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Offline grundlemere

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Re: [IC] GMK Shanshui 山水 - Retooled Chinese Legends!
« Reply #150 on: Sat, 21 November 2020, 11:54:01 »
Everyone! Wanted to make sure you saw the new retooled legends I created to meet GMK's machining specs. Kit and board renders will be out soon, but here they are:



Here's a link to download a full-size image and see all the detail

I've spent the last couple of weeks completely overhauling the legends to meet the specs: adding cutaways to minute interior spaces, broadening strokes, narrowing and straightening negative space, rounding corners, and in a few cases, simplifying elements altogether. More detail on the process in the main post.

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Re: [IC] GMK Shanshui 山水 - Retooled Chinese Legends!
« Reply #151 on: Sat, 21 November 2020, 11:55:30 »
If money allows, will 100% get this set. It can literally go with any color keeb

Thanks Donny! We're hopeful the stock colors will keep the price down despite the considerable cost of all the new legends. Certainly an R2 will be very affordable, but R1 still has to happen to make it so.

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Re: [IC] GMK Shanshui 山水 - Retooled Chinese Legends!
« Reply #152 on: Sun, 22 November 2020, 14:30:13 »
Amazing! Really appreciate the work you put in to make cangjie sublegends a reality, can't wait to get this :)
I do have a question - I noticed that both 陸 and 貳 are in simplified rather than traditional on the numpads for the trad set, was that intentional? It seems a bit out of place to me.


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Re: [IC] GMK Shanshui 山水 - Retooled Chinese Legends!
« Reply #154 on: Sun, 22 November 2020, 18:22:39 »
Love this set. Personally I think BoW would sell better, and fit the 山水 title better  :))

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Re: [IC] GMK Shanshui 山水 - Retooled Chinese Legends!
« Reply #155 on: Sun, 22 November 2020, 18:37:11 »
Amazing! Really appreciate the work you put in to make cangjie sublegends a reality, can't wait to get this :)
I do have a question - I noticed that both 陸 and 貳 are in simplified rather than traditional on the numpads for the trad set, was that intentional? It seems a bit out of place to me.

Ah! Good catch. Looks like I will need to fix these on final round.

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Re: [IC] GMK Shanshui 山水 - Retooled Chinese Legends!
« Reply #156 on: Sun, 22 November 2020, 18:38:39 »
Love this set. Personally I think BoW would sell better, and fit the 山水 title better  :))

I think this will happen in round 2! I generally agree, but the design happened before the theme, and our early supporters really preferred WoB. Once we get this set made, I would like to explore offering both in a second round.

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Re: [IC] GMK Shanshui 山水 - Retooled Chinese Legends!
« Reply #157 on: Mon, 23 November 2020, 08:09:58 »
Couple of fixes to the numpad to ensure correct Traditional Chinese financial characters are used, thanks to ABABA



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Re: [IC] GMK Shanshui 山水 - Retooled Chinese Legends!
« Reply #158 on: Mon, 23 November 2020, 08:12:01 »
Couple of fixes to the numpad to ensure correct Traditional Chinese financial characters are used, thanks to ABABA

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Why is the numpad enter different from the alphaís enter? They should be the same right? Kinda weird if you ask me.

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Re: [IC] GMK Shanshui 山水 - Retooled Chinese Legends!
« Reply #159 on: Mon, 23 November 2020, 08:28:59 »
Couple of fixes to the numpad to ensure correct Traditional Chinese financial characters are used, thanks to ABABA

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Why is the numpad enter different from the alphaís enter? They should be the same right? Kinda weird if you ask me.

Not in most cases according to the conventions that I extensively researched. Do you know the characters? It's like the difference between "return" and "enter". The return key 回车 is literally "return carriage," as on an old typewriter, while 输入  is "enter sum" as on a calculator.

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Re: [IC] GMK Shanshui 山水 - Retooled Chinese Legends!
« Reply #160 on: Sat, 28 November 2020, 09:44:45 »
Quick update: legend re-renders are in the works in the Alpha Studio laboratories as we speak. Looking forward to showing you the new kits ASAP.

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Re: [IC] GMK Shanshui 山水 - Retooled Chinese Legends!
« Reply #161 on: Sat, 28 November 2020, 12:27:39 »
Oh my god, itís perfect

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Re: [IC] GMK Shanshui 山水 - Retooled Chinese Legends!
« Reply #162 on: Tue, 01 December 2020, 07:45:47 »
Oh my god, itís perfect

Thank you! I can't wait to show everyone the new legends.  NathanAlphaMan says the alphas are done, now on to SC mods and TC supplements. Should be soon!

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Re: [IC] GMK Shanshui 山水 - Retooled Chinese Legends!
« Reply #163 on: Wed, 02 December 2020, 22:25:35 »
Definitely in for the deskmat at least..in particular because I need something on my desk that reminds me of The Untamed xDD

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Re: [IC] GMK Shanshui 山水 - Retooled Chinese Legends!
« Reply #164 on: Thu, 03 December 2020, 09:11:29 »
Definitely in for the deskmat at least..in particular because I need something on my desk that reminds me of The Untamed xDD

Is this...gay magical kung fu? Holy **** I'm in this looks amazing

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Re: [IC] GMK Shanshui 山水 - New Collab Partners
« Reply #165 on: Fri, 04 December 2020, 08:55:04 »
Just had some great conversations with artisan makers yesterday, and I'm proud to add Destroyer Caps, Rascal Caps, Rejeck Kaps, and Frumpzkeys to the collab partnerships list! All will be making special runs of their super cool sculpts for GMK Shanshui, joining Deag, Sodie, Latrialum, and many of my other favorite makers to make something special for this set.

Still to come:

  • new kit renders from NathanAlphaMan
  • prototypes of the wrist rest from Digital Carpentry and the cable from Luxe
  • pricing
  • probably a few more collab partners
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Re: [IC] GMK Shanshui 山水 - Retooled Chinese Legends!
« Reply #166 on: Sat, 05 December 2020, 04:11:51 »
Couple of fixes to the numpad to ensure correct Traditional Chinese financial characters are used, thanks to ABABA

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I am checking on this thread and ready for the groupbuy! Really want the traditional set!

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Re: [IC] GMK Shanshui 山水 - Retooled Chinese Legends!
« Reply #167 on: Sat, 05 December 2020, 09:30:26 »
Thank you, friend! Iím excited too, I canít wait to make it real for you!

Couple of fixes to the numpad to ensure correct Traditional Chinese financial characters are used, thanks to ABABA

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I am checking on this thread and ready for the groupbuy! Really want the traditional set!

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Re: [IC] GMK Shanshui 山水 - New Collab Partners
« Reply #168 on: Sat, 05 December 2020, 11:07:16 »
I noticed that the 難 alpha in the SC base kit is a TC character of 难, but I am not sure if that is intentionally left in or a mistake. Can you please clarify on that?
On another note, this set is looking great. GLWIC :D

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Re: [IC] GMK Shanshui 山水 - New Collab Partners
« Reply #169 on: Sat, 05 December 2020, 12:57:32 »
Interesting set. I like. Treeleaf approved
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Re: [IC] GMK Shanshui 山水 - New Collab Partners
« Reply #170 on: Sun, 06 December 2020, 10:47:29 »
I noticed that the 難 alpha in the SC base kit is a TC character of 难, but I am not sure if that is intentionally left in or a mistake. Can you please clarify on that?
On another note, this set is looking great. GLWIC :D

Ah, yes! This is intentional. I made the decision to leave the TC character in the SC alphas, because after consulting with friends on the Mainland, they agreed that while Cangjie is not used frequently in Mainland China, the legends used there never employ simplified version of 難...it just wouldn't look right.

Thanks for your kind comment and your support!

Interesting set. I like. Treeleaf approved

Thank you! I'm really excited about it, and it's always nice to have some positive feedback!

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Re: [IC] GMK Shanshui 山水 - New Collab Partners
« Reply #171 on: Mon, 07 December 2020, 12:34:43 »
pretty excited for this! Might be my first GMK set :)

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Re: [IC] GMK Shanshui 山水 - New Collab Partners
« Reply #172 on: Mon, 07 December 2020, 12:48:45 »
pretty excited for this! Might be my first GMK set :)

Might be my last  :D

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Re: [IC] GMK Shanshui 山水 - New Collab Partners
« Reply #173 on: Mon, 07 December 2020, 12:56:19 »
pretty excited for this! Might be my first GMK set :)

Might be my last  :D

We all keep saying it, and yet...   :D

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Re: [IC] GMK Shanshui 山水 - New Collab Partners
« Reply #174 on: Mon, 07 December 2020, 14:42:59 »
Those deskmats are very interesting, looking forward to any sample of these

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Re: [IC] GMK Shanshui 山水 - New Collab Partners
« Reply #175 on: Mon, 07 December 2020, 17:12:11 »
Goodness gracious this whole set is AWESOME. Especially those desk mats. If I don't end up getting the set I HAVE to have one if not both of those desk mats.

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Re: [IC] GMK Shanshui 山水 - New Collab Partners
« Reply #176 on: Mon, 07 December 2020, 17:51:52 »
Why are the base kit mods simplified instead of traditional?

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Re: [IC] GMK Shanshui 山水 - New Collab Partners
« Reply #177 on: Tue, 08 December 2020, 12:45:32 »
take my money

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Re: [IC] GMK Shanshui 山水 - New Collab Partners
« Reply #178 on: Tue, 08 December 2020, 12:45:49 »
count me in, this set is flawless from base to rama caps

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Re: [IC] GMK Shanshui 山水 - New Collab Partners
« Reply #179 on: Tue, 08 December 2020, 16:01:09 »
take my money

count me in, this set is flawless from base to rama caps

Y'all gon make me cry  :-[

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Re: [IC] GMK Shanshui 山水 - New Collab Partners
« Reply #180 on: Tue, 08 December 2020, 17:16:01 »
I'm all in for a Chinese set! Something that i can actually know what it means that isn't English

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Re: [IC] GMK Shanshui 山水 - New Collab Partners
« Reply #181 on: Wed, 09 December 2020, 11:51:14 »
Really, really excited to add a collab artisan from Bludgeoned Caps during the GB period!

Even more excited to let you know that the hand adjustments to legends has been approved by GMK and this set is feasible! It took about 150 hours of work but they are beautiful and I can't wait to share renders. Everything is coming together very nicely.

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Re: [IC] GMK Shanshui 山水 - New Collab Partners
« Reply #182 on: Sun, 13 December 2020, 08:17:51 »
Really, really excited to add a collab artisan from Bludgeoned Caps during the GB period!

Even more excited to let you know that the hand adjustments to legends has been approved by GMK and this set is feasible! It took about 150 hours of work but they are beautiful and I can't wait to share renders. Everything is coming together very nicely.
Both exciting news.

Blud Kaps has been putting some fire material out lately. Stoked.

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Re: [IC] GMK Shanshui 山水 - New Collab Partners
« Reply #183 on: Sun, 13 December 2020, 10:09:57 »
Really, really excited to add a collab artisan from Bludgeoned Caps during the GB period!

Even more excited to let you know that the hand adjustments to legends has been approved by GMK and this set is feasible! It took about 150 hours of work but they are beautiful and I can't wait to share renders. Everything is coming together very nicely.
Both exciting news.

Blud Kaps has been putting some fire material out lately. Stoked.

Just awesome stuff. If jAnus was great before, 1.5 is mind-blowing. The Bubble Nebula is my absolute fave cw, so much weird depth and transparency and light tricks. Canít wait to see what heís cooking up for Shanshui. Still a surprise to me!

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« Reply #184 on: Mon, 14 December 2020, 07:16:11 »
Super stoked. This is easily one of the most anticipated sets for me!!

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« Reply #185 on: Sun, 20 December 2020, 22:32:14 »
I can't wait for it

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Re: [IC] GMK Shanshui 山水 - New Collab Partners
« Reply #186 on: Sun, 20 December 2020, 23:15:27 »
Price?

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Re: [IC] GMK Shanshui 山水 - New Collab Partners
« Reply #187 on: Mon, 21 December 2020, 18:12:50 »
Lot of news coming in the next couple of days, hoping for tomorrow, to include pricing and final collab. Couple of prototypes of accessories as well.

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Re: [IC] GMK Shanshui 山水 - Pricing and Final Kits
« Reply #188 on: Thu, 24 December 2020, 11:32:15 »
December 24 Updates

  • Posted kit pricing for all seven global vendors
  • Posted final kitting - we heard you, and decided to offer a full Traditional Chinese base kit instead of a mods-only kit!
  • Announced final collaboration with Salvun for a bronze artisan keycap!

GB thread coming soon. Happy holidays, everyone! GB starts in one week!



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Re: [IC] GMK Shanshui 山水 - Pricing and Final Kits
« Reply #190 on: Mon, 04 January 2021, 16:50:58 »
wish you guys offered a 65% version and N E W S directional arrow keys with mods :(