Introduction

Welcome to 13 Seconds to Burn! I'm a hobbiest Rimworld artist who is a software developer by trade. So after many hours of playing Rimworld I finally decided that the scupltures that the Pawns were making just weren't good enough. Sure they had silly stories attached to them but how often to you click and read them? My Pawns are striving for more!

To make this happen I wrote (am still developing as I see fit) will allow me to leverage the insane mod Dub's Paint Shop' to take images and translate them onto the map. See timelapse examples below! Outside of calling the drawing tools in Paint Shop I needed to make a few more modifications.

  1. I need to be able to move geysers. Yes. I can pick them up and move them. It's a fantasy game. It could happen.
  2. Deep water is a problem? Nope. Not any more. My pawns swim (or something like that).
  3. Got mountains on the map? Not a problem. We can not only mine that out but we can remove the overhead mountain roofs. Couldn't get the big square without this.
  4. I made my own carpet. This is super magic. It can be build on anything (including that pesky deep water). It's fireproof. It can't get dirty. It's probably made of pure PFAS and all my pawns will die of cancer. It can't be helped.

I will try to keep this page updated with all my murals in decending order of time. So if you want to see where it all started you can scroll down to the bottom. There has definitely been some learning curve. And I'm still on it since I don't consider my mode completed in any sense.

YouTube Channel can be found here. If you like what you see please drop me a subscribe. It'd go a long way to getting to change that hideous channel link name

If you want to watch me live and chat me up while I'm building a mural you can find me on twitch here. I try to stream before work Monday/Wednesday/Friday before work starting around 7:30 eastern and some on weekends when my wife doesn't have me busy and I'm not golfing.

Pop Art Series: Banksy - Keep Your Coins

Branching out the Pop Art Series into a little bit of Banksy. This hangs outside of my office so I see it just about every day.

Branched out a bit with my drawing brushs for this one. I used both horizontal and vertical lines. Made for a pretty neat mural coming together.

YouTube Video can be found here.

YouTube Videos for the full Pop Art series.

Pop Art Series: Takashi Murakami - Blue Flowers and Skulls

Why not more Takashi Murakami? While we were in Las Vegas we also picked up this beautiful piece of art. It's a numbered original print that also sits in our living room making it a super happy place.

With this build I finally changed up some of drawing tools in my mod. At this point I've added the ability to draw in horizontal and vertical lines. For this mural I chose to use the vertical line method of filling it in. I think it looks better than dragging squares on the screen and clicking instead of dragging was a quality of life improvement.

YouTube Video can be found here.

YouTube Videos for the full Pop Art series.

Pop Art Series: Takashi Murakami - Super Flat

Being big fans of Takashi Murakami's work it seemed appropriate to start off this series. Didn't hurt that an original numbered print is hanging over our mantle in our living room. My wife picked this out out from a galery in Las Vegas. She loves pink. I can't blame her choice here. This is a fantastic piece of art.

YouTube Video can be found here.

YouTube Videos for the full Pop Art series.

Wildlife Series: Pelican

First in a series (yet to come) of wildlife pictures. We took a trip down to St. Petersburg FL recently and while we were out on a pier there was a pair of pelicans just sitting on the railing not caring at all about all the people around them. So much like all the other tourists on the pier I snapped a picture of this fine looking fellow and though he'd make a nice first entry into murals of assorted animals.

YouTube Video can be found here.

YouTube Videos for the full Wildlife series.

Cat Series: Penny in a Christmas Tree

This is one of the murals in the My Cats series. This is Penny. I did this mural just before Christmas. When she was younger she used to climb up our Christmas Tree. This time we caught her 1/2 way up. It's a fake tree so there wasn't really a ton to stand on. Pretty impressive feat. Unfortunately the gif color restriction doesn't really do this picture justice as Penny got pretty washed out. The high res render and the view from the video does look super cute.

Penny is our sweetheart. She's almost always in a great mood. Purrs a ton and really loudly. I'm not sure if it comes across on stream but I wouldn't be surprised if it did. She likes to join me on streams and will curl up in my arm making life a little more difficult. But she's so cute, how do you say no?

YouTube Video can be found here.

YouTube Videos for the full cat series.

Cat Series: Ripley

This is one of the murals in the My Cats series. This is Ripley. She's a long haired gray and white cat who's a bit of a chunker. We got her with Penny. As all cats are she's a little strange. She spends most of her time in our master bedroom though as time goes by she's slowly branching out some. She'll come an visit me on occasion up at my desk so she's been on stream. She likes to drink from the water bowl by sticking her paws in and licking the water off of them. This wife finds this to be pretty gross.

Her main job does seem to be keeping Dusty from eating at the food bowl, though she's not very good at it. She'll lay down in front of it whenever he goes and tried to have a bite to eat. He'll usually wait her out of eat over top of her.

YouTube Video can be found here.

YouTube Videos for the full cat series.

Cat Series: Dusty

This is one of the murals in the My Cats series. I own three cats and this is Dusty. He's a unique cat. A number of years ago we bought a house and he was the previous owner's cat. They attempted to give him away when they downsized to an aquantance. Dusty didn't like it there. He came back. We sent him back. He came back. This went on for a while and eventually decided that if I got near him he'd be put in a crate and sent away. So, for about 6 months he lived outside on his own. We saw him occasionally out there. Much like a bigfoot sighting. However it got to be February and we had an ice storm here and that was enough. He came to our back door and howled his head off until my wife gave in and let him in. He's been an indoor cat ever since. We even moved and brought him with us and he decided we were better than his old house and hasn't tried to run away.

He hates the other 2 cats we have. They push him around. His resting face is "pissed off look". Even when he's purring he looks perturbed.

YouTube Video can be found here.

YouTube Videos for the full cat series.

Laughing Man

Second attempt at making a mural. This time the insiration is the logo using the the anime Ghost in the Shell season 1. I had this image hanging around and wanted to see how something like this would look. It was pretty well defined so I though it would come out ok. It did.

I used a new technique for drawing to help with the speed problems I experienced on the first build. I'm now dragging cells to create the drawing instructions for the pawns. This improved performance significantly. \o/

YouTube Video can be found here.

Fist Mural: Buring 13 Logo

This is the original mural I did in game. It's using a drawing technique where I simply filled ALL the available canvas all at once and let the pawns fill it in as they wanted to. I found out pretty quickly that this was really slow as there was just too much processing that had to be done. Modifications were made to the drawing process to address this problem. Additionally I found that noise in the original image that was used mattered a lot. You can see in the timelapse I tried to clean some of it up at the end using Dub's paint tool. Making an animated gif also restricts the maximum number of colors so the timelapses aren't as clean as the final rendered images.

YouTube Video can be found here.