September 2021 Summary

HIGHLIGHTS: I was somewhat frustrated with my self-discipline this month. I had intended to get busy finishing character animation, particularly in the SU-SuitingUp sequence. However, I wasn’t idle — I got a lot of other things done. LUNATICS PRODUCTION: Worked some on animating SU-1-B (Georgiana with the Tech) and tried an experimental solution to animating […]

July 2021 Summary

HIGHLIGHTS: LUNATICS PRODUCTION: Shot reference footage of Ariel and I to help with animating in SU-1-B shot (of Georgiana and Tech). IT: Had our site surveyed by Nextlink for high-speed line-of-sight internet. Unfortunately, we need a very tall tower to get it here, so the pole won’t work, and we’ll have to make a different […]

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 […]

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 […]

December 2019 Summary

HIGHLIGHTS: Work on metadata discovery for ABX (and KitCAT) Protonmail domain account for mail Automated “Lunatics!” ink/color setup with ABX Set dressing for TB-TouringBaikonur sequence in S1E01 Rendered (most of) TB-TouringBaikonur sequence on remote render server   Dec 6, 2019 at 4:00 PM Demo: ABX File Context Discovery This is a short demonstration of […]

November 2019 Summary

HIGHLIGHTS: Finished “Devastation of the Xmas” video for SWRT Setup Eclipse/PyDev/Blender Extension IDE Started ABX Development (File & Path Context) Nov 8, 2019 at 4:01 PM Developing Blender Extensions in Eclipse/PyDev I’ve been following Witold Jaworski’s e-book, Programming Add-Ons for Blender 2.8 in Eclipse/PyDev as a way to set up my development environment, and I’ve […]

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 […]