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Old July 13 2011, 11:26 PM   #31
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Re: Ron Thornton Interview

Third (and final) post in a row. That’s everything uploaded that I intend to add. I’ve learned never to say never with this bloody thing, so lets just say that’s all until the next time ; )

@ Reverend
Finally updated the Raider fighter screen ; ) Even included a bit from Ron that’s not in the interview.
http://www.themadgoner.com/B5/B5Scro...m#Screen2_11_4
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Old July 17 2011, 09:11 PM   #32
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Again I have to say that your site is awesome!
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Old October 20 2011, 11:29 AM   #33
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There’s been a few little updates.

It’s the last update I’m doing to the site so I’ve added this screen in, which some might find of interest.

http://www.themadgoner.com/B5/B5Scro...m#Screen4_01_5



I was going to add stuff like this to the ship screens.

http://www.themadgoner.com/B5/B5Scro...reen6_10_1.htm
http://www.themadgoner.com/B5/B5Scro...reen6_01_4.htm
http://www.themadgoner.com/B5/B5Scro...reen6_05_1.htm

But every time I did one I got depressed about the quality and stopped for a while – at that rate it would have taken another 8 years to finish it. ; ) I’d also hoped to include things like occlusion renders showing orthos for some of the original models used on the show. But as I felt awkward enough asking for them I’ve decided to not bother chasing those anymore. There was a few other ideas but this seems a good a time as any to close the book on it, hence the offer of the download to anyone who wants it. (and yes, it is the last update – this time ; )

btw, if you know of any B5 fans who might not read this, and might be interested, give them a kick and let them know about the download.

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Old October 24 2011, 01:23 AM   #34
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Many thanks for the downloadable version of the site. I have been both impressed and grateful for the amount of information that you have been able to gather together.
Ron Thornton's work on B5 kick started my interest in 3D CG which has given me both a rewarding hobby and a freelance 'second' career over the years.
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Old January 22 2012, 09:31 PM   #35
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Seemed the logical thing to do.

The weird thing is I’d never heard of him before starting the site and it turns out, like yourself, there’s a whole generation of efx guys out there who got turned on to CGI because of the work done on the show. I was also surprised to learn how many of those that worked for FI and Optic are now viewed as leaders in the industry, contributing to many a tentpole movie – The guy who designed B5’s Na’Ka’leen feeder for example. It was a good training ground apparently. ; )

http://schellstudio.com/about.php
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Old February 4 2012, 01:48 AM   #36
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This is going to read as some kind of shameless plug, but that can’t be helped.

If you liked the B5Scrolls site, and *if* you have a facebook account can you ‘like’ this thing.
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Babylo...78490865572648

I only recently joined facebook, and I never thought I’d read myself writing that, and the other day started posting messages.

Web sites go off line for any number of reasons, and the information they contain can get lost or forgotten as a result. As most of the content comes from some of the artists who worked on the show, I felt it would be a shame if it all disappeared like a fart in the wind when the inevitable happens to B5Scrolls – which is why the whole thing is available to download.

Thing is. Forums like here are a great way to let folks know about that, but this thread will quite quickly drop off the first page of the forum, so most people who might enjoy the content will never see this.

The idea behind the asking for the facebook ‘like’ is not some self promotion dip shit, but to let more folk know the site (or to be more accurate, the information / images on it) exists and is downloadable. The bottom line seems to be that the more ‘likes’ it has the more likely a facebook search on “Babylon 5” will return that page. I don’t think a google search on “Babylon 5” will ever return something like B5Scrolls, even though two sites currently host it.

This is (genuinely) embarrassing as hell to ask, but . . . . .
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Old February 5 2012, 06:38 PM   #37
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Like, I totally liked your Facebook page.
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Old March 29 2012, 07:22 PM   #38
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Cheers.

And thanks to the others that risked visiting facebook to “like” the site (you know who you are ; ), the numbers up to 300 and there’s been over 100 new downloads so obviously new fans of the show have found the thing – and the information it contains.

Which, at the end of the day, was the whole point of making a tit of myself by doing this.


Or maybe it's just the pile of production concept art.
(A small sample for anyone who ain't seen it yet and are curious. ; )

BTW that new timeline layout for facebook is a twitchy sod.
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Old April 9 2012, 02:36 PM   #39
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Ack. Facebook gives me a headache. I have an account but it's "fake" since while it's sometimes necessary to access the site, I have zero interest in being contacted by some random idiot from my school days, neither for that matter do I feel the need to update anyone on what I get up to on a daily basis.

Good work on getting the site out there though!
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Old April 12 2013, 06:10 PM   #40
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Just a FYI type thing. Those hosting the site renewed their agreement last year, so it should stay up for the next two. Plus I just added an update, new interview as well as new production concept art.

The links at the start of this thread *should* still work. But on the off chance they don't.

Website (downloadable)
http://www.themadgoner.com/B5/B5Scrolls/B5Scrolls.htm

Facebook (forgettable ; )
http://www.facebook.com/B5Scrolls
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