I was totally overjoyed to hear today that RockBand.com relaunched and included some highly requested (maybe only by me) features, such as taking a photo renderer so you can take photos of your in-game character or band. If you really want to represent, you can apparently make merchandise featuring your characters or your band. Going even a step farther, you can make your own 6-inch 3D figurines for the ultimate in rock
glory geekery. Of course, I couldn’t wait to go on and take a photo of my character just to test out their photo rendered. So I did.
After selecting my background, pose, expression and photo filter, I hit “Take photo” and got the progress bar pictured in this post. The site helpfully lets me know that “Sometimes it can take a minute for photos to render.”
That was an hour and a half ago… and the bar is still somewhere between roughly 25% and 33% complete.
Hopefully the site is just being hammered or there’s some optimization that still has to be left, because this is nearly as frustrating as Mega Man 9. Well, that’s only true because I wanted to try this out so bad and, well, I’m feeling really impatient.