- Web site v3.0 Discontinued
As of today, this website v3.0 is discontinued and will no
longer be updated. A new version has been in development for
the past two years and will go online in a couple of months.
- Website v4.0-
Yepp, hello there ppl! ;o)
Yes im back, yes im actually updating, no im not dead ;o)
hehe, well, it's sure have been a while since the last update
here. Never the less, ppl are still visiting this site, and
i yet to this day get a lot of emails regarding it. Thanx
for all the feedback! ;o)
So, what have i've been dooing this last, uhm.. year.. (
geeses, have it really been so long?), well, i'll tell you...
"i've been doing absolutely nothing, and you know what?
it was all i'd ever dreamed of" (Office space, rent it
today!) no seriously, i've been living on the easy street.
Ofcourse i've been working at my job as usual. And i guess
that's what made me so sloppy with the updates... 8 hours
webdesign a day, is just about enough... when i got back home
from work i just didn't feel like doing another 5 hours worth
of html coding. But i must say, times have changed. It's time
for retribution! ;o)
Soooooo, let me bring you up to date with the future plans..
in my last update, i talked about the ProjectX thingy. I did
quite some work on that, but as time when by i realized i
was aiming to high. So i canned that project, and slowley
started to plan on another version of this website.
It's been a slow process, but in the recent weeks things
have started to speed up. I've still have a long way to go,
but now im at least up to speed ;o)
So, how will the new 4.0 version turn out? well, it's pretty
sketchy at this point, but general idea will be a more straight
fact spresentation of GurkoZ Productions. It will feature
an updated version of the Creation Archive, and i'll put a
lot of effort into that. Other that this, i'll add some new
features and sections. ;o)
By looking at the previous site, it struck me as pretty impossible
to create something that superseeds the 3.0 version. So, the
solution to this will be to have the previous sites available
too. This will prevent me from "loosing" some parts,
and be forced to "do it all again" in a new site
In any way, GurkoZ Productions is about to go v4.0!
- ProjectX -
Today starts the first day of my new ProjectX.
Alot of you guys out there have continuously asked me about
graphics related issues. "how did you do that?",
"what plugins do you use?", "teach me how.."
and so on. When i first designed GurkoZ Productions, the idea
was to handle all those questions in the "design guide"
section. But the whole site has grown to such an extent that
i can't longer implement that section in the way it was first
intended to. Im already starting to dislike the 3.0 design
on this site, and my skills has advanced since i designed
So, if im going to do my Design Guide, i'll start from scratch...
new design, new layout, new domain, new ideas.
I have not yet to this point decided on a name for this thing,
but i won't use the "Design Guide". After
a lot of planning and thinking, i came up with the concept
of an "all Swedish creation community".
There are numerous sites featuring tutorials and trix similar
to what i have in mind, but none that i know of that are in
Swedish. So the plan is to give you all Swedish design junkies
a community to turn to. ;o)
This will start out as a primary graphics tutorial resource,
where you can learn all about techniques and trix to enhance
your creations. But i already have bigger plans, and that
is to turn the site into not just a graphics community, but
a whole "creative" community, dealing with all sorts
This will be the first major GP project that i'll share with
another part. He will add his experience to the site in the
form of tutorials and knowledge. I have no doubt about the
fact that this will be a kickass cooperation.
You will get a full presentation of him when the site
Later on, i plan to "hire" additional coworkers
to write tutorials and articles about their primary field
Anyway, this is the initial plans, and we have a long way
to go, so i guess things will change over time ;o)
In any way, it's time for a Swedish community for Creations
- Update -
Time for an update here, don't you think? ;o)
I've been involved in a number of projects the past time,
so i sadly admit that this site have suffered.
But fear not, i have big plans in mind ;o)
just started today, on the first plans and edits on my, yet
to this point "secret" project ;o). It's all in
the early stage, but i have a feeling this will turn out pretty
info to come]
Other than this, im back @ my old work since a month back
doing various tasks. This time im hired under the title "Graphical
designer" so now i'll be able to work from a wider spectra.
Both dealing with web related and layout/design.
last couple of days i've been dooing some more sketches..
and i soon found myself hooked into small ugly goblins ;o),
these are just quick edits, so i guess i'll make some clean
up work later.. but then again, i got a whole bunch of sketches
that never going to be more than just that.
- Logo Contest -
finished my work on my contribution to the QuakeNet
Got this strange idea to make a "net" kinda thingy..
where the quake dude would be messed up in.. or should i say
nested up in.. anyway, time will tell if it was time well
- Quake III Update -
this update sure is dedicated to Quake III hehe ;o) It consists
of some months of furious Pak and skin editing.
First of is the long awaited Quake III Enhancement. This
time featuring new sounds and graphics. I've spent quite some
time editing and messign, all to get this pak at it's peek
of quality and value. Hope the effort was well spent. ;o)
Download the enhancement: gpq3eh10.zip
Just made the final edits on the new Cult
Of The Shadow Quake III Arena clan skins.. featuring the
same demon kinda dude as in the previous skin versions.. this
one has gone under some serious battering with a busted ribcage
and minor cuts.. hehe.. well hey.. it's Quake 3, this bloke
is a veteran ;o)
Spent quite some timed editing small details and messing
with shaders... the skin features glowing eyes and the trained
eye ( high texture quality ) can dedect burning within the
Shaders sure is a nice feature for skins ;o)
Dowload the skin: skin_cotsq3.zip
Also, i just had to create a skin of myself... hehe.. yeh
i know.. hehe i look kinda strange, but the fact remains that
the model is pretty hard to skinn ;o) anyway.. just a fun
Dowload the skin: skin_gurkozq3.zip
- Update -
Eyh out there! i just thought a small update would be nice...
it's been a while, and i've spent the last couple of days
editing and messing with my upcoming Quake III Enhancement
( i.e. pakfile ), it's going pretty well and i should have
a release finished in a near future.. after some final fixes
and LAN testing ;o)
Other than this, i'll continue creating and managing websites
Im planning on doing some more work on this site, but i yet
have no finished stuff to show you... but hang in there, time
will tell ;o)
- Piggie piggie -
Eyh, a small update about my recent logo work.. A logo for
the Quake clan Piglet. a bunch of really cool guys ;o)
First made a paper based sketch... did that in an hour or
two, then scanned it for some photoshop work...
- Projects -
Time for an update...
I've planned a few fixes and stuff on this site, but im quite
busy with some sites and logo work for some time,. so i'll
be back here with a new update when i got some finished work
to show you ;o)
Other than this.. i've spent some time messing with some
old sketches in photoshop.. here are some of em.. just made
quick edits,.. so these ain't final. when i get more time
i'll do some full featured versions to place in the creation
Currently, i don't have the time to work on the design guide
section,.. but when it's up and running, it will feature in
depth techniques and tricks on how to color and enhance scanned
images like these.
at the picture, you can see the two main layers of multiply
coloring in photoshop. The one to the left is the scanned
image, and the one on the right is a colored bumpmap. it's
a great way to give a dull black and white drawing more life
- Progress -
Well, well... im very pleased with the kickoff start this
site experienced the last week... wayh cool ;o) Now im just
going to fix some minor issues regarding the site. and after
that i'll focus my effort on other jobs and projects.
Started some sketching the other day... pretty cool.. i'll
try and devote more time in the future to this cause.. i sure
like it ;o) This, and expanding my skills in Flash will be
the two biggest tasks i'll dedicate the next couple of months
- Update -
Eyh... tanx for da biiiiiig response in the site.. a lot
of you gave your feedback about the site and the content.
although you can't please all viewers, i hope over all...
people liked it. ;o)
This first online project wen't pretty ok... experienced
some problems with the preload on mouse over images.. and
i need to check that.. other than this.. it ran quite smooth.
some managed to get explorer to crash.. but i can't figure
out the reason for that.. on my, and many other users system,...
it worked fine.. i might need to reduce some of the more complex
and sorry about me putting my face on the sections here..
apparently some didn't like that..but hey, it's my "homepage",
so i can't really put pictures of you there, now can i?...
photos are a great material to build stuff. but then again,
i can replace em with donald duck photos if that's less offensive.
- IT'S ONLINE!!!!!! -
about this for some news... IT'S ONLINE!!! ;o) After about
two years of hard effort, tonnes of hours of editing, lots
of html, a whole bunch of designing, and of course, many many
redbull's. Yes people...
it's finally Online! ;o)
I'd never saw this release comming, i just kept editing and
re-designing, again and again... im still having a hard time
to see this as a 100% full release,.. there are a number of
things i would like to edit and change.. but i'll just had
to realize the fact that a website never gets 100... anyway..
it's pretty much 100 for a release ;o)
One big part of the site that i just had to put a "Under
construction" stamp on, was the Design Guide. This would
be an impossible task to finish in the pre-release state.
So this section will grow as time goes. Another thing is the
flash main menu, but this will be available in the next big
Anyway, stop reading the news, and start exploring the site!
have fun! ;o)