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Glad to hear about the progress!
I'm loving that rendered shot you aquaintence sent over. The lighting and animation look pretty good.

It does look like the ship passes through a part of the bridge as it decends, but otherwise I'm loving it.

Looking good! Keep it up.

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Yes, I felt like the ship and also the camera clipped the beam. I also felt like the ship sped up a bit after it landed, rather than slowing due to friction. I'm not exactly sure without looking at your motion curves.

Also, and this something that bothers me even in professional CG shots, is that the camera should have realistic physical limitations as far as speed, accelleration, change of direction, etc. Maybe it has difficulty keeping up with the ship it's shooting, maybe struggles to keep the ship in camera frame, as if it were actually being shot from another ship rather than a virtual camera. Even if there isn't supposed to be another ship there, traditionally in live action we've seen things shot from helicopters or cranes, so when a virtual camera doesn't have the physical limitations of a traditional camera, it can feel floaty and fake, even if the subject is well animated.

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A small update since last week was a bit "meh" on progress.

the bridge scene is now built at the micro scale, no idea if its going to be used but hey, this only took 3 hours to build so its not like it took any time really mini/wink

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And another small (medium sized) update:

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And another week has passed!

New member on the script team, the other guy hasn’t provided any content so far so I had to move on sadly.

As always, if you would like to help, there are many things that can be done that I can’t do or would help speed up the building process, and your assistance would be greatly appreciated!

The tower construction grows!

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Another week has passed, this week 2 new script writers have come on board, Pritchard & Kenton.

Also, the wall was built & the reactor is on its 2nd version.

And reactor:

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Wow. Great work!

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Not sure if it will be used, but there you go

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Looks great!

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Wow! its been awhile!

So lets get to some updates!

firstly, There has been a ton of progress on the script, so much so that we have roughly the 1st scene nailed down for writing.

And the assets are about 30% done. Peweh. That last 5% was a killer! Dropship:

So the last few weeks have been somewhat slow, but I have a great reason! I am moving! I've lived in the same house for 19 years that was a good deal too small for my family. And as you can guess that can throw a monkey bar into the gears of a well oiled brickproduction. Things happen.

Here is V2 of the bridge, it might be too narrow but we'll see. Also cool, the bridge plate is a piece that is super rare and was discontinued in 2003!

Needless to say, we all love to visit the tower! located ever so conveniently after the reactor room you can take this lovely subway to see all of your favorite - err spoiler alert (not telling)

And lastly on the subject of moving items, water. It ebbs, it flows, and soon Pritcherds film will be out for everyone to enjoy!

OFC, when he asked for a small issue to be fixed, I went ahead and ruined it!

Ehh what a friends for right?

till next time!