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Posted by Noisysundae - June 8th, 2018


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Previous Post: Two Weeks on the Job, a Change of Plan, and a Second Thought
Well, took us a week to complete this post.


TODO Updated: Aug 19 2018

ㅤㅤNote of the Week: We moved this TODO list to the top. No more scrolling all the way down (if you read or did not care about the rest of the post, of course). Another thing is we finished making another flavor art! This time it comes in a glittering, glaring, golden loop. Guess what flavor this is (again).

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ㅤㅤWe also included the new flavor titles in the list. We leaked the titles back when we made the playlists for each flavor. To prevent spoiling the 'guess what flavor this is' weeks, we are currently putting the progression marks on their header. Anyway, the titles are not final until we reopen Noisysundae (which is still a long way to go) so just tell us if you have a better name for any flavor. Now that we stared at this flavor art for too long, it is so bright it burns our eyes.

ㅤㅤ"Tone this thing down...Note taken." — The Manager

Overall Progress: 34.85%
(According to the current marks so it may not be accurate.)
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ㅤㅤWe intend to update this list weekly while the actual changes are made arbitarily. If we come up with any new plan, it will be added here, with the + mark for a week.

+ : Newㅤ- : Planㅤ= : Designㅤ* : Implementㅤ# : Finished

New Default Theme
ㅤㅤBanners (16:9 base ratio) -
ㅤㅤIcons *
ㅤㅤBackground Arts =
ㅤㅤAnimated Jingle =
ㅤㅤFacebook: Story Banner -
ㅤㅤYoutube: Channel Trailler -

CGs
ㅤㅤWallpaper/Animated Wallpaper Template #
ㅤㅤFlavor (Cover) Templates (Regular, 16:9, Youtube Thumbnail) *
ㅤㅤIcon Badge Template #
ㅤㅤNewgrounds: News Post Header Template *
ㅤㅤReplacing Flavor Cover with Cropped Wallpaper (for menus released with wallpapers) -
ㅤㅤUpdating All Flavor Covers (Completed: 2 / 10) ##++++++++
ㅤㅤㅤㅤAir Flavored
ㅤㅤㅤㅤDerivation Flavoredㅤ(was Remix Flavored)
ㅤㅤㅤㅤMajesty Flavoredㅤ(was Majestica Flavored)
ㅤㅤㅤㅤMetal Flavored
ㅤㅤㅤㅤPiano Flavored
ㅤㅤㅤㅤPixel Flavored
ㅤㅤㅤㅤRandomness Flavoredㅤ(was Unnamed Flavored)
ㅤㅤㅤㅤRenaissance Flavoredㅤ(was Classic Flavored)
ㅤㅤㅤㅤSpace Flavored
ㅤㅤㅤㅤVelocity Flavored

Text
ㅤㅤMenu Description Template #
ㅤㅤUpdating Existing Description (incl. grammar fix) #
ㅤㅤUpdating Additional Texts in Each Branch #
ㅤㅤUpdating File Tags (Metadata) *

Sundae
ㅤㅤChanging Base Format from WAV to FLAC *
ㅤㅤNoisysundae Audio Watermark *
ㅤㅤRemastering Bestsellers *
ㅤㅤThe Noisysundae Anthem =

Other Updates
ㅤㅤMake the menu (a playlist with all main releases) for all branches #
ㅤㅤThai Language Support *

Noisysundae Visualizer 3.0
ㅤㅤTemplate Base
ㅤㅤㅤㅤThe 10-second intro -
ㅤㅤㅤㅤVisualizer Section -
ㅤㅤㅤㅤEnd Screen -
ㅤㅤㅤㅤBPM, Key Signature Indicators -
ㅤㅤArt Styles (See 'The Visualizer 3.0' section) =

Noisysundae HQ (Noisysundae.com) & About 3.0
ㅤㅤLoading Screen & Jingle =
ㅤㅤMenu Header (After Jingle, Top of the Page) =
ㅤㅤPosts -
ㅤㅤDownloads -
ㅤㅤAbout -
ㅤㅤInfo -
ㅤㅤSettings -
ㅤㅤPlayer -

Opening/Closing Branches
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Closing
ㅤㅤㅤㅤBlogger
ㅤㅤㅤㅤMySpace
ㅤㅤㅤㅤYourListen
ㅤㅤOpening
ㅤㅤㅤㅤHeadquater (Noisysundae.com)
ㅤㅤㅤㅤInstagram
ㅤㅤㅤㅤPatreon
ㅤㅤㅤㅤTwitter


The Summary of our Current Situation (and a Call for Supports)

ㅤㅤSince the third of May, our manager is on his job somewhere else as a full-stack dev, and he is feeling uncomfortable with it lately.

ㅤㅤ"It's been a month and a week, and I admit that I have next to no passion left for the current job. Perhaps because on weekdays, I have very little time just to sleep, let alone doing things other than works, or just because it's not a game company. But this job makes me realize that I've been doing my dream job all this time, but it was overlooked. So, I'm asking you if I can make Noisysundae my real job after the renovation is finished. The whole menu will be always for free, it's just that I'm going to open the Patreon branch for ones who are willing to support me. I secretly created a Petreon account when we made a poll on the Scenic Ride visualizer to ask if I should use Patreon. Most of the voters agree with that, but I didn't do anything further back then. Before you ask, there will be no exclusive content for the patrons (aside from my thanks and shoutouts, perhaps) because I want everyone to enjoy our music, and I don't want you to think of Noisysundae as my way to grind money out of you. I'll feel really awkward if that happens. Other than that, I might open for commissions (something like making game OSTs) or start to get more serious on the Decay Project, which was planned to be remade from scratch due to the messy structure of the old project).

ㅤㅤI hope that I can actually quit the life of a salaryman and do Noisysundae 24/7 (Plus, I love my home, I'm introverted. :P). I'm counting on you!" — The Manager


The New Default Theme

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ㅤㅤ"I still don't have a clear picture of the new default art, but I have 2 main sets of colors and styles in mind. One is 45% sky blue, 45% raspberry (reddish pink), and 10% yellow. The art style will be something like what you see in the "Under Construction" banner. The other is 40% chocolate, 40% vanila, and 20% strawberry. The style is like what you expected, minimalist pastel. While I like the originality of the former more (as you see it being implemented in many artworks), the latter represents the ice cream shop theme very well, and those are my favorite flavors!" — The Manager

ㅤㅤWe forgot to mention that our icon will also be changed, and our primary font family used in arts is now Tex Gyre Adventor instead of Century Gothic. See this post for more details.


Art Templates

ㅤㅤThere are currently 2 art templates here: a cover template, and a wallpaper template. We are trying to add some style into it since the old ones are just our logo & some text in the middle or the sides. As you see in The Loner's Lullaby wallpaper, The watermark takes less space, yet being more informative than the last one, which is just a bunch of URLs. They are also unclickable, so what is the point to keep them? As for the cover template (now we called it 'flavor template'), we just rescale the same watermark for now. We are going to change it in the future.


The Visualizer 3.0

ㅤㅤOur new default visualizer 3.0, along with the HQ (Noisysundae.com), the Patreon branch, and the Channel Trailler, will be released the last. We will mark the renovation as finished and announce the new Noisysundae. We still cannot decide whether we go with the current 3-visualizer-style plan, or another idea we have just came up with. That is...making the default visualizer for each flavor! Well, that makes 10 flavors. We know it is going to be a tougher work, but it will be really awesome if we have them in our store.


Sundaes

ㅤㅤThe base audio format was always the WAV, but we tried to move to FLAC in The Loner's Lullaby so we can put our metadata in the file without having to convert to MP3 first. And FLAC is actually lossless. It is encoded like MP3, but all the decoded data is exactly the same as original, whereas MP3 loses some similarity depending on bit rate. Unfortunately, the Bandcamp branch, which contains the highest quality version of our product, alters our files' metadata. Currently, we cannot deliver our original tags on the menu anywhere other than Newgrounds. This will change after the renovation since we are looking for a new place where we can upload the "totally original" version of our sundaes.


Noisysundae.com with About 3.0

ㅤㅤWe decided to rebuild the headquater (website) from the Blogger branch. However, since we know Blogger is not made for personal websites, we are looking for a place to host our headquater and buy our domain name. We intend to add more music (perhaps even an internal music player) in the About 3.0, as well as avoiding Flash since we are not good at optimizing our graphics in there. The actual design of About 3.0 is not in progress yet. We might upload the original FLAC files in our HQ, as we said in the previous section.


Other Changes

ㅤㅤAside from everything we wrote above, there is a bunch of fixes to do. We are going to make a new description template to replace the old one on the branches that contain our materials: Youtube, Newgrounds, Bandcamp, Soundcloud, Myspace, and Yourlisten. Anyway, we think about closing the latter two due to the lack of activities. The last one we came up with for now is making things more grammartically correct. We are going to change the flavor names as well as the art. The capitalization in all titles will be fixed, too. You can easily redownload the updated version once this task is finished since our ice cream is free already. Our reopening sundae will be called 'Motivation'. We intend to swap to composing it whenever we are bored of working on other things. That way, we don't have to rush the sundae when everything else in our roadmap is done.


Posted by Noisysundae - May 21st, 2018


Latest sundae: Your Everyday Happycore


Update 31 May 2018: We finished "The Loner's Lullaby"! The new menu are being served starting on Sunday. We are going to do a bit more on the visualizer and it will be done. Stay tuned!


(a full-time) Job

ㅤㅤ"Been working as a junior software dev for a couple of weeks now. The job has flexible hours, yes, but I work on-site which means there're opening and closing hours. On top of that, I'm forced to get up too early since I live in Bangkok (aka The World's Worst City for the Rush Hour). I wake up at 4, go out at 6, waste 2 hours to the traffic jam, leave the site at 5-6, and waste another 2-3 hours on the way back, end up having only 10 hours (at best) away from work. That amount would be fine if I have never made Noisysundae in the first place. Now I have to put it aside and focus on the job most of the time. The job itself is not exhausting at all, but it makes me realize I've always had a place I love to work at; here. Simply put, I don't like this new job but I can do it. Just feel uncomfortable now that I have much less time to do things I used to do. Those days were full of passion, motivation, and fun despite getting next to no income from the works (Only about $5 per year, in fact.). I really miss them." — The Manager

Plan

ㅤㅤ"From those feelings I have lately, I want to see if I can have Noisysundae as a real job! I'm thinking about opening a new branch, Patreon. Anyway, before you ask, I'm not going to charge you guys anything in order to enjoy our menu. They're free and will always be. The main idea is to make a donation box. Noisysundae already have one, but it's just a Paypal URL and no one notice it. I wanna make something more than just that. The Patreon branch is opening after renovation. If by chance it goes so well it has a potential that I can do this for a living, I'm willing to quit the current job and work on Noisysundae 24/7, full throttle, no holding back!" — The Manager

ㅤㅤAside from what the manager said, we are also planning to overhaul the flavors; rename it properly, and make a new cover art for each flavor (4K resolution base, cropped to a square). As for the new default visualizers, our ideal right now is to make a visualizer for each flavor, but it would take a whole year with the situation we are in right now. This is why we really hope our manager can actually quit his current job in favor of Noisysundae.

Renovation

ㅤㅤ...is still in progress. From today on, Noisysundae will gradually change its appearance whether we make an announcement or not. In the last two weekends we had (since our manager got a new job), we made a new wallpaper template. Starting from the next sundae, all our wallpapers in the future will be available in 4K resolution! We also got the new NG news post header which will replace the old "Latest Sundae" text and link. The sundaes released with a wallpaper will have it as the header background, whereas the regular ones will be like this.

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ㅤㅤWe made a version of the header with image map (map example: links in our Bandcamp header), and planned to embed it, but failed. Perhaps we have to use an iframe for that? As for unique visualizers, we intend to do the animated version, but we cannot confirm for now since we are looking for a better file format than animated GIF. Plus, as we said, we really want to use the image map for links.

ㅤㅤThe upcoming menu, The Loner's Lullaby, is coming with our first 4K wallpaper and the header with background. This should be done in a week or two. We cannot tell exactly when but we will try our best to keep up. We love our works here, as well as you. <3


Posted by Noisysundae - February 2nd, 2018


Latest sundae: Your Everyday Happycore


The old logo...

ㅤㅤ...was lame design-wise (for example, you can barely tell it is a cup of sundae when it is smaller), so we are making a new one. Plus, we think it is the time for some renovations. Is this good enough for you?

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ㅤㅤIt is a lot more convenient to use in the arts since its bounding box is in an exact 2:3 ratio and the center pivot is at the center of the cup now. 

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ㅤㅤWe make a new text logo as well, but it looks 99.5% like the old one. Then why bother remaking it? Because we are planning to change the default font we use on visualizer and arts to Tex Gyre Adventor from Century Gothic. The new text icon is based on that font. The two fonts look pretty much the same, but the former has a larger set of characters.

ㅤㅤWe also added a neat hidden gimmick inside this icon (hope it is easy enough to find, though). Just putting in some symbols, as we did with the old icon, does not do justice for us.


Noisysundae Visualizer 3.0 + the new default art theme

ㅤㅤHere are the key features of the new default visualizer.

ㅤㅤ• Randomly plays one of three visualizer styles. (This means making 3 different visualizers packed in one!)
ㅤㅤ• ​Extend the silent start (sundae info part) to 10 seconds
ㅤㅤ• Add some messages like tips or seizure warning (apart from audio volume warning) in the silent start
ㅤㅤ• Key signature/BPM change popup during the play

ㅤㅤIf you have an idea to add, feel free to tell us in a comment. For the theme, we intend to make some sample pictures of what we have in mind (something like this) and post them here later.


Posted by Noisysundae - January 5th, 2018


Latest sundae: Reincarnation


ㅤㅤOn January 1st, 2014, Noisysundae was officially opened. Because of that, every new year is also our annversary. This year is our fourth one! We thank all the customers who paid us a visit and had a taste of our sundae.

ㅤㅤ"I used to make all these only for myself, but since I founded Noisysundae, over the years, more and more people spent even the tiniest fraction of their lifetime having some of the things we made. Now that there are people who actually cared for Noisysundae, I realized that I'm not alone even if I'm actually alone behind the screen. Thank you. You all motivates us to keep pushing!" — The Founder


The 4thniversary wallpaper comes in 3 versions: dawn, dusk, and night. View all of them in the Art Portal  (download link in the art description)4914553_151516803573_Preview.png


First things first. Where have you been? What took you so long to post an update?

ㅤㅤWell, our founder had food poisoning right after the first day of the year ends so... Now he is alright.


In the making of 4thniversary wallpaper

4914553_151516835682_3D.pngㅤㅤWe started with making a scene in Blender. We created a tree using the default Sapling add-on. With the generated tree, we found the view we imagined in our head, but it is impossible with the camera view parallel to the ground, so we tilted it a bit. After that, we modeled the chrysalis from a cube and attached it to the tree branch. We made sure that it will be positioned on the bottom right intersection in the rule of thirds.

ㅤㅤThe sky was not made right in the scene because we did the whole wallpaper within the new year's eve (and the visualizer video had finished rendering in the late morning).

ㅤㅤ"Well, that chrysalis is defying the gravity, anyway." — The Founder

4914553_151517009641_Render.pngㅤㅤThis is the rendered image which is used in the wallpaper. We thought it would look too bland and dull if we do not stylize the rendered image a bit. Later, we came up with the idea of making the whole thing look like a painting.

ㅤㅤNow, to Photoshop. For the sky, we started with a white-green-cyan radial gradient background. To add some shadings to it, we smeared some black brush strokes on a layer, added motion blur, and warped it a bit to align with the perspective. And we added a subtle glow on the chrysalis to make it stand out more.

4914553_151517197942_Text.pngㅤㅤNext, the text. The picture to the right is the modified text. The "A" was actually made of the letter "A", "4", and "t". Yes, the gap on top is not necessary, but the "4th" in the "An" was not obvious enough without it. Additionally, we masked out the left side a bit. Without the mask, like this one here, you will just read it as Anniversary, right? (Or Ahniversary!?)

ㅤㅤThe last thing we did is filtering the entire image with the paintbrush filter (Filter > Filter Gallery > Angled Strokes). We merged all the layers before doing this. Applying the filter to each layer yields the different result.

ㅤㅤOriginally, we would just call it the 4th anniversary, but the 4thniversary came into our mind the moment we saw the final product.

ㅤㅤThat was how we made the 4thniversary wallpaper. This is the first time we explained the process in full, and It is pretty much our production in a nutshell. The visualizers' workflow is more or less like this, with some animations and codings. We could have just released Reincarnation without the wallpaper, but we did it all by our passion. :)


@ItadashiKeiichi

ㅤㅤ"This guy made this to congratulate me a week ago and I didn't even know. How careless was I? He still has a long way to go in music production, but why don't you follow him and see what he'll become?" — The Founder


January...

ㅤㅤ...is our founder's birth month. An upcoming sundae will be released on 27th! The Robot Day is on 23rd so we are doomed to miss it unless we make 3 sundaes in a row or ditch one to two of them. Oh god, why?

ㅤㅤEdit: We didn't make it in time, sorry. Anyway, we have something to show you when the new sundae arrives. ;)


Posted by Noisysundae - December 25th, 2017


Latest sundae: A new beginning


???

ㅤㅤWell,  ̶N̶o̶i̶s̶y̶s̶u̶n̶d̶a̶e̶  Noisysanta is arriving late by one week, but we got a message from him.

ㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤ"See you on Jan 1st! I have a present for everyone but it'll be late. Here's a preview."
ㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤ— Noisysanta

By the way, Merry Christmas, people.


Posted by Noisysundae - December 9th, 2017


Latest sundae: A new beginning


The wallpaper is made of a pointless essay our founder wrote himself. The full wall of text is in the art portal. Click it!

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Upcoming sundae

ㅤㅤWe are not sure if we are going to place it as the last sundae of 2017 or the first one of 2018, but it will be done before this year ends, that's for sure.


Posted by Noisysundae - October 11th, 2017


Latest sundae: Heart of the mountain
(The small embedded player was gone with the old audio player. Pasting the link is the best we can do now.)


And that snowstorm landscape below comes with the sundae. view it at the art portal

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Talk about this wallpaper

ㅤㅤ"I originally didn't intend to make another snow themed art, but the snowstorm effect I was experimenting just suits too well with the icebergs for me. :P

ㅤㅤHere's the rendered image from Blender. Was going to make a rock mountain landscape with some fake sunbeams for epicness, but nevermind."

ㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤ— The Founder


Animated wallpapers

ㅤㅤStarting with this sundae, we introduce another type of souvenir for our customers. It's the seamlessly looped videos to be used as a live wallpaper. They're almost like those unique visualizers except that these videos are short and...well...they don't interact with the sound. All videos are 1080p MP4 @ 60fps. For people who use Wallpaper Engine, the wallpaper is also available in the Steam Workshop.

Heart of the mountain live wallpaper: Wallpaper Engine / MP4


Upcoming sundae

ㅤㅤOur founder is attending the commencement in early November so we expect a new sundae to be released around that time. We must make something to celebrate!


Posted by Noisysundae - July 11th, 2017


Latest sundae ▲


For the sake of NGADM'17, I spent a night with no sleep and coffee. I did that to see the extended deadline the next morning.

NGADM'17 current round thread
The playlist of submitted tracks in this round

I've been placed against @AceMantra despite differences in our usual genres. Anyway, both my track and his in this round was rushed, at least when the original deadline kicked in. I'm fine whether I win or lose. Winning means Noisysundae will have more new tracks in the list, while losing means I'll have some rest before doing whatever I wanna do next.


Hmmm...whatever I wanna do next...

  • Getting a job : Waiting for the answers. Sent some letters for the software developer positions. I prefer the game development but the industry doesn't go so well in Thailand atm. Planning to make my portfolio with Unity.
  • Decay Project : Intend to start over due to bad data structures and some spaghetti codes.
  • Noisysundae Visualizer 3.0 + renovation : Been having it in mind since I released Bittersweet. I guess I'm gonna do it later this year.
  • Game designs : I have secretly written some game design documents from time to time.
    Speaking of which, I don't like leaving those ideas as a thought in my head (the game concepts are just too big for a human brain to memorize, you know), I must make all my ideas structured. Have you ever tried to create your own paper game in class? I have, and those cost me a few fully written notebooks. Hell, I just realized I got addicted to this thing since the elementary school! I also made some random tracks with my dad's 3310 back then. XD

Oops, I made a wall of text. :P


Posted by Noisysundae - June 10th, 2017


...but I made it at last!

Latest sundae ▲


It has a unique visualizer and a wallpaper, but I can't upload them as submissions here due to the Minecraft game footage. Even though it's my own creation there, I'm not sure if a footage from a game is prohibited. Better safe than sorry.

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And if I'm lucky enough to get through the NGADM'17 Auditions, expect more sundaes from me. ;)


Posted by Noisysundae - June 6th, 2017


A short message: I (eventually) finish a new sundae! Here's the proof.

I'm not releasing this yet because I'm currently working on the unique visualizer. The graduation project pushed me too far from my comfort zone back then, and I spent my leisure time to rest instead. I'm a bit less busy now.