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#1 ernesttx

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Posted 16 February 2011 - 05:51 AM

Hello, everyone.

Well, took longer than anticipated to complete the script for Episode 10. Not that is was a particularly hard script, it was more due to ideas, storyflow, and time to complete it. The cool thing though is that Episode 11 was written as well, so you get a two'fer. And the rest of the episodes should come easier. I was stuck on how to resolve some characters storylines, the main arc, etc.

With that, I'll be chronicling the process more. It will be more for a "Behind the Scenes" kind of thing. For me, it's always nice to see how something gets made, as well as, watching the episode. That way I can appreciate more certain aspects of what I'm watching.

Also, I will be exclusively using Zign Track for all the dialouge actions vs. dope sheet. I want to compare the processes in a full episode.

Plus, I have to rig all the characters with the face model that I'm going to be using in Zign. Almost done with that process.

So, long and short of it, I will begin animating this weekend and posting snippets along the way. :) Whew, finally.

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Thanks for hanging in there to everyone. :D

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Posted 16 February 2011 - 06:27 AM

Thanks for the update Ernest. I've been curious about what you've been up to lately. Your website seems much more accessible. For your next iteration I'd like to put in a request for just a little more imagery. Simplicity is good but your images and characters are what really draws me in. Not suggesting a change now... just when you update it next. I'm looking forward to hearing more of your progress with Zign Track. As I recall, on 'Subject 99' you left us on quite a cliffhanger!
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Posted 16 February 2011 - 06:30 AM

Thanks, Rodney. I'll be putting in more imagery. I've been delving into texturing and UV wraps, thanks to Will's tutorial. My initial tests with Zign Track were very promising. But, I'll have some more on that later this weekend when I update the website with some pics and video stuff. :)

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Posted 16 February 2011 - 12:35 PM

Great to see that this project is still alive! I look forward to further installments.
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Posted 20 February 2011 - 05:48 PM

Welcome back! Can't wait to see what you come up with. I loved seeing the first 9 episodes. Your experience in working with television in the past really adds something to your work.
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Posted 21 March 2011 - 05:04 AM

Hey guys, me again, been busy last few weeks with SXSW here in Austin, TX. I can't gripe, lots of networking and recording bands and editing videos, etc. But, back to animating this new episode. I'm working on completing the video animatic and then it will be dialog recording time. Dialog will be interesting as none of my actors have done face tracking before, so, I have to ease them into that. But, once done, I'll have some technique videos on my site to show sort of the making of stuff. Hang in there, year of the Rabbit is proving its chaotic upheaval. Chao :)

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Posted 21 March 2011 - 06:01 AM

Dialog will be interesting as none of my actors have done face tracking before, so, I have to ease them into that. But, once done, I'll have some technique videos on my site to show sort of the making of stuff.


Nice! I'm definitely looking forward to that.
It may be strange for the actors but who knows what the experience may lead them into.
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Posted 04 May 2011 - 06:48 PM

Busy as always. I'm working on the new opening sequence at the moment. Just to let everyone know that I'm still working on the episodes. I've had to learn some new software, mostly Fusion, but I also got 3D Painter. Things are really look great so far. I apologize for the wait. Hang in there.

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Posted 05 May 2011 - 05:37 AM

Looking forward to it.
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