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 […]

July 2019 Summary

HIGHLIGHTS: Andrew Pam – render server offer Keneisha Perry moving to just model + rigging Finishing PC-1 sequence to be render-ready Shadow lamps and rendering benchmarks Alice In Wonderland Act 1 editing for DVD Cleaned office Upgraded RAM on Sintel Released the Episode 1 Preview Trailer Started render of PC-1 sequence on Celestia (donated server […]

September 2018 Summary

HIGHLIGHTS: Marketing Research Contact from Maurice Thomas, who wanted to do some voice acting for us. I got him to replace a couple of parts I had filled in for, including the ep. 2 news anchor and one of the military astronauts. Article on barcode printing completed on commission. Web/Social Media art Animation tests for […]

August 2018 Summary

HIGHLIGHTS: Website plan to migrate archives into S3 storage stopped by lack of FUSE support with Rose Hosting. Article commissioned on Zebra barcode reader support with Linux / Open Source software. Query from Maurice Thomas about voice work. Disk and jacket art designs for Open Movie edition of “Lunatics!” episodes 1-3. Experimental animation of flame […]

June 2018 Summary

HIGHLIGHTS: Subversion/Trac Installation Notes (Migration Plans) New Soyuz reference photos (including button labels and the Orbital Module interior). Adding extras characters to the Mission Control Room set. Tests on SU-SuitingUp. Animation review for TB-TouringBaikonur, PC-PressConference, and TR-Train sequences. Blocking for the LA-Launch sequence. Whole Episode Animatic (Supplement). Jun 3, 2018 at 4:01 PM Ansibling… My […]

TACTIC Replication & Backup

TACTIC Replication & Backup

I’ve been considering how we want to set up our virtual-studio asset-management system. There are a number of problems I’ve wanted to solve to plan for the future: The source archive is already around 15 GB. This is the original art, Blender models, sound effects, and some rendered video. There’s another 47 GB in the […]

 

Ansible School

After several abortive attempts to write an Ansible script (“playbook”) for installing our server repeatably, and thus it making it possible to maintain properly, I realized that I clearly do not know what I am doing. So today is “Ansible School”. It turns out there are a lot of tutorial videos on YouTube about it […]

Rendering of Moon model

Moon Day 2016

Happy Moon Day! This is the 47th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. We are still involved in renovating our studio space and setting up the server upgrades we have planned. It’s a lot of IT work and I’m still learning how to use the tools to do it. I’ve successfully created two offline […]