Monthly Archives: January 2021

Status update: 1/20

Hey again. I just wanted to stop by with a small status update for the site here; even though I am still working on the prior mini-set renders. It does seem like a lot of people liked the new Helenya render I made recently; which is very nice to see – even though I know I liked it. 😀 (It is already the most popular render I have posted on DA for a fair while now; and it has not even been up that long.) I hope my other upcoming renders will be as well received… but we will see how that works out when we get there. I do plan to make some new side renders next month – likely at least one for Valentine’s day… so we will have to see what happens around then. 🙂

In regard to other things – more votes in the polls would really be appreciated; there aren’t many votes right now for whatever reason… plus, both of those polls are important, and will likely have pretty direct results. So if you have not voted in the polls on the right yet, please do so! Otherwise, I will be back in a week or so with another update and/or the new mini-set preview from last time. The new mini-set still needs a lot of work to finish the remaining bits; but I will see how it all works out – it may still need even more time than that, especially since these renders are going very slowly due to all the fancy lighting and such in the xmas elves scene.

As per usual… if anyone out there would like to help support me and/or my work on all sorts of new content; and/or perhaps even get access to several of these mini-sets and/or lots of other rewards too, like the other finished story sets, and larger versions of the completed animations I have made/posted, and/or the full games I have also made. (The micro VN and Salune’s Slave Training are still available via my Patreon page… and I am doing what I can on the new game with whatever time I may be able to spare – if any.) Regardless, check out my updated Patreon page!: https://www.patreon.com/redleatherart

Early 2021 Patreon changes, and that new special Helenya render!

Hi again everyone – I know this is a bit later than I was planning/hoping for… but I think the renders (I made a nude alternate, because why not) below will help justify that. 😀

First off, though – the Patreon changes; which are not major, but I am hoping that they will help a bit… especially as things improve for everyone in the coming year. I changed the two mid-high tiers on my Patreon to now focus on giving old mini-sets as an extra reward… with the option of getting a standard commission instead, for the second highest. All the tiers have been renamed as well – but that was also a long time coming. The main change that I hope will go a long way is that I have put in a special, fallback extra to the $8 tier (and only that tier); which will be available any month where I do not post a new story set, or whatever to that tier… which has been the case for well over a year by this point. I know I really should have put this in sooner – but everything just went off the rails during this past year or so… and it sort of just got buried under everything else that I wanted/planned/tried to do. Plus, I honestly have been planning/trying to do the next story set for six months or so now; but I just never could find the time. That special, extra new fallback being that $8 Patrons can choose any one mini-set from the given selection to receive that month, as a bonus of sorts. (The current selection is my first 50 mini-sets… but that will likely expand over time; and/or have temporary exceptions/specials.) I think this is how things will be for a while, though… but there may be some minor edits in the coming months – there is no way to tell just yet.

For a bit of context as to why this special render (and the nude alternate) took a while – I chose to go ahead and do something that is as dangerous as it is boring… and yet very necessary; which is going over all the materials on my characters. The primary reason for this is my moving my runtime folder to a new drive, and that fucking up all of my previously saved Octane materials. The other part of it is a long and confusing story for people who don’t do 3D work, but effectively several (mostly minor) things on many of my characters have been improperly configured for a while now… (I have noticed several little things over the past year or so – and fixed them when it was a problem; but now I know what two things in particular tend to be causing it… and somehow it was just auto-configured wrong) and I have to edit their main character files to fix it. However, this runs the risk of something unintended/weird happening – and/or something getting corrupted. (I know that sounds silly, but I have actually had it happen twice now already – and I didn’t even go fiddling with the files at the time… it just happened on it’s own somehow; and the second time, I had to effectively remake the character to fix it… it was truly corrupted.)

As Helenya won the special poll for the first promo render of 2021, I did her first… after backing up her main files, of course. I think everything went quite well – and even though this took a fairly long time, it is simply necessary to finally go through everything – and make some minor adjustments too. Looking at the resulting renders after her corrections, I think it was worth it… but I admit part of this is me understanding advanced lighting a bit better than I used to years ago as well. So… things should be slightly different, and yet overall much better in upcoming renders – and that includes the xmas elf mini-set I am still working on. (Which will be a while still.) Those special renders are below, so check those out! I hope you all enjoy them. 😀

Sooo… if anyone out there would like to help support me and/or my work on all sorts of new content; and/or perhaps even get access to several of these mini-sets and/or lots of other rewards too, like the other finished story sets, and larger versions of the completed animations I have made/posted, and/or the full games I have also made. (The micro VN and Salune’s Slave Training are still available via my Patreon page… and I am doing what I can on the new game with whatever time I may be able to spare – if any.) Regardless, check out my updated Patreon page!: https://www.patreon.com/redleatherart

First post of 2021 – new polls, and results from last time.

Hey, hey. I am here with the first post of 2021 – and some cool new polls; as well as the results from last time! Last month, I had a special poll posted – the clear winner of which was Helenya, with five votes – somewhat surprisingly! (Usually Zayla wins, with Helenya and/or Salune close behind – but this was somewhat of a surprise.) Zayla came in second with three votes, and then Salune, with two – with most of the other characters tied for forth, getting one vote after that. So, I will make that new special render with Helenya sometime soon and post that for everyone – not sure exactly when yet. The other poll from last time asked about your art preferences, and unsurprisingly, most people prefer NSFW and/or explicit – which is also generally my preference as well, so that works out.

As for the new polls, one is the usual feedback poll about my latest short story from a couple month back – “Zayla’s Nightmare”; and the other asks if you think I should make a side render gallery here on the site, with most of my side renders from DA/slushe in it. Again, I consider these polls important, and votes would be greatly appreciated – as both will have considerable effects; so please vote in the polls on the right.

Other than that, I did post mini-set 72 to my gumroad page… that was the recent modern/cosplay mini-set one, for those who don’t know/remember; so if that interests you, it is now available to purchase separately. I am still also working out the Patreon changes I have planned – but that is also slightly complicated for assorted reasons… although I will work something out. I hope things will get/be better this year for my work… but we will see what happens. There are so many things I want to do, but I just don’t have the time/support/interest to actually do it all at the moment. Hopefully I will be able to restart work on the story sets soon though – as those have basically been on hold since I was first planning to make that sequel to SST… which also later got effectively put on hold for different, yet somewhat similar reasons. However, since I have nothing but my own opinion to go on, I think I will go ahead and try and do more story sets whenever I can. Primarily because working on games is far more draining/stressful, and I can’t even remember what i was doing with ZST now because it has been so long since I did anything of consequence for it in terms of coding. That, and I still have one big mess in particular to clean up whenever I seriously get back into game work… and I am not looking forward to that. I get almost no real feedback regarding my work regardless, so I will just do what I prefer right now. I may also try to do a new animation next month – if everything works out.

Anyway – if anyone out there would like to help support me and/or my work on all sorts of new content; and/or perhaps even get access to several of these mini-sets and/or lots of other rewards too, like the other finished story sets, and larger versions of the completed animations I have made/posted, and/or the full games I have also made. (The micro VN and Salune’s Slave Training are still available via my Patreon page… and I am doing what I can on the new game with whatever time I may be able to spare – if any.) Regardless, check out my Patreon (soon to be updated, possibly already updated, depending on when you read this) page!: https://www.patreon.com/redleatherart