Not being able to work lately, I’ve tried messing around with Carrara 8.5 beta for the few minutes I could whenever I felt up to it. A few minutes here to apply an aniBlock to a character and save it off. Another few minutes to work through some needed tweaks to the animation, save and leave, and so on. It’s been a few days now, with no Carrara action at all. So this morning I loaded up an older scene I’ve saved of Mike Moir’s Mystic Gorge kit and dropped in one of those saved animated characters. Well… okay, it was Rosie! LOL She wasn’t naked or holding a sword… but she is in the Temple of the Mystic Gorge, and she’s practicing her GoFigure Martial Arts combos! I even kept her robes closed more than usual. You’d be proud of me - that’s a hard thing for me to do. Ask Rosie!
I actually had to take a nap before I could set up my cameras :( But now it’s rendering two cameras doing different things over just beyong twelve seconds. I normally don’t conduct such long renders, but I need to lie down so much, I’m thinking that this might save me some time - in that I can use a second or two from this cam, then the other, and back again - sort of thing. Maybe it won’t work as planned - but that’s where I’m trying to focus.
I’m working through my script now - making previz clips. There’s a bit going on beforehand, but I’m anxiously awaiting the day that she makes her way to EP’s cool village. This set will become revisited throughout the entire series of movies - so I’ll be making various saves of it in different states. It starts off a welcoming village in need of a hero. There are times, however, where things are much less pleasant by the time the adventurers approach.
These scenes that I save - once I’ve turned them into a movie set, are really cool to visit after not seeing them for a long time. Nerd 3d’s Thunder River, complete with all of the Waterfall Tool preloads he gives you after you buy it, is so incredibly cool! For a background setting, which is nearly never seen, but is helpful for reflections and such, is the dome from Stonemason’s Enchanted Forest. Nerd’s Waterfall tool comes with a traveling belt system to make the falls flow endlessly, and has an accompanying frothy turbulence going on at the bottom. But the river water in Thunder River has ripple morphs, and it either comes with, or he gives them to you after purchase, an animated pose file that puts the morphs to motion nicely with the flow of the waterfall. I just pulled that scene out for a look a few days ago. I want to add some additional fx via particles now. Otherwise - ready for film.
Sorry for blabbing. Miss you all. Miss Carrara. I want to post a dog gone render.