Spacesuit crate prop for S1E01-Prolog.

November 2020 Summary

This month, I finished up most of my data management troubles, though I do need to revisit my RAID-1 and backup systems again in 2021. I need to learn how to do proper maintenance on the new BTRFS RAID-1 arrangement I’m using for redundant storage of my project data, and I still need to set […]

Offline Hard Drive Storage

October 2020 Summary

Disaster struck in October, with a failure of the hard drive I use for project data storage on my workstation! Fortunately, I did have some backups, and I was able to recover most of the data anyway. But it was certainly a shocker, and it took me quite awhile to recover. This also made me […]

YouTube Screen Capture

September 2020 Summary

  HISTORY PROJECT I spent almost all of September exploring my personal past. I figured out several techniques for collecting files by date and constructing monthly summary videos from the years before I started creating worklogs and this written log. This turned out to yield a lot of useful information. My main methods were: Using […]

August 2020 Summary

HIGHLIGHTS: CLOUD CONTROLLER CREATED This month, I added the Cloud Controller rig and the Horizon Rig and their respective geometries to my sky rig, completing it for use with the Baikonur Cosmodrome exteriors (and also other Baikonur exteriors). LAUNCHPAD MECH UPGRADED I also re-rigged the Launchpad mech to allow for some additional animation I discovered […]

July 2020 Summary

HIGHLIGHTS: SUN & MOON RIG A lot of innovative work this month! I finished creating the astronomical part of the “Sky Rig” for the timelapse sequences in “Lunatics!” S1E01-SR-2. This is meant to be an impressive simulated timelapse effect shot of the Soyuz rocket being erected on the launchpad (actually two of them, with a […]

June 2020 Summary

HIGHLIGHTS: TACTIC S-Types, schema, & workflow development New color-check monitor installed & calibrated Adapted worklog recording to dual-monitor setup Worked on sunrise and day lighting in Lunatics S1E01-SR-2 Lunatics is still in the doldrums, with me stuck on the lighting for the “timelapse” shots in the “Soyuz Rollout” sequence (S1E01-SR-2). Despite putting a lot of […]

May 2020 Summary

HIGHLIGHTS: Migrated KitCAT and Lib-Ray into Eclipse workspace / Git Started a TACTIC project for setup testing Purchased new monitor headphones and 24″ color-check monitor Reviewed sockets IPC programming in Python for KitCAT May 18, 2020 at 4:00 PM S-Type Icons for TACTIC/KitCAT This last week, I started working on setting up a test multimedia […]

April 2020 Summary

HIGHLIGHTS: CoViD-19 / SARS-CoV-2 epidemic continues and we are self-quarantined New ADSL modem from Windstream, after old one burned out in storm Using Seafile routinely now Created most of a TACTIC role for Ansible deployment Installed TACTIC experimentally on Giles Lots of construction work. Grim news coming in about the CoViD-19 Pandemic. This is going […]

March 2020 Summary

HIGHLIGHTS: Received colorimeter. Tried to use it on monitor, but monitor is too far out of alignment to fix, apparently. Backed up project data to archive Blu-Ray disks Setup volume storage system on Giles (using MergeFS) Installed Seafile on Giles Learned how to set up a Samba share (used it to share the volume storage […]

February 2020 Summary

HIGHLIGHTS: Worked on Project History and Archiving Completed 2019 federal tax returns Assembled “Down the Rabbit Hole” as an Open Movie Learned how to work with Kdenlive “Archived Projects” Migrated most content from lunatics-unversioned Migrated sound effects library and cleared licenses Feb 22, 2020 at 4:00 PM Sunlight Armature Rig I am creating a sunlight […]