Wednesday, December 17, 2008


Which grew from a barge that floats on the sea.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Where am I?

Concept art - Characters 100%, Environment 100%
Story/Script - 90%
Modeling Characters - Mr Scrim 100%, Ms. Scrim 100%, Flying Critter 100%
Modeling Environment - 100%
Rigging - 50%
Texturing Char - 100%
Texturing Env - 80%
Lighting - 75%
Animation - 0%
Compositing - 0%

Status Update

Ok, so im really happy with how things have been going. I'm also proud of myself for going back and reworking things. Its a very hard thing to do, especially if your developing something on your own. Just the redesign of the Mrs. Scrim character took me 2-3 weeks. Thats a lot of time investing in something that was already finished. But the new design makes it all worth it. Ive also been going back and reworking the story. I Have a very satisfying ending, which makes me happy. I was a little worried there for a while. I'm a big believer in an ending that makes an impact.
Hopefully this new habit of mine (take your time and make it right) will carry over to the animation. My first film, which im still very proud of, took 3 months total to finish. Thats super fast, and the final product shows that. A lot could have been tweaked, but it was my first film and I learned a lot. like, take your time =)
With that said, Im aiming to have this thing done by March 1st. That way I can submit it to Siggraph 09 (big animation/vfx conference).
All modeling/texturing/lighting/rigging will be done by the end of the year. That gives me 3 months to animate, render, composite, and edit. we'll see =)

Monday, December 15, 2008

Redesigned Mrs. Scrim!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

The End of the ending

So, im excited to say that I finally have a satisfying ending for this story. Something that will suprise and charm, at least, I hope =)
So, the story is now 100% done. The dialog/script is about 75% done. As I said before, its going to be narrated, much like my last film. But, less poetic and preachy.

I also went ahead and completely redesigned the Ms. Scrim character. The big gripe I had with the last version was not its quality, I had liked her looked, the big gripe was that she didnt really match this world. She didn't look like the same species as Mr. Scrim.
The new one is looking great, the model is done, and painting is about 75% done. I will put a pic up soon. other then that, things are still moving along well.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Mr. Scrim Character Sheet

Heres the final design of Mr. Scrim. I decided to completly redesign Mrs. Scrim, and I will post some new pics of her soon.