Final post for a long while

So it has apparently been more than a few months since my last post.  Wanted to update things if only say that things are over and done with.  Production and the semester has ended very badly as multiple issues have erupted in my personal life.  I did make an attempt at the last scene of the film, the FBI interrogation scene.  However, I grossly overestimated how strong the schools renderfarm would be with nonphotorealistic subsurface scattering turned on along with various other render passes being generated for various visual effects or styles I wanted to build during compositing in Nuke.

The Warehouse scene is currently incomplete.  I do want to thank David Bammel for allowing me to use and for providing, the environment the Warehouse scene is using, including the props and texturing.  I currently have a crude mockup built but never rendered it out past an animatic, nor are the characters fully textured and shaded.  This may change in the weeks to come.

I’m currently undecided to finish this film or not.  On the one had I would like to complete it, if only to use as reference of how my skills have gotten better since its production.  On the other hand, it may turn into something that never sees the light of day and simply wastes time.

Currently, I have not graduated as scheduled, the passing of my grandfather has not been the only contributing factor.  I do plan to create a new rendition of the film with much refined character designs and more consistent aesthetics.  There is the remaining question of how much render power can be budgeted towards this film, however, the first half is rendered out, it’s only the second half that became an issue.

Going back to an earlier point.  Since most of the Warehouse scene is setup, and the bulk of the work us just rendering it out, I may indeed finish the current rendition of the film.  Running it through Nuke shouldn’t be that involved now that a Non commercial version of Nuke is offered rather than just the Personal Learning Edition.  Leaving a computer on for a few weeks isn’t that hard or complicated.  I have been rendering out the FBI scene with all the original render passes added back in for a few weeks now.

That is the current state of this project.

I would like to thank Professor Bently as my instructor and Professor Harrell as my instructor and mentor, for their help and guidance on this film.


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