Those are the questions you must always ask yourself when in production... I'm constantly recalculating my quota's so I know exactly where I am in production... like I know this month I only have to do 4.8 shots/day to do this months work... It takes a little time but it removes the panic/insane sense of fear and urgency you get if you don't really know where you are with deadlines looming... I updated the above image with the vertical purple lines which have the # of shots in that sequence so at a glance I can see where most of the shots congregate and also with the colors where the difficult sequences are... Hmmm I wonder why I'm planning to finish before October? ^ ^
Anyway I spent most of the night doing R&D trying to do poor mans volumetric ground fog for this shot... There's no FumeFx plug for c4d... I think 3 diff liquid plugs came out recently but they are either mega expensive or they have horrible UI's so I came up with my own using the Mograph module... I'll do a video tutorial for this in the future...but yeh you can only stall for so long trying to come up with a new way to do something as most of this should be done in the pre-production or the construction phase I like to say... cause the quota is looming...
Speaking of tutorials! I would be putting out more c4d tut's but Camtasia causes BSOD's on my workstation and I can't have that so I uninstalled it... when I'm done with production I'll make a TON.... I want to make THE definitive HOW to make an animated feature film with C4d series now that I'm pretty good at everything in 3d... I want to share it with you because its not that difficult ^ ^
THE HARD PART is staying on top of the work... not getting lost... project management is HUGE as is motivation... how to stay on task and motivated? Sound like a problem for anyone?
I'm still thinking about what the best way is to share all this info with the world... is it a book? If so? In print or e_pub? A video tutorial series? Some kind of interactive lesson thang that runs on touch screen devices? I dont know... let me know what you think... It's 730am I better go to sleep... quota will call tomorrow ^ ^