by hand so far and would love an automated cutter and these seem like a decent price and my local store seems to stock parts.
Issue is though, I run ubuntu, and as far as I can find. There isn't much by way of linux support. Anyone here have experience making it work? I do have android devices I could use to connect to it but I don't really want to require a phone/tablet in that way if I can (though if the Design Space app is useable enough, I could live with it.)
Overall, I just mostly want to know if it's worth it for me (linux user) to get the Cricut Maker 3 to cut US Letter sized sticker sheets. Thank you to anyone that responds.
As one of the main Mastodon developers, I can't promise you that Mastodon will be a complete and exact Twitter replacement for you, but it may fit your use-cases, at least it does for me.
Just keep in mind that it is not exactly the same thing, some core design decisions are different (there isn't an unique centrally-governed website, but many interconnected servers operated by different individuals and organizations) and thus the tradeoffs can be different as well.
While I personally don't think Mastodon should aim at being an exact replacement to Twitter, I do hope Mastodon can be useful to more people wanting an alternative to Twitter! And I know there are lots of room for improvement, on things we do know, and on things we don't.
Also keep in mind that Mastodon is developed by only two core developers payed through a non-profit funded through sponsorship, grants and donations, so please be patient!
@varethane Also, new instances pop up all the time, some grow big some stay small, you don't need to keep track of them. If you've got an instance you like, that's all that matters.
If you don't like your current instance, then joinmastodon.org has a list of others sorted by theme, or you can check out the instances that people you follow are using. @Curator also has a list of creative instances pinned in their profile.
The fediverse has a unique moderation model - each instance moderates its own users, and can defederate from instances which uphold incompatible moderation policy. This allows for a sustainable model for entirely human moderation (unlike monolithic platforms which often stretch beyond feasible human moderation and rely heavily on bots), but this model only remains sustainable if users are spread out across the fediverse.
If you're new, this is just one reason why you should try to join a smaller instance when you find the opportunity, if you haven't already.
If you're coming here from Twitter, welcome!
Add an avatar to your profile, add a few words to your bio, write a few posts about the stuff you care about.
Next, search some hashtags and follow people who post interesting stuff.
If you carefully picked your first instance, check out the local timeline, too.
If you find somebody you like, click through to their profile and check out their "Following" lists. You might find some interesting people. And you'll learn to appreciate bios and posts. 😆