June 2021 Summary

HIGHLIGHTS: A lot of construction work this month, as well as software development, production work on Lunatics, and professional development. LUNATICS SR-SoyuzRollout Render-Ready Finished up the “Timelapse” sequences, adding the animated padcrew billboard characters to the shots. Reconstructed the SR-1 shots, with the updated LaunchPad Mech. Started work on SU-SuitingUp This sequence is a mess […]

April 2021 Summary

HIGHLIGHTS Very productive month! LUNATICS PRODUCTION Worked extensively on the LA-Launch and SF-SoyuzFlight sequences this month. Assembled new animatics for them, identified work needed on their shots, and constructed a new full-episode animatic. Fixed or updated the sets, effects, and other modesl for the LA & SF sequences. Did some research on infrastructure for digital […]

March 2021 Summary

HIGHLIGHTS: LUNATICS PRODUCTION Worked on the S1E01-LA “Launch” sequence this month. It is very nearly finished now. Still a few tweaks here and there, and I haven’t added the extras yet in the shots that call for them. The Mission Control shots aren’t fully animated, and I haven’t pulled the Georgiana PoV shot in the […]

February 2021 Summary

HIGHLIGHTS: LAUNCH VEHICLE RIGGING Finished up the rigging for the staging of the launch vehicle for shots in S1E01-SF-SoyuzFlight sequence. BLDG 254 EXT SET Finished materials and set dressing for the Bldg254-Ext set for the S1E01-LA-Launch sequence. Got a little start on the shot, and I revised the linking plan for S1E01-LA, moving the actual […]

March 2019 Summary

HIGHLIGHTS: Started mastering Open Movie DVD Edition for S1E01 Break Even & Cost Driver Analysis for Lunatics Visited Kiriyo Studio Started “Conception to Completion” (C2C) video for Film Freedom Profit & Loss and Taxes for 2018 Completed drywall work for studio/library Started spreadsheet for modeling Lunatics episode finances Started screencasting sequence assembly for Lunatics S1E01-SF […]

January 2019 Summary

HIGHLIGHTS: Mostly IT work: migrated server, started setting up Narya.net. Shut down VPS at Rose Hosting. Using Digital Ocean now. Uploaded music to server (but not yet ingested to DAMS). Extensive documentation of our IT infrastructure and services. Adopted video screencasting/self-monitoring. 2018 P&L Statement, first run of tax returns. Jan 2, 2019 at 2:59 AM […]

December 2018 Summary

HIGHLIGHTS: Worked on Sets & Set Dressing for Launchpad, Train Station Int, & Mission Control Room Texture maps for Launchpad Ext Set Ink Tests (Different ink methods and parameters, using both Freestyle & EdgeNode) Launchpad Ext Render Tests Planning Open Movie Release Organization Additional Renders Dec 5, 2018 at 4:00 PM Study of Inking Techniques […]

Partially installed framing for office extension.

Infrastructure Projects Update

Most of my time lately has been dedicated to remodeling work on our office here in Texas.¬†This will give us more work space on-site, including a dedicated voice-recording booth (possibly we can also use it for some foley recording, although at about 3×6 feet, it’s a pretty small space for that). You might have noticed […]

Patron Newsletter for September 2015

Patron Newsletter for September 2015 is up on Patreon

Better late than never! We’ve been very busy this month, but we still have good stuff for you: a slightly-tweaked version of the presentation given by Terry Hancock to the Dallas Blender 3D Symposium on Sept 19th, including all of the slides and notes, and some information about fully rigged characters that we have getting […]

Patron Newsletter cover for August 2015, featuring the 2040 Space Station

Patron Newsletter Summary – August, 2015

We’ve published the Patron Newsletter for August, 2015. This is one of the best ones we’ve released, because it’s been a very active month for production. Chris Kuhn and Terry Hancock worked on the model for the 2040-era “Space Station Alpha”, as it appears in Part 2 of our Pilot story, “No Children in Space”. […]