I be CompiN sooN

So my goal for this month is to composite all the shots for the film... BUT before I do that I have to create some matte paintingS... I did as much as I could in 3d but there's a few sets that could use some 2.5d extensions so thats what I'm doing now...

First I'm rendering out the elements... creating groups of hills... using Surfacespread to distribute trees, statues, etc all over them... then rendering them out twice... once with a wide lens and ones with a narrower lens... Then I go into C4d and render out an example still of a shot thats needs a matte painting and I bring it into Pshop and drop in the bg element and tweak it out till it looks right... then after I create all the bg PshOps... I'll render out other bg elements...animated clouds, the moon etc... then bring all that in After Effects and start compinG shots...

But right now I'm out of hard drive space...and Fry's is out of the Hitachi 2tb drives I've been using... I should have bought more when they were on sale for $99 last month... I only use Hitachi and Seagate drives as I've found they have been very reliable for me (knocks on aluminum).... So I have to look around and find a store that sells those so I can get to the compiN...

The reason I've been waiting on compositing is that I've been waiting for the fx shots/fixed shots to finish rendering... there's still 18 of those in the queue + the 50 or so for the prologue and epilogue thang... BUT those should be done in about a week...

So I've been using this time while I wait to make the tutorials I've been posting on youtube, do research, business planning stuff... and I did that Left Rights Vid and I was on break for two weeks earlier this month all while my lil render boxes were chugging away...
All this stuff has really been testing my patience 0_0 I just want to be done already and move on to the next film BUT there's still a ton of work to do... when renders finish then composite...then get music hopefully so I can edit... after edit is done send stuff out to voice actors....get voice stuff back... then its on to the audio stuff.... THEN I have to prep the DVD and everything else that comes along with release 0_0 So I better put my patient hat back on and just keep banging away until the END

SHET and I'm lagging on doing this voice work for a fellow animator weirdo pal! K I go back to doin that I r supposed to doES.

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  1. how many TB's have you used by now!?!?
    you might as well go out and buy a whole damn petabyte!
    you're fucking crazy M just fucking crazy XD

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