3 weeks/ 10 minutes



So I've finished animating the first 10 minutes of the film... I've broken the film into 45 sequences based on location for workflow purposes... So I did Sequence 1 & 2... As you can see in the pic two more shots need to render...then I can load all the img sequences into After Effects to make the temp .mov's to drop into the edit... I think its more than 10 minutes though cause I added a lot of shots that weren't in the animatic... but yeh... Then all the shots from sequence 2 that are done will go on to render...

THoughts so far...

Running out of drive space... My render server drive is a 1tb drive and it only has 335gb free right now... I'm rendering 1920x802 exr sequences... an Rgba pass and a depth pass... on average a 10 second shot is 1gb total for both passes... Deleting the project folders off the render server for the finished shots will reclaim a lot of space but its apparent that I will need to buy more drives (Thanks to THorgin for donating to the hard drive fund ^ ^)

Motion clips are awesome... I'm using C4d's motion clips extensively... I find them very easy to use and flexible... its a smart thing to create the most common motions for all your characters before production...

Really need to pay attention to scene optimization to keep the fps up when animating multiple characters in a scene...

If you put 8 hours of work in each day....things will get done... well duh right? ^ ^ but really... consistency is key....

The original storyboard is just a rough guide... I redid the storyboards for both sequences before I started them and will probably do that for the whole film... I have a totally different point of view now and I have to update the film as such...

The time of thinking/planning is over...now is the time to act... you have to trust that you really did squeeze the best out of your story/theme so that now you can just focus on the animation from shot to shot and get it done...

I'm kinda tired ^ ^ I was scheduled to finish this sequence on the 23rd but I finished early so I can do something else for one day...

Comments

  1. wow it's the 20th already..and you got it done 3 days in advance! Very nice!

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  2. It's awesome that everything's progressing as planned... You know you're getting good at estimating a job's time when you are occasionally ahead of schedule -- something I'm still learning.

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